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Serena Williams Joins the Board of SurveyMonkey

Tennis star Serena Williams now has a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to tackle the lack of diversity in the industry. Ms Williams, who is due to marry Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said she is disappointed that high-paid tech jobs are filled by white and Asian men. At online polling service SurveyMonkey only […]

LeEco Will Layoff 325 U.S. Employees

LeEco will all but end its corporate presence in the U.S. as it refocuses its US efforts.  The company first announced plans enter the U.S. market at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2016. It followed nine moths later with an October 2016 press conference launching phones, TVs, and connected bicycles. The company expanded too […]

PayPal Suing Pandora Over Logo

PayPal is suing Pandora over its logo design being too similar theirs. According to Billboard, PayPal believes Pandora’s use of a light blue “P” logo is causing confusion among consumers and apparently has the evidence to back it up. PayPay claims their fist letter to Pandora was ignored. Then PayPal spoke directly with Pandora over […]

Nokia and Apple Reach Patent License Accord

Apple today said it has settled its patent complaints against Nokia and the two have signed a multi-year patent license. The two firms sued one another in December of last year concerning licensing fees for Nokia’s patents. Nokia said Apple refused to pay fair prices, while Apple accused Nokia of antitrust tactics. Nokia had sold […]

LeEco Founder Sheds Many Business Duties to Focus on Products

Jia Yueting, who founded China’s LeEco, is transferring many of his responsibilities in order to help the company better focus on products. The biggest step in this process, Jia has stepped down as the CEO of Leshi, LeEco’s main business unit. He remains the chairman and CEO of LeEco. Leshi is the part of the […]

Small Boston Firm Files a Patent Suit on Apple and Visa

Universal Secure Registry, a small firm from Boston, has filed a patent complaint against Apple and Visa over the technology used to create Apple Pay. According to the lawsuit, Kenneth P. Weiss, CEO of Universal Secure Registry, holds 13 patents pertaining to the use of fingerprints and one-time tokens in order to authenticate secure financial […]

Ford Appoints Jim Hackett CEO – Mark Fields Elects to Retire

Ford has named James Hackett as chief executive officer, responding to investors’ unease about the U.S. automaker’s stock price and ability to withstand threats from longtime industry rivals and Silicon Valley. Hackett will report to Bill Ford. Hackett replaces Mark Fields, 56, who “elected to retire” after a 28-year career with the company. Mark Fields […]

FCC Starts Dismantling Title II Net Neutrality

The FCC has voted down party lines to begin the process of undoing the Title II designation that governs net neutrality. “The FCC is proposing to return to a regulatory framework that preserved a free and open internet for almost 20 years,” said the agency on its Twitter feed. The previous FCC Commissioner, Tom Wheeler, […]

Project Loon Aiding People in the Flood Zones in Peru

Thousands of Peruvians have been getting online using Project Loon, a connectivity X Company from Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Project Loon is a global network of tennis court-sized high altitude balloons carrying a small box of equipment to beam internet access to a wide area below. The balloons ascend like weather balloons until they reach […]

Qualcomm Sues Apple’s Manufacturing Partners

Qualcomm is targeting companies that manufacture Apple products in an attempt to recover royalty payments. Qualcomm has sued Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics for patent fees since Apple is not paying them. Apple is withholding about $1 billion in royalties from Qualcomm after it sued the company in January for overcharging for patents and […]

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