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News highlights – 24 April

News highlights – 24 April

Written by on April 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 24 April Will.i.am teams with Atom, the app based bank Atom is the latest foray into digital technology for Will.i.am, the rapper-turned-entrepreneur who has launched a smartwatch with Deutsche Telekom and partnered with tech giants Apple and Intel. Read more… Interpol finds 9,000 servers infected, in Asia alone SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An […]

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Ericsson plunges to quarterly loss, as equipment market shrinks

Ericsson plunges to quarterly loss, as equipment market shrinks

Written by on April 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson plunged to a quarterly operating loss on Tuesday, hit by shrinking markets and restructuring costs. The Swedish company, which is focusing on its core networks business under new chief executive Borje Ekholm, reported an operating loss of 12.3 billion Swedish crowns ($1.4 billion) as previously announced provisions, […]

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Microsoft plans to use LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce.com

Microsoft plans to use LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce.com

Written by on April 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software. The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft’s sales software is called, are a challenge to […]

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News highlights – 23 April

News highlights – 23 April

Written by on April 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 23 April Germany reports cyber crime up over 80 percent BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Read more… T-Mobile notches up gigabit speeds as […]

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Global fund launches to invest in digital currency solutions

Global fund launches to invest in digital currency solutions

Written by on April 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabit, a global fund that invests in digital currencies, has been launched with a target of $300 million, co-founder Liam Robertson said in an interview, as managers seek to tap growing demand for virtual assets that allow for instant, borderless transactions. Digital currencies such as bitcoin are issued and usually controlled […]

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Apple outlines autonomous car training plans – a clue to its strategy

Apple outlines autonomous car training plans – a clue to its strategy

Written by on April 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars in documents submitted to California regulators earlier this month, the latest clues to the company’s autonomous vehicle technology aspirations. Apple was granted a permit to test self-driving cars on April 14 by the California Department of Motor Vehicles but the […]

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News highlights – 20 April

News highlights – 20 April

Written by on April 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 20 April Canada’s regulator gets tough on net neutrality TORONTO (Reuters) – In a move seen as a victory for net neutrality advocates, Canada’s telecom regulator said all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers as it blocked one company’s effort to leverage content to win customers. Read […]

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China’s TCL says US protectionism is biggest barrier to going global

China’s TCL says US protectionism is biggest barrier to going global

Written by on April 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s TCL Group on Friday said U.S. protectionism is the biggest hurdle to Chinese firms going global, and that the electronics maker had been told it may not win approval in its bid to buy a U.S. technology firm. “We have an acquisition deal in the U.S. It’s been over half […]

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Musk’s Neuralink will deliver brain machine link in four years

Musk’s Neuralink will deliver brain machine link in four years

Written by on April 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion etc, in […]

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Western Digital in talks with Japan investors for Toshiba chip business

Western Digital in talks with Japan investors for Toshiba chip business

Written by on April 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Western Digital Corp, the U.S. partner of Toshiba Corp in a semiconductor venture, is in talks with Japanese government-backed investors and would consider a joint bid with them for the chip business, a senior official said on Thursday. “We want to find a way to ensure we are aligned with INCJ and […]

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