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Intel AI Opens Door to Mobility for Quadriplegic Community

With HOOBOX Robotics’ Wheelie 7 kit powered by Intel AI technologies, people can control their motorized wheelchairs with simple facial expressions.

Huawei CFO Gains Bail in Canada as U.S. Seeks Extradition

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, according to Bloomberg.

Telenor Selects Ericsson for 5G Core Network Transformation

Ericsson has inked a new deal with Telenor Group to transform its core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Qualcomm Granted Preliminary Injunctions Against Apple in China

Qualcomm announced that the court in China has granted the company’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple.

Phone Carriers Fear Possible Order to Rip Out Huawei Equipment

Some small U.S. phone companies fear they’ll be forced to rip out network equipment made by Huawei, according to Bloomberg.

Microsoft Increases Commitment to Eliminate the US Rural Broadband Gap

More than 19 million people living in rural America do not have access to broadband, a service as necessary as electricity in today’s digital economy.

HCL Technologies to Acquire Select IBM Software Products for $1.8B

IBM and HCL Technologies announced a definitive agreement under which HCL will acquire select IBM software products for $1.8 billion.

Europe Was Growing Wary of Huawei Even Before CFO's Arrest

The shock arrest of Huawei’s CFO comes at a crunch time in Europe, as governments decide whether to crack down on the Chinese technology giant, according to Bloomberg.

Qualcomm Introduces First 7 Nanometer PC Platform

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, the world’s first 7 nanometer PC platform.

Europe’s Tech Scene Has a Diversity Problem, Says Atomico

The European tech sector is still far from addressing its lack of diversity, according to Bloomberg, citing Atomico's study.

Huawei CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Defraud Banks

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was charged with conspiracy to defraud banks and should not be granted bail because she may flee, a lawyer representing Canada said during a court hearing, according to Bloomberg.

HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years

HP announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program.

Huawei Releases the Autonomous Driving Mobile Network Solution MAE

Huawei officially released the Mobile Automation Engine (MAE) solution, which accelerates full-scenario autonomous driving in mobile networks.

Qualcomm Unveils New Chips to Fire Up Race to 5G Services

Qualcomm unveiled new chips that it said will run many of the first phones capable of connecting to new 5G services next year, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei CFO Arrested in Canada as U.S. Seeks Her Extradition

Huawei’s CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver in connection with potential violations by the company of U.S. sanctions on Iran, according to Bloomberg.

HPE Reports Successful Quarter and Fiscal Year

Hewlett Packard Enterprise had a successful fiscal year 2018 and the fourth quarter, ended October 31.

Europe's Tech Tax Plan Limps on With Franco-German Agreement

Europe’s efforts to tax large tech companies were kept on life-support as France and Germany proposed a final-hour compromise that scales back the broad plan initially envisioned by Paris, according to Bloomberg.

Ex-Uber Security Employees Allege Deeply Troubling Practices

Four former employees on Uber’s security team are claiming in court that the company is trying to block them from disclosing “a number of deeply troubling practices at Uber that have not been publicly revealed," according to Bloomberg.

Mastercard and Microsoft Join Forces to Advance Digital Identity Innovations

Mastercard and Microsoft announced a strategic collaboration to improve how people manage and use their digital identity.

Apple Is Said to Miss Rapid 5G Takeoff, Sitting Out Tech Shift

Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to 5G, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with its plans.

GfK and Trax Forge Alliance for Technology and Durable Goods Industry

GfK and Trax announced that they have joined forces to offer technology and durable goods brands a new level of digital insights to improve in-store performance.

Intel Sets Goal to Spend $200 Million with Women-Owned Businesses

Intel recently announced achieving full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in our U.S. workforce two years early.

Vestager Urged to Probe How Tech Giants Cash In on Ads

EU antitrust enforcers are being urged to scrutinize how ads fuel profits at tech giants as watchdogs start to investigate how the market works, according to Bloomberg.

A Very Good Quarter and a Fiscal Year for HP

HP announced fiscal 2018 net revenue of $58.5 billion, up 12% (up 10% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

IBM and Columbia University Launch Programs for Blockchain Startups

IBM and Columbia University announced two new accelerator programs to build and scale the next generation of blockchain innovation.

Chinese Takeover of EU Tech Assets Set for Greater Scrutiny

Chinese investors have renewed their shopping spree for high-tech assets in Europe, but new rules from the EU promise greater scrutiny of such acquisitions, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Cloud Launched Worldwide Blockchain Service

Huawei Cloud officially launched its Blockchain Service (BCS) for global use on November 15 after launching it for commercial use in China on October 10th.

Alphabet Aims to Win Over Toronto With Affordable Housing

Alphabet’s digital city on Toronto’s waterfront will be made out of wood, heated by geothermal wells and offer a swathe of affordable housing, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Under Fire in Europe as Germany Adds Antitrust Probe

Amazon’s double role as Germany’s largest retailer and biggest online host for smaller stores is the target of an antitrust probe into the terms the company sets for other sellers, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Joins Partnership on AI for the Future of AI Safety

Samsung announced that it joined the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (PAI) to Benefit People and Society.

AWS Announces 13 New Machine Learning Services and Capabilities

Amazon Web Services announced 13 new machine learning capabilities and services, across all layers in the machine learning stack, to help put machine learning in the hands of even more developers.

Nintendo Switch Loses Shine With Shipments Seen Missing Target

Doubts are growing whether Nintendo’s Switch can ever become a mass-market product, according to Bloomberg.

European Startups Call for Stock Option Fix to Compete With U.S.

Some of Europe’s most successful technology startups are urging governments to change laws to make employee stock options more attractive, in order to better compete with Silicon Valley, according to Bloomberg.

HPE Pointnext Expands Datacenter Care Services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced new operational capabilities to their Datacenter Care services experience designed to transform and optimize customers’ IT environments from the edge to the cloud.

Uber Fined 385,000 Pounds by U.K. Regulator Over 2016 Cyber Attack

Uber was fined 385,000 pounds over a cyber attack that compromised the data of millions of customers and tens of thousands of drivers, according to Bloomberg.

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

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.

Siemens Extends Digital Enterprise Offering

By expanding its Digital Enterprise portfolio and integrating future technologies, Siemens is driving forward the digital transformation of the discrete and process industries.

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

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.

Huawei's 5G Microwave Headed for Full Commercialization

Huawei released the SingleRAN Pro solution, including 5G microwave.

New System for Managing Industrie 4.0 Communication Networks

Siemens is launching Sinec NMS, a future-proof network management system (NMS).

Foxconn's Gou Sees Brisk Business at Least Until January

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

Samsung Introduces Two New 0.8μm ISOCELL Image Sensors

Samsung Electronics introduced two new 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensors: the 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM1 and the 32Mp ISOCELL Bright GD1.

Telefónica and IBM Will Apply Blockchain to Streamline Telco Processes

Telefónica and IBM announced a collaboration to implement blockchain technology to streamline core business processes.

Amazon Warehouse Workers Protest in Europe on Black Friday

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

Siemens Introduces Solution to Improve 3D Printing Accuracy

Siemens announced a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Process Simulation solution for predicting distortion during 3D printing.

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

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.

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

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.

Bosch Gets the World’s First Curved Instrument Cluster on the Road

Bosch is putting the world’s first curved instrument cluster in the cockpit of a mass-production vehicle.

Intel Accelerates Timing for XMM 8160 5G Modem to Support 5G Rollouts

Intel announced the XMM 8160 5G modem, a multimode modem optimized to provide 5G connectivity to devices like phones, PCs and broadband access gateways.

Foxconn Signals Deep Cuts as iPhone Demand Wanes

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.

DISH Selects Ericsson for NB-IoT Radio Access and Core Network

DISH Network has selected Ericsson to deliver a radio access and core network for their Narrowband Internet of Things network slated for completion in March 2020.

Microsoft and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance

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

Amazon Reports User Data Snafu as Holiday Shopping Heats Up

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.

Huawei Unveils 5G Home Broadband Capability in London

Huawei and Three UK showcased a 5G home broadband demonstration using Three UK’s 100MHz C-Band spectrum.

Seagate and IBM Will Reduce Hard Drive Counterfeiting with Blockchain

Seagate and IBM announced they are working together to reduce product counterfeiting using blockchain and security technologies.

Phones Fail in California Fires, Highlighting Cell Vulnerability

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

Leading European Companies Select IBM Blockchain

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

Bosch Sends Sensor System to ISS

Bosch in North America and Astrobotic Technology announced a research partnership to send experimental sensor technology to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as May 2019.

Intel Announces $15 Billion Increase for Stock Repurchase

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

NEC and Samsung Announce 5G Partnership Agreement

NEC and Samsung announced a partnership of joint effort to strengthen their next generation business portfolio including 5G.

Whirlpool Will Manage Global Operations on the IBM Services Cloud

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

Bosch AR and ActiveSchematics Speed up Repair Work

Bosch supports service technicians by means of innovative Augmented Reality applications.

Samsung Will Make at Least 1 Million Foldable Phones

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.

Google Merges DeepMind Health App With Other AI Efforts

Alphabet is merging part of its London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind into sister company Google, according to Bloomberg.

Dell Boosts Final Offer for Tracking Stock to $120 a Share

Dell boosted an offer to shareholders of its tracking stock, DVMT, to win support for the company’s plan to return to public markets, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Releases European Talent Program and Employee Value Proposition

Huawei held a talent engagement event "DigitALL Night" in Rome.

Waymo Said to Launch First Driverless Car Service in December

Waymo, the subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, is planning to launch the world’s first commercial driverless car service in early December, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the plans.

Smart Dubai and IBM Will Offer Government-Endorsed Blockchain Platform

Smart Dubai and IBM announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform, the first government-endorsed blockchain platform as-a-service in the United Arab Emirates.

Samsung Presented Exynos 9 Series 9820 Processor

Samsung announced its latest premium application processor, the Exynos 9 Series 9820, equipped for on-device AI applications.

SoftBank Is Raising $21 Billion in IPO to Fund Tech Deals

SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son is seeking to raise 2.4 trillion yen ($21.1 billion) in an initial public offering of his Japanese telecom business, according to Bloomberg.

Siemens and Aruba Form Strategic Partnership for Integrated Networks

Siemens and Aruba announced a strategic partnership focused on bridging the Operational Technology and Information Technology worlds.

Microsoft, Google and Samsung Back Paris Cyber Pledge

Microsoft, Google and Samsung are backing a cybersecurity pledge coming out of Paris that promises to unite tech giants and governments in battling election tampering, compromised electronic components and software hacks, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Splits HQ2 Between New York and Washington

Amazon will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, Virginia, according to Bloomberg.

SAP to Buy Qualtrics for 7 Billion Euros in its Largest-Ever Deal

SAP is making its largest acquisition yet as it battles rivals in selling software to clients that want to better understand their customers, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson, Einride and Telia Power Sustainable, Self-driving Trucks with 5G

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden.

Amazon to Start Selling Latest Apple Products, Excluding Speaker

Apple and Amazon, two of the world’s most valuable technology companies, struck a deal to get the newest iPhones into the hands of Amazon customers, according to Bloomberg.

Gap Chose Microsoft Cloud for Their Digital Transformation

Gap announced it has established a strategic partnership with Microsoft to drive its digital transformation strategies and continue to create new customer experiences across all brands.

Lenovo Had Revenue and Profit Growth in 3Q18

For the third straight quarter, Lenovo achieved strong double-digit growth in revenue year-over-year.

Alibaba Sets Singles' Day Record With $31 Billion in Sales

Alibaba logged 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales for its annual Singles’ Day extravaganza setting a record, according to Bloomberg.

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Fears for 2020 U.S. Election

The whistle-blower behind the Cambridge Analytica revelations said he had no confidence that enough is being done to prevent foreign interference via social media in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, according to Bloomberg.

SoftBank IPO Is Said to Seek $18 Billion From Retail Investors

SoftBank is seeking to raise a record 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) from Japanese individuals in the initial public offering of its mobile phone unit, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Sony and Lenovo Announce Patent Agreement for VR Headsets

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Lenovo announced they have signed a two-year patent license agreement.

Siemens Signs Future Pact for Germany as an Industrial Location

Siemens plans to make its biggest single investment ever in the company's history in Berlin.

Ericsson to Deliver Mission-critical Communications to UN Peacekeepers

The United Nations has selected Ericsson to supply peacekeeping missions around the globe with their own LTE networks providing mission-critical communications capabilities.

Uber Plans to Triple Headcount on Food Delivery in Europe Region

Uber said it’ll triple headcount working on food delivery across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to Bloomberg.

HP Completes Acquisition of Apogee

HP announced it completed the acquisition of Apogee Corporation, a U.K. based office equipment dealer and Europe’s largest independent provider of print, outsourced services, and document and process technology.

South East European Startups Select IBM Cloud

At its THINK South East Europe conference, IBM announced momentum of its cloud solutions among European startups.

Amazon Is Said Near Plan for HQ2 in New York and Virginia

Amazon’s yearlong search for a second headquarters is nearing an end, people with knowledge of the matter said, according to Bloomberg.

Travelport and IBM are Expanding Their Partnership

Travelport announced it is expanding its longstanding partnership with IBM to further develop innovations designed to disrupt the travel industry.

Bosch Enters the Car-Sharing Business with Electric Vans

Bosch is launching a new sharing service for electric vans.

GoPro Gives Disappointing Holiday Revenue Forecast

GoPro shares tumbled the most in almost 10 months after giving an outlook for sales in the holiday period that missed analysts’ estimates, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo Opens Its Newest Campus in Beijing

Lenovo officially opened its new campus in the Phase II of Zhongguancun Software Park, the high-tech zone in the northwest of Beijing.

Fujitsu and Ericsson Team Up on 5G Partnership

Fujitsu and Ericsson have entered an agreement to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions and related services under a strategic partnership.

Alibaba Cuts Sales Outlook as U.S.-China Tensions Hurt Economy

Alibaba trimmed its annual revenue forecast after quarterly sales missed estimates, underscoring the extent to which escalating tensions with the U.S. are hurting the Chinese economy, according to Bloomberg.

Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors Invest in Israel

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride hailing service, or Mobility-as-a-Service, starting next year.

Dell EMC Announced Brand New Cyber Recovery Software

Dell EMC announced Cyber Recovery software, along with Cyber Recovery Services, designed to help provide a last line of data protection defense against ransomware and destructive cyber attacks.

Nintendo Misses Estimates as Lack of New Games Hits Sales Growth

Nintendo’s quarterly results missed analyst estimates as a lack of hit games led to the slowest revenue growth since the launch of its Switch console in March 2017, according to Bloomberg.

Switch Struggles to Keep Up With Older PS4

The five-year-old PlayStation 4 is delivering more energy, and profit growth, for Sony’s business, when compared with Nintendo’s much-newer Switch, according to Bloomberg.

HP and NTU Open Their First Corporate Innovation Lab in Asia

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, HP and the National Research Foundation (NRF) announced the new HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab.