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  • The Economist: Trump On The Verge Of Triumph Against Huawei And China’s Manipulations

    07/18/2020 7:02:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Donald Trump score an important victory against China by locking out Huawei from western networks? The Economist tried mightily to avoid giving personal credit to Trump in its analysis of decisions by the UK and Canada to exclude the regime-linked firm from its 5G projects. Instead, they cast it instead as “America’s war on Huawei” while noting that the final battle will take place in Berlin.That didn’t fool Donald Trump, who retweeted it out to his followers: The Economist’s unsigned analysis of the Huawei fight is sound enough, but for some reason they barely mention Trump at all,...
  • China has ‘zero chance’ of acquiring ‘vulnerable’ Europe tech firms as EU urges states to take stakes

    04/16/2020 9:46:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Arjun Kharpal | Arjun Kharpal
    Europe has long been an attractive place for Chinese firms looking to invest and acquire — and the recent bout of weakness in stocks, particularly in key tech firms, could further pique their interest. According to one analyst, some of Europe’s key tech firms are “vulnerable” given the market slump, but a top politician in the European Union has urged countries to take a stake in those companies to stop the Chinese takeovers. The outbreak of the coronavirus in China, which has spread across the world, has led to a slump in share prices around the world. Some European tech...
  • US Whining Over Huawei 5G Is Hard to Take Seriously

    02/26/2020 5:46:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | Februsry 26, 2020 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- If the UK allows Chinese multinational Huawei to participate in building a new-generation cellular communications network, the CIA is going to take its ball and go home. That's the message Mick Mulvaney, U.S. President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff, delivered in a speech at the Oxford Union last week just before his meeting with British officials. Mulvaney and Trump are concerned that your selfies and your mom's Facebook rants about the neighbor could be laughed at by some military intelligence officer in Beijing via secret backdoors installed in Huawei equipment. Those who don't know any better say...
  • Freeper help for Nokia 950XL

    12/10/2019 9:01:42 AM PST · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Self | 12/10/2019 | Excellence
    I just updated my $500-but-now-worthless Nokia 950XL phone. I want to factory reset it to use it for something else. Will I need to update it again? Or can I switch users securely so my main user account won't be compromised? I plan to only use it to access my social media accounts through EDGE. I'm using a Motorola z4 now. I'm not happy to be using Android, but iPhones are horribly expensive. Thank you in advance for your help.
  • Huawei: China's State Hackers 'Rigging 5G Tests' Against Nokia And Ericsson

    06/02/2019 12:23:37 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/1/2019 | Zak Doffman C
    Now, a story in the Sunday Telegraph is just the latest to pose serious questions. The newspaper reports that China has been "rigging" 5G equipment testing to discredit Huawei's rivals, including Nokia and Ericsson. According to government and industry sources, "Beijing is feeding secret details of security vulnerabilities" to the testers to tip the balance in Huawei's favor. The testing encompasses "hacking techniques used to check for weak spots... vulnerabilities discovered by China’s secret state hackers have been passed to the 5G testers to ensure Nokia and Ericsson’s equipment is found to be insecure." Huawei's security issues have always been...
  • Huawei 5G Technology: Should we be worried about the Chinese tech giant?

    03/18/2019 2:19:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/18/2019
    Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant, has hit the headlines over the arrest of the founder's daughter in Canada for extradition to the United States. But the firm, which manufactures a range of technology, from network equipment to mobile phones, is on the agenda for other reasons, too. Several governments around the world have blocked telecoms companies from using Huawei gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks, citing security concerns. So far the UK has held back from any formal ban. So why is the company proving so controversial? What is 5G? Fifth-generation mobile broadband is coming over the next year or...
  • Foxconn may not build $10B Wisconsin plant Trump touted

    01/30/2019 2:30:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2019, 7:18 PM GMT+7 / Source: Reuters By Reuters
    The 20-million square foot campus was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. -- t campus marked the largest greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history and was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. Foxconn, which received controversial state and local incentives for the project, initially planned to manufacture advanced large screen displays for TVs and other consumer and professional products at the facility, which is under construction. It later said it would build smaller LCD screens instead. Now, those plans may be...
  • Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020

    01/19/2019 5:57:04 PM PST · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft to hang up support on 10 December (2019) Microsoft has formally set the end date for support of its all-but-forgotten Windows 10 Mobile platform.The Redmond code factory said today that, come December 10, it's curtains for the ill-fated smartphone venture. The retirement will end a four-year run for a Microsoft phone effort that never really got off the ground and helped destroy Nokia in the process."The end of support date applies to all Windows 10 Mobile products, including Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise," Microsoft declared."Windows 10 Mobile users will no longer be eligible to receive new...
  • Who is leading the 5G patent race?

    12/29/2018 5:23:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    IAM Media ^ | 12/28/2018 | Tim Pohlmann
    The long-term vision is that 5G will lead to the invention of thousands of new products, technologies and services, increase productivity and allow for new industries to emerge. A global 5G network would unify mobile communication and connect individuals or devices to everything through the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G technology can connect vehicles, ships, buildings, meters, machines and other items with electronics, software, sensors and the Cloud, while embedded 5G technology would allow machines to exchange information and integrate computer-based systems in the physical world. In recent years 3G and 4G patent owners have controlled the way in which...
  • I've decided to reclaim my life – by using an old Nokia phone

    04/01/2018 4:47:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 31, 2018 | David Lengel
    Can a low-tech phone replace a smartphone for less-essential tasks and times – and peace of mind? ‘$85 later I was up and running … and then my excitement was stopped cold, with a stern smack back to 2003.’ Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian My wife and I have two young children. On a good night, we’re lucky to get a couple of hours together. More often than not, you’ll find us on the couch, in silence, each staring into a phone. And yet, one night not so long ago, a handful of my enslaved brain cells sparked unexpectedly...
  • The Moon Will Get Its Own Mobile Phone Network in 2019

    02/28/2018 7:40:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | February 28, 2018 09:00am ET | Tariq Malik,
    Vodafone Germany has teamed with Nokia to build the first 4G network on the moon. The network, which will be built in 2019, will support a private lunar rover mission by the Berlin-based team Part Time Scientists, known as PTScientists. ... The moon's 4G network, which Vodafone Germany announced Tuesday (Feb. 27), will support PTScientists' twin Audi Quattro rovers and their lander ALINA (short for Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module). PTScientists will use its rovers to study the lunar rover used by the Apollo 17 astronauts during their historic December 1972 mission to the moon's Taurus-Littrow Valley. Vodafone picked Nokia to build a space-worthy version...
  • Apple Agreed to pay a One-Time Up-Front 1.7 Billion Euros ($2 Billion) to Nokia for Patent Rights

    07/28/2017 5:39:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies ^ | 07/27/2017 | Nokia
    In today’s financial results, Nokia mentioned that it had increased cash inflow thanks to an “up-front cash payment of approximately EUR 1.7 billion, part of which was recognized in the second quarter 2017 results.” When Nokia announced back in May that it settled all litigation with Apple, they also said that they will update its capital structure optimization program, as one reader pointed out, which means Apple agreed to pay a big one-time amount. We contacted Nokia to confirm if the “up-front cash payment of €1.7 billion ($2 billion) (of which a part was recognized in Q2 results)” is from...
  • Nokia's Classic 3310 Phone Lives Again - And It Has 'Snake' Too

    02/27/2017 7:46:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 27, 2017 | Parmy Olson
    For years Nokia struggled to make a smartphone that captured the world’s imagination. On Sunday the answer finally came from an old classic. The Nokia 3310 feature phone, first released 17 years ago and a first-time mobile phone for millions of people around the world, is coming back to the market a little shinier and just as robust as before.
  • Microsoft is giving up on consumer smartphones, too

    05/25/2016 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies
    ReCode ^ | MAY 25, 2016, 5:00A | BY INA FRIED
    The company is taking a $950 million charge to unwind the last vestiges of the Nokia deal. div class="c-entry-content"> Microsoft is further scaling back its flagging phone business, exiting the consumer market and cutting another 1,850 jobs.As part of the move announced Wednesday, Microsoft will take a $950 million charge and cut what little remained of its Finland-based phone hardware business, unwinding the last of its disastrous $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone unit. Last week, Microsoft announced separately that it was selling what was left of its low-end "feature phone" business.The company has been scaling back its phone ambitions...
  • Nokia sheds over a thousand jobs in Finland

    05/24/2016 7:22:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Street Wise Journal ^ | 22 May 2016
    Nokia, once the undisputed king of the mobile phone industry, is to cut one thousand and thirty-two jobs in Finland, in a cost cutting exercise after its acquisition of Alcatel Lucent – the telecommunications network equipment maker, according to a statement issued on Friday. Finland’s largest company has in fact shed thousands of jobs in the European country over the past few years, as it’s once mighty phone business was overtaken and outshone by companies who capitalised on consumer demand for smartphones, leaving Nokia scrambling to catch up. Nokia started the cost-cutting program in April and is aiming to save...
  • Trading With The Enemy (As Iran helps kill our troops, multinationals do biz with both sides)

    07/26/2011 11:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2011 | Mark D. Wallace
    It may not be politically expedient to admit, but Iran is engaged in a live, "hot" war with the United States and its NATO allies -- even as we continue to do business with it. US officials have recently detailed Iran's latest hostile military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training and arming of insurgent groups directly responsible for the death of many Americans on the battlefield.
  • Here's the latest executive to call Carly Fiorina's business record 'disastrous'

    09/26/2015 6:30:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/15 | Stephen Gandel
    Carly Fiorina may come from the executive suite, but that hasn’t stopped other executives from slamming her record. The latest critique comes from Steven Rattner, a former Wall Street banker and private equity executive. Rattner, in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Saturday, called Fiorina’s time as the CEO of HP “short and disastrous.” Rattner said HP’s acquisition of Compaq, pushed through by Fiorina, caused an amount of divisiveness at the company that Rattner says he never saw in his 33-year career on Wall Street. He said that while Fiorina did serve during a tough period for...
  • Fiorina had that job-killing touch

    09/25/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/15 | Richard Rapaport
    That Carly Fiorina was a one-woman wrecking crew during her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard was never in doubt. But what follows is a tale that is now being picked up and distributed as the Republican Party seeks a nominee who combines business savvy and executive know-how. Sadly, the former executive who most closely fits this particular bill also has exhibited the kind of corporate arrogance and blind certitude that came close to sinking what had been considered among the world’s best technology companies: Hewlett-Packard. At HP beginning in the mid-1990s, Fiorina was responsible for the ill-fated merger with Compaq,...
  • Microsoft Says It Plans to Cut 7,800 Jobs

    07/08/2015 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/15
    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business. The company paid $7.3 billion for Nokia’s phone business in April 2014, seeking to push rapidly into the smartphone sphere as its traditional software business slowed. Microsoft ultimately wanted to build an ecosystem that made customers that are loyal to a slew of products, much as Apple and Google have done so successfully.
  • Major Job Cuts Expected at Microsoft [Obamanomics is Awesome, Ain't it Tech Worshipers?]

    07/08/2015 6:39:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/8/15 | Nick Wingfield
    SEATTLE — Microsoft plans to announce a major new round of layoffs as early as Wednesday, as the company seeks to further cut costs in a shifting technology landscape. The layoffs are in addition to the about 18,000 employees that Microsoft said it planned to let go a year ago, according to people briefed on the plans, who asked for anonymity because the details were confidential. The new job cuts are expected to affect people in Microsoft’s hardware group, among other parts of the company, including the struggling smartphone business that it acquired from Nokia last year in a $7.2...