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Senators Push Back On The White House Lifting The ZTE Ban

Security, not trade, is the issue, say a handful of Senators who today pushed back against President Donald Trump’s efforts to help ZTE. The U.S. Department of Commerce banned American companies from supplying ZTE with parts or software for a period of seven years. ZTE precipitated the ban by bungling a settlement agreement over its […]

Twitter Working On New Tools To Mute Trolls

Twitter is stepping up its efforts to clean up conversations on its platform. The company is using a combination of human review processes, machine learning, and policies to find and hide tweets that “distort and detract from the public conversation.” Specifically, it is seeking tweets that come from accounts that don’t have any followers, or from […]

CTIA, CCA Wants The FCC To Auctioned Off All Millimeter Spectrum Bands Together

Two of the country’s largest wireless lobbying organizations have asked the FCC to consider auctioning off the 37, 39, and 42 GHz bands at the same time it auctions off the 24 GHz band. The agency believes the 24 GHz band is prime real estate for forthcoming 5G service, and it has a loose schedule […]

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 […]

Aston Martin Reveals The 2019 DB11 AMR, Lighter With 630-HP

Aston Martin’s new AMR sub-brand recently churned out higher-performance variants of the Vantage and Valkyrie, and now it’s the grand tourer’s turn. The 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR debuted today with improved handling and 630 hp on tap. In Germany, ahead of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, Aston Martin unveiled the latest addition to its new […]

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 […]

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