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Toshiba Chip Deal: Bain Says Dell, Other Firms Join Its Bid

Bain Capital, now in the lead to buy Toshiba’s prized memory chip unit, said on Friday it has brought in Delland other tech firms as new members of its consortium to bolster its bid. Toshiba said this week it has agreed to focus on selling the world’s No. 2 NAND producer to a group led by Bain and South Korean chipmaker SK ... Read More »

Net Neutrality: Facebook, Alphabet Among Tech Firms Urging FTC to Maintain Status Quo

A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook urged the US Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to Web content. The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC that dismantling the net neutrality rules “will create significant uncertainty in the market and upset the careful ... Read More »

Finance firms install ‘kill switch’ devices to cut out car engine and leave drivers stranded if they miss a payment

RUTHLESS car finance firms are fitting controversial “kill switches” that immobilise vehicles if drivers fail to meet payments. The devices are understood to be offered to those with poor credit scores – but financial watchdogs say lenders could be breaking the law, it’s reported. ALAMY Kill switches are being installed by car insurance firms and can cut out car engines ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn promises lifelong free education as he demands an overhaul of the economy to stop private firms using technology to destroy jobs

Free lifelong education will be made available under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn vowed today as he demanded the state seize control of more of the economy. The Labour leader said private firms would destroy jobs if left unchecked as he warned ‘public institutions’ were needed to manage ‘rapid technological change’. In a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, Mr Corbyn ... Read More »

Alibaba Accuses IP Firms of Filing Fake Counterfeit Claims

Alibaba Accuses IP Firms of Filing Fake Counterfeit Claims Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Thursday alleged that several intellectual property agencies were filing false complaints against vendors on its e-commerce platforms. The company called for a boycott of these IP agencies, also known as “reputation-protection” firms, which are hired by businesses to help manage their IP rights. Alibaba singled out ... Read More »

Top of the Phoenix Lists: Web Design Firms

Tempe-based meltmedia, which is also heavily involved in software and app development, scored its second straight No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Web Design Firms List when the 2017 edition was published today. The list was ranked by the number of local web designers. meltmedia reported 62, while runner-up RIESTER had 44 and third-ranked LaneTerralever 40. Click the accompanying ... Read More »

Top Design Firms Releases February 2017’s Top 10 Best Web Design Firms

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – 7 Feb, 2017 – Each month the Top Design Firms (TDF) team ranks the premier design firms nationwide.  Based on project range, client assessments, originality, and innovation the firms are evaluated. As of February 2017, the ranking group is pleased to announce its newest top 10 in the category of best web design firms.  Blue Fountain ... Read More »

Colliers rethinks the marketing strategies of Vancouver tech firms

Procurify co-founder Aman Mann says Vancouver’s tech sector is still maturing.RIC ERNST / VANCOUVER SUN Hootsuite’s headquarters in Vancouver.HANDOUT / VANCOUVER SUN B.C.’s technology sector is maturing with more first-generation start-ups stabilizing and seeking newer, higher-quality downtown office space, according to a new report by Colliers International. Tech firm growth in Metro Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna has been changing tech ... Read More »

Truecaller Priority Aims to Help E-Commerce Firms Complete Their Deliveries

HIGHLIGHTS Truecaller has partnered EKART, Flipkarts supply chain arm Truecaller users will know if a delivery call is being made Service will help users differentiate official calls from spam calls Mobile communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched ‘Truecaller Priority’ to aid last mile delivery in the e-commerce space. Truecaller says the new feature is available for all Android and iOS ... Read More »

New Spyware Detected Targeting Firms in Russia, China: Symantec

A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, US-based computer security firm Symantec said on Monday. The group, which has been active since at least October 2011 and could have links to a national intelligence agency, has been using an advanced piece of hidden malware identified by Symantec ... Read More »