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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Microsoft is adding a new app to the Office portfolio. Called "Sway," the app can be used to easily create and share a polished, interactive, web-based canvas of your ideas.
Facebook said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following criticism fasced over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names.
Royal Philips will appeal the jury verdict in the patent infringement lawsuit by Masimo Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Philips.
Toshiba today announced the launch of a class of e-MMC embedded NAND flash memory products that are among the world's smallest.
ARM and TSMC today announced a new multi-year agreement that will deliver ARMv8-A processor IP optimized for TSMC 10FinFET process technology.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
To cater to the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market, Intel today extended the Intel IoT Developer Kit by releasing the Intel XDK IoT Edition, simplifying the development of IoT apps written in JavaScript.
Twitter on Wednesday gave $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for research related to the development of new technologies to make sense of semantic and social patterns across the broad span of public mass media, social media, data streams, and digital content.
The Windows 10 Technical Preview is currently available and offers the latest from Internet Explorer -- HTTP/2, Chakra performance improvements, top-level domain parsing changes and the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box.
Chip design company ARM today released a new operating system that could play a big role in building out the Internet of Things. Called mbed OS, the operating system aims to provide a common software layer for securing and connecting the devices expected to be hooked up to networks in the coming years.
Mozilla's Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle is a reality. It’s called Matchstick and Mozilla is looking for help to create apps for this new device.
ARM today introduced two new physical IP implementation solutions for its silicon partners to help simplify the path to implementation for their FinFET physical designs.
AMD today demonstrated the first network function virtualization (NFV) solution on AMD's 64-bit ARM-based SoC codenamed "Hierofalcon," which is now sampling to AMD's embedded customers.
In recognition of the extra effort it takes to uncover vulnerabilities in Chrome, Gogole is increasing its reward levels and is also making some changes to be more transparent with researchers reporting a bug.
JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, subsidiaries of Japan-based JVCKENWOOD Corporation, have merged to form a single subsidiary, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.
It turns out search engines just might play a role in whether consumers choose to use pirated content or buy it.
McKinsey & Company has released a new report on barriers to internet adoption around the world. Facebook worked with McKinsey on the research as part of its efforts with Internet.org.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Microsoft's next operating system will be called "Windows 10" and was described by the company as its "most comprehensive platform, ever," featuring a single store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased, and updated across all of these devices.
Google is launching an improved version of Google Drive that's free for educators and students, ofering them unlimited cloud storage space and access to Google Vault for message archiving.
MPEG LA has made availabile the HEVC Patent Portfolio License.
EBay Inc on Monday said it would spin off PayPal payments business into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015.
TSMC and ARM today announced the results from a key FinFET silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLE implementation, using ARM Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors on TSMC’s advanced 16nm FinFET (16FF) process technology.
Google is planning to offer new music streaming choices in coming weeks, by enhancing the Youtube video service and the All Access subscription service.
The European Commission (EC) has told Ireland it believes it gave illegal state aid to Apple. In a letter published today and originally sent to the country in June, the EC is accusing Irland of helping the computer giant through special tax arrangements.
Intel and Mitsubishi Electric today announced a new collaboration to develop next-generation factory automation (FA) systems with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and a pilot program at Intel’s backend manufacturing facility in Malaysia.
Apple has released a patch for Shellshock software vulnerability disclosed last week, although the company had said it posed no risk to most users.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The European Commission (EC) will accuse Apple of benefiting from illicit state aid in Ireland, based on findings of an investigation into tax deals.
TSMC on Monday announced the foundry segment’s first ultra-low power technology platform aimed at a wide range of applications for Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device markets.
Facebook has rebuilt the Atlas Ad platform and is launching it, promising to tackle today’s marketing challenges, like reaching people across devices and bridging the gap between online impressions and offline purchases.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, warned that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments interested in controlling it.
Friday, September 26, 2014
As Yahoo brings more resources in its core focus products - search, communications, digital magazines, and video - other products and sevices have to go.
BT has unveiled the results of new field trials that show 'ultrafast' broadband - with combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps) - can be delivered via a mix of fibre and copper.
European Union privacy regulators want Google to make its privacy policies easier to find and understand, clarify what data it holds, in order to comply with EU law.
Hackers have begun exploiting the new "Shellshock" computer bug, using worm viruses to scan for vulnerable systems and then infect them, researchers warned on Thursday.
Intel will invest $1.5 billion in a 20 percent stake in two semiconductor units of China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup, the company said on Friday.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Facebook will reportedly win unconditional EU approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp ,Reuters reported on Thursday.
TSMC, in collaboration with HiSilicon Technologies Co, Ltd., has produced the foundry segment's first fully functional ARM-based networking processor with 16FinFET technology.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Microsoft has signed an agreement with LG Electronics Wednesday to broaden their business partnership beyond the mobile segment and develop new business opportunities focusing on the "Internet of Things" (IoT).
PayPal has entered into agreements with Bitcoin payment processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin. Starting today, these agreements let PayPal digital goods merchants accept Bitcoin with an integration through the PayPal Payments Hub. This will be available to merchants in North America first.
ARM Holdings on Tuesday unveiled the ARM Cortex-M7, a new chip design suited for factory automation, cars and home security systems, underscoring the company's focus on the Internet-connected industrial and household devices.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Earlier this month, the European Comission told Google that it had to improve its settlement terms in an antitrust investigation over its search practices or face charges.
It's been less than a year since Beats Music was bought by Apple and reports indicate that the future of the streaming music service or even the Beats Music brand is not clear.
Facebook will unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Monday, September 22, 2014
MediaTek today launched MediaTek Labs (http://labs.mediatek.com), an initiative that allows developers of any background or skill level to create wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has installed ASML's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine, which is crucial to the development of 10-nanometer process technology for semiconductor manufacturing.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Oracle Corp Chief Executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.
Security researchers, Dropbox, Google, and the Open Technology Fund today announced Simply Secure, a new organization focused on making open source security tools easier to use.
The collaboration between Apple and U2 seems to go beyond the release of the rock band's latest albun via itunes. A new digital music format is in the works, according to U2's leader Bono.
AT&T continues to deploy fiber to multi-tenant office buildings in the U.S. and announced a new U-verse High Speed Internet service for businesses - AT&T Business Fiber - that provides businesses operating in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings with fast broadband speeds.
Online retail giant Amazon.com has paid nearly $4.6 million for the top-level .Buy domain, according to the latest auction results posted online by ICANN.
Toshiba is developing the BiCD transistor array TB62xxxA series as the successor to its bipolar transistor array TD62xxx series, which has found use in a wide range of applications, including motor, relay and LED drives.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Apple is set to announce a new product launch event on October 21st, where the company is expected to reveal new iPads and make OS X 10.10 Yosemite officially available.
Some of the web’s biggest users of open-source gear have thrown their weight behind the TODO ("talk openly, develop openly") project called to to help solve the problem of utilizing and releasing open source software.
CyberLink’s PowerDirector 13 flagship video editor has been overhauled to offer a suite of more than 100 dynamic design tools, customizable transition video and audio effects, and integrates the new CyberLink Cloud service, providing a new for users to backup and share their projects and templates.
Sony on Wednesday said it expects a deeper than expected loss as a result of a 180 billion yen ($1.7 billion) impairment charge for its smartphone division.
Apple on Tuesday began offering an additional security protection for iCloud account users, following the theft of nude photos from several celebrities’ accounts last month.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
IBM is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and even make predictions.
Google has seen a 15% increase in requests from the U.S. government for data on its users since the second half of last year, and a 150% jump since it first began publishing this data in 2009, the company said Monday.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has made changeds to its Wi-Fi Direct certification program, allowing the easier linking of two devices outsdide a LAN range.
Since the California law wouldn't allow Google to test self-driving cars on the road unless they have manual controls and a backup driver onboard, the company has just revealed its latest car prototypes with temporary steering wheels and controls.
MediaTek today announced its MT7628, the first 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/Router System on Chip (SoC).
Monday, September 15, 2014
Microsoft is obviously set to to detail its next major version of Windows - codenamed Threshold - in a press event scheduled for later this month.
Samsung Electronics will hold a two-day conference on open-source to allow developers to share ideas on the new industrial trend.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The New York Times reported on Friday reported on Friday that servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co were acccessed by hackers though no money was taken.
Friday, September 12, 2014
TSMC's 28-nanometer High Performance Compact (28HPC) process is currently in volume production, making it the most power- and cost-efficient solution among all 28-nanometer technologies in the foundry segment.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Google has started porting the first Android apps to Chromebooks, in an attempt to to bring desktop-like applications to Chrome OS.
Facebook says that it will be able to serve better and more relevant ads through the user's News Feed by taking into account users' reactions and feedback.
Good news for users of Microsoft's OneDive and Apple's iCloud Drive services. Microsoft is removing the 2 GB file-size limitation from both consumer OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, while Apple has made the iCloud Drive a little bit more competitive than before.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Google is pursuing a host of projects that combine hardware and software, including self-driving cars, delivery drones and Internet-connected thermostats. Now the company turns into healthcare.
Sony's plan to offer pay TV channels via the Internet by the end of this year seems to be proceeding well following today's agreement with Viacom to feature offer 22 channels through the upcoming Internet-based live TV and video on demand service.
Wednesday, before the opening day of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Microsoft announced new media services, including HD-quality live streaming that supports popular devices and platforms, end-to-end content protection capabilities, and a new service that simplifies the indexing of audio and video content and makes it easier to search.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
PayPal will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world's second-biggest Internet payment network to virtual currency transactions.
The European Commission’s Competition Commissioner said over the weekend that Googles’s proposed antitrust settlement is inadequate and added he would seek further concessions from the Internet giant.
Toshiba and SanDisk on Tuesday celebrated the opening of the second phase of the No. 5 semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab 5) and the start of construction of the new No. 2 fabrication facility (Fab 2) at Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba's NAND Flash memory plant in Mie prefecture, Japan.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Microsoft has made a s step forward in making Office 365 even more personalized and tailored to each person with the release of Office Delve (previously codenamed "Oslo") to the company's Office 365 business customers.
You may soon start seeing a "buy" button in some of your tweets as Twitter increases its e-commerce efforts.
Google has made Glass available to everyone who live in the US, have $1500 to spare, and loves technology.
Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices, as part of its strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Intel is going to collaborate with the Fossil Group, a company that specializes in consumer lifestyle and accessories, to further develop wearable technology for the fashion industry.
A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books, Google announced on Friday.
Taiwanese metal casing manufacturer Catcher Technology said Friday it is investigating accusations of labor law violations at one of its China factories.
In the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal through iCloud, Apple plans to take additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts and will start sending alerts to iCloud users when "suspicious" activities are tracked.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Google is offering Web server administrators a newly updated free module that makes the delivery of web pages faster by a number of techniques used to compress content.
Google has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store for use on Android mobile devices.
Fujitsu Limited, NTT Corporation, and NEC Corporation today have achieved a successful transmission test of the world's top-level, 400Gbps/channel-class digital coherent optical transmissions technology, marking a step toward commercialization.
Pioneer and Treasure Data collaborate to enable new automotive industry services based on telematics data.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Broadcom today announced a powerful 5G WiFi (802.11ac) 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip for mobile devices.
Toshiba today announced the world's highest speed quantum encryption system at the QCrypt 2014 conference, to be held on September 1 – 5.
Google Inc said a its Quantum Artificial Intelligence team is launching a hardware initiative to design and build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.
Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it has acquired Canadian mobile cloud-printing solution provider PrinterOn, saying it would make headway in establishing a new standard in the sector.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Apple today issued a statement on the recent hack and release of celebrity photos, saying that that the recent theft was not a result of a widespread breach of its systems but was instead due to a "very targeted attack" on individual accounts.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Apple’s iCloud service may have been used to illegally access nude photos of actress and celebrities, an issue that could hurt the company's profile as it prepares to unveil its newest iPhone.
Japanese commpany has announced a new device that allows you to experience the presence of objects as if their entity existed there physically even in the virtual world.
Korean researchers have developed high-quality graphene quantum dots that are equal in size and highly efficient in emitting light, paving the way for the devlopment of paper-thin displays.
LG Display held an opening ceremony of its first overseas LCD panel fabrication plant in Guangzhou, China, expanding its presence by adding to its existing module assembly plant in the city.
A Chinese anti-trust regulator has given Microsoft20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Intel has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at rival Qualcomm, to step up efforts in mobile and Internet-connected gadgets.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering goods, the Internet company said on Thursday.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), the world's No. 3 contract chip maker, will form a chip production joint venture with Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Dropbox is consolidating its three Pro account options into a single plan that's priced at $9.99 per month and includes 1TB of storage, while ot also added new features.

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