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Big tech earnings in fewer than 500 words

This afternoon Alphabet and Microsoft and Pinterest reported their quarterly earnings results for the first three months of 2021. Microsoft and Pinterest have rapidly lost value after reporting their results, while Alphabet appreciated after its own.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchApr 27th, 2021

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

Queries can take days, but it's possible to pull out specific files. Enlarge / Fluorescent tagged DNA is the key to a new storage system. (credit: Gerald Barber, Virginia Tech) DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 8 min. ago

Senate Confirms Progressive Tech Critic Lina Khan To Become an FTC Commissioner

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, the young progressive who helped launch a reckoning amongst antitrust scholars and enforcers, in a 69-28 vote. From a report: At 32, Khan will become the y.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 36 min. ago

Tech Talent Migrates To Collaboration Startups as Hybrid Work Comes Into Its Own

Executives at some of the world's largest technology firms are leaving prime jobs to join startups that build communications and collaboration tools, a market expected to skyrocket as more businesses settle into hybrid work arrangements. From a repor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 8 min. ago

Europe ramps up pressure on tech giants

Officials in Europe are yet again ratcheting up the pressure on Silicon Valley titans......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 8 min. ago

US warns EU against anti-American tech policy

NSC has some strong opinions ahead of Biden’s first presidential trip to Brussels. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. (credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images) The US has warned the EU against pursuing “protectionist”.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 36 min. ago

Apple-Google Mobile "Duopoly" Faces UK Antitrust Scrutiny

Google and Apple face a sweeping probe into the "duopoly" power of their mobile ecosystems, in the U.K. antitrust watchdog's latest attack on Silicon Valley. From a report: The increasingly tech-focused Competition and Markets Authority opened a 12-m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 36 min. ago

Novel calibration procedure for super-resolution brain imaging

Light—and all waves—can bend around the corners of obstacles found along its path. Because of this phenomenon, called diffraction, it is impossible to focus light onto a spot that is smaller than half its wavelength. In other words, the highest r.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

New thin-film tech to revolutionize night vision

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionizing night-vision......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

Highlights of the day: Digitimes releases ASC 100 Asia tech supply chain survey

The top-100 tech firms in Asia are mostly based in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan, with the car and ICT device/equipment sectors making up the two largest groups, according to Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), the freshly released research results by.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 8 min. ago

ASC 100: Digitimes identifies 3 major trends that will reshape global supply chains

Digitimes, an Asia-based premium source of tech supply chain information, undertook a six-month study on the financial reports of 4,725 publicly listed corporations across 11 countries in Asia and compiled its first annual report on the top 100 Asian.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 36 min. ago

ASC 100: Toyota No. 1 by revenue; half of top 50 with strongest revenue growth are Chinese firms

Digitimes, an Asia-based premium source of tech supply information, has just released its 2021 Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC100) research results. In terms of 2020 revenue, Japan's Toyota Motor, South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Taiwan's Hon Hai Pre.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 36 min. ago

ASC 100: Samsung has highest earnings, TSMC best margin

Of the companies in Digitimes' Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), Samsung Electronics had the highest net income US$22.1 billion in 2020. But TSMC - in third place in overall net income - had the highest net profit margin of 38.7%, way higher than Sams.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 36 min. ago

ASC 100: TSMC, Samsung lead in market value; semiconductor, EV sectors gaining traction

Benefiting from the US-China tech war and sharp chip shortages following the pandemic outbreak, and with automotive clients competing for foundry capacity support, the entire semiconductor industry is poised to enjoy robust order momentum through 202.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 36 min. ago

Microsoft"s Smith Says Secret Subpoenas Hurt US Tech Companies

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith criticized secret data subpoenas sent by the government to cloud providers like his company and Apple, saying gag orders on requests for personal information undermine freedoms and are hurting U......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Five new bills aim to break up Big Tech platforms, force them to play nice

Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon would struggle to evade new regulations. Enlarge / The dome of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Phil Roeder) Legislators in the US House of Representatives introd.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Others Urge SEC To Mandate Regular Climate Reports

A group of seven tech companies urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to require businesses to regularly disclose climate-related matters to their shareholders. From a report: In a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on Friday, Google parent A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Should Big Tech pay you for your data? It’s possible, but also problematic

There are a handful of companies on the web that aim to give you control of your data, and even pay you for it. But doing so could potentially cause issues.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Apple Repair Tech Posted Woman"s Explicit iPhone Photos to Facebook

"Apple paid a multimillion dollar settlement to a woman after iPhone repair techs posted risque pictures from her phone to Facebook," reports the Washington Post, citing legal documents obtained by the Telegraph. An unnamed Oregon college student ".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro

The Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Doorbell Pro are solid additions to Ring's smart-tech lineup, but which of the bells is the best? Here are our thoughts on both......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021