The Business Prospect of DVI Cables: Is It A Good Idea?


Technology is one of the ever-evolving domains of the world. Every day, new innovations or advancements are being made. There was a time when we had VGA display cables and DVI (digital visual interface) cables, and then we received HDMI and DisplayPort cables. Each one is better than the previous option, each more power-packed and highly resilient. However, delving into the business related to...

UK and other countries see Apple raise iCloud prices


Apple has hiked the prices of its iCloud storage plans in the UK and other countries. The price increases went into effect on June 28, 2023. In the UK, the following price increases have been made: 50GB plan: from £0.79 per month to £0.99 per month (25% increase)  200GB plan: from £2.49 per month to £2.99 per month (20% increase)  2TB plan: from £6.99 per month to £8.99 per month (27%...

Activision Blizzard’s $69 billion purchase by Microsoft is blocked by Britain


In April 2023, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) of the United Kingdom blocked Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The CMA was concerned that the takeover would reduce innovation and choice for gamers in the U.K. Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have appealed the CMA’s decision; the case is ongoing. The CMA’s decision was based on several...

EU approves Microsoft’s takeover of Activision after UK veto


The European Commission (E.C.) said Microsoft had addressed their concerns on competition issues. It comes three weeks after the U.K. blocked the deal over concerns it would harm competition in the emerging cloud gaming business. It has divided regulators worldwide, but the proposed takeover is poised to be the largest deal in gaming history. Activision and Microsoft need approval from regulatory...

UK electric car threat: Rishi Sunak talks with EU


Rishi Sunak is discussing the threat of UK electric cars to the EU. The EU plans to introduce a new rule on July 1 requiring 55% of all new cars sold in the EU to be electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. This could make it more difficult for UK car manufacturers to sell their vehicles in the EU, as they would need to import more electric car parts from the bloc. Sunak has said that the government...

Mobile phones used by government in the UK are banned from using TikTok


The UK government banned TikTok from government mobile phones in March 2023. The ban was made following a review of the app by government cybersecurity experts, who found that it posed a security risk. The app collected user data, including location, contacts, and browsing history. The Chinese government could use this data to track and monitor users or launch cyberattacks. The ban on TikTok from...

Microsoft-Activision deal blocking by CMA is not bad for UK’s reputation; unemployment increases


The Competition and Markets Authority has denied that its decision to block Microsoft’s $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard threatens the UK’s reputation as a place to do business. At a hearing before the Business and Trade Committee on May 16, 2023, CMA chief executive Sarah Cardell said the regulator was “absolutely committed to supporting competitive markets in a...

Expert taskforce to assist UK with building and adopting next generation AI


The Prime Minister and Technology Secretary have announced £100 million to begin delivery of the Government’s significant ambitions for the UK’s capacity in safe and reliable foundation models. Building on the success of the Covid-19 Vaccine Taskforce, the task force will develop the safe and reliable use of this critical artificial intelligence (AI) across the economy and ensure that...

Blocking Microsoft-Activision deal defended by UK watchdog


UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for scrutinizing and preventing mergers and acquisitions that might adversely affect competition. In January 2022, Microsoft announced its goal to purchase Activision Blizzard, a leading global video game publisher. The CMA has investigated the proposed acquisition, citing concerns that the deal could reduce competition and harm...

Smart Cities: How IoT is Transforming Urban Living


IOT SIM CARD UK IoT (Internet of Things) SIM cards are specifically designed for devices that require a data connection to the internet but don’t necessarily need voice or SMS capabilities. In the UK, several network providers offer IoT SIM cards, including: Vodafone: Vodafone offers IoT SIM cards for M2M (machine-to-machine) communication. They have a range of tariffs to choose from...


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