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Nvidia Aims To Ride Pegasus to Self-Driving Car Glory

It used to be that Nvidia was known just for the graphics chips it made for personal computers. You know, the chips that made it look cool when you led the Allies to victory over the Nazis all those times you were playing “Call Of Duty” back in college instead ... Read More »

In Brief: New Enterprise Hardware Roundup

In hardware news over the past week, we saw Intel answer AMD’s Ryzen architecture strides with its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores, while Lenovo is paying homage to the past with its special anniversary edition ThinkPad 25 laptop. Meanwhile, Google has unveiled a high-performance Chromebook known as ... Read More »

Smart Cities Garner Optimism, But Challenges Remain

Government agencies across the U.S. and around the world are making progress as they experiment with a new generation of smart-city technologies that improve efficiencies, expand services, and reduce costs. While the concept of “smart cities” holds tremendous potential, many challenges remain. A new report titled, “Building Smarter Cities and ... Read More »

How Technology has Transformed the Way We Travel

We live in the era of digitalization where technology plays an integral part in every aspect of our lives. It has revolutionized our way of traveling by providing convenience and affordability, making a trip anywhere near and far both easy and at our fingertips. So how far have we come? ... Read More »

New EU Tax Rules Seek More Money from U.S. Digital Giants

There’s a groundswell of support in the European Union to make sure that digital U.S. giants pay more taxes on their lucrative business in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. He said he already counted 19 of 28 nations in support of plans for continent-wide fiscal rules on taxing ... Read More »

Skype for Business Is Out, as Microsoft Goes All In on Teams

Microsoft is ending Skype’s foray into business communications, packaging its communications tools into Microsoft Teams, the company’s challenge to workplace collaboration startup Slack. Skype for Business, the Redmond company’s voice and video-chat software, will be replaced in Microsoft’s Office 365 bundle by Teams, Microsoft said Monday at Ignite, its annual ... Read More »

Toshiba Will Sell Chip Business to Bain Capital Group

Toshiba’s board signed off Wednesday on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal’s future remains unclear as Toshiba’s U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital opposes it. Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp., which needs the sale to survive, said ... Read More »

Female Workers Sue Google for Gender Discrimination

Three former Google employees have filed a class-action suit against the company alleging that it systematically channels female staff members into job levels and ladders with lower pay and fewer opportunities for advancement. Kelly Ellis, a former Google software engineer, Holly Pease, an ex-Google network manager, and Kelli Wisuri, who ... Read More »

Transforming Manufacturing with Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to fundamentally change the way some big companies operate and this is especially true for manufacturing.In gaining benefits from the IoT, industrial manufacturers are far ahead of other major global industries. Companies with the greatest revenue increases from IoT initiatives reinvented their business ... Read More »

Apple Joins Bain in Bid for Toshiba’s Chip Business

Apple has joined a consortium of companies led by the investment firm Bain Capital in a revised [$18 billion] last-ditch offer for Toshiba’s chip unit. Toshiba is the world’s second largest producer of Nand memory chips, which are used in smartphones and computers. A deal may be crucial for Apple ... Read More »

Expedia Taps Its CFO To Fill Vacated CEO Spot

Expedia is staying in house for its next chief executive, picking Mark Okerstrom for the top spot after Dara Khosrowshahi was tapped to lead embattled ride-hailing behemoth Uber Technologies. Okerstrom, Expedia’s chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations since 2011, joined the online-travel company in 2006. In a ... Read More »

Apple Teams with Accenture To Build Mobile Enterprise Apps

Under a partnership announced today, the global consultancy Accenture aims to help its enterprise customers transform their businesses through a business service based on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The latest addition to Accenture’s Digital Studios business, the new dedicated iOS consulting practice will include experts from Accenture and Apple. ... Read More »

Uber’s Choice for CEO Brings Skills, Experience

For a surprise choice, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi appears to check the boxes needed to tackle the massive job of leading Uber from a rapidly growing but dysfunctional money-loser to a company that can turn a consistent profit. Like Uber, Expedia is a global juggernaut that uses an internet platform ... Read More »

ITC hikes cigarette prices of three brands

ITC has hiked cigarette prices of its three brands effect from July 18, following GST Council hiked cess to pre-GST level. The company has increased Gold Flake Kings and Classic Rich prices to Rs 300 per 20 pack each, while Navy Cut Filter price increased to Rs 188 per 20 ... Read More »