Multiple members of the US Congress fired off letters to Apple this week about reports that iPhones not only store data about their owners whereabouts but leave unencrypted copies of the information on users’ main computers. Read more
Locking horns with the Chinese government has not been good for Google’s internet search business in China. Data released on Friday shows Google has lost market share to Baidu - its main competitor – for the fifth quarter in a row. The internet giant currently has 19.2 per cent share of the market, while Baidu has 75.8 per cent. That’ s a decline of 11.8 percentage points since the beginning of last year, when the search giant first announced its partial retreat from the mainland to Hong Kong.
But it’s not all bad news for Google. While it’s search engine numbers are declining, Google’s overall revenues from China are not.
Tech news from around the web:
- Reuters reports that Apple has completed its cloud music service. iTunes customers will be able to store their songs on a remote server and stream them anywhere with an internet connection.
- Google has launched a promotion for users to test its beta coupon service, Offers, TechCrunch reports . The first city Google Offers is released in is Portland, Oregon.