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Friday, November 17, 2017

Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday.

Volkswagen's board on Friday approved a five-year spending plan that aims to further the automaker's goal of transforming itself into a leading force in electric cars.

Broadcom said on Friday it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market.

During the debut of a Tesla electric heavy duty truck on Thursday, a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Broadcom Limited, Qualcomm and NVIDIA respectively taking first, second and third place in the revenue ranking among the major IC design companies.

Samsung Electronics seems to have made higher investments than Intel and TSMC into semiconductor facilities this year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mozilla today made available the Firefox 57, which has a sleek new interface and major performance enhancements, with Mozilla claiming that it's as much as twice as fast as it was a year ago.

The delay in the production of Apple's flagship handset iPhone X this year had a negative impact on the third-quarter earnings of Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology.

Today, at HTC's Vive Developers Conference (VDC) in Beijing, HTC announced the VIVE WAVE VR Open Platform, a VR open platform and toolset designed for the development of mobile VR content device optimization for third-party partners.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Amazon.com said Monday it acquired global TV rights to "The Lord of the Rings" and is working with Warner Bros., publisher HarperCollins and the J.R.R. Tolkien estate on a multi-season series.

Among the papers that will be presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February is one that describes how Samsung 7nm SRAM was made using extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV).

Uber Technologies Inc's board members have agreed to allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp., which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Samsung's new 16Gb GDDR6 Memory as well as the Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor that will most probably power the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphones are among the winners of the CES 2018 Innovation Awards.

Friday, November 10, 2017

IBM is raising the bar Quantum computing with the announcement of a quantum computer that handles 50 quantum bits, or qubits. The company is also making a 20-qubit system available through its cloud computing platform.

German authorities have blocked access to usenetrevolution.info - a file-sharing site with around 27,000 members that is believed to have caused millions of euros in losses.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Toshiba reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

Intel today confirmed previous reports that Raja Koduri, who served AMD as the vice president and chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, joins Intel.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Bloomberg claims that Apple is gearing up to release its own augment reality headset as early as 2020.

Uber unveiled Wednesday an artist's impression of a futuristic flying vehicle it hopes to start using for demonstration flights in 2020.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Snap on Tuesday reported slower that expected user growth as the company's Snapchat platform is competing wih rivals such as Facebook's Instagram.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has issued a $26.3-million contract to Lockheed Martin to design, develop, and build a high-energy laser for tests in fighter jets by 2021.

Twitter said on Tuesday that users can send tweets with as many as 280 characters, double the current limit, as the social media company is trying to revive anemic user growth.

Samsung's central research lab has developed a lithium-air battery prototype that would nearly double the range of electric vehicles.

Google's Waymo said on Tuesday it will soon start chauffeuring people in minivans without "safety drivers," staffers that man the steering wheel.

Responding to reports based on the "Paradise Papers", Apple said none of its operations were moved from Ireland and that changes made to its corporate structure in 2015 were specially designed to preserve tax payments to the United States.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Google announced a strategic partnership with Salesforce that spans Google Cloud and Google Analytics to enable turning of marketing, service and sales data into actionable insights and better business outcomes.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched an investigation into an allegation that Samsung Electronics infringed on patented wafer packaging technologies of Tessera Advanced Technologies.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Broadcom Ltd is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm by Monday, an attempt to create a $200-billion company through the biggest technology acquisition ever.

Friday, November 03, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account went down for some minutes Thursday evening, with Twitter to blame a former employee.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Apple forecast strong holiday sale, a sign it expects robust demand for the new iPhone X, with the company's CEO to say the new proucion of the new device is 'going well'.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Facebook reported high quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday as it pushed further into video advertising.

Robust demand for Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips in China is making up for lost revenue from a legal brawl with Apple.

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tubingen utilize the Artificial Intelligence of a software to create a high definition version of a low resolution image.

HP Inc. has completed the acquisition of Samsung's printer business in a deal valued at $1.05 billion.

Apple is updating the GarageBand for iOS that provides even more creative options for making music on iPhone and iPad.

Wednesday, at Future Decoded in London, Microsoft announced that Microsoft HoloLens holographic computer running Windows 10, is expanding availability to 29 new markets in Europe.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Automotive technologies by Renesas Electronics will drive Toyota Motor's autonomous vehicles, which are presently under development and scheduled for commercial launch in 2020.

Google's self-driving car spin-off Waymo is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human on the driver's seat.

Sony Corp lifted its full-year operating income forecast on Tuesday, expecting to book its highest-ever profit due to strong sales of image sensors used in smartphones and other devices.

Samsung Electronics nearly tripled its third-quarter profit, largely on the strength of $17.8 billion in chip sales, a company record for any quarter. The growth in the company's semiconductor profit actuallly offset profit sequential declines in Samsung's mobile handset and display businesses.

Apple's upcoming iPhones and iPads may not include chips designed by Qualcomm, as the two companies are in courts over the Qualcomm's licensing terms. The development could be favorable for other chip makes such as Mediatek and Intel.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Six months ago, Youtube launched its own take on a pay TV service, and today Google is rolling out a YouTube TV app that will work natively on living room hardware like smart TVs, streaming boxes, and game consoles.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Seagate Technology describes its new SkyHawk AI hard disk drive (HDD), as a drive created for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Google has updated the way it labels country search services on the mobile web, the Google app for iOS, and desktop Search and Maps.

Facebook said on Friday it would make advertising on its network more transparent, amid increased scrutiny of political spending on social media.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amazon.com is proving that it can run grocery stores, churn out gadgets, expand its cloud-computing business and invest in new markets, all while selling more products online and managing expenses.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Alphabet on Thursday reported strong third-quarter advertising sales and high operating margins after a surge in Google ad volume helped the web-search giant shrug off concerns about regulatory scrutiny and an expensive foray into hardware.

Intel raised its full-year revenue and profit forecasts, helped by strong growth in its data center business.

Microsoft's push into the cloud proves successful for the company, with demand for online versions of Office productivity software and the Azure web-services business to bolster sales and earnings.

CyberLink today launched Power Media Player MR - a new app designed to enable Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headset users to enjoy both VR and conventional media content through the new devices.

Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo is expanding winter testing for autonomous vehicles in snowy and icy conditions.

Twitter said on Thursday it could turn its first ever profit in the fourth quarter and added more monthly users, after making cuts in expenses the past few months and finding sources of revenue beyond the advertising.

Samsung Electronics will support seven startups created by Samsung employees which are being spun off from the company's C-Lab (Creative Lab) program.

SK hynix Inc. said Thursday its third-quarter net profit reached an all-time high, helped by strong global prices of chips.

LG Electronics said Thursday it swung into the black in the third quarter from a year earlier, helped by strong sales of home appliances, although it continued to lose money in the handset business.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Intel has begun shipping its Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA, a high-end FPGA family with an integrated quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor.

Sony has developed an electric vehicle that uses artificial intelligence and can be driven remotely using sensor technology to capture a 360-degree images.

IBM Research has demonstrated a way to mass-produce 3-D stacks of phase-change memory (PCM) to perform memristive calculations 200 times faster than von Neumann computers.

DENSO has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) to project critical driving information onto the windshield for drivers.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Twitter is bringing greater transparency to advertising on its social network, addressing a concern of Congressional investigators probing foreign meddling during the the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) reported a 25.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, its sixth straight quarter rise, aided by a slew of launches such as the Epyc processors for servers and a new range of Ryzen desktop processors.

Jeff Garzik, a key developer who helped build the underlying software for bitcoin that is known as blockchain, has created a better digital currency called 'Metronome .'

Shareholders of Toshiba Corp. on Tuesday approved a deal to sell its memory business to a global consortium, which includes South Korea's SK hynix Inc.

Monday, October 23, 2017

ARM has released an architecture standard and three new products to help protect against IoT-based cyber-attacks.

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize national security.

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla has agreed with the Shanghai government to set up a plant in the city, a deal that would make it the first foreign automaker to open a wholly owned factory in China, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics still have a way to go to catch up with leading the development of self-driving cars, according to an analyst.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) expects demand for its 10nm products to soar this year while its largest customer, Apple, ramps up production of the iPhone X.

Samsung Electronics is said to heavily invest many semiconductor manufacturing equipment from Dutch ASML, as the company is trying to gain a competitive edge in the advanced technology of micro-processing lower than the 7-nanometer (nm).

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced new investments totaling more than $60 million in 15 technology startups.

Intel today announced the launch of the Intel Health Application Platform (Intel HAP), an application software platform that can be used by remote care solution providers to enable a variety of remote health care usage models.

CapitalG - Alphabet's growth investment fund - is leading a $1 billion financing round in Lyft.

Samsung Electronics today introduced its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and software needs.

LG Electronics said Thursday that it will work with Qualcomm to cooperate on 5G, Cellular vehicle-to-everything technologies for autonomous vehicles.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

At the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2017, held at Moscone West, Samsung announced that it will unite its IoT services under SmartThings, announced Bixby 2.0 with an SDK, secure IoT products including the ARTIK Secure IoT Modules, and the 360 Round, a camera for developing and streaming 3D content.

Apple and GE today announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE's industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad.

Intel and Globalfoundries will present papers on their 10nm and 7nm process nodes, respectively at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in December.

Intel and Mobileye have developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can't cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and bring driverless cars on the road faster.

JOLED, which is in charge of OLED panel development and manufacturing in Japan Display Inc., is making investments into the development of OLEDs with Chinese companies such as BOE and CSOT to participate in the scheme, according to a report.

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it has completed the development of the 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus), moving closer to its commercialization.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Intel CEO Brian M. Krzanich today spoke at the WSJDLive global technology conference about cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and announced Intel's silicon for neural network processing, the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP).

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the NXP S32 platformm a new control and compute concept for connected, electric and autonomous cars.

Google said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for users who are at a high risk of being targeted by hackers.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft says it has already patched the fixed a Wi-Fi exploit problem that affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption.

Adobe Systems warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems with the latest release to prevent such attacks.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Facebook has announced a new feature that will let users buy meals on its website through third-party delivery services like DoorDash or directly from a group of restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Five Guys.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Kwon Oh-hyun, who has been leading the company amid the absence of Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, will step down from the management, the company said on Friday.

Your PC may be used to find cryptocurrency when you visit websites, with or without your consent. A report found that suggests hundreds of websites have taken The Pirate Bay's lead and are now using visitor PCs to mine cryptocurrency without the consent of users.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro, the company's new automotive platform to offer carmakers a full range of technologies and manufacturing services.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Facebook wants to connect virtual and non-virtual worlds and is linking VR to the Facebook platform in new ways.

Facebook announced Oculus Go, a $199 VR standalone headset that doesn't require a PC or a phone to get you into VR, at the company's Oculus Connect developer conference.

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) plans to impose a fine of NT$23.4 billion (US$773.9 million) on Qualcomm for violating the Taiwan Fair Trade Act.

Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software, according to media reports.

Toshiba's board of directors has approved a further investment by Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary that manufactures Flash memory, in manufacturing equipment for the Fab 6 clean room under construction at Yokkaichi Operations.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dell is creating a division that will focus on developing products, research and partnerships for a field that connects everything from driverless cars to light bulbs to the internet.

Apple is said to have signed a content deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and NBCUniversal television production business, the Wall Street Journal reported.

AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM and Intel have announced their support for the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format, which was co-developed by Microsoft and Facebook in order to reduce friction for developing and deploying AI.

Intel has delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech, Intel's quantum research partner in the Netherlands.

Popular online pornography site PornHub was serving ads with baked-in malware that infected users' computers by pretending to be important browser updates.

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