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How Microsoft Plans To Give Virtual Reality Apps a Big Boost

The market for virtual and augmented reality products has developed slower than expected, but Microsoft is seeking to accelerate the sector by making it much easier for people to connect from different locations and with different kinds of devices. F.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 2nd, 2021

UMC plans 40% price hike in 2022

United Microelectronics (UMC) is negotiating contracts for next year, when the pure-play foundry plans to initiate another price hikes, according to sources at IC design houses......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets "Freedom Expression" Award Sponsored By YouTube

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Newsweek: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki received a "Free Expression" award from the Freedom Forum Institute in a virtual ceremony sponsored by YouTube, an online video platform owned by Google. On Thursday, YouTu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 48 min. ago

Not seeing a new iPad Mini is no big surprise

The mini tablet has its fans, but there may not be enough for Apple to build a 2021 iPad Mini, which was a no-show at its Spring Loaded event......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft

Microsoft and video-game chat company Discord have ended takeover talks after Discord rejected a $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a people familiar with the matter. From the report: Discord is now focused on a potential public list.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 20 min. ago

Apple"s iOS 14.5 update lands next week — including new emojis, big privacy changes

Apple unveiled a slew of new products at its annual Spring launch on Tuesday, but waited until after the event to announce big changes coming to software for iPhones and iPads "next week.".....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 20 min. ago

Discord walked away from Microsoft talks, may pursue an IPO

A month after reports that Microsoft sought to buy the hot voice chat app Discord surfaced, those talks are off, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to TechCrunch. Discord is considering plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to it.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

AirTag could give a nice bump to Apple"s growing lineup of smaller stuff

When people think Apple, they think big ticket items like iPhones, MacBooks and iPads. But the company's accessories line of iPhone cases, chargers and tablet keyboards is a critical part of its revenue growth strategy......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago

Combining light, superconductors could boost AI capabilities

As artificial intelligence has attracted broad interest, researchers are focused on understanding how the brain accomplishes cognition so they can construct artificial systems with general intelligence comparable to humans' intelligence......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Xbox Series X update adds long-requested quick resume update

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Alpha Skip-Ahead Xbox Insider members that enhances the Quick Resume feature on Xbox Series X|S consoles......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Google product reviews algorithm update was big but not like a core update, say data providers

Here is a roundup of the impact of Google’s most recent algorithm update that touched down on April 8, 2021. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Verizon C-Band Plans Detailed, Service to Be Known as 5G Ultra Wideband

Verizon C-Band Plans Detailed, Service to Be Known as 5G Ultra Wideband Verizon plans to use the 5G Ultra Wideband name for the service that the company expects to begin offering in the first quarter of 2022 using C-band spectrum. Until now, Verizon.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Watch Apple’s Spring Loaded event light right here

Today, Apple is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Rumor has it that Apple plans to unveil a brand new iPa.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  mobilecrunchRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

The new iPad Pro features Apple’s M1 chip

The big news from today’s Spring Loaded event is, as anticipated, a new version of Apple’s high-end tablet. The new iPad Pro is the first in the line to adopt the M1 chip introduced on the company’s Mac line. The device further blur.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Apple unveils podcast subscriptions and a redesigned Apple Podcasts app

After years of increased competition from Spotify, Apple today announced its own expansion into podcast subscriptions. At the company’s spring event this afternoon, Apple unveiled its plans for a podcasts subscription service which would allow.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Announcing our TC Sessions: SaaS virtual event happening October 27

Announcing our TC Sessions: SaaS virtual event happening October 27.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

IBM breaks latest revenue losing streak as cloud revenue shows modest growth

For IBM, much of the last 8 years simply posting positive revenue growth was a challenge. In fact, the company had a period between 2013 and 2018 when it experienced an astonishing 22 straight quarters of negative revenue growth. So when Big Blue rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

Insurtech startups are leveraging rapid growth to raise big money

The investment landscape for insurtech startups is off to a hot start in Q2 2021. The investment landscape for insurtech startups is off to a hot start in Q2 2021. Since the end of the first quarter, we’ve seen several players in the broa.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

HAAH shifts U.S. sales plan back to Chinese imports

HAAH Motors Holdings has shifted its business plan back to importing fully assembled cars from China. A year ago, the California startup said that it would build the vehicles at a U.S. plant, but now has put those plans on hold......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

AutoNation Q1 net income up; AutoNation USA store goal expanded

The dealership group announced a new expansion goal for its AutoNation USA store network to more than 130 outlets by the end of 2026. It also said it plans to acquire 11 dealerships from Peacock Automotive Group......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 20 min. ago

PayPal To Launch Local Wallet in China Focused on Cross-Border Payments

PayPal plans to set up a local wallet in China focused on cross-border payments. From a report: In January, the U.S. fintech company became the first foreign firm with 100% ownership of a payments platform in China. But until now, PayPal's been quiet.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 20 min. ago