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Apple & Google Work On Virus 'Contact Tracing'

Google and Apple unveiled a joint initiative Friday to develop a coronavirus smartphone "contact tracing" tool that could potentially alert people when they have crossed paths with an infected person.The move brings together the largest mobile operating systems in an effort to use smartphone location technology to track and potentially contain the global COVID-19 outbreak.The initiative would allow apps to be created enabling smartphones powered by Apple software and Google-backed A

12 April 2020
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Worldwide smartphone demand has declined

The smartphone market is down but not out, with high prices and other factors combining to chill what had previously been a red-hot sector.Fresh surveys show global sales had their worst contraction ever in 2018, and the outlook for 2019 isn't much better.Still, analysts don't see the sun setting any time soon on the smartphone era, seen as a must-have device for many people around the world."They don't have a viable replacement yet," independent Silicon Valley analys

4 February 2019
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Apple cuts outlook amidst 'challenges'

Apple cut its revenue outlook for the latest quarter Wednesday, citing steeper-than-expected "economic deceleration" in China and emerging markets.The rare revenue warnings from Apple suggested weaker-than-anticipated sales of iPhones and other gadgetry, in part because of trade frictions between Washington and Beijing.Apple shares slid some 7.6 percent in after-hours trade on the news.The company slashed its revenue guidance for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, ended 29 December,

4 January 2019
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Apple valued at US$1 trillion

Apple – the culture-changing company behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad – hit another milestone on Thursday, becoming the first private-sector company to surpass US$1 trillion in market value.Shares of Apple finished the formal Wall Street trading day at US$207.39, topping the magic number two days after the California tech giant reported strong quarterly earnings.The landmark is the latest victory for Tim Cook, who faced scepticism when he took over as chief executive in 2011 from ailing iconi

3 August 2018
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