Huawei inks deal with TomTom, may replace Google Maps 2020/01/20 10:53:40 The Financial Express
After the smartphone maker was blacklisted by President Donald Trump-led US administration, Huawei failed to use Google's Android operating system along with its mobile applications such as Google Maps in new phones.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no question’ that AI needs to be regulated 2020/01/20 10:30:05 The Verge
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance "potential harms … with social opportunities." Pichai said that international alignment on these issues were needed, but ultimately advocates for a cautious approach.
Google calls on Ambitious Irish Startups to join its Adopt a Startup Programme 2020/01/20 09:30:56 Irish Tech News
Irish startups from across the country are being encouraged to apply for Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme which was launched today. The 12-week programme is designed to support ambitious startups with the potential to scale in Ireland and internationally. This year’s programme will focus on the areas of Business Planning & Structure Digital Strategy and […]
EU industry chief: EU ready to act on digital tax, if OECD fails 2020/01/20 08:56:12 Devdiscourse
European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton said on Monday that if discussions at the OECD level on taxation for digital companies such as Amazon or Google
Sundar Pichai says AI should be regulated, asks governments to step up 2020/01/20 08:44:33 The Next Web
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times today outlining the need for regulating AI. Pichai highlighted that deepfakes and “repressive uses of facial recognition” are of great concern at the moment. He added companies like Google can’t just build technology without regulation: Companies such as ours cannot just build promising new technology and let market forces decide how it will be used. It is equally incumbent on us to make sure that technology is harnessed for good and available to everyone. In 2018, Google published its AI principles outlining its moral values in the field.… This story continues at The Next Web
Apple starts replacement program for faulty iPhone battery cases 2020/01/13 23:41:46 The Next Web
Apple has opened a replacement program for iPhone battery cases, specifically those for the iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR. So if you have one of those, and it’s not working, you’re in luck. The company says this is because it’s confirmed there are “charging issues” with the X series battery cases — namely, that it doesn’t charge. Either the case won’t consistently charge when plugged in, or it won’t charge the phone. If you have either of those issues. Troubleshooting posts detailing users’ problems with this have been cropping up ever since the cases launched. According to Apple, the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: iPhone , Apple
Apple Debuts New Reality Converter App for Converting and Customizing USDZ 3D Objects on Mac 2020/01/13 23:30:52 Mac Rumors
Apple today informed developers about the release of a new Reality Converter App, which is designed to allow users to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on the Mac. Common 3D file formats like .obj, .gltf, and .usd can be dragged and dropped into the Reality Converter app, which offers up a converted USDZ result that can be then be edited and customized. The app supports adding textures and editing file metadata, along with previewing USDZ objects under a variety of lighting and environment conditions. The Reality Converter app is in beta right now and can be downloaded from Apple's developer website . Tag: Apple Developer Program This article, " Apple Debuts New Reality Converter App for Converting and Customizing USDZ 3D Objects on Mac " first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums
Apple offering FREE replacement for battery cases after flaw that prevents them from charging 2020/01/13 23:03:48 Daily Mail Online
Apple will replace cases with built-in chargers for its XS, XS Max, and XR models after issues prevented them from charging the case and sometimes the devices they were attached to.
Amazon had its worst stock performance in 3 years and lagged other tech giants in 2019 — here's what Wall Street thinks is ahead for the company this year (AMZN) 2020/01/13 21:36:47 Business Insider
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Amazon . From cloud computing to same-day shipping, expectations and competition for Amazon are heating up. Here are some of the key aspects of the business to watch this year. Click here to read more stories on BI Prime Amazon had a relatively tough year in 2019. Investors grew concerned about Amazon's massive investments in faster delivery and its AWS cloud unit. The increasingly hostile regulatory environment and growing competition also dampened investor sentiment. As a result, Amazon's stock went up just 23% in 2019 — its worst performance in three years and below the S&P 500's returns for the first time since 2014, according to the S&P Global Market Intelligence. Other tech giants, like Apple, Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft, all saw their shares do better than Amazon during the year. We asked Wall Street analysts what's ahead for Amazon in 2020. While most of them remain bullish, they said this is the year investors are hoping to see more concrete results from all the investments Amazon has been making, across shipping, cloud computing, and hardware devices .
The 6 best audio products we saw at CES 2020 — from Vizio, Panasonic, Sennheiser, and more 2020/01/13 21:10:00 Business Insider
CES 2020 was packed with great new audio products from brands like Panasonic, Vizio, TCL, Braun, Belkin, and more. From new soundbar models with Dolby Atmos support to Google Assistant speakers with built-in smartphone chargers, these are our picks for the best audio gear at the show. You can also check out the best products of CES 2020 overall, for home and kitchen , for computing , for TVs , and more on Insider Picks . As one would expect for one of the world's premier electronics shows, CES 2020 featured an impressive assortment of new audio gear to demo, with plenty of exciting speakers, soundbars, and headphones on hand. It seems like more wireless earbuds are popping up every week, and CES saw a large collection of new models to choose from. Though it's getting harder and harder for specific headphones to stand out in this increasingly crowded market, a few models have successfully piqued our interest, offering some potentially tough competition for Apple's ever-popular AirPods lineup.
Police determine object brought to Dixon High was not a threat 2020/01/21 01:00:29 Vacaville Reporter
Police responded to reports Friday of a Dixon High School student with an object resembling a gun on campus, but upon further investigation, no threat was found. Dixon High Principal Stephanie Marquez wrote on the school’s Facebook page that a freshman student brought a ceramic object that looked like a gun to school to show […]
Woman flashes gang sign and SMILES after being shot on Facebook live 2020/01/20 22:49:49 Daily Mail Online
In the video, a woman films her friend - wearing a pink t-shirt and floral pants - walking up to a silver car along a residential street in Chattanooga, Tennessee before three loud bangs ring out.
Emmanuel Macron extends digital tax talks after phone call with Trump 2020/01/20 22:28:13 New York Post
French President Emmanuel Macron says he will extend negotiations over a new digital tax after speaking with President Trump. Macron’s decision averts a trade war with the US after Trump threatened tariffs against French products including wine. Amazon, Facebook and Google strongly oppose the digital tax, which France approved last year targeting large global businesses….
Jubilee, a shelter dog with 'weird' eyes, finds forever home after going viral on Facebook 2020/01/20 21:09:19 Fox News
A dog once deemed too “weird”-looking to find a home has now done just that, thanks to the power of the internet.
Dollar Dips As Trump-Macron Agree On Tariff "Truce" Through Year-End 2020/01/20 19:11:02 Zero Hedge
Dollar Dips As Trump-Macron Agree On Tariff "Truce" Through Year-End According to a French diplomat, French President Macron and US President Trump have agreed a truce in their dispute over digital taxes that will mean neither side imposes punitive tariffs this year. As a reminder, France decided in July to apply a 3% levy on revenue from digital services earned in France by firms with revenues of more than 25 million euros ($28 million) in France and 750 million euros worldwide. After concluding that the tax on digital revenues - that hits large American tech companies including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com - unfairly discriminated against US tech companies, the Trump administration had threatened to impose 100% tariffs on up to $2.4 billion of French imports, including champagne. But, if the diplomat and Macron's tweet are to be believed, both sides have de-escalated… “Great discussion with @realDonaldTrump on digital tax,” Macron said in a tweet. “We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation." Great discussion with @realDonaldTrump on digital tax.
Deals: Amazon Discounts iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case Line to $103.99 ($26 Off), Along With Notable AirPods Sales 2020/01/23 15:24:39 Mac Rumors
In addition to the latest price drop on the AirPods Pro from earlier this morning , Amazon has solid discounts across the full AirPods line, along with new sales on Apple's Smart Battery Case accessories. For the latter accessories, Best Buy is also discounting a few of the cases, and you'll find all of these sales organized below. Smart Battery Cases For the Smart Battery Case, Amazon has the Black colorway for the iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro , and iPhone 11 Pro Max priced at $103.99 , down from $129.99 ($26 off). This is a discount you'll only see once you reach the checkout screen, but it is applied automatically, and only for the Black option. While other colors like White and Pink Sand are seeing some $10-$13 discounts, none are as solid as the $26 off at checkout for Black. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. If you prefer shopping at Best Buy, you can also get the Smart Battery Case in Black for the iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro , and iPhone 11 Pro Max at $103.99 , down from $129.99.
Star Trek: Picard: Der Captain hat genug von der Pension 2020/01/23 15:00:00 Kleine Zeitung
Achtung Spoiler! Am 24. Jänner startet die Serie "Star Trek: Picard" auf Amazon Prime. Jean-Luc Picard stellt sich der Vergangenheit und findet ein Stück von Data wieder. Ein Blick in die erste Folge.
Cómo fue el ciberataque que hackeó el celular del CEO de Amazon, Jeff Bezos 2020/01/23 14:24:00 Clarin
Tras haberse reunido con el Príncipe Heredero de Arabia Saudita, el smartphone del empresario fue vulnerado a través de un archivo malicioso. Qué medidas hay que tomar para evitarlo.
Google Nets Big Cloud Deal As Amazon And Microsoft Spar Over JEDI 2020/01/23 14:20:24 Market Realist
Google follows Microsoft in cloud productivity apps reseller pact with leading Indian telecom operator. Google moved to triple its India cloud salesforce.
Keine Enterprise, keine Uniformen: Amazon-Serie "Star Trek: Picard" 2020/01/23 14:14:00 Kleine Zeitung
Die neue Streamingserie "Star Trek: Picard" ist ab diesem Freitag (24. Jänner) bei Amazon Prime Video verfügbar. Man kann sagen, dass sie zumbesten gehört, was der Star-Trek-Kosmos bisher hervorgebracht hat.
Netflix (NFLX) Q4 earnings preview: Subscriber growth and competition in focus 2020/01/19 15:00:11 news.alphastreet.com
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is slated to report fourth quarter 2019 earnings results on Tuesday, January 21, after the market closes. Analysts project earnings to…
Elon Musk has had the viral song from 'The Witcher' stuck in his head for at least a week (NFLX) 2020/01/18 00:39:17 Business Insider
Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to be a fan of Netflix's "The Witcher," and to have its viral song stuck in his head. Musk tweeted twice, around a week apart, to comment on the catchiness of "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher." Both were sent around 1 a.m., and the second suggested the tune was keeping him awake. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. It is a fate unavoidable for the millions of fans who have tuned into Netflix's breakout original series "The Witcher" — and Elon Musk is no exception. The Tesla founder and CEO has the "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher," the show's breakout viral song, stuck in his head, and it looks like it's been that way for at least a week. Musk sent two tweets, almost exactly a week apart, referencing the song. The first, in the early hours of Friday January 10, simply repeated the lyrics: 🎶 Toss a coin to ur Witcher 🎶 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 10, 2020 And the second, around 1 a.m. on Friday January 17 was a meme (specifically "Are You Going to Sleep?" ) that suggested that the song's catchiness was keeping him up at night.
Netflix Earnings Ahead: Eyes On Membership Amid Streaming Wars, Original Content 2020/01/17 17:41:25 Benzinga Feeds
If Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) investors were the type to jump through hoops of fire, they may have done that when the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony were recently announced. NFLX stole headlines with its unprecedented 24 Oscar nominations for original content. That’s more than any of the traditional movie makers it’s vying against. Not bad popcorn for a media-services-provider-turned-online-streaming-giant that got into the movie business by renting DVDs in 1997. That said, nominations don’t necessarily equal Oscars and Oscars don’t equal higher stock prices. If they did, NFLX’s then-record 15 Oscar nominations last year might have helped temper the rocky ride the stock took in 2019. Much of the pain appeared self-inflicted: the company fell well short of its Q2 membership guidance, and then it raised prices just as new competitors Walt Disney Co ’s (NYSE: DIS ) Disney+ and Apple Inc. ’s (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Apple TV+ were warming up to launch their own streaming services.
Netflix Earnings: What to Look For From NFLX 2020/01/16 20:26:07 Investopedia
Netflix (NFLX) reports Q4 earnings at market close on January 21, 2020. Can it meet its target for total paid subscribers?
Netflix : Options Traders Brace for Big Moves in Netflix Stock | MarketScreener 2020/01/16 19:44:01 MarketScreener
By Gunjan Banerji Options traders are forecasting a large swing for Netflix Inc. shares after the streaming-video company reports results next week. They are projecting a 7.6% move… | January 16, 2020
Apple to Participate in Meeting Advocating for Better Patient Access to Health Info 2020/01/25 00:44:59 Mac Rumors
Representatives for Apple and Microsoft will be participating in a meeting with the Carin Alliance that's focused on making it easier for patients to access and share their medical information, reports CNBC . The meeting will focus on efforts to push a rule change proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services that would promote medical data interoperability. Ricky Bloomfield, a member of Apple's health team who formerly served as Duke University's Director of Mobile Strategy, will participate in the meeting by phone, according to a list of attendees published today [ PDF ]. Those who are in support of the change want to modernize patient access to data, as it continues to be common for medical facilities to provide health records via CD or Fax, which makes it difficult for people to switch providers and healthcare systems. From a PDF describing talking points for the meeting: It's imperative to note how important and time sensitive aggregated health information across multiple provider and health plan systems can be for patients going through catastrophic events.
YouTube just scored a major victory in its battle with Amazon's Twitch for esports supremacy, thanks to the company behind 'Call of Duty' 2020/01/24 22:36:53 Business Insider
Google and Activision Blizzard just announced a new multi-year partnership that will make Activision's popular esports broadcasts exclusive to YouTube. The deal follows a two-year, $90 million deal Activision Blizzard signed with Amazon's Twitch in January 2018 to make Twitch the official streaming platform of the Overwatch League, a professional gaming circuit with 20 international teams. Activision Blizzard will also use Google Cloud services to provide network infrastructure for its games. Activision says Google's cloud services will offer more stable connections for players around the world and provide more complex data analytics. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google and Activision Blizzard have announced a multi-year deal that will make Activision's popular esports leagues exclusive to YouTube, and bring Activision's games to Google Cloud. Activision Blizzard is one of the largest video game makers in the world, with well-known franchises ranging from "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft" to "Candy Crush." More recently, the company has been investing millions into the growing esports industry, organizing leagues and competitions for professional gamers.
AI Weekly: Calls for facial recognition moratorium highlight need for protection from surveillance tech 2020/01/24 21:02:30 VentureBeat
Facial recognition regulation talk by Microsoft and Google reignited debates over a moratorium this week, but strong protection from surveillance is needed.
The COO of VMware explains the 3 things that will create 'a massive tsunami of opportunity' for the tech giant in 2020 (VMW) 2020/01/24 20:34:44 Business Insider
VMware COO Sanjay Poonen sat down with Business Insider at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the three areas where he says the software giant expects to see "a massive tsunami of opportunity" this year. Poonen said he sees VMware playing a critical role in key cloud trends related to cybersecurity, cloud applications and the ongoing cloud migration, which he and many experts expect to accelerate in the coming years. VMware's technology helped make it a major player in cloud computing, and a valued partner of the cloud giants, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. "There is going to be a fair amount of workload that is moved to the cloud," he told Business Insider. "So this whole idea of migration, cloud migrations, and we are at the epicenter of that because we've been a very significant player. Click here for more BI Prime stories. VMware has a commanding presence in the cloud that Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen expects to become even more formidable in 2020. "We have two or three areas that are going to be big focuses for us that I think are massive tsunamis of opportunity," he told Business Insider at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Microsoft earnings preview: Cloud business has nothing but blue skies 2020/01/24 17:53:00 MarketWatch
When the software behemoth reports its results Wednesday, Wall Street is ready for another strong quarter.
Why Is Nvidia (NVDA) Up 6.8% Since Last Earnings Report? 2019/12/14 17:03:18 Zacks Investment Research
Nvidia (NVDA) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
GPU Dashboards in Jupyter Lab 2019/12/13 20:27:42 Medium
We are excited to announce NVDashboard, an open-source package for the real-time visualization of NVIDIA GPU metrics in interactive Jupyter environments. NVDashboard is a great way for all GPU users…
US chipmaker Nvidia offers no concessions to EU to ease through US$6.8 billion Mellanox deal 2019/12/13 14:11:19 Channel NewsAsia
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has not offered any concessions to EU antitrust regulators examining its US$6.8 billion bid for Mellanox Technologies , the European Commission website showed on Friday.
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia offers no concessions to EU to ease through $6.8 billion Mellanox deal 2019/12/13 14:08:00 Investing.com
No Nvidia concessions to EU related to $6.8 billion Mellanox deal 2019/12/13 09:57:01 Reuters
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has not offered concessions to EU antitrust regulators examining its $6.8 billion bid for Mellanox Technologies , the European Commission website showed on Friday.