The U.S. Commerce Department extended a reprieve from export restrictions to ZTE Corp. through August 30, allowing the Chinese electronics vendor to continue exporting products that include U.S. technology.
Qualcomm said it filed a complaint against Meizu claiming the small Chinese smartphone vendor used the San Diego-based chipmaker's patented technologies in its 3G and 4G handsets without paying for them.
Apple has been ordered to stop selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the Chinese capital of Beijing after the handset was ruled to violate intellectual property rights, Bloomberg reported.
Driven by new deployments from U.S.-based providers Verizon and other Tier 1 Chinese operators, the long haul and WDM metro optical system market segments grew 20 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016.
Huawei Technologies is reportedly the latest Chinese tech firm to come under scrutiny by the U.S. for doing business in markets such as Iran and North Korea.
IDC predicted worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a sluggish 3.1 percent clip in 2016, revising a previous forecast that had pegged the market to grow at 5.7 percent this year.
Xiaomi will buy roughly 1,500 patents from Microsoft in a deal that will see the Chinese manufacturer install copies of software such as Office and Skype on its phones and tablets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Periscope, the Twitter-owned live streaming mobile app, is continuing to add features such as GoPro compatibility and default archiving. But correctly curating live streams as they're in progress is still a challenge, making it tough sometimes for users to find content through a text or tag search. So Periscope is working with Cortex, Twitter's machine learning R&D unit, on a livestream scanning system.
Samsung cemented its position as the world's No 1 smartphone vendor in the first quarter, according to fresh data from IDC, and Apple maintained its second-place status. But a couple other names among the top five may surprise you.
DisneyLife, the SVOD service launched last year in several countries outside the U.S., is off the screens of Chinese viewers according to Alibaba, the media company that licensed the service in the country. Ostensibly, DisneyLife was shut down for "service upgrades," but The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the issue, said regulators put a halt to the service.