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Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund Awards FaceID Firm Finisar $390 Million

Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund Awards FaceID Firm Finisar $390 Million

Finisar Corp, which makes technology which is used for facial recognition has been awarded approximately $390 million by the Advanced Manufacturing Fund of Apple. The award will fund Finisar’s research and development efforts as... 
Predix Software Development Kit To Be Made Available For iOS

Predix Software Development Kit To Be Made Available For iOS

A partnership between Apple and General Electric has been announced. The partnership will see General Electric’s industrial software made available to Apple’s mobile devices running on iOS. In the near future a software development... 
Microsoft Ventures Initiates AI Contest In Collaboration With Venture Capital Firms

Microsoft Ventures Initiates AI Contest In Collaboration With Venture Capital Firms

Microsoft has announced a global contest with prize money of $3.5 million. The contest is aimed at finding a startup with the best idea on how artificial intelligence can harnessed in solving a real-world problem. To run the global... 
Spotify Eyeing Direct Listing As Valuation Boosted

Spotify Eyeing Direct Listing As Valuation Boosted

Reports indicate that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has held meetings with Spotify concerning the online music streaming company’s potential public listing. According to sources the SEC asked for more information on... 
Hackers Using The Software Supply Chain To Plant Backdoors And Malware

Hackers Using The Software Supply Chain To Plant Backdoors And Malware

Reports indicate that hackers have devised a new way of spreading malware through the supply chain. According to the reports the hackers compromise software vendors who are trusted and then subvert the products with malicious versions... 
Tez, A Digital Payments Service Developed By Google, Launches In India

Tez, A Digital Payments Service Developed By Google, Launches In India

A mobile payments service has been launched by Google in India. The mobile payments service, known as Tez, has been unveiled at a time when India is emerging as one of the world’s fastest-growing markets with regards to smartphones. “Tez... 
AMD Inks Partnership With Baidu Even As NVIDIA Continues Dominance

AMD Inks Partnership With Baidu Even As NVIDIA Continues Dominance

With the growth of artificial intelligence one of the technology firms that has been among the largest beneficiaries is NVIDIA Corporation. This is because graphics processing units which NVIDIA makes for gaming are also used in artificial... 
HP And Siemens Ink Agreement In 3D Printing

HP And Siemens Ink Agreement In 3D Printing

HP and Siemens have inked an agreement aiming to partner in 3D printing technology. In the partnership the NX software platform that belongs to Siemens will be integrated with the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems owned by HP. With... 
T-Mobile Unlimited Plan Subscribers To Get Free Netflix

T-Mobile Unlimited Plan Subscribers To Get Free Netflix

T-Mobile has announced that it will be giving away a free subscription to Netflix for those customers who have subscribed to its unlimited data plans with at the minimum two lines activated on the plan. This was revealed by John Legere,... 
Mammography System With Patient-Assisted Compression Launched By GE Healthcare

Mammography System With Patient-Assisted Compression Launched By GE Healthcare

A new device has been made available on the market in the United States and may help provide mammogram patients with physical comfort as well as reduce their anxiety during examinations. This is following the approval granted to Senographe... 
Microsoft’s Cortana And Amazon’s Alexa Will Now Be Able To Communicate

Microsoft’s Cortana And Amazon’s Alexa Will Now Be Able To Communicate

Amazon and Microsoft have revealed plans to collaborate in voice computing in a partnership that reinforces the fact that content is critical in voice assistants. This will see the voice-enabled digital assistants belonging to the... 
Apple Expected To Unveil Showcase iPhone On September 12

Apple Expected To Unveil Showcase iPhone On September 12

A product launch event has been scheduled by Apple for September 12 lending credence to the belief that the tech giant will unveil a new range of iPhones as well as smartwatches weeks before holiday shopping kicks off. According to... 
Microsoft Unveils Project Brainwave For Real-Time Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Unveils Project Brainwave For Real-Time Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft has unveiled a new system known as Brainwave which lets developers deploy onto programmable silicon machine learning models with a view to achieving high performance compared to what is possible with a GPU or a CPU. During... 
Google Emerges As The Leader Among Top Four Tech Stocks

Google Emerges As The Leader Among Top Four Tech Stocks

According to Scott Kessler, an analyst at CFRA, the four technology stocks that investors should focus most on are Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet. In the opinion of the analyst the four firms are more representative of the industry... 
General Electric To Lead Wind Power Project In Abu Dhabi

General Electric To Lead Wind Power Project In Abu Dhabi

Masdar, a renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi, has signed a deal with a consortium made up of several global players to put up a wind farm in Oman. The consortium consists of TSK from Spain and the US-based General Electric. The... 
Terms Of Service For Twitter And Facebook To Remain Unchanged After Charlottesville Violence

Terms Of Service For Twitter And Facebook To Remain Unchanged After Charlottesville Violence

The violent protests that were witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia will not change the way social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook handle racist or extremist commentary. The two social media firms have indicated that... 
The Most Downloaded Android App Is WhatsApp

The Most Downloaded Android App Is WhatsApp

Download statistics from last month reveal that some of the most downloaded apps for Android mobile devices were developed by Facebook. In the top list of downloads, Facebook’s family of apps take the top four positions. When the... 
Pandora Users Listening On Smart Speakers Increase Dramatically

Pandora Users Listening On Smart Speakers Increase Dramatically

Pandora’s earnings report for the second quarter has revealed that the number of people who use the music streaming platform on smart speakers has increased by 282% from a year ago. This development has come at a time when voice-activated... 
Over 100 Live Channels Added To DirecTV Now

Over 100 Live Channels Added To DirecTV Now

AT&T has disclosed that its DirecTV Now service has over 100 local channels available. The telecommunications giant is also in plans to increase the number of local channels by three times vis-à-vis the number that was available... 
Bank Of America And Paypal Forge Partnership To Ease Purchases

Bank Of America And Paypal Forge Partnership To Ease Purchases

PayPal and Bank of America have announced a partnership which will allow customers of the lender to conduct transactions with PayPal both in retail outlets. The partnership will also allow PayPal users to link their accounts with cards... 
Hint Of iPhone 8 Launch Date Could Come From Quarterly Earnings Report

Hint Of iPhone 8 Launch Date Could Come From Quarterly Earnings Report

This fall a radically redesigned iPhone is expected to be released with analysts projecting that the sales might turn out to be stellar leading to Apple becoming the first firm to have a market value of $1 trillion. However, the exact... 
T-Mobile Posts Better Numbers Than Expected in Second Quarter

T-Mobile Posts Better Numbers Than Expected in Second Quarter

T-Mobile posted quarterly earnings above and beyond what Wall Street had expected. Apparently, mobile service customers flocked to the nation’s fourth-largest carrier in droves with new customers numbers reaching upwards of 1.33... 
Microsoft Seeking To Connect Rural America With Broadband Internet

Microsoft Seeking To Connect Rural America With Broadband Internet

Microsoft has announced an initiative to offer broadband internet to the rural parts of the United States by using the so called ‘white space’ technology where data is sent over television’s unused broadcast frequencies. The... 
Jawbone Liquidating As Financial Woes Mount

Jawbone Liquidating As Financial Woes Mount

Reports indicate that Jawbone, which was founded 18 years ago and once had a valuation of over $3 billion, is going into liquidation. Though the company has been praised on matters of design and strategic advantage, the company has... 
SoundCloud Downsizing To Avoid Running Out Of Money

SoundCloud Downsizing To Avoid Running Out Of Money

In a move aimed at cutting costs, SoundCloud is laying off 40% of its employees as the music streaming service seeks a stronger financial footing as it encounters fierce competition from Apple Music and Spotify. The music streaming... 
Musk Teases News Of Model 3 As Photos Leaked

Musk Teases News Of Model 3 As Photos Leaked

An announcement by Tesla regarding the Model 3 sedan which is aimed at the mass market is expected on Sunday. This was the promise given by the chief executive officer of the electric car maker, Elon Musk, after a follower on Twitter... 
China Space Launch Fails 40 Minutes After Blast-Off

China Space Launch Fails 40 Minutes After Blast-Off

The launch of a rocket by the Chinese failed on Sunday a few moments after take-off. Having a height of 57 meters and a diameter of 5 meters the rocket, Long March-5 Y2, has a carrying capacity of 25 tons. Xinhua, the official news... 
Ransomware Attack Similar To WannaCry Causes Global Turmoil

Ransomware Attack Similar To WannaCry Causes Global Turmoil

Computers in Ukrainian banks, the biggest oil company in Russia as well as multinational firms were disrupted by a major cyber attack that made use of a virus that is similar to ransomware employed last month to infect over 300,000... 
Google Cloud Platform Now Locally Available In Australia

Google Cloud Platform Now Locally Available In Australia

Google revealed on Tuesday that its Sydney cloud data center is now operational. The expansion by Google into Australia was part of a broader plan announced last year in September. Other cloud data centers have since then been opened... 
AMD To Release Ryzen Threadripper Before Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition

AMD To Release Ryzen Threadripper Before Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition

Advanced Micro Devices has gained an advantage of a couple of months over Intel in the competition to offer the fastest and the latest chip to gaming enthusiasts as well as other personal computer performance junkies. This emerged... 
Intel’s Acquisition Of Mobileye Approved By Regulator

Intel’s Acquisition Of Mobileye Approved By Regulator

Intel has revealed that its intended purchase of Israeli-based Mobileye was approved by the Israeli Antitrust General Director. The approval will now allow Cyclops Holdings, which is wholly owned by Intel, to acquire all of Mobileye’s... 
Amazon Will No Longer Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage

Amazon Will No Longer Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage

Amazon is eliminating the unlimited cloud storage offer for customers of Amazon Drive. The deal allowed customers to store an infinite amount of data on the servers of the giant online retailer for only $60. For users who only wanted... 
Kaspersky Files Complaint In The EU Against Microsoft

Kaspersky Files Complaint In The EU Against Microsoft

Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity firm, has revealed that it has filed antitrust complaints in Europe against Microsoft. The complaints which have been filed with the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission allege that... 
Competition For Components From Apple And Other Manufacturers Cause Nintendo Switch Shortage

Competition For Components From Apple And Other Manufacturers Cause Nintendo Switch Shortage

Reports indicate that the shortages being experienced with the Nintendo Switch can be attributed to smartphone makers such as Apple who are also competing for the same parts which the gaming company requires for its Switch console.... 
Nintendo Expects Switch To Hit It Big

Nintendo Expects Switch To Hit It Big

As the battle to rule the next generation of high definition gaming wages on, Nintendo continues to exist in a realm all its own. The oldest console company still in play today, Nintendo seems content to simply do things its own way.... 
Nike Launches New Sports Bands For The Apple Watch

Nike Launches New Sports Bands For The Apple Watch

Nike has announced the launch of new sports bands for the Apple Watch that are color-coordinated with a view to matching the sportswear manufacturer’s new sneakers called Air VaporMix Flyknit ‘Day to Night’. The new bands from... 
Apple Buys Out AI Firm Lattice Data   

Apple Buys Out AI Firm Lattice Data   

Apple recently engaged in an acquisition deal that saw it acquire a data intelligence startup firm known as Lattice Data. Apple’s new acquisition of Lattice Data is part of the company’s plan to push more aggressively into artificial... 
Apple To Expand Nevada Data Center As Demand For iCloud Storage Rises

Apple To Expand Nevada Data Center As Demand For iCloud Storage Rises

Apple is in plans to expand a data center located in Reno, Nevada as iCloud storage demands rise for the iPhone maker. The expansion plans will cost $1 billion and will lead to the hiring of additional workers at the facility. “We’re... 
Elliott Management Takes On Akzo Nobel NV

Elliott Management Takes On Akzo Nobel NV

USA-based activist investor, Elliott Management Corp has just asked for a Dutch court to force Akzo Nobel NV to assemble a special meeting with shareholders in order to start the removal process of its chairman. This is just the latest... 
Hulu Offering 50 Plus Channels Of Live TV For $39.99

Hulu Offering 50 Plus Channels Of Live TV For $39.99

Hulu is the latest company to join the Live streaming TV business with the launch of its own TV service. First announced at the Consumer Electronic Show, the new Live TV service is designed to cater to cable cord cutters that are aggressively... 
Twitter In Partnership With Bloomberg News As It Focuses On Video

Twitter In Partnership With Bloomberg News As It Focuses On Video

Bloomberg Media and Twitter have announced a partnership in which the microblogging platform will stream video news. This will include live news reports produced by Bloomberg bureaus that are based in different parts of the world.... 
Comcast’s Theme Park Development Via NBCUniversal Taps Surprising Growth for the Cable/Internet Company

Comcast’s Theme Park Development Via NBCUniversal Taps Surprising Growth for the Cable/Internet Company

You probably know Comcast as a cable and internet provider but the company has been looking into another revenue stream and it turns out, its latest project is one of its fastest growing sectors. What is this new business? Theme parks. Yes:... 
Apple Pledges Zero Use Of Mined Materials In The Future

Apple Pledges Zero Use Of Mined Materials In The Future

Apple is planning to raise the bar on environmental sustainability efforts by halting the use of materials that are mined from the earth and instead turning to use of recycled materials. This was announced as the Cupertino, California-based... 
Switch’s First Month Sales Breaks Nintendo’s Records

Switch’s First Month Sales Breaks Nintendo’s Records

Last month Nintendo sold Switch units numbering more than 906,000 in the U.S., according to a press release issued by the company. In the entire history of the Japanese-based firm, this was the fastest-selling system. This caught analysts... 
Support For Windows Vista Ended After Ten Years Of Existence

Support For Windows Vista Ended After Ten Years Of Existence

Ten years after it was launched, support for Windows Vista has been ended. Users of the operating system are now required to upgrade to a newer Windows operating system in order to remain secure. This is because security updates or... 
YouTube Sets 10k View Ad Revenue Threshold to Ensure User Security and Content Authenticity

YouTube Sets 10k View Ad Revenue Threshold to Ensure User Security and Content Authenticity

Online, user-generated video streaming giant YouTube launched its Partner Program in 2012 to encourage users to generate meaningful or engaging content that could generate cash flow. Both sides, of course, would come out winners if... 
Stolen Waymo File Found In The Personal Device Of An Uber Employee

Stolen Waymo File Found In The Personal Device Of An Uber Employee

Uber has made an admission that one of the documents that is alleged to have been stolen from Waymo was found on the personal computer of a former Waymo employees who now works at Uber. During a court hearing, Arturo Gonzalez, the... 
E-Cigarettes Found At Risk for Battery Explosion

E-Cigarettes Found At Risk for Battery Explosion

First introduced in 2003, e-cigarettes became widely available in the United States in 2007. Also known as vaping pens (among others), e-cigarettes require smokers to pour oils—typically nicotine-based—into the tank of the device,... 
Can A Spinach Leaf Replace The Human Heart?

Can A Spinach Leaf Replace The Human Heart?

Organ donation is a noble thing—and an important one—but these traits do not make it easy to find a replacement heart when there is great need.  As demand outpaces supply, then, scientists have turned to artificial organs—in... 
Vibrator Maker Must Pay Damages For Storing User Information

Vibrator Maker Must Pay Damages For Storing User Information

We-Vibe is a sex toy maker that is currently being sued in a class action lawsuit alleging that the company sells a vibrator that track the owners without their knowledge. Apparently this adult toy—the We-Vibe 4 Plus—connects to...