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IC testing service providers benefit from surging demand for cryptocurrencies

Surging prices of Ethereum has boosted demand for graphics cards used to mine the cryptocurrecny, which is benefiting Taiwan-based IC testing services providers, according to sources from the semiconductor industry......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesFeb 23rd, 2021

iOS 14.5 Won"t Actually Let You Change a Default Music Service

It turns out that Apple's iOS 14.5 update won't actually let you change your default music service that you use with Siri. Engadget reports: Beta users had originally noticed that it appeared as if early versions of the update might allow you to chan.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 min. ago

Square to acquire majority stake in music service Tidal for $297 million

Jay-Z has 99 problems but figuring out a buyer for his struggling music streaming service is no longer one......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News16 min. ago

T-Mobile’s Home Office Internet service brings 5G to businesses nationwide

T-Mobile has launched a new Home Office Internet service that is built for business users and piggybacks off of T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

Square is buying a majority stake in streaming service Tidal for $297 million

Per the terms of the deal, Square will pay $297 million in cash and stock in exchange for a "significant" majority ownership stake. Existing artist shareholders will maintain their holdings and be the remaining stakeholders......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 47 min. ago

WhatsApp adds one-to-one voice and video calling to its desktop app

The Facebook-owned messaging and VoIP service said that over the last year, they saw a meaningful uptick in people calling one another on WhatsApp. On New Year’s Eve, for example, the service set a new personal best for the most calls made in a sin.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 47 min. ago

TikTok launches ‘TikTok Q&A,’ a new feature for creators to engage with viewers’ questions

Earlier this year, TikTok was spotted testing a new Q&A feature that would allow creators to more directly respond to their audience’s questions using either text or video. Today, the company has announced the feature is now available to all us.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News7 hr. 15 min. ago

Apple clarifies you can’t actually set a ‘default’ music service in iOS 14.5

Apple has clarified that the iOS 14.5 beta is not actually allowing users to select a new default music service, as has been reported. Following the beta’s release back in February, a number of beta testers noticed that Siri would now ask what.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News7 hr. 47 min. ago

Bitfinex launches cryptocurrency payment gateway for merchants

Cryptocurrency exchange company Bitfinex is launching Bitfinex Pay, a cryptocurrency payment gateway. With this new product, online merchants can accept payments in various cryptocurrencies. It should make cross-border transactions easier in particul.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 16 min. ago

Using AI to Find Essential Battery Materials

As battery demand soars, researchers are turning to artificial intelligence for more effective and sustainable methods Demand for battery-making metals is projected to soar as more of the world’s cars, buses, and ships run on electricity. The.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy

This morning Square, a fintech company that serves both individuals and companies, announced that it has purchased a majority stake in Tidal, a music streaming service. The deal, worth some $297 million, will Tidal allow artist-partners to keep their.....»»

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

Square To Buy Jay-Z"s Music Service Tidal

Square has agreed to buy a majority stake in Tidal, the streaming music service led by rapper Jay-Z, as part of an effort to expand the company's suite of financial tools to musicians and emerging artists. From a report: Square will pay $297 million.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Hopin confirms $400M raise at $5.65B valuation

This morning Hopin, a virtual events platform and video-focused software service, announced that it has closed a $400 million Series C. The new capital values Hopin at $5.65 billion. Both numbers match prior TechCrunch reporting that the company was.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 47 min. ago

WhatsApp now lets you make voice and video calls from your computer

To meet a significant increase in demand for voice and video calling, a WhatsApp update has added voice and video calling to the company's desktop apps......»»

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

Competency Standards- The Way Forward

Ever wondered why there is lack of an equilibrium between demand and supply of labour. To make things simple, let us consider a scenario where the supply becomes more than demand and that is when we introduce a new variable to the equation called une.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News14 hr. 15 min. ago

IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

Bolt, an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 15 min. ago

WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app

WhatsApp is rolling out support for voice and video calling to its desktop app, the Facebook-owned messaging service said Thursday, providing relief to countless people sitting in front of computers who have had to reach for their phone every time th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

LTCC component shortages worsen

Shortages of LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) components have become severe thanks to slow capacity expansions at makers and growing demand for 5G handset and Wi-Fi 6E applications, with delivery lead times at suppliers further extended and th.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

CHPT rolls out new solutions for handset APs, HPC chips

IC testing interface solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has rolled out new solutions designed for handset application processors and HPC chips, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

LCD panel shortage to continue throughout 2021, says Innolux president

Strong demand for LCD panels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has created shortages that will remain in the entire 2021, according to Innolux president James Yang......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

Highlights of the day: DRAM prices rising

DRAM supply has already fallen short of demand with the chip shortages worsening. DRAM contract prices are expected to continue rising in second-quarter 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has decimated many industries, but the semiconductor sector has th.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago