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Friday, February 24, 2017

Samsung Electronics today announced a series of measures to bring greater transparency and accountability in managing financial donations and monetary support for corporate social responsibility (CSR)-related activities and funds.

Alphabet's self-driving car business, Waymo, has filed a suit against Uber Technologies for stealing trade secrets in the development of autonomous cars.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is confident that it will lead its competitors in using 5-nanometer technology, as it plans to start initial chip in 1H 2019, while no clear plan has been unveiled by rival Samsung Electronics.

Qualcomm is pushing for the development of a new generation of such VR headsets with its Snapdragon 835 chipset as part of a new development kit.

Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology called Perspective, designed to help news organizations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites.

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) today announced that it has entered mass production for customer ICs based on the company's self-developed 14nm FinFET technology.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tesla today conformed that it will start volume production of the Model 3 sedan by September, while the company posted a smaller quarterly loss.

Kaspersky has officially launched KasperskyOS, a secure operating system for network devices, industrial control systems, and the IoT.

Google's researchers have used a headset removal technology to enhance Mixed Reality, allowing the medium to not only convey a VR user's interaction with the virtual environment but also show their face in a natural fashion.

Toshiba has today unveiled the latest addition in its line-up of BiCS FLASH three-dimensional flash memory with a stacked cell structure, a 64-layer device that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

EU data regulators are concerned about user data processing, after Microsoft failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with changes made to Windows 10 last month.

Google's Cardboard VR ecosystem has a commanding share of shipments and installed base, but Samsung and Sony's successful VR launches in 2016 see them split more than half of VR hardware revenues.

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company.

Samsung Electronics will showcase four Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects, delivering experiences via Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Google and Microsoft's Bing have voluntarily signed on to an initiative in Britain aimed at "reducing the availability of infringing content accessed through online search."

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inexpensive inkjet printer, raising the possibility of the creation of an ultrathin smart tablet that can be stretched.

SK Telecom will unveil its 360-degree live broadcast platform named '360 Adaptive VR Live Streaming Platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 to March 2.

LG Display CEO Han Sang-beom has hinted that the firm could start supplying liquid crystal displays to its cross town rival Samsung Electronics from as early as July this year.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Researchers have found a new method to power devices without connecting them to cords, by wirelessly transmitting power to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shipments of virtual reality headsets totaled 300,000 units in China in 2016, making it the world's second-largest market with a 15% share, according to Canalys.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Security researchers have discovered a new type of malware which targets macOS users. The company says that the malware, which it has dubbed Xagent, is capable of stealing passwords, taking screenshots and grabbing iPhone backups stored on the machine.

Xiaomi presented its own vision of how parents can keep an eye on their kid and keep it safe using a smartwatch, and also announced a smart guitar which lets you learn to play in within minutes.

Alphabet said Thursday it was closer to deployment of Project Loon's internet balloons to serve remote regions of the world, although the company will run the program with fewer balloons tham originally expected.

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lenovo Group Ltd on Thursday posted a 67 percent slide in third-quarter net profit, as supply constraints and a weak macroeconomic environment weighed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, as the company continues to inverstigate a mega-breach to its systems and is getting ready to for a revised deal with Verizon.

Asustek Computer aims to outperform the industry average this year, while expanding its smartphone business.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Microsoft has made available Outlook.com Premium, hoping to attract clients with its new email subscription service.

Facebook is launching an app for smart TVs that will help the social network's users enjoy its videos on a bigger screen.

Today Intel Security outlined a unifying approach for the cybersecurity industry that strives to eliminate fragmentation through updated integrated solutions, new cross-industry partnerships and product integrations within the Intel Security Innovation Alliance and Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA).

Toshiba confirmed it expects to book a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3 billion) writedown in its nuclear power business, citing cost overruns at its Westinghouse business. In addition, Shigenori Shiga will step down as chairman of the conglomerate.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Intel today announced the Intel Cyclone 10 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), designed to deliver fast and power-efficient processing to automotive, industrial automation, pro audio visual and vision systems.

Microsoft just announced a new tool designed to help bring to life the apps and experiences you have created for Microsoft HoloLens.

Panasonic will begin sales of its high image contrast transparent screen that enables the use of glass, such as shop windows, as digital signage on March 22, 2017.

Qualcomm today announced an end-to-end 802.11ax portfolio, which includes the IPQ8074 system-on-chip (SoC) for network infrastructure and QCA6290 solution for client devices.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

South Korea's prosecutor said it would again summon Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee on Monday to question him on suspicion of bribery.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, combining Ford's autonomous vehicle development technology with Argo AI's robotics experience and startup speed on artificial intelligence software.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint in response to customer demand for its technology portfolio.

Microsoft will refresh Windows 10 user interface later this year with Called 'Project NEON,' which will introduce animations and other elements for visualisations.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Google's Chrome now supports WebVR, which brings virtual worlds to web browsers.

Twitter reported quarterly revenue that fell short of estimates after the social-media company restructured its advertising sales force.

Toshiba has started construction of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and a new R&D center, the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi Operations in Mie prefecture, Japan, the company's main memory production base.

Japan Display Inc (JDI) has developed a transparent display with a very high transmittance of 80%, which could be used to AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) applications.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Intel today announced plans to invest more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42, which the company describes as the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world.

Samsung and TSMC presented their work on 7nm SRAMs process technology at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Twitter is trying to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, bring forward safer search results, and collapse potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

Intel provided a detailed look at its lower cost alternative to 2.5D packaging in a paper on its Stratix X FPGA, while AMD showed its Zen x86 processor sports a 10 percent smaller die than Intel's latest 14nm CPUs.

SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday it has submitted a non-binding bid to acquire a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business, adding itself to a long list of bidders that reportedly includes Foxconn, Micron and Western Digital .

Monday, February 06, 2017

Intel Unite, Intel's platform that gives employees an instant wireless connection to meetings on any of their PCs or tablets while working with existing conference room equipment, has been updated.

LG Display is constructing the world's biggest production lines for 10th generation OLEDs in Paju, a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

A total of ninety-seven companies including Apple, Google And Microsoft, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

The European Union?s Data Protection Authorities have confirmed that Google Cloud services? contractual commitments fully meet the requirements to legally frame transfers of data from the EU to the rest of the world, in accordance with EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.

Researchers have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) expected to appear around 2020.

Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organizations launched an initiative on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

A US judge has ordered Google to comply with FBI search warrants which ask for customer emails that are stored outside of the US. The ruling is diverging from a recent case in which a federal appeal court ruling concluded that Microsoft did not need to comply with such orders.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Qualcomm and TDK today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings).

Sharp has lifted its full-year profit guidance after posting its first quarterly net profit in over two years as the Japanese liquid crystal display maker pressed ahead with cost-cutting measures under the ownership of Taiwan's Foxconn.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Acer is banking on artificial intelligence technology to support long-term growth as it seeks to diversify away from desktops and laptops.

Microsoft is asking U.S. officials to grant an exception for law-abiding, visa-holding workers and students from President Donald Trump's immigration order.

Panasonic said on Thursday its avionics unit is being investigated by U.S. authorities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Fujitsu has positioned its new non-volatile FRAM (Ferroelectric Random-Access Memory) devices to meet the automotive requirements.

The European Commission has launched investigations to assess if certain online sales practices prevent, consumers from enjoying cross-border choice and being able to buy consumer electronics, video games and hotel accommodation at competitive prices.

Sony reported Thursday an 84 percent profit drop in October-December, as losses in its movie division offset healthy results in its video game business.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

According to data published Wednesday by analytics vendor Net Applications, the user share of Microsoft IE and Edge web browsers fell by a percentage point last month to a combined 25.2%.

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving cars that have been tested in the streets of California seems to be safer compared to last year, according to a report released today by the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV.)

Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, made history by defeating four of the world's best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

Facebook reported quarterly profit and revenue as the world's largest social network continues to benefit from its aggressive push into video and advertisers push to reach consumers on mobile phones.

Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics will start shipments of its 14nm FinFET in the first quarter of 2017, according to the company CEO.

Facebook is creating an app for television set-top boxes, including Apple's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New features and improvements are coming to the Microsoft Edge browser, including new ways to organize tabs, support for WebVR and the ability to read books from Windows Store through the browser.

Panasonic is partnering with Taiwanese chip foundry United Microelectronics Corp to develop and mass-produce an advanced power-saving version of resistive random access memory, or ReRAM.

Daimler, one of the world's top auto manufacturers, has striked a deal with Uber, to introduce and operate their own self-driving cars on Uber's ridesharing network.

A new edition of Windows 10 will soon be released. Known currently as 'Windows 10 Cloud' the OS will reportedly be designed to compete with the Chrome OS rather running from the the cloud.

Japanese Pioneer is establishing a joint venture with Konica Minolta for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting business, and sells its CATV-Related equipment business to Technicolor.

Canon's chief financial officer on Tuesday responded to reports that his company could invest in Toshiba's chips business, saying that it would be a difficult proposition for Canon as it needs to prioritize investment for its own growth.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dropbox on Monday unveiled two new products - file synch and content collaboration tools - as part of a years long effort to build up its business offerings.

Memory chipmakers and analysts predict that the average price of benchmark memory chips rose 26 to 31 percent last year and that it will continue this year as supplies remain tight.

The so-called 'six strikes' Copyright Alert System -- warnings that internet users who have been downloaded copyrighted content could receive from their ISPs -- is already part of the history.

Japanese trust banks will reportedly sue Toshiba over its 2015 accounting scandal, a new headache for the conglomerate as it scrambles to offset a separate imminent multi-billion dollar writedown.

Sony said Monday it will book a write-down of 112.1 billion yen ($976 million) over losses related to its movie operations amid the anticipated shrinking of the DVD and Blu-ray disc market.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Google, Apple, Tesla, Uber and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

South Korean SK Hynix this week announced financial results for its fiscal year 2016 and also revealed general plans for 2017, related to the production of new types of memory and the expansion of production capacities.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Alphabet reported high revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 on the back of increased mobile and YouTube video advertising.

Microsoft's reported a 3.6 percent rise in fiscal second-quarter profit on Thursday, bolstered by rising customer sign-ups for cloud-based services including Azure and a stabilizing personal-computer market.

Toshiba said Friday it will spin off its chip business in a move expected to raise funds for offsetting massive write-downs in its nuclear operations.

Intel predicted first-quarter sales on improvements in the personal computer and data centers. Revenue will be $14.8 billion, plus or minus $500 million, the company said Thursday in a statement.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Google has introduced a new parking difficulty icon in Google Maps for Android that'll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you're on the go.

Apple will soon join the Partnership on AI, an artificial intelligence research group that includes Amazon.com, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of connection control technology for LTE and Wi-Fi to boost communication speed in areas with Wi-Fi.

Facebook has hired Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality efforts just days after he quit Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Facebook is unveiling a feature resembling Snapchat's Stories, directly within the Facebook application. The company also announced three updates to Trending, a feature that shows people popular topics being discussed on Facebook.

Google says that in 2016, the company took down 1.7 billion ads that violated its advertising policies, more than double the amount of bad ads we took down in 2015.

Korea's SK has acquired a controlling stake in silicon wafer manufacturer LG Siltron for 620 billion won ($531 million).

Google is moving to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to the Raspberry Pi, the low-cost credit-card sized computer typically used by schools and the maker community for programming devices.

LG Electronics on Wednesday reported its first quarterly operating loss in six years as it failed to revive its money-losing smartphone business amid weaker sales of home appliances.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The European Commission is inviting comments on commitments offered by Amazon to address competition concerns relating to parity clauses in contracts with publishers.

Yahoo on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, and said the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications should be completed in the second quarter.

Record performance of memory chips and growing demand for flexible displays more than compensated for the major setback for Samsung from the discontinuation of Galaxy Note7, with the company to finish the year of 2016 with the second-best-ever performance.

LG Display recorded strong earnings for the fourth quarter ended December last year thanks to shift to larger-size panels, recovery in panel prices, demand for small- and medium-sized displays for mobile and wearable devices.

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