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Uber Revenue Growth Slows and Losses Persist as 2019 IPO Draws Near

Uber’s revenue growth slowed and losses persisted in the fourth quarter, casting a possible shadow over the company as it prepares for a public offering this year, according to Bloomberg.

LTE Router/Gateway Market Will Reach $1.9 Billion in 2022

While LTE macro networks have been in place for several years in the consumer market, LTE is seeing stronger uptake as a way to provide reliable failover or as a primary WAN connectivity solution in the enterprise, according to IDC.

Government CIOs Will Focus on Data Analytics and Cybersecurity

Data analytics and cybersecurity pushed cloud out of the top spot for increased technology investment by government CIOs in 2019, according to a survey from Gartner.

Ericsson Is Surprisingly Cheapest Vendor in China

In China, home to Huawei and ZTE, it’s cheaper to buy network equipment from Sweden’s Ericsson, according to Bloomberg.

Cisco Gives Bullish Revenue Forecast

Cisco gave a strong forecast for the current quarter, signaling confidence that corporations are continuing to spend on the company’s computer networks, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Scraps Plan to Build a Headquarters in New York City

Amazon said it’s axing plans to build a new corporate campus in New York City, bowing to fierce opposition from some residents and politicians, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson Joins O-RAN Alliance

Ericsson has joined the O-RAN Alliance, a group of leading telecom service providers and suppliers with the commitment to evolving radio access network architecture.

Smart Energy Water and IBM Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Smart Energy Water has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with IBM to leverage the IBM Cloud for SEW platform global deployment over the next five years.

EU Said to Mull Response to China Hacking After U.K. Report

EU member states are considering a possible joint response to cyber attacks allegedly conducted by a Chinese state-linked hacker group, according to Bloomberg.

iPhone Shipments Dive in China as Huawei Tightens Grip

Apple’s Chinese smartphone shipments plummeted an estimated 20 percent in 2018’s final quarter, according to Bloomberg.

NFVI Revenues Will Reach $5.6 Billion in 2022

Communications service providers are being challenged to transform their network infrastructure to create new business network services, generate new revenue streams, and improve their operational efficiency.

Future Smartphone Payments Will Rely on Software Security

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that the biggest shift in mobile payment security will be the move towards software-based methods, which rely on standard smartphone components.

Comba Telecom Will Provide Facial Recognition Solution at MWC

Comba Telecom announced it will be deploying the ScanViS ID facial recognition solution to expedite venue access at MWC19 in Barcelona.

First NOA Smartphone with a Triple Main Camera

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, NOA will present another smartphone from the Element F series, NOA F10 Pro.

Apple Buyout Targets Could Include Netflix, Sonos, JPMorgan Says

Apple investors are likely looking for the company to use its massive cash pile to make acquisitions, according to Bloomberg.

Top Three Priorities For HR Leaders in 2019

In 2019, HR leaders’ top three key initiatives will be building critical skills and competencies, strengthening the current and future leadership bench and improving employee experience, according to Gartner.

Cost-Cutting Isn’t Enough to Solve Crisis in Financial Services Industry

With banks struggling to improve their return on capital, many institutions are being forced to restructure and cut costs, according to PwC.

Apple Narrows Damages Qualcomm Can Seek in Patent Trial

Apple narrowed the potential damages Qualcomm can seek over alleged patent infringement before the two square off at a trial scheduled to start next month in San Diego, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Introduces Ultra-Slim 20Mp ISOCELL Image Sensor

Samsung introduced its smallest high-resolution image sensor, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2. The chip is expected to be in mass production in the first quarter of this year.

IBM AI Will Be Used for Flavor and Food Product Development

McCormick & Company and IBM publicly announced their ongoing research collaboration to pioneer the application of artificial intelligence for flavor and food product development.

Uber Faces a Billion Pounds Tax Suit From Lawyer Who Took on Brexit

The lawyer who spearheaded a landmark court case, which ended with the European Union’s top court ruling that the U.K. can unilaterally reverse Brexit, appeared in court for a fresh battle, this time with Uber, according to Bloomberg.

Cloud-Computing Giants Keep Growing Despite Slowdown Fears

Cloud-computing companies show that the demand is still booming, according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson Opens New Center of Excellence Training Facility in Texas

5G is becoming a reality at Ericsson’s new Center of Excellence training facility in Lewisville, Texas.

German Government Said to Rule Out Huawei Ban in 5G Expansion

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has ruled out an outright ban targeting Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing a government official.

Facebook's Model Attacked by German Antitrust Regulator

Facebook’s advertising model came under attack in a landmark ruling from German antitrust regulators who ordered, according to Bloomberg.

Mobile Ticketing Users Will Reach 1.9 Billion by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research found that users of mobile ticketing will total 1.9 billion by 2023, up from 1.1 billion in 2019.

EMEA Integrated Systems 3Q18 Market Revenue Grew 20.1 Percent

The integrated systems market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) showed significant growth in 3Q18, reporting $873 million in user value, with year-on-year growth of 20.1%, according to IDC.

Infineon and AMS Warn Investors as Demand Hits Europe Tech

Infineon and AMS have warned investors about future growth, adding to investor concerns about prospects for chipmakers and Apple suppliers, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Echo Share in the U.S. Will Drop Below Two-Thirds in 2019

The leading smart speaker continues to lose share to its smaller rivals. In eMarketer’s latest forecast, the Amazon Echo will drop below two-thirds of US smart speaker users for the first time.

IDC Forecasts Double-Digit Growth for the 3D Scanner Market

In its first forecast of the 3D scanner market, IDC projects that worldwide shipments will grow to more than 273,000 units in 2022 with a CAGR of 18.0% over the 2018-2022 forecast period.

Slack Moves Ahead Amid Direct Listing Plans

Slack filed with regulators to go public in the U.S. without disclosing details of its share-sale plans, according to Bloomberg.

VR Games Revenues Will Reach $8.2 Billion by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from VR-specific games will reach $8.2 billion by 2023, rising from an expected $1.2 billion in 2019.

Spending on 3D Printing Will Reach $13.8 Billion in 2019

Global spending on 3D printing, including hardware, materials, software, and services, will be $13.8 billion in 2019, an increase of 21.2% over 2018, according to IDC.

LG Partners with Microsoft to Accelerate Automotive Revolution

LG and Microsoft entered into a memorandum of understanding to enhance and further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business.

BNP Paribas Signs an Agreement with IBM Services

Banks are faced with changing consumer behaviors and expectations, in areas such as real-time banking, mobile services and access to a more complete view of their financial situation.

Sony Drops Most Since 2016 on Weak PlayStation 4 Demand

Sony reported weaker profits in the PlayStation business and cut its annual revenue forecast, triggering the steepest share decline in almost three and a half years, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Unveils First 1TB Embedded Universal Flash Storage

Samsung announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in next-generation mobile applications.

Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete 5G Data Call on 2.6 GHz Band

Ericsson and Qualcomm have achieved a non-standalone 5G New Radio data call on 2.6 GHz, adding a new frequency band to those successfully tested for commercial deployment.

Facebook Said to Be Target of More U.S. Probes on Privacy

Facebook has become the target of at least three more state probes into the alleged mishandling of user data, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple Is Said to Prep New 3-D Camera for 2020 iPhones in AR Push

Apple plans to launch iPhones with a more-powerful 3-D camera as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plans.

Hon Hai Expands Operations in India, Vietnam Amid Trade Tensions

Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, is increasing its presence in Vietnam and India amid the growing trade spat between the U.S. and China, according to Bloomberg.

Microsoft Sales Meet Estimates

Microsoft reported second-quarter sales that met projections, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook's Sales Beat Estimates as Advertisers Ignore Scandals

Facebook reported revenue that beat Wall Street estimates as advertisers stuck with the social media company through a series of privacy scandals, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Sales and Profit Top Estimates

Amazon’s sales and earnings in the busy holiday quarter beat analysts’ estimates, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Names Robert Swan CEO

Intel announced that its board of directors has named Robert (Bob) Swan as the seventh CEO in Intel’s 50-year history.

Qualcomm Projects In-Line Sales Supported by Move to 5G

Qualcomm gave a sales forecast in line with analysts’ estimates, indicating the company is getting a lift from the move to 5G, according to Bloomberg.

Social Networks Ad Sales Seen Rising Even Amid Privacy Woes

Concerns over privacy and regulation aren’t hurting Facebook and Google where it matters, their multibillion dollar advertising businesses, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Results Suggest Stability After a Tough End to 2018

Apple reported holiday-quarter results and gave a forecast that together suggested the company’s performance has begun to stabilize after a punishing end to 2018, according to Bloomberg.

DT Is Said to Warn Huawei Ban Would Hurt 5G

Europe would fall behind the U.S. and China in the race to install 5G if governments ban Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing an internal assessment by Deutsche Telekom.

EU Warns U.S. Tech Giants

EU warned the world’s biggest tech and advertising companies that they need to intensify efforts to combat disinformation ahead of European elections, or face regulation, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Ramps Up Huawei Fight With Iran and Trade-Secret Charges

U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Huawei, alleging it stole trade secrets from an American rival and committed bank fraud by violating sanctions against doing business with Iran., according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Mulls Building Physical Stores in London

Amazon is considering building physical shops in London and across southern England, as the online giant seeks to expand its retail presence, according to Bloomberg, citing a report in the Daily Mail.

CEOs Plead With EU Not to Impose Tech Tax

CEOs from some of Europe’s largest tech companies have urged European governments not to adopt a tax on digital revenues, according to Bloomberg.

Uber Open to Outside Investment for Self-Driving Unit

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said it was "possible" the company would look for outside investors for its self-driving car unit, but isn’t currently searching for backers, according to Bloomberg.

Texas Instruments Eases Fear of Major Slowdown With Forecast

Texas Instruments gave a quarterly sales forecast that was in line with reduced expectations, calming investor concerns about a collapse in global demand for electronics, according to Bloomberg.

Leading Industry 4.0 Players Collaborate to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), McKinsey & Company, SAP, Siemens and TÜV SÜD announced a collaboration to support companies, both big and small, scale the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Huawei Dealt New Blow as Vodafone Stops Buying Core Network Gear

Vodafone suspended purchases of equipment from Huawei for the core of its networks in another setback to the Chinese supplier’s growth ambitions, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive to Help Lead Its Own Work

Apple has hired an executive from Samsung SDI, the battery making affiliate of Samsung Electronics, to help lead its own battery work, according to Bloomberg.

SK Hynix Profit Misses Estimates

SK Hynix announced a 50 percent increase in dividends along with plans to cut investment if necessary, helping to bolster its stock even after reporting lower-than-projected sales and profit, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Is Planning to Merge Some of its Apps

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to integrate the chat tools on the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Services Strikes Agreement with Juniper Networks

IBM Services announced a $325 million agreement with Juniper Networks.

Tech Optimism at Davos Tempered by Trade Anxiety and Regulation

Tech companies are back pitching the promise of innovation, but this time they’re welcoming government oversight, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Phone Chief Counters Political Forces With Record Sales

Huawei’s consumer chief dismissed U.S. “political forces” and attempts to crimp the company’s growth, saying sales of smartphones and other devices surged by about 50 percent to a record $52 billion in 2018, according to Bloomberg.

AMD Kicks-Off 2019 Offering Complete Mobile Portfolio

AMD has recently announced the first members of its 2019 mobility line-up encompassing all notebook segments.

Intel Achieves Gender Pay Equity Globally

Intel announced it has reached a major milestone in global inclusion, achieving gender pay equity across worldwide workforce while also adding stock-based compensation to pay equity analysis.

Apple Ordered to Pull Part of Press Statement in iPhone Case

Apple was ordered to stop using part of a press release that claims all iPhones would still be available in Germany after it was banned from distributing several versions of the device in the country, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Expands Partnerships and Certification Centers for HDR10+

Samsung announced its HDR10+ ecosystem expansion to 45 industry partners and the construction of a new certification center in China.

IBM Gains as Quarterly Earnings and 2019 Outlook Beat Estimates

IBM beat analysts’ estimates for sales and earnings in the fourth quarter and gave a positive forecast for this year, led by its consulting businesses, according to Bloomberg.

U.K. Ministers Urged to Clarify Position on Huawei

U.K. ministers are being pressed to explain why Huawei hasn’t been banned from Britain’s next-generation mobile network, the Sunday Times reported, according to Bloomberg.

Netherlands Ponders Restrictions on Huawei Ahead of 5G Auction

The Dutch government will need to make a decision this year on whether to restrict Huawei from playing a role in building a 5G network in the Netherlands, according to Bloomberg.

Google Gets 50 Million Euros Fine as France Uses New EU Privacy Law

Google was at the receiving end of a hefty fine of 50 million euros by France’s privacy regulator, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Signs $540M Services Agreement with Nordic's Nordea Bank

IBM Services announced that they signed a managed services agreement with Nordea, under which Nordea Bank will outsource its IBM Z operations to IBM.

Lenovo’s LanSchool Air Joins Edwin, a Digital Learning Ecosystem

Lenovo announced that LanSchool Air, the company’s new classroom management platform, is now integrated into Edwin, Canada’s newest educational innovation.

Companies Launch Blockchain Pilot for Strategic Mineral Supply Chains

Ford, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals.

Telecom Italia's Network Separation Plan Rejected by Regulator

Italy’s communications regulator turned down Telecom Italia’s plan to separate its landline network, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Plan Would Permit Drone Flights Over Crowds

The federal government has unveiled a long-awaited set of proposals to dramatically expand civilian drone flights while also tightening security, according to Bloomberg.

Fortnite Flaw Put Millions of Players at Risk

A flaw in Epic Games’s Fortnite put the accounts of millions of users at risk of malicious attack, researchers from Check Point Software Technologies said in a report, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. Said to Prepare Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order that could significantly restrict Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the U.S., according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Amazon Shareholders Push to Halt Sale of Facial Recognition Tech

A group of activist shareholders are proposing that Amazon stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies until its board determines the technology doesn’t threaten people’s civil rights, according to Bloomberg.

Cisco CEO Warns Higher Tariffs Will Force Companies to Cut R&D

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins cautioned U.S. officials against increasing tariffs on Chinese goods, saying it would come at the expense of American innovation, according to Bloomberg.

Google Said to Face Third EU Antitrust Fine Within Weeks

The curtain could soon fall on the last in a trilogy of European Union antitrust fines for Google, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung TVs Will Offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows

Samsung announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Smart TV models beginning this spring.

IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

IBM inventors received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the company's 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership.

Swiss Data Backup Startup Veeam Raises $500 Million

Swiss data-backup company Veeam just won a $500 million vote of confidence from its backers, according to Bloomberg.

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Establish Strategic Partnership

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft have joined forces to develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the health care.

Healthcare Chatbot Interactions Will Reach 2.8 Billion by 2023

New findings from Juniper Research forecast that AI-powered chatbots will soon become the first responders for citizens’ engagements with healthcare providers.

Huawei's Founder Denies Spying, Praises Trump

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, broke years of public silence to dismiss U.S. accusations and to praise Donald Trump for his tax cuts, according to Bloomberg.

IDC Report Offers Framework for AI-Based Automation

IDC has published a framework designed to guide business and IT decision makers faced with planning and investment decisions related to AI for automation.

Xiaomi Places a $1.5 Billion Bet on AI and Smart Devices

Xiaomi will invest at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) on AI and smart devices over the next five years, according to Bloomberg.

Telecom Italia Is Said to Bid for BT Unit

Telecom Italia made a takeover offer for BT’s Italian business, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Huawei Arrests in Poland Show How Trump Vs. China Tests Europe

As Poland added to the global scrutiny of Huawei with the arrest of a company employee and a local former security agent, the country’s authorities also exposed the division in Europe over policy toward the Chinese technology giant, according to Bloomberg.

New IBM Weather System Will Provide Improved Forecasting

IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company unveiled a powerful new global weather forecasting system that will provide the most accurate local weather forecasts ever seen worldwide.

Uber and Lyft IPOs in Limbo as Shutdown Threatens 2019 Listing Boom

A couple of days into the new year, the U.S. government shutdown could ruin flashy public market debuts, according to Bloomberg.

China Increases U.S. Patent Holdings While IBM Keeps Top Spot

Chinese inventors received a record number of U.S. patents in 2018 and are on pace to overtake Germany in the No. 4 position of top recipients, according to Bloomberg.

CES 2019: Omate Announced Two New Smartwatches

Omate on CES 2019 announces the O6S, a Sigfox connected smartwatch to protect senior citizens, and O6 with 4G connectivity.

CES 2019: Samsung Showcases the Future of Connected Living

Samsung announced how the company’s investment in AI, IoT, and 5G technologies will serve as the building blocks for its vision for Connected Living.

Google Wins Round in Fight Against Global Right to Be Forgotten

Google shouldn’t have to apply the so-called right to be forgotten globally, an adviser to the EU’s top court said, according to Bloomberg.

CES 2019: Bosch Launches IoT Image Campaign

“Like a Bosch” is the tagline of a new global image campaign the supplier of technology and services launched at CES.

IBM Managers Discussed Ways to Thin Older Ranks, Documents Say

IBM managers discussed ways to make the company’s workforce younger and move jobs overseas, according to Bloomberg.

CES 2019: Samsung Unveils Modular Micro LED Technology

Samsung introduced its latest innovations in modular Micro LED display technology during its annual First Look CES event.