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Intel Achieves Gender Pay Equity Globally

Intel Achieves Gender Pay Equity Globally

24 Jan 2019 comment

Intel announced it has reached a major milestone in global inclusion, achieving gender pay equity across worldwide workforce while also adding stock-based compensation to pay equity analysis.

Apple Ordered to Pull Part of Press Statement in iPhone Case

Apple Ordered to Pull Part of Press Statement in iPhone Case

24 Jan 2019 comment

Apple was ordered to stop using part of a press release that claims all iPhones would still be available in Germany after it was banned from distributing several versions of the device in the country, according to Bloomberg.

Salesforce Is Planning to Add About 1,500 Jobs in Ireland

Salesforce Is Planning to Add About 1,500 Jobs in Ireland

23 Jan 2019 comment

Salesforce is planning to add as many as 1,500 jobs in Ireland over five years, in one of the largest such expansions in the history of the state, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Expands Partnerships and Certification Centers for HDR10+

Samsung Expands Partnerships and Certification Centers for HDR10+

23 Jan 2019 comment

Samsung announced its HDR10+ ecosystem expansion to 45 industry partners and the construction of a new certification center in China.

IBM Gains as Quarterly Earnings and 2019 Outlook Beat Estimates

IBM Gains as Quarterly Earnings and 2019 Outlook Beat Estimates

23 Jan 2019 comment

IBM beat analysts’ estimates for sales and earnings in the fourth quarter and gave a positive forecast for this year, led by its consulting businesses, according to Bloomberg.

U.K. Ministers Urged to Clarify Position on Huawei

U.K. Ministers Urged to Clarify Position on Huawei

23 Jan 2019 comment

U.K. ministers are being pressed to explain why Huawei hasn’t been banned from Britain’s next-generation mobile network, the Sunday Times reported, according to Bloomberg.

Netherlands Ponders Restrictions on Huawei Ahead of 5G Auction

Netherlands Ponders Restrictions on Huawei Ahead of 5G Auction

22 Jan 2019 comment

The Dutch government will need to make a decision this year on whether to restrict Huawei from playing a role in building a 5G network in the Netherlands, according to Bloomberg.

Google Gets 50 Million Euros Fine as France Uses New EU Privacy Law

Google Gets 50 Million Euros Fine as France Uses New EU Privacy Law

22 Jan 2019 comment

Google was at the receiving end of a hefty fine of 50 million euros by France’s privacy regulator, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Signs $540M Services Agreement with Nordic's Nordea Bank

IBM Signs $540M Services Agreement with Nordic's Nordea Bank

22 Jan 2019 comment

IBM Services announced that they signed a managed services agreement with Nordea, under which Nordea Bank will outsource its IBM Z operations to IBM.

Lenovo’s LanSchool Air Joins Edwin, a Digital Learning Ecosystem

Lenovo’s LanSchool Air Joins Edwin, a Digital Learning Ecosystem

21 Jan 2019 comment

Lenovo announced that LanSchool Air, the company’s new classroom management platform, is now integrated into Edwin, Canada’s newest educational innovation.

Google Spends $40 Million for Fossil Watch Tech to Fight Apple

Google Spends $40 Million for Fossil Watch Tech to Fight Apple

20 Jan 2019 comment

Google agreed to acquire smartwatch technology and personnel from Fossil Group in a bid to boost the search giant’s nascent efforts in the category, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Plan Would Permit Drone Flights Over Crowds

U.S. Plan Would Permit Drone Flights Over Crowds

20 Jan 2019 comment

The federal government has unveiled a long-awaited set of proposals to dramatically expand civilian drone flights while also tightening security, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Is Planning Three New iPhone Models This Year

Apple Is Planning Three New iPhone Models This Year

20 Jan 2019 comment

Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models this year, including a device to succeed the newly-created XR model, the Wall Street Journal reported, according to Bloomberg.

Fortnite Flaw Put Millions of Players at Risk

Fortnite Flaw Put Millions of Players at Risk

19 Jan 2019 comment

A flaw in Epic Games’s Fortnite put the accounts of millions of users at risk of malicious attack, researchers from Check Point Software Technologies said in a report, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Is Said to Face Record U.S. Fine on Privacy Violations

Facebook Is Said to Face Record U.S. Fine on Privacy Violations

19 Jan 2019 comment

A U.S. privacy investigation of Facebook is likely to result in a record fine against the company, according to Bloomberg, citing  a person familiar with the matter.

U.S. Said to Prepare Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms

U.S. Said to Prepare Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms

19 Jan 2019 comment

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order that could significantly restrict Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the U.S., according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Honor Sees Strong Growth Amid Global Industry Decline

Honor Sees Strong Growth Amid Global Industry Decline

18 Jan 2019 comment

Huawei’s brand Honor has cemented its position with strong growth in 2018, despite a global industry downturn, according to the latest IDC report.

Amazon Shareholders Push to Halt Sale of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon Shareholders Push to Halt Sale of Facial Recognition Tech

18 Jan 2019 comment

A group of activist shareholders are proposing that Amazon stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies until its board determines the technology doesn’t threaten people’s civil rights, according to Bloomberg.

Cisco CEO Warns Higher Tariffs Will Force Companies to Cut R&D

Cisco CEO Warns Higher Tariffs Will Force Companies to Cut R&D

18 Jan 2019 comment

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins cautioned U.S. officials against increasing tariffs on Chinese goods, saying it would come at the expense of American innovation, according to Bloomberg.

Google Said to Face Third EU Antitrust Fine Within Weeks

Google Said to Face Third EU Antitrust Fine Within Weeks

18 Jan 2019 comment

The curtain could soon fall on the last in a trilogy of European Union antitrust fines for Google, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung TVs Will Offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows

Samsung TVs Will Offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows

17 Jan 2019 comment

Samsung announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Smart TV models beginning this spring.

IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

17 Jan 2019 comment

IBM inventors received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the company's 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership.

Swiss Data Backup Startup Veeam Raises $500 Million

Swiss Data Backup Startup Veeam Raises $500 Million

17 Jan 2019 comment

Swiss data-backup company Veeam just won a $500 million vote of confidence from its backers, according to Bloomberg.

Uber Calls on Europe to Step Up Investment in Public Transport

Uber Calls on Europe to Step Up Investment in Public Transport

16 Jan 2019 comment

Uber is making a new pitch to European officials: invest in public transportation, according to Bloomberg.

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Establish Strategic Partnership

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Establish Strategic Partnership

16 Jan 2019 comment

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft have joined forces to develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the health care.

DaiBau Nets a Six-Figure Investment

DaiBau Nets a Six-Figure Investment

16 Jan 2019 comment

DaiBau, property construction and renovation platform, has bagged an investment of EUR 700k in a pre-Series A round led by South Central Ventures and followed by Vito ONE.

Huawei's Founder Denies Spying, Praises Trump

Huawei's Founder Denies Spying, Praises Trump

16 Jan 2019 comment

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, broke years of public silence to dismiss U.S. accusations and to praise Donald Trump for his tax cuts, according to Bloomberg.

Honor View20 Achieves a Series of Top Awards at CES

Honor View20 Achieves a Series of Top Awards at CES

15 Jan 2019 comment

Honor, smartphone brand of Chinese Huawei, won a series of ‘Best of’ awards at CES 2019.

IDC Report Offers Framework for AI-Based Automation

IDC Report Offers Framework for AI-Based Automation

15 Jan 2019 comment

IDC has published a framework designed to guide business and IT decision makers faced with planning and investment decisions related to AI for automation.

Xiaomi Places a $1.5 Billion Bet on AI and Smart Devices

Xiaomi Places a $1.5 Billion Bet on AI and Smart Devices

15 Jan 2019 comment

Xiaomi will invest at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) on AI and smart devices over the next five years, according to Bloomberg.