UK competition regulator orders Meta to sell Giphy

In line with its initial findings from August, the CMA has concluded that Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy could hinder competition between various social media platforms......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotNov 30th, 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Majora"s Mask is coming to Nintendo Switch Online in February

Majora’s Mask arrived in 2000 as the sixth game in the mainline Zelda series. It was the second title to utilize 3D graphics following The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a brilliant game that managed to sell 2.5 million copies in the final 39 da.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

WhatsApp plans transfer of data between Android, iOS devices

 WhatsApp chat could now be transferred between Android and iOS devices after the Meta-owned messaging app  plans to roll out a new update. This was revealed by the found source code  of WhatsApp 22.74 Beta for iOS. However, the m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

Apple TV+ orders Godzilla and Titans original live-action series

Apple’s streaming platform has ordered a new live-action series from the popular MonsterVerse franchise. The idea is to bring an original Godzilla and Titans show produced by Legendary Television to Apple TV+. more… The post Apple TV+ o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Why Netflix"s Stock Dropped 41% in Two Months

"Netflix's stock has tumbled 41% from the all-time high it hit just two months ago," reports CNN Business. "It's gaining subscribers at a painfully slow pace. Competition is heating up. The company's answer to all that: It just raised prices on Nor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Facebook and Instagram are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, report claims

Facebook and Instagram might start letting users create, buy, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a new report claims. According to the Financial Times, Meta's social media companies are exploring the idea at the moment, however it's still at an ear.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Meta Researchers Build an AI That Learns Equally Well From Visual, Written or Spoken Materials

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Meta (AKA Facebook) researchers are working on [...] an AI that can learn capably on its own whether it does so in spoken, written or visual materials. The traditional way of training an AI model t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

IBM Sells Some Watson Health Assets for More Than $1 Billion

IBM agreed to sell part of its IBM Watson Health business to private equity firm Francisco Partners, scaling back the technology company's once-lofty ambitions in health care. From a report: The value of the assets being sold, which include extensive.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

FCC Moves To Boost Cable Competition in Apartment Buildings

Cable operators would face more competition for the roughly one-third of Americans living in apartment buildings under an order advanced Friday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. From a report: FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked fel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

IBM is selling off its Watson Health assets

IBM said Friday that it will sell off the healthcare data and analytics assets housed under its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Senate Judiciary Committee Clears Tech-Focused Antitrust Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the antitrust bill aimed at Apple, Meta Platforms, Amazon and Alphabet's Google, bringing the measure one step closer to consideration by the full Senate. From a report: The bill, S. 2992, sponsored.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Facebook and Instagram May Help You Create and Sell NFTs

According to the Financial Times, Meta is developing ways to create, display and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram. TechCrunch reports: The company's Novi wallet technology would power much of the "supporting functionality," one tipster said. Insta.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Meta patents hint at metaverse advertising that uses eye-tracking tech

Protocol reports that a series of patents was recently granted to Meta that may give us an idea of how the company could one day monetize the metaverse......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Meta reportedly working on ways to integrate NFTs into Facebook and Instagram

Meta/Facebook’s controversy-filled history shows it has never been one to shy away from a hot-button topic, but while the likes of Ubisoft, Square Enix, Konami, and voiceover artist Troy Baker have all loudly declared their love for NFTs—and rece.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Google is Building an AR Headset

Meta may be the loudest company building AR and VR hardware. Microsoft has HoloLens. Apple is working on something, too. But don't count out Google. The Verge: The search giant has recently begun ramping up work on an AR headset, internally codenamed.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Inductor maker Tai-Tech to enjoy strong influx of orders starting 2Q22

Inductor and passive component maker Tai-Tech Advanced Electronics expects to enjoy a strong influx of orders (particularly for automotive applications) starting the second quarter of 2022......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Taiwan IC design houses upbeat about smartphone orders in 1Q22

Unspecified Taiwan-based IC design houses have reiterated their optimism about orders for smartphones in the first quarter of 2022, in response to speculation indicating brand smartphone vendors are slowing the pace of their orders......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Backend firms see influx of short lead-time orders from Micron

Taiwan-based backend houses, such as ChipMOS Technology, have recently landed an influx of short lead-time orders for DRAM memory from Micron Technology, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Highlights of the day: Intel orders second High-NA EUV scanner

To quickly catch up with its two major rivals – TSMC and Samsung, Intel announced to adopt another ASML's High-NA Twinscan EXE scanner for higher production manufacturing......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Intel places High-NA EUV equipment orders with ASML

Intel has made its first purchase order for ASML's TWINSCAN EXE:5200 system, marking the next step on the path to EUV 0.55 NA (High-NA) introduction......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

iPhone most popular smartphone lineup in Q4 2021, but competition close

The holiday quarter usually sees the iPhone named the most popular smartphone lineup as its latest flagships drive sales, and that was again the case last year. Global supply constraints made things tighter than usual, however … more… T.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022