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Apple To Remove Ads From Shazam For All Users As Acquisition Completes

Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app. The company confirmed it was buying Shazam and its development team for a reported $400 million last December. The acquisition was temporarily held up because of an investigation by the European Union, which scrutinized the deal over potential antitrust concerns. But regulators […]

T-Mobile Rebrands MetroPCS To Metro By T-Mobile – Launches New Plans

MetroPCS is now a legacy brand. T-Mobile is rebranding its prepaid service to Metro by T-Mobile. Along with the new name, Metro by T-Mobile will come with new service plans. First, Metro’s existing $40 plan will double the amount of high-speed data allowed per month to 10 GB. Second, the new $50 plan allows for unlimited data […]

Hackers Had Access To NewEgg For Over a Month

Newegg is a second home for many PC builders. Sadly being such a site makes it a a juice target for hackers on the net. Now per research from Volexity and RiskIQ shows that Newegg was attacked the organization known as Magecart. Magecart has been call out for conducting attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways. […]

EU Will Investigate How Amazon Works With Third-Party Merchants And Customer Data

European Union antitrust authorities have begun a preliminary investigation into Inc.’s treatment of other merchants that sell products using its platform, opening a new regulatory front against an American tech giant. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that investigators recently sent out questionnaires to merchants that sell through Amazon . The probe focuses […]

Congress Wants To Hit ZTE Hard If It Violates The Law Again

A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would see ZTE hit with heavy fines if it were to violate its settlement agreement with the U.S. ZTE reached an accord with the U.S. earlier this year over its skirting of prior settlement agreements. The company paid a hefty fine and agreed to put an additional $400 […]

Google Will Provide Android to Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Cars

Google has partnered with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which plans to embed the Android operating system in cars starting in 2021. The Alliance will add Android to its cars’ dashboard navigation system. It will feature Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, access to automotive apps in the Google Play Store, as well as the ability to answer calls/texts, […]

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Is Temporarily Stepping Away To Work On His “Unprofessional” Behavior

Linus Torvalds, the creator and principal developer of the Linux kernel, is taking a break from overseeing its development to work on correcting his “unprofessional” behavior towards others. Torvalds made the announcement in an open letter to the Linux community shared through the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). In it, he acknowledged that he is “not an […]

CWA Opposes T-Mobile/Sprint Merger – California And New York Looking Into the Mater

The Communications Workers of America believe the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger will lead to as many as 28,000 job loses nationwide. The union has written the attorneys general in all 50 states asking them to investigate the deal and weigh in on the pros and cons at a local level. The CWA, which has 700,000 members, […]

Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 Rooftop Solar Array Will Be The Largest In The World

Tesla is currently building its massive Gigafactory 1 in the Nevada desert. The Gigafactory aims to produce more batteries than the entire industry did back in 2013, Now they have tweeted it will be the largest rooftop solar panel array in the world. Upon completion – 70MW or roughly ~200,000 solar panels will make power […]

Verizon 5G Fixed Broadband Service Opens For Business On October 1st

Verizon‘s fixed 5G service is launching soon. This is is not mobile 5G for smartphones, but its fixed service for your home Verizon has said that it’ll begin offering installation of its 5G home broadband in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento on October 1st. Customers will be able to begin receiving service once the installation […]

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