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  • Federal Trade Commission wins antitrust case against Qualcomm in Northern District of California

    05/23/2019 11:45:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Foss Patents ^ | May 22, 2019 | Florian Mueller
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States has won the first round of litigation against Qualcomm. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has just found that the San Diego-based chipset maker violated the FTC Act, and has ordered the following remedies: (1) Qualcomm must not condition the supply of modem chips on a customer’s patent license status and Qualcomm must negotiate or renegotiate license terms with customers in good faith under conditions free from the threat of lack of access to or discriminatory provision of modem chip supply...
  • Apple's earnings would drop by nearly 30% if China bans its products, Goldman Sachs says

    05/23/2019 4:19:17 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fred Imbert
    The U.S.-China trade war could take a big chunk out of Apple’s bottom line if China retaliates by banning its products, according to an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Analyst Rod Hall said in a note to clients that Apple’s earnings could drop by 29% if the company’s products were banned in mainland China. The analyst cut his price target on Apple to $178 per share from $184, representing a 4.6% downside from Tuesday’s close of $186.60.
  • How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

    05/22/2019 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Borges · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/22/2019 | Tim Harford
    In 1978, a Harvard Business School student named Dan Bricklin was sitting in a classroom, watching his accounting lecturer filling in rows and columns on the blackboard. Every time the lecturer changed a figure, he had to work down and across the grid on the board, erasing and rewriting other numbers to make everything add up, just as accounting clerks all over the world did every day in the pages of their ledgers. It's boring and repetitive work. A two-page spread across the open fold of the ledger is called a "spreadsheet". --- It's a cliche that the robots are...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Message to 2019 Graduates: ‘My Generation Has Failed You’

    05/20/2019 10:51:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Observer ^ | • 05/20/19 12:17pm | Sissi Cao
    On Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was recently acclaimed as an even better leader than the legendary Steve Jobs, carved out a morning from his very busy schedule to deliver a commencement speech for the 2019 graduates of Tulane University in New Orleans. [cut] But as soon as Cook stepped up to the podium on Saturday, his message to Tulane’s graduates became the very opposite of what was expected of him—instead of presenting himself as a role model for the young graduates in the audience, Cook encouraged them to challenge older generations’ successes and to find their own. “In...
  • Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage, appears to target China

    05/15/2019 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey
    Amid a deepening trade war with China, President Trump on Wednesday declared a “national emergency” to protect U.S. communications networks in a move that gives the federal government broad powers to bar American companies from doing business with certain foreign suppliers — including the Chinese firm Huawei. Trump declared the emergency in the form of an executive order that says foreign adversaries are exploiting vulnerabilities in U.S. telecommunications technology and services. It points to economic and industrial espionage as areas of particular concern. “The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America...
  • national emergency on information security; Commerce follows with Huawei restrictions

    05/15/2019 11:31:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    scmp ^ | 4:41am, 16 May, 2019 | Daniel Bases
    US President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a national emergency, barring the use of telecommunications equipment made by companies deemed a threat to national security… The Executive Order did not name China or Chinese companies specifically. However, separately, and soon after the order was signed, the US Commerce Department did just that. The Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to its “Entity List” after it concluded that the Chinese company was engaged in activities “contrary to US national security or foreign policy interests”.
  • Workers Making Apple IPhones Start at $3.15 Per Hour -- in China

    05/15/2019 4:19:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | May 15, 2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    The workers who assemble Apple iPhones make a starting wage of $3.15 per hour in the People's Republic of China, according to The New York Times. "Apple has said the starting pay for workers at the world's biggest iPhone factory, in Zhengzhou, China, is about $3.15 an hour," The Times reported in a story published two weeks ago. That $3.15 per hour is less than half the U.S. minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. That means a teenager working part-time serving Big Macs at a McDonald's in the American Midwest earns a far bigger hourly wage than a Chinese adult...
  • Here’s why Apple is so vulnerable to a trade war with China

    05/13/2019 2:36:06 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 min agoUpdated 11 min ago | Kif Leswing
    Apple closed down nearly 6% on Monday after news of a major escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. China said on Monday that it decided to raise tariffs on some U.S. goods after President Donald Trump threatened to further raise tariffs on Chinese imports last week. The trade war is affecting a lot of different stocks, but Apple seems to be hit harder than most. The Dow Jones Industrial index dropped 2.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.5%. Apple is especially vulnerable to a trade war with China for two primary reasons. First, it assembles its iPhones primarily in China....
  • Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store antitrust case

    05/13/2019 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13-05-19 | Tucker Higgins
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against Apple in a case involving its signature electronic marketplace, the App Store, allowing iPhone users to move forward with an antitrust suit against the company. The iPhone users argued that Apple’s 30% commission on sales through the App Store is an unfair use of monopoly power that results in inflated prices passed on to consumers. Apple argued that only app developers, and not users, should be able to bring such a lawsuit. But the Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, rejected that claim.
  • Untold Stories: The American Workers Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program

    05/06/2019 2:57:50 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 69 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 04 May 2019 | Matthew Sussis
    Eleven Americans explain how Big Tech’s cheap foreign labor cost them their livelihoods.
  • Microsoft's Edge on Apple's macOS? It's more likely than you think for new browser

    04/30/2019 8:18:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 25, 2019 | Andrew Orlowski
    Chromium base should ease porting pains substantially Microsoft may be closer to its first Mac browser in 14 years."We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft Edge to other platforms like macOS," Joe Belfiore said last December, when he announced the move to a Chromium-based engine for the Edge browser. "Improving the web-platform experience for both end users and developers requires that the web platform and the browser be consistently available to as many devices as possible."Dialogue boxes touting support for macOS ("10.12 and above") have been spotted. The company has also invited interest in ports of...
  • Teenager sues Apple for $1bn, claiming facial recognition led to false arrest

    04/23/2019 6:06:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Engadget ^ | 04/23/2019 | Mariella Moon
    NYPD officers arrested Ousmane Bah on November 29th after he was falsely linked to a series of Apple Store thefts in Boston, New Jersey, Delaware and Manhattan. Apparently, the real perpetrator used a stolen ID that had his name, address and other personal information. However, since the ID didn't have a photo, the lawsuit states Apple programmed its stores' face recognition system to associate the real thief's face with Bah's details. A detective that eventually examined Apple's surveillance footage after the arrest determined that the real Bah didn't look anything like the thief. Further, Bah was attending his senior prom...
  • Apple joins French firms in pledging millions to rebuild Notre Dame after fire

    04/16/2019 10:55:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Tue, Apr 16 2019 • 6:20 AM EDT Updated an hour ago | Lucy Handley, Isabel Soisson
    French companies including LÂ’Oreal, LVMH and Kering have pledged millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was severely damaged in a fire Monday night. LVMH added that it would give France access to its creative, architectural and financial experts to assist in the reconstruction. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple tweeted on Tuesday morning that the company will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame as well. ================================================================================== French companies including LÂ’Oreal and luxury groups LVMH and Kering have pledged millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris...
  • Google, Facebook, Apple, outsourcers fights legal move to strip jobs from H-1B spouses

    04/13/2019 5:56:02 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | April 11, 2019 | Ethan Baron
    A group representing major Silicon Valley technology companies and global outsourcing firms has filed a court brief arguing that employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers — which the Trump administration has promised to revoke — leads to economic growth and creates about as many jobs as it takes away.
  • An Apple iPhone XE is in the making for Q3 2019

    04/11/2019 10:40:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    PC Tablet ^ | April 3, 2019 | Nitin Agarwal
    It's been well over a couple of years since Apple officially announced the availability of iPhone SE in 2016 and since then the main iPhone line was upgraded on a regular basis but not the SE. But now we know why! Our source which is closely associated with Foxconn's manufacturing facility in India has confirmed the iPhone SE 2 is actually iPhone XE. According to the source, iPhone XE will feature an iPhone X or XS style edge-to-edge 4.8" AMOLED display, but sadly with the notch. The iPhone XE will be having Face ID and no Touch ID is reportedly...
  • Guy Kawasaki: At Apple, Steve Jobs divided people into 2 groups—‘insanely great’ and ‘crappy’

    04/08/2019 10:37:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-08-2019 | Guy Kawasaki
    I’ve had a long and exciting journey — full of failures and successes — since I first started working at Apple in 1983. I was part of the original Macintosh team and had two stints at the company (one from 1983 to 1987, and then from 1995 to 1997). Ask people who worked at Apple when Steve Jobs was around, and they’ll very bluntly tell you it wasn’t easy. There were days where he was impressed by my work, and there were days when I was certain he would fire me. But it was always exciting because we were on...
  • USB 4: Oh LAWD it Comin'

    03/19/2019 11:18:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 6, 2019 | ThioJoe
    USB 4.0 (to be called "USB4") has officially been announced, with the final specification being released later this year. It will include notable changes such as 40 Gbps speed, and two-lane data transfer. For example, this means it will be able to transfer regular data, and send video data for a monitor simultaneously. It also implements features of Thunderbolt 3, which Intel has provided royalty free! | USB 4: Oh LAWD it Comin' | ThioJoe | Published on Mar 6, 2019
  • Dr. Dre Deleted An Instagram Post Making Fun Of Lori Loughlin After Fans Pointed Out ...

    03/25/2019 4:37:31 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 47 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 24 March 2019 | Ryan Nagelhout
    Operation Varsity Blues, the federal investigation into wealthy people gaming the system by getting their children into prestigious colleges through bribes and falsified test scores, has sparked a lot of jokes and scuttlebutt given the famous names involved in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Lori Loughlin and her daughter, Olivia Jade, are perhaps the largest names involved in a scandal that saw Olivia Jade get into USC as a student athlete — a rower, to be specific — despite not actually being on the team or having any experience on boats beyond her...
  • Apple releases iOS 12.2 with Apple News+, AirPlay 2 TV support, new Animoji, and more

    03/25/2019 3:52:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 25, 2019
    “Today following its event at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple released the latest major update for iPhones and iPads: iOS 12.2,” Ryan Christoffel reports for MacStories. “This version of iOS launches Apple’s just-debuted subscription service for News, includes support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on compatible TVs and streaming hardware, plus it brings four new Animoji, and more.” “Coinciding with the announcement of Apple’s grand TV plans, iOS 12.2 brings key system support for AirPlay 2 on compatible hardware – including streaming devices like the Apple TV and the newest TV sets from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio,” Christoffel reports....
  • Apple Unveils Streaming TV Services

    03/25/2019 12:39:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/25/2019 | Todd Haselton
    Apple announced new streaming services on Monday including Apple TV Channels and Apple TV+. Apple TV Channels includes content from HBO, Showtime, Starz, Epix and more. Apple TV+ is a new streaming TV service that will feature original content created by Apple.