Full cloud-based Windows 10 is not too far away
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Microsoft's partnership with Citrix continues to expand


Earlier this month, expert Windows author and columnist Ed Bott recently pointed out that Microsoft is preparing to unleash “big changes” to the way the world’s most popular OS can be deployed to devices and systems very soon.

Foxconn saw revenue increases in March
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Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:41

Foxconn saw revenue increases in March


Still up 18 percent over February following iPhone order cuts


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer and third largest technology company by revenue, reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.69 billion in March 2017, an increase of nearly 18 percent over February and nearly 2 percent year-over-year.

ASUS goes weak at the knees
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 05:55

ASUS goes weak at the knees


Component shortages, exchange rates creating concerns for revenue


According to the latest Far East reports, Asustek is expected to experience a weak second quarter due to difficulties with its next-generation smartphones entering mass production, along with component shortages that continue to create rising cost pressure.

LeEco decides not to acquire Vizio
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:03

LeEco decides not to acquire Vizio


Companies expected to maintain a collaborative relationship


In a matter proceeding from the result of “regulatory headwinds” by Chinese regulators, LeEco has announced that it no longer intends to buy Irvine-based Vizio.

Intel collaborates with Preferred Networks on deep learning
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Seeks boost in performance, development and affordability of AI products


Last week, Intel said that it would begin collaborating with Japan based Preferred Networks (PFN) on the development of a Python-based deep learning framework to boost the performance, development and affordability of AI applications on the market.

OLED-based smartphones to surpass LCD models in 2018
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OLED market share increases to 40 percent this year

Organic light emitting diode panels in the smartphone market are expected to surpass LCD panels by 2018, according to LG Display senior executives during a keynote speech at Finetech Japan 2017 last week.

YouTube will not pay creators without reaching 10,000 views
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Cracking down on bad actors uploading existing content


YouTube has announced a sweeping change to its partner program on Thursday that will prevent content creators from receiving financial compensation until they hit at least 10,000 lifetime views on their channels, according to a company blog post.

Acer launches 21-inch Predator X notebook
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 23:17

Acer launches 21-inch Predator X notebook


With a price close to five figures

On Thursday, Acer Taiwan officially released the latest design in its line of professional gaming notebook products, this time without holding back any strings on screen size or portability.

Foxconn made record profits in Q4 2016
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:47

Foxconn made record profits in Q4 2016


Company seeks to increase focus on high-margin components

Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer and third largest technology company by revenue, reported net profits of NT$68.766 billion ($2.17 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016, its highest ever quarterly level since being founded in February 1974.

Apple developing "Pro" display
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:06

Apple developing "Pro" display


Details under wraps, will not be shipping this year


During a low-key Mac Pro refresh announcement among a handful of journalists in a white building near its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday, Apple mentioned details on a new company-branded “Pro” display lineup to accompany its iMac and top-end workstations.