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China insight: White Star starts a business in Hong Kong

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There has been a steady and organic rise in the number of foreign startups that have emerged in the Asian market. This steady rise could be maybe accredited to their need to outsource the indigenous solutions.  The involvement of White Star Capitals just makes it more interesting. A company which was the idea of Eric Martineau-Fortin, who’s years of experience in handling and managing mergers, has served them well to ramp up their operations.

Their Eight investors’ lineups allow them to have a great hold in New York, Paris, and London. Investing in three companies in each of the aforementioned cities. In early 2017 they started to seek out the promises from the east. China is one of the most crowded countries in terms of its market made Martineau-Fortin drop them initially. They initially went to Europe before finally getting into the Asian markets.

The unique dynamics and the uniquely diverse working populace struck a chord with them. The number of great schools, staggering amounts of engineers and their uncanny sense of attachment to the product gave them an inspiration to finally build some connections which inevitably led to the opening of their base in Tokyo. They a fairly straightforward policy of the allocation of funds, keeping a meager 10-15% for each fund outside the state of North America and allotting 75-80% which totals approximately $180 million in the year of 2018.

With keeping the three basic questions in mind they ventured into Hong Kong. Its closeness towards mainland China filled with innovative ideas piqued their interests for their North American and European ventures. The trade tensions between their parent countries with China could also not be ignored. Stating Canada’s example, White Star is pretty optimistic about the USA and China being able to solve out their differences.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL suffer online leak of screen protector images, followed by online speculations

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Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL suffer online leak of screen protector images, followed by online speculations.

The screen protectors of Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been leaked online. This online authenticates earlier reports. It mentions thick bezels on the top and bottom of both Pixel 4-series phones. The leaked screen protectors also indicated the presence of new sensors for gesture recognition. Project Soli has been there for quite some time now and Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL could mark its debut.

Some CAD-based renders also surfaced online, indicating Project Soli technology in Pixel 4-series phones.

The leaked screen protectors appeared on Twitter by a tipster who leaks unannounced developments on social media using the pseudonym Ice Universe.

According to the leak, the forehead and chin of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are supposed to be thicker than in the OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10. This indicates a lack of pop-up selfie camera module or a hole-punch design in the new Pixel series.

Moreover, the images show a capsule-shaped sensor area on both Pixel phones, right next to the earpiece. They can be motion sensors and gesture recognition.

Project Soli was announced as a radar-based gesture-recognition technology by Google in 2015. The new technology is likely to find a way among the masses with the new Pixel series.

The leaked images also suggested a dual selfie camera module at the front along with a usual array of sensors, including ambient light and proximity sensor.

Furthermore, @OnLeaks in association with iGeeksBlog released some renders about the Pixel new duo on Twitter. The design has a usual square camera bump at the back with a notch-less front display.

Photo Credit: OnLeaks/ iGeeksBlog

Last month, Google confirmed the development of Pixel 4 by releasing its official image.

China’s Nasdaq-style trading begins with 25 listed companies


Trading as per China’s Nasdaq inspired stock market has begun with 25 organizations listed by the Shanghai Stock Market run Science and Technology Innovation Board. Widely known as STAR Market, this is a measure by the Chinese government to motivate more Chinese tech companies to list locally by addressing their issues regarding governance.

Traders have warned that the primary tradings will be unpredictable because of investors buying and trading stocks. This caution was borne with trade when multiple companies halted post a surge of buying affected their circuit breakers or initiatives to temporarily pause selling and purchasing to avoid a stock crash.

The STAR Market was announced as early as last November, as a measure to reform the capital market and making a listing in China more attractive to tech companies. This was to be done by making profitability requirements more convenient. Plethoras of high profile tech IPOs like Xiaomi, Pinduoduo, and Alibaba, among others, have happened in Hong Kong or New York and the STAR market could encourage debuts of local stocks and investments. This is a high-stake subject for China, while its trade conflict with the United States exists.

Reports, however, note that the success of STAR markets is far from a surety owing to China’s recent launches of equity markets, namely the ChiNext and New Third Board, in the year 2009 and 2013 respectively.  These two launches garner far less heed and recognition as compared to their primary stock exchanges located in Shenzhen and Shanghai.

Vivo iQoo Neo 4GB RAM Variant Spotted on TENAA, Expected to Launch Soon


The new Vivo iQoo Neo 4GB RAM version was recently spotted on TENAA. The phone currently comes in a 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variant.

The TENAA listing shows that an affordable 4GB RAM option may be coming soon. Vivo, however, has not made any announcement regarding a 4GB RAM variant so far. Now that it has been spotted on TENAA, the new variant should be coming soon.

Vivo will launch an iQoo Neo 4GB RAM option soon in the future. The storage information still remains unclear about the 4 GB variant.

The Vivo iQoo Neo is currently available in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 64GB, and 8GB + 128GB storage variants. The prices are CNY 1,798, CNY 1,998, CNY 2098, and CNY 2,298, respectively. There are two color options for the phone in China, Carbon Black, and Violet. It is expected that the 4GB RAM variant will cost less than the 6GB + 64GB variant. It should be less than CNY 1,798.

Vivo iQoo Neo specifications

Apart from the RAM, the new 4GB variant is expected to have specs identical to the currently available phones.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo iQoo Neo has Android 9 Pie with Funtouch OS 9. It offers a 6.38-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, and in-display fingerprint sensor. Powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with Adreno 630 GPU.

It has a 12-mp primary camera with dual-pixel tech and an f/1.79 lens along with an 8-mp wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. A 2-mp camera is supported on the back with an f/2.4 aperture. It has a selfie camera of 12-mp and f/2.0 lens. The front camera supports AI beautification and face unlock.

It has 128GB of onboard storage, 4,500mAh battery with 22.5W fast charge support, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G VoLTE support. The phone is about 159.53×75.23×8.13mm high and weighs 198.5 grams.

YouTube to Pay For Violating Kids Data Privacy Laws in the US

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FTC has consummated a settlement with Google in the YouTube kid’s privacy breach case.

Three Republicans of the agency support the settlement. But apparently, two Democrats are in opposition. It was found that Google lacked in protecting kids who use its video streaming service. As a consequence, it collected their data and breaching the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The COPPA proscribes the targeting and tracking of users under the age of 13.

YouTube will have to pay a hefty multi-million dollar fine. But the fine money and any other outlines of the FTC settlement are not clear. The Justice Department will handle the matter now, which seldom turns down any FTC’s settlements.

There are no comments so far from the agency spokeswoman Cathy MacFarlane and Google spokesman Chris Dale on the matter.

Privacy advocates did file complaints to FTC about YouTube. They alleged that some popular channels of YouTube feature nursery rhymes, videos of people opening kid’s toys and other cartoons even though they are not meant for kids.

For Google, however, the fine is small as compared to its annual revenue. Nevertheless, there is a large dynamics of legal risks involved for both Google and the industry. Some social media sites like Instagram and Snap Chat also shared the complaints filed by the privacy advocates.

FTC has started to rethink about how to enforce COPPA after this settlement. Joe Simons, the chairman of the agency said that the updates on the process will come within a week. The rules must be rechecked based on the rapid changes in technology. Websites, video games, and other services that are not meant for children but still influence them are under FTC’s consideration.

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