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Google Re-Brands Its Storage Options Under ‘Google One’ Name

Google today relaunched its online, cloud-based storage service as Google One. Along with the new name, Google One includes new storage tiers and pricing. Moving forward, all Google account holders continue to receive 15 GB of storage for free.  While some of the paid tiers are gaining some extra bang-for-the-buck. There’s an all-new 200GB tier that costs […]

Facebook Claims It has Suspended 200 Apps

Facebook today provided an update on its internal audit with respect to apps’ access to user data. Specifically, the company is examining which apps had access to large amounts of user data, similar to Cambridge Analytica, and if those apps misused that data. So far, Facebook has identified some 200 apps that it plans to investigate […]

Trump Tweets He’s Working To Save ZTE

President Trump took to Twitter this morning to suggest he’s looking to recall the Commerce Department’s ban against ZTE. “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast,” wrote the President. “Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed […]

Nvidia Has A Record Q1 2018 – Volatile In Cryptocurrency Market Sends The Stock Price Down

Nvidia posted yet another string of records during its Q1 2018 earnings call, but the company’s stock tumbled 7.85% after it revealed that $287 million of its revenue was generated from direct sales to cryptocurrency miners. The company expects crypto revenue to fall by two-thirds during the current quarter. Nvidia raked in a record $3.21 […]

AT&T CEO Calls Hiring Cohen’s Essential Consultants A Big Mistake

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson emailed employees today to apologize for the company’s connection with lawyer Michael Cohen and Essential Consultants. “Our company has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons these last few days and our reputation has been damaged,” wrote Stephenson in the email. “There is no other way to say it […]

Apple Ends Plans For A Data Center In Galway, Ireland

Apple has ending its plans to build a data center in Galway county in Ireland. Apple announced in February 2015 that they would invest €850m in the new data center near Athenry. The project was expected to create 300 temporary jobs and up to 150 permanent staff required to run the facility upon completion. Apple […]

FCC Will Repeal Net Neutrality Rules On June 11

The FCC today said it is considering new rules for the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. The FCC says much of this spectrum is unused across the U.S., particularly in rural areas. A Notice of Proposed Rulemakeing (PDF) seeks comment on how bests to move forward with this spectrum, particularly with respect to […]

Senator Cantwell Officially Files Petition to Force Vote on Net Neutrality

Senate Democrats today used the Congressional Review Act to force a vote on net neutrality. The party has been pushing the issue for most of the year. Sen. Ed Markey (D) has amassed a total of 50 supporters in the Senate, all 48 Democrats, one independent, and Republican Susan Collins of Maine. Democrats will need […]

NBA And Intel Team-Up To Help Fund Sports-Tech Startups

National Basketball Association and the investment arm of Intel are going to the hole on tech investments. In multiyear deal, “NBA + Intel Capital Emerging Technology Initiative“, will help fund  tech startups that blend sports and entertainment. The NBA and Intel are building off the multiyear technology partnership announced last year, which made Intel an […]

ZTE Has Ceased Most Business Functions After Denial Order

ZTE has all but shut down in the wake of a government-issued ban that prevents U.S. companies from selling ZTE hardware or software. “As a result of the Denial Order, the major operating activities of the company have ceased,” said ZTE in exchange filings. “As of now, the company maintains sufficient cash and strictly adheres […]

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