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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Facebook will share with U.S. congressional investigators some 3,000 political ads that it says Russia-based operatives ran on Facebook in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election.

Tesla has been reportedly testing samples of a machine-learning chip that it developed in collaboration with AMD.

Daimler AG will spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the car maker up to battle with Tesla.

GlobalFoundries announced its new 12LP (leading performance) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process designed to increase transistor density and improve frequency potential compared to GlobalFoundries' current-gen 14LPP tech.

The European Commission (EC) may seek to implement tax reform to raise more revenue from online giants without the backing of the United States and other nations.

In the first half of 2017, growth in revenues from music subscription streaming services in the U.S. continued to offset declines in traditional unit based sales, according to a report released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Toshiba's Board of Directors has decided on the sale of all shares of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, to K.K. Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity and an affifialted consortium, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BlackBerry Ltd. is joining forces with Delphi Automotive Plc to provide the operating system for the low-cost self-driving car technology the auto-parts supplier will begin offering in 2019.

Amazon.com is working on a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Toshiba has decided to sell its chip unit to a Japan-U.S.-South Korean consortium for around 2.4 trillion yen ($21 billion) following months of talks involving other bidders.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CyberLink today released the latest versions of its Director series video editing software featuring PowerDirector 16, ColorDirector 6, and AudioDirector 8.

South Korean Government is planning to stop South Korean semiconductor and display manufacturers from building additional facilities in China in order to protect its competitive edge in state-of-the-art technologies.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Waymo's newest vehicles, the self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans, feature Intel-based technologies for sensor processing, general compute and connectivity, enabling real-time decisions for full autonomy in city conditions.

Hackers broke into Piriform's popular CCleaner software last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Advertising trade associations are concerned about the Safari 11 browser update that Apple plans to release, as it overrides and replaces existing user-controlled cookie preferences with Apple's own set of standards for cookie handling.

The Pirate Bay website has been testing a new way to generate revenue - adding a Javascript cryptocurrency miner in its website that uses your processor in order to mine Monero digital coins.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Facebook has hired artificial intelligence academic Joelle Pineau to head a new research lab in Montreal, the Silicon Valley social media company said on Friday.

One of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data and make unwanted noise while browsing. To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations.

Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the world's largest automotive alliance, announced today Alliance 2002, a six-year plan that will result in the introduction of 12 new electric vehicles by 2022 and extend the models' range.

Alphabet is in discussions with Lyft Inc about a possible investment in the ride-hailing company, Reuters and Bloomberg report.

Facebook said on Thursday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers to target based on people's self-reported education and job information.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Microsoft and Intel are offering a new cloud-computing service with more powerful encryption to secure data from hackers and government snoops.

Netflix has inked a deal with France's telecom giant Orange to be available to its customers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Cynora, a Germany-based provider of organic emitter materials for OLEDs, has unveiled that the LG and Samsung have decided to invest EUR25 million (US$29.72 million) in the company.

TSMC has made progress in 7nm and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and promotes a planar process that competes with fully depleted silicon-on-insulator, while also working in a new variant of InFO packaging.

Apple seems to play the role of kingmaker in the battle for Toshiba's memory chips business, as the iPhone maker is said to be in talks to provide about $3 billion in capital for Bain Capital's bid for the unit.

The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data for as many as 143 million US consumers was accomplished by exploiting a Web application vulnerability, company officials said Thursday.

Samsung Electronics plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, by establishing the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a new $300-million fund focused exclusively on the automotive market.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying that the Moscow-based cyber security firm could jeopardize national security.

Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable provider, on Wednesday launched a new business application and platform with faster connections in its push to boost sales to commercial customers as more consumers drop traditional cable services.

Facebook said on Wednesday it would introduce new rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it makes it too easy for providers of fake news to cash in.

Microsoft announced privacy enhancements coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for consumers and businesses that further increase your access to information and provides you more control over what information is collected

Toshiba said on Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bain Capital Private Equity LP, the lead member of a consortium currently bidding to acquire Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), memorializing the parties' intent to negotiate a definitive agreement for the sale of TMC by the end of this month.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tesla's design of its Autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in Florida, U.S. accident investigators concluded.

Autonomous vehicles rare relying on split second decisions powered by enormous amounts of data. To quickly analyze this data, higher bandwidth memory and storage solutions are required, and Micron is offering its products to the autonomous car industry.

Toshiba seems to be still negotiating with a group led by Bain Capital LP and SK Hynix and a a consortium led by Western Digital, accordign to contradicious reports.

Samsung SDI has exhibited various products which could lead the popularization of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Cars 2017) which was opened on September 12.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Google appears to be manipulating its search engine results to favor opposition to bipartisan efforts seeking to amend a key Internet law so websites like Backpage that facilitate online sex trafficking can be held accountable, Consumer Watchdog said today.

Google appealed against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine on Monday, while Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain.

Verbatim is launching PRIMALLOY BLACK, a high performance filament for material extrusion to enable designers to create 3D functioning objects where flexibility and durability are the key components.

On October 10, EU lawmakers will vote on a proposal to change copyright law, but voices urging for better reforms and already sufacing.

Xilinx, Arm, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.and TSMC today announced a collaboration to build the first Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX) test chip in TSMC 7nm FinFET process technology for delivery in 2018.

Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017, posting a 6.1 percent growth from the previous quarter, according to IHS.

Samsung Electronics has added 11-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology (11LPP, Low Power Plus) to its advanced foundry process portfolio.

Panasonic's new 3D LiDAR enables variable detection settings for viewing angles and scanning speed. The new product contributes to the use of autonomous robots that navigate inside or outside facilities with moving objects, including people.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

France, Germany, Italy and Spain want companies like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now.

Twitter is now allowing users to share access to their multiple accounts via iOS and Android applications without needing to share that accounts password.

The group that inclues Bain Capital and SK Hynix has raised its offer for Toshiba's chip business to 2.4 trillion yen ($22.3 billion) including a 200 billion yen investment in infrastructure, "sources familiar with the matter" told Reuters.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Samsung Electronics has developed the first 28-nano embedded flash memory process, which can be applied to Micro Controller Units (MCU) or Smart Card ICs.

On Thursday, Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the USA disclosed that it is investigating a data breach that may have impacted approximately 143 million Americans.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

U.S. college students can buy Spotify Premium music streaming and Hulu TV streaming for a discounted $4.99 per month, in a new student subscription bundle the companies announced on Thursday.

The Recording Industry Association of America, the British Recorded Music Industry, and other industry lobbyists have shut down piracy site Youtube-mp3.org.

Foxconn Technology Group is interested in acquiring Toshiba's memory chips unit and has outlined its offer, supported by Apple, Softbank, Kingston Technology and Sharp.

IBM and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The energy sector in Europe and North America is being targeted by a new wave of cyber attacks that could provide attackers with the means to severely disrupt affected operations, according to Symantec.

The U.S. House unanimously approved on Wednesday a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles.

Samsung Electronics will release next month the 3rd generation of ARTIK, the company's IoT (Internet of Things) platform.

Researchers in Australia have found a new way to build quantum computers which they say would make them easier and cheaper to produce at scale.

Intel has the chance to further appeal against a 1.06-billion-euro ($1.3 billion) EU antitrust fine as Europe's top judges told a lower court to re-examine the case.

An analyst claims that the figures Facebook gives advertisers about its potential reach differ from U.S. census data, renewing questions about how tech companies verify the value of their digital marketing space.

The Seoul High Court (Court) has denied Qualcomm's application to stay the operation of the remedial order issued against it by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), but the U.S. company will file an immediate appeal of the stay decision to the Korea Supreme Court.

Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric car, get an upgrade in terms of range, as Nissan fights growing competition in the electric car market.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Western Digital has reportedly offered to drop out of a group bidding for Toshiba's flash memory chip business to take a stronger position in their joint venture instead.

Facebook is trying to monetize the 1 billion daily users of WhatcApp messaging service and a future option could be to charge businesses.

Companies need to make sure that employees are aware in advance of management monitoring of their work email accounts, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.

Monday, September 04, 2017

A South Korean court on Monday rejected Qualcomm's request to suspend an order by the country's antitrust agency to change the way it licenses patents.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Alphabet Inc. is forming a new holding company designed as part of a reorganization plan and the finalization of its evolution from Google into a corporate parent with distinct arms that reach fields like health care and self-driving cars.

TV streaming pioneer Roku Inc.has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock.

Facebook has launched its Watch video service to U.S. users with plans to allow people to submit shows, as the social media network vies with Alphabet's YouTube for advertising revenue.

More than four million records of users of Time Warner Cable's MyTWC app were found unsecured on an Amazon server last month. Seperately, Facebook's Instagram found a bug that exposed people's email addresses and phone numbers, which it has already fixed.

Friday, September 01, 2017

The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17, Microsoft confirmed today.

Qualcomm today introduced its first-announced Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) commercial solution based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications for PC5-based direct communications.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The second-generation V2X full module, a communication odule for connected cars and autonomous vehicles, has been developed by LG Innotek.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Amazon and Microsoft collaborate to help Alexa and Cortana talk to each other.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Over the last few months Google started releasing updates to Youtube and will continue to throughout the rest of the year. Some of these updates are rolling out today.

Apple and Accenture are partnering to help businesses engage with customers through solutions for iOS.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. (Dongfeng) announced a new joint venture to co-develop and sell electric vehicles (EV) in China.

Google has had impressive augmented reality technology for years (Tango), and now the company is releasing a mobile developer tool to get more AR features on Android phones without hardware tweaks.

Monday, August 28, 2017

If Facebook Pages repeatedly share stories marked as false, these repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to advertise on Facebook.

Movidius, a subsidiary of Intel, launched Monday its Myriad X vision processing unit, a follow-up, after 18 months, to the Myriad 2.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Toshiba has agreed to sell its semiconductor subsidiary to a consortium that includes its current business partner, Western Digital, and two Japanese government-backed funds.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Jay Y. Lee will spend the next five years in prison after a court convicted him of bribing his way to greater control of the Samsung empire his family founded.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

HTC Corp. once ranked among the world's top smartphone makers but now the company is reportedly exploring options that could range from separating its virtual-reality business to a full sale of the company.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

LG Electronics plans to establish a factory for advanced electric vehicle (EV) components in the United States.

Today at Hot Chips 2017, a cross-Microsoft team unveiled a new deep learning acceleration platform, codenamed Project Brainwave.

Google this week will provide technical details of its new Titan computer chip, a security feature for its cloud computing network.

Toshiba is prioritizing talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business, as negotiations with a previously preferred bidder have stalled, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Google is introducing Chrome Enterprise, a single solution that gives businesses the flexibility and control to keep their employees connected.

Monday, August 21, 2017

HTC Vive today announced a $200 price reduction for Vive, the first major price drop since launching in April of last year.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new U.S. markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks.

Facebook is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

You can already ask your Assistant on your phone to make a call and soon, you'll be able to do the same on Google Home-hands-free-in the U.S. and Canada.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Apple has reportedly hired executives behind TV series 'Breaking Bad' and plans to spend about $1 billion on original programming in the next 12 months.

Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW Group, Intel and its Mobileye subsidiary, becoming the second automaker in the group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform.

Kingston Digital has added 4GB and 8GB capacity sizes to its family of DataTraveler 2000 encrypted USB Flash drives.

CyberLink today launched U, a new solution for Windows, Mac and mobile devices that simplifies online business meetings, webinar presentations and instant messaging for business.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Micron hosted an event at its headquarters today to mark the opening of a new facility which could play a critical role in the company's research into breakthrough new memory and storage technologies of the future.

Facebook is starting to roll out Marketplace to 17 countries across Europe, giving more people a single destination on Facebook to discover, buy and sell goods in their local communities.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The next generation of feature-filled and energy-efficient electronics will require computer chips just a few atoms thick. For all its positive attributes, trusty silicon can't take us to these ultrathin extremes.

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