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Top-Ranked Analyst Says Lenovo Could Fall Another 27 Percent

Top-Ranked Analyst Says Lenovo Could Fall Another 27 Percent

23 Aug 2017 comment

Lenovo, which breathed new life into IBM’s personal-computer business, bet that it could do the same with mobile phones and data centers, according to Bloomberg. Now, it’s beginning to look like that gamble is dragging the Chinese manufacturer in the wrong direction.

Facebook Usage Among Teens Set to Drop in U.S., eMarketer Says

Facebook Usage Among Teens Set to Drop in U.S., eMarketer Says

23 Aug 2017 comment

This year, the world’s largest social network will see a decline among teen users in the U.S., according to Bloomberg, citing a forecast by eMarketer. It’s the first time the research company has predicted a fall in Facebook usage for any age group.

An Analyst Estimates Trump is Worth $2 Billion to Twitter

An Analyst Estimates Trump is Worth $2 Billion to Twitter

22 Aug 2017 comment

Without Donald Trump, Twitter could lose almost a fifth of its value, according to Bloomberg.

Biljana Cerin Elected in Board of Directors of (ISC)2

Biljana Cerin Elected in Board of Directors of (ISC)2

22 Aug 2017 comment

(ISC)² today announced the results of the annual election for its Board of Directors and Croatian expert Biljana Cerin becomes one of them. The 13-member board provides strategy, governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.

Infosys Seeks CEO Ready to Enter War Between Board and Founders

Infosys Seeks CEO Ready to Enter War Between Board and Founders

22 Aug 2017 comment

Infosys begins the search for a new CEO this week with a tough set of requirements for any candidate, according to Bloomberg. That person must be capable of leading a 200,000 employee organization, willing to tackle sweeping changes in the outsourcing industry and brave enough to drop in the middle of open warfare between the company’s board and co-founders.

Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers

Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers

22 Aug 2017 comment

Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for news publishers, according to Bloomberg. It follows a similar olive branch from Facebook to an industry that has seen the digital behemoths take over the online advertising market.

BIG SCHOOL OF GDPR – LESSON 9: Integrating privacy in process and IT systems design - Privacy by design

BIG SCHOOL OF GDPR – LESSON 9: Integrating privacy in process and IT systems design - Privacy by design

22 Aug 2017 comment

Effective integration of privacy into all business processes is only possible by raising awareness of the importance of personal information, the benefits their processing brings to an individual and society, as well as the negative impact that unethical use of personal data may have.

Tencent's Mix of Games and WeChat Drives Best Growth in 7 Years

Tencent's Mix of Games and WeChat Drives Best Growth in 7 Years

22 Aug 2017 comment

Tencent is reaping the rewards of marrying social media with mobile gaming, according to Bloomberg. The Chinese internet giant posted its fastest revenue growth in seven years and a record profit that surpassed estimates by 35 percent, thanks to its marquee hack-and-slash title Honour of Kings.

Ericsson Sues Wiko for Patent Infringement

Ericsson Sues Wiko for Patent Infringement

21 Aug 2017 comment

Ericsson sued smartphone maker Wiko, in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents.

Kalanick Calls Benchmark Lawsuit a Fabrication

Kalanick Calls Benchmark Lawsuit a Fabrication

21 Aug 2017 comment

Uber’s co-founder Travis Kalanick fired back at investor Benchmark, saying its lawsuit seeking to oust him from the ride-hailing company’s board is based on “a fabrication” and accused the firm of threats and intimidation, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Plan $1 Billion Investment in TV Shows and Films

Apple Said to Plan $1 Billion Investment in TV Shows and Films

21 Aug 2017 comment

Apple plans to spend about $1 billion on original programming in the next 12 months, intensifying efforts to compete with Amazon and Netflix in video streaming, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan.

Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge

Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge

20 Aug 2017 comment

Bill Gates made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft shares that accounted for 5 percent of his fortune, according to Bloomberg.

Nielsen Will Try to Figure Out How Big Is e-sports

Nielsen Will Try to Figure Out How Big Is e-sports

20 Aug 2017 comment

Professional video gaming is the next big thing, but it's hard to say how big, according to Bloomberg.

Alibaba Sales Beat Estimates on Surging Chinese Consumer Demand

Alibaba Sales Beat Estimates on Surging Chinese Consumer Demand

19 Aug 2017 comment

Alibaba Group’s quarterly revenue beat analysts’ estimates, powered by Chinese consumers’ thirst for cheaper and higher quality goods online, according to Bloomberg.

Nokia-Maker Mixes With Apple, Samsung in New Smartphone Launch

Nokia-Maker Mixes With Apple, Samsung in New Smartphone Launch

19 Aug 2017 comment

Finnish company HMD Global unveiled its latest Nokia-branded smartphone in a first bid to win over Samsung and Apple customers, according to Bloomberg. The Nokia 8 will be available in September and will retail for a global average price of 599 euros, HMD said.

Google, GoDaddy Drop Neo-Nazi Group's Domain Registration

Google, GoDaddy Drop Neo-Nazi Group's Domain Registration

19 Aug 2017 comment

Google yanked its web domain support for the Daily Stormer three hours after the neo-Nazi website moved to the search engine’s registry system following its rejection from another, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo Posts Surprise Loss as PC Sales Crater and Costs Climb

Lenovo Posts Surprise Loss as PC Sales Crater and Costs Climb

18 Aug 2017 comment

Lenovo posted a surprise quarterly loss after losing its grip on the global personal computer market, while its smartphone unit continues to bleed money, according to Bloomberg.

Trump Advisory Forum Could No Longer Serve Purpose, IBM CEO Says

Trump Advisory Forum Could No Longer Serve Purpose, IBM CEO Says

18 Aug 2017 comment

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who had been a member of U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy and policy advisory group, said the panel was dissolved Wednesday after members determined that it could “no longer serve the purpose for which it was formed,” according to Bloomberg.

Europe's Old Media Forge Ad Pacts in Fight With Facebook and Google

Europe's Old Media Forge Ad Pacts in Fight With Facebook and Google

18 Aug 2017 comment

In an effort to retain advertisers and slow the advance of Google and Facebook, European broadcasters are setting aside traditional rivalries to forge alliances that offer wider reach for ads and internet-style data about audiences, according to Bloomberg.

Trump Says in Tweet Amazon Does Great Damage to Retailers

Trump Says in Tweet Amazon Does Great Damage to Retailers

18 Aug 2017 comment

U.S. President Donald Trump once again unloaded on  Amazon, tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it’s killing industry jobs across the U.S., according to Bloomberg.

NOA H10le Winner of EISA Award for Best Buy Smartphone

NOA H10le Winner of EISA Award for Best Buy Smartphone

17 Aug 2017 comment

In a fierce competition among well known smartphone producers, such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, Honor and LG, Croatian company Hangar18 has won a prestigious award for the EISA Best Buy Smartphone 2017-2018.

Uber Lines Up 4 Investors, But a Deal Hangs on Boardroom Battle

Uber Lines Up 4 Investors, But a Deal Hangs on Boardroom Battle

17 Aug 2017 comment

Uber is in exclusive talks to line up funding from four investors, but a deal, which could reach as much as $12 billion, hangs on the outcome of a courtroom brawl between two board members, according to Bloomberg.

Twitter User Under Fire for Outing Virginia Protesters

Twitter User Under Fire for Outing Virginia Protesters

17 Aug 2017 comment

A Twitter account called @YesYoureRacist sparked controversy after exhorting its 300,000 followers to identify white nationalist and supremacist protesters from last weekend’s march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to Bloomberg.

Rovio Said to Plan IPO at $2 Billion Value

Rovio Said to Plan IPO at $2 Billion Value

16 Aug 2017 comment

Rovio Entertainment is planning an initial public offering as early as next month that could value the maker of the Angry Birds mobile games and movie at about $2 billion, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Google Hires Former Star Apple Engineer for Its AI Team

Google Hires Former Star Apple Engineer for Its AI Team

16 Aug 2017 comment

Chris Lattner, a legend in the world of Apple software, has joined another rival of the iPhone maker: Alphabet’s Google, where he will work on artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.

Uber Rival 99 Embarks on Massive Brazilian Hiring Spree

Uber Rival 99 Embarks on Massive Brazilian Hiring Spree

16 Aug 2017 comment

Brazil’s unemployment rate is near its record, but at the headquarters of ride-hailing app 99 it’s nowhere in evidence, according to Bloomberg.

Big school of GDPR - lesson 8: DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment)

Big school of GDPR - lesson 8: DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment)

16 Aug 2017 comment

DPIA is the heart of GDPR. At its core, GDPR wants to restore control of personal information to owners through a change of thinking about them, and responsible behavior towards personal data at the social level can only be achieved by educating generations that are conscious of risks of irresponsible or malicious use of personal data.

Microsoft and Kaspersky End Dispute That Led to Antitrust Complaint

Microsoft and Kaspersky End Dispute That Led to Antitrust Complaint

15 Aug 2017 comment

Microsoft and Kaspersky have settled a dispute that led to antitrust complaints in Europe and an investigation in Russia, according to Bloomberg. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will make changes to the next update of Windows this fall.

Toshiba Chip Sale Talks Are Said to Stall On Payment Timing

Toshiba Chip Sale Talks Are Said to Stall On Payment Timing

15 Aug 2017 comment

Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governance issues, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Bitcoin Surges Past $4,000 as Speed Breakthrough to Fuel Spread

Bitcoin Surges Past $4,000 as Speed Breakthrough to Fuel Spread

15 Aug 2017 comment

Bitcoin soared past $4,000 for the first time on growing optimism faster transaction times will hasten the spread of the cryptocurrency, according to Bloomberg.