Fruity cargo cult Apple is set to copy Intel’s success by shifting an ever increasing amount of development work to Israel.
Chief Executive Tim Cook was in Israel on Thursday to visit the company’s new research and development offices in Herzlyia. more»
AMD chief technical officer Mark Papermaster has dismissed Chromebooks as “not worth it” and explained why his outfit is not behind the technology.
He said that it was important to look at Chromebook and what Google’s grand plan with it is. more»
Megachip maker Intel has decided that the only way to get around the inscrutable Chinese is to invest in shed loads of scrute and buy its way into the market.
Intel is pouring billions of dollars into expanding its influence in China, where fewer than half the country’s roughly 500 million mobile phone users have smartphones and the market is ruled by Qualcomm. more»
The search engine also known as Google is restructuring its European businesses to cope with the fact that the EU might want it to be a little more reasonable on privacy and anti-trust issues.
Google merged its two European regional divisions claiming it needed to “meet the challenges of tougher regulation across the continent”,
The internet giant is merging its northern and western European division with the unit covering southern and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. more»
Big Blue thinks it can restore itself to its former suited glory by pushing heavily into cloud and big data.
Apparently the outfit has set itself a target of making $40 billion a year from cloud, big data, security and other growth areas by 2018. more»
A three million strong botnet which filled the world with phishing emails has been shut down thanks to the efforts of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), police in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.
The shut-down was co-ordinated through Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which also shut down command and control servers used by the RAMNIT botnet. more»
As part of its push to dominate the cloud, software giant Microsoft is giving away free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US.
Schools will have to buy subscriptions for staff and faculty, but once they do, students - and even teachers – can self-install for no charge by using a school-issued email address at the Office in education website. more»
The US economy is officially suffering because its government is not reigning in its paranoid security services.
One of the world’s biggest markets, China, has said that it is no longer using high-profile US technology brands for state buys, amid ongoing revelations about mass surveillance and hacking by the US government. more»
Intel has finally woken up to the fact that its esoteric branding of Atom chips is leading to a lot of confusion amongst suppliers and customers.
Historically Intel has thought that customers and suppliers would instinctively know the difference between the Atom Z3735F or the Atom Z3735G. more»
The US will finally get net neutrality after the Republicans realised that mindlessly defending telco’s rights to charge people double were going to cost them votes.
Republicans conceded that the gruelling fight with President Obama over the regulation of Internet service appears over, with the president and all those people who did not want to be charged for internet use were victorious. more»
Leading women game designers have been chased away from the PAX East convention in Boston with threats of rape and death.
Brianna Wu, cofounder of the Boston video game studio Giant Spacekat, has pulled her company off the exhibition floor at next month’s event because of safety concerns for the five other women who work with her. more»
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will start trading the Chinese currency directly with the South Korean won.
The news came as the South Korean government announced that it hoped to sign a final free trade agreement with China within the first half of the year, in a further sign of strengthening relations between the countries. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has gone up against the Troll Gods of East Texas and ended up having to pay $532.9 million.
A federal jury found Apple’s iTunes software infringed three patents owned by Texas-based patent licensing company Smartflash. Smartflash wanted $852 million in damages. more»
University of Surrey researchers working on 5G mobile broadband claim to have broken the transfer speed limit of 1Tbps (Terabits per second).
Normally when people talk about 5G they are happen to hint at speeds of 10Gbps to 50Gbps (Gigabits per second). more»
The US tech press is full of a bizarre story that Google might have hit its peak.
According to NPR, some tech industry observers aren’t sure that Google will be ready for the next big thing and there is talk of something called “Peak Google”. more»