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FCC Completes First US 5G Spectrum Auction

The FCC‘s Auction 101 of licenses to operate in the 28 GHz radio frequency band has reached its conclusion. The Commission successfully auctioned 2,965 licenses, selling for a grand total of $702,572,410. The auction continued despite the ongoing government shutdown because the administration of such auctions is funded by auction proceeds. Auction 101 is tightly linked […]

Lyft Chooses Google Vet Eisar Lipkovitz To Helm Its Engineering Team

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft. As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Lipkovitz’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth […]

Apple Teams With Johnson & Johnson For Apple Watch Heart Study

Apple and Johnson & Johnson have announced a research study collaboration involving the Apple Watch, that aims to see if wearing the device can lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for patients living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a heart disorder. This condition can go undiagnosed in as many as 30% of cases until potentially […]

Breach Notification Site Reveals List That Includes 773 Million Email Addresses

Have I Been Pwned, the breach notification service, has just gotten its hands on its biggest data haul ever—a list that includes almost 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords that were used to log in to third-party sites. According to Have I Been Pwned founder Troy Hunt in a post published […]

Google To Buy Fossil Smartwatch Tech For $40 Million

Fossil is selling $40 million of smartwatch technology to Google, the company announced Thursday. Shares of Fossil jumped about 8 percent on the news. Fossil is one of the primary brands that continues to build smartwatches that run Google’s Wear OS software, which competes with the Apple Watch but has struggled to gain mass adoption […]

Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Fined Over Data Request Compliance In The UK

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Elections Ltd has been fined £15,000 plus costs for failing to hand over the personal data of a US citizen. The case was brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after a complaint filed by Prof David Carroll, who is a US citizen. He was one of millions of people […]

Alphabet Shareholders Sue Over Sexual Misconduct Policy

Google’s parent company Alphabet is facing legal action over the way it allegedly handled sexual misconduct claims against two senior managers. The legal action appears to have been prompted by the way that Google handled misconduct claims made against former Android boss Andy Rubin and former search head Amit Singhal. Both men are believed to […]

US Carriers Sell Your Real-Time Location Data To Almost Anyone

Private companies that buy and distribute real-time phone location data from major US phone carriers have been caught rampantly reselling that data to companies and people they aren’t supposed to, including private bounty hunters. In a Motherboard investigate report, the reporter was able to buy someone’s real-time location for $300. A bounty hunter interviewed claims that a […]

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Fights In Court

Nissan Motor’s ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn defended himself against allegations of financial misconduct in a Tokyo court earlier this week, declaring his innocence in his first public appearance since his arrest in November. “I have been wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on meritless and unsubstantiated accusations,” he told the Tokyo District Court, according to […]

SoftBank Lowers WeWork Investment Plans

SoftBank, a major hold of Sprint, has majorly cut back  plans for an plan investment in WeWork, the shared-office firm. The street now had SoftBank only putting up $2 billion into WeWork this year. At one time the buzz has the Japanese firm putting over around $16 billion. Plus the new deal deal will now […]

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