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Snap sets valuation at lower end of expectation: WSJ

A Snapchat sign hangs on the facade of the NYSE in New York City(Reuters) - Snap Inc, the owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, has set a valuation range for itself of $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion in its initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The valuation range, which represents $14 to $16 per share, is close to the lower end of the expected range of $20 billion to $25 billion, the Journal reported. Snap Inc filed its IPO registration statement in early February and was expected to record the biggest valuation in a U.S. technology IPO since Facebook Inc. The company had confidentially registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission late last year for an IPO.


India's Tata Motors, Microsoft ink technology collaboration deal

FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the Microsoft office in CambridgeTata Motors Ltd and Microsoft India on Thursday announced a strategic collaboration on the technology front to make driving a more personalized experiences for the customers, the companies said in a joint statement. The first vehicle showcasing the vision of the enhanced driving experiences will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor show on March 7, they said. "Using IoT (internet of things), AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning technologies, we will provide vehicle owners in India and across the world a safe, productive and fun driving experience," Anant Maheshwari, President at Microsoft India, said.


SMBC head says will give Toshiba as much support as possible

The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen as Window cleaners work on the company's headquarters in TokyoSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC), one of the main lenders to Toshiba Corp , will provide as much support as possible to the troubled Japanese firm, the bank's chief executive said. The TVs-to-nuclear conglomerate is scrambling for cash to stay in business as a multi-billion-dollar hole has emerged in its nuclear business. Toshiba has announced it would consider selling most, even all, of its stake in its prized flash-memory chips business, highlighting the scale of its financial woes.


Infineon says U.S. has not suggested remedies for Wolfspeed deal
U.S. government security panel CFIUS has not suggested any measures that could address its concerns over plans by Infineon Technologies to buy Wolfspeed Power, according to a prepared speech by the German chipmaker's chief executive. "Due to that we see a very significant risk that we will not be able to complete the takeover as planned or possibly even at all," Reinhard Ploss was due to say at Infineon's AGM, according to the prepared speech seen by Reuters. Infineon and Wolfspeed's owner Cree had warned this month that the agreed $850 million sale to Infineon might not go ahead, citing U.S. government security concerns.

Blackstone acquires London-based cloud computing firm Cloudreach
LONDON (Reuters) - Blackstone has acquired a majority stake in cloud computing business Cloudreach for an undisclosed sum, the buyout fund said on Thursday. Cloud computing uses a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, instead of a local server or a personal computer. London-based Cloudreach has operations in seven countries, with clients including travel booking sites Sky Scanner and Trainline and publisher Time Inc. (Reporting by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by David Goodman)

Atomico closes $765 million tech venture fund, Europe's biggest

Atomico CEO Niklas Zennstrom attends the eG8 forum in ParisBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Atomico, which has spent the past decade proving startups can prosper outside Silicon Valley, said on Thursday it had closed Europe's largest standalone tech venture fund, a $765 million war chest that reflects the region's growing financing firepower. The London-based venture firm started by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom has invested in around 60 firms since it was established in 2006. It was an early backer of two of the world's hit mobile gaming companies - Supercell and Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment, both of Finland.


Microsoft delays its Patch Tuesday by a month in unprecedented move

Microsoft delays its Patch Tuesday by a month in unprecedented moveMicrosoft is delaying its regular Patch Tuesday round of security fixes this month. The software giant is blaming a “last minute issue” for the delay, and now plans to release the patches on March 14th, a whole month after they were supposed to go live. Microsoft was expected to patch a zero-day flaw in the company’s file sharing protocol, SMB, with its February patches, but Windows machines will now be left vulnerable to in-the-wild attacks until March 14th.


Microsoft delays its Patch Tuesday by a month in unprecedented move

Microsoft delays its Patch Tuesday by a month in unprecedented moveMicrosoft is delaying its regular Patch Tuesday round of security fixes this month. The software giant is blaming a “last minute issue” for the delay, and now plans to release the patches on March 14th, a whole month after they were supposed to go live. Microsoft was expected to patch a zero-day flaw in the company’s file sharing protocol, SMB, with its February patches, but Windows machines will now be left vulnerable to in-the-wild attacks until March 14th.


Emoji should be the new Caps Lock

Emoji should be the new Caps LockEarlier this month, a pretty standard-looking Apple patent application was published describing how a keyboard paired with a touch-screen device might make “performing tasks such as viewing, creating, editing, and sharing content” easier. The patent is written in typically baroque language, but is essentially about keyboard shortcuts.


Emoji should be the new Caps Lock

Emoji should be the new Caps LockEarlier this month, a pretty standard-looking Apple patent application was published describing how a keyboard paired with a touch-screen device might make “performing tasks such as viewing, creating, editing, and sharing content” easier. The patent is written in typically baroque language, but is essentially about keyboard shortcuts. This idea isn’t mentioned in the application itself, but appears in a number of supporting illustrations.


Olympics - Tokyo launches mobiles-to-medals recycling campaign
Members of the Japanese public lined up to donate unwanted mobile phones that will be recycled into medals for the 2020 Olympic Games, as a project aimed at promoting sustainability was launched on Thursday. The campaign kicked off at Tokyo's Metropolitan Government building where more than 100 people dropped the used handsets into a box that displayed the number of donations. "I came today because I thought it's great that my old mobile phones will become medals for the 2020 Olympics Games," said Hiromi Sakushima, a 55-year-old resident of Kawasaki, near Tokyo.

Google adds Barbara Bush’s taco recipe and other presidential artifacts to online collection

Google adds Barbara Bush’s taco recipe and other presidential artifacts to online collectionGoogle this week released a new collection of presidential photos, documents, and other artifacts, as part of its online American Democracy collection. In a blog post published Wednesday, Google Arts and Culture said it has added more than 20,000 items to its online collection, as part of a partnership with more than 30 cultural institutions. The collection includes digitized portraits and documents from every president in US history, as well as more personal artifacts such as a copy of Barbara Bush’s favorite taco recipe and images from Thomas Jefferson’s childhood.


Google adds Barbara Bush’s taco recipe and other presidential artifacts to online collection

Google adds Barbara Bush’s taco recipe and other presidential artifacts to online collectionGoogle this week released a new collection of presidential photos, documents, and other artifacts, as part of its online American Democracy collection. In a blog post published Wednesday, Google Arts and Culture said it has added more than 20,000 items to its online collection, as part of a partnership with more than 30 cultural institutions. The collection includes digitized portraits and documents from every president in US history, as well as more personal artifacts such as a copy of Barbara Bush’s favorite taco recipe and images from Thomas Jefferson’s childhood.


Huawei will have its own voice assistant in China

Huawei will have its own voice assistant in ChinaFresh off integrating Amazon's Alexa in the Huawei Mate 9, the world's third biggest smartphone manufacturer is now also working on crafting its own voice assistant, specifically tailored for China. A report from Bloomberg has illuminated some of the work going on behind the scenes, but Huawei has already been upfront about its plans on this front. During CES in January, Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu told The Verge in a group briefing with other members of the press, including Bloomberg, that Huawei was planning a voice assistant only for its home market of China.


Huawei will have its own voice assistant in China

Huawei will have its own voice assistant in ChinaFresh off integrating Amazon's Alexa in the Huawei Mate 9, the world's third biggest smartphone manufacturer is now also working on crafting its own voice assistant, specifically tailored for China. A report from Bloomberg has illuminated some of the work going on behind the scenes, but Huawei has already been upfront about its plans on this front. During CES in January, Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu told The Verge in a group briefing with other members of the press, including Bloomberg, that Huawei was planning a voice assistant only for its home market of China.


New Facebook job-hunting features challenge LinkedIn

social networking website 'Facebook'Facebook on Wednesday began letting businesses in the US or Canada post jobs and take applications from jobseekers, posing a challenge to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn. The platform's users will be able to find help-wanted posts at business pages on Facebook or by looking in a new 'jobs' bookmark on the leading social network's mobile application. "Businesses and people already use Facebook to fill and find jobs, so we're rolling out new features that allow job posting and application directly on Facebook," the California-based internet giant said in an online message.


ZTE is coming out with a gigabit phone at Mobile World Congress

ZTE is coming out with a gigabit phone at Mobile World CongressIt might not be time for proper 5G devices just yet, but ZTE is bringing us a step closer, announcing today that it will show off one of the first gigabit LTE smartphones at Mobile World Congress this month. Called — fittingly — the ZTE Gigabit Phone, the Chinese company says the device will make 360-degree VR, 4K video, and instant cloud storage possible on the move. The first devices to be capable of supporting gigabit LTE were announced last year, when Qualcomm joined with Netgear, Ericsson, and Telstra — the largest Australian carrier — to produce a mobile hotspot that technically allowed 1 Gbps downloads via Telstra’s existing networks.


ZTE is coming out with a gigabit phone at Mobile World Congress

ZTE is coming out with a gigabit phone at Mobile World CongressIt might not be time for proper 5G devices just yet, but ZTE is bringing us a step closer, announcing today that it will show off one of the first gigabit LTE smartphones at Mobile World Congress this month. Called — fittingly — the ZTE Gigabit Phone, the Chinese company says the device will make 360-degree VR, 4K video, and instant cloud storage possible on the move. The first devices to be capable of supporting gigabit LTE were announced last year, when Qualcomm joined with Netgear, Ericsson, and Telstra — the largest Australian carrier — to produce a mobile hotspot that technically allowed 1 Gbps downloads via Telstra’s existing networks.


Yahoo notifies users of sophisticated breach methods

Yahoo logo seen on a smartphone.Yahoo said Wednesday it was notifying some users that hackers may have been able to use a maneuver to break into their accounts without stealing passwords. The notification indicates the investigation into the attacks are in the final stage, according to a source familiar with the matter, noting that messages had been sent to "a reasonably final list" of Yahoo users. A Yahoo spokesman said the company was notifying all potentially affected users and that it had "invalidated" the forged cookies.


Spotify expands with World Trade Center move

Spotify appsSpotify on Wednesday announced an expansion amid the rapid growth of streaming, with the company moving its US headquarters to New York's rebuilt World Trade Center complex. The Swedish company, which is the world's largest streaming service, will create 1,000 jobs and retain 832 existing ones as it moves early next year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Spotify, whose US operation is already in Manhattan, will shift to the Fumihiko Maki-designed 4 World Trade Center which will become the first fully leased tower at the site rebuilt after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.


Ericsson launches 5G platform with federated network slicing

Ericsson launches 5G platform with federated network slicingFollowing its trial of federated network slicing with Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom, Ericsson has launched its 5G platform combining the technology with a 5G radio system and core network.


South Korean prosecutor seeks extension for corruption investigation
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecution office said on Thursday it has asked for an extension for its investigation into a graft scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, saying it will not be able to finish by the current Feb. 28 deadline. The probe can be prolonged for 30 days upon consent from Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Cynthia Kim; Editing by Paul Tait)

Rocket Lab’s experimental rocket arrives at New Zealand launch pad for debut flight

Rocket Lab’s experimental rocket arrives at New Zealand launch pad for debut flightAfter three years of developing a brand new rocket, aerospace startup Rocket Lab has finally transported a finished vehicle to the New Zealand launch pad where it will take its first flight. The rocket, called the Electron, has been tested on the ground over the last year but has never been flown to space before.


Rocket Lab’s experimental rocket arrives at New Zealand launch pad for debut flight

Rocket Lab’s experimental rocket arrives at New Zealand launch pad for debut flightAfter three years of developing a brand new rocket, aerospace startup Rocket Lab has finally transported a finished vehicle to the New Zealand launch pad where it will take its first flight. The rocket, called the Electron, has been tested on the ground over the last year but has never been flown to space before.


Lenovo third-quarter net profit falls 67 percent, blames weak macroeconomic environment

A man uses his laptop next to Lenovo's logos during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd , the world's largest personal computer (PC) maker, on Thursday posted a 67 percent slide in third-quarter net profit, lagging analyst estimates, as supply constraints and a weak macroeconomic environment weighed. Profit fell to $98 million over the three months through December, from $300 million in the same period a year earlier. That compared with the $159.53 million average of 14 analyst estimates in a Thomson Reuters poll. Revenue fell 6 percent to $12.2 billion. ...


Reddit overhauls its front page for new users and lurkers

Reddit overhauls its front page for new users and lurkersReddit — the self-described “front page of the internet” — has changed its front page. Unlike before, these highlighted stories can come from almost any subreddit, with a few restrictions. There’s no content from 18-rated or NSFW communities, for one, and subreddits that have actively opted out of appearing on the r/all page won’t have their stories popping up.


Reddit overhauls its front page for new users and lurkers

Reddit overhauls its front page for new users and lurkersReddit — the self-described “front page of the internet” — has changed its front page. Unlike before, these highlighted stories can come from almost any subreddit, with a few restrictions. There’s no content from 18-rated or NSFW communities, for one, and subreddits that have actively opted out of appearing on the r/all page won’t have their stories popping up.


Samsung chief questioned behind closed doors in arrest warrant hearing

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, arrives at the office of the independent counsel in SeoulBy Joyce Lee and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean judge questioned Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee and another executive behind closed doors on Thursday to decide whether they should be arrested over their roles in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye. Dozens of protesters surrounded by riot police met Lee, 48, who was wearing a dark coat and navy tie as he arrived at the Seoul Central District Court to attend the hearing. South Korea's special prosecutor's office has focused its investigations on Samsung Group's [SAGR.UL] relationship with Park, who was impeached by parliament in December and has been stripped of her powers while the Constitutional Court decides whether to uphold her impeachment.


Spark EBITDA rises to NZ$471m as mobile, broadband grow

Spark EBITDA rises to NZ$471m as mobile, broadband growSpark made gains across mobile, broadband, and IT services in what it called a challenging industry with 'intense ongoing price competition'.


​LG G6 will have new UX that utilizes Full Vision display

​LG G6 will have new UX that utilizes Full Vision displayLG will vastly upgrade the UX of the upcoming G6 with new multitasking, calendar, and camera features that utilize the 18:9 ratio Full Vision display and a new square GUI.


Former U.S. Justice Department official warns Europe on election hacking

U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin addresses a news conference to announce indictments on Iranian computer hackers, in WashingtonBy Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Justice Department official who served in the Obama administration said European countries must be willing to respond forcefully to efforts by Russia or others to use cyber attacks to meddle in their elections, saying the U.S. response fell short. Former Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, who ran the national security division at the Justice Department and oversaw the pursuit of cyber criminals, said the United States did not do enough to deter the hacking and leaking of Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. “We weren’t bringing deterrence at all to the table.” The U.S. intelligence community said hacks were carried out by Russia in order to disrupt the election and eventually help Republican Donald Trump win.


Apple CFO pours cold water on Trump’s grand iPhone plans
Apple and its sad, low-energy, economically sensible overseas manufacturing have been a target of Trump since day one. Trump seems keen on bullying Tim Cook to open a factory in the USA without actually detailing specifics, and while Apple has stayed out of the fray so far, new comments from Apple CFO Luca Maestri indicate that Apple won't be shutting up shop in China any time soon. As  The Verge  spotted , Maestri was speaking to a Goldman Sachs conference yesterday when he answered a question about overseas manufacturing: “One of the points that we are making in Washington is the fact that we have been a very large contributor to the US economy during the last decade,” Maestri said. “We made billions of investments in the United States. In the last 10 years, we created about 2 million jobs in this country — in the developer community in our retail stores in our call centers and through the supplier chain.” Maestri went on to talk more about Apple's US-located call centers, and how it is "very, very difficult to speculate" on Apple's manufacturing plans given that Trump has outlined no specific policies yet. He did, however, point out that a border tax on imported goods "would end up burdening the end consumer." Reading between the lines, it looks like another attempt by Apple to take iPhone manufacturing off the table for discussions with Trump. Apple seems willing to move ancillary services, like support centers, back to the US, but moving the entire iPhone supply chain would be orders of magnitude more difficult. This is far from the first time that iPhone manufacturing has been in the news. Shortly after Trump's electoral victory, Apple reportedly asked its subsidiaries to examine the feasibility of iPhone manufacturing -- which caused Breitbart to run with the (untrue) story " Silicon Valley Bows to Trump: Apple to Build iPhones in America ."

Telstra cites 'intense competition' after profit drop to AU$1.8b

Telstra cites 'intense competition' after profit drop to AU$1.8bTelstra's half-yearly net profit was down by 11.8 percent due to two decisions by the regulator slashing wholesale pricing, despite the telco making gains across its NAS and media businesses.


Eric Schmidt: AI research needs to be done in the open, not in military labs

Eric Schmidt: AI research needs to be done in the open, not in military labsThe industry should be thinking of ways to convince governments to agree to not militarize the internet with machine learning technologies, the Alphabet chairman said.


 
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