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DARPA wants artificial intelligence that doesn’t forget everything it knows
Biological organisms are pretty good at navigating life’s unpredictability, but computers are embarrassingly bad at it. That’s the crux of a new military research program that aims to model artificially intelligent systems after the brains of living creatures.
Western Digital seeks arbitration in row over Toshiba’s $18 billion chip sale
Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba Corp (6502.T) from selling its chips arm without its consent, potentially derailing a much-needed capital injection for the Japanese conglomerate. California-based Western Digital is a long-standing joint venture partner in Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant in Japan.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Code
Let’s not bury the lede: Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to the 2017 Code conference and it is likely to be an epic interview. Fake news? Check! Email problems? Check! FBI controversy? Check! Russian hackers? Check! The impact of tech on jobs? Check! The state of our very divided union? Double check!!
China-Backed Fund Raises $500 Million for U.S. and EU Startups
A venture capital firm backed by the Chinese government is aiming to invest up to $500 million into U.S. and European technology startups. Silk Ventures, which has offices in Silicon Valley, London, Shenzhen, and Beijing, will put a particular focus on fintech, artificial intelligence, medical technologies and startups specializing in related sciences.
Oil Jumps With Commodity Currencies on Output Deal: Markets Wrap
Crude rallied on the prospect a deal to cut global supply will be extended, leading a broader advance across commodities and spurring the currencies of major exporters. Miners and energy shares gained in Europe as most other stocks fell.
Intellectual Property and Antitrust
Merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint are back on
T-Mobile US and Sprint have revived discussions of a potential merger between the two mobile carriers, according to Bloomberg. After their first attempt at a deal fell apart under the Obama administration and Tom Wheeler’s FCC, the two sides have been unable to hold talks for an extended period of time because of the recent spectrum auction, which T-Mobile dominated.
Telecom, Wireless and TV
As Streaming Services Amp Up, Not all TV Channels Make the Cut
The surge in cord-cutting has set off a race among media companies to be included in new “skinny” streaming bundles that are reshaping the American television landscape. Cord-cutting reached a record pace in the first quarter as consumers continue to ditch pricey pay-TV subscriptions and seek more online alternatives.
CBS affiliates’ OTT deal monetized on per-subscriber basis, but ad revenue possible
CBS affiliates’ new OTT deal with the broadcaster, which will expand local broadcast content access on Hulu’s live TV and YouTube TV, is currently being monetized based on the number of subscribers. Chris Cornelius, chairman of the CBS Affiliates Board and vice president of business development for Morgan Murphy Media, said the affiliates negotiated a per-subscriber rate for OTT services including Hulu and YouTube TV.
Nokia, Ericsson mark separate 5G trial milestones in Japan, South Korea
While Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI are talking about a 5G trial in a dense residential environment, Ericsson shared results of its 5G trials with KT in South Korea in preparation for 2018 Winter Olympics. Most recently, Nokia and KDDI announced a country-first trial simulating future 5G network demands, providing high-speed, 1 gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28 GHz band.
Mobile Technology and Social Media
Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars
As the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the public intensifies, two of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players are teaming up. Waymo, the self-driving car unit that operates under Google’s parent company, has signed a deal with the ride-hailing start-up Lyft, according to two people familiar with the agreement who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
SoftBank to Pump $5 Billion Into China’s Didi
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. is pledging to invest $5 billion in China’s leading ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, seeking to position itself in a key technology growth area. The investment would come during the current business year, according to an earnings filing on Wednesday, and local media reports on Friday.
Cybersecurity and Privacy
GSA partners with HackerOne for first federal civilian bug bounty
The General Services Administration will be the first federal civilian agency to engage in a bug bounty program. On May 9, GSA’s Technology Transformation Service and digital team 18F awarded HackerOne to be the agency’s “Software-as-a-Service bug-reporting platform,” which will reward independent researchers for their discovery of public-facing web vulnerabilities while giving the agency time to fix them before they’re made public, according an 18F blog post.
Monday morning blues as “Wannacry” hits at workweek’s start
The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the attack on Friday, some hospitals and doctors’ offices were still struggling to recover.
Bitcoin Faces More Scrutiny After Global Hack
In the wake of a global wave of cyberattacks that demanded payment in bitcoin, new attention is being focused once again on the digital currency’s role in hacking and illegal money movements. More than 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries were hit by a global cyberattack that crippled commerce, hospitals and government agencies over the weekend.
Opinions, Editorials and Perspectives
One of the most important lessons of the crippling ransomware crisis
The massive online attack on Friday that seized control of computers at hospitals, shipping firms and telecom companies around the world was totally preventable. With a few routine software updates, the security flaw linked to the attack, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry, could have been addressed by information technology administrators before it had a chance to do any damage.
How Google took over the classroom
The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop.
Mobile Encryption Market by Component (Solution and Services), Application (Disk Encryption, File/Folder Encryption, Communication Encryption, and Cloud Encryption), End-User Type, Deployment Type, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022
The mobile encryption market size is expected to grow from USD 761.4 Million in 2017 to USD 2,917.9 Million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.8%. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets across enterprises, need for stringent compliance and regulatory requirements, and increased concerns for data security and privacy issues are some of the factors fueling the growth of the mobile encryption market across the globe. The base year considered for this study is 2016 and the forecast period considered is 2017–2022.