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Ryzen Mobile vs Intel 8th Gen Core: AMD Levels the Playing Field

For the past several years, AMD has been an also-ran in the mobile-processor space. Though the company’s APUs (AMD’s name for CPUs) have powered many laptops, the chips have been limited to budget-minded, low-performance systems. However, with its new Ryzen Mobilechips, the company is finally taking the performance fight to Intel. AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors are designed ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Resurfaces, Still Upbeat on Delivering Handsets

HIGHLIGHTS Mohit Goel said that had govt been supportive, he’d have delivered units Freedom 251 maker’s MD was arrested in February this year He was later granted bail by the court Mohit Goel, the maker of the controversial Freedom 251 smartphone which became the talk of the town last year, resurfaced on Sunday, saying that if he gets support from the government, ... Read More »

Samsung to Chase Big M&A Deals on Three Fronts, Says Strategy Chief

Samsung Electronics’ $8 billion purchase of automotive and audio electronics company Harman has given the technology conglomerate confidence to chase more big deals, its strategy chief said on Friday. Young Sohn, the South Korean company’s Silicon Valley-based president and chief strategy officer, said he was keen for world’s top maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions to expand in automotive markets, digital health ... Read More »

Amazon Adopts Kubernetes Open Source Technology as Competition Heats Up

Amazon.com on Wednesday announced its adoption of Kubernetes, a popular open-source technology, in a sign of increased competition in the cloud computing business, which Amazon Web Services has long dominated. Kubernetes has emerged as a standard among companies as they build more applications on public clouds, the big computer data centers that are displacing traditional customer-owned computer systems. Earlier this year companies including Microsoft ... Read More »

Google Announces 4 New Indian Startups for Fresh ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ Batch

Google on Friday announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class. The shortlisted startups – BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops – will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers’ Launchpad Space in San Francisco in ... Read More »

Lyft Wins Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

US ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Lyft’s permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a self-driving car as a ride option in the ... Read More »

SenseTime Plans IPO, US R&D Centre as Early as 2018

HIGHLIGHTS SenseTime says it is planning an IPO next year Qualcomm recently invested in the Chinese company SenseTime says its R&D centre will help work with partners Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime Group, valued at more than $2 billion, is planning an IPO and aims to open a US research and development centre as early as next year, its founder ... Read More »

SHAREit Says It Has 1.2 Billion Users Worldwide

Popular mobile file sharing app SHAREit has achieved 1.2 billion user base worldwide. Starting with 100 million downloads in March 2014, SHAREit touched 1.2 billion users worldwide in a span of two-and-a-half years, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The app is available on Android, iOS, and Windows. “We are very proud and grateful to all our users globally. SHAREit is a popular ... Read More »

Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Launched, Based on 10nm FinFET Process

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung unveils the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC It is likely to debut on the company’s Galaxy S9 The chipset can be expected to feature on phones next year Samsung has announced a new flagship mobile processor in the Exynos 9 series, built on the 10nm process. As is traditional with such unveils, it can be expected that the ... Read More »

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday. The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme. “Motorola jumped back ... Read More »