Computer Hardware (TRBC)

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Published 17/10/2017

Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. [more…]

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Published 13/10/2017

A top U.S. government legal official has given strong backing to Britain's campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications, rebuking tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs. [more…]

Senior U.S. official meeting UK officials to tackle online security issues

Senior U.S. official meeting UK officials to tackle online security issues

Published 13/10/2017

Britain's campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications has received strong backing from a top U.S. government legal official, who called out tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs. [more…]

Toshiba discussing joint investment in chips with Western Digital

Toshiba discussing joint investment in chips with Western Digital

Published 13/10/2017

Toshiba Corp said it is discussing joint investment in a new chip production line with Western Digital Corp - its estranged business partner after the Japanese firm chose a different suitor to buy its $18 billion semiconductor business. [more…]

Samsung Elec on track for record third quarter as chips soar

Samsung Elec on track for record third quarter as chips soar

Published 13/10/2017

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its third-quarter operating profit likely nearly tripled from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates as strong memory chip prices fattened margins. [more…]

Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

Published 12/10/2017

Five Hollywood film studios have joined together to offer a new service designed to make it easier for consumers to collect digital movies that they can watch at home or on mobile devices, the studios said in a statement on Wednesday. [more…]

Emerging market tech stock boom gives fund managers a headache

Emerging market tech stock boom gives fund managers a headache

Published 10/10/2017

The boom in emerging market technology stocks is becoming a problem for fund managers of all stripes. [more…]

Data-center provider Switch surges in debut

Data-center provider Switch surges in debut

Published 06/10/2017

Shares of Switch Inc, which provides data center services to Amazon, eBay and JP Morgan among others, rose as much as 45 percent in their market debut on Friday, giving the company a market capitalization of more than $5.6 billion. [more…]

Chinese state media report bloated battery in Apple`s iPhone 8

Chinese state media report bloated battery in Apple`s iPhone 8

Published 06/10/2017

A fresh case of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world's biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. [more…]

China approves HP`s $1.1 billion buy of Samsung`s printer business with curbs

China approves HP`s $1.1 billion buy of Samsung`s printer business with curbs

Published 06/10/2017

China said on Thursday it has approved HP Inc's (HPQ.N) $1.1 billion purchase of Samsung Electronics' (005930.KS) printer business with certain restrictions, citing concerns about the U.S. firm's dominance of the domestic laser printer market. [more…]