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Monday, February 08, 2016
The Chair of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s privacy watchdog, issued formal notice to Facebok to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have a Facebook account.
Verizon is seriously considering bidding for Yahoo's assets, as Yahoo has been considering altenatives for its core Internet businesses.
Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, announced that Hossein Yassaie has stepped down as Chief Executive, as the British company warned it would make an operating loss this year.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
"Twitter is here to stay," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday via Twitter, following a report that timelines on the platform would soon change by putting tweets out of reverse chronological order.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 hit the Southern Taiwan on February 6 and several semiconductor, optoelectronic and photovoltaic players at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) had their production lines shut down.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Since the middle of 2015, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.
At this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), both Micron and Samsung Electronics presented papers outlining their latest eforts in the NAND flash technology, with Micron's approach to gain more interest.
Foxconn is close to reaching a deal to acquire Sharp over the next two to three weeks, after the two firms reportedly reached a consensus on most points at a meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou said.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
ARM has made available the ARM Artisan physical IP platform and ARM POP IP for United Microelectronics Corporation's UMC 28HPCU, an enhanced 28nm process technology.
Samsung's new 128MBit SRAM made using 10nm FinFET technology is 38% smaller than a similar part in Samsung’s 14nm process, the Korean company said at the ISSCC 2016 in San Francisco.
Sharp's final decision regarding the future of its LCD business is expected in about a month, but new reports from Japan says that the Japanese company has already decided to come under the wing of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in a takeover deal worth more than 600 billion yen ($5 billion).
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
On February 10, Google will premiere the first of its YouTube Red Originals.
Lenovo Group posted a 19 percent growth in profit amid lower revenue gains in its third fiscal quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
Microsoft has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SwiftKey, whose software keyboard and SDK powers more than 300 million Android and iOS devices.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. The data pact should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by companies such as Google and Amazon across the Atlantic.

Struggling Yahoo today announced a strategic plan to simplify the company, narrowing its focus on areas of strength to better fuel growth, drive revenue and increase efficiency in 2016 and beyond.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology that can be installed on a server in order to search at high speed through an enormous archive to find even partial matches of a designated still image.
During the ISSCC 2016 (International Solid-State Circuits Conference), Sharp Corp. received an ISSCC 2015 Demonstration Session Certificate of Recognition for a touch-panel system and stylus accessory the company demonstrated at last year's conference.
Toshiba has developed the world’s lowest power consumption radio receiver architecture that meets Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standards. The Japanese company has also developed a 4-Mb-class memory circuit using STT-MRAM for processors and system-on-a-chips (integrated memory.)
Google's digital-ad business remained very profitable during the last quarter, helping its new parent company, Alphabet, become the most valuable U.S. company ahead of Apple.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced a new Album Award methodology for its 58-year-old Gold & Platinum Program, the award for recognizing artistic achievement in the music marketplace.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Researchers at Microsoft have been working on Project Natick, a Microsoft research project to manufacture and operate an underwater datacenter.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The CIA has decided to give people a look into the agency’s alien investigations from the 1940s and 1950s.
Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology Group) on Sunday appeared very optimistic about his company's chances of buying struggling Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp.
LG Electronics has takes the lead over rival and larger Samsung Electronics when it comes to sales of home appliances, according to the latest data released by the compapanies.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Amazon.com has been reportedly planning to offer an expanded music service that will feature more music than its existing Prime Music service.
Facebook is banning private gun sales between people on its social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Google has unveiled that it paid a former Google employee who managed to buy the "google.com" domain more than $12,000, in order to get it back.
Apple has been remarkably silent when it comes to its plans to enter the Virtual Reality (VR) market. Apple CEO Tim Cook this week broke the silence, said that virtual reality "has some interesting applications," so much so the company has already compiled a secret team of hundreds of people to work on the technology.
Foxconn has reportedly raised its offer for Sharp to 659 billion yen ($5.44 billion), a deal that would dilute existing stockholders. On the other hand, Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) says it has yet to decide on its potential rescue plan for the struggling Japanese company.
Sony's gaming division and the sales of PS4 (hardware/games) have helped the company maintain its third-quarter earnings, despite the slowdown in the premium smartphone market and thus, in Sony's image sensor business.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
During Q2 fiscal 2016, Microsoft made $6.3 billion in net income on $25.7 billion in revenue. In short, the strong sales of cloud, server and Surface PC products offset the weaker demand for phone and the Windows OS.
As browser vendors have either removed or announced timelines for the removal of standards based plugin support, Oracle plans to retire the Java browser plug-in, frequently the target of Web-based exploits, about a year from now.
European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager said Thursday she's ready to investigate Google parent Alphabet's 130 million-pound ($185.5 million) tax deal with the U.K. if there are complaints.
Slowed component shipments from sluggish demand in smartphones and fall in chip and display panel prices ate into Samsung's balance sheet for Q4 2015, while burgeoning demand for premium TV sets and consumer products helped to offset losses in the electronics giant.
Lite-On Technology plans to focus on cloud technologies, LED lighting, automotive electronics, biomedicine and industrial automation during 2016, according to the company's CEO.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7 percent of the market, according to Gartner, Inc.
Google has developed the first artificial-intelligence (AI) software that learned to play an ancient Chinese board game called Go and is capable of beating professional human players.
Facebook's fourth-quarter revenue topped estimates, boosted by the company's advertising business via videos, mobile devices and the Instagram photo-sharing service.
The European Commission (EC) has imposed fines of €137,789,000 on Melco (Mitsubishi Electric) and Hitachi for participating in a cartel for alternators and starters with another firm, Denso, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
A patent filed Tuesday in the United States by Google describes a "delivery receptacle" designed to take packages from an "aerial delivery device" for deposit to a secure location.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015, despite the slow down of the iPhone sales.
Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux now lets you choose to receive push notifications from websites if you give them permission.
Beginning today, Periscope users can broadcast live directly from their GoPro HERO4 camera.
Sony Corp. has announced that it has reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor and its major shareholders to acquire the company, for 212 million U.S. dollars.
Samsung SDI Co. plans to invest total 3 trillion won ($2.5 billion) for the next five years in its automotive battery business and add a production base in Europe.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Spotify is going to start rolling out videos to Android users this week, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft is making tools that its own researchers use to speed up advances in artificial intelligence available to a broader group of developers by releasing its Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) on GitHub.
Baidu joins the crowded field of autonomous driving cars and plans to to have their autonomous cars running in 10 Chinese cities within three years.
Clonee, County Meath, will be the site for Facebook's newest data center in Ireland, the company announced.
Twitter is losing four members of its executive leadership team, including its product and engineering chiefs, CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted late Sunday night, as he struggles to revive the company's growth.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Apple's Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company's electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Google said on Friday it agreed to pay the UK tax authority 130 million pounds in back taxes, in a deal that could be considered as more than favorable for the internet giant.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Google’s federal lobbying expenses in 2015 topped $16 million for the second year in a row, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla, announced a new browser or better a browser-based ad-tech platform called "Brave." As a browser, Brave blocks outside online ads and ad tracking, as he sees advertising and privacy as the Principal-Agent conflict of interest woven into the fabric of the Web.
SK Hynix will try to catch up with other players in the DRAM memory market such as Samsung, by increasing the mass production of 20-nano class DRAM first and finish the development of 10-nano class DRAM by the end of this year.
Facebook is launching the Facebook Sports Stadium, a dedicated place for sport fans to experience sports in real-time with their friends and the world.
The state-backed Japanese fund Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) isreporteddly frontrunner to rescue Sharp, ahead of a rival approach from Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision), according to the latest reports.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Microcontroller, analog and flash memory IC vendor Microchip Technology Inc. has agreed to buy Atmel for about $3.56 billion and Dialog Semiconductor, previously set to buy Atmel, has been paid a $137.3 million termination fee.
Dutch manufacturer of computer chip making systems ASML Wednesday announced 2015 a "record" year for sales which rose to 6.3 billion euros ($6.9 billion), with net profits leaping by 15 percent.
IBM forecast weak earnings for this year after reporting an 8.5 percent fall in fourth-quarter revenue.
Spotify is stepping up the competition against Apple Music and European rivals Deezer and Tidal with a pair of acquisitions aimed at making it easier to discover and share music with friends.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a new three-part initiative to ensure that Microsoft’s cloud computing resources serve the public good.
Apple has applied to set up its own stores in India, as the iPhone-maker looks to tap new opportunities and expand in one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets.
Alibaba Group Holding will work with Nvidia on cloud computing and artificial intelligence, and announced plans to develop a big-data platform.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Microsoft announced today that it is acquiring MinecraftEdu, a version of the popular video game created specifically for teachers and classrooms.
Fujitsu Laboratories, the University of Tokyo and Toho University, have developed an authentication technology for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that reduces the time needed for authentication in the Transport Layer Security (TLS) cryptographic protocol by nearly 80%.
Monday, January 18, 2016
A Japanese public-private fund is considering increasing its proposed investment in Sharp in order to beat a beat a rival offer from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry.
Speking during the company's recent investors meeting, TSMC chairman Morris Chang remained confident that the company will lead the 10nm foundry market segment, and even outlined foundry plans for beyond.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Starting from the end of January, Apple will start charging for iTunes Radio, its music-streaming service, the company said.
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)on Friday said that its latest system for collecting domestic telephone records implements policies, procedures, compliance safeguards, and metrics that minimize the civil liberties and privacy impact.
Friday, January 15, 2016
The U.S. Department Of Transportation (DOT) and 18 automakers are taking a strong stand for a new proactive, collaborative approach to safety.
Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is planning to raise its offer to acquire Sharp by 40 percent, Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said Friday.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Intel has managed to keep its revenue at high levels during 2015, mainly due to its wealthy Data Center, Internet of Things (IoT) and Non-Volatile Memory businesses.
Yahoo has released the largest-ever machine learning dataset to the academic research community, aiming at advancing the field of large-scale machine learning and recommender systems.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Microsoft has acquired technology assets underlying the UC Commander product suite from Event Zero, a provider of management software for Skype for Business Online.
LG Electronics plans to expand its solar energy solution business with a multimillion dollar investment to expand its solar panel manufacturing capabilities in South Korea.
Google has created a virtual reality (VR) computing division with Clay Bavor, the executive running its product management team, to run the new arm.
IBM has once again topped the list of annual U.S. patent recipients, receiving 7,355 patents in 2015, marking the 23rd consecutive year of leadership, according to a ranking by patent analysis firm IFI Claims Patents Services.
Google is seeking for more partnerships with automakers and suppliers this year to accelerate its work on self-driving cars.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Jide Technology, founded by three ex-Google engineers, has released a public alpha version of Remix OS for PC, an edition of Android built for Intel x86 processors.
Samsung SDI introduced a prototype of battery cell for electric vehicles (EVs) that the company claims it delivers world’s top energy density.
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will set up an independent committee to inspect its facilities, following reports that workers developed ancers and other illnesses at semiconductor factories.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Tesla Motors on Sunday rolled out new software that will let some of its electric cars park in a garage or in perpendicular spaces without a driver behind the wheel.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Juniper Networks said on Friday it would stop using a piece of security code that analysts believe was developed by the National Security Agency in order to eavesdrop through technology products.
Apple has registered domain names related to automobiles including "apple.car," adding to speculation about the company's plans to develop a vehicle.
Google, eager to demonstrate its self-driving vehicles are safe, says that its high-tech cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and its subsidiary Nippon Polytech Corporation have jointly developed a new grade product of solder resist to be used for manufacturing of Chip on Film (COF) circuits.
Global technology and telecommunications companies are objecting a proposed U.K. law that they say would let British intelligence agencies engage in mass surveillance and force them to give the government access to encrypted communication.
Among the drones competing for attention in Las Vegas at CES is the Ehang 184, the world's first passenger drone equipped with sensors and computers in order to navigate and fly autonomously.
According to a earnings guidance released by Samsung Electronicson January 8, 2016, the company's operating income in fourth-quarter slided 17.5 percent from the previous quarter, mainly due to poor performance of the company’s semiconductor business.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
The Renault-Nissan Alliance will launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the next four years, the the partnership's leader said on Thursday.
Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12, 2016, pushing PC users to switch to Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Annapurna Labs, an Israeli company acquired by Amazon last year, today announced the Alpine platform-on-chip and subsystems product line designed to power digital services for home gateways, Wi-Fi routers, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
BlackBerry outlined its plans Wednesday for building autonomous car software, jumping into a race with the likes of Apple, Google and Tesla Motors.
Netflix subscribers watched 12 billion hours of programming on the Internet video service during the final three months of 2015, a nearly 50 percent increase from the previous year.
Qualcomm announced at CES a new family of automotive processors, as the company aims to shift the pace of development in the smartphone market to the automotive arena with modular designs.
Intel showcased the power of technology to deliver new experiences throughout daily life. From the digitization of sports, to advances in health and wellness, to unleashing human creativity through music, art, robotics and invention, the company announced a number of collaborations, products and new technologies.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Panasonic has developed single cable and connector solution that enable the transmission of uncompressed full-spec 8K video signals - an image of approx. 33 million pixels (7,680 X 4,320) and 120 frames/sec.

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