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Friday, July 20, 2018
Facebook is participating in the Data Transfer Project, a collaboration of organizations, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter, committed to building a common way for people to transfer data into and out of online services.
The chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, Terry Gou, seems to have managed to "protect" his company and the assembler of iPhones from the tariff war between China and the U.S., by strengthening ties with the west and a $10 billion liquid crystal display factory complex in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
Microsoft on Thursday posted high quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses signed up for its Azure cloud computing services and Office 365 productivity suite.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Comcast Corp. said it dropped its pursuit of a group of media assets owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. on Thursday and will focus on its offer for European pay-TV group Sky Plc.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has changed its outlook for 2018 revenue and capital spending, reflecting soft mobile and digital currency mining demand for the season, right before the launch of Apple's iPhones.
Alphabet's Loon said on Thursday it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
IBM is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, in a partnership with U.S.-based financial services provider Stronghold that adds stability to a sector, the companies said. on Monday faced a technical issue that had prevented some shoppers from placing orders during the company's summer marketing event, Prime Day.
Retail giant Walmart said on Tuesday it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of coming together.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Microsoft has released a test version of Windows 10 update with added features in Notepad and improvements in its web browser Microsoft Edge.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Youtube is launching the new Copyright Match tool, which is designed to find re-uploads of creators' content on other channels.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
A report says that that s cloud services business is considering selling its own network switches to business customers at much lower prices, adding pressure to Cisco Systems Inc and other network equipment makers.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook, Alphabet's YouTube unit and Twitter on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons.
Facebook has reportedly hired Google's Shahriar Rabii to be a vice president and head of the social network's silicon team, which is building its own semiconductors.
Friday, July 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election.
Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE said on Friday it expected to record a net loss in the first half of the year due to the fine it agreed in order to lift a U.S. ban on component supplies.
Microsoft said it will more carefully consider contracts related to facial recognition software and urged lawmakers to regulate the use of artificial intelligence to prevent abuse.
Adobe Systems is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple's iPad as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices.
Apple announced an investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources, as part of the company's campaign to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain.
Intel said on Thursday that it plans to acquire eASIC, a small chipmaker that will help further Intel's efforts to diversify away from CPU chips.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Microsoft on Thursday introduced a free version of its workplace collaboration software Teams to better compete against rival Slack Technologies Inc.
Magic Leap disclosed that the Creator Edition of its One, the company's mixed reality headset, will be available sometime later this summer.
Broadcom and CA Technologies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom has agreed to acquire CA to build one of the world's leading infrastructure technology companies.
Chinese ZTE has inked an agreement with the Trump administration to allow the company to resume doing business with American suppliers, meeting a key Chinese government demand.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Twitter warned on Wednesday that its crackdown on fake accounts means users will have fewer followers.
To help its partners efficiently scale, Google is making Hotel ads a part of the Google Ads platform with a new campaign type.
Alphabet is releasing two experimental projects from its X lab, adding new independent businesses to its roster of non-advertising entities.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Toshiba have developed the world's largest film-based perovskite photovoltaic module.
Daimler, Bosch and NVIDIA have joined forces to bring fully automated and driverless vehicles to city streets, and will use NVIDIA' platform.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Alphabet's Google introduced new ad-buying tools on Tuesday that showcase its push to allow machines fine-tune ads and determine where they should run.
Facebook is adding new ways to help marketers engage with their customers on mobile, encourage product discovery and drive sales online and in stores, with the introduction of AR ads in Facebook News Feed.
LG Display got Chinese government approval to build an OLED display factory there, the company said Tuesday.
SoftBank Group is increasing its stake in Yahoo Japan through a $2 billion deal with U.S. firm Altaba to deepen ties with the internet heavyweight ahead of an IPO of its telecoms unit.
Four senior U.S. House Republicans sent letters on Monday to the chief executives of Apple and Google parent Alphabet asking questions about location data and mobile phone privacy practices and the handling of customer data.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Semiconductor foundry company GLOBALFOUNDRIES says that its 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) technology has delivered more than two billion dollars of client design win revenue, and that the company has won more than 50 total client designs.
Samsung Research has ranked first in two of the world's top global artificial intelligence (AI) machine reading comprehension competitions.
Friday, July 06, 2018
LG Electronics said Friday its second-quarter operating profit advanced 16.1 percent from a year earlier, apparently led by stable sales of TVs and home appliances.
Samsung Electronics estimated on Friday earnings grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in the second quarter, with weak smartphone sales likely to offset record high chip earnings.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
The European Parliament has kicked back a vote on proposed copyright law changes until September.
Japanese mobile service provider NTT DOCOMO, INC has developed what is believed to be the world's first 8K virtual reality (VR) live video streaming and viewing system for showing live events in 360 degrees 8K VR video.
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Baidu Inc. today announced Kunlun, China's first cloud-to-edge AI chip, built to accommodate high performance requirements of a wide variety of AI scenarios. The company also announced partnerships with Intel.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The U.S. Commerce Department has granted ZTE the authority to engage in commercial transactions needed to maintain existing networks and equipment in the United States as it works toward the lifting of a U.S. sales ban.
Google faces fines for hindering competition with its Android mobile phone system as European Union antitrust watchdogs get ready to add to last year's record 2.4 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) penalty against the U.S. tech giant, according to Bloomberg.
Facebook is notifying over 800,000 users about a bug in Facebook and Messenger that unblocked some people they had blocked.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Facebook gave to hardware companies and app developers special access to user data despite a 2015 promise that it restricted personal information to outsiders, according to a 747-page document to sent by the social network to the U.S. Congress.
Friday, June 29, 2018
United Microelectronics (UMC) has agreed to acquire all of the shares of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS), a 300mm wafer foundry joint venture between UMC and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited.
On Friday June 29, Falcon 9 successfully lifted for launch of its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-15) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The SpaceX rocket carried, among other station supplies, the first orbiting robot with artificial intelligence.
Adidas alerted certain consumers who purchased on about a potential data security incident, which was discovered on June 26.
Verizon Communications is shutting down Go90, a YouTube-like service originally launched to attract mobile-phone viewers and big advertisers.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Twitter on Thursday made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them. Separately, Facebook said it would enable users to see listings of all active ad campaigns, whether the advertiser is political in nature or not.
NAND flash contract prices will continue to slide in the second half of 2018 as demand is unable to catch up with supply, as the yield rate and output of 64/72-layer 3D NAND Flash improve.
Western Digital today announced new additions to its data center solutions portfolio, including the ActiveScale 5.3 object storage system, extensions to the IntelliFlash N Series family of all-flash arrays, and the new Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server platform.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice will require The Walt Disney Company to divest 22 Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) as a condition of its $71.3 billion acquisition of certain assets from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
This fall, IBM will make publicly available a facial attribute and identity training dataset of over 1 million images, to help improve facial analysis system training built by IBM Research scientists.
2018 has seen cryptominers take the place of ransomware as top (bad) dog, according to Kaspersky.
Led by its dominant position in the memory market, Samsung Electronics led the semiconductor industry in the first quarter of 2018 with 16.1 percent of the market, followed by Intel at 13.6 percent and SK Hynix at 7.0 percent.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will pour $100 million into two research programs to create the equivalent of a silicon compiler aimed at significantly lowering the barriers to design chips.
Google announced on Wednesday a rebranding of its advertising software, retiring the DoubleClick and AdWords brands to streamline entry points for advertisers and publishers.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Facebook is loosening its ban on advertisements that promote cryptocurrencies saying such content will be allowed on the social network after going through an application process to determine the safety and legitimacy of the products.
Twitter is making changes to combat abuse and malicious automated accounts, including requiring more authentication for new users, in an effort to address complaints that social networking services have allowed harassment and manipulation.
Microsoft has updated its facial recognition technology with improvements in the system's ability to recognize gender across skin tones.
CyberLink today unveiled the latest all-in-one software collection, Media Suite 16. This new release introduces team collaboration and communication apps to the suite that also includes the latest version of PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, Power2Go and the new Screen Recorder 3.
JOLED Inc., the company formed in 2015 by combining the OLED display development divisions of Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp., will establish JOLED Nomi Site in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture on July 1, aiming at starting mass production of printed OLED displays by 2020.
The Wi-Fi Alliance introduced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3, the next generation of Wi-Fi security, bringing new capabilities to enhance Wi-Fi protections in personal and enterprise networks.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Oculus is launching Oculus TV - a dedicated hub for watching flatscreen video in virtual reality, on the standalone Oculus Go headset.
Researchers at OpenAI have created a bot which beats the world's top professionals at 1v1 matches of Dota 2 under standard tournament rules.
NVIDIA has added nine additional containers to NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC), as part of the company's efforts to speed the deployment of GPU accelerated high-performance computing and AI.
PayPal said on Monday it is launching a debit card for users of its mobile app Venmo in a bid to broaden its reach with younger users.
Micron has begun volume production on its 8GB GDDR6 memory, delivering significant performance improvements over the fastest available GDDR5 designs.
For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in which four of the five top systems in the latest TOP500 list were either new or substantially upgraded.
Friday, June 22, 2018
AMD engineers have presented a potential solution for overcoming data routing issues in "chiplets" - a concept in which bare ICs are interconnected on a larger slice of silicon.
YouTube said on Thursday that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of the new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Brian Krzanich oday announced its resignation as Intel CEO and a member of the board of directors. The Intel board has named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan interim chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Days after closing the AT&T-Time Warner merger, AT&T is rolling out a newest video offering called WatchTV, available in the U.S.
Samsung gave a detailed look at its 7nm platform, which is likely to be the first chipmaking process to use a the EUV lithography, at the VLSI Symposia international conference in Hololulu.
Samsung SDI revealed its technology through new 'high-voltage home ESS battery module' with high energy conversion efficiency, during the 'EES (Electrical Energy Storage) Europe 2018' exhibition for the ESS.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Micron Technology today announced results of operations for its third quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended May 31, 2018.
This week, at Cyber Week in Israel, Intel announced silicon-based security solutions that can help improve the privacy, security and scalability for data-centric workloads like AI and blockchain.
Microsoft is taking another major step forward in the company's vision to make it easier for developers and subject matter experts to build the "brains"- machine learning model for autonomous systems of all kinds with the signing of an agreement to acquire Bonsai.
Facebook's Instagram on Wednasday announced IGT, which will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to distribute programs lasting up to an hour.
Microsoft has been in the news business for more than 23 years, with MSN to first appear in 1995. Today, the announced Microsoft News, the new name for Microsoft's news engine and a redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android.
The European Union has taken the first step in passing new copyright legislation that critics say would shake up the internet, with Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants to face more curbs on their market power.
Europe is proposing new rules that are force web services to actively prevent copyrighted content from appearing on their sites and apps.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China attacked satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec said on Tuesday.
Facebook launched a matchmaking system Tuesday to cultivate partnerships between advertisers and video creators as the social media company tries to compete with variety video rival YouTube.
Google will roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing users to send, view and receive messages they get on their Android devices to their personal computers.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has accused an employee of carrying out "extensive and damaging sabotage" at the electric carmaker.
NVIDIA has managed to create a high-quality slow motion footage using deep learning and a 30 frames-per-second video as a source.
Panasonic has developed a time-of-flight (TOF) image sensor that uses avalanche photodiode (APD) pixels and is capable of capturing range imaging of objects up to 250 m even at night with poor visibility.
At an event held at IBM's Watson West site in San Francisco, a champion debater and IBM's AI system, Project Debater, began by preparing arguments for and against the statement: "We should subsidize space exploration."
Adobe today announced new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud with advancements for Adobe Sign and new PDF integrations across Microsoft Office 365.
Monday, June 18, 2018
The Research Mode of Microsoft HoloLens holographic computer, available in the newest release of Windows 10 for HoloLens, can be used as a potential computer vision research device.
Starting today, YouTube Music is available to everyone in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea in addition to 12 new countries including Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Researchers at Google have demonstrated that neural networks can be used to identify relevant information from the patient's data and create accurate and scalable predictions for a variety of clinical scenarios.
Aiming to tackle one of boating's most stressful maneuvers - docking - Volvo Penta has revealed a self-docking solution, targeted for launch in 2020.
Google is investing $550 million in China's ecommerce company Inc. as the U.S. search giant pushes deeper into online commerce.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Intel is participating at the ISC High Performance 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, June 25-28, and will talk about how it's helping AI developers, data scientists and HPC programmers transform industries by tapping into HPC to power the AI solutions.
To make it easier for you to create and edit high quality VR videos, Google is launching VR180 Creator on Mac and Linux. This desktop tool lets anyone edit VR180 footage with existing VR video tools.
There is a lot of discussion around when we will see a quantum computer that can deliver reliable and repeatable results. With all of the complex challenges we need to solve, HPE believes we can explore and advance quantum computing while also finding alternative ways to solve these challenges by reimagining current computing architectures.

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