Last year, Facebook had been ordered to stop collecting and combining data across its various platforms without explicit user consent. This latest ruling in Karlsruhe effectively negates the stay granted by the Dusseldorf court, and requires Facebook to once again comply with the original order. This could well trigger a domino effect of regulatory action against Facebook in the EU and the US.
Earlier this month, Microsoft President Brad Smith explained that Microsoft would no longer “sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights, that will govern this technology.” This statement followed Amazon’s the previous day, in which it announced a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial Rekognition technology.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: QCOM) just announced its first-of-a-kind 5G Robotics RB5 platform. The natural successor to the successful (4G-based) Qualcomm® Robotics RB3 platform. As Qualcomm puts it, the Robotics RB5 platform aims to “empower developers and manufacturers to create the next generation of high-compute, low-power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial and professional service sectors.”
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 690 expands Qualcomm’s 5G mobile SOC footprint into mid-to-lower-priced tiers and comes on the heels of the high-tier Snapdragon 768G unveiled in May, as well as the Snapdragon 765/765G and premium-tier Snapdragon 865 unveiled back in December.
TSMC, the Taiwan-based microchip manufacturer, has agreed to build an advanced chip factory in the United States. This move could represent a new inflection point in US-China 5G rivalry.
: Microsoft, Zoom, Cisco, and Google are all seeing increased usage as video conferencing and collaboration has become the way business and work get done. As the video conferencing ecosystem grows and transforms over the course of the next year, and hot new entrants like Pexip begin to come to IT decision-makers with more flexibility than they are accustomed to, we could be looking at a far more even competitive field this time next year.
Watch out Zoom, Pexip might just be the video conferencing firm to watch in 2021 as an IPO looms. Here’s why I’m excited about that possibility.
Here’s a look at how the EU’s suspicion of US tech giants could hinder post COVID-10 European economic recovery. The urgency of the situation, driven by the need to begin safely but quickly restarting the global economy, may require EU regulators to select a solution they are not entirely comfortable with, in order to start working toward that goal in the next month.
The Google, Apple COVID-19 contact-tracing partnership pits infectious disease mitigation against data privacy and security challenges. While the project has a lot going for it, its two most obvious potential flaws are data security vulnerabilities and people choosing simply to not opt-in. Here’s a look at how it will work, as well as an analysis of the pros and cons at work here.
Qualcomm’s new 212 LTE IoT modem brings extreme power efficiency for narrow-band IoT applications. This modem fleshes out Qualcomm’s IoT modem portfolio and I expect that Qualcomm’s IoT footprint may get a noticeable boost when the 212 becomes commercially available later this year.