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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Microsoft is launching a new Windows Bounty Program today, designed to expand its existing security bug bounty programs.

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin.

Facebook surpassed quarterly profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as the social media giant has attracted more advertisers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Russian Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe, a product launch that comes amid suspicion in the United States that the cyber firm is vulnerable to Russian government influence.

Ryzen processors part of a diverse product lineup helped boost AMD's earnings 19 percent compared to a year ago.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Adobe Systems's Flash technology will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.

Google has begun rounding up information about crises such as natural disasters and terrorism within its Search and Maps services.

Qualcomm has made available the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) software development kit (SDK) on Qualcomm Developer Network.

LG Display plans to invest $13.5 billion to boost production of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays over the next three years.

Microsoft's Paint app isn't being killed off yet, and Microsoft says that it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.

South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter net profit shot up nearly ninefold, helped by a strong average sales price of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and NAND chips.

Alphabet Inc., the owner of Google and YouTube, reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly revenue on Monday, maintaining a growth rate

Monday, July 24, 2017

Music streaming company Spotify is said to be close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S.

Western Digital has developed four bits per cell, X4, flash memory architecture offering on 64-layer 3D NAND, BiCS3, technology.

The second version of the Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) that powers Microsoft's Hololens will incorporate an AI coprocessor to natively and flexibly implement Deep Neural Networks (DNNs.)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology. The ride-hailing service plans to open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul passengers and gather data.

The 53% of companies in Germany have been victims of spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, the German IT industry association Bitkom said on Friday.

Microsoft on Thursday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings on the back of its cloud computing business and sales of internet-based software and services.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Movidius, an Intel company, is introducing the Neural Compute Stick, the first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained AI accelerator that delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to host devices.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology is about to enter its second generation, which is expected to bring more competitiveness to the foundry's 7nm FinFET process technology.

Qualcomm forecast fourth-quarter profit below analysts' estimates as the company's escalating patent battle with Apple continues.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Toshiba said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital to data at their memory chip joint venture, amid a feud over the Japanese company's planned auction of the chip business.

Microsoft said Tuesday that it will join the list of companies taking part in an autonomous driving technology project led by Chinese search engine company Baidu.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Bluetooth technology now supports mesh networking, allowing Bluetooth proponents to target a whole new machine-to-machine, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market.

Google has officially launched its job listings app and LinkedIn competitor Hire, a few months after its website was first spotted.

A new chapter for Google Glass is a reality. After two years in a limited program, Glass Enterprise Edition is now available to more businesses.

San Francisco startup Meta makes augmented reality headsets that overlay holographic images on the real world. The company recently announced Meta Workspace, an interface that replaces monitors, keyboards and eventually even cubicles with augmented reality.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Qualcomm on Monday lost an appeal against the penalty in a European Union court, and faces a daily fine of 580,000 euros ($665,000) for failing to provide EU antitrust regulators with information.

Samsung Electronics said Monday it striked a strategic partnership with online payment service provider PayPal for an expansion of its mobile payment services.

An administrative law judge has ruled that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have been asking for way too much data while trying to address reported pay disparities between men and women working for Google.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

At the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Disney and Lenovo gave a first glimpse at a new augmented reality (AR) experience called "Star Wars: Jedi Challenges."

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Toshiba agreed to hold off closing the deal related to the future of its memory chip unit until a hearing on July 28.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Semiconductor industry finally appears close to moving extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography into high volume production, as lithography vendor ASML demonstrated a 250-watt EUV source.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Later this year, Facebook will reportedly unveil a cheaper, wireless version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, as the company is trying to popularize VR.

The French government plans to appeal against a court ruling in Google's favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) posted second-quarter profit that missed estimates, ahead of a 10th-anniversary iPhone -- one of the year's most-anticipated gadgets.

Uber Technologies Inc. and Yandex are merging their ride-hailing businesses in Russia, through a venture that will be valued at $3.73 billion.

In Barcelona, Audi unveiled Tuesday the new flagship 2018 A8, the first Level 3 autonomous driving car to go into production, powered by NVIDIA.

Samsung Electronics has installed its first commercial Cinema LED Screen at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Korea.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Starting now, you can go live on Facebook directly from Spaces to share VR content with your friends.

Apple will establish a data center in China's inland Guizhou Province as part of a $1 billion project involving the local government, as the iPhone U.S. company moves to comply with tighter cybersecurity regulations in order to maintain cloud services in the Chinese market.

Google won its fight against a 1.12 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) French tax bill after a court rejected claims the company abused loopholes to avoid paying its fair share.

Fujitsu Limited has developed a new algorithm to estimate ongoing heat stress in workers, such as security guards, using its artificial intelligence technologies, known as Human Centric AI Zinrai.

About 80,000 websites and organizations on Wednesday are taking part in a day of protest on Donald Trump's rollback of the net neutrality rules.

Western Digital has won a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing its flash joint-venture partner Toshiba from impeding the shipment of engineering wafers to WD, as well as preventing it from blocking Western Digital employees from accessing shared databases.

IBM and Microsoft are embracing Artificial Intelligence to enhance their services and develop learning systems. IBM is revamping its Global Technology Services division while Microsoft is setting up a new research lab.

Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it had fallen victim to geopolitical sparring between Russia and the United States, and responded to "inaccurate statements" published in a Bloomberg Businessweek article earlier this week.

Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin appearing up on Messenger home screens globally after tests with users in Australia and Thailand.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Toshiba has been reportedly in talks with Western Digital and Foxconn, as well as with an already preferred bidder, as it seeks to re-ignite interest for the $18 billion sale of its chip business.

Microsoft on Tuesday called for a national strategy that eliminates the rural broadband gap over the next five years.

Semiconductor companies Samsung Electronics and TSMC are competing for the top spot in the foundry market amid rising demand for smaller and more energy-efficient chips.

At its annual Imec Technology Forum USA in San Francisco, imec research institute described work with new materials, process modules and architectures aimed at alleviating high-density interconnect challenges.

Memory technology licensor and chip vendor Rambus Inc. is working with a financial advisor to study options for its sale, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Twitter rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid.

Toshiba has developed the first BiCS FLASH three-dimensional (3D) flash memory utilizing Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology.

Monday, July 10, 2017

ZEISS, a technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries, is expanding into a new market in the semiconductor industry.

Manufacturer of chip-making equipment ASML Holding NV today announced at SEMICON West lithography, metrology and new software solutions, designed to enable chip makers to develop, optimize and control the production process at the 7/5 nanometer (nm) logic and 16 nm DRAM nodes.

Microsoft's server partners are starting to take orders for Microsoft's hybrid-computing Azure Stack appliances.

Today at Inspire, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella unveiled Microsoft 365, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Chicago club Sound-Bar will boast the first Dolby Atmos music entertainment experience in a club in the United States.

China's government has reportedly told telecommunications carriers to block individuals' access to virtual private networks by Feb. 1, tightening web controls enforced by the "Great Firewall".

Researchers at Stanford University and MIT have built a new chip that uses carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells, providing several benefits for future computing systems.

Facebook's Oculus is temporarily cutting the price of its Rift virtual reality headset, as the industry tries to figure out why the technology for immersive games and stories has not taken off among consumers.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body has publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a DRM standard for web video.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted two photos of the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 vehicle to Twitter late on Saturday.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The shortage of housing in California's Silicon Valley has gotten so severe that Facebook on Friday proposed taking homebuilding into its own hands for the first time with a plan to construct 1,500 units near its headquarters.

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region.

Samsung Electronics said Friday it expects to record a record profit of about 14 trillion Korean won (about $12.1 billion) for the second quarter as surging memory chip prices boost the company's bottom line.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Facebook has successfully completed a second test of an unmanned aircraft designed to beam internet access to remote parts of the planet.

Micron Technology has announced revenues for its third quarter of fiscal 2017 climbed to a record US$5.57 billion, 20% higher compared to the second quarter and 92% higher compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Starting today, Google Play offers movies, apps, games, music, TV and books at big savings. The sale runs until July 6 for apps, games, books and music, and until July 13 for movies and TV in select markets.

Facebook has added more insight tools for its business partners, allowing marketers to better understand actions driven by their online presence.

Microsoft has developed a new set of cloud-powered technologies aimed at simplifying the set-up of new Windows 10 PCs that it's calling Windows AutoPilot.

LG Electronics says it has been selected by "a premium German automaker" to supply ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) camera modules and related software for the company's future vehicles.

Western Digital said on Thursday that it remained committed to new investments in the memory manufacturing facilities ran by its joint ventures Toshiba, and that Toshiba's actions would harm not only Toshiba's stakeholders, but also their customers.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

After almost 30 years, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) will resume pressing vinyl records, looking to keep up with demand from nostalgic audiophiles.

Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital, as the company faced shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday with no deal in hand for the sale of its prized flash memory chip unit.

Toshiba has developed a prototype sample of 96-layer BiCS FLASH three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a stacked structure with 3-bit-per-cell (TLC) technology. In addition, the company unveiled the first BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory with a stacked cell structure based on the 4-bit-per-cell (QLC) technology.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers across Europe, including Russian-based servers owned by an oil company, banks and Ukraine's international airport.

The European Commission (EC) has fined Google €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) for breaching EU antitrust rules. EC concluded that Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have developed a virtual machine (VM) control technology that improves server rack mounting density in a datacenter environment.

Samsung Electronics has failed to attract 7nm chip orders from major clients such as Qualcomm, so the company's foundry department is already focusing on the next step - the 6nm process.

Western Digital said it and U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP have resubmitted a bid for Toshiba's flash memory chip unit, as the U.S. company is trying to prevent Toshiba signing a deal with its previously announced preferred bidder.

Volvo Cars and Autoliv are teaming up with NVIDIA to develop systems and software for AI self-driving cars, the companies announced today.

Sony has made its "Neural Network Libraries" that serve as a framework for creating deep learning programs for artificial intelligence available in open source.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Apple is leasing cars from Hertz to test self-driving technology, Bloomberg reported on Monday, while Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo announced a similar partnership with Avis.

Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will help the companies make their hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists.

Google is facing a record antitrust fine from the European Union related to the search giant's shopping search service, with an official announcement to be expected by Tuesday.

A final agreement related to future of Toshiba's memory chip business may be delayed beyond the electronics maker's self-imposed deadline this week, as investors work out the structure of the deal and Western Digital will not support it with rival SK Hynix being part of the preferred bidding consortium.

Dutch provider of mapping and location services HERE Technologies, and Increment P Corporation (IPC), a mapping subsidiary of Pioneer, have signed agreements with the aim of enabling global mapping solutions for the autonomous driving era.

Facebook is reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer.

LG Innotek is expected to start mass production of flexible printed circuit boards for smartphones starting from next year, with potential clients to include Apple.

A SpaceX rocket on Sunday launched from California, carrying 10 communications satellites, just two days after the company launched another satellite from Florida.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Microsoft confirmed reports that some Windows 10 source code has leaked online.

Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday, targeting weak email passwords.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Google will stop using ads inside Gmail that scan users' email contents in order to gather data and show ads relevant to users' interests.

BlackBerry on Friday reported first-quarter sales that missed analysts' forecasts due to a drop in its software and professional services sales.

Sales of chips for cellular handsets will surpass sales of chips for PCs for the first tine in 2017 as the PC sales slump continues, according to market research firm IC Insights Inc.

Toshiba Corp CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa said that his company is open to talks with Western Digital in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate's chip unit.

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