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Amazon investors are expected to vote on a measure calling for the company to halt sales of its facial recognition technology to police during its investors day on May 22.
The auto industry is rapidly moving toward a future of driverless cars. One of the main arguments in favor of this new technology is that it will make driving safer.
The funding takes the total raised by KaiOS -- which has now shipped 100million devices across 100 countries -- to $72 million
For better or worse, Google Glass is back. Parent company Alphabet (GOOG)(GOOGL) has announced a new version of its augmented reality glasses, priced at $999 per headset and targeting businesses instead of consumers.
Not too long ago, Americans worshipped Silicon Valley, technology companies, and their brilliant, driven founders. One of the purest tech plays — the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) — has soared an eye-popping 603% during that time, also excluding dividends. Companies in the crosshairs of public ire — especially Facebook (FB) and Alphabet (GOOG)(GOOGL) parent company of Google — have seen their stocks lag, while others, like Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) which has put its legendary legal troubles behind it, have way outperformed.
SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) - Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services. Google has said it will comply with an order by U.S. President Donald Trump to stop supplying Huawei, meaning current owners of Huawei phones face being cut off from updates of the Android operating system from late August. Against this backdrop, some customers in Singapore and the Philippines have rushed to sell their Huawei phones, according to retailers and online marketplace data.
Slack Technologies Inc. is looking for a better direct-listing fate than Spotify Technology SA. The music-streaming service reminded tech unicorns late last year that companies don’t have to issue new shares or raise money through a traditional offering if they wish to go public, and now Slack is following in its footsteps. The business-chat company filed direct-listing paperwork on Friday.
Behind the scenes, Google has deployed artificial intelligence software that analyzes reams of video footage without human help, deciphers troubling clips and blocks them from the homepage and home screen of the app. The system, which has not been reported before, plays a key role in attracting and keeping viewers on YouTube’s homepage, building a foundation for a flurry of new advertising coming to the video service. Google tested the classifier as early as 2015, but deployed it broadly after a series of ugly incidents with children’s videos in 2017, according to a former YouTube staffer.
The other is the potential withdrawal of its Android license, which would stop Huawei from preinstalling the latest Google-approved version of the operating system and some key services Western users see as necessary — above all Google’s Play Store, the biggest repository of Android apps. This particular obstacle could, under the right conditions, turn into a Huawei strength in Europe, a market that accounts for almost a third of the company’s smartphone unit sales, according to market analytics company IDC.
Shares of Huawei suppliers took a hit on Thursday afternoon amid the ongoing fallout surrounding the Chinese telecommunications giant. The moves came after British chip designer Arm halted its relations with Huawei. The U.S. last week added Huawei to a trade blacklist, which puts curbs on its ability to do business with American firms.
British chip designer ARM halted relations with Huawei to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese telecom company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. Huawei, like Apple Inc and Qualcomm , uses ARM blueprints to design the processors that power its smartphones. In another blow to the Chinese tech giant, Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp on Thursday joined the growing list of global companies which have said they are disengaging with Huawei, the world's second-largest seller of smartphones and the largest telecom-gear maker.
CNBC's Uptin Saiidi spent three days without using any technology whilst at a silent retreat. The mindfulness industry has grown in recent years, with meditation app, Headspace, now boasting 45 million users. Here’s what happened when we tried 3-days without any tech gadgets.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, said Huawei's own operating system for smartphones and laptops could be ready for use in China by fall this year.
Self-driving cars once seemed poised to inaugurate a new era in transportation. But now, driverless cars are further away than people thought.
With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade.
Ideaya Biosciences, an oncology-focused precision medicine company, is setting out to make a mark among mushrooming biotech listings. Ideaya is selling 5 million shares in a proposed initial public offering, to be priced between $13 and $15 per share, according to its S-1 filing. The company said in the filing insiders have agreed to purchase an aggregate of about $35 million in shares in the offering at the IPO price.
The tech giants sought to assure lawmakers that they take the threat of foreign influence seriously after being blindsided by Kremlin-backed disinformation campaigns on their platforms during the 2016 election. "There is no silver bullet, but we will continue to work to get it right," said Richard Salgado, Google’s director of law enforcement and information security.