Forget Pegasus, new spyware ‘Hermit’ now being used by governments

Cyber-security researchers have unearthed a new enterprise-grade Android spyware called ‘Hermit’ that is being used by the governments via SMS messages to target high-profile people like business executives, human rights activists, journalists, academics and government officials. The team at cyber-security company Lookout Threat Lab uncovered the ‘surveillanceware’ that was used by the government of Kazakhstan … Read more

5G captive networks: Telcos threaten boycott over nod to Big Tech

Even before the bids are called, 5G auctions are fast turning out to be a turf battle between the well-heeled telecom operators such as Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea and the new-age Big Tech such as Google, Amazon, TCS and Cisco as the two sides fight over the issue of deploying high-speed private networks … Read more

How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul

“After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul” is a genuinely engrossing new book. It follows the paths of two men who shaped the post-Steve Jobs period at Apple: Tim Cook and Jony Ive. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Something is loading. When … Read more

Uae-based Emirates Telecom Buys 9.8% Stake In Vodafone For $4.4 Bn

Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC “e&” (Etisalat Group) on Saturday announced the acquisition of approximately 2,766 million shares in Vodafone Group Plc aggregating to $4.4 billion. The shares represent 9.8% of Vodafone’s issued share capital. The transaction is in line with e&’s ambition to be a global player in telecom and technology and to increase … Read more

Apple’s Steve Jobs Used Vacations for Big-Picture Brainstorms

An early Apple engineer said Steve Jobs would use his vacation for big-picture brainstorming. Sometimes that would mean Jobs calling employees five or six times a day. Those chats would cover new technologies and what’s next for Apple. Something is loading. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs appears to have also struggled to turn his brain off … Read more

Tejas acquires a 5g equipment company

Tejas is acquiring 100% of Saankhya Labs (SL), a Bengaluru headquartered Company focused on developing telecom products and equipment. Key points to note – Acquisition is in two stages 1st stage – 64.40% for Rs 283.94 crore cash to be completed in 90 days 2nd stage – Balance 35.60% after 1st stage through merger or … Read more