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Apple and Amazon to ‘chip in funds’ with Foxconn to buy Toshiba’s memory business

7 Jun

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Toshiba’s financial troubles have pushed the technology giant to offload its NAND memory business to a third-party, even when it’s facing some amount of retaliation from its widely-known partner Western Digital (WD). The front runners for the acquisition of the complete (or majority stake) in the said division are Foxconn, Broadcom, and several others. This has driven the bid value to as high as $28 billion, as compared to the division’s $18 billion valuation. (more…)

Apple’s Siri speaker said to have already entered production, ahead of WWDC’17: Report

3 Jun

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Launching in competition to both Google Home and Amazon Echo, Apple’s long-rumored Siri speaker has finally entered the production stage, reports Bloomberg. It is currently being reported that the speaker can potentially be debuted at Cupertino’s annual WWDC’17 (Worldwide Developers Conference), which kicks off the coming Monday. (more…)

Apple could be working on a chip dedicated to AI services

30 May

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Apple is working on a chip that is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence. The report comes from Bloomberg, which also said that the chip will allow all the devices on Apple’s ecosystem, to get better at tasks that require a human level of intelligence.  The chip is being refereed to as the Apple Neural Engine, and it could boost the company’s efforts in facial recognition and speech recognition. (more…)

Apple Watch is the most reliable when it comes to measuring heart rate

27 May

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Standford University has recently come up with a brand new study that hails the Apple Watch as the best when it comes to the accuracy of modern fitness trackers. The study was conducted with a total of 60 participants and delivered judgment on the accuracy of fitness trackers with regards to measuring heart rate and calories burned. (more…)

Nokia and Apple sign patent license and business collaboration agreement, settle all litigation

26 May

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

In what should certainly be termed as ‘landmark’ in our ongoing technology business landscape, Apple and Nokia — two of the biggest names in Telecom equipment manufacturers — have announced that they have settled all their IP related litigation and have agreed a new multi-year patent license agreement. (more…)

Apple’s latest App Store policy change may see it face intense backlash in China

23 May

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Apple is already not performing exceptionally well in China and now it seems to have landed itself in hot waters once again. This time, however, Cupertino’s troubles do not pertain to slumping iPhone sales but the change in an App Store policy that has upset most Chinese social networking app makers. (more…)

Apple Awards Corning First Advanced Manufacturing Fund Investment

19 May

Apple has announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning’s 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment. (more…)

Joining Apple, Intel and Samsung also support FTC’s anti-trust lawsuit against Qualcomm

16 May

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Courtesy of Apple, most of its chipmaker or designers seem to be having a rough start in 2017. One of these names will have to be the leading American chipmaker, Qualcomm, who Cupertino is presently embroiled in an ongoing patent royalties payment battle with. (more…)

Apple Has Acquired Dark Data Startup Lattice Data for $200 Million

16 May

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Apple has made an interesting acquisition. The company has gone shopping and picked up Lattice Data, a company that uses an AI enabled reference engine and deploys it to turn unstructured data into structured. (more…)

Apple Has Purchased Battery Cell Life-Cycle Machines Developed by Tesla’s Research Partner

11 May

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Tesla’s battery research partner has announced that it has doubled the battery lifetime of Tesla products 4 years before due time. Apple appears to have been suitably impressed by the same and the company has now purchased machines that have been developed by the same firm. (more…)