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Samsung Dominates Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2017, Says Gartner

With 22.3 percent market share, Samsung pipped Appleto grab the top spot in the global smartphone sales to end users (by vendor) in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Apple registered a distant 11.9 percent market share while Huawei 9.5 percent at third spot as the global smartphone sales reached 383 million units in the third quarter. In the ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Buzzing Sound to Be Fixed in an Upcoming Update, Says Company

Google’s latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, have been under fire from consumer complaints. The company, however, has been attempting to acknowledge the issues steadily, and has been prompt. A Pixel 2 issue, where users reported hearing a faint “buzzing sound” when the device was placed near their ears during a phone call, is finally being fixed. The company has ... Read More »

Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power consumption even as it takes up to 10 percent less area compared to 10LPP. Even as 8nm Low Power Plus will serve as a stop gap solution to Samsung ... Read More »

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did not say when he left ... Read More »

India’s national internet registry breached, but says heist was trivial

Indian antivirus and endpoint vendor Seqrite claims the nation’s internet registry has suffered a data breach, but the registry’s parent organisation says while it was attacked the information obtained was trivial. Seqrite says its researchers noticed “an advertisement on DarkNet announcing secret access to the servers and database dump of over 6000 Indian businesses – ISPs, Government and private organisations.” ... Read More »

Sophos Says India Has Talent, Tools Yet Can’t Tackle Big Cyber-Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS Despite having talent and resources, India fails to curb some cybercrimes Sophos’ Shier shared India has well-trained, educated IT fraternity Few Indian firms were recently affected by WannaCry, Petya ransomwares India has a talented workforce and access to all the tools to safeguard its systems against data breaches, yet the country is unprepared to handle a massive cyber-attack like ... Read More »

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 »

Danish Says Corruption Holding Back Growth In Education

Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said that corruption within the Ministry of Education (MoE) has been holding back development in the sector and reiterated government’s strong resolve to combat corruption at all levels. Corruption and misuse of authority have sneaked into the academic sector, he said. He said that Afghanistan was one of the country’s with the highest ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Has the Best Smartphone Display Ever Tested, Says DisplayMate

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s display is the brightest yet The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a record 1,200 nits of brightness DisplayMate said that Galaxy Note 8 has almost 3K resolution Samsung once again grabbed thousands of eyeballs when it unveiled its second flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 last week. The Galaxy Note 8 features a stunning 6.3-inch super AMOLED QHD+ display with ... Read More »

Bankruptcy code can help deepen bond markets, says Ajay Tyagi

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) chairman Ajay Tyagi on Saturday said the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will help boost investor confidence and encourage fund flows into the corporate bonds market, while addressing a CII conference on insolvency and bankruptcy. “From an investors’ standpoint, an effective and robust bankruptcy regime is important for developing the corporate bonds market. ... Read More »