Neowin News Feed for: Global Neowin News Feed for: Global en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Huawei launches Women Developers program for Int'l Women's Day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Huawei Women Developers program has been launched by the Chinese firm today to boost gender equality. It offers women, worldwide, skills and tools to advance in their technology careers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:52:01 +0000 Global smartphone sales fell 5% in 4Q20, says Gartner <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Shipments of smartphones globally decreased by 5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Over the whole year, sales declined by more than 12% compared to 2019. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:34:01 +0000 Google employees worldwide walk out in protest against sexual misconduct mishandling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google employees from all around the world will be walking out in protest of the company&#039;s recent cover-up of the sexual misconduct accusations against Android co-founder Andy Rubin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:42:01 +0000 Microsoft to exercise GDPR policies not just in Europe, but worldwide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has said that in addition to adhering to the guidelines and rules set by the European Union&#039;s GDPR act in the continent, it will also enforce them for all users around the globe. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Thu, 24 May 2018 15:26:01 +0000 HTC announces information on the international release of the Vive Focus <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>First launched in the Chinese market, HTC announced today that its tetherless Vive Focus headset will launch in several markets later this year, taking on the likes of the Oculus Go and Gear VR. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:01 +0000 Microsoft expands the Mixed Reality Partner Program to include SIs and digital agencies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is expanding its Mixed Reality Partner Program, welcoming systems integrators and digital agencies, enabling them to build unique mixed reality solutions for customers around the world. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:34:01 +0000 The unique NuAns NEO with Windows 10 Mobile is going global on Kickstarter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The NuAns NEO Windows 10 Mobile handset, with its unique design and covers, is finally going global. Those interested can get it for as little as $270 while supplies last on Kickstarter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:54:01 +0000 Microsoft to announce worldwide voluntary recall for some Surface Pro power cables <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is preparing to announce details of a worldwide voluntary recall affecting AC power cables sold with its Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 tablets before July 2015, due to an overheating risk. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:10:01 +0000 Massive raid shuts down more than 400 dark net websites, worldwide arrests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dark net sites hide a user&#039;s identity by routing their traffic through a series of computers. They have been associated with illegal activity so many of them are being shut down in a global raid. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:02:02 +0000 Microsoft announces nine new countries for Office 365, now available in 140 markets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that nine new markets will now be able to buy Office 365 subscriptions, bringing the total number of Office 365 markets around the world up to 140, up from just 40 in 2011. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:36:01 +0000 Bing will soon no longer suck outside the USA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/520938655bing-yellow.png" alt="" /></div>Bing has primarily been focused on US users but a new job posting shows that Microsoft is about to improve the quality of its service around the world and hopefully grab more market share. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:10:44 +0000 IDC: Windows Phone will grow to 6.4% share by 2018, as BlackBerry crumbles to 0.3% <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/154730683smartphones.png" alt="" /></div>According to industry analysts IDC, BlackBerry&#039;s global market share in 2014 will be just 0.8%, and will fall further to 0.3% by 2018 - by which time, they say, Windows Phone will have grown to 6.4%. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 28 May 2014 21:38:48 +0000 Google ousts Apple as world's most valuable brand, Microsoft rises to fourth <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has ousted Apple as the most valuable brand, according to a survey. Apple&#039;s brand value fell by $148 billion, a drop of 20%, while Google&#039;s grew to $159 billion, a 40% increase over 2014. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Wed, 21 May 2014 18:03:39 +0000 Global smartphone shipments exceeded one billion in 2013 for first time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/154730683smartphones.png" alt="" /></div>Global smartphone shipments topped one billion in 2013, and just under a third of these were from Samsung, which shipped more than twice as many handsets as Apple, whose market share shrank last year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:22:40 +0000 Nokia unveils Asha 501 handset in dubstep TV advert <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/914600424asha.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a new television advert shared on Facebook, Nokia has unveiled its Asha 501 handset. The 501, which looks a bit like a Lumia handset, is intended for the developing mobile market across the world. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:51:57 +0000 Analysis: Eric Schmidt says whole world will be online by 2020. Really? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/111228665news-logo-neowin-analysis.png" alt="" /></div>Google chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that &quot;everyone on Earth will be connected&quot; by 2020. But with two-thirds of the population still without a web connection, how realistic is that? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:14:42 +0000 iPhone 5 outsells Galaxy S III globally for the first time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/839659617iphone5_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>New research has discovered that Apple&#039;s iPhone 5 and 4S both outsold the Galaxy S III globally in Q4 2012, which is the first time ever. Sales of iPhones now account for one in five phones sold. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:00:46 +0000 Are businesses still reluctant to retire Windows XP? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122805389x.jpg" alt="" /></div>With Windows 8 hitting the stores today, new figures from StatCounter show that Microsoft&#039;s 11 year old Windows XP still holds more than a third of the global OS market share. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:19:17 +0000 South Korea censors internet, hides opposition to government <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/477762554s.jpg" alt="" /></div>South Korea has been found to be controlling its internet more than you might realise, ensuring you don&#039;t say anything that could be inflammatory towards the government. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:39:48 +0000 Google endorses Endangered Languages project <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2037990457tras.png" alt="" /></div>Google has provided its encouragement for the &#039;Endangered Languages&#039; project, intended to protect languages which are in danger of dying out. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:11:16 +0000 Email more popular than social networking in India <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2024673841f.jpg" alt="" /></div>Reports suggest that a large number of Indian people continue to use email over social networking, despite the rapid growth of networks such as Facebook and Twitter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:42:06 +0000 Review: Verizon Wireless global services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/uploaded/Screen Shot 2011-09-09 at 2.21.21 PM.p_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Verizon, while not widely known, has the ability to provide global cellphone coverage. Neowin tested out these services to see if Verizon&#039;s claims stand up to it its marketing hype. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:05:55 +0000 Global attacks against critical infrastructure on the rise <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>McAfee, one of the worlds leading technology security companies, recently carried out a report on the attack-state of critical infrastructure systems, such as gas, power and water and found surprising results. The firm sent a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:12:15 +0000 SourceForge falls victim to password hack; globally resets accounts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1846780437ac.jpg" alt="" /></div>SourceForge, a giant in aiding open source software and bringing developers together, has been the target of an attack regarding their login system. The attack hit multiple areas of the site, and even after taking... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alan Cone) Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:03:49 +0000 78 microsatellites to provide global wireless network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (MSCI), an established company, has announced that they are to launch a new worldwide polar communications constellation system comprising of 78 microsatellites. “The influx of millions of data-hungry mobile devices, such as smartphones and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:53:57 +0000 Thinner iPad with global connectivity in the works? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/113489568ipad.png" alt="" /></div>It is Apple tradition to refresh its key products once a year and the iPad is no different. It is highly expected that Apple will release a new iPad sometime this spring with a camera... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:29:05 +0000 The Pirate Bay sale unlikely to happen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/725521730tpblogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Some of the biggest news recently, in the shady side of the Internet, was that torrent search engine The Pirate Bay was to be sold and then converted into a legal operation. Many people were... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Tue, 28 Jul 2009 23:24:51 +0000 Global warming : Whose tech should we believe in? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>The Register has an explosive in-depth look at global warming using NASAs own numbers. The conclusion is that depending on which publicly available readings one uses, you could predict either catastrophic global warming or alarming... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:36:56 +0000 Skype Launches Low-Cost Global Calling Plans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Skype on Monday launched an aggressive $9.95-a-month international calling plan for U.S. customers that includes landlines and some cell phone calls to 34 countries. The action by the eBay unit comes just days after eBay's... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:06:12 +0000 1,800 Gather for Microsoft 2008 MVP Global Summit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. honors its 2008 Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), a highly select group of experts who represent the best and brightest in technical communities, at the 2008 MVP Global Summit April 14&ndash;17 in Seattle at... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:39:00 +0000 MySpace, BBC Reach Global Video Deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The online community MySpace is partnering with the BBC to bring some of the British broadcaster's programs to a worldwide audience in the site's first global content deal involving a major network. The move, to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:28:36 +0000 Global cell phone use at 50 percent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion -- equivalent to half the global population -- on Thursday, 26 years after the first cellular network was launched, research firm Informa said. Since the first Nordic Mobile... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 02 Dec 2007 23:40:06 +0000 UN, Google and Cisco team up against Global Poverty <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The United Nations, Google and Cisco have put together a global campaign, the Millennium Development Goals, that tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the project, called MDG Monitor,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 02 Nov 2007 01:19:53 +0000 Nokia Ups Its Global Handset Share To Near 40% <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia in the third quarter accounted for nearly four in 10 handsets shipped worldwide, as the overall mobile-phone market grew a healthy 6.4% from the previous quarter, a market research firm said. The Finnish mobile... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 27 Oct 2007 18:48:51 +0000 Live Earth Global Concerts Reach More Than 10 Million Online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At 3 p.m. EDT on July 7, Live Earth concerts on MSN reached a total of more than 10 million video streams and achieved the most simultaneous viewers of any online concert ever. Live Earth's... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:34:28 +0000 Taiwan's miCard chosen as global memory card standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Taiwanese research institute has produced a new global memory card standard, called the miCard (Multiple Interface Card), designed to work in smaller consumer gadgets such as digital cameras, mobile phones and any device with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Maher) Sat, 02 Jun 2007 14:29:57 +0000 Dell to Cut 10% of Its Global Workforce <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dell Incorporated has announced plans to cut costs by reducing its global workforce by 10%. Dell currently has a global workforce of over 88,000 employees and expects to trim more than 8,000 employees over the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:09:49 +0000 Global WiMAX market set for strong growth in 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the emergence of more WiMAX devices as well as initiatives by telecom services providers, the global WiMAX market is set for robust growth in 2008, according to Sriram Viswanathan, managing director of Intel Capital... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 16 May 2007 08:13:21 +0000 Global Hosted Operating System <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div> (Global Hosted Operating System) is a free browser-based hosted alternative to desktop client systems like Microsoft's Windows and Apple's OS X. With, all users need is an active Internet connection according to Zvi... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 06 May 2007 18:12:42 +0000 Broken botnet cuts global spam by a third <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>New email monitoring data has revealed a &quot;sudden&quot; 30 per cent reduction in global spam volumes over the past week. Security firm SoftScan believes that the drop is most likely to be the result of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:07:21 +0000