Microsoft expands cloud solutions for healthcare customers, acquires Nuance for $16 billion

In a statement Microsoft Corp said, it would acquire artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc for around $16 billion. The development sees Microsoft’s expands in the cloud solutions for healthcare customers. The deal comes in the wake of a 2019 partnership wherein both companies had partnered to automate clinical administrative work including…

Nissan-backed WeRide receives permit to test passenger vehicles on public roads in California

In a statement California’s Department of Motor Vehicles said autonomous driving startup WeRide has received a permit to test two passenger vehicles on California’s public roads without a safety driver. Nissan and Mitsubishi,backed WeRide, is also testing its driverless vehicle in China’s southern city of Guangzhou. Technology and automakers are investing billions of dollars in…

Microsoft’s Healthcare Push, To Acquire AI Firm Nuance Communications For $16B

United States based software giant Microsoft Corp will be acquiring artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc in a deal worth about $6 billion in cash, the company said on Monday. Analysts said that this is a part of the strategy of Microsoft to further its business in the area of cloud strategy…

Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup shows monkey playing Mind Pong

In a massive breakthrough, Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink released video footage showing a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology. The 3-minute video shows Pager, a male macaque with embedded chips on each side of its brain, playing ‘Mind Pong’ and controlling the paddle by simply thinking about moving…

Reports Of $20bn Acquisition Bid From British Fund CVC Confirmed By Japan’s Toshiba

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has confirmed recent reports of the company being made an offer of about $20bn for an acquisition by a British private equity fund. After confirming the bid by CVC Capital Partners that it got, trading in the stocks of the scandal hit firm was temporarily halted on Tokyo’s stock exchange. According to…

General Motors Co working on technology to slash EV battery costs

In a statement General Motors Co’s President Mark Reuss said, the company is testing a variety of battery chemistry technologies and manufacturing processes aimed at slashing the cost of future electric vehicle batteries and reducing its dependence on such price-sensitive metals including cobalt. While speaking at an investor conference, Reuss said “GM is experimenting with…

SK Hynix nears auto memory chip supply deal with Robert Bosch GmbH

In a report a South Korean newspaper said, SK Hynix Inc, the world’s second-largest memory chip maker, is close to signing a long-term deal to provide automotive memory chips to German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH. Both companies are negotiating for a 10 year or more auto memory chip supply chain, reported South Korea’s Maeil…