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75 Percent Large Organizations Will Hire AI Behavior Forensic Experts

Despite rising regulatory scrutiny to combat privacy breaches, Gartner predicts that, by 2023, 75% of large organizations will hire AI behavior forensic, privacy and customer trust specialists to reduce risk.

Zuckerberg Knew of Problematic Privacy Practices

Facebook uncovered emails that seem to show Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, according to Bloomberg.

PwC’s 4,55 Million Pounds Fine Gives Fresh Ammunition to Audit Critics

PricewaterhouseCoopers was fined 4.55 million pounds by the U.K.’s accounting watchdog over failings in its handling of technology firm Redcentric, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Slow-Walks Digital Tax Talks, Hoping to Wear Down Allies

The Trump administration is deep in talks with 129 other countries on implementing a new standard for taxing digital companies, but its heart lies elsewhere in the discussions, according to Bloomberg.

Chewy's IPO Raises $1.02 Billion in Upsized Offering

PetSmart-controlled Chewy and its investors raised $1.02 billion in an expanded initial public offering, pricing its shares above an elevated target range, according to Bloomberg.

European Firms Welcome U.S. Tech Giants’ Digital Pay Push

European financial technology firms are embracing plans by U.S. tech giants to push into digital currencies and payments, brushing off potential rivalries, according to Bloomberg.

The Future of Self-Service Is Customer-Led Automation

In order to cope with the avalanche of digital information and activities, customers will increasingly turn to automation moving forward, according to Gartner.

Telegram Traces Massive Cyber Attack to China During Hong Kong Protests

Telegram founder Pavel Durov said a massive cyber-attack on his messaging service originated in China, according to Bloomberg.

HP and Xerox Expand Business Relationship

HP and Xerox announced an expansion of the companies’ business relationship.

IBM Expands its Quantum Computing Program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the Wits University in South Africa.

U.K. Chancellor Dismisses Post-Brexit Technology Flight Threat

Brexit or not, staying data compatible with Europe will be critical, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said, according to Bloomberg.

Bolt Relaunches in London After Two Years in Exile

Uber rival Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, has relaunched in London, nearly two years after its operating license was revoked by the city’s transit authority, according to Bloomberg.

Brexit Hampering Job-Seeking Activity and Business Confidence in the U.K.

The number of U.K. employees who are actively seeking new employment has plummeted, according to Gartner.

Apple’s U.S. iPhones Can Be Made Outside of China If Needed

Apple has a backup plan if the U.S.-China trade war gets out of hand, according to Bloomberg.

Microsoft's Next Generation Xbox Will Be Fastest Ever

Microsoft said its next generation console will be four times more powerful than the current Xbox One X, according to Bloomberg.

China Issues 5G Licenses as Race to Build Networks Heats Up

China approved four operating licenses for 5G networks, setting the stage for the new generation of telecommunications system, according to Bloomberg.

Cerealto Siro Develops New Foods Inspired by IBM Watson AI

A major Spanish player in the global food sector, Cerealto Siro Foods, has incorporated IBM Watson into its food innovation process.

Google Warns White House of Security Risks From Huawei Ban

Google has warned the Trump administration that it risks compromising U.S. national security if it goes ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing a Financial Times report.

VW Brand Will Trim as Many as 4,000 Jobs Amid Digital Overhaul

Volkswagen’s main car brand will let lapse as many as 4,000 general and administrative jobs while adding at least 2,000 IT positions over the next four years, according to Bloomberg.

LanSchool and Clever Team Up To Simplify Classroom Management

Lenovo announced a Preferred Partnership between LanSchool, its classroom management platform, and Clever, the most widely used rostering portal in K–12 schools.

Trump Plays Good Cop on Huawei After Pompeo's European Threats

U.S. President Donald Trump adopted a conciliatory tone toward Europe’s approach to Huawei, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Will Exit Undersea Cable Business Amid Trump Ban

Huawei is selling its majority slice of its global submarine cable division, exiting the business of laying undersea piping for the internet, according to Bloomberg.

Polish Agricultural Social Insurance Fund Adopts IBM Cloud

IBM announced that The Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), a social insurance provider for farmers in Poland, is adopting IBM Cloud.

Uber Examined by IRS and Foreign Authorities for Tax Charges

Uber is being examined by U.S. tax authorities and said that its potential tax charges in a number of key markets could change, according to Bloomberg.

Apple App Developers Jump on Silicon Valley Antitrust Bandwagon

Apple is under fire from the developers of basketball-workout and baby-naming apps as antitrust fever sweeps Silicon Valley, according to Bloomberg.

Google's Enemies Sharpen Complaints as DOJ Opens Antitrust Probe

The looming U.S. antitrust investigation of Google is galvanizing as many as a dozen companies to gather their complaints, according to Bloomberg.

YouTube Cracks Down on Videos Glorifying Nazi Ideology

YouTube toughened its hate speech policy after mounting criticism that the Google unit isn’t doing enough to keep extreme content off its online video service, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook May Be Told to Censor Users' Hateful Posts Globally

Facebook may be ordered to remove offensive content posted by users in the EU and then also hunt for similar posts anywhere in the world, according to Bloomberg, citing an EU court opinion.

U.S. Congress Opens Bipartisan Probe of Competition in Tech Industry

The House Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress is joining the rush to investigate big technology companies, according to Bloomberg.

Infineon Will Buy Cypress Semi in Latest Chip Mega-Deal

Infineon agreed to buy Cypress Semiconductors for about $8.7 billion in cash, the latest mega-deal for an industry grappling with slowing growth, according to Bloomberg.

Only 29 Percent of Marketers Participate in Advance Analytics Modeling

Data is the great enabler for marketing effectiveness, but only 29% of marketers report they are actively participating in advance analytics modeling, according to research from Gartner.

Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 3.9 Percent Year Over in 1Q19

Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals decreased 3.9% year over year to 22.8 million units in the first quarter of 2019, according to IDC.

Dell Sales Miss Projections on Server Weakness

Dell shares dipped after reporting sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates, with weaker demand for the company’s servers overshadowing profit that beat projections, according to Bloomberg.

Bosch Will Cooperate in Large-Scale Production of Fuel Cells for Vehicles

Bosch is entering the market for mobile fuel cells and paving the way for the breakthrough of this technology in trucks and cars.

Uber Will Reduce Promotions After Losing $1 Billion in a Quarter

Uber, in its first financial report as a public company, posted first-quarter sales near the high end of its previously disclosed preliminary results, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Shareholders Challenged Zuckerberg, Left Empty-Handed

The unhappiness that has been growing among Facebook shareholders for much of the past two years was on full display at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, according to Bloomberg.

NXP to Buy Marvell Wi-Fi Tech Unit in $1.76 Billion Deal

NXP agreed to buy the Wi-Fi connectivity business of Marvell Technology Group in a deal valued at $1.76 billion, according to Bloomberg.

China Threatens Sweeping Blacklist of Firms After Huawei Ban

China said it will establish a list of so-called unreliable entities it says damage the interests of domestic companies, according to Bloomberg.

UCLA Health Adopts Microsoft Azure

UCLA Health is deploying Microsoft cloud computing services to enable UCLA Health to synthesize vast amounts of clinical and research data to speed medical discoveries and improve patient care.

Two New USB PD Controllers for Power Adaptors

Samsung announced two USB Type-C power delivery (PD) controllers, SE8A and MM101.

Huawei Gets Backing From Malaysia in Rebuke to Trump's Campaign

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad praised Huawei, snubbing the Trump administration’s global campaign against the Chinese network gear maker, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Rolls Out New iPod Touch, Keeping It Alive in iPhone Era

Apple introduced a new iPod Touch, showing support for a product that hadn’t been updated in four years after long being overshadowed by the iPhone, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Calls on U.S. to Adjust its Approach to Tackle Cybersecurity

Huawei filed a motion for summary judgment as part of the process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

Unhappy Facebook Investors Seek to Confront Zuckerberg and Board

For the fifth straight year, Julie Goodridge has submitted a proposal to Facebook’s board of directors for a shareholder vote at the company’s annual meeting, according to Bloomberg.

SoftBank Plans Second AI Venture Fund of More Than $55 Million

SoftBank’s early-stage venture capital arm is setting up a second investment fund dedicated to unearthing promising startups in artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Unveiled New Product Lines at COMPUTEX

At COMPUTEX 2019, Intel made a sweeping set of product and technology announcements.

New Zealand Budget in Disarray as Treasury Systems Hacked

New Zealand’s annual budget has been thrown into disarray after the opposition National Party released parts of it early and the Treasury Department said its computer systems had been hacked, according to Bloomberg.

Google Invests 600 Million Euros to Expand Its Data Center in Finland

Google will pay about 600 million euros to build a data center in Finland amid a push by its parent Alphabet to invest heavily in servers, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo and Qualcomm Unveil World’s First 5G PC

Project Limitless is the years-long collaboration between Lenovo and Qualcomm to develop a new class of 5G connected PCs that are always-on and always-connected.

Europe's Largest Economy Votes Yes to Legalizing e-Scooters

Germany has become the latest nation to approve the use of stand-up e-scooters on roads and bicycle paths, according to Bloomberg.

HPE Projects Strong Profit on Continued Cost Cuts

HPE raised its profit forecast for the year on greater cost-cutting measures, topping most analysts’ estimates, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei to Invest 35 million Euros in Paris OpenLab

Huawei said it will invest 35 million Euros in its Paris OpenLab over five years.

Toshiba Memory Wants to Buy Stakes Held by Apple and Dell

Toshiba Memory Holdings will buy out the preferred shares in the chipmaker held by Apple, Dell and two other investors, the Wall Street Journal reported, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Says No More Walls

Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu spoke in Germany at the Potsdam Conference of National Security.

Apple Accused of Selling iTunes Customers' Listening Data

Apple was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people’s iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, according to Bloomberg.

Trump Says Huawei Could Become Part of Trade Deal With China

U.S. President Donald Trump said that Huawei could be part of a trade pact with China, according to Bloomberg.

Alibaba Faces EU Consumer Complaints Over Contract Terms

Alibaba faces complaints from six European consumer organizations into allegedly unfair user terms for its online retail service, arguing some of the clauses violate EU law, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Produces Half of its Chips

In a briefeing with chinese media, held this week, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said the company has excellent relations with US partners.

Facebook Removes a Record 2.2 Billion Fake Accounts

Facebook said it removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter, according to Bloomberg.

Qualcomm Will Seek Immediate Stay and Appeal of FTC Ruling

Qualcomm announced that U.S. District Court Judge Lucy H. Koh issued a ruling in favor of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the FTC’s litigation against the company.

Apple China Business Faces New Blow From Trump Huawei Ban

The U.S. crackdown on Huawei could make Apple’s already troubled business in China even more difficult, according to Bloomberg.

Carriers Drop Huawei Phones as U.S. Crackdown Crimps Plans

Phone companies are scrapping plans to sell Huawei handsets, threatening to impede the company’s global smartphone ambitions, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Expands New Collar Programs into France

IBM announced plans to expand its global "New Collar" programs into France.

Huawei Considers Rivals to Android After U.S. Ban

Huawei said it’s working on its own operating system for its mobile handsets and will consider rivals to Google’s Android, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Gives Limited Relief for Consumers and Carriers Using Huawei

The Commerce Department granted a 90-day relief for certain U.S. broadband companies and wireless customers using Huawei equipment, according to Bloomberg.

FCC Chief Gives Nod on T-Mobile – Sprint Deal, DOJ Leans Against

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he’ll recommend his agency approve the T-Mobile – Sprint, but the Justice Department is leaning against $26.5 billion merger, according to Bloomberg.

Síminn and Ericsson Move Towards 5G and Massive IoT in Iceland

Ericsson and Icelandic service provider Síminn are partnering to ramp up the move towards 5G through a core network and radio access modernization partnership.

Trump Huawei Ban Ripples Across Industry as Supplies Halted

The impact of the Trump administration’s threats to choke Huawei reverberated across the global supply chain on Monday, hitting some of the biggest component-makers, according to Bloomberg.

Global Hackers Are Thwarted by FBI and Europe in $100 Million Heist

U.S. and European law enforcement officials said they had dismantled a global organized cybercrime network, according to Bloomberg.

HPE Will Acquire Supercomputing Leader Cray

HPE and Cray announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which HPE will acquire Cray for $35.00 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion, net of cash.

Google Suspends Some Business With Huawei, Reuters Reports

Google has suspended some of its business ties with Huawei, Reuters reported, citing a source close to the matter it didn’t identify, according to Bloomberg.

Sony and Microsoft to Explore Strategic Partnership

Sony and Microsoft announced that the two companies will partner on new innovations to enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions.

Microsoft Will Spend $100 Million on African Development Center

Microsoft plans to spend more than $100 million over five years to open its first development centers in Africa, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Places Huawei and Scores of Affiliates on Export Blacklist

The Trump administration restrictions on Huawei took effect Friday, placing China’s largest technology company and its affiliates on a blacklist that curtails its access to critical U.S. suppliers, according to Bloomberg.

Bosch Honors Best Start-Up Collaboration

The Bosch Group recognized Code Intelligence and Hesai Photonics with the “Open Bosch Award” for best start-up collaboration.

Macron Says Europe Won't Block Huawei

Donald Trump’s latest offensive against Huawei puts Europe in an even bigger bind over which side to pick, but France’s Emmanuel Macron is holding the line, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Lands on US Trade Blacklist

Donald Trump ratcheted up his battle with China for dominance of 5G, moving to curb Huawei’s access to the U.S. market and American suppliers, according to Bloomberg.

Disney Takes Full Control of Hulu as War on Netflix Heats Up

Walt Disney will take full control of Hulu in a deal with co-owner Comcast that envisions the value of the streaming service soaring to more than $27 billion in five years, according to Bloomberg.

The Internet of 10 Million Things

Bosch IoT Suite reached landmark number of connected devices, 10 million, and that number is still rising.

Twitter and Facebook Join Global Pledge to Fight Hate Speech Online

The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence, according to Bloomberg.

Vodafone Cuts Dividend as Revenue Falls and Spectrum Costs Loom

Vodafone’s dividend has cracked under the strain of falling revenue, soaring spectrum costs and a $21 billion acquisition, according to Bloomberg.

Intel's 10nm CPU Will Start Shipping in June, 7nm Products Expected in 2021

At Intel's 2019 Investor Meeting, the company announced that they will start shipping its volume 10nm client processor in June.

Google Unveils Slew of New Digital Ad Formats in Amazon Battle

Google is giving advertisers a ton of extra digital real estate, adding new promotional formats to online search, YouTube and its increasingly popular Discover service, according to Bloomberg.

Bitcoin's Surge to Almost $8,000 Rekindles Memories of Bubble

Bitcoin jumped to almost $8,000 and didn’t look back, as its longest winning streak since 2013 continued to rekindle the global cryptocurrency market, according to Bloomberg.

Yara and IBM Join Forces to Transform the Future of Farming

Yara and IBM announced an agreement to build the world's leading digital farming platform, providing holistic digital services and instant agronomic advice.

Uber's Losses Reach Double Digits in IPO Debut Debacle

Uber shares extended the free-fall on Monday following a rocky debut after launching the biggest IPO of the year, according to Bloomberg.

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye Begin to Map Roadside Infrastructure in UK

Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency, and Mobileye have launched trials to create the first detailed roadside infrastructure dataset of Britain for a new, accurate and customisable location information service.

IBM Services Signs Agreement with Lenovo Data Center Group

IBM announced that it will support the customer experience of Lenovo's Data Center Group with Cognitive and Blockchain-powered field service solutions in over 200 countries worldwide.

U.K. May Face 5G Delay on Huawei Review

U.K. could face a delay accessing the next generation of mobile services if it places restrictions on Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing the cabinet minister overseeing the policy.

Germans Would Prefer to Start their Cars Using a Smartphone

76 percent of Germans found their car keys a pain at one time or another, according to a survey conducted by PULS on behalf of Bosch.

Singapore Studying Whether to Allow Digital-Only Banks

Singapore is discussing the possibility of allowing virtual banks to operate in the city state, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said, according to Bloomberg.

Lyft Tries to Assure Investors That Losses Will Drop in 2020

In its first financial report since going public, Lyft exceeded analysts’ sales expectations and assured investors that its hefty losses will decrease next year, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Plans to Invest KRW 133 Trillion in Logic Chip Businesses by 2030

Samsung announced that it will invest KRW 133 trillion by 2030 to strengthen its competitiveness in System LSI and Foundry businesses.

Microsoft and the BMW Group Launch the Open Manufacturing Platform

Microsoft and the BMW Group announced a new community initiative to enable faster, more cost-effective innovation in the manufacturing sector.

ServiceNow Unveils Google Pact on Path to $10 Billion Sales Goal

ServiceNow, a maker of cloud-based software, unveiled a partnership with Google Cloud and introduced new finance automation software in a bid to reach $10 billion in annual sales, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Prep Upgrades for iPhone Apps, Watch, Health Data

Apple is planning to unleash a slew of new apps, features and development tools at its annual software conference next month, according to Bloomberg.

South Central Ventures Invested in a New Way of Shopping Experience

South Central Ventures is adding another member to its portfolio in Serbia, Leanpay.

Uber Drivers Threaten Protests But $9 Billion IPO Rides On

Uber drivers in major cities across the U.S. and the U.K. threaten strikes over low wages and unstable working conditions, according to Bloomberg.

SoftBank Mulls IPO for $100 Billion Vision Fund

SoftBank Group is considering an initial public offering of its $100 billion Vision Fund, according to Bloomberg, citing the Wall Street Journal.

Ericsson Report Busts Myths on the Value of 5G for Consumers

Ericsson has released a new ConsumerLab report which busts industry myths surrounding the value of 5G for consumers.