OnePlus was the only brand to grow year-on-year in US

Andreas Milano
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  • OnePlus was the only major brand to grow its sales in 2020, according to a research firm.
  • It achieved a sell-through rate of over 160% in 2020 compared to 2019.

2020 was a rough year for everyone thanks to the pandemic, and the US smartphone market was also hit particularly hard as a result. However, it turns out that one mobile brand managed to buck the trend and actually grew year-on-year in 2020.

According to Counterpoint Research, OnePlus was the only major brand to grow year-on-year, seeing sell-through/sales growth of 163%

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Australian leader has ‘constructive’ talk with Google boss

Andreas Milano

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister said he had a “constructive” meeting on Thursday with the head of Google after the tech giant threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over plans to make digital platforms pay for news.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison also welcomed the support of Google rival Microsoft, which has touted Australia’s proposed laws that would make Google and Facebook pay as an example for the rest of the world.

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google, initiated the online meeting with Morrison to discuss the draft laws that were

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Protecting Employees Doesn’t Have to Sacrifice Data Privacy

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By Otavio Freire

During the pandemic, employees have been targeted by bad actors like never before. To properly protect their employees, companies need to implement security tools that offer visibility and monitoring. However, employees will resist or avoid any oversight that feels like a breach of privacy. How can enterprises strike the balance of protecting their workforce without infringing on employees’ data privacy?

Protecting employees from cyber attacks was a major challenge before COVID-19. However, since the pandemic began, things have got steadily worse. As ZDNet said it in its 2020 roundup, COVID-19 has delivered an “extraordinary array of

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As Jeff Bezos pivots to rockets, will SpaceX’s Elon Musk stay focused on Tesla?

Andreas Milano

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and rocket company Blue Origin, have been in a space race since Musk established his space exploration company, SpaceX, in 2002.

That race may have become a little tighter this week after Bezos announced he plans to step down from Amazon’s top job and serve as executive chairman in order to spend more time on other “passions,” such as his rocket company.

While it’s not certain that Musk may be looking to shift more of his own time to SpaceX to stay ahead of Blue Origin, pulling back from Tesla

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10 things in tech you need to know today

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Spotify Falls Most Since November on Guidance Below Views

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(Bloomberg) — Spotify Technology SA fell as much as 9%, the most since November, after its full-year revenue forecast for 2021 missed average analyst expectations.

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The world’s biggest audio streaming company expects revenue for 2021 of 9.01 billion euros ($10.83 billion) to 9.41 billion euros, it said in a statement Wednesday. Analysts expected 9.28 billion euros to 10.09 billion euros, according to a consensus compiled by Bloomberg.

Spotify said that while it remains optimistic about business trends this year, “we face increased forecasting uncertainty versus prior years due to the unknown duration of the pandemic and its ongoing

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