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Monday, May 04, 2015
Today is the inaugural CoreOS Fest, the community event for distributed systems and application containers, CoreOS announced that it has signed up four major backers to its App Container specification in a bid to provide the industry with a container standard.
General Electric on Monday announced collaborations with Qualcomm and Apple as it tries to tale advantage of the latest home automation technology to enhamce its lighting business.
Microsoft kicked off this week with its first Ignite Conference, where the company announced a range of new products and services for IT professionals, including the next generation of Windows management, Microsoft Office, hybrid cloud infrastructure and SQL Server.
Facebook on Monday introduced the Internet.org Platform, an open program for developers to create services that integrate with Internet.org, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Five telecom trade groups and two broadband providers have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put a hold on net neutrality rules it recently approved.
Microsoft has made available Windows 10 for Internet-Of-Things devices, allowing you to leverage the power of the Windows platform and Visual Studio to create solutions that are brought to life by interfacing hardware components to Windows devices.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, on Thursday slashed its full-year forecast and reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth since it went public four years ago.
Mozilla plans to phase out non-secure HTTP, meaning that new features will be allowed only on HTTPS websites.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Microsoft is demonstrating the machine learning capabilities of the Azure cloud through a Web site that guesses the ages of people in uploaded photos.
Apple and IBM are teaming up with Japan Post Holdings Co to improve monitoring services for the elderly in Japan, the companies announced on Thursday.
Blue Origin, a startup space company owned by Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos, launched an experimental suborbital spaceship from Texas, in a test flight that could eventually lead to commercial unmanned and passenger spaceflight services.
Sony on Thursday reported increased sales of the PlayStation 4 and image sensors for the year ended March 31, although those sales were increase partially offset by a significant decrease in sales of the company's other businesses, primarily related to Sony’s exit from the PC business.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Microsoft on Wednesday announced new features in Windows 10, unveiled a set of software development kits (SDKs) to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10. The company also unveiled the new "Edge" web browser for Windows 10.
To help keep your account safe, Gogole is launching Password Alert, a free, open-source Chrome extension that protects your Google and Google Apps for Work Accounts.
Microsoft appears to be taking a fresh look at the idea of smart glasses. The company has been awarded a U.S. patent for Internet-connected, see-through glasses that would be able to detect and interpret the emotions of people within their field of vision.
IBM scientists today unveiled two advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. They showed the ability to detect and measure both kinds of quantum errors simultaneously, as well as demonstrated a new, square quantum bit circuit design that is the only physical architecture that could successfully scale to larger dimensions.
Samsung Electronics said its first quarter net profit plunged 39 percent as consumers switched to new iPhones, despite a surge in memory chip demand.
LG Electronics said Wednesday its quarterly profit plunged 59 percent as losses from TVs offset a modest improvement in its smartphone business.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Twitter posted first-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates and cut its sales forecast as the company struggles to attract more users and advertisers.
Google's YouTube will invest in new shows to be launched in partnerships with its four top content creators, it said in a blog on Tuesday.
At the FT Media Conference in London, Carlo D'Asaro Biondo, Google's President of Strategic Partnerships, Europe, outlined Google's plan to work with the news industry, and announced the Digital News Initiative, a partnership to support journalism in Europe through technology.
Panasonic on Tuesday reported an operating profit for the the year ended March 31, 2015 (fiscal 2015), due to business restructuring benefits, fixed cost reductions and materials cost streamlining.
Yahoo is expanding its online offerings with 18 new video series with which it hopes to attract a larger audience and advertisers.
TUV SUD has confirmed that the latest commercial-sized (1.09 m2) CIGS champion C2 module developed by TSMC Solar, has achieved 16.5% module total area efficiency.
Toshiba’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has reelased a Hardware Development Kit (HDK) and Software Development Kit (SDK), able to monitor activity levels, take a pulse and check heart rate, that together form a development platform for the TZ1000 series application processor for wearable and IoT devices.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by strong sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China.
Fujitsu has developed a technology that allows for virtual desktops with larger screens, without upgrading existing network infrastructure.
Google is launching an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company.
Imagination Technologies is letting universities study its MIPS RTL code and explore a real working MIPS CPU, through a full teaching package with an FPGA-ready deliverables under the name MIPSfpga.
Marvell has added the ARMADA 1500 Ultra (88DE3218) system-on-chip (SoC) to its ARMADA 1500 family, designed for set-top box manufacturers and PayTV operators.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Dan Fredinburg, an engineer who worked on many of Google's projects during his 8 years with the company, died over the weekend in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by Nepal's devastating earthquake.
Russian hackers managed to gain access to the White House computer system last year to read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Comcast today confirmed previous reports that it has abandoned plans to acquire Time Warner Cable for approximately $45.2 billion after regulatory pushback.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Google reported high quarterly revenue and profit as rising ad volume offset the impact of the strong dollar.
Microsoft on Thursday reported high revenue and profit as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a decline in the company's Windows business.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed LG Display's appeal and confirmed a €210 million fine to the Korean display maker for its participation in a cartel on the market for LCD panels.
Qualcomm reduced its outlook for its semiconductior business for the second half of fiscal 2015, saying the loss of a key customer and delays in product launches by some smartphone makers would hurt sales of its flagship Snapdragon chips.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Facebook today reported quarterly strong revenue as well as growing monthly active users despite the high spending on investments.
Facebook has started testing a mobile calling app 'Hello' on Android, which allows users to connect with Facebook to see the identity and information about callers even if the number is not saved on the phone.
Google's highly rumored wireless program is a reality as the search giant today unveiled Project Fi, in cooperation with Sprint and T-Mobile.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $354 billion in 2015, a 4 percent increase from 2014, but down from the previous quarter's forecast of 5.4 percent growth, according to Gartner.
BlackBerry introduced the BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence (CHACE), a new certificate service that will help bring security to mobile and IoT devices.
LG Display said Wednesday it swung to profit in the first quarter of this year, backed by brisk sales of high-end TV panels and smartphone screens.
Sony on Wednesday raised its earnings estimates, citing higher sales of camera sensors and videogames.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Yahoo's first-quarter revenue was below analysts' estimates as the company struggles to accelerate its online advertising business.
Based on this feedback by users, Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to "the friends you care about."
Microsoft has announced the upcoming availability of new DLP capabilities for OneDrive for Business.
Amazon is pushing further to expand beyond an online store for books and merchandise by entering the travel-reservations business.
The three rising giants of tech all spent heavily on lobbying in the first quarter of the year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
At RSA Conference 2015 this morning, Scott Charney, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, discussed several new security features that give Microsoft cloud customers’ greater transparency and control over their data in the Microsoft cloud.
Twitter has changed its policy to add restrictions against violent threats and is working on features aimed at limiting abusive content appearing on users’ feeds.
HP and FireEye today announced a partnership to make incident response, compromise assessment and threat detection offerings available to HP Enterprise Services' most strategic clients globally.
Brithsh ARM Holdings Plc, the chip designer whose technology is in almost all of the world’s smartphones, reported strong first-quarter sales on the success of the latest handsets.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Google is working to bring the "HTTPS Everywhere" initiative to its ads products.
IBM on Monday reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives.
Twitter is making it easier to take direct messages private, carving out a bigger space for targeted exchanges on the popular microblogging service.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to move its 10nm process technology to volume production by the end of 2016, according to the company's chairman.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
April 19, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Moore’s Law, which has enormously benefited hareddware but also the software industry.
FireEye Labs recently detected a limited APT campaign exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and a brand-new one in Microsoft Windows.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Google's Project Loon ambitious project that is expected to provide internet access to remote areas around the world is scalling up, as the company plans to launch thousands of new balloons.
Friday, April 17, 2015
In the near future, you may be able to reach out your hand and just grab something - such as a weapon - as part of a video gameplay instead of using a controller.
Microsoft on Friday unveiled a suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday voted to open gvernment-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies
Google will continue the support for Chrome on Windows XP, since many people are still using the outadet operating system.
AMD on Thursday reported an adjusted loss and a steep fall in sales for the first quarter and said it expected weak demand for personal computers to continue for some time.
According to a report from The Information, Yahoo will launch a new mobile messaging app combining elements of Skype, Snapchat and Meerkat.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Microsoft and Yahoo have renewed their 2009 search partnership with some amendments that give Yahoo more control over how search results are displayed on desktops and mobile devices.
IBM is making its library of security intelligence data available via the IBM X-Force Exchange, a new cyber threat intelligence sharing platform powered by IBM Cloud.
Imagination Technologies announced the first members of its Ensigma Whisper flexible connectivity IP family, designed specifically to enable the integration of ultra-low power communications in SoCs targeting wearables, IoT and other connected devices.
SanDisk forecast a fall in full-year revenue and said it plans to cut jobs to reduce costs, as the data storage products maker struggles to meet demand for its flash-based memory products.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of iPhones from Apple.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Intel posted Q1 2015 revenues of $12.8 billion USD for the quarter which is down 13% from Q4 2014, and flat year-over-year.
The European Commission (EC) has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area (EEA) by favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to run from June 8 through June 12, 2015 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.
Microsoft has acquired Datazen Software, a leader in mobile business intelligence and data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices.
Sharp exhibited at CITE (China Information Technology Expo) 2015, the largest scale integrated electronics and information industry exhibition held at Shenzhen, China (Apr.9-11), and held a conference on Apr. 10 introducing Sharp's device business lead by LCD panels.
CyberLink today launched PowerDVD 15, the latest version of the company's media player.
Monday, April 13, 2015
IBM is deepening its partnership with Apple to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices, with the creation of a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector.
Security firm Cylance has uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft's Windows operating system that could allow hackers to steal login credentials from PCs.
Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery.
BitTorrent has released the public beta of Project Maelstrom, its new P2P-based web browser.
SK Hynix has stopped 30 nm-level DRAM production and converted 100 percent of its manufacturing facilities into 20 nm-level in four years since the introduction of the 38 nm process.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
According to reports this weekend, the latest problem being tackled by Google X, the company’s lab, is batteries.
Apple has approached musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Amazon.com has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commercgiant blasted regulators for being slow to approve commercial drone testing.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The rumored takeover talks between Intel and Altera have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, according to reports.
IBM scientists have demonstrated an areal recording density of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on low cost, particulate magnetic tape, a breakthrough which represents the equivalent of a 220 terabyte tape cartridge that could fit in the palm of your hand.
Technicolor and Sinclair Broadcast Group have demontrated an UltraHD (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) live broadcast based on proposed ATSC 3.0 technologies.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger app for chatting on the web outside of Facebook.com and through your web browser.
Google plans to offer a subscriber version of YouTube sometime later this year, letting viewers see ad-free videos.
MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, the smart luxury accessory designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel, will now deliver horoscopes, styling tricks, trend reports and industry news from lifestyle site Refinery29 directly to the wrist so style-obsessed fashionistas.
The HDMI Forum has completed and releases Version 2.0a of the HDMI Specification, which is available to current HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the HDMI Adopter Extranet.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Toshiba says it has developed a super high quality image processing technology that achieves image quality comparable to that of larger image sensors.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9 percent increase from 2013 revenue of $315.4 billion, mainly driven by a booming DRAM Market,according to Gartner.
A coalition of children?s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in connection with its new YouTube Kids app.
Samsung Electronics expects January-March profit to be its highest in three quarters.
Monday, April 06, 2015
The judge presiding over Nvidia's patent case against Samsung and Qualcomm in the U.S. International Trade Commission has returned a pretrial claim construction ruling that favors NVIDIA’s preferred construction on nearly all of the claims that were disputed.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Japanese electronics maker Sharp may spin off its LCD panel business and seek funding for it from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Reuters reported on Sunday.
Friday, April 03, 2015
Microsoft is how Do Not Track (DNT) is implemented in future versions of its web browsers, and will no longer enable it as the default state in Windows Express Settings.

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