Apple to continue with Qualcomm modems for now; Meta’s India head leaves for Snap; Wipro names new COO from Capgemini
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Apple will continue to source modem chips from Qualcomm for the 2023 iPhone 15 lineup, MacRumors reports, citing Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Meta Platforms’s India chief Ajit Mohan has stepped down and will join rival social networking company Snap, Economic Times reports. Wipro yesterday named Amit Choudhary, a former Capgemini executive, as a chief operating officer and member of the Bengaluru IT services company’s executive board. Notes: Apple will continue to source modem chips from Qualcomm for the 2023 iPhone 15 lineup, MacRumors reports, citing Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Qualcomm said it is set to provide the "vast majority" of modem chips for Apple's devices, despite earlier expectations that it would provide just a fraction of modem chips. Qualcomm in November 2021 said that it expected to supply 20 percent of Apple's modem chips in 2023, signalling a potential shift to Apple's modem chips. Apple has been working on its modems and purchased Intel's modem chip business to get a head start. Initial rumours pointed to 2023 as the year Apple would be ready to transition, but it looks like it will take a bit longer for Apple to end its reliance on Qualcomm, according to the report. WhatsApp yesterday announced that its communities feature will start rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone over the next few months. The new feature, touted as a major update, allows the creation of sub-groups, multiple threads, and announcement channels. WhatsApp is also rolling out polls and video calling for up to 32 people at a time, according to a press release. To get started, users can tap on the new communities tab at the top of their chats on Android and the bottom on iOS. From there, users will be able to start a new Community or add existing groups. Once in a community, users can easily switch between available groups to get the information they need, and admins can send important updates to everyone in the community. In more news about Meta Platforms, the parent company of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, the company’s India chief Ajit Mohan has stepped down and will join rival social networking company Snap, Economic Times reports. Mohan joined Meta in 2019, then Facebook, from Hotstar, and served as a vice president and managing director of the India business for the social media company. Wipro yesterday named Amit Choudhary, a former Capgemini executive, as a chief operating officer and member of the Wipro Executive Board. Amit will be responsible for improving organizational operational efficiency, helping drive sustainable growth, the Bengaluru IT services company, India’s fourth biggest, said in a press release. At Capgemini, Amit was the Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Services Business Unit, as well as a member of their Executive Committee. Before Capgemini, Amit held various leadership positions at Boston Consulting Group and Cadence Design Systems and consulted with Boards and CXOs in industries including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and industrial goods. Amit is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur, and the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta. He is based in New York. Theme music courtesy Free Music & Sounds: https://soundcloud.com/freemusicandsounds
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