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Qualcomm Attempt for iPhone Ban Questioned by German Judge

Qualcomm Attempt for iPhone Ban Questioned by German Judge

20 Sep 2018 comment

Qualcomm and Apple got mixed messages from a German court that’s hearing one of the many patent lawsuits between the technology giants, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson Will Acquire CENX to Boost Network Automation Capability

Ericsson Will Acquire CENX to Boost Network Automation Capability

19 Sep 2018 comment

Ericsson has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the shares in CENX, boosting their Operations Support Systems (OSS) portfolio with vendor-agnostic service assurance and closed-loop automation capability.

Amazon Investigates Report That Employees Leaked Data for Bribes

Amazon Investigates Report That Employees Leaked Data for Bribes

19 Sep 2018 comment

Amazon is conducting an investigation into employees that are said to offer sellers on its e-commerce program with an advantage by providing confidential internal data and other services in exchange for a fee, according to Bloomberg.

Dell EMC Introduced New Entry-Level Storage Arrays

Dell EMC Introduced New Entry-Level Storage Arrays

18 Sep 2018 comment

Dell EMC introduced the PowerVault ME4 Series, the next generation family of its entry-level data storage arrays designed for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Intel Acquired NetSpeed Systems for Chip Design

Intel Acquired NetSpeed Systems for Chip Design

18 Sep 2018 comment

Intel announced the acquisition of NetSpeed Systems, a provider of system-on-chip design tools and interconnect fabric intellectual property. Deal terms were not disclosed.

Adobe Sales Forecast Beats Estimates With Creative Products Leading

Adobe Sales Forecast Beats Estimates With Creative Products Leading

17 Sep 2018 comment

Adobe gave a sales forecast that topped analysts’ estimates, signaling that strong demand for its creative products continues to drive growth, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Pushes Into the Film Industry With Two Movie Deals

Apple Pushes Into the Film Industry With Two Movie Deals

16 Sep 2018 comment

Apple’s video division is making inroads into the film industry with the acquisition of two family-focused movies, according to Bloomberg.

In Fear of Voting Machine Hacks, Georgians Seek Paper Ballots

In Fear of Voting Machine Hacks, Georgians Seek Paper Ballots

16 Sep 2018 comment

Georgia voters fearing meddling with electronic voting machines may find out soon whether they’ll be going back to paper ballots in a November election, according to Bloomberg.

Renesas to Acquire U.S. Chipmaker IDT for $6.7 Billion

Renesas to Acquire U.S. Chipmaker IDT for $6.7 Billion

15 Sep 2018 comment

Renesas, the second-biggest supplier of semiconductors used in cars, plans to acquire Integrated Device Technology for about $6.7 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Opens a New AI Center in New York City

Samsung Opens a New AI Center in New York City

15 Sep 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it will open a new artificial intelligence research center in New York City to strengthen its AI capabilities.

Amazon Says Business Sales Reach $10 Billion Annualized Rate

Amazon Says Business Sales Reach $10 Billion Annualized Rate

15 Sep 2018 comment

Amazon said sales from its business-to-business platform hit an annualized rate of $10 billion globally, according to Bloomberg.

U.K. Surveillance Violated Privacy Rights, Europe Court Says

U.K. Surveillance Violated Privacy Rights, Europe Court Says

14 Sep 2018 comment

The European Court of Human Rights said that some U.K. surveillance programs, including the bulk interception of communications exposed by Edward Snowden, violate rules that protect privacy and family life, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Touts Its Largest Screens and Cheaper Models in iPhone Revamp

Apple Touts Its Largest Screens and Cheaper Models in iPhone Revamp

14 Sep 2018 comment

Apple debuted a trio of iPhones, holding fast to what’s now a familiar strategy: getting new buyers to pay higher prices and gobble up more services, according to Bloomberg.

New EU Copyright Rules

New EU Copyright Rules

13 Sep 2018 comment

Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression. Parliament’s position for talks with member states to hammer out a final deal was approved by 438 votes to 226, with 39 abstentions. It makes some important tweaks to the June committee proposal.

T-Mobile and Ericsson Sign $3.5 Billion 5G Agreement

T-Mobile and Ericsson Sign $3.5 Billion 5G Agreement

13 Sep 2018 comment

Ericsson and T-Mobile US announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment.

Google and Facebook Dealt Blow by EU Lawmakers on Copyright

Google and Facebook Dealt Blow by EU Lawmakers on Copyright

13 Sep 2018 comment

Tech platforms and internet activists protested the outcome of a European Parliament vote to back copyright rules, according to Bloomberg.

Baidu Cloud Collaborates with Intel AI

Baidu Cloud Collaborates with Intel AI

12 Sep 2018 comment

Baidu and Intel outlined new AI collaborations showcasing applications ranging from financial services and shipping to video content detection.

Broadcom Gives Upbeat Sales Forecast on Data-Center Growth

Broadcom Gives Upbeat Sales Forecast on Data-Center Growth

12 Sep 2018 comment

Broadcom gave a quarterly sales forecast that topped analysts’ estimates on strong demand for data-center semiconductors, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson and Liberty Global Extend European Partnership

Ericsson and Liberty Global Extend European Partnership

11 Sep 2018 comment

Ericsson and Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, have extended their partnership in Europe.

Business Sailing Experience Cup - Unique Mix of Congress, Sailing and Teamwork

Business Sailing Experience Cup - Unique Mix of Congress, Sailing and Teamwork

11 Sep 2018 comment

Business conferences are leaving the usual boring surroundings of concrete halls and are moving to sailboats.

Apple to Kick Off Product Blitz With iPhone Xs Line and New Watches

Apple to Kick Off Product Blitz With iPhone Xs Line and New Watches

11 Sep 2018 comment

Apple will kick off a blitz of new products this week, ending a year of minor updates and setting the technology giant up for a potentially strong holiday quarter, according to Bloomberg.

France Signals Progress Toward EU Tax on Global Technology Firms

France Signals Progress Toward EU Tax on Global Technology Firms

10 Sep 2018 comment

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire signaled that support is growing for a EU plan to tax the revenue of large technology companies, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo Unveiled Its Smartest Devices Yet

Lenovo Unveiled Its Smartest Devices Yet

10 Sep 2018 comment

At the company’s annual Tech Life event in Berlin, Germany, Lenovo unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices.

Dell Reports Climbing Sales Amid Plan to Go Public Again

Dell Reports Climbing Sales Amid Plan to Go Public Again

10 Sep 2018 comment

Dell reported growing sales and raised its outlook for the year in the midst of its $21.7 billion plan to return to public markets, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Expands San Diego Tech Hub and Plans to Create 300 High Tech Jobs

Amazon Expands San Diego Tech Hub and Plans to Create 300 High Tech Jobs

9 Sep 2018 comment

Amazon announced an expansion of its San Diego Tech Hub and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs in fields including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment.

British Airways Says Hackers Stole Customer Credit-Card Data

British Airways Says Hackers Stole Customer Credit-Card Data

9 Sep 2018 comment

British Airways is investigating the theft of data including personal and credit-card details from customers who used its website and mobile app to make reservations, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook's Shrinking Margins Top List of Stock's Recent Woes

Facebook's Shrinking Margins Top List of Stock's Recent Woes

8 Sep 2018 comment

Facebook has contended with many issues in 2018, yet their shrinking margins are giving investors the most pause, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Wins EU Antitrust Approval to Take Over Shazam Service

Apple Wins EU Antitrust Approval to Take Over Shazam Service

7 Sep 2018 comment

Apple won European Union antitrust approval to acquire music-identification service Shazam, according to Bloomberg.

Canon Joins Sony and Nikon in Battle for Pro-Photography Market

Canon Joins Sony and Nikon in Battle for Pro-Photography Market

7 Sep 2018 comment

Canon is finally entering the full-frame mirrorless camera market, joining Sony and Nikon in a new battleground for professional-grade camera equipment, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Accuses BlackBerry of Stealing Voice-Messaging Tech

Facebook Accuses BlackBerry of Stealing Voice-Messaging Tech

7 Sep 2018 comment

Facebook is suing BlackBerry for patent infringement, escalating the legal battle between the two companies over protected technology, according to Bloomberg.