Apple tells court Qualcomm chip licenses are invalid

Apple Inc broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm Inc, arguing to a U.S. federal court that license agreements that secure the chip maker a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid. If successful, Apple’s attack would undermine a core tenet of Qualcomm’s business model. Apple sued San Diego-based Qualcomm in January, saying the chip maker…

International Banker Analyses Bitcoin’s Recent Fall

Bitcoin’s Recent Correction On Thursday, all the top 25 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, experienced a huge price fall. The average value drop exceeded ten percent in almost all cases. Both Ethereum’s and bitcoin’s market cap fell by billions of dollars, with BTC dropping to $37.4 billion and ETH to $28.9 billion. However, one day…

WWDC2017: Apple gets serious about AI

From machine learning, virtual and augmented reality to new products and apps, Apple embraces artificial intelligence like never before, writes Izwan Ismail. THE days of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are finally here. Gadgets understand you and offer things related to you or based on your liking. This is Apple’s message at the Worldwide…

Uber becomes a cautionary tale for startups

Uber’s day of reckoning has arrived — and with it perhaps a moment of truth for all technology startups. Uber unveiled sweeping recommendations on Tuesday following a months-long investigation into its corporate culture. At the same time, CEO Travis Kalanick stepped aside indefinitely to grieve for his mother and to work on improving leadership at…

Life in the People’s Republic of WeChat

I’ve had WeChat on my phone since a vacation to Beijing last year, when friends there essentially ordered me to download it. More than 760 million people use it regularly worldwide; it’s basically how people in China communicate now. It’s actually a lot of trouble not to use WeChat when you’re there, and socially weird,…

E3 2017: Sales of PlayStation 4 top 60 million

LOS ANGELES — Sales of the PlayStation 4 topped 60 million, Sony announced Monday following an event showcasing the console’s next wave of games launching this holiday and beyond. Sony used its media event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo — the video game industry showcase, which officially opens Tuesday — to focus solely on…