Intel exiting 5G smartphone modem business

Intel is however assessing opportunities for 4G and 5G modems for other data centric devices. In a significant development, Intel Corp disclosed it was exiting the 5G smartphone modem business; it is however assessing opportunities for 4G and 5G modems for internet of things (IoT) devices, PCs, and other data-centric devices. “…in the smartphone modem…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy places Arabsat-6A communications satellite into space

The launch demonstrates SpaceX’s capability as well as Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial acumen. It will go a long way to garner lucrative satellite launch of military satellites, worth billions of dollars. In a significant development, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, lifted off from Florida in a key demonstration of Elon…

Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

U.S. buyout firm KKR and China Tencent Music Entertainment Group eyeing to purchase 50% stake in UMG

Tech-savvy KKR has prior experience in the music industry given its earlier deal with Bertelsmann; however negotiations with Vincent Bollore are expected to be tough, especially if KKR and Tencent push for a controlling stake. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group and U.S. buyout fund KKR are…

Britain’s Marks & Spencer gains online food delivery service market through JV with Ocado

Marks & Spencer has entered into a joint venture with online supermarket pioneer Ocado and has thus forayed into the online full delivery service market. On Wednesday, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed to form a joint venture with Ocado, an online supermarket pioneer. The development assumes significance since it would provide M&S…

Apple dismisses more than 200 people from its autonomous vehicles group

The changes are seen as a restructuring of leadership at Project Titan. On Thursday, as per a report from CNBC which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, Apple Inc has dismissed more than 200 employees from Project Titan, its autonomous vehicle group. The dismissals are seen, internally, as anticipated restructuring under the relatively…