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  • Particle brings an LTE cellular model to market for networked devices working off of 2G and 3G Particle, a developer of networking hardware and software for connected devices, has released an LTE-enabled module for product developers. The new device specifically targets folks whose devices were reliant on retiring 2G and 3G networks, according to the company, and include built-in cloud and SIM support. Even as big telecom companies and vendors move ahead ...
  • Maker of ‘GrayKey’ iPhone Unlocking Box Suffers ‘Brief’ Data Breach, Receives Money Demands Grayshift, the company that makes the GrayKey iPhone unlocking boxes that have been sold to multiple law enforcement agencies across the United States, recently suffered a data breach that allowed hackers to access a small portion of the GrayKey code, … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Hidden Amazon page drops hints about a “Fire TV Cube” Rumors have been floating around for a few months now of a new device from Amazon that would mash up the media streaming capabilities of its Fire TV line with the voice assistant abilities of the Echo. After leaked images turned up showing a cube-shaped device that seemed to fit the bill, people started referring ...
  • G7 tells tech firms to boost efforts to combat extremism: Canada TORONTO (Reuters) – The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Tuesday told leading tech and social media companies to ramp up efforts to combat the spread of extremism, a top Canadian official said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Protesters greet Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in Germany BERLIN (Reuters) – Hundreds of Amazon workers blew whistles and banged drums on Tuesday to protest against the presentation of a German award to Jeff Bezos, the ecommerce firm’s chief executive. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Verizon first-quarter results beat estimates (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc reported better-than-expected first-quarter results on Tuesday as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier lost fewer monthly phone subscribers than feared, and the company’s chief financial officer said it was continuing… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish  met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held ...
  • Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard before end of year DUBLIN (Reuters) – An appeal by Apple and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in disputed taxes is likely to be heard before the end of the year, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard in autumn DUBLIN (Reuters) – An appeal by Apple and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in disputed taxes is likely to be heard in the autumn, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • To beat porch thieves, Amazon slips packages in car trunks (Reuters) – Not content to stop at slipping packages inside customers’ front doors, Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday started a new program to deliver packages to its members’ parked cars. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Tuesday released a rule book for the types of posts it allows on its social network, giving far more detail than ever before on what is permitted on subjects ranging from drug use and sex work to bullying… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Ukrainian energy ministry website hit by ransomware attack KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers took down the website of the Ukrainian energy and coal ministry on Tuesday, posting a message in English demanding a ransom paid in Bitcoin to recover encrypted files. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • One in five financial institutions consider cryptocurrency trading, survey says LONDON (Reuters) – One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, a survey published by Thomson Reuters on Tuesday found. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley Brud, the actual company behind one of Instagram’s most popular virtual influencers (it’s a thing), has raised millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investors because this is 2018 and everything is awful. Last week, the Los Angeles-based startup led by Trevor McFedries, outed itself as the collective consciousness behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela and ...
  • SAP, gaining market share, raises outlook FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s SAP announced upbeat results in the seasonally tough first quarter, saying it was gaining ground on its main competitors Salesforce and Oracle in the cloud and that its margin recovery was firmly on track. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Flying taxi start-up hires designer behind modern Mini, Fiat 500 LONDON (Reuters) – Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to put electric “flying taxis” in the air next decade, has hired Frank Stephenson, the designer behind iconic car brands including the modern Mini, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • China’s ride-hailing firm Didi wants to develop ‘purpose-built’ cars with automakers BEIJING/DETROIT (Reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is exploring ways of collaborating with established automakers and parts suppliers to jointly develop cars purpose-built for its services, the company said on Tuesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Car of the future: Electrified and autonomous, but what will it look like? BEIJING (Reuters) – An autonomous driving electric vehicle may not take to the sky any time soon but could one day start to look a bit like The Jetsons’ flying car – a glass bubble without the long hood that is a signature feature of today’s gasoline-f… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Amazon Kindle App for iOS Gains New Magazine Format, Support for Returning Kindle Unlimited Books Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS was today updated to version 6.6, introducing a handful of useful new features to those who read Amazon books on their iPhones and iPads. The updated version of the app features a new mobile-friendly format that’s designe… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Facebook says it is taking down more material about ISIS, al-Qaeda SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday that it removed or put a warning label on 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS or al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year, or about double the amount from the previous quar… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Google parent Alphabet profit beats Street on strong ad sales SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google owner Alphabet Inc reported first-quarter sales and profit Monday that topped financial analysts’ estimates due to strong ad sales and a change in accounting for investments in startups, sending its shares up about 1 pe… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Apple sensor supplier AMS warns of second-quarter slowdown ZURICH (Reuters) – Chipmaker AMS reported first-quarter sales toward the lower end of its guidance range on Monday and warned of a downturn owing to weaker orders from one of its main customers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • India’s Infosys to renew focus on digital services MUMBAI (Reuters) – Infosys Ltd, India’s second-biggest IT firm, plans to renew its focus on digital services as it looks to boost growth amid shrinking profit margins in its legacy business and rising competition from local and international rivals. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Heptio launches an open source load balancer for Kubernetes and OpenStack Heptio is one of the more interesting companies in the container ecosystem. In part, that’s due to the simple fact that it was founded by Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, two of the three engineers behind the original Kubernetes project, but also because of the technology it’s developing and the large amount of funding it ...
  • China’s Didi Chuxing launches ride service in Mexico SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing on Monday began offering its service in the Mexican city of Toluca, the company said, setting up a potentially costly battle with rival Uber Technologies Inc in a key Latin Amer… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS Recognizing the utility of Markup annotation tools, Apple has extended their availability in recent versions of iOS, but it’s worth bearing in mind that you can access a similar and equally useful annotation toolset within several native Mac applicatio… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • New Survey Says Amazon and Google Have a More ‘Positive Impact on Society’ Than Apple In a new survey conducted by SurveyMonkey and shared by Recode, 11 percent of respondents said that they believe Apple has the most positive impact on society today. Apple came in third place, however, falling in line behind Google at 15 percent and Am… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Netflix to raise $1.5 billion in debt (Reuters) – Netflix Inc said on Monday it planned to raise $1.5 billion in debt, the second time the company is tapping the debt market in less than a year to fuel a rapid expansion in original content. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Volvo Trucks plans to share electric truck battery tech across brands TOKYO (Reuters) – Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world’s second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company tol… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Canadians Should Have A Right To Repair Their Tech Gadgets Tell me if this story sounds familiar.After a pint with colleagues in Toronto, I trudged toward Union Station to catch my ride back to Hamilton. I meandered through a crosswalk when — wham — I slipped on a pair of streetcar tracks. Dazed, I… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Australian regulator flags scrutiny of Uber Eats SYDNEY (Reuters) – The head of Australia’s competition regulator said on Monday it will scrutinize contracts between Uber Technologies Inc and restaurants that use its food delivery app Uber Eats. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Toshiba still aiming to complete sale of memory chip unit soon TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is still aiming to complete the sale of its memory chip business soon, following media reports it had decided to cancel the $18.6 billion sale if it did not get approval from Chinese regulators by May. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • UK finance firms urged to work together to fight cyber crime LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial firms need to pull together to fight cyber crime, working with government and law enforcement to attack criminals’ infrastructure and put them out of business, a report by KPMG and industry body UK Finance said on… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that that will be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the pipe, once components such as crypto identities become an accepted (and legal) standard. Blockchain’s big ...
  • Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last week by Russian regulator ...
  • Iran central bank bans cryptocurrency dealings DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s central bank has banned the country’s banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday as the country tries to halt a currency crisis. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Where have all the pilots gone? You’d think everybody would want to fly. It’s been a universal human dream since the first cave person saw the first pterodactyl¹. You’d think better technology, greater demand, economic growth, and population growth would mean more and more pilots. But the surprising, counterintuitive fact is that fewer and fewer people are flying, and now Earth ...
  • Gillmor Gang: Carrier Pigeon The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 20, 2018. G3: Privacy Fence — Mary Hodder, Maria Ogneva, Francine Hardaway, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 20, 2018. @stevegillmor, @jtaschek, @kteare, @DenisPombriant, @ekolsky Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor ...
  • Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China’s anti-monopoly regulator by May, the Mainichi newspaper said on Sunday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Our Governments Shouldn’t ‘Protect’ Us From The Likes Of Facebook Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEIThe controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of private data collected in a possibly unlawful manner on Facebook hit home last week with the news that over 620,000 Canadians were among the milli… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Malaysia says will look into bot activity on Twitter, upon complaints KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian regulators will look into the activity of automated accounts on Twitter, known as bots, in the run-up to a general election if they get complaints about them, the communications and multimedia minister said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Special Report: New York’s enterprise infrastructure ecosystem New York City is a marvel of infrastructure planning and engineering. There are the visible landmarks — the Brooklyn Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Empire State Building — and also the invisible ones that run the city beneath its crowded streets, such as one of the world’s most complex water tunneling and reservoir systems. That ...
  • Timescale is leading the next wave of NYC database tech Data is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, yet acquiring, storing, processing, and analyzing it remains a remarkably challenging and expensive project. Every time data infrastructure finally catches up with the streams of information pouring in, another source and more demanding decision-making makes the existing technology obsolete. Few cities rely on data the same way ...
  • Pivotal CEO talks IPO and balancing life in Dell family of companies Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated entity within that broader Dell family of companies — and that has to be a fine line to walk. ...
  • In the NYC enterprise startup scene, security is job one While most people probably would not think of New York as a hotbed for enterprise startups of any kind, it is actually quite active. When you stop to consider that the world’s biggest banks and financial services companies are located there, it would certainly make sense for security startups to concentrate on such a huge ...
  • Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A telecommunications standards organization – GSMA – said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc and Verizon Com… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women TOKYO (Reuters) – Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Uber CEO and transport boss had second meeting over London license battle LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown met Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi in January, a freedom of information request revealed, as the Silicon Valley app fights to keep its cars on the streets of its most important Europea… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • RealSelf, a community for cosmetic treatments, raises $40 million RealSelf, an online community where people can ask questions, share their experiences and connect with doctors providing cosmetic treatments, has raised $40 million in new funding — its first round of financing since the $2 million raised in 2008, two years after its founding. The round was led by Elephant, a VC firm co-founded by ...
  • Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Acxiom CEO says data industry bracing for regulation SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Companies that buy and sell consumer data are preparing for increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers after a scandal over how social network Facebook handles personal information, Acxiom Corp’s chief executive said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that shows the year-old startup has closed on $36.1 million. The money comes just five months after Orchid closed on a separate, $4.5 million in funding from ...
  • Photo storage service SmugMug acquires Flickr (Reuters) – Photo management platform SmugMug said on Friday it has agreed to buy image and video-hosting website Flickr for an undisclosed amount. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Nintendo Labo review I’m here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I’m a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton movie. In the fourth grade, I attempted to build Mission Santa Barbara out of sugar cubes. ...
  • SmugMug acquires Flickr Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said he’s still figuring out his actual plans: “It sounds silly for the CEO to ...
  • Startup ecosystem report: China is rising while the US is waning Startups are a gamble, but it’s possible to better understand why some thrive and many more die by looking at the ecosystems in which they operate. Such is the mission of eight-year-old Startup Genome, composed of a group of researchers and entrepreneurs who, every year, interview thousands of founders and investors around the world to ...
  • German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal Germany’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) argued that ad-blocking, as well as the business model where advertisers pay to be added to circumvent the white list, violated Germany’s competition law. Axel Springer won a partial ...
  • Twitter bans ads from Russia’s Kaspersky Lab (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company’s business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian int… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • ZTE says export ban will ‘severely impact’ its survival It’s been a hell of a week for ZTE. News Monday that it was being hit with a seven-year export ban sent the company scrambling. The Chinese handset maker suspended its earnings report and reportedly sent its lawyers to meet with Google to see if anything could be worked out about a punishment that could ...
  • SF supervisor doesn’t want you riding electric scooters on sidewalks For those of you keeping track of the scooter saga in San Francisco, Supervisor Aaron Peskin has filed a resolution in opposition of California State Assembly bill 2989. The bill, authored by Assembly Member Heath Flora and sponsored by electric scooter startup Bird, seeks to increase the speed limit of electric scooters from 15 to ...
  • U.S. biotech companies Alnylam, Dicerna settle trade secrets case BOSTON (Reuters) – Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday said that it will pay $15 million plus stock to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to resolve a lawsuit claiming it stole trade secrets about gene-silencing technology used to develop drug treatments. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Chips down: China aims to boost semiconductors as trade war looms BEIJING (Reuters) – China has long pushed the development of top-end semiconductors as a key strategic objective. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • AT&T CEO says a new $15-per-month, sports-free streaming service is launching in a few weeks AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed on Thursday the carrier’s plans to launch another live TV service called “AT&T Watch,” which would offer a cheap, $15-per-month bundle of channels for customers, and be provided to AT&T Wireless subscribers for free. At this price point, the service would be one of the lowest on the market – ...
  • Crypto trading tumbles as investment scramble unwinds LONDON (Reuters) – Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however, is turning ...
  • Facebook to roll out political ad feature in time for German state vote BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature designed to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • China trade body urges tighter corporate compliance after ZTE woes: document BEIJING (Reuters) – A state-backed Chinese trade body said compliance is now a core risk for Chinese firms and that the government must speed up the implementation of guidelines on corporate oversight following a U.S. ban on sales to ZTE Corp. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Put simply, it’s complicated The complexity can be overlooked, which then questions the point of including it. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Alibaba acquires Chinese chipmaker C-SKY Microsystems SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has acquired Chinese chip maker Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems to underpin its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) business, an Alibaba spokeswoman said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Indonesia demands more answers from Facebook on data misuse JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has given Facebook a week to provide more information on how personal data of about one million of its citizens was misused and on the steps the company is taking to prevent such breaches, the country’s communications mini… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS Google’s long-and-winding road to figuring out messaging is taking yet another change of direction after the company called time on Allo, its newest chat app launch, in order to double down on its vision to enable an enhanced version of SMS. The company told The Verge that it is “pausing” work on Allo, which was only launched ...
  • Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots TOKYO (Reuters) – A two-armed robot in a Japanese factory carefully stacks rice balls in a box, which a worker carries off for shipment to convenience stores. At another food-packaging plant, a robot shakes pepper and powdered cheese over pasta that a … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co has tested a new blockchain platform for issuing financial instruments with the National Bank of Canada and other large firms, they said on Friday, seeking to streamline origination, settlement, interest rate p… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • TSMC shares slide as revenue estimate cut; other Apple, chip stocks also fall TAIPEI (Reuters) – Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd tumbled and other Apple supplier and chip stocks fell after it cut its full-year revenue target on softer demand for smartphones. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • China’s ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales as unfair, vows to safeguard interests HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Friday a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the company was unfair and threatens the survival of the technology giant as it pledged to safeguard its rights through all legal means… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...