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Google Attacked by EU Consumer Groups Over Location Tracking

Google Attacked by EU Consumer Groups Over Location Tracking

28 Nov 2018 comment

Google runs the risk of hefty fines from the EU’s data-protection watchdogs after consumer groups accused them of abusing tools that track users’ location, according to Bloomberg.

IBM CEO Joins Apple in Blasting Data Use by Silicon Valley Firms

IBM CEO Joins Apple in Blasting Data Use by Silicon Valley Firms

28 Nov 2018 comment

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined a growing chorus of tech executives lambasting web platforms over their collection of user data and urged governments to target regulation, according to Bloomberg.

HPE to Start Recouping $4 Billion Edge Investment in Two Years

HPE to Start Recouping $4 Billion Edge Investment in Two Years

28 Nov 2018 comment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will begin to reap returns from its largest current investment before the end of a four-year commitment, CEO Antonio Neri said, according to Bloomberg.

iPhones May Get Hit With 10 Percent Tariff, Trump Suggests

iPhones May Get Hit With 10 Percent Tariff, Trump Suggests

27 Nov 2018 comment

Apple is poised for another setback after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that 10 percent tariffs could be placed on mobile phones and laptops made in China, according to Bloomberg.

Foxconn's Gou Sees Brisk Business at Least Until January

Foxconn's Gou Sees Brisk Business at Least Until January

27 Nov 2018 comment

Terry Gou, chairman of iPhone-assembler Foxconn, said his company’s business will remain strong at least until January, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Urges Allies to Avoid Using Huawei Equipment, WSJ Says

U.S. Urges Allies to Avoid Using Huawei Equipment, WSJ Says

26 Nov 2018 comment

The U.S. government is contacting allies to get them to persuade telecom companies in their countries to avoid using equipment from Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing the Wall Street Journal report.

From US to Croatia and Poslovna inteligencija

From US to Croatia and Poslovna inteligencija

26 Nov 2018 comment

Lauren Blatchford from North Carolina has chosen to do a student practice in Croatia at Business Intelligence.

Amazon Warehouse Workers Protest in Europe on Black Friday

Amazon Warehouse Workers Protest in Europe on Black Friday

26 Nov 2018 comment

Amazon employees in Europe protested warehouse working conditions, some using the slogan "we are not robots," according to Bloomberg.

Instagram Pushes Another Traditional Broadcaster to Go Vertical

Instagram Pushes Another Traditional Broadcaster to Go Vertical

25 Nov 2018 comment

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media has started vertical business “Vert” to help it capture advertising dollars migrating from classical TV to the internet, according to Bloomberg.

Brexit Data Talks Have Come a Long Way Since Protection Warning

Brexit Data Talks Have Come a Long Way Since Protection Warning

25 Nov 2018 comment

The European Union and the U.K. appear set to maintain commercial and personal data flows after Brexit, according to Bloomberg.

SoftBank's Next Robot After Pepper Skips Chit Chat, Mops Floors

SoftBank's Next Robot After Pepper Skips Chit Chat, Mops Floors

24 Nov 2018 comment

SoftBank Group is introducing a new robot, but unlike the talkative Pepper that went on sale three years ago, this one will skip the chit chat and just mop the floors, according to Bloomberg.

Ahead of EU Vote, Google Unveils New Policy for Election Ads

Ahead of EU Vote, Google Unveils New Policy for Election Ads

24 Nov 2018 comment

Google said it will roll out new policies in Europe to provide more transparency around political ads, ahead of European Union elections in the spring, according to Bloomberg.

Working Mother Names Lenovo One of “Best Companies for Dads”

Working Mother Names Lenovo One of “Best Companies for Dads”

24 Nov 2018 comment

Working Mother revealed its first list of “Best Companies for Dads,” and Lenovo was one of the 35 companies recognized on this year’s list.

Google Taking Over Health Records Raises Patient Privacy Fears

Google Taking Over Health Records Raises Patient Privacy Fears

23 Nov 2018 comment

Three years ago, AI company DeepMind embarked on a landmark effort to transform health care in the U.K., according to Bloomberg.

Foxconn Signals Deep Cuts as iPhone Demand Wanes

Foxconn Signals Deep Cuts as iPhone Demand Wanes

23 Nov 2018 comment

Foxconn became the latest Apple supplier to warn of anemic demand, with an internal memo suggesting that expenses will be cut by almost a half next year, according to Bloomberg.

Zuckerberg Says He Hopes to Work With Sandberg for Decades

Zuckerberg Says He Hopes to Work With Sandberg for Decades

22 Nov 2018 comment

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has come under fire for her handling of company disclosures about Russia’s election influence.

Microsoft and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance

Microsoft and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance

22 Nov 2018 comment

Nielsen and Microsoft released details around a newly developed enterprise data solution that democratizes one of the largest consumer data sets in the world.

Microblink awarded The Most Innovative Croatian Company in 2018

Microblink awarded The Most Innovative Croatian Company in 2018

22 Nov 2018 comment

Microblink received the Golden Kuna Award for its achievements in innovation, presented by the Croatian Chamber of Economy. Every year, the Croatian Chamber of Economy celebrates its anniversary with the Golden Kuna award ceremony, acknowledging the most successful businesses and their contribution to the Croatian economy. The award selection criteria include innovation, technological and financial excellence, the contribution to the industry it works in, as well as the contribution to the country’s overall economy. Their solution is also part of PhotoMath, which recently received the investment of $ 6 million and like Microblink received an award on yesterday’s Golden Kuna Award ceremony.

Amazon Reports User Data Snafu as Holiday Shopping Heats Up

Amazon Reports User Data Snafu as Holiday Shopping Heats Up

22 Nov 2018 comment

Amazon said it mistakenly shared customer data with undisclosed parties, a privacy misstep by the world’s biggest online retailer heading into its busiest time of year, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook's Ads System Suffers Glitch Days Before Black Friday

Facebook's Ads System Suffers Glitch Days Before Black Friday

21 Nov 2018 comment

Facebook’s system for buying ads is acting up just days before one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, according to Bloomberg.

Phones Fail in California Fires, Highlighting Cell Vulnerability

Phones Fail in California Fires, Highlighting Cell Vulnerability

21 Nov 2018 comment

As wildfires raged across California, mobile phones went silent as towers and lines succumbed to the flames, according to Bloomberg.

Senators Threaten to Regulate Facebook Unless It Makes Fixes

Senators Threaten to Regulate Facebook Unless It Makes Fixes

20 Nov 2018 comment

Senators Chris Coons and Bob Corker warned that Congress would impose new regulations to rein in Facebook unless the company addresses concerns about privacy and the spread of misinformation, according to Bloomberg.

Leading European Companies Select IBM Blockchain

Leading European Companies Select IBM Blockchain

20 Nov 2018 comment

IBM announced work underway with leading European companies to continue to innovate with blockchain, progressing projects from proof of concept to production environments.

Intel Announces $15 Billion Increase for Stock Repurchase

Intel Announces $15 Billion Increase for Stock Repurchase

20 Nov 2018 comment

Intel announced that its board of directors has approved a $15.0 billion increase in its authorized stock repurchase program.

Nvidia Gives Lackluster Forecast on Inventory

Nvidia Gives Lackluster Forecast on Inventory

19 Nov 2018 comment

Nvidia gave a disappointing sales forecast for the current quarter, showing the lingering loss of demand from the collapse of cryptocurrency mining, according to Bloomberg.

Whirlpool Will Manage Global Operations on the IBM Services Cloud

Whirlpool Will Manage Global Operations on the IBM Services Cloud

19 Nov 2018 comment

IBM and Whirlpool announced that Whirlpool will use IBM Cloud to manage and provide 24/7 access to the company's critical enterprise applications.

Intel Drafts Model Legislation to Spur Data Privacy Discussion

Intel Drafts Model Legislation to Spur Data Privacy Discussion

19 Nov 2018 comment

Intel released model legislation designed to inform policymakers and spur discussion on personal data privacy.

Facebook Board Defends How Zuckerberg and Sandberg Handled Crisis

Facebook Board Defends How Zuckerberg and Sandberg Handled Crisis

18 Nov 2018 comment

Facebook’s board defended how Zuckerberg and Sandberg have handled problems faced by the company, according to Bloomberg.

SpaceX Wins FCC Approval to Deploy 7,518 Satellites

SpaceX Wins FCC Approval to Deploy 7,518 Satellites

18 Nov 2018 comment

Elon Musk’s SpaceX won permission to deploy more than 7,000 satellites from U.S. regulators who also moved to reduce a growing risk from space debris, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Will Make at Least 1 Million Foldable Phones

Samsung Will Make at Least 1 Million Foldable Phones

17 Nov 2018 comment

Samsung will roll out its foldable phone in the first half of next year and produce at least 1 million of them, Yonhap News reported, citing the company’s smartphone chief DJ Koh, according to Bloomberg.