This Week In Tech – Dec 13th 2020

This week there’s been lots of Uber news, the DOJ sued Facebook for antitrust and, Disney held their investors’ day where they talked a lot about their streaming strategy. Also, The Game Awards took place on Thursday and more in the Other News section. Uber News Over the last week, Uber announced that they sold off their Self-Driving car division and Joby Aviation. Both were very complicated deals that involved Uber acquiring stock in the companies that the divisions were sold to. I highly suggest reading the source articles I used to get a better idea about these deals. Facebook … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Dec 13th 2020

This Week In Tech – Dec 6th 2020

This week there were a couple of major acquisitions, the Brazilian Government suffered a data breach, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 888 chip and more in the other news section. Acquisitions On Monday, Facebook announced that they are going to be acquiring PRM startup Kustomer. The details of this acquisition haven;t been announced so price and other details are unknown. This one is kind of surprising because of the antitrust investigation into Facebook. But that’s not the biggest acquisition announced this week, Salesforce announced that they are acquiring Slack for $27.7 billion. Slack will become part of Salesforce Customer 360. Brazil … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Dec 6th 2020

This Week In Tech – Nov 1, 2020

Firstly, I intended to write an article last week because I did not have time. Last week the US Department of Justice sued Google for anti-trust. Experts and journalists think that the suit was rushed and that it did not do a good job of establishing the problems that it focuses on search instead of advertising. They talk about business deals like Google paying Apple and Mozilla to be the default search engine on their given platforms. I agree, Big Tech should be dealt with, but I don’t think that anti-trust/monopoly law is how to deal with it. I plan … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Nov 1, 2020

This Week In Tech – May 31 2020

This weeks article won’t be that long because this weekend I’ve been focusing on SpaceX DM-2. I plan to write a full article on it. This week Trump and Twitter get into a mess, Trump signs an Executive Order regarding social media companies, there will be a PS4 event on Monday, Starlink signs with the US Army and, more in the Other News section. DM-2 It’s been a big week in space this week, after being scrubbed on Wednesday SpaceX and NASA successfully launched DM-2 yesterday. This was a milestone mission because it was the first manned commercial crew mission. … Continue reading This Week In Tech – May 31 2020

This Week In Tech – May 9, 2020

This week Apple announced an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro, 2 major acquisitions happened this week, Microsoft held a Hardware event, Facebook announced half of their security oversight board and, the California AG sues Uber and Lyft. Also, Google pivots messaging strategy and Google shutters Sidewalk Labs. New MacBook Pro On Monday, Apple announced a new version of the MacBook Pro. It’s currently available in a 15-Inch variant. It has an A13X processor, starts at 16GB of RAM and 256 GB (up to 1TB in the standard configuration and a max of 4TB). It also loses that Butterfly keyboard for the … Continue reading This Week In Tech – May 9, 2020

This Week In Tech – May 3, 2020

This week a vulnerability was discovered in 28 antivirus programs, the Oscars announced new guidelines for streaming films to qualify, a US Senator is pushing for a criminal antitrust investigation into Amazon, NASA announces commercial moon lander and, ICANN makes a decision about .org. Like every week there’s more in the Other News section and an update on Let’s Talk Tech. symlink bugs found in 28 antivirus apps On Sunday, security researchers from RACK911 Labs announced in a report that they discovered a symlink vulnerability in 28 antivirus apps. The vulnerability allows attackers to delete files required by antivirus software … Continue reading This Week In Tech – May 3, 2020

This Week In Tech – April 28, 2020

Australia makes Facebook, Google and, others pay for news content, Apple Watch turns 5 years old, Motorola Hardware Event and, the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30. Like every week there’s more in the Other News section and an update on Let’s Talk Tech. Australia On Monday the government of Australia passed a regulation requiring Google and Facebook to pay local publishers to show snippets of the publisher’s articles that are shown in search, The idea isn’t new, in 2014 Google stopped offering Google News in Spain because of similar legislation. Both FB and Google released statements saying that they believe … Continue reading This Week In Tech – April 28, 2020

This Week In Tech – April 12 2020

I accidentally left this post unpublished it was meant to go up midday yesterday. This week Boeing decided to re-fly Starliner, Quibi launched, Sony showed off the controller for the PS5 and, you can get a free trial of Stadia. Also, Rocket Lab conducts a recovery test, there’s new Zoom news and, Apple and Google team up on contact-tracing tech. Like every week there‚Äôs more in the Other News section and the Interesting Things of the Week. Starliner In a press release on Monday, Boeing announced that they are going to re-fly an uncrewed test flight of Starliner. This is … Continue reading This Week In Tech – April 12 2020