When it comes to hiring senior executives, Jack Ma's company is focusing on an elite group - those who have studied at the world's top business schools.
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Three Chinese citizens have been charged with hacking attacks on Moody's Analytics, Siemens and GPS maker Trimble.
The Home Office has signed a GBP210 million (US$279.81 million) contract with Samsung, which will see UK emergency services using the company's 4G smartphones.
It is heard that Samsung Electronics is looking into receiving sensors, which are major parts of fingerprint recognition function, from a Taiwanese manufacturer while it is planning to place fingerprint recognition sensor on the back of Galaxy S9.
Corning is adding manufacturing capacity in Strykow, Poland, driven by strong demand for its fiber optic products and solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. To accommodate the expansion, a second manufacturing facility is under construction adjacent to the existing Corning Optical Communications operation in Strykow. The new plant is expected to open in 2018.
Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple's iPhone, says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China. It comes after a Financial Times report found at least six students worked 11-hour days at its iPhone X plant in Henan province.
It is heard that the American manufacturer already agreed up to production of test chips and is making preparations accordingly. Chinese manufacturer is a company that develops SoC for mobile devices and is discussing internally about entrusting Samsung rather than Taiwanese companies with production of 7-nano chips.
The upped offer includes more of Broadcom's own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders.
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According to a report from a London newspaper, Apple's offices in South Korea have been raided by regulators, just ahead of the launch of the iPhone X in the country.
On Thanksgiving 2017 the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a possible foldable iPhone model.
Alibaba Group Holding, Auchan Retail and Ruentex Group have announced a strategic alliance that brings together their online and offline expertise to explore new retail opportunities in China's food retail sector.
Huawei and GSA have detailed the requirements for 5G in indoor digitalization in a white paper released at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) 2017. The 5G-Oriented Indoor Digitalization Solution White Paper addresses development trends in indoor mobile networks and technologies in the 5G era.
Avnet Asia Pacific demonstrated how the IoT can create smarter cities at the recent "Smart City and the IoT Era" summit in Hong Kong.
Apple found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X.
Solid design and low prices helped China's Transsion Holdings overtake Samsung this year to become the number one smartphone company by sales in Africa, and now it is making inroads into India.
"We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers," an Apple spokesperson said. "We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018."
While Qualcomm currently has a more advanced 5G modem, Apple engineers believe Intel's technology will satisfy its requirements for a future iPhone.
South Korean tech giants said Wednesday no damage has been reported at production plants following the magnitude 5.4 earthquake which struck the southeastern city of Pohang earlier in the day.
China Telecom and TransTeleCom, one of the leading Russian telecommunications companies, have developed the first transit telecommunication route connecting China and Europe based on 100G ULH DWDM technology. As part of the project, the companies have constructed a new 100Gbps gateway interface on the border between the two countries, the Chinese city of Manzhouli and in the Russian city of Zabaikalsk.
Now Chinese regulators are cracking down on companies that share attributes with LeEco, including the promotion of the "sharing ecosystem" - a once-popular term in China.
SIRO, the open-access broadband provider delivering Ireland's first 100% fiber-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has signed a contract with China-based Huawei. The contract, valued at over EUR25 million, sees Huawei supply SIRO with end-to-end network equipment.
Apple's acquisition of InVisage is very exciting as iPhone cameras are becoming a key feature to keep their smartphones ahead of the pack.
The chip giant could voice its objections as early as November 13, but might take a few days to ready a fuller response.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate a complaint that Samsung products, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, have infringed two patents covering semiconductors.
Apple continues to use a mix of Qualcomm and Intel cellular baseband processors in the iPhone X. Teardowns of the handsets also show that the company employed a combination of new and old tricks to pack features into its new flagship smartphone.
Apple published its fiscal Q4 results on Thursday, November 2, significantly beating market expectations as its Services, iPad and Mac segments drove growth despite a transitional quarter for the iPhone product line.
Apple quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture, according to people familiar with the situation.
Initial shipments of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone X are expected to total around 20 million units, only half the planned amount for this year, The Nikkei has learned.
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Google's new flagship smartphones have been hit by complaints about the quality of the screen. Tech reviewers, who have had the device for about two weeks, noticed "burn in" on the display, while others noted "muddy" discoloration on the screen.
The Google Pixel 2 has a lot of great features. It's waterproof, the camera is fantastic, and it runs a simple, easy-to-use version of Android.
As mobile devices have taken over our lives, PC sales, and sales of Intel's computer chips, have declined. Intel hasn't had a lot of luck transitioning to the mobile chips business, but it doesn't intend to let the same thing happen in the growing smart home market.In a small lab festooned with smart home gadgets in Intel's Santa Clara, California headquarters, Miles Kingston, general manager of Intel's Smart Home Division, mapped out for me how Intel plans to seize this opportunity.
A patent-holding company called VirnetX has won a massive patent case against Apple, for the third time. Today, it became clear just how big the win was. An order unsealed Friday reveals that not only did a federal judge award VirnetX the full US$302 million jury verdict that it won last year, but the judge tacked on US$41.3 million in enhanced damages and US$96 million in costs, attorneys' fees, and interest. In all, Apple has been ordered to pay a staggering US$439.7 million to VirnetX.
Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends who then receive the poll results as compliments.
A new prediction from reliable supply chain analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities expects one of the iPhone X's defining features to join the iPad Pro lineup in the next upgrade. KGI expects the TrueDepth camera system which enables Face ID facial recognition to next appear on the iPad lineup.
Qualcomm has made its most dramatic legal move yet in its long-running battle against Apple, by seeking to halt manufacturing of the iPhone in China.
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All of the iPhones Apple plans to produce in 2018 are likely to abandon the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note sent out this evening.
The modern smart phone era, as kicked off by the launch of the first iPhone 10 years ago, is now mature. At the launch of Google's Pixel 2 phone in San Francisco, CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged smartphone features were "levelling off" and said it was hard to develop exciting new products based on hardware alone.
Apple may be looking to reduce its reliance on chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm, reportedly working on its own semiconductors for its MacBooks and iPhones.