To understand the important things and/or events that happened in technology the week of July 22nd to July 28th, 2019.
Evolve Funds Group Inc. ("Evolve") has announced the inclusion of a 5G technology category to theEvolve Innovation Index Fund (TSX: EDGE), "providing Canadian investors the opportunity to participate in the next wave of mobile connectivity. As global carriers invest billions in the development of the 5G network, this innovative technology is on the brink of disruption." Evolve's President and CEO, Raj Lala stated: "This will help fuel a huge rise in Internet of Things technology allowing for a smarter and more connected world. This will be critical in many aspects of our future lives including self-driving cars and robotics."
A prototype of SpaceX's Mars rocket lifted off Thursday night for a landmark test.
President Trump tweeted Friday that he will not exempt Apple from paying tariffs "on parts for the new Mac Pro, which Apple will reportedly assemble in China. Final assembly of the current version of the Mac Pro takes place in Texas."
TikTok owner ByteDance is developing a smartphone. "According to Chinese financial magazine Caijing, the new phone has been in development for seven months."
Australian regulators are planning to "launch the world's first office dedicated to scrutinizing algorithms used by tech giants such as Facebook and Google."
City Power, a major electricity supplier in South Africa's largest city suffered a ransomware attack, leaving some residents without power.