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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Yahoo unveiled a plan for a tax-free spin-off of its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, responding to pressure to distribute to shareholders its prized investment valued at roughly $40 billion.
Apple reported a 29.5 percent jump in quarterly revenue, driven by record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China.
Microsoft has released a new free version of its Power BI set of business-intelligence tools for managing, visualizing and interacting with data.
Twitter on Tuesday added the ability to send a private message to a group as well as adding a video recorder that allows users to shoot, edit and post video directly from Twitter’s mobile apps.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) on January 23 filed a suit in the Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen City alleging that products of Yantai Shield Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. and U.S.-based Intematix Corporation infringed on a patent for red phosphor owned by MCC and National Institute for Materials Science.

MCC seeks an injunction on the production and sale of phosphors in China and damages in this lawsuit.

Software maker Jon von Tetzchner launched a new internet browser on Tuesday, designed more to attract users of fifth-place Opera than to dethrone leading browsers like Google's Chrome.
Outages took down a number of Internet services Monday night, including Facebook, Instagram, HipChat, and possibly others. Hacker group The Lizard Squad took credit but Facebook denied there was any hacking attempt.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Microsoft said on Monday ots fiscal second-quarter profit fell, as slow personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company had a one-time tax expense relating to an audit in the United States.
Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with a studio that will produce virtual-reality films and will show its first short movie at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, the company said.
Dell SecureWorks has launched a new service to help organizations detect and protect against advanced and evasive threats.
LG Display has signed a new OLED Technology license agreement with Universal Display Corporation, a move that will enable the Korean company to create energy-efficient OLED isplays and lighting using the UniversalPHOLED technology and materials.
A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages that insult the Prophet Mohammad, Turkish media reported.
Monday kicks off with news about new hacking attacks against the official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Russia-based online dating service Topface.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Sony said Friday that it would delay the report of its earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31 as a result of the recent hacking attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Microsoft has made available the newest build of the Windows 10 OS to Windows Insiders - people chosen to text and provide feedback to Microsoft. The new version 9926 adds some new features that Microsoft demoed on Wednesday.
Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science revealed that improvements should soon be expected in the manufacture of transistors that can be used, for example, to make flexible, paper-thin computer screens.
Recent allegations that Chinese authorities hacked into Microsoft's Outlook email service are "groundless", the official Xinhua news agency quoted Beijing's cyberspace regulator as saying late on Thursday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed "Project Spartan," a modern browser that seems to be capable of matching the appeal of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.
JOLED, a government-backed developer of organic light-emitting diode panels, has been officially estabslished this momth and plans to start mass production in Japan as early as 2017.
As you may have heard, Skype will come built into the communications suite on Windows 10 devices across your PC, tablet and phone.
Toshiba plans to consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions company on April 1.
Twitter is introducing a new feature sto your home timeline - a recap of some of the top Tweets you might have missed from accounts you follow.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
EBay plans to cut its workforce by 7 percent in the current quarter and is exploring a sale or public offering of its enterprise unit as the e-commerce company prepares to split from PayPal, this year.
Google spent a record $16.83 million on lobbying in its efforts to influence federal regulators and lawmakers in 2014, just ahead of Comcast’s reported $16.80 million, according to records filed with the Clerk of the House and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog.
Microsoft impressed an audience of journalists today at its Windows 10 event, where the company unveiled plans to bring Cortana to Windows 10, the new "Spartan" web browser, the Xbox app on Windows 10 and an entirely new holographic computing experience though the HoloLens headset.
Microsoft's today event is expected to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Facebook said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on fake news stories that can spread on its 1.35-billion member online social network.
International Business Machines (IBM) reported quarterly revenue that was lower than expected, as demand for its servers and storage products remains low.
Chinese social networking firm Tencent Holdings has shut down 133 accounts on its popular mobile messaging app for "distorting history", state media said on Tuesday.
A report by Deloitte, commissioned by Facebook, estimates that the company, with an approximately $8 billion cost base, enabled global economic impact of $227 billion and 4.5 million jobs around the world in 2014.
Twitter on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, as the microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Amazon.com said on Monday Amazon Studios would produce and buy original movies to be released in theaters and fordistribution on Prime Instant Video.
Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook email service were subject to a hacking attack at the weekend, a few weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.
Fujitsu on Monday announced the launches of FEELythm, a wearable sensor that promotes safer driving. The company also develope a technology for identifying users vulnerable to cyber attacks based on the ways they use their computers.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Facebook is seeking to advance its business related to virtual reality devices, drones and data centers, by making new investments and hiring new personnel.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Google is a part of the PwC team in the bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Following this week's announcement of Facebook @Work, China's Alibaba Group Holding is also piloting a mobile messaging app aimed at marrying social networking with business.
The European Commission has published information about the ongoing investigation into transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg.
U.K. and and the United States will increase cooperation on cyber security, Prime Minister David Cameron said, by conducting simulated attacks to test the defences of organisations such as banks.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Intel today reported a 6.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as sales of personal computers stabilized.
Glass has stopped selling Glass although the firm says the concept is not dead and that it will launch new versions of smart glasses.
Wavelength, a new online movie service currently in Beta, wants to make sharing of legally purchased movies easy.
TriLite Technologies, an image display company developing technologies for glasses-free 3D screens for outdoor digital signage, has developed the TriLite Trixel, a 3-D effects display technology that does not require special glasses.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is selling its stake in Dutch chip-equipment maker ASML Holding NV (ASML) for 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion).
Toshiba has developed a cloud system for instantaneous remote control of more than one million devices on the Internet of Things (IoT).
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Facebook is launching Facebook at Work (FB@Work), a new communication app that aims to expand the US firm's presence within offices and other places of work.
Strong growth in application-specific standard products (ASSPs) in smartphones, along with DRAM and NAND flash in ultramobiles and solid-state drives (SSDs) is expected boost the the semiconductor revenue in 2015.
CyberLink has announced the latest release of its Power2Go burning software. Incorporating a disc burning engine, a large range of mobile and media player profiles, and encryption into a unified software solution, Power2Go has been designed to bridge the multimedia gap between personal computers and portable devices.
Four companies including Apple and Google have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees.
Google has updated the Translate app on Android and iOS to allow for real-time language translation of both written and spoken content .
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed a push to update U.S. cybersecurity laws after recent hacking attacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Target.
Mozilla today released Firefox 35, which features a streamlined version of the plug-in-free Hello video calling service and also offers faster access to an app marketplace.
Apple could release a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.
Citrix XenServer 6.5, formerly codenamed Creedence), is finally out today, offering performance improvements, higher GPU density and numerous usability enhancements.
Amazon Studios has signed Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series ever.
China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for pornography violations as well asl violations related to "political news".
Facebook is partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send AMBER Alerts to the Facebook community to help find missing children.
Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system is exiting "mainstream support" on January 13, 2015, meaning that the still popular OS won't be receiving any new features or product tweaks.
Google has made a Remote Desktop app for iOS devices available for download.
Fujitsu Laboratories has development of a compact and lightweight wearable ring-type device that offers handwriting-input functionality and a reader for near-field communications (NFC) tags.
Monday, January 12, 2015
A group referring to itself as the CyberCaliphate and claiming ties to ISIS appears to have taken over Twitter and Youtube social media accounts belonging to the United States Central Command.
Microsoft has chosen a blog post to protest after Google disclosed details of another Windows flaw over the weekend.
IBM received a record 7,534 patents in 2014 -- marking the 22nd consecutive year that the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent recipients -- followd by Samsung, Canon, Sony and Microsoft.
font size="2">Google plans to upgrade its translation app to add automatic recognition of spoken languages and automatic audio-to-text transcription, according to the New York Times.
Spotify on Monday announced that it has passed the 15 million paying subscriber threshold, and now has more than 60 million active users overall.
SanDisk on Monday estimated fourth-quarter revenue below its forecast, citing lower revenue primarily due to weak sales of its retail products and iNAND storage chips.
Anonymous, a group made up of activists and hackers claiming to defend and protect democracy, have released a video statement condemning the gun attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
HP has taken a series of worldwide legal actions in its fight to combat the sale of infringing inkjet cartridges.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Uber has come under fire in many countries over licensing issues. In the latest developments, China has banned taxi apps from using cars and drivers without taxi licenses and Germany's highest court has declined to hear a complaint brought by the online taxi service over a ban on its activity in the city of Hamburg.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing will sell its LED subsidiary to fellow Taiwan-based company Epistar, the companies announced Friday.
Facebook said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth.
Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Specialty printer manufacturer Primera Technology announced the new Primera Trio, the world's smallest portable all-in-one printer.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday its annual profit fell for the first time in three years as its smartphone growth lost steam.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
In December Yahoo achieved its highest US search share for over five years according to the latest data from website analytics provider StatCounter, while Google fell to the lowest monthly share yet recorded by the company.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced the Spring ’15 release for Parature from Microsoft, adding new capabilities that empower brands and organizations to deliver engaging customer self-service solutions across applications, channels and devices.
German government websites including Chancellor Angela Merkel's page were hacked on Wednesday in a cyber attack claimed by a group demanding that Berlin sever official ties with the Ukrainian government.
NXP Semiconductors has announced a tiny automotive chip that opens up new use cases for the secure connected car and enables car access solutions embedded in smartphones or smartwatches as well as new designs for car keys.
Audio equipment maker Monster LLC has sued Apple's Beats Electronics over alleged "fraud and deceit" in the way that Beats acquired control of the rights to the "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones.
Two days after NVIDIA Tegra X1's official launch, Audi confirmed at CES that it will use the new mobile chip in developing its future automotive self-piloting capabilities.
The legendary Palm brand will revive by TCL Communication, which will create a new Palm Inc., a US-based company that will take ownership of the Palm brand.
Intel today announced a number of technology advancements and initiatives aimed at accelerating computing, including the Intel Curie module, a button-sized hardware product for wearable solutions; new applications for Intel RealSense cameras spanning robots, flying multi-copter drones and 3-D experiences.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Wi-Fi will soon include a new capability to make it easier for users to discover nearby devices, applications, and information before making a Wi-Fi connection.
Corning's Iris Glass is a new substrate that can significantly reduce the thickness of a liquid crystal display TV set, making it as thin as a smartphone.
Bitstamp, one of the largest exchanges for trading the digital bitcoin currency, has temporarily suspended service after "some" of its "operational wallets were compromised" on Sunday, resulting in loss of about 19,000 bitcoins.
Two of three global industry groups vying to establish a dominant standard for wireless charging technology have agreed to merge, bringing consumers a small step closer to throwing away their smartphone power cords.
The President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, BK Yoon called for greater openness and collaboration across industries to unlock the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) during a keynote speech at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Monday, January 05, 2015
Qualcomm on Monday unveiled blueprints to help manufacturers make LED light bulbs that use the chipmaker's wifi technology to connect to the Internet.
At CES 2015, Osterhout Design Group (ODG) introduced a new Smart Glasses platform that features new optical and electronic configurations that enable a classic design and augmented reality features.
One of the major themes at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is connecting the objects that people use each day -- clothing, cars, light bulbs and home appliances.
NVIDIA today unveiled Tegra X1, its next-generation mobile super chip with over one teraflops of processing power, delivering unprecedented graphics to mobile applications, car dashboards as well as auto-pilot systems.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
LG Display will showcase the latest advances in the display technology, including its curved OLED screens and a 98-inch Quad Ultra HD panel and transparent displays, during CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 6 to 9.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Vuzix said on Friday that Intel invested $24.8 million in the company to accelerate the launch of Internet-connected glasses.
Friday, January 02, 2015
With glass poised to become the quintessential material for unlocking new capabilities and applications, Corning will showcase at CES 2015 the critical role that glass plays in consumer electronic devices and beyond.
Samsung Electronics on Friday underlined the importance of the Internet of Things (IoT) and announced increased investmemnts in the sector.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
ZTE Corp. today unveiled a redesigned logo, presenting a new corporate identity that is aligned with the company’s strategy to focus on "M-ICT innovations for consumers, carriers, enterprises and organizations as mobile connectivity and cloud-based technologies reshape the digital landscape."
Monday, December 29, 2014
Windows 10 will reportedly launch with an entirely new version of nternet Explorer dubbed "Spartan," which is said to be a lightweight alternative to the IE 11.
Google's Gmail service was blocked in China, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Apple has started offering the Sony's "The Interview" film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio, through iTunes.

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