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United States: Timothy O'Toole Discusses The Implications Of The Xiaomi Ruling For Other Chinese Companies Challenging U.S. Bans With Ganbei! And China Business Law Podcasts - Miller & Chevalier Chartered

In collaboration with both Ganbei! and China Business Law Podcasts, Member Timothy O'Toole discussed Xiaomi's successful court challenge...
Tags: News, United States, Xiaomi, Miller, Timothy O Toole, Chevalier Chartered, China Business Law Podcasts


Police Bust Ransomware Gang in Ukraine

Police in Ukraine said this week they arrested members of a major ransomware gang. From a report: The arrests mark the first time a law enforcement agency has announced a mass arrest of a prolific hacker group that had extorted Americans by either encrypting an organization's files or threatening to leak them to the public. The gang, known as Cl0p, has hacked a number of American targets, including the University of Miami, Florida, Stanford University, University of Maryland, and University of C...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ransomware, United States, Geneva, Biden, Eastern Europe, JBS


US lawmakers want to restrict police use of ‘Stingray’ cell tower simulators

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Share on Twitter Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. According to BuzzFeed News, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ted Lieu will introduce legislation later today that seeks to restrict police use of international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catchers. More commonly known as Stingrays, police frequently use IMSI catchers and cell-site simulators to collect informat...
Tags: Column, Technology, Mobile Security, California, Montana, US, Tech, Sms, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Mobile Phones, United States, Telecommunications, Judge, District Of Columbia, Mobile Phone


Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

Nielsen on Thursday announced that it had moved a step closer toward cracking one of the great questions of the modern entertainment world: How big, exactly, is streaming? From a report: Nielsen, the 98-year-old research firm that for decades has had an effective monopoly on measuring TV ratings in the United States, has a new metric that it says allows it to make an apples-to-apples comparison, on a percentage basis, of how many people are streaming shows and films on their TVs versus how many ...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Tech, Netflix, United States, Nielsen, Hulu, Nielsen Now Knows


Major Australian Banks, US Airlines Briefly Hit By Widespread Internet Outages

Websites of dozens of financial institutions and airlines in Australia and the United States were briefly down on Thursday, in the second major blackout in just over a week caused by a glitch in an important piece of internet infrastructure. From a report: Server-related glitches at content delivery network provider Akamai had hampered services at Australian banks, while many U.S. airlines, including American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, also reported an hour-long outage. The disruption link...
Tags: Australia, Tech, United States, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Akamai, Banks US Airlines


Gusto makes first acquisition, buying Ardius to expand into R&D tax credits

Free money from the government sounds like winning the lottery, but the reality is that most tech startups and even local retail businesses and restaurants can potentially qualify for tax credits related to research and development in the United States. Those credits, which is what helps tech giants keep their tax rates to near zero, are hard for smaller companies to receive because of extensive documentation requirements and potential audit costs. So a number of startups have been launched to s...
Tags: Enterprise, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, HR, United States, SaaS, M&a, R&D, Tax Credit, PPP, Gusto, Reeves, San Francisco Denver


China launches 3 astronauts to its new space station core module

Three Chinese astronauts have docked at China’s space station core module, named Tianhe, for the first time. The three astronauts flew to space as part of the Shenzhou 12 mission, China’s first crewed mission since 2012. They will call the core module of the Tiangong space station home until September, making it the longest crewed space mission in China’s history. The three men, Commander Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, arrived to their final destination just over seven hours after tak...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Congress, China, Tech, Bbc, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Nie, Shenzhou, Zhurong, Ji Qiming, Shenzhou Program, Tiangong Space Station


Apple Lowers Prices of AppleCare+ Plans for M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Apple today lowered the prices of AppleCare+ plans for MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 chip. Coverage offered by the plans, as well as accidental damage fees, appear to remain unchanged. In the United States, AppleCare+ for the MacBook Air now costs $199, down from $249. The new price applies to both M1 and Intel-based MacBook Air models, although Apple no longer sells the Intel-based model directly. For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has split AppleCare+ into...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Canada, United States, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, MacRumors, MacBook Pro Apple, AppleCare, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro Don, MacBook Air MacBook, MacBook Air Neutral


Industrial cybersecurity startup Claroty raises $140M in pre-IPO funding round

Claroty, an industrial cybersecurity company that helps customers protect and manage their Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) assets, has raised $140 million in its latest, and potentially last round of funding.   With the new round of Series D funding, co-led by Bessemer Venture and 40 North, the company has now amassed a total of $235 million. Additional strategic investors include LG and I Squared Capital’s ISQ Global InfraTech Fund, with all previous investors — Team8,...
Tags: Food, Startups, Internet Of Things, New York, Technology, Coca-cola, Funding, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Computing, Pfizer, Lg, Siemens


A Senate proposal for a new US agency to protect Americans’ data is back

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has revived a bill that would establish a new U.S. federal agency to shield Americans from the invasive practices of tech companies operating in their own backyard. Last year, Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Data Protection Act, a legislative proposal that would create an independent agency designed to address modern concerns around privacy and tech that existing government regulators have proven ill-equipped to handle. “The U.S. needs a new approach to pri...
Tags: TC, Europe, Congress, Senate, US, Tech, Policy, Regulation, United States, House, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Federal Trade Commission, Data Security, Ftc


Apple Maintains 5G Market Lead in Q1 2021 Despite Vivo and Samsung Gains

Apple shipped an estimated 40.4 million iPhone 12 devices during the first quarter of 2021, according to new data shared by Strategy Analytics. The figure suggests Apple has maintained its grip on the global 5G smartphone market, despite indicating a 23% dip compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, when Apple shipped 52.2 million units. Apple enjoyed booming sales in the 5G market in the three months following the launch of in first 5G-equipped iPhone models, but since then its rivals have upp...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Samsung, United States, Xiaomi, 5g, Vivo, Oppo, Ming Chi Kuo, mmWave, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Ville Petteri Ukonaho, South Korea North America, Strategy Analytics Meanwhile Apple


Apple Launches 2021 Back to School Promotion: Free AirPods With Eligible Mac or iPad Purchase

Apple today launched its seasonal back-to-school sale for the upcoming school year in the United States and Canada, offering students free AirPods alongside purchases of select Macs and iPad models. Similar to last year's promotion, this year's offer includes free ‌AirPods‌ alongside the purchase of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, the new 24-inch iMac, the Mac Pro, Mac mini, and the new M1-powered iPad Pro and the iPad Air. Alongside the free ‌AirPods‌, qualifying students and educators can get 2...
Tags: Apple, Canada, United States, MacBook Air MacBook, Back to School promotion, Mac Pro Mac


Insurtech AI startup Akur8 closes $30M Series B

Automating insurance claims is a big business, and the world of AI is coming at it ‘full pelt’. The latest is Akur8, an insurtech automating insurance platform whose ‘Transparent AI’ product is trying to eat into the incumbent large business of Willis Towers watson, among others. It’s now closed a Series B funding round of $30m led by an undisclosed investor. This brings its total funding to $42m. The round is to support international expansion. Akur8 is used by actuaries and pricing teams to ma...
Tags: TC, Europe, Finance, US, Insurance, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Financial Services, Axa, Partner, Munich Re, APAC, BlackFin Capital Partners, Willis Towers, Akur8


Co-living startup Habyt closes $24M Series B, merges with Homefully

When WeWork appeared, other entrepreneurs looked at the model and thought that if you could apple co-working to property, then why not apply co-living. Thus, in the US, Common appeared, as did Hmlet in Asia. Imn the EU, Habyt launched, but has already gobbled-up its competitors Quarters, Goliving, and Erasmo’s Room. It’s now closed a series B round of €20M / $24M, and merged with another competitor, Homefully, founded by Sebastian Wuerz in 2016. The round was backed by HV Capital (formerly Holtz...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Housing, France, Berlin, US, Tech, European Union, Ceo, Economy, United States, Italy, Sharing Economy, WeWork, Madrid


Lincoln’s first EV will arrive in 2022 with three more to follow

Lincoln Motor will launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2022 followed by three other EVs as part of the luxury brand’s goal to electrify its entire portfolio by the end of the decade. The first EV will come to market just in time for Lincoln’s 100th birthday celebration — and nearly four years since initial reports emerged that the brand was aiming to electrify its lineup. Like GM’s luxury brand Cadillac, Lincoln doesn’t have an all-electric vehicle in its lineup. But Lincoln is keen to catc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Gm, Lincoln, Lincoln Motor, Cadillac Lincoln, China Lincoln, Lincoln Aviator, Rivian, Corsair Lincoln


Biden Tells Putin Certain Cyber-Attacks Should Be 'Off-Limits'

U.S. President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that certain critical infrastructure should be "off-limits" to cyber-attacks, while the two leaders agreed in their summit to start cybersecurity talks. From a report: Biden said the list of organizations that should not be attacked includes the 16 sectors designated by the United States as critical infrastructure. The sectors, based on a description published by the U.S. Homeland Security Department, include telecommuni...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Moscow, Biden, U S Homeland Security Department


macOS Monterey Brings Apple Fitness+ to the Mac With AirPlay

A key new feature of macOS Monterey is the ability to AirPlay content to a supported Mac from other Apple devices, such as an iPhone or iPad, and we've confirmed with Apple that this will include Apple Fitness+ workout videos with one limitation. After starting an Apple Fitness+ workout on an iPhone or iPad, users will be able to wirelessly stream the audio and video to a supported Mac using AirPlay, providing a convenient way to view the workouts on a larger screen. The only drawback to usin...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Macbook, United States, Monterey, Apple Fitness, Apple Fitness Plus, macOS Monterey


U.S. Antitrust Legislation Would Require Users to Be Able to Delete All Pre-Installed Apple Apps [Updated]

Update: Bloomberg inaccurately interpreted the original comments and has since drastically changed the wording of its article. The original Bloomberg piece said that Apple would be prohibited from pre-installing its own apps on iPhones. The updated Bloomberg article has been rewritten to clarify that the antitrust legislation prohibits Apple from preventing users from removing Apple-created apps on their Apple devices, which is quite different. Under the legislation, users would need to be per...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Bloomberg, United States, Antitrust, App Store, Facetime, U S House, House Judiciary Committee, Apple Amazon Facebook, David Cicilline, Cicilline, Cicilline Preventing Apple, U S Antitrust Legislation Would Require Users


U.S. Antitrust Legislation Would Ban Apple From Pre-Installing Its Own Apps on iPhones

Apple would not be permitted to sell iPhones with its own apps installed under proposed U.S. antitrust legislation that was released last week. Representative David Cicilline confirmed the self-preferencing ban in a discussion with reporters, details of which were shared by Bloomberg. Rather than pre-installed apps, Apple would have to offer other app options for consumers to download. Right now, iPhones come with a range of free Apple-designed apps from Messages and FaceTime to Calendar and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Bloomberg, United States, Antitrust, App Store, Facetime, U S House, House Judiciary Committee, Apple Amazon Facebook, David Cicilline, Cicilline, U S Antitrust Legislation Would Ban Apple, Cicilline Preventing Apple


Guest Post by Prof. Contreras: Shepardizing Patents

Shepardizing Patents, a guest post by Professor Jorge L. Contreras  A Patent Information Experiment On Saturday, June 12, I did a little experiment to see what information I could find about patents that I knew to have been challenged.  I first searched for U.S. Patent No. 7,446,338, issued in 2008 to Casio for a “Display Panel.”  As expected, the official USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database provided me with the text of the patent document and a link to its PDF image.  The USPTO’s new Pate...
Tags: Apple, Google, Texas, Law, Samsung, United States, Uspto, Patent, LexisNexis, Securities And Exchange Commission, Theranos, Casio, Chien, District Court, Edgar, Shepard


Ukrainian police arrest multiple Clop ransomware gang suspects

Multiple suspects believed to be linked to the Clop ransomware gang have been detained in Ukraine after a joint operation from law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, South Korea, and the United States. The Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine confirmed that six arrests were made after searches at 21 residences in the capital Kyiv and nearby regions. While it’s unclear whether the defendants are affiliates or core developers of the ransomware operation, they are accused of runn...
Tags: Tech, Ukraine, United States, Mercedes, Kroger, Singtel, Mandiant, U S Department of Justice, FTA, Kyiv, Hultquist, Ukraine South Korea, CLOP, John Hultquist, National Police of Ukraine, Cyber Police Department


Companies should utilize real-time compensation data to ensure equal pay

Chris Jackson Contributor Share on Twitter Chris Jackson is the vice president of client development at CompTrak, a compensation management software provider based in Toronto. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are often thought to be an issue that can be solved by intuition by some segment of the HR team. However, in reality, it needs to come from a data-driven approach that encompasses the entire workforce. Th...
Tags: TC, Column, Sexism, Toronto, Tech, Diversity, Canada, United States, Business Intelligence, Human Resource Management, Mckinsey, Mercer, Chris Jackson, Diversity and Inclusion, Institute for Women 's Policy Research, Dei


GM increases EV and AV investments to $35B through 2025

General Motors Co. has yet again upped the amount it says it will spend on electric and autonomous vehicle investments, saying Wednesday that it would spend $35 billion through 2025 – an $8 billion increase from its previous plan announced in November 2020. The company has set a target to bring 30 new EVs to the global market 30 by 2025 and to transition to all-zero-emission by 2035. With the new investment, GM said it will add new electric commercial trucks to its North American plan, as well a...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Cruise, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, Pittsburgh, General Motors Co, Navistar, LG Chem


Dear Sophie: Is it possible to expand our startup in the US?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What is a diversity green card and how do I apply for one? ...
Tags: Startups, Column, California, US, Tech, Diversity, Joe Biden, Iran, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, State Department, Lawyers, Biden, Tehran, H-1b Visa


Honey Insurance launches with $15.5M AUD, the largest seed round ever for an Australian tech startup

When Richard Joffe moved his family to Australia in 2019, he said applying for home insurance “was like traveling back in time 30 years.” “I found the sign-up process painful, the fine print was confusing and the insurance company was totally reactive, not proactive. They never contacted me aside from my renewal,” he told TechCrunch. Joffe, who founded parking sensor platform Park Assist and jobs platform Stella.ai in the United States, began researching and found many people in Australia shared...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Australia, Tech, Foxtel, United States, Stella, News Corp Australia, Larry Diamond, David Carter, Joffe, Peter Tonagh, RACQ, Tim Fung, Anthony Eisen


Cannabis and digital health startup Sanity Group closes $44.2M Series A led by Redalpine

Berlin-based cannabis and digital health startup Sanity Group has closed a $44.2 million Series A financing round led by Swiss VC Redalpine along with U.S.-based Navy Capital and SOJE Capital. GMPVC also participated in the round. This appears to be the largest round of cannabis funding in Europe to date and brings total investment in Sanity Group to $73 million. The new capital will be used to expand the Group’s medical division in Europe as well as an EU-GMP-compliant research and production f...
Tags: TC, Europe, France, Germany, Berlin, Tech, European Union, Cannabis, Frankfurt, Czech Republic, United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Group, Scooter Braun, Cherry Ventures


Cannabis and digital health start-up Sanity Group closes $44.2M Series A led by Redalpine

Berlin-based cannabis and digital health start-up Sanity Group has closed a $44.2M Series A financing round led by Swiss VC Redalpine along with US-based Navy Capital and SOJE Capital. GMPVC also participated in the round. This appears to be the largest round of cannabis funding in Europe to date and brings total investment in Sanity Group to $73M. The new capital will be used to expand the Group’s medical division in Europe as well as a EU-GMP-compliant research and production facility near Fra...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Berlin, US, Alyssa Milano, Tech, European Union, Ceo, Cannabis, Frankfurt, Czech Republic, United States, United Kingdom


Your boss might tell you the office is more secure, but it isn’t

For the past 18 months, employees have enjoyed increased flexibility, and ultimately a better work-life balance, as a result of the mass shift to remote working necessitated by the pandemic. Most don’t want this arrangement, which brought an end to extensive commutes and superfluous meetings, to end: Buffer’s 2021 State of Remote Work report shows over 97% of employees would like to continue working remotely at least some of the time. Companies, including some of the biggest names in tech, appea...
Tags: Security, Gchq, Articles, Tech, CIO, Malware, Cybercrime, United States, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Bae Systems, TechCrunch, Cto, Data Security, Computer Security, Soc


Some Apple Card Customers Unable to Make In-Store Purchases for Second Day in a Row

A partial Apple Card outage impacting the ability of some customers to make in-store purchases using their ‌Apple Card‌ with Apple Pay is facing its second day in a row of issues, according to Apple's system status page. On Monday, Apple said that some customers would be unable to make in-store purchases with their ‌Apple Card‌, and two days later, the issue contuines to persist. These new issues follow a widespread Apple Card outage earlier this month that lasted several hours, impacting all...
Tags: Apple, United States, Goldman Sachs, Apple Card


Some Apple Card Customers Unable to Make In-Store Purchases for Second Day in a Row [Resolved]

A partial Apple Card outage impacting the ability of some customers to make in-store purchases using their ‌Apple Card‌ with Apple Pay is facing its second day in a row of issues, according to Apple's system status page. On Monday, Apple said that some customers would be unable to make in-store purchases with their ‌Apple Card‌, and two days later, the issue continues to persist. These new issues follow a widespread Apple Card outage earlier this month that lasted several hours, impacting all...
Tags: Apple, United States, Goldman Sachs, Apple Card



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