Demonstrations break around the world as people spontaneously take the streets, after new information surfaced regarding a gadget released by one tech company is somewhat similar to a gadget released previously by another company. Pope Francis took some time after the homily to address the worried thousands of catholics gathered in the Vatican last Sunday.… Continue reading World Outraged as New Gadget Resembles Another
A few months ago I read the worst thing Apple did was releasing the iPad just three years after the iPhone. It set people expectations not just high, but unreachably high. By making two consumer technology megahits one after the other, it led people to believe that Apple not only will be releasing new products… Continue reading The Amazing New Thing
Customer Letter – Apple Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s… Continue reading Apple’s response to the San Bernardino case
Apple Pay is launching in China later this week Somethings are easier in China, where parts of the tech infrastructure is newer or more centralised. Still, no Samsung, Android or Apple Pay in Spain yet.
Apple ordered to aid FBI in unlocking California shooter’s phone A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc to help the FBI break into a phone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters, an order that heightens a long-running dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over the limits of encryption. Not going to… Continue reading Apple ordered to aid FBI in unlocking California shooter’s phone
Catherine Shu: Sony Corporation announced today that it will acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212 million. Founded in 2005 by three former Texas Instrument executives, Israel-based Altair makes chips that connect devices to LTE and its technology will help develop Sony’s Internet of Things business. 2016 is going to be huge for this market.
Leslie Picker Chip makers have been combining to cut costs and build scale for their customers. Microchip agreed to acquire the 37-year-old chipmaker Micrel in May for about $839 million. Microchip purchased Supertax for $394 million in 2014, and the year before that, bought the closely held Brussels-based EqcoLogic for an undisclosed amount. Semiconductor manufacturing… Continue reading Microchip Technology to Buy Atmel for Nearly $3.6 Billion