North Korean hackers targeting global financial institutions: U.S. Govt cyber alert

In a significant development, the U.S. government has issued a warning saying, North Korean hackers are increasingly targeting banks around the globe for fraudulent money transfers; they are also targeting ATMs to illegally withdraw cash. The technical cyber security alert was jointly given by four different federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and FBI. They…

China’s coronavirus threatens mobile phone industry: Qualcomm’s CFO

The coronavirus outbreak in China poses a potential threat to the mobile phone industry, said Qualcomm Inc while adding that it is likely to impact its manufacturing and sales. These comments by Qualcomm, the world’s biggest supplier of “modem” chips has resulted in the tumbling of chip stocks despite signs that an industry downturn was…

Hyundai unveils its first SUV in overseas premium push

On Wednesday, Hyundai Motor Co unveiled its first sport-utility vehicle (SUV) under its Genesis brand in a move aimed at increasing its footprint in overseas markets, said analysts. Genesis, spun off in 2015, is an initiative of Hyundai Motor Group heir-apparent Euisun Chung, is aimed at revamping Hyundai’s image as an automaker which makes cost…

U.S. consumers prefer shopping online reveals shopping data from Mastercard

As per a report by Mastercard Inc, e-commerce sales saw record highs this shopping season in the United States, with U.S. shoppers preferring online sales to their brick-and-mortar counterpart. For retailers, the holiday shopping season is a crucial period for which can account for up to 40% of annual sales. This year, Thanksgiving, which traditionally…

Amazon.com contests Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing award to Microsoft

In a statement Amazon.com Inc disclosed it is contesting the Pentagon’s award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp. Amazon.com has expressed concerns that politics may have got in the way of a fair contracting process. Last Friday, Amazon.com had filed a notice that it will formally resist the decision…

Fitbit’s Versa 2 smartwatch is a serious competitor against Apple’s smartwatch

Fitbit’s latest feature packed Versa 2 beats the majority of its competitor on the battery life feature alone since it can last upto 5 days against Apple’s smartwatch 2 days. With Fitbit Inc launching the Versa 2, which features Amazon.com’s voice assistant Alexa, ability to make online payments and store music, its shares surged by…

Launch of Huawei’s 5G compatible flagship Mate 30 smartphone clouded by lack of Android as its OS

In recent years, Huawei has shot up surprising fast into the global smartphone business. A U.S. ban citing theft of intellectual property and being a threat to U.S. national security has however crippled its sales outside China. On September 18 Huawei Technologies plans to launch its new Mate 30 line of smartphones in Munich, said…