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US strike on China's ZTE another blow for Qualcomm

April 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped a seven-year ban on sales to ZTE on Monday for breaking terms of an agreement reached last year after it was caught illegally shipping goods to Iran. Caught in the crossfire is Qualcomm, whose products account for the lion's share of chips inside ZTE smartphones.

Confidence A Key Success Factor For Women In Startups And STEM

April 16, 2018

One woman who is successful in a traditionally male industry, Azita Martin, CMO of Maana.io, spoke with me to share her advice on what it takes to succeed in STEM fields. Her first piece of advice is one that many business women have heard before but carries added weight in STEM fields: speak up,but make sure you have done your research and backup your opinion with data.

Apple has had 12 people arrested for leaks, it says in a leaked memo

April 15, 2018

Apple Inc. warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the specter of potential legal action and criminal charges, one of the most-aggressive moves by the world’s largest technology company to control information about its activities.

China Is Nationalizing Its Tech Sector

April 13, 2018

As Bloomberg News reported this week, a key stumbling block in trade negotiations between China and the U.S. has been Beijing's extensive support for its technology firms. But if President Donald Trump's administration thinks that will change any time soon, it hasn't been paying attention: Far from reducing support for the tech sector, China is on the verge of nationalizing it.

What Mark Zuckerberg's testimony told us about the past, present, and future of Facebook and its data

April 13, 2018

Day two of the Facebook CEO’s grilling in Washington, DC, was more aggressive than the first. It gave us a glimpse into what Facebook has done in the past, where it currently stands, and where it is heading next. Here are some of the key points to emerge from his testimony.

Chinese spies perpetrating massive theft of US technology

April 12, 2018

China is engaged in large-scale theft of American research and technology from universities, using spies, students, and researchers as collectors, experts told Congress on Wednesday.

'Machine learning is the big one': Deloitte expert looks to the future of tech trends

April 12, 2018

Deloitte predicts that the next 12 months will see significant progress in augmented reality, mobile device usage, and increasingly sophisticated chips. But the most dominant trend will be machine learning -- when programs predict or explain using large amounts of data without being explicitly programmed -- according to Stewart.

Mozilla's 2018 Internet Health Report Rings Alarm Bells

April 11, 2018

Into this proud moment in history comes Mozilla, with its latest report on the overall health of the internet. It’s a 53-page document that touches on a huge range of topics, from cybersecurity and privacy to the cost of online access and net neutrality. And -- spoiler alert -- most of these topics aren’t doing all that well.

6 of the biggest companies in the US that are best for women

April 11, 2018

America's largest companies have a long way to go before they can achieve equal pay -- the National Women's Law Center reports American women make $0.80 for men's $1.00-- but companies like General Motors and PepsiCo are making changes that pay women and men equally for the same work and foster pathways to higher-paying leadership positions.

Senate fails its Zuckerberg test

April 11, 2018

What the first day of the Zuckerberg hearings made clear is that many American lawmakers are illiterate when it comes to 21st century technology. As a result, the issue that was supposed to be the focus of the hearing -- "social media privacy and the use and abuse of data," as Sen. Chuck Grassley put it -- was but one among many. And at the moment when the country needed a smart conversation about privacy, what it got was meandering questions and misfires.

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