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Apple Buys Machine-Learning Startup to Improve Data Used in Siri
Apple Inc. bought machine-learning startup Inductiv Inc., adding to more than a dozen AI-related acquisitions by the technology giant in the past few years.
Disney streaming chief Kevin Mayer resigns to become TikTok CEO
Disney’s Kevin Mayer is leaving his post as the head of Disney’s streaming efforts, including Disney Plus, to become the CEO of the shortform video app TikTok. He will also become the COO of TikTok’s owner, ByteDance.
How Facebook’s past acquisitions could haunt its purchase of Giphy
Congress sees anticompetitive behavior in Facebook’s big GIF purchase — but what if it’s more simple than it looks?
Facebook launches Shops, an e-commerce feature for businesses
Facebook is starting to go up against Amazon and eBay as it attempts to encourage people to buy things on its social network.
Is your company spying on you? Digital surveillance tools track your productivity when working from home
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- There is no denying the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work.With millions now working from home, some companies are considering digital surveillance tools to make sure their employees are actually working.To some degree, plenty of people are already being monitored by devices.If you're an iPhone user, Screen Time shows when you're most active and which apps you use most frequently.Depending on which communication platform your company uses, applications lik...
Facebook and Google are coming for Zoom
If there's one company the pandemic has turned into a household name, it's Zoom. Amid the continued state lockdowns, the video conferencing platform has become a lifeline for schools and businesses and a gathering place for virtual cocktail hours, birthday parties, workout classes and even weddings. And that hasn't escaped the notice of some of the world's biggest technology companies, including Facebook and Google.
Breakingviews - Review: Facebook and Instagram deserve each other
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - Facebook and Instagram have more in common than their founders’ strained relationship suggests. Mark Zuckerberg’s tense ties with the team that created the photo-sharing app he bought for $1 billion in 2012 is an often-told tale in Silicon Valley. Sarah Frier’s new book, “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram,” offers fresh insight into the troubled yet lucrative transaction. A bigger problem, though, is that the companies’ shared pursuit of a higher...
What Planners and Public Sector Agencies Need to Know About Cybersecurity
In this podcast episode, APA's Jo Peña talks with Nupur Gunjan, a public sector analyst at Cisco, about the issues surrounding data protection and cybersecurity that have become top of mind in the wake of COVID-19.
Vendor-tracking software firm wields pandemic in latest pitch to states https://statescoop.com/transparentbusiness-vendor-tracking-software-wields-coronavirus-pandemic-states/
Vendor-tracking software firm wields pandemic in latest pitch to states
Written by Benjamin Freed A little-known software company that alarmed state chief information officers last year with a mostly unsuccessful nationwide lobbying effort promoting legislation that would’ve required IT contractors to use invasive tracking software is trying to take advantage of the recent surge in government telework — brought on by the COVID-19 crisis — by reaching out to governors with the offer of free licenses, according to documents obtained by StateScoop. In recent weeks, ...
Facebook spending $100 million to help news outlets in coronavirus crisis
The money includes grants and ad spending to support struggling newsrooms.
Zoom Video Conferencing Company Sees Huge Surge in Demand – NBC Bay Area
San Jose’s Zoom video conferencing company is seeing a huge surge in demand right now. People are working from home, classes are being taught online and lots...
Intel hits speed milestone with latest batch of high-end laptop chips
Intel Corp. today unveiled six new 10th-generation processors for premium laptops, including an eight-core model that it claims offers the fastest clock speed in the category. The Core i9-10980HK, the star of the lineup, has eight cores capable of running a combined 16 threads at once. The chip can boost its base frequency of 2.4 gigahertz to as high as 5.3 gigahertz when an application requires extra horsepower, which Intel says gives it the highest clock speed of any mobile processor. That ...
‘We Have Fallen Short’ – Zoom CEO Apologizes For Privacy, Security Issues Amid Coronavirus Spike
SAN JOSE (CBS SF / CNN) — The founder and CEO of San Jose-based Zoom has apologized to the video conferencing app’s millions of users after coming under fire for a host of privacy issues at a time when it has emerged as a vital social and professional lifeline for many. “We recognize that we have fallen short of the community’s — and our own — privacy and security expectations,” Eric Yuan said in a blog post on Wednesday. “For that, I am deeply sorry.” Zoom will stop adding new features for t...
Apple May Postpone September Release of New iPhone – NBC Bay Area
Apple is considering postponing the September release of its new 5G-enabled iPhone over concerns consumers would be less inclined to buy it in the slumping...
How California’s Largest Community College District Is Making the Switch to Teach Online in Response to COVID-19: “Do Your Best at This Moment”
One of the nation’s largest community college systems is navigating through a chaotic two weeks before it unexpectedly but with paramount necessity transitions to a fully online set of institutions. Just a few scenes from its preparations: A video creation team films science instructors conducting lab experiments. The resulting video will then be posted online for students to view on-demand. Professors comfortable with virtual instruction volunteer as teachers’ aides to their less seasoned co...
Founder San Jose-based video conference company Zoom discusses growth during COVID-19 outbreak [Video]
ARE YOU USING ZOOM? The video conference platform is being widely used during the COVID-19 outbreak -- for school, virtual happy hours, workouts and game nights. The founder of the San Jose-based company says with the greater level of use comes more responsibility.
Silicon Valley Is Saving Our Asses—for Now
But let's not get too attached to nifty tools that help us cope with isolation. There is a scenario where the coronavirus outbreak becomes a turning point in America’s love-hate relationship with Silicon Valley. After being assailed by politicians of both parties for their socially destructive tools that promote isolation, depression and disinformation, the digital monopolies rush in to save the day and hold society intact. Real superhero stuff: An aloof, misunderstood character reveals his s...
Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments
Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are the landlords. Amidst the Coronavirus economic crisis, startups need a break from paying rent. Revenue has stopped flowing in, capital markets like venture debt are hesitant, and startups and small-to-medium sized businessesf are at risk of either having to lay
Coronavirus Coffee Break: Virtual Vacation – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
World travels might be on hold for the foreseeable future, but Mother Nature has some incredible places waiting for you once the pandemic passes. Here’s some...
Have You Accepted Zoom As Your Lord and Savior?
The video conferencing app has taken over our work meetings and happy hours. How can we best adapt?
ABC7 Exclusive: Founder of San Jose-based video conference company Zoom discusses growth during COVID-19 outbreak
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Amid the novel coronavirus epidemic, San Jose-based videoconferencing company Zoom is now a household name.The New York Times says ""From Zoom University to the Zoom Party. We Live in Zoom Now. Zoom is where we work, go to school and party these days." Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan gave a Bay Area exclusive interview to ABC7 News anchor Kristen Sze on today's Midday Live to share his thoughts about Zoom's place in the world.Yuan immigrated to the U.S. from China in the...
Apple drops after report says iPhone launch could be delayed
Apple has launched new iPhones in September or October every year since 2011. In most years, a successful launch of the new devices, which account for over half of Apple's revenue, is critical for the company.
Live Blog: San Diego Unified To Transition To Distance Learning After Spring Break
This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic. Get our complete coronavirus coverage here → COVID-19 by the Numbers Data updates daily around 5 p.m. Local data source: San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency. State, national and world data source: Johns Hopkins CSSE San Diego Unified To Transition To Distance Learning After Spring Break – 7 p.m., March 24, 2020 San Diego Unified School District will move to distance learning after spring bre...
Tech sector growth isn't reaching beyond the usual tech hubs
New data dashes hopes that tech jobs might be migrating beyond their traditional centers.
Microsoft announces new Teams features as usage skyrockets nearly 40 percent in a week
Microsoft is revealing new Teams features for its chat app as many turn to the service to work remotely. Microsoft Teams daily active users have jumped to 44 million, and Microsoft is bringing noise suppression and offline support to the app later this year.
Bay Area Express Lanes “Open to All” During Public Health Emergency
In light of dramatically reduced traffic levels on Bay Area freeways following this week’s declarations of shelter-in-place orders around the region, and because the promotion of carpooling is inconsistent with the urgent need for social distancing, the Bay Area’s three Express Lane operators — the
Social networks in a time of social isolation
The Interface - If Wednesday was the day where the full magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis became clear to many Americans, Thursday was the day that the country se
How social networks can do good while we’re all trapped indoors
COVID-19 will bring with it a crisis of loneliness — and to solve it, we’re going to have to get creative. Zoom, Fortnite, and even HQ Trivia offer some ideas on what we might do
Microsoft leads effort to take down infamous malware-spreading Necurs botnet
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has teamed with security firm Bitsight Technologies Inc. and others to take down the infamous Necurs botnet.The botnet, regarded as one of the world's most prolific
'Internet of Things' Could Be an Unseen Threat to Elections
Co-opting Internet-connected devices could disrupt transportation systems on Election Day, stymie political campaigns, or help make information warfare more credible.
Addiction to Technology Is Killing Capitalism
The biggest, best-known companies in the digital economy are getting their users hooked on their products—and undermining the pillars of America’s market economy.
HPE and AMD team on El Capitan supercomputer to manage US nuclear stockpile
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. are set to make history by delivering the world's largest supercomputer, designed to protect the U.S. nuclear stockpile.Dubbed "El C
Mellanox to buy network chip specialist Titan IC amid $6.9B Nvidia takeover
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., the network equipment supplier currently in the process of being acquired by Nvidia Corp., today announced an acquisition of its own. Mellanox has inked a deal to buy a Belfast-based firm called Titan IC Systems Ltd. that develops chip technology for network devices and other data center systems. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Titan IC has developed what is essentially an in-chip search engine that scans the data flowing through a company’s network ...
Alphabet’s X looks beyond Silicon Valley for next big idea
X, the experimental lab of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is looking beyond Silicon Valley for its next big idea...
Sonos, PopSockets speak out against Big Tech's dominance
In the US House of Representatives' latest antitrust hearing, smaller companies raise many concerns about Google, Amazon and Apple.
Robots Out Of Work As Automated Businesses Close In Bay Area – CBS San Francisco
It has been a bad week for robots in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Look to the fringes for the innovation that will shake up Big Tech
It was the decade of the internet platform. The past 10 years in tech will be remembered for the way a handful of useful...
2020 will be the beginning of the tech industry's radical revisioning of the physical world
Before the decade was even half over, the concern over the poverty of purpose inherent in Silicon Valley's inventions were given voice by Peter Thiel -- a man who has made billions financing the creation of the technologies whose paucity he then bemoaned. “We are no longer living in a technologically
Nvidia's proposed $6.9B acquisition of Mellanox gains EU approval
Nvidia's proposed $6.9B acquisition of Mellanox gains EU approval - SiliconANGLE
California AG says privacy law enforcement to be guided by willingness to comply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California’s attorney general is not planning an extension of a Jan. 1 deadline to comply with the state’s new digital privacy law but said enforcement efforts by his office will be guided by companies showing a willingness to comply. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), is a landmark digital privacy law that allows Americans to request their data be deleted from e-commerce websites and social media, and opt out of having data sold to third parties. The law is li...