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Saturday, February 28, 2015
The White House released a draft legislation on Friday that would give consumers more control over how the data they leave behind them on the internet is used.
Car-hailing service Uber said Friday it was the target of a security breach last September, which affected the names and drivers-license numbers of approximately 50,000 drivers across multiple states.
Google submitted plans on Friday for an expanded headquarters at the Silicon Valley city where the tech giant is based, presenting a vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies.
Friday, February 27, 2015
The latest measurements released by comScore show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Mozilla.
Twitter is making improvements around reporting content issues including impersonation, self-harm and the sharing of private and confidential information.
Google announced on Thursday that it has adapted its search algorithms to yield results that are better-adapted to mobile devices.
To address the demand for mobile data, Qualcomm Technologies is extending LTE to unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U), and today announced that it has integrated the technology into its latest small cell solutions and RF transceivers for mobile devices.
Toshiba has developed the TMPV7608XBG, an image recognition processor that provides high accuracy recognition and detection of vehicles and pedestrians at night.
Despite concerns for the demise of scaling, Samsung says that high performance in electronics systems for the coming decades is expected, thanks to innovations in materials, structures and processes.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet.
Lenovo Group said its website was hacked on Wednesday, its second security blemish days after the U.S. government advised consumers to remove software called "Superfish" pre-installed on its laptops.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Google today made real its Android for Work product, which was first announced last June at the Google I/O conference. Android for Work is built in to Android 5.0 Lollipop and is available as a separate app for Android 3.0 Ice Cream Sandwich through Android 4.4 KitKat.
Broadcom claims that its second-generation platform for smartwatches significantly lowers the power, size and development costs of such devices.
Gemalto, the world's largest maker of mobile SIM cards, said a preliminary company probe of sophisticated attacks against it in 2010 and 2011 showed British and U.S. intelligence services "probably" hacked into its office networks.
Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The U.S. State Department, the Department of Justice, and the FBI are offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, currently one of the FBI's most wanted - and most prolific - cyber criminals.
Toshiba has just launched the TZ1031MBG and TZ1011MBG application processors for wearable devices, as the latest additions to its ApP Lite family’s TZ1000 series.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day, an important step towards insertion of EUV lithography in volume production of semiconductors.
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the first optical transceiver circuit in which multiple circuit lanes can be laid out in parallel, paving the way for higher-capacity data transmissions between CPUs in future servers and supercomputers.
In a paper accepted for the 2015 International Conference on Semiconductor Technologies, Sharp describes a new touch-panel system that allows multiple handwriting pens (or "styluses") to be used simultaneously to input text and lines in varying colors and thicknesses.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Apple today announced a €1.7 billion plan to build and operate two data centres in Europe, each powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
South Korean Samsung SDI Co. said Monday it has acquired the battery pack unit of an Austria-based auto parts supplier, a deal that will give the Korean company a boost to its electric vehicle battery production.
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) said Google had agreed to it conducting inspections at its Californian headquarters, the first time a European Union regulator will make checks on the company inside U.S. territory.
YouTube is releasing the YouTube Kids app for children next week, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
In the latest Snowden leak, Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to eavesdrop on mobile phones.
Today, Yahoo announced at its first Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco a new suite of services designed to help developers measure, advertise and monetize their mobile apps.
JavaScript performance in Windows 10 is set to get even faster, following Microsoft's decision to support Mozilla's asm.js optimisations in the next version of its Chakra JavaScript engine set to appear in Windows 10.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up its rivalry with Apple and its payment system on iPhones.
Sony forecast a surge in operating earnings by fiscal 2017 as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai drives the company’s turnaround with games, image sensors and entertainment.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Sachin Farfade and Mohammad Saberian at Yahoo Labs in California and Li-Jia Li at Stanford University, revealed an algorithm that can spot faces at an angle, even when partially occluded.
IBM has just announced a new In-Hadoop analytics technologies to accelerate the conversion of data into valuable insight for the business.
HP today unveiled HP Haven Predictive Analytics, a new offering that accelerates large-scale machine learning and statistical analysis.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has parnered with imec, a nanoelectronics research center, for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.
The Google Developer Platform team launched a Chinese language and captioned YouTube channel, aiming to make it easier for the developers in China to learn more about Google services and technologies around mobile, web and the cloud.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Security software maker Kaspersky has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations, including the injection of a spying software barried deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving NSA the means to eavesdrop on computers.
Microsoft today announced support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in Internet Explorer.
Apple has decided to opem up access to its iWork suite of productivity apps to PC users, besides those already owning an iPhone or a Mac.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system.
LG Display on Sunday "attacked" Samsung Electronics' subsidiary Samsung Display for allegedly stealing its OLED panel technology, following a prosecution decision to indict for Samsung employees involved in a case of alleged industrial spying.
Adobe's Flash remains a big part of our online lives despite its high requirements of processing power. But Mozilla is trying to move away from the Flash player plug-in for Firefox though project "Shumway".
A global cyberattack targetted more than 100 banks in 30 countries stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, The New York Times reported Saturday, citing a report from computer security company Kaspersky.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Apple has reportedly started hiring automotive technology and design experts to staff up a top-secret research lab, with the possible intention of building a car.
Microsoft will ship a password replacement solution in Windows 10, and plans to support FIDO authentication.
Kicking off the Toy Industry Association's Toy Fair in New York today, Mattel, unveiled a collaboration with Google that gives the iconic View-Master toy a 21st century twist.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Facebook is adding a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact - a family member or friend who can manage their account when they pass away.
More than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014, according digital security firm Gemalto.
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has released two draft specifications available to the consortium's members that extend the capabilities of the Qi wireless power standard.
Mitsubishi Electric has developed three-dimensional (3-D) model reconstruction technology to reconstruct accurate 3-D models of large indoor areas, using a tablet equipped with a 3-D sensor.
Japan Display reported a strong rise in quarterly profit amid higher demand from Apple and Chinese smartphone makers.
Peer-to-peer file sharing company BitTorrent, Inc. has entered into an exclusive partnership with Rapid Eye Studios to identify, produce, and distribute original video content for the BitTorrent Bundle platform, to be known as BitTorrent Originals.
A new wearable sensor analyzes data on human behavior and uses this data to measure the "organization activation level," which strongly correlates with work productivity.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
An analysis conducted by IBM Security found over 60 percent of leading dating mobile apps they studied to be potentially vulnerable to a variety of cyber-attacks that put personal user information and corporate data at risk.
Facebook, Yahoo and other technology firms announced the creation of a "ThreatExchange" to share information to help thwart cyberattacks.
Activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple's stock should be trading at $216, valuing the company at more than $1 trillion.
Facebook has built an open modular switch platform. Called "6-pack," the networking-equipment system designed to replace products from companies like Cisco with flexible in large data centers.
Microsoft has confoirmed the acquisition of Sunrise, provider of a calendar app for iOS and Android.
Both LG Display and Samsung Display are pushing their drive for organic light-emitting diode panels as they plans to invest in constructing additional factory lines.
Chinese ZTE today launch of its new Unified Communication & Collaboration solution (UC&C), a software-based video conferencing technology designed for enterprises.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The once-popular online file storage and sharing company Rapidshare is closing, following legal troubles related to copyright infringement.
Apple will reportedly head into the car business, according to a report.
Popular online storage service Box will let businesses control their encryption keys, the encoding tools used to keep data safe.
As part of the Safer Internet Day, Google has set up a Security Checkup to review and manage your Google Account’s security settings. And if you do it, Google will add 2Gb of storage in your Drive account.
Facebook amd India's Reliance Communications will soon provide internet services on mobile phones for free, as part of Facebook's service.
Starting in the next few days, when you ask Google about common health conditions, you’ll start getting relevant medical facts right up front from the Knowledge Graph.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Qualcomm announced on Monday a settlement with Chinese authorities related to an investigation into anti-competitive practices. As part of the settlement, Qualcomm has agreed to pay a fine of $975 million (6.088 billion Chinese Yuan).
Twitter said it saw an overall increase of 40 percent in government requests for Twitter user account information since the company's last report.
The new Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) v1.4a specification released today by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) supports segmented panel display architectures, which are designed to enable thinner, lighter and lower-cost panels that use less power.
British chip designer ARM Holdings said on Monday it had bought Dutch firm Offspark, a specialist in security software for the Internet of Things.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Friday ordered Symantec to pay $17 million in damages after a federal jury found it had violated two patents owned by patent licensing company Intellectual Ventures.
Corning unveiled plans to release later this year a new product that combined the advantages of sapphire and Gorilla Glass materials.
Motorola Solutions is looking into a possible sale, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Friday, February 06, 2015
A Google-commissioned report ia advising that the Internet giant implement the right to be forgotten only in Europe.
Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Thursday and said it had striked a deal to sell 2,400 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Twitter's revenue in the fourth quarter was strong but the pace of its user growth weakened. The company also confirmed its new partnership with Google.
The U.S. Copyright Office has released a study detailing the aging music licensing framework as well as the needs of those who create and invest in music.
A data breach at health insurer Anthem Inc. has affected up to 80 million people, in a serious case already handled by the FBI.
Toshiba has entered into an agreement with SK hynix on joint development of Nano Imprint Lithography (NIL), the companies announced Thursday.
As part of its global MediaTek Labs initiative, MediaTek today announced the MediaTek LinkIt Connect 7681 development platform.
Netflix will expand this fall into Japan, as it moves to complete its global rollout by the end of 2016.
Mitsubishi Electric, Ritsumeikan University and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have jointly developed a security technology that uses the individual differences of large scale integrations (LSIs) arising during their fabrication to ensure confidentiality and authentication for interconnected devices in the Internet of things (IoT).
Kodak has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios.
Reports are circulating that Twitter has striked a deal with Google that will see real-time tweets returning to Google search results.
Once again, Apple is rumored to be in talks aimed at getting hold of content for a pay-television service.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Sony Pictures Entertainment remains in a state of breach and is actively losing files to Russian mercenary hackers, according to U.S. security intelligence firm Taia Global.
Internet service providers (ISPs) , including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by a U.S. Federal Communications Commission  (FCC ) that would subject the broadband industry to unprecedented regulation.
A new report says that Apple has been working to integrate Beats Music streaming into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV, possibly by the summer.
Sony said its net annual loss will likely be smaller than previously forecast after cost cuts and strong sales of its image sensors and PlayStation video game consoles helped its third-quarter profitability.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Twitter plamns to start selling ads that run outside its own platform in what could be the start of a broader advertising network.
SAP has launched SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), an overhaul of its core software line designed at multinational corporate customers.
Japanese electronics firm Panasonic on Tuesday reported a dip in quarterly operating profit but said that the company is still on track to achieve earnings of 15 percent this year as a restructuring strategy pays off.
Japanese Sharp said Tuesday it now expects to suffer a group net loss of ¥30 billion in fiscal 2014, which ends in March, against its previous estimate of ¥30 billion in profit, due chiefly to weak sales of liquid crystal display panels and a weaker yen.
Lenovo Group today announced consensus-beating results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014, showing a strong PC business and fast traction in the integration of its Motorola Mobility (Motorola) and former IBM System x, x86 server (System x) investments.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Members of Uber's app-based transportation company are reportedly confused and under pressure by the plans of its bigger inverstor -- Google.
Sprint will reportedly take over half of the stores owned by troubled electronics retailer RadioShack, Bloomberg reported.
SanDisk introduced a new suite of automotive grade NAND flash solutions designed for next-generation 'connected cars' and automotive infotainment systems.
Intel has agreed to buy German network chipmaker Lantiq to expand its range of chips used in Internet-connected gadgets, the companies said on Monday.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Sunday it would check whether global tech companies abuse their monopolistic control to disrupt fair competition in the local market.
Microsoft's founder Bill Gates, which returned to Microsoft in February 2014, sees a bright future in the role of robots and personal assistants in our daily lives.
Popular torrent site Pirate Bay was shut down for seven weeks by the police but its is back online obviously running on new servers.

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