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Today β€” April 20th 2018Technology

Consumer activists, experts advise against buying ZTE phones

(Reuters) - Consumer activists and technology experts are advising consumers to hold off on buying Android handsets from China's ZTE until the company clarifies whether U.S. sanctions against the company prevent it from providing operating system updates for its devices.

Qualcomm cutting 1,500 jobs at its California offices

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is cutting 1,500 jobs across multiple divisions at its offices in California, as part of its promise to investors to cut annual costs by $1 billion.

G.E. Makes a Sharp β€˜Pivot’ on Digital


The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting and costly.

A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit


Tax forms filed by OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to artificial intelligence specialists across the world.

Yesterday β€” April 19th 2018Technology

Rakuten weighs $1.8 billion bond issue to launch mobile service: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten Inc will issue as much as 200 billion yen ($1.86 billion) to prepare for its entry into the country's mobile phone service market, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.

Unilever’s Polman just cannot win, even if his shareholders can

Investors berate the Dutchman, even as their shares rise in value

  • April 19th 2018 at 21:13

It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong


The million-point record of Billy Mitchell, the subject of a 2007 documentary, has been thrown out, and Steve Wiebe, his rival, claims “sweet victory.”

Axel Springer suffers setback in ad-blocker fight

Media group accused Eyeo of violating German laws against unfair competition

  • April 19th 2018 at 19:50

Crypto company's stock plunges on SEC probe

Riot Blockchain, a company that only recently was known as Bioptix and made hormones for farm animals, said the SEC is investigating it. Riot Blockchain is the latest of many firms trying to latch on to bitcoin and cryptocurrency mania.

  • April 19th 2018 at 20:38

Trump relaxes conditions over sale of US killer drones

Policy aims to boost defence sales and counter competition from Russia and China

  • April 19th 2018 at 19:11

Amazon, Microsoft among top companies hiring foreign workers

Amazon was the second largest recipient of new H-1B visas in 2017

  • April 19th 2018 at 19:16

German lawmakers to grill Facebook manager on data privacy

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers will question a senior Facebook Inc manager about data privacy in the wake of revelations that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

TSMC's smartphone warning points squarely at Apple: analysts

(Reuters) - Shares in Apple Inc and its suppliers fell on Thursday after a raft of analysts read a prediction of softer smartphone sales from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd as driven chiefly by concern about demand for iPhones.

Amazon and Jeff Bezos are on top of the world

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  • April 19th 2018 at 19:44

The typical Amazon employee makes less than you think

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  • April 19th 2018 at 18:37

Motorola launches new G, E range smartphones for mid market

(Telecompaper) Motorola has unveiled a new generation of Moto G and E smartphones for the low to mid-range market. The Android 8 phones will launch first in its biggest markets in Latin America before gradually reaching the US, Europe and elsewhere. 

  • April 19th 2018 at 16:53

Six billion cockroaches bred for potions at AI-controlled farm

Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".

  • April 19th 2018 at 15:24

Boring meetings? Just leave, says Elon Musk

The idea of just getting up and leaving a boring work meeting is a dream to many of us and it seems, it is one shared by one of the world's leading tech tycoons.

  • April 19th 2018 at 14:00