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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Apple, Samsung SDI, BMW and Volkswagen are among the companies prospecting for long-term deals related to cobalt sourcing, as the price for the EV battery metal skyrockets.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FOX News Channel (FNC) will launch an exclusive Over-the-Top (OTT) opinion platform entitled Fox Nation, announced John Finley, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for the network.

Qualcomm has increased its bid for NXP Semiconductors NV by 16 percent from $110 a share to $127.50 a share, as the company is trying to win NXP shareholders approval.

Sony said on Tuesday it would become the latest firm to enter into Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, through a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Fujitsu will showcase the Digital Annealer computational architecture, which uses quantum-inspired digital circuits to more rapidly solve combinatorial problems.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Facebook is ordered to stop tracking Belgian users' surfing outside the social network and delete data it's already gathered, or it will face fines of 250,000 euros a day, a Belgian court ruled.

Uber said on Friday it would introduce new safety features, including 24-hour telephone support for riders and drivers.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it met with Broadcom earlier in the day to discuss the latter's revised $121 billion bid, and Qualcomm's board will determine next steps.

MIT researchers have developed a chip that increases the speed of neural-network computations by three to seven times over its predecessors, while reducing power consumption 94 to 95 percent.

A new feature for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is the "Ultimate Performance", a new power scheme that will include special power management features to ensure performance is as best as a system will allow.

Social media companies need to do more to respond to the requests, made last March by the European Commission and Member States' consumer authorities, to comply with EU consumer rules.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Intel is placing two research bets related to Quantum computing: creating a superconducting quantum test chip, and researching "spin qubits," an alternative structure, which draws on the company's expertise manufacturing silicon transistors.

Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner Inc's Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball.

Starting from February 15th, Google's Chrome web browser remove "intrusive" ads from sites that do not follow the Better Ads Standards, and the company explained how the new feature works.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has developed a new display interface compression standard specifically designed for the handheld display market, called VESA Display Codec for Mobile (VDC-M).

Broadcom will seek the election of six, rather than 11, nominees to the Qualcomm board of directors at Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting scheduled to be held on March 6, 2018.

Gmail is getting dynamic, as Google plans to demonstrate a software programming system that would enable emails to feature continuously updating information and interactivity.

Arm today announced Project Trillium, a suite of Arm IP including new scalable processors that will deliver machine learning (ML) and neural network (NN) functionality.

Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered attacks being carried out by a new piece of malware using a zero-day vulnerability in the Telegram Desktop app.

The British government is unveiling new technology automatically detect terrorist content on any online platforms.

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) - a unified endpoint security platform that helps stop breaches - is coming to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1.

A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook's use of personal data to be illegal because the U.S. social media platform has not informed users about the treatment of their data.

Samsung SDI is trying to manufacture low-cobalt batteries or even cobalt-less batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) amid surging prices for the specific metal.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Websites including ones run by U.S. and UK government agencies were infected on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to stealthy mine digital currencies.

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou outlined a strategy shift of Foxconn Technology Group to manufacture professional-quality and affordable film cameras along with displays and related semiconductors.

Hackers attacked the internet and television services that cover the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in South Korea, although the operations were not disrupted.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

SoftBank Group, Yahoo Japan and Aeon plan to launch an online retail business in Japan, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Amazon reportedly plans to launce its own delivery service in Los Angeles, entering a market currently dominated by United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp.

Following a week of drama, Alphabet's Waymo and Uber reached a settlement and their trial is being dismissed, according to Judge William Alsup.

Today at the Facebook Communities Summit Europe, Facebook announced the Facebook Community Leadership Program, a global initiative that invests in people building communities.

Qualcomm's board of directors has unanimously rejected the revised proposal by Broadcom to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm for $82.00 per share, saying that it still undervalues the company.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Twitter reported gain in revenue driven by improvements to its app and added video content has attracted more advertisers to the social network.

Amazon and Whole Foods Market are introducting free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018.

Samsung has begun mass production of a 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution with features based on automotive specifications from the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard.

Samsung Electronics' chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was named by South Korean police on Thursday as a suspect in an 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) tax evasion case that involved the use of bank accounts held by employees.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The U.S. Justice Department announced shut down a global cyber crime ring on Wednesday, saying it had indicted 36 people who caused more than $530 million in losses to consumers.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy took off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Feb. 6, a major milestone in the company's quest to grow its customer base.

Apple has patented a new stylus that allows a user to write on any surface, even those without a touch-sensitive input.

In the next release of Windows 10, Microsoft plans to begin listing Provresssive Web Apps (PWAs) in the Microsoft Store, packaged as an appx in Windows 10.

The European Commission will assess the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple, following requests from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

China's state planner and Samsung Electronics have signed a memorandum of understanding for further cooperation on semiconductors.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Nvidia is teaming up with German tier one automotive supplier Continental to develop "top-to-bottom AI self-driving vehicle systems" built on the Nvidia Drive platform.

Apple and Cisco Systems have teamed up with insurer Allianz SE to offer a cyber risk management solution for businesses, comprised of cyber resilience evaluation services from Aon, technology from Cisco and Apple, and options for cyber insurance coverage from Allianz.

Broadcom has officially made an improved and final - according to the company - offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Qualcomm.

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after judges suspended his sentence.

Samsung Electronics is said to be planning to release application processors (AP) for vehicles.

Broadcom Ltd will reportedly make a new approximately $120 billion offer for Qualcomm Inc on Monday.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Samsung's Cinema LED Theater technology continues to expand, following implementations last year at theaters in Korea and Thailand, as well as Switzerland.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Youtube will start rolling out notices below videos uploaded by news broadcasters that receive some level of government or public funding.

Dell Technologies Inc. is weighing options, including an initial public offering or a combination with VMware Inc.

Russian web security company Kaspersky Lab responded to accusations related to everything from spying to relations with KGB/FSB, describing all this noise around the company as fiction, without substantive proof.

Cloud computing and advertising were the 'strong contributors' to Amazon.com's growth in the fourth quarter, while shoppers threw their money at the e-commerce giant, giving the company a strong fourth-quarter sales growth.

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn,) announced a major $342 million investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI), as the iPhone assembler eyes new growth opportunities beyond smartphones.

Sony's third-quarter operating profit was increased as strong profits in the music division and better sales of high-end TVs made up for slowing growth in games and image sensors.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Google parent Alphabet missed quarterly profit forecasts despite strong sales as higher expenses offset demand for ads on mobile apps, the U.S. technology company said on Thursday.

Apple posted quarterly revenue of $88.3 billion, an increase of 13 percent from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record, but the company's revenue forecast for the second quarter was below market expectations.

Six companies including Google have joined The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) to support the advancement of an open active stylus standard.

New reports required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from companies testing robot cars on the state's public roads show test drivers still had to step in often to maintain safety.

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany's anti-trust regulator, has launched a sector inquiry into the online advertising sector, responding to concerns expressed by advertisers and publishers.

Bitcoin's price dropped on Thursday to its lowest since late November, following a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and growing regulatory concerns.

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system overtook Windows 7 for the first time globally in January according to web analytics company, StatCounter.

Lenovo Group said it would miss a target to turnaround its mobile business by March, after earlier posting a quarterly loss. On the other hand, the company's core PC and smart device business is growing.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Qualcomm reported high earnings and revenue for the first fiscal quarter as demand surged for its chips used in smartphones and cars, making up for a fall in licensing revenue.

Facebook reported a slower-than-expected growth in daily active users in the latest quarter and said changes made to the News Feed reduced the time spent by users by about 50 million hours every day.

Microsoft reported quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, helped by demand for its cloud computing services and flagship Azure product.

Sony Music Entertainment and the music unit of Tencent Holdings will launch Liquid State, a new label for electronic dance music.

FUJIFILM Holdings and Xerox have entered into a definitive agreement to combine Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. and Xerox.

Honeywell and LG Electronics Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an automotive software technology and infrastructure solution to address threats associated with the vehicle connectivity technology.

Samsung Electronics reported record quarterly profit and disclosed numbers showing that it's chip business pulls in more revenue than Intel.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Facebook will ban ads promoting financial products and services that are associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency.

Fiat Chrysler has signed an agreement to supply "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to support the launch of the company's driverless ride-hailing service.

Sony will take part in SXSW 2018 (South By Southwest), the world's largest creative business conference and festivals, introducing various ongoing projects, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and its latest prototypes.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday the social media website would focus on promoting local news

Facebook its publishing its privacy principles for the first time and is rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) released its ruling on mechanical rates for songwriters for 2018 - 2022 and decided to increase the royalty payments music streaming companies must make to songwriters and music publishers.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

China's securities watchdog has fined a blogger 200,000 yuan ($31,650) for producing and spreading information that was inaccurate and market-disturbing.

Hackers have attacked computers owned by Tokyo-based Coincheck Inc. to drain the equivalent of 58 billion yen ($532 million) in digital currency called NEM.

Friday, January 26, 2018

TSMC today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Fab 18, Phase 1 facility at the Southern Taiwan Science Park. The plant will be TSMC's fourth 12-inch gigafab in Taiwan and is scheduled for production of the foundry's advanced 5nm process.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Intel reported strong profit and revenue in the fourth quarter, driven by strong growth in its data center business.

Google rolled out a new addition to its ads settings that will enable users to mute reminder ads in apps and on websites that use Google's adsense network.

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Thursday ruled that Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems cannot lodge a class action suit against Facebook Ireland, but can sue the company in his home country.

Apple seems to be ready to take on Amazon.com in the digital book market again, with a redesigned version of its iBooks e-book reading application for iPhones and iPads.

Twitter Inc is developing a Snapchat-style tool that makes it simpler for users to post videos on its app, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Alphabet Inc. announced the formation of a new subsidiary company, called Chronicle, focused on cybersecurity.

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc.

LG Electronics said on Thursday it swung to an operating profit of 366.9 billion won in the fourth quarter after reporting a loss a year earlier.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer is coming in the next release of Windows and will show you the diagnostic data collected from your Windows devices.

Imagination Technologies announced a new, high performance GPU core that supports the multiple, ultra-high resolution displays for cluster, Head-Up Display (HUD) and infotainment sustems in future cars.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Google is launching Audiobooks through its online store, making its smart speakers and virtual assistant more competitive with Amazon.com's Echo devices and Alexa voice assistant.

Facebook will make it easier for its users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May.

If you haven't yet switched to the new Firefox Quantum browser, Mozilla invites you to download the latest version, which focuses on speed and privacy.

Enginners at the MIT have made a major step toward building portable, low-power neuromorphic chips for use in pattern recognition and other learning tasks.

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed a transparent glass-based capacitive fingerprint sensor by applying the company's capacitive multi-touch technology used in its other liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk will continue to lead the electric-car maker under a pay deal tied strictly to stock performance and profit.

LG Display's fourth-quarter operating profit dropped 95 percent from a year earlier due to falling panel prices, a strong won and investments in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) manufacturing facilities.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go "cashier-less" store in Seattle on Monday.

In a self-critical appraisal of itss impact to date, Facebook acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, but added that it will aim for the good to outweigh the bad.

Facebook will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years.

Toshiba, which is expecting an antitrust approval for the sale of its memory chip unit to a Bain Capital-led consortium, is alternatively considering an IPO of its memory chip business.

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