Robots Threaten China’s ‘World’s Factory’ Status

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Companies worldwide are seeking to reduce their reliance on China for manufacturing and many are relocating their production to their home bases after robots began to replace human workforce. Continue reading 

Vulnerable ‘Security Backdoor’ Discovered in WhatsApp’s Encryption, Debunked as Being a Feature

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Widely popular messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has garnered immense praise for being one of the first to implement end-to-end encryption. On Friday, however, The Guardian has published a report to drag the company in the dirt due to the existence of a ‘security backdoor’ in its encryption mechanism. This caused tech and security enthusiasts to question the integrity of the claims and the messaging app. Continue reading 

Ps4 Owners, Prepare Yourself for an Upcoming Major Update

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By Dhruv Chopra, The Tech Portal

A pretty massive PlayStation 4 update, which will incidentally be the first large one since September 2016’s 4.00 update, is well on it’s way. Sony confirmed this update news just today in an official PlayStation Blog post, but didn’t share any details regarding the contents it’ll bring, only mentioning that it’s called 4.5 and will have some “improvements and new features.Continue reading 

Baidu Appoints Dr. Qi Lu as Group President and Chief Operating Officer

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Baidu, Inc. (“Baidu” or the “Company”), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced the appointment of Dr. Qi Lu as Baidu’s Group President and Chief Operating Officer, in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing and operations, effective immediately. Continue reading 

EverLight Focuses on IoT, Auto, and Fine-pitch Sectors with Positive LED Industry Outlook

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LED industry price war is nearing a cease-fire. LED packaging giant EverLight Chairman Robert Yeh was interviewed on January 12. He expressed, China’s San’an Optoelectronics raised price of LED chip. The price rise meant that the LED market’s economic outlook recovered. Continue reading 

Mobile Usage Hits Critical Mass, Social Apps Take Lions Share of Time Spent over Mobile

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

As per a recent report from Flurry Analytics, which is part of the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite, mobile usage has continued exhibiting signs of growth. However, the growth appeared to slow somewhat as the market appeared to be leaning towards maturity in 2016. Interestingly, 2016 was also the last year of the first decade since their conception, for mobile apps. Continue reading 

Samsung Partners with iQmetrix to Deliver Endless Aisle Kiosk

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Samsung, an innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions, has rolled out a 200-retail location endless aisle project with iQmetrix, a leading provider of interactive retail and retail management solutions. Continue reading 

TechNews Daily 2017.01.17

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This startup connects China’s LGBT community for marriages of convenience
We have seen many LGBT startups in China in the past years, such as Blued, Lesdo, and The L. Continue reading 

TSMC Registers Record High Revenues for 2016 with Slight Decline Expected for Q1 2017

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Leading wafer foundry TSMC held its investor conference on January 12, 2017. At the conference, Chairman Morris Chang unveiled TSMC’s revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 and net profits for the whole year. Continue reading 

Spotify the Top Non-Game App by Revenue, As the World Shifts Closer to Streaming

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

It’s time for certain companies to rejoice over their hard  work as Sensor Tower has released its new year-end reports detailing the top applications of the year gone by. The results clearly  reveal the mark left by streaming services as they acquire the title of the best app by revenue, outside of games.

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