Samsung’s 1Q profit slides on falling chip prices

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its operating profit for the last quarter declined more than 60% from a year earlier because of falling chip prices and sluggish demands for its display panels. The South Korean technology giant said its operating profit for the January-March period came in at 6.2 trillion […]
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Formulus Black Partners with Nth Generation to Bring ForsaOS to the Channel

Joint offering achieves more than 7.8 million IOPs at single-digit microsecond (µs) latency using Intel Gold processors to supercharge workloads benefitting from in-memory processing JERSEY CITY, NJ – April 30th , 2019 – Venture-backed startup Formulus Black today announced that Read more… The post Formulus Black Partners with Nth Generation to Bring ForsaOS to the Channel appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR |
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Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for May 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for May 2018. The post Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for May 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How worried should we be about Huawei? – podcast

Theresa May has turned to her national security council to help her decide on whether to allow the Chinese firm Huawei to provide parts of Britain’s 5G network. Guardian reporters Rupert Neate, Alex Hern and Tania Branigan discuss the company at the heart of a diplomatic tussle. Plus, in opinion, David Kogan argues Labour needs clarity on Brexit to have a chance of winning powerWhen the government’s decision to allow Huawei to build parts of Britain’s 5G network leaked from Theresa May’s nationa...
Tags: Technology, China, US, Mobile Phones, Britain, Theresa May, Defence policy, Labour, Huawei, 5g, Tania Branigan, David Kogan, Rupert Neate Alex Hern

Anki, Maker of Adorable Robots That Don't Do All That Much, Abruptly Shuts Down

Robotics company Anki, the manufacturer of an adorable line of tiny home robots like Cozmo and its bigger brother, the $250 Vector, has unexpectedly and abruptly folded, Recode reported on Monday.Read more...
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US Will Rethink Cooperation With Allies Who Use Huawei

Washington does not see any distinction between core and non-core parts of 5G networks and will reassess sharing information with any allies which use equipment made by China's Huawei, a U.S. cybersecurity official said on Monday. From a report: "It is the United States' position that putting Huawei or any other untrustworthy vendor in any part of the 5G telecommunications network is a risk," said Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber, international communications and information ...
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Jungle Ventures hits $175M first close on its third fund for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem is set to get a massive injection of funds after Jungle Ventures reached a first close of $175 million for its newest fund, TechCrunch has come to learn. Executives at the Singapore-based firm anticipate that the new fund, which is Jungle’s third to date, will reach a final close of $220 million over the coming few months, a source with knowledge of the fund and its plans told TechCrunch. If it were to reach that figure, the fund would become the largest for...
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Tech firm apologizes after job ad seeks 'preferably Caucasian' candidates

Virginia recruitment company removes discriminatory listing following a backlash on TwitterThe tech industry has long grappled with problems tied to diversity and inclusion, but a job listing this month seeking “preferably Caucasian” applicants has proved a particularly egregious example.A job listing from Cynet Systems, a tech recruiting firm based in Virginia, sought an account manager who is “preferably Caucasian who has good technical background”. After a number of Twitter users called atten...
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Google parent's shares dive as YouTube changes, competition hurt revenue

Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday saw its slowest revenue growth in three years from increased competition in advertising, stumbles in its smartphone business and disruptive changes at YouTube that left the leading internet ad company lagging rivals.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai blames a drop in sales of its Pixel smartphone on 'headwinds' that are putting pressure on every expensive phone (GOOG, GOOGL)

Sales of the Google-made Pixel smartphone are falling, company executives said in its first quarter earnings call on Monday — further pointing to the tech giant's struggle to build a meaningful hardware business.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Pixel's dropping sales were caused by "year-on-year headwinds" across the smartphone industry. CFO Ruth Porat said that the Pixel struggles are part of why growth is slowing in Google's "other revenues" unit — which include businesses, like cloud an...
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A Bitter Turf War is Raging on the Brexit Wikipedia Page

Wikipedia editors are battling to tell the story of Brexit as it happens. And on such a hotly-debated page, every edit is controversial and suspicions run wild. From a report: Editors are parrying death threats, doxxing attempts and accusations of bias, as the crowdsourced epic has become the centre of a relentless tug-of-war over who gets to write the history of the UK as it happens. Originally posted in January 2014, what began life as "Proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the E...
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Google Sold Fewer Pixels at the Start of 2019 Than the Year Before, Despite Launch of Pixel 3 Line

Google doesn’t sound like it’s had a great time trying to sell consumers on its Pixel line of phones lately, in part because there’s too much competition for high-end devices—at least according to remarks made during an earnings call with Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Google’s parent company Alphabet.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Ruth Porat, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Phones, Pixel 3a

Share of Google parent Alphabet slide 7% after revenue shortfall

SAN FRANCISCO — For the past three years, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has defied what financial analysts call the law of large numbers. That streak may be coming to an end. On Monday, Alphabet said revenue in its most recent quarter increased 17% from the same period last year, to $36.3 billion. That was about […]
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Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Shipping Your Car

When it comes to shipping your car, there are some common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.  From pick up to delivery, it’s important to know the facts and what to expect ahead of time.   The experts at RoadRunner Auto Transport explain what to look for when shipping your car.   Many people who ship a car are doing so for the first time. Most people go into the process completely unprepared. Taking the right steps to research the auto transport companies you are considering can help you save mon...
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Microsoft, VMware, and Dell officially launched a new partnership that shouldn't please Amazon (AMZN)

What started out as a contentious situation between Microsoft and VMware has blossomed into a friendly, formal partnership. The CEOs of the two long-time corporate rivals stood on stage with their mutual friend, Michael Dell, and announced a sweeping deal to bring VMware's software to Microsoft's cloud. And it all happened after VMware cozied up with Microsoft's rival, Amazon Web Services. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's official: the new partnership that VMware and M...
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Netflix will eventually run ads, industry execs predict

There might be a future in which Netflix users scroll past ads to find the latest season of “Stranger Things," some industry executives predict.  Executives from Google and UM Worldwide said Monday they believe Netflix—like most platforms looking to grow—will ultimately serve ads. Netflix, with its nearly 150 million subscribers, has so far been ad-free and insists advertising is not necessary in a world built on direct relationships with viewers. But as Netflix evolves, things might chang...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, Levy, Hulu, Iab, Interpublic, JPMorgan Chase, Kristin Lemkau, Digital Content NewFronts Tara Walpert Levy Google, Joshua Lowlock, Lowlock

IBM’s Call For Code hackathon takes aim at California’s wildfire problem

IBM and 42 Silicon Valley are hosting a hackathon in early May to come up with solutions to California’s wildfire problem. The company hopes to get developers, engineers, designers, and emergency-responders together to brainstorm solutions as part of its annual Call For Code challenge. The Call For Code Global Initiative, founded by IBM and David Clark Cause, is an annual challenge inciting technologists to use cutting-edge technologies to deal with natural disasters. Now in its second year, it ...
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How to make custom ringtones for your iPhone

Apple doesn't make it especially easy to convert tracks from your own iTunes music connection into ringtones, but you can do it for free using your computer and iTunes. To make a custom ringtone for an iPhone, you'll need to edit a song using iTunes on the computer. You can tweak the start and stop time, save it as an AAC file, and change the file extension. You can then drag the edited song to the Tones section of iTunes and sync it with your iPhone using a connection cable. It doesn't tak...
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Uber adds public transport information to London app

Relaunch will let users compare journeys on other services such as tube and busUber is relaunching its London app to include public transport information, allowing users to compare journeys on other services, as well as its private hire cars.The ride-hailing firm said the change, integrating publicly available Transport for London (TfL) live data, would allow its users to make the best choice of journey based on price and time. Continue reading...
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Alphabet cites ‘headwinds’ in smartphone sales, teases I/O hardware announcement

Alphabet’s Q1 earnings were a disappointment for Wall Street, courtesy primarily of ad revenue shortcomings. The hardware team met with some difficulties, as well, owing in part to a stagnating global smartphone market that has impacted virtually all players. CEO Sundar Pichai cited “year over year headwinds” when referring to the company’s smartphone line, following the release of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL last fall. The executive rightly referenced the company’s relatively recent entry as a s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Home, Mobile, Hardware, Finance, Samsung, Tech, Htc, Taipei, Sundar Pichai, Home Hub, Alphabet, Pixel, Pichai, Ruth Porat

Equity Shot transcribed: Slack’s S-1 and Uber’s IPO terms

We’re deep in IPO news, and last week was no different. When this happens, Equity’s Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm fire up their mics and wax financial about the news we can’t possibly fit into the regular episode of the popular TechCrunch podcast. Last week the duo discussed Uber’s IPO pricing and Slack’s S-1. On Uber: Kate: And before we jump into Uber’s Q1 financials, what do you think of Uber is most recent private valuation of 72 billion. Do you think that’s a wildly inflated valuation o...
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Twitter announces new content deals with Univision, the Wall Street Journal and others

Twitter is unveiling a number of new content deals and renewals tonight at its NewFronts event for digital advertisers. It’s only been two years since Twitter first joined the NewFronts. At the time, coverage suggested that executives saw the company’s video strategy as crucial part of turning things around, but since then, the spotlight has moved on to other things (like rethinking the fundamental social dynamics of the service). And yet the company is still making video deals, with 13 of them ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Time, NFL, Tech, Bloomberg, Mtv, Nba, Espn, Wall Street Journal, Viacom, Univision, Don, BlizzCon, Kay Madati, House of Highlights

Advertisers Are Hedging on Google as It Enacts GDPR-Compliant Policies

Google is reportedly eager to placate growing calls for data privacy, telegraphing a move that would emulate Apple's implementation of intelligent tracking prevention in its Safari browser. While Apple's maneuver was seen as a win for privacy, its effect on advertisers has been muted due to its browser's (Safari) limited use; worldwide, Safari only has...
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Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in the US ahead of a launch this year

Amazon announced today it has begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company build a Spanish-language Alexa experience for U.S. users. The program, which is currently invite-only, will allow Amazon to incorporate into the U.S. Spanish-language experience a better understanding of things like word choice and local humor, as it has done with prior language launches in other regions. In addition, developers have been invited to begin building Spanish-langua...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Mexico, France, India, US, Tech, Spain, Canada, United States, Sony, Brazil, Philips

Apple removing or restricting apps for controlling screen time

Apple’s removal of nearly a dozen apps that help users manage screen time raises questions about the company’s dominance and its commitment to helping people stay off their iPhones amid concerns about the negative effects of smartphones, including on children,according to a new report. The report by the New York Times on Saturday came just days after Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the Time 100 Summit last week that his company “has never wanted to maximize user time” because it’s “not motivated from...
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Robotics Startup Anki Shuts Down After Burning Through Almost $200 Million

Anki, the San Francisco startup behind AI-imbued robotics toys like Overdrive, Cozmo, and Vector, today shuttered its doors after raising close to $200 million in venture capital from Index Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Andreessen Horowitz, and other investors. From a report: According to Recode , it'll lay off its entire workforce of just over 200 employees, each of whom will receive a week of severance. A failed round of financing was reportedly to blame. CEO Boris Softman told em...
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Google owner Alphabet misses sales forecasts

Shares in the internet giant tumble nearly 7% after its sales growth falls short of forecasts.
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Microsoft Outlook Email Breach Targeted Cryptocurrency Users

Earlier this month, we learned that Microsoft's email services were compromised. Multiple victims now say that hackers stole their cryptocurrency. From a report: Now, multiple victims have come forward to flag what they believe may be one of the motivating reasons behind the breach: emptying peoples' cryptocurrency accounts. "The hackers also had access to my inbox allowing them to password reset my Kraken [dot] com account and withdrawal [sic] my Bitcoin," Jevon Ritmeester, a Microsoft user tha...
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Google Advertising Revenue Growth Slows, Triggering Share Slump

Shares of Google’s parent company fell more than 7 percent following the results. Wall Street was looking for $30.04 billion, according to the average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue from Google advertising rose 15 percent, the slowest pace since 2015.
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