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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Qualcomm today said it has filed 17 fresh complaints in China against Meizu Technology Co, stepping up its battle with the Chinese smartphone maker after the two were unable to reach a licensing agreement.
Netflix plans to expand its Asian offerings to subscribers around the world by tapping more creators in the region, including "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho.
BMW is entering into a development partnership for autonomous cars with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and Intel, in a deal that will be officially announced on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed an accurate predictive technology for such metrics as temperature and humidity, enabling energy-saving operations of air-conditioning equipment in data centers.
Hard-disk drive maker Seagate Technology Plc said it would cut about 1,600 jobs, or 3 percent of its workforce, as part of its previously announced efforts to reduce its cost structure.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Microsoft has confirmed that the next big update for Windows 10 - the Anniversary Update - is coming on August 2 and brings new features.
The Wi-Fi Alliance is expanding Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac to include new features that provide a higher-performance mobility experience.
Facebook on Wednesday offered a glimpse into how it ranks and shows content in its News Feed, part of an effort to provide more transparency about its operations.
KDDI, China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, Google and SingTel have completed the construction of the "FASTER," trans-Pacific cable system.
Google i making it easier for you to manage the pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.
Sony today held its Corporate Strategy Meeting for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 (FY2016), and said it expects the profitability of its games division to rise as the company prepares to launchthe Playstation VR headset.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
IBM researchers from the Almaden lab in San Jose, Calif. have discovered a new, one-step chemical process that converts polycarbonates into plastics safe for water purification, fiber optics and medical equipment.
Today, Amazon announced Page Flip, a Kindle navigation experience that makes it easy to explore books while always saving your place.
Japanese Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) are using a laser-light reflection in data encryption, a discovery that could help fight complex cyberattacks.
Japanese researchers have developed a way to protect data and enable information services to continue working in disaster-affected areas, even when there is a network disruption over a wide area preventing access to remotely located back-ups.
Dell today announced the debut of three new, interactive display products, purpose-built for active learning, classrooms and conference rooms.
The U.S. Commerce Department has extended through August 30 a reprieve to ZTE on tough export restrictions imposed on the Chinese smartphone maker in March.
Google is releasing fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images in Google Earth, and Google Maps.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Twitter is introducing #Stickers, a fun new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world on Twitter.
The European Union could proceed with a third antitrust complaint against Google, this time over its advertising services, according reports.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Intel is considering selling the cyber-security business it purchased almost six years ago for $7.7 billion, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
China on Saturday annoounced new measures demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results.
Friday, June 24, 2016
MediaTek plans to invest more than NT$200 billion (US$6.15 billion) over the next five years on new technologies, including 5G technology.
The European Union and the United States have agreed changes to a data transfer pact that includes stricter rules for companies holding information on Europeans and clearer limits on U.S. surveillance.
BitTorrent has launched a new music streaming service in the form of a revamped and rebranded version of its Bundle legal music download platform.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Dropbox unveiled tools for scanning documents using a smartphone camera and for creating new Microsoft Office documents with the click of a button.
Responding to the recent tests performed by Microsoft that shwowed the low battery consumption of the Edge web browser, Opera Software claims that its own browser is better.
Samsung Electronics has launched Samsung Creators designed to encourage storytellers to create content based on the Samsung VR technology.
Sony's PlayStation Vue is expanding to Roku devices today, with support for Android smartphones and tablets launching next week.
Intel attacked the European Commission for being unfair in a probe that led to a record 1.06 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) fine.
Facebook has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published rules that loosen restrictions on low-level small drones for education and research purposes, although companies like Amazon will still not be free to start drone delivery services, unless new rules related to commercial drones are released.

Twitter is now allowing users to post videos with duration up to 140 seconds.
Samsung is bringing its Samsung Pay mobile payment system in Spain, Singapore, and Australia.
Samsung Electronics has announced a reduction of its investment in DRAM this year, and focus on NAND.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Microsoft claims that the Microsoft Edge web browser prioritizes power efficiency and delivers more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings.
Swedish music streaming service Spotify said on Monday its user base had grown to 100 million, up from 75 million previously, as it pushed into new markets.
A new Chinese supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight, captured the number one spot on the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers released on Monday morning at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) being held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Microsoft has finally got the long awaited official Facebook app for Windows that would be available for Windows 10-powered personal computers and smartphones.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Acer has notified the customers of the Acer Store about a recent unathorized access of an unknown third party to credit card information, user names and passwords for some 34,500 users.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Satellite TV operator Dish Network blacked out the National Football League-owned sports channels, NFL Network and NFL RedZone, amid a dispute related to fees.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The new version of the Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth 5, is coming late 2016, and will include significantly increased range, speed, and broadcast messaging capacity.
Dutch chipmaking equipment firm ASML Holdings NV has agreed to buy Taiwanese peer Hermes Microvision Inc (HMI) for about T$100 billion ($3.1 billion) to strengthen their technology offering for semiconductor manufacturers.
Samsung Electronics will acquire Joyent Inc. to expand in cloud computing as the smartphone maker looks beyond hardware for revenue growth.
NEC Corp. has developed a "system operations-visualization and anomaly-analysis technology" that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect unknown cyber-attacks against social infrastructure and enterprise systems.
Rhapsody, which bought the Napster brand in 2011, announced it was rebranding the company, to be called Napster.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Creating a video ad in Youtube can be challenging. To make it easier for businesses, Google is launching the YouTube Director suite of products.
Twitter has made an investment in SoundCloud that could help the Berlin-based music-streaming service with building up its recently launched subscription service.
Toshiba has developed Magnetic Tunnel Junction (MTJ) elements for STT-MRAM non-volatile Magnetoresistive Random Access memory for 2X nm generation and beyond silicon transistors cache memory, required for future high-performance low-power-consumption computing.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Washington-based U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld net-neutrality regulations designed to ensure an open internet, handing a victory to the Obama administration and a defeat to telephone and cable providers.
As our noses cannot detect many of the harmful substances in the air around us, KINGMAX is launching the AirQ Check Air Quality Mobile Health Device.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced an agreement to divest its Standard Products business to a consortium of financial investors consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., Ltd (JAC Capital) and Wise Road Capital LTD (Wise Road Capital).
Toshiba has applied non-volatile memory technology to the development of circuit technology for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and manufactured devices that are smaller, cost less while maintaining performance and reliability.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Apple's developers conference for 2016 was all about software. The company provided a preview of feature-packed iOS, watchOS 3, the macOS Sierra update and the latest Apple TV software.
Microsoft and LinkedIn on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.
Apple's annual software developers conference kicks off today and Apple is expected to focus on Siri, new abilities and artificial intelligence tools for developers , along with iOS10.
Technology security firm Symantec and Blue Coat, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.651 billion in cash.
Verizon Communications and AT&T are set to make to the final round of bidding in the auction for Yahoo's core internet assets, Reuters reports.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The Facebook Moments app will be required for those hoping to have the social network privately upload photos from their smartphone.
Friday, June 10, 2016 Inc executives seem to believe that there is space left in the streaming music markt, and hace decided to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service.
Larry Page, CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet, is backing two start-ups that are working on flying cars, Bloomberg said on Thursday, citing sources.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
For the first time, you can now share 360 photos on Facebook.
Samsung SDI will source batteries from Samsung SDI, in order to use them in stationary energy storage units.
A French court Thursday became the first in Europe to impose criminal penalties on Uber, the US car-sharing firm.
Tesla Motors plans to offer two lower-priced versions of its electric Model S sedan, starting at $66,000 in the U.S. market.
Amazon on Thursday launched its AmazonFresh food delivery service in London, in a move by the world's largest online retailer to break into the UK grocery market.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Apple will start showing paid ads when people search for apps in its mobile store.
Samsung Display has reportedly manufactured a limited number of photomasks in house, in order to increase its competitive edge for OLED products.
Toshiba has developed an imaging technique that can simultaneously acquire a color image and a depth map from a single image taken by a monocular camera.
Opera's new battery saver feature is today ready in the stable version of Opera browser for computers.
Lenovo has signed a deal with Movidius in order to bring virtual reality to more of its products in the future.
ARM has made available ARM Artisan® physical IP, including POP IP, for mainstream mobile SoCs based on the new ARM Cortex-A73 processor on the TSMC 16FFC (FinFET Compact) process.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Mozilla says that Firefox 47 brings improvements to Youtube video playback, among other new features.
Mentor Graphics has achieved tape-out sign-off certification of the Calibre physical verification platform and Analog FastSPICE (AFS) circuit simulation platform for Intel 10nm tri-gate process technology.
Verizon Communications will submit a second-round bid of around $3 billion for Yahoo's core internet business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Over the weekend hackers managed to access Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, as well as the social media accounts of other celebrities.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Facebook denied accusations that it is using your phone’s microphone to inform ads or to change what you see in News Feed.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Korean researchers have developed an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel that can be rolled up like a newspaper and endures repeated bending stresses using graphene.
Apple's services, including the App Store, have resumed following an outage that started late afternoon on Thursday.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Uber announced a new car service for bicycle owners. UberBike, which launches today in Amsterdam, allows users to order rides from cars that have installed bike racks.
SpaceX and Tesla Motors Inc. founder Elon Musk believes that most cars won?t have drivers in three years and people will arrive on Mars by 2025.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Uber has raised $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the U.S. ride-hailing service said on Wednesday.
Micron Technology, Inc., today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with company and Singapore government officials to begin the expansion of its Singapore NAND flash memory fabrication facility.
In the coming weeks, you'll need to do is Google yourself if you're wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your digital life.
At the biennial International Conference on Quantum Dots (QD2016) ? held this year from May 22 to 27 in Jeju, South Korea ? academics and industry experts came together to discuss researches and new methods of synthesis of quantum dots, as well as potential applications of the material.
Microsoft unveiled at Computex the Windows Holographic platform based on its Windows 10 software catering to virtual and augmented reality technology developed by other companies.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Over the next several months, CyberLink will upgrade its entire line of video playback and editing software to support VR and 360-degree content.
Hackers attecked Myspace social network and made certain data available in an online hacker forum shortly before Memorial Day weekend, the company said Tuesday.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Facebook is expanding its Audience Network so publishers and developers can show ads to everyone - third-party apps and websites , and not just to users logged into its social networking service.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Microsoft and Facebook today announced plans to build "MAREA" - a new, subsea cable across the Atlantic. The cable will help meet demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers.
Samsung Electronics will apply quantum-dot technology to make sensors, batteries and bio devices, as well as new TVs.
Lenovo Group on Thursday reported its first loss in six years, as the company's earnings were hit by acquisition and restructuring costs as well as weak sales of smartphones and personal computers.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to boost its R&D spending to a record US$2.2 billion in 2016, according to company co-CEO Mark Liu.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it has been investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether the Chinese e-commerce company's accounting practices violated any federal laws.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to Windows 10 despite claims the company has made it difficult to do so.
The Silicon Valley has been buzzing about Apple's plan to build an electric car but for now, the company seems to recognize the importance of fast battery charging by inverstigating a charging infrastructure.
Google will launch later this year a new technology development center for self-driving cars in suburban Detroit.
The European Commission today tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more confidently across the EU.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it would merge its IT services business with Computer Sciences Corp, allowing the company to focus on its cloud services business and other units.

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