What can Qualcomm do to fend off Broadcom?

When Broadcom proposed ousting Qualcomm’s board of directors on Dec. 4, it set in motion a high-stakes chess match for control of San Diego’s most iconic technology company. The outcome could reverberate not only locally, but throughout the tech industry — possibly changing the landscape for firms such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel. Qualcomm invented… Please follow and like us:

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Adobe turns 35: CEO Shantanu Narayen on empowering the world’s creators

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As Adobe Systems turns 35 years old, CEO Shantanu Narayen stands by the company’s original philosophy even as it expands beyond its desktop publishing roots into cloud-based services, digital marketing and analytics. Adobe turns 35 Saturday, and its evolving Creative Cloud applications such as Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro still appeal… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley raises forecast on China’s GDP growth

BEIJING – Morgan Stanley has revised its forecast on China’s GDP growth as it believes ongoing reforms, including excess capacity cuts, are improving the quality and structure of the economy. The New York-based investment bank predicted the economy will expand by 6.8 percent year-on-year in 2017 — up from a previous forecast of 6.6 percent –… Please follow and like us:

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The world’s top 10 tech cities in 2017

No 10 Vancouver, Canada Tech hub: Silicon Valley North A view of the skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 20, 2017. [Photo/IC] Beijing’s Zhongguancun has unseated San Francisco’s Silicon Valley as the top technology hub in the world, according to a report by Expert Market, a US-based business resource company. Beijing’s Zhongguancun tech community has… Please follow and like us:

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Fired Google engineer James Damore says he’s autistic, ‘sees things differently’

James Damore, the former Google engineer who published a screed against Google’s diversity initiatives, says he isn’t using autism as an excuse. But he says being on the spectrum means he “sees things differently.” And yet another interview with Damore shows he still doesn’t fully understand why everyone got so upset that he attributed the lack… Please follow and like us:

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Does regulating artificial intelligence save humanity or just stifle innovation?

By Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University. Should robots and artificial intelligence face additional restrictions? maxuser/Shutterstock.com Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving humanity – or perhaps exterminating us. These people, including tech-industry billionaire Elon Musk and eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, say… Please follow and like us:

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Silicon Valley Tightens Its Grip on Free Speech

Political totalitarianism is coming to in America, and it is being ushered in not by government thugs in jackboots but by progressive activists and their allies in Silicon Valley. In a chilling oped published in the New York Times on July 14, Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, argued that so-called “hate… Please follow and like us:

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Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in the Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an email to… Please follow and like us:

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Silicon Valley’s Congressman Has Questions For Jeff Bezos

Ro Khanna represents Silicon Valley in Congress and he has raised campaign cash from Internet moguls — but that doesn’t mean he thinks antitrust regulators should go easy on the tech industry. Instead, the freshman Democratic congressman this week became the first federal lawmaker to raise red flags about Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods –… Please follow and like us:

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