Facebook Libra Backers Back Out

A week ago we covered a Wall Street Journal article highlighting potential trouble for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as multiple backers were reconsidering their commitment to the project. Fast-forward a week and things…

Apple to Use Its Own 5G Modems in 2022

According to Fast Company, Apple may have its own 5G modems ready for production as early as 2022, ending its reliance on Qualcomm. Apple has been trying to end its dependence on Qualcomm for some time now. Initially, the company…

Oracle Announces Additional Hiring to Boost Cloud Services

Oracle is boosting its cloud efforts with an announcement that it is hiring some 2,000 new employees. While Amazon, Microsoft and, to some extent, Google have dominated the cloud market, Oracle sees ongoing opportunity to expand. Oracle has been making…

We Plan to Have 30 5G Cities By Year-End, Says Verizon CEO

We have a plan to have 30 5G cities by year-end, says Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. We are at 13 right now so we’re adding every week. We added New York last week. We have also updated 13 NFL stadiums with 5G and the NBA season hasn’t even started. We believe that our 5G for the consumer is just crushing it.

Cyberattacks Hit 66% of Small and Medium Businesses Last Year

Health IT Security is reporting on two separate security reports, one from Kaspersky and the other the Ponemon Institute-Keeper report, showing 66 percent of small to medium-sized businesses suffered cyberattacks last year. The reports also showed that the cost of…

DataWallet Puts You In Charge of Your Data, Says CEO

DataWallet is basically a digital wallet that holds all of your personal data, says DataWallet CEO Serafin Lion Engel. If Twitter was to give you a DataWallet you would see exactly all of the data that you create on Twitter. At the end of the day what DataWallet does is put you in control of your data.

Twitter Accidentally Used Phone Numbers and Email Addresses For Advertising

Twitter is the latest company to admit to a privacy faux pas. In a statement Twitter informed users that phone numbers and email addresses intended for security may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes. Twitter uses Tailored Audiences, a…

Fears Over 5G Radiation Prompt Nationwide Backlash in Switzerland

Despite being one of the first countries to roll out 5G, AFP is reporting that Switzerland is experiencing significant backlash to the new technology. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless, is the next evolution of wireless technology, promising faster speeds, more connected…

Arm Holdings Opens Its CPU Cores to Allow Custom Instructions

Forbes is reporting that Arm Holdings has taken a major step toward helping its processors compete even better and make them more appealing to customers. Arm designs processors and then licenses those designs to companies for use in their products.…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Open NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show

In a press release issued today, the National Retail Federation (NRF) announced that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote at the federation’s 109th annual convention. Microsoft has supported the NRF’s annual convention for over 20…


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