Sony revitalises smartphone franchise with movie-style screens

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Food delivery is the hardest challenge in logistics. That’s why this startup went into it first

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Alibaba CEO rules out layoffs this year

This week reports circulated in Chinese media that e-commerce site and Alibaba rival JD.com Inc would lay off 10 percent of its senior executives. The company declined to comment directly on the cuts

Apple teams with Ant Financial, banks for interest-free iPhone financing in China

Apple is offering the plan through Huabei, a consumer credit service run by Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Apple’s China website shows

Samsung announces folding phone with 5G at nearly $2,000

All of the Galaxy series of rigid phones except the 5G will be available from March 8, with the S10+ priced from $1,000, the S10 priced from $900 and the smaller S10e from $750.

Qualcomm urges U.S. regulators to reverse course and ban some iPhones

Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices

Global e-commerce sales will skyrocket to $3 trillion by 2022: Fitch Solutions

China is the largest e-commerce market globally with total e-commerce sales forecast at $834 billion in 2019 and projected to further rise to $1.24 trillion by 2022

Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

Apple has no way of tracking the real-time distribution of these certificates, or the spread of improperly modified apps on its phones, but it can cancel the certificates if it finds misuse

Amazon does not have a Pakistan presence. These Pakistani entrepreneurs are selling on it anyway

The global e-commerce giant has ignored Pakistan, but many enterprising individuals and companies have found ways to use the platform to their advantage by getting around the legal hurdles

Two startups willing to bet that more Pakistanis will buy their groceries online

Hum Mart and Mandi Express have both set up online stores that serve the Karachi market, but both are going about their business in a very different way

Active social media users in Pakistan grow by 5.7%: Report

As of January 2019, the total number of active social media users was recorded at 37 million and active social media users as a percentage of the population were 18%

Apple fixes FaceTime privacy bug, will issue update next week

The bug was discovered by 14-year-old Grant Thompson, who, along with his mother, Michele, tried to report the bug to Apple but said they struggled to get the company’s attention until the problem gained traction on social media

Sony, Nintendo seen scoring strong third-quarter earnings as console battle reaches next level

At Sony, analysts estimate operating profit grew 10 percent in September-December versus the same period a year prior to $3.55 billion

Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand

The company’s services revenue in the past quarter climbed 19 percent from the prior year to $10.9 billion — more than any other category besides the iPhone

Buzzfeed, Huffpost setback by new wave of lay-offs

Over at HuffPost, about 10 percent of journalists left editorial staff this week or about 20 people in total

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