Technology News
Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:15:18 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G networks, saying they were lagging and at risk of being left behind other countries' efforts.
Apple, Goldman Sachs to jointly launch credit card paired with iPhone: WSJ
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:22:31 -0500
Goldman Sachs Group Inc has teamed up with Apple Inc to issue credit cards that will be paired with iPhones and will help users manage their money, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Huawei to open first flagship store outside China in Vienna
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:19:41 -0500
Huawei is to open a smartphone flagship store in Vienna, its first such outlet outside China, as part of a charm offensive in Europe where its future hangs in the balance.
South Korea's Netmarble, Kakao, MBK bid for Nexon parent: report
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:04:23 -0500
South Korean tech firms Netmarble and Kakao and private equity fund MBK Partners have submitted initial bids to buy the parent of gaming firm Nexon, the Seoul Economic Daily said.
EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:33:00 -0500
European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram.
EU governments endorse copyright reform - statement
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:33:00 -0500
Representatives of European Union governments endorsed on Wednesday a deal reached with the EU Parliament on the overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules, the Romanian presidency of the EU said in a statement on Twitter.
New Infineon chairman Eder to start in August
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:06:40 -0500
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies aims to bring in outgoing Voestalpine Chief Executive Wolfgang Eder as its chairman in August, replacing Eckart Suenner earlier than expected.
Google fails to disclose microphone in Nest Secure
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:59:07 -0500
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it had made an "error" in not disclosing that its Nest Secure home security system had a built-in microphone in its devices.
France's Orange strikes cautious tone as French price war lingers
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:04:21 -0500
Orange, France's number one telecoms operator, struck a cautious tone for 2019 due to a protracted price war in its home country and few chances of a merger between its rivals that could improve market conditions.
Banning Huawei from 5G would cause difficulties: T-Mobile Polska CEO
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:57:15 -0500
If Poland excludes Chinese tech giant Huawei from 5G development it would cause difficulties and possibly delay the network rollout, the chief executive of the Polish unit of T-Mobile said on Thursday.
Samsung announces folding phone with 5G at nearly $2,000
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:53:31 -0500
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $2,000 folding smartphone in a bid to top the technology of Apple Inc and Chinese rivals and reignite consumer interest amid slumping sales.
Blown away by innovation or price? Samsung's foldable phone opens new frontier
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:53:31 -0500
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has wowed the smartphone industry with the first foldable screen, burnishing its innovation credentials, banishing "fast follower" criticism and, at nearly $2,000, setting a new standard in premium pricing.
Google's new cloud boss has big task to catch rivals, Reuters data show
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:41:57 -0500
Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising.
Sony to beef up chip business with new engineers
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:24:20 -0500
Sony Corp said on Thursday it will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years to the chip business which includes imaging sensors, as it looks for growth from new applications in everything from cars to phones.
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:51:35 -0500
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
SK Hynix plans to spend $107 billion building four memory chip plants
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:16:24 -0500
South Korea's SK Hynix Inc on Thursday said it would spend $107 billion building four factories, as the memory chip maker seeks to maintain its competitiveness in the face of Chinese efforts to become a leading chipmaking nation.
PC maker Lenovo's third-quarter profit beats expectations, powering share surge
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:22:06 -0500
Lenovo Group, the world's largest personal computer maker, posted better-than-expected quarterly results and shrugged off the impact of a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war, sending its shares soaring 11 percent to three-year highs.
Britain managing Huawei risks, has no evidence of spying: official
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:01:04 -0500
Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday, pushing back against U.S. allegations of Chinese state spying.
WhatsApp bug lets users bypass new privacy controls
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:51:31 -0500
A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said on Wednesday after users posted about the problem on social media.
Microsoft says discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:38:21 -0500
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered cyber attacks directed at democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and would offer a cyber security service to several countries to close security gaps.