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Samsung will make 7nm A12 chipsets for next year’s iPhone

The Investor has come across a new report that says that Samsung has just secured a deal with Apple. As per the deal, the South Korean giant would build the 7nm A12 chips for next year’s iPhone. This definitely is a good news for the company since it lost the deal for the Snapdragon 845 to TSMC. Interestingly, TSMC is ... Read More »

Bajaj Finserv consolidated net up 22% in first quarter

MUMBAI, JULY 19:   Bajaj Finserv, the holding company for the various financial services businesses of the Bajaj group, has reported a 22 per cent increase in consolidated net profit in the first quarter on the back of strong financial performance of subsidiaries Bajaj Finance (BFL) and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company (BAGIC). In the reporting quarter (Q1) ended June 30, ... Read More »

South teacher advocates for education

This article is part of a series on teachers spending time in the summer to enrich their knowledge for the benefit of their students. Many teachers in Grosse Pointe commit time in the summer to attending workshops and conferences to advance their knowledge in their particular subject areas. Jacqueline Shelson, a math teacher at Grosse Pointe South High School, has ... Read More »

US and China emerge from trade talks without agreement

The US and China have wrapped up contentious trade talks in Washington without agreement. The two sides did not issue a joint statement or action plan after the meeting and cancelled scheduled press conferences. The US was critical of China’s trade surplus and demanded “more fair” trade arrangements. Separately, US President Donald Trump indicated that tariffs on Chinese steel were ... Read More »

Amazon Whole Foods Deal Opposed by Retail Workers Union

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents retail workers, sent a letter to antitrust enforcers on Monday warning about the dangers of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods both to workers and consumers. The union, which does not represent Whole Foods employees but 800,00 clerks and other workers at other grocery chains, asked the Federal Trade Commission to carefully scrutinise the $13.7 billion dealbut ... Read More »

Google Quantum Computing Services Said to Be Available to Researchers

For years, Google has poured time and money into one of the most ambitious dreams of modern technology: building a working quantum computer. Now the company is thinking of ways to turn the project into a business. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has offered science labs and artificial intelligence researchers early access to its quantum machines over the internet in recent months. The goal is to ... Read More »

Charles Bachman, Database Management System Pioneer, Dies at 92

Charles W. Bachman, a software engineer whose creation of the first database management system helped popularise computers in the corporate world and earned him the highest honor in computer science, died July 13 at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was 92. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a daughter, Chandini Bachman. When Bachman joined General Electric in 1960, computers ... Read More »

NASA’s Langley Research Center Turns 100 Years Old

HIGHLIGHTS Langley engineers devised technologies for safer, faster air travel In 1958, Langley’s governing organisation, NACA, became NASA In 1976, Langley led the first successful US mission to Mars NASA’s Langley Research Center – a facility that changed the way how aeroplanes fly today and space is explored – has completed 100 years, the space agency said in a statement ... Read More »

Amazon, Flipkart Host Back to College Laptop Sales: Here Are the Top Offers

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon India has segregated laptops based on subjects Flipkart offers Rs. 15,000 off on exchange for the Surface Pro 4 Both websites offer No Cost EMI options on varied laptops Amazon India and Flipkart are both hosting Back to College laptop sales on their respective sites. Both the e-commerce verticals are offering different deals, exchange offers, and No Cost EMI options on ... 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 »