More than 300,000 US-based small and medium-sized businesses joined the Amazon Marketplace in 2017, and SMBs on Amazon sold billions of items to customers around the world. Half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses that offer their products through the Amazon Marketplace, many of whom also choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to tap into Amazon's global logistics network.
At CES 2018 Nvidia has unveiled details of its functional safety architecture for Nvidia Drive, its AI autonomous vehicle platform, which uses redundant and diverse functions to enable vehicles to operate safely, even in the event of faults related to the operator, environment or systems. The Nvidia Drive architecture enables automakers to build and deploy self-driving cars and trucks that are functionally safe and can be certified to international safety standards, such as ISO 26262.
At CES 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has revealed that its Mate 10 Pro will be available in the US through major electronics retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H beginning on February 18, with pre-orders beginning February 4. Huawei also unveiled the world's first hybrid smart home network solution. The Huawei WiFi Q2 series is a true plug-and-play Wi-Fi system designed for the entire house.
iOS 11.2.2 is here and it provides Apple AAPL -0.37% with a much needed chance to change the script as it rolls out ?˜mitigations' to block the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws which affect the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. But it also only delays a bigger reckoning which pushes even greater pressure onto the mysterious iOS 11.2.5.
Two big shareholders of Apple are concerned that the entrancing qualities of the iPhone have fostered a public health crisis that could hurt children-and the company as well.
"All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time..."
Tech firms are working to fix bugs that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. Google researchers said the "serious security flaws" were in chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM, and affected devices which use them.
Back when it launched earlier this year, the Nokia 3310 only worked on 2G networks. Then in September 2017, a new version was released that supported 3G networks, allowing it to work in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile. Now it looks like there will be another new version, this time with LTE support.
Huawei Technologies, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, has said that Chinese police are conducting an investigation, after the China sales head of its smartphone unit was detained on suspicion of accepting bribes.
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iPhone owners aren't happy with Apple, and they're letting the company know with lawsuits. Five iPhone users filed a lawsuit in New York yesterday and are seeking class-action status over Apple intentionally slowing down their phones as the devices' batteries aged.
Close to a quarter of Thais are aware of QR code as a payment method - the highest in Southeast Asia - and almost half would like to use it on a regular basis, according to a study commissioned by Visa.
China's Ant Financial Services Group has tied up with international secure-payments consortium EMVCo, giving a boost to the operator of the world's largest mobile and online payments platform at a time it is pushing to expand in the global marketplace.
Fifth-generation or 5G technology roll out is poised to radically transform the telecom sector in India, offering an array of capabilities, a senior Reliance Jio executive said.
It seems like India is Google's favorite testing ground. Whether it is delivering food through Google Aero, answering searches in slow connection with Google Go or social initiatives like Internet Sathi, India has become the breeding ground for new ideas and initiatives.
Complaints by Chinese smartphone companies over increases in Samsung Electronics semiconductor prices have prompted Chinese government officials to submit an opinion to Samsung, the Chinese economic daily 21st Century Business Herald reported on Dec. 22. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), which oversees China's economic policies, has already "invited Samsung for discussions" on the issue after recently taking an interest in the continued rise of semiconductor prices, the newspaper said.
Reddit users have noticed that Apple appears to be slowing down old iPhones that have low-capacity batteries. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there's now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Uber is a transport company and not a digital service as the ride-sharing firm had argued.
NXP Semiconductors in collaboration with Internet-of-Things (IoT) industry partners: Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Accenture, Au-Zone and ClearBlade, showcase the innovative frontiers and powers of edge computing by giving NXP VIP guests a comprehensive, personalized glimpse into the future of edge-computing and artificial intelligence applications.
Huawei and NTT Docomo have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, one of largest commercial areas in Japan. In this trial, the downlink data transmissions were achieved at a maximum speed over 2Gbps on a testing vehicle which was equipped with a user equipment equivalent to a mobile phone, while driving at speeds over 20km per hour.
China Unicom has partnered with Huawei to deploy Huawei's AntiDDoS8000 products on backbone network nodes across China. This constitutes the largest anti-DDoS system on China Unicom's network and provides comprehensive anti-DDoS protection capabilities for their customers.
Apple announced on Wednesday it is giving one of its laser manufacturers, Finisar, US$390 million. Finisar larer clarified that Apple had not made a debt or equity investment in the company.
Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research center in Beijing, China, even though its search services remain blocked in the country. Google said the facility would be the first its kind in Asia and would aim to employ local talent.
Corning has announced it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M's Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately US$900 million. The acquisition is expected to close during 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.
Nokia has announced the appointment of Joerg Erlemeier as chief operating officer (COO) and member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT) with immediate effect. Erlemeier will report to Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri. Monika Maurer, who previously held the COO position, will support Erlemeier during a transition period and then leave Nokia.
Apple has confirmed its plan to acquire the music-discovery service Shazam. In a statement to Fortune, an Apple spokesperson said that the tech giant is "thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple." While the Apple spokesperson didn't share terms of the deal, the statement did say that "Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit," suggesting the service could be integrated into Apple's own music streaming app.
Huawei held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners in Northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa in response to industry digital transformation.
Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made it possible for an outside party to access things like smart locks and garage doors.
Apple's work in the health industry has been well reported thus far, but CNBC reports today that the person running Apple's health efforts is leaving the company. Anil Sethi was originally named director of the health team last year, when Apple acquired his medical record startup Gliimps.
Apple is likely to release another new iPhone model with LCD next year, said a source privy to the company's product designs, and it also has tentative plans for two new handsets that use OLED screens.
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Qualcomm has confirmed receipt of Broadcom's nomination of a slate of candidates to replace Qualcomm's existing board of directors at the company's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders.
Apple will ship 13-14 million AirPods in 2017 and 26-28 million units in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said. Kuo said they're one of the most popular Apple accessories and points to increased supply as one helpful growth driver.
Shares in Dialog Semiconductor, the publicly listed British firm which supplies power management chips for the iPhone and other Apple products, are plunging after its chief executive admitted that Apple could one day bring iPhone chip design in-house.
LG U+ and Huawei have launched Seoul TechCity, a collaborative project that aims to deliver smart city capabilities for the Korean capital, including: Giga Everywhere, mobile enabled digitized industry infrastructure, and the ability to build ecosystems for a digital society.
Qualcomm is seeking to limit sales of the iPhone X in the US with another new round of litigation that accuses Apple of patent infringement.
The Financial Times
iOS 11 is at it again. Following the release of iOS 11.1.1 earlier this month specifically to fix a bizarre typing bug, it turns out that its successor one week later only made things worse. And Apple has now confirmed this nasty surprise...
BOE has set a plan to use its B11 line, which is located in Sichuan, and B12 line that is currently in an investment process as production lines exclusively for Apple.
Apple's next big innovation may be a foldable iPhone that opens and closes like a book. The consumer technology giant filed a patent application last week with the U.S. Patent & Trade Office that details its research into electronic devices with flexible display screens.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL looked like a worthy second attempt at an iPhone-killer from Google. But since launch, the supposed Android flagships have struggled with a laundry list of problems longer than Jay-Z's, like a defective screen, hissing problems, and questionable durability.
The country's largest consumer electronics maker, LG Electronics India, reported 11% sales growth last fiscal year, even as the white goods market grappled with a slowdown in demand post demonetization.
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Kuo puts the current production levels between 440,000 and 550,000 units per day.