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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business.
Apple will to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics LLC following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming services company, Bloomberg reported.
BitTorrent unveiled a beta version Wednesday of Bleep, its secure online calling and messaging software.Bleep connects people online without using central servers or indices, making mass surveillance difficult.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Google will add ratings to its product listing ads, which are used by merchants to sell products via Google search pages.
Twitter has managed to stop a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup.
Facebook will shut its Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.
Netflix has agreed to pay broadband provider AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday.
Sharp has developed high-brightness, small-size LED for the backlight of LCD panels with a wide color gamut.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Scientists from AT&T, IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) announced a proof-of-concept technology that reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds.
An HP study revealed that 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices contain vulnerabilities, including password security, encryption and general lack of granular user access permissions.
China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.
Rhapsody, the pioneer in subscription streaming music, hits a subscriber milestone six weeks after teaming up with T-Mobile on a discounted service.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The European Commission has cleared Apple's acquisition of headphone and music subscription service Beats for $3 billion in cash and stock.
Amazon.com will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Bose has filed a complaint accusing Beats Electronics of infringing its patents relate dto headphone noise-canceling technology.
IBM's attempt to sell its chip manufacturing business to Globalfoundries deteriorated when the two companies failed to agree on a price, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Google has reporteddly reached a deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion, although Google remains silent on the deal.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The final outcome of a massive hack of Sony's PlayStation Network in 2011 resulted in a legal settlement that could hold Sony liable for up to $15 million in damages, plus nearly $2.75 million in attorney fees.
Vuzix Corp. has signed a deal with Lenovo to launch the M100 Smart Glasses into China.
Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens was not exactly what the European's privacy watchdogs wanted, as the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.
The social-networking company has reported quartedly results that beat expectations, pointing to a bigger revenue from mobile advertising.
Qualcomm said it's struggling to collect license revenue from handset makers in China, the world's largest mobile-phone market, threatening profit growth.
LG Electronics reported its biggest quarterly profit in five years on improvements in its once-ailing smartphone business.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Beginning Thursday, a public beta of Apple’s new operating system for Mac will be available to the general public.
Sony said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets.
LG Display said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia's mobile business dragged down fiscal fourth-quarter profit, even as the software maker benefits from improving corporate demand for computers and cloud computing.
Apple reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, boosted by a strong performance in in greater China.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The European Comission may ask Google to make extra concessions to European Union regulators to keep an antitrust settlement that faces opposition from technology companies, according to reports.
British chipmaker ARM Holdings has reported strong Q2 results mainly due to the sale of new intellectual property licenses.
Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled and the Internet video service surpassed 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
Yahoo and Flurry, Inc. have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo to acquire Flurry.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Facebook today introduced 'save', a simple feature that allows you to mark things you would like to see later.
Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde and many more of the world's biggest artists will be headlining this year's iTunes Festival.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
In a video message presented during a hacking conference, former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden called for the development of new technologies that could prevent surveillance programs around the globe.
Panasonic has reached an agreement to sell its cellphone base station business to Nokia, according to a Nikkei report.
Streaming video service Qplay will be closing and its last day of service is next Friday, July 25, 2014.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
BitTorrent is looking to test a new product without providing additional details.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Amazon.com on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited - a new unlimited subscription service which allows consumers to read Kindle books and listen to Audible audiobooks, for $9.99 a month.
Apple has provided no immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making "in-app" purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted a net loss for the second quarter and gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter.
Google on Thursday reported that its quarterly profit jumped on revenue that climbed 22 percent to $15.96 billion, but still cannot take full advantage of users' shift to mobile devices.
Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the social network.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Japansese Fujitsu will withdraw from semiconductor manufacturing and plans to sell two fabrication facilities.
Facebook is introducing Facebook Mentions, a new Facebook Creative Labs app that makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other on the go.
Microsoft today announced a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy.
Cyberlink's new Media Suite 12 includes the trio of PowerDVD, PowerDirector and PhotoDirector, alongside a collection of utilities for disc burning, and media conversion and organization.
Microsoft on Wednesday started taking requests from individuals in Europe who want to be removed from its Bing search engine results following a court judgment in May guaranteeing the "right to be forgotten."
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) has reportedly lost orders for next-generation chips from Apple and Qualcomm.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics is expected to produce mobile application processors for Qualcomm Inc., industry sources said Wednesday.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) posted record earnings in the second quarter, as the company has begun shipping chips built with its latest 20-nanometer manufacturing process.
Yahoo said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales.
Google+ has stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network, as it looks to gain ground on market leader Facebook.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Facebook announced today that they are testing Mozilla's mozjpeg 2.0 JPEG encoder to improve the compression of images on facebook.com.
Google has created a called Project Zero, a team of security researchers that will try to document and stop the latest zero-day threats before they can be exploited.
Novartis' eye care division Alcon has entered into an agreement with a division of Google to in-license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.
A leaked picture of the latest version of the future Windows 9 shows a Start menu.
Microsoft is planning a round of job cuts as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans.
Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled the Thread Group, an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets to use a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.
U.S. web companies on Monday urged regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.
Samsung Electronics said it has found "evidence of suspected child labor" at a factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
YouTube has been on discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, unnamed sources "with knowledge of the talks" told Reuters.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Mozilla Foundation will be holding a series of events worldwide over the next two months teaching basic Internet use and other digital skills.
Yahoo on Friday continued its shift to online content with a line-up of free streaming concerts by music stars such as Usher, Michael Franti, and The Dave Matthews Band.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Amazon wants to start flying their drones and deliver products to its customers. Today, the company formally requested a premission from Federal Aviation Administration to allow the use of drones for commercial purposes.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The U.S. government sued Amazon.com over allowing children to rack up millions of dollars in charges related to mobile apps without getting permission from their parents.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent an email to all employees today outlining the company’s ambitions and changes that are coming during for new financial year.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) on Thursday reported higher second-quarter sales than it had forecast, mainly attributed to solid demand for mobile devices.
Responding to recent allegations that a Samsung's supplier hired children to meet production targets, Samsung says it strictly maintains "a zero tolerance policy on child labor."
Samsung is teasing on Twitter with the upcoming announcement for what's likely to be a new Exynos SoC.
Google Ventures, Google's venture capital unit, has added a European branch with a $100 million initial investment.
Apple on Wednesday released its 2014 environmental responsibility report, which acknowledged the need to address manufacturing partners' carbon emissions and its own rising water consumption.
The representation of the layout of a retail store, such as an "Apple" store, may be registered as a trade mark, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled today.
IBM plans to spend $3 billion on semiconductor research and development in the next five years, even as the company is said to be selling its chip-manufacturing arm.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Canon, Google, SAP and three U.S. startups have joined forces in a patent-licensing network to defend against rent-seeking infringement lawsuits.
Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.
Samsung Display and LG Display will cooperate on the development of advanced display technologies, as Korea is being challenged by rising Chinese suppliers in the already saturated market.
A Chinese court has ruled against Apple by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese Zhizhen Internet Technology, meaning that the Chinese company my continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights.
According to a report from SamMobile.com, Samsung will launch its own virtual reality headset dubbed Gear VR at the IFA 2014 trade show in September.
Toshiba this Fall will release in Japan a wearable biological sensor that can be attached to human body and measure pulse waves ad body temperature.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Samsung Electronics estimated its second-quarter operating profit at a sharply lower than expected 7.2 trillion won (US$7.11 billion) on Tuesday amid a slowdown in its smartphone business.
Samsung Electronics, Intel and Dell have joined to establish standard ways for gadgets like light bulbs to talk to each other, at odds with a framework backed by Qualcomm, LG Electronics and other companies.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Box today announced a $150 million investment from TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global investment firm TPG, and Coatue Management, L.L.C.
On July 5, 2014 the U.S. Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev in the Western District of Washington for hacking into point of sale systems at retailers throughout the United States between October 2009 and February 2011.
Google's Youtube is rating Internet service providers' video streaming quality on a new website.
Atmel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media for $140 million, a provider of low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions, that will enable Atmel to offer s complete wireless portfolio of smart connected devices for the "Internet of Things."
IBM is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens.
Samsung Electronics' operating profits may decrease to the 7 trillion won level in the second quarter -- well below the estimated projection -- according to analysts.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Data provided to the Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show that during the 2009 to 2012 period, 160,000 e-mail and instant-message conversations intercepted by the NSA, as well as 7,900 documents taken from more than 11,000 online accounts.
Oculus VR has halted sales of the current Oculus Rift development kit (DK2) as many Chinese were buying the kits to resell them.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Symantec disclosed that the popular video sharing website Dailymotion was recently compromised to redirect users to the Sweet Orange Exploit Kit.
Friday, July 04, 2014
The scheduled quarterly security updates for Java 8 will no longer support Windows XP, as Oracle follows Microsoft's policy.
Russia's parliament has passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data in servers located inside the country.
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's No.1 silicon foundry supplier, has allocated siginificant resources to the development of 10nm process technology as it tries to get ahead of rival Intel.
China has approved Lenovo's proposed buy of IBM's low-end x86 server business for $2.3 billion.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission concerning Facebook's manipulation of users' News Feeds for psychological research.
Google on Thursday decided to change its decision to remove links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper and BBC as part of the implementation of Europe's "right to be forgotten" court ruling.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Samsung SDI, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, said on Thursday it received approval to build a $1 billion display module assembly plant in Vietnam.

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