Apple’s Q4 report: iPhone sales are down, but 2 billion active devices reached

Apple posted its financial report on the last three months of 2023, which is the first quarter of its fiscal year. Total revenue and sales are down on a yearly basis as supply chain issues limited inventory. The company highlighted some of the positives in the bleak scenario – it now has 2 billion devices […]

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Apple Now Has More Than Two Billion Active Devices Worldwide

There are more than two billion active iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices worldwide, Apple said today in the earnings report covering the first fiscal quarter of 2023. During the December quarter, we achieved a major milestone and are excited to report that we now have more than 2 billion active devices as part […]

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Microsoft may invest $10 billion into OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT

What you need to know Microsoft has potential plans to invest $10 billion into OpenAI, according to recent reports. The deal would see Microsoft receive 75% of OpenAI’s profits until Microsoft earned back its investment. Microsoft would then hold a 49% stake in OpenAI, though the conditions of the deal may not be finalized. Back […]

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You Don’t Need to Fear a World of Eight Billion Humans

On November 15, the 8 billionth person on the planet was born. Well, more or less. That was the date selected by United Nations demographers as the moment the world crossed its latest population milestone. The exact date is probably wrong—perhaps off by months or more—but there are roughly a billion more humans alive today than […]

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Microsoft announces 10-year deal with London Stock Exchange Group worth at least $2.8 billion

What you need to know Microsoft and the London Stock Exchange Group announced a 10-year partnership. As part of the agreement, the London Stock Exchange Group will migrate to the Microsoft Cloud and spend a minimum of $2.8 billion on cloud-related products and services. Microsoft will purchase approximately a 4% equity stake in the London […]

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Unlike Chrome, Microsoft Edge cares about RAM; sleeps 1.3 billion tabs in September

What you need to know Starting in September, Microsoft Edge 105 introduced the ability to sleep high-resource tabs. The feature only kicks in when your device’s memory is near the limit. In September, Edge put to sleep 1.3 billion tabs because of this reason. Because the tabs resume without reloading the page, everything seems faster. […]

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Tim Cook joins US leaders as TSMC announces $40 billion investment to produce chips in Arizona

On Tuesday, Apple CEO joined President Biden and Arizona officials, in a televised event on the site where TSMC is constructing a semiconductor-based manufacturing plant set to open in 2024. As Apple expands its relationship with TSMC, the new factory will begin to produce Apple silicon in the US. Back in 2021, TSMC initially announced […]

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Samsung to increase investment in Vietnam to $20 billion this year

Over the past few years, Vietnam has emerged as Samsung’s key production site. And shortly after South Korea and Vietnam announced their plans to build a “comprehensive strategic partnership” earlier this week, news surfaced on a new multi-billion dollar investment by Samsung. Likewise, LG intends to increase its investment in the country. Even though Samsung […]

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Loi de Moore, Intel vise un billion de transistors d’ici 2030

Lors de l’IEDM 2022, et à l’occasion du 75e anniversaire du transistor, Intel vise une nouvelle amélioration de la densité de 10x dans la technologie de packaging et utilise un nouveau matériau de seulement 3 atomes d’épaisseur pour faire progresser la mise à l’échelle du transistor. Ce qui est nouveau : Aujourd’hui, Intel a dévoilé […]

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Half a billion WhatsApp users potentially exposed to spam and scams

A database containing the phone numbers of one-quarter of all WhatsApp users was recently put up for sale on a hacking community forum. The seller claims that the database was recent and contained 487 million phone numbers belonging to active WhatsApp users in 84 countries. WhatsApp has a user base of around 2 billion, which […]

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The $6 Billion Shot at Making New Antibiotics

Dustin Brown, a slight, dark-haired guy who lives in southwest Indiana, is 36, married, and a stay-at-home dad. He never expected to achieve any of those milestones: wife, toddler son, moving away from his family in Kentucky. Not even adulthood. Brown has cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that clogs major organs with sticky, sludgy mucus […]

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Samsung sold products worth $1.77 billion in India in the last two months

Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone brand, has revealed that it sold products worth INR 14,400 crores (around $1.77 billion) in India in September and October 2022. The company sold a record number of smartphones during the festive period in India, making it the South Korean firm’s best Diwali sales period. Aditya Babbar, Samsung India’s Senior […]

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Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Plans to Build Second $12 Billion Arizona Factory

Apple chip supplier TSMC plans to build another fabrication plant in Arizona alongside the $12 billion factory it has already committed to in Phoenix, reports The Wall Street Journal. The second plant will be located north of Phoenix and investment is expected to be roughly similar to the $12 billion the company committed to in […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 crosses $1 billion in sales after 10 days

What you need to know Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 fully launched on Oct. 28, 2022.  In its first three days, the game crossed $800 million in launch sales.  Activision Blizzard shared that after 10 days, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has crossed $1 billion in launch sales.  The previous record holder for […]

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Elon Musk Completes $44 Billion Twitter Takeover, Fires Top Executives, and Makes Himself CEO

Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion takeover of Twitter and instated himself as CEO, just hours before a court-ordered deadline to buy the business expired, according to multiple reports. In a reference to Twitter’s logo, billionaire Musk tweeted “the bird is freed,” after reportedly firing several top executives, including the chief executive, Parag Agrawal. […]

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Samsung takes a hit as global semiconductor market loses $240 billion

The global semiconductor market is going through a tough time. The slowdown in demand and geopolitical challenges have contributed to a significant dent in the market’s value. Shares of leading semiconductor companies, including Samsung, continue to pressure downward. The export restrictions announced by the Biden administration last week have further complicated matters. These measures cut […]

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iPhone Exports From India Set to Double to $2.5 Billion YoY by March 2023

Apple’s iPhone exports from India have amounted to $1 billion in the five months since April, as the country makes headway in its bid to become a major electronics manufacturing hub for Apple (via Bloomberg). According to Bloomberg‘s sources, shipments of India-made iPhones to Europe and the Middle East are set to reach $2.5 billion […]

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Flipkart Big Billion Days sale offers 50% discount on Samsung phones

Samsung is the leading smartphone vendor in India, a lucrative emerging market for consumer electronics companies. Flipkart is one of the largest online marketplaces in the country and Samsung’s products are available on it. Customers in India can take advantage of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale to get up to a 50% discount on […]

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Artists react to Adobe buying Figma for $20 billion

What you need to know Adobe announced that it will purchase Figma in a deal worth approximately $20 billion. Figma is a web-based design platform that allows artists to collaborate online. Many artists and designers have expressed concern about the deal on social media. Adobe just announced an agreement to purchase Figma for $20 billion. […]

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Google loses appeal against EU, ordered to pay €4.1 billion fine

The General Court of the European Union confirmed Google was abusing its dominant position as an Android provider and fined it €4.1 billion. The decision is the latest development of the 2018 case when the EU Competition Commission fined the California-based company for bundling Android OS with Google services. The court upheld the charge that […]

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