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Mass Production of iPhones Moves to India

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said the iPhone will go into mass production in India this year, a shift for the largest assembler of Apple’s handsets that has long concentrated production in China, according to Bloomberg.

Google Offers Europeans Choice to Download Rival Web Browser

Google began prompting Android users in Europe with the choice of downloading an alternative to its own Chrome web browser and search engine, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson and Swisscom in European Commercial 5G First

Ericsson and Swisscom have switched on the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe to support commercially available smartphones.

Facebook Poised to Fight Disclosure of U.S. Privacy Assessments

Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, according to Bloomberg.

Retraining Could Bring More Women into the Tech Industry

According to new research commissioned by HP, nearly 70% of the women surveyed from across the UK said they would be interested in jobs in the tech sector.

Pinterest IPO Raises $1.4 Billion

Pinterest raised about $1.4 billion in an above-range initial public offering, according to Bloomberg. Shares climbed as much as 33 percent in its trading debut.

Profitable Zoom Video Tops $9 Billion Valuation After IPO

Profitable video-conferencing provider Zoom Video will be valued at more than $9 billion in its public market debut, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Exits 5G Smartphone Modem Business

Intel announced its intention to exit the 5G smartphone modem business and complete an assessment of the opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, IoT devices and other data-centric devices.

Salesforce to Buy Public Service Affiliate for New Markets

Salesforce said it would acquire its affiliate, Salesforce.org, in a bid to enter the market for education and nonprofit software, according to Bloomberg.

The Annual Samsung Tomorrow Solutions Competition Opens Globally

Samsung Tomorrow Solutions 2019, an idea competition aimed at creating a better world, has been open globally.

Apple and Qualcomm Reach Courthouse-Steps Settlement to Suits

Apple and Qualcomm agreed to end a two-year legal battle over billions of dollars of technology licensing fees, according to Bloomberg.

Norway's Jensen Calls for Crackdown on Global Technology Giants

Norway’s Finance Minister Siv Jensen called for broader international cooperation to end monopolies of global technology giants that can overcharge consumers, according to Bloomberg.

NEM 2019 Revealed First Panel Discussions

The biggest TV-industry event in the CEE region is returning soon.

Nintendo Returns to VR With $40 Headset That's Got Potential

Nintendo has returned to the VR technology with an affordable headset that has potential for bigger things, according to Bloomberg.

Google's Ireland Tax Arrangement Said to Draw More EU Scrutiny

The EU has taken a closer look at how Google uses operations in Ireland to help reduce its corporate tax obligations within the trade bloc, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

KT and Samsung Achieve 1Gbps Speed on 5G Commercial Network in Seoul

KT Corporation and Samsung announced that they have successfully achieved 1Gbps speed over the air using KT’s 5G commercial network deployed in Seoul.

Facebook Suffers Third Major Global Outage This Year

Facebook suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, according to Bloomberg.

Uber Filing Is Set to Cement 2019 as Year of the Unicorn IPO

Since the federal commission that oversees IPOs reopened, companies have rushed to join the public markets, according to Bloomberg.

Siemens and Intel Demonstrate AI for Real-Time Cardiac MRI Diagnosis

Intel and Siemens Healthineers are collaborating on a break-through AI-based cardiac MRI segmentation and analysis model that has the potential to provide real-time cardiovascular disease diagnosis.

Bezos Rebuts Warren's Amazon Breakup Call in Antitrust Defense

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in an annual letter to shareholders, argued that Amazon’s growth has benefited its third-party merchants, a veiled riposte to calls to break up the company, according to Bloomberg.

Uber Is Said to Seek About $10 Billion in Year's Biggest IPO

Investors could get their first look at hundreds of pages of detailed information about Uber as soon as this week, according to Bloomberg.

China Plans to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining in Renewed Clampdown

China signaled its intent to ban cryptocurrency mining, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Achieves Largest Share of 5G Network Solutions in Korea

Samsung announced that it has delivered the largest share of 5G network solutions in Korea, making it the leading 5G network vendor in the country.

U.S. and China Said to Further Talks on Cloud Access in Trade Deal

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are discussing adding a concession on cloud computing to their trade agreement, people familiar with the talks said, according to Bloomberg.

Google Partners with Intel and HPE to Simplify and Accelerate Hybrid Cloud

Google signed partnerships with Intel and HPE to deliver faster and simpler hybrid cloud.

European Lawmakers Back New Online Terror Content Rules

Tech firms are one step closer to facing the threat of fines if they fail to speedily remove terror propaganda from their sites, under new European Union rules backed by lawmakers, according to Bloomberg.

Google Scraps New AI Ethics Council After Protest

Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its AI efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the panel, according to Bloomberg.

ECG App on Apple Watch Available Across Europe and Hong Kong

The ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, a product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist, is available in Hong Kong and 19 European countries.

Facebook-Streamed Violence Banned Under New Australian Law

Australia passed legislation aimed at stopping violent crime and acts of extremism from being live-streamed on the internet, according to Bloomberg.

U.K. to Fine Tech Companies for Terrorist Content

Technology firms face “substantial” fines or a U.K. ban under a new law if they don’t act swiftly enough to remove content that encourages terrorism and child sexual exploitation and abuse, according to Bloomberg.

Bosch Increases Investment in Startups

Bosch is increasing its investment in external startups, providing Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) with 200 million euros for a fourth fund.

Bezoses' Divorce Terms Ease Concern Over Who Controls Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will retain 75 percent of his stock in the company following his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, according to Bloomberg.

Game-Makers Probed Over Contracts in Europe

The European Commission accused Valve and five other video-game publishers of breaking competition rules, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo Named to Carbon Clean List

Lenovo announced content from “As You Sow” and “Corporate Knights” naming the company to its 2019 Q1 Carbon Clean 200 list.

Samsung Develops 10nm-Class DRAM for Premium Memory Applications

Samsung announced that it has developed a 3rd-generation 10-nanometer-class 8 Gb DDR4 DRAM for the first time in the industry.

Huawei and Honor Release New Goals for Dual Brand Strategy

The head of the Huawei Consumer Business Group Richard Yu has unveiled company's new strategic goals on his official Sina Weibo account.

France's 5G Bill Makes It Tough, But Not Impossible, for Huawei

If France is trying to keep Huawei out of its 5G networks, it’s doing it a lot more subtly than the U.S., according to Bloomberg.

80 Percent of Project Management Tasks Will Be Eliminated by 2030 by AI

By 2030, 80 percent of the work of today’s project management discipline will be eliminated as AI takes on traditional functions, according to Gartner.

Spending on Security Solutions Will Reach $103.1 Billion in 2019

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $103.1 billion in 2019, an increase of 9.4% over 2018, according to IDC.

Intel Appoints George Davis as Executive VP and CFO

Intel announced the appointment of George S. Davis as executive vice president and CFO.

Intel Unveils New Server Chips

Intel announced a new range of server chips aimed at maintaining its dominance over one of the most profitable segments of the semiconductor industry, according to Bloomberg.

HPE and Continental Launch Blockchain-Based Data Monetization Platform

HPE and Continental  announced a new platform for sharing vehicle data to enable new digital services that improve driver safety and convenience.

Google AI Ethics Council Is Falling Apart After a Week

Google recently appointed an external ethics council to deal with tricky issues in AI, but, according to Bloomberg, in less than a week, the council is already falling apart.

Investigator Says Saudis Hacked Into Amazon CEO's Phone

The feud between Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer took another stunning turn over the weekend, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Launches Its First 5G Phone This Week

Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 5G will be available for purchase in Korea starting April 5.

Facebook Mulls a Dedicated News Tab and Paying Publishers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is considering building a dedicated tab on the social network for news, and is willing to pay publishers for high-quality content, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Considers Restricting Some Live Video

Facebook is considering placing restrictions on who can post live videos in the wake of a shooting in New Zealand that was filmed and disseminated in real time, according to Bloomberg.

French Council of Clerks Will Deploy Blockchain Developed by IBM

IBM and the French National Council of Clerks announced the successful development of blockchain-based commercial court solution.

BlackBerry's Quarterly Revenue Gains Surpass Estimates

BlackBerry jumped the most in six months after fourth-quarter results surpassed analysts’ estimates, boosted by strong gains in licensing revenue, according to Bloomberg.

Lyft Valued at $22.4 Billion After Rising in Trading Debut

Lyft, the No. 2 U.S. ride-hailing company, jumped in its debut after raising $2.34 billion in an IPO that priced at the top of an elevated range, according to Bloomberg.

Singapore Will Invest S$724 Million in Technology Transformation

Singapore will allocate S$724 million ($535 million) under a current plan to transform its economy, according to Bloomberg.

Britain Slams Huawei for Failing to Address Security Risks

Huawei is putting U.K. national security at risk by failing to improve its devices and software, according to Bloomberg, citing a report by a U.K. security oversight body.

Asustek Admits PC Hack Attack, Disputes Kaspersky Estimate

Asustek disputed an estimate that an attack last year may have infected more than a million users of its devices, saying only several hundred PCs were infiltrated, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Board of Directors Extends Andy Bryant’s Term as a Chairman until 2020

Intel announced that its board of directors had unanimously decided to extend Andy Bryant’s term as a chairman for one additional year.

Norway Mulls Huawei 5G Decision That’s Not Black and White

Norway is facing a tough political decision on who should be allowed to build out its 5G network amid a push by the the U.S. to shut out Huawei, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Bans White Nationalism in Effort to Curb Racism

Facebook will ban content that references white nationalism and white separatism, taking a major step toward curbing racism and hate speech on the site, according to Bloomberg.

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP Announce New Open Data Initiative Details

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed additional details about the Open Data Initiative.

YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon

YouTube has canceled plans for high-end dramas and comedies, people with knowledge of the matter said, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Dodges EU Bans for Now as Bloc Unveils 5G Cyber Plan

The EU laid out a broad strategy aimed at ensuring its future 5G networks are secure from cyber threats, but stopped short of meeting U.S. demands for a ban on Huawei, according to Bloomberg.

CULedger and IBM Announce Collaboration on Blockchain Services

CULedger, a credit union service organization, announced a collaboration with IBM to pioneer new blockchain-based services to help credit unions provide a better experience for members.

Apple Dodges One Import Ban in Qualcomm Fight, Faces Another

In lawsuits against Apple, in two separate rulings, Qualcomm won one and lost one, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Warns of Weak Financial Results on Chip-Price Slump

Samsung said its first-quarter financial results will fall short of market estimates because of a slump in memory-chip prices, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Launches Several New Services

Focus on new services shows that Apple is trying to shift its revenue since its hardware business is slowing down.

EU Said to Urge Member States to Share Intel on 5G Cyber Threats

The European Union is set to call on member states to exchange information to manage the cybersecurity risks of 5G wireless networks, according to Bloomberg.

Top Seven Security and Risk Management Trends for 2019

Gartner has identified seven emerging security and risk management trends that will impact security, privacy and risk leaders in the longer term.

Ericsson and UNESCO Launch AI Skill Development Initiative for Youth

Ericsson and UNESCO have formed a partnership to develop a new digital skill learning program that has specific emphasis on scaling up AI skill development for young people.

Uber Is Said to Pick NYSE for 2019 Mega IPO

Uber has selected the New York Stock Exchange for its imminent initial public offering, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Gates Joins Bezos in 12-Digit Club as Only Centibillionaires

Bill Gates, once the world’s richest person, has again eclipsed the $100 billion threshold, joining Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in the exclusive club, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

U.K. Video Game Companies Shooting the Lights Out in 2019

U.K. video game companies are on a tear, due to the growing number of online platforms bolstering revenue, according to Bloomberg.

HP Unveils Its Virtual Reality Headset

At HP Reinvent, the company’s largest global partner event, HP unveiled a virtual reality headset Reverb.

Samsung Launches Highest-capacity Mobile DRAM

Samsung announced that it has begun mass producing the highest-capacity mobile DRAM, the industry’s first 12-gigabyte low-power double data rate 4X (LPDDR4X) package.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launches Intelligent Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Automotive alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the production release of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud.

EU Renews Calls to Social Media Companies to Fight Fake News

EU regulators have once again demanded Twitter, Facebook and Google do more to fight disinformation and help regulators check the effectiveness of the actions taken, according to Bloomberg.

Snapchat Owner Says It May Tighten Controls on Underage Users

The owner of Snapchat is working with British lawmakers on ways to stop underage users signing up to the popular social-media platform, according to Bloomberg.

Nearly 50 Percent of PaaS Offerings Are Now Cloud-Only

Nearly half of today’s platform as a service (PaaS) service offerings are cloud-only, according to Gartner.

Blockchain Spending Forecast to Reach $2.9 Billion in 2019

Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to be nearly $2.9 billion in 2019, an increase of 88.7% from the $1.5 billion spent in 2018, according to IDC.

US Department of Energy and Intel Will Deliver Exascale Supercomputer

Intel and the U.S. Department of Energy will deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States.

Google Unveils Stadia, Its Online Video Game System

Google has unveiled Stadia, a new game streaming platform that will deliver instant access to games on any type of screen.

Cyber Attack Hits Operations at Aluminum Maker Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s biggest aluminum producers, suffered production outages after a cyber attack affected operations across Europe and the U.S., according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Defies Global Troubles With Accelerating Sales Growth

Huawei has withstood criminal charges and international scrutiny to post rising growth in the first two months of the year, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Announced New iPads

Apple has announced two new iPads, a week before the company rolls out a media and entertainment bundle.

Germany's Bid to Catch Up on Digital Age Hinges on 5G Sale

Germany’s effort to catch up to the digital age starts this week with an auction of the airwaves needed to build ultrafast 5G wireless networks, according to Bloomberg.

New Digital Service Optimizes the Maintenance of Machines and Plants

Siemens has expanded its Digital Enterprise portfolio to include a new digital service for optimizing plant maintenance.

Qualcomm and Bosch Announce Research Collaboration on 5G NR for IIoT

Qualcomm and Bosch announced a research collaboration focused on 5G NR technology applications for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Apple Is Said to Pursue Prestigious Awards for New Video Service

Apple is targeting prestigious awards for an upcoming slate of original movies and TV shows, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plans.

IBM Brings AI and Advanced Analytics to the Industrial World

IBM announced a new portfolio of IoT solutions that team AI and advanced analytics to help asset intensive organizations to improve maintenance strategies.

AI Research Group Starts For-Profit Arm

OpenAI, the AI research group, is starting a for-profit arm that will allow it to raise more money, according to Bloomberg.

Social Media Blindsided by Mosque Shooter's Live Video

Social media platforms are facing harsher scrutiny after a shooter accused of killing 49 people in two mosques in New Zealand appeared to livestream the murders over the internet, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Unveils Next-Generation DCI Solution

Huawei recently unveiled their next-generation Data Center Interconnect (DCI) transmission solution.

IBM Named One of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies

IBM is being recognized as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

Facebook Says Server Change Caused Widespread Outage

Facebook said a shift in the setup of its computer servers caused a widespread outage described as the largest ever recorded to hit the social-media network and its other services, according to Bloomberg.

News Corp. Wants Australia to Break Up Google

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Australia asked the country’s regulators to push to break up or effective separation of Google’s digital advertising business, according to Bloomberg.

Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable AI are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner.

GSMA: EU Risks Undercutting 5G Future with Connected Car Legislation

The European Commission made a technology choice in its Connected Car Legislation that, in the view of the GSMA, undercuts its own 5G Action Plan and jeopardises its digital competitiveness.

Marketplace Lending Platforms Will Realise $137 Billion Revenues by 2023

New data from Juniper Research has found that MPL platform revenue will reach $137 billion annually by 2023, up from less than $30 billion this year.

Top Companies Join a Consortium to Develop CXL

Intel, Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, HPE, Huawei and Microsoft announced the founding of a consortium to develop Compute Express Link.

Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure

Top U.S. universities are shunning research money from Huawei amid pressure from Congress and the Trump administration, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Cellular Selects Ericsson for 5G Deployments

U.S. Cellular and Ericsson announced a multi-year contract for 5G network deployment.

HPE Launches Platform for Real-Time Processing at the Telecommunications Edge

HPE announced the Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System to help communication service providers capitalize on data-intensive, low-latency services for media delivery, connected mobility, and smart cities.

Nvidia to Buy Mellanox for $6.9 Billion in Data Center Push

Nvidia agreed to buy chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9 billion, gaining expertise to help it push into the growing market for data center components, according to Bloomberg.