India’s smartphone market grew by 10% in 2018, bucking global slowdown

As smartphone shipments drop globally and in most individual markets, including the U.S. and China, at least one region is reporting an unusual, growing appetite for handsets: India. About 145.2 million smartphone units shipped in India in 2018, a 10 percent year-over-year growth over the 132 million smartphones units that shipped in 2017, according to Counterpoint. […]

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Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Microsoft President Brad Smith said the tech industry is changed forever after a “watershed” 2018 when privacy became embedded into the global consciousness thanks to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. He said new US federal privacy laws are inevitable, and could come into force as early as this year, potentially borrowing heavily from […]