SK Hynix to build four memory chip plants
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:34

SK Hynix to build four memory chip plants


Spending $107 billion

SK Hynix will spend $107 billion building four memory chip factories  in the hope of seeing off Chinese rivals.

Sony to increase chip engineer hires
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:31

Sony to increase chip engineer hires


Expanding chip operations

Sony is expanding its chip operations and will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years.

Apple to merge iPhone, iPad and Mac apps
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:28

Apple to merge iPhone, iPad and Mac apps


Even though it said users didn’t want it

Fruity cargo cult Apple is merging its iPhone and Mac Apps by 2021 despite previously saying users did not want it.

Nestle and Disney pull Youtube adverts
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:19

Nestle and Disney pull Youtube adverts


Kiddy porn crisis

Walt Disney and Nestle have pulled advertising spending from YouTube after a blogger detailed how comments on Google’s video site were being used to facilitate a “soft-core paedophilia ring.”

Verging on the silly
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:10

Verging on the silly


Verge made a terrible video and the parent company unleashed the lawyers on those who mocked

The parent company of the Verge magazine discovered the meaning of the Streisand effect after its lawyers issued copyright takedown requests for two YouTube videos that slammed a video.

Britain and Germany dismiss US Huawei scare stories
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There is no evidence of spying

It is starting to look like the US has been using its position as the lead spymaster of the West to plant fake scare stories against Huawei.

EU manages to make copyright directive even worse
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Final law is out

The EU has managed to ignore everyone and come up with a final copyright directive which is even worse than the drafts.

Case of the man who would not be a troll
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:06

Case of the man who would not be a troll

 

Even though a lot of people say he is

Inventor and ATL founder David Barcelou got so fed up with people labelling his firm a patent troll that he sued about a dozen individuals and organisations for libel in 2016.

SAP hiring again
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:49

SAP hiring again


Needs more expensive staff to do something but no one is sure what

The maker of expensive business software which is so esoteric few companies know what it actually does but insists they must have it is hiring staff.

Google rolls back ad-blocker autocracy
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:41

Google rolls back ad-blocker autocracy


Backtracking in the face of evidence

Google has rolled back plans to ban rival ad-blocking extensions from its Chrome software after it was revealed that its claims that they were a network hit proved bogus.