iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times.
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AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, bringing together global media and entertainment leaders Warner Bros., HBO and Turner with AT&T’s leadership in technology and its video, mobile and broadband customer relationships.
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Facebook and Snap both filed motions last week to have the patents behind BlackBerry's patent infringement suit invalidated and thrown out. Both companies motions seek to have their respective cases dismissed on the grounds the four patents cited by BlackBerry in its complaints were invalid for use in court.
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BlackBerry will hold the 2018 Annual BlackBerry Security Summit event in London and New York to address the current situation and trends in secure enterprise mobility.
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Sequans Communications has announced that Verizon has certified its Monarch SiP all-in-one, LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity solution. Monarch SiP (system-in-package) integrates Sequans’ Monarch LTE baseband platform with an RF front-end module in the world’s smallest form factor.
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Zia Consulting announced today that it will participate in and sponsor three stops of the BlackBerry Secure World Tour 2018, the premier industry event for business leaders to gain insights into the hyperconnected world of people, enterprises, assets, and infrastructure.
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T-Mobile US and Sprint today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.10256 T-Mobile shares for each Sprint share or the equivalent of 9.75 Sprint shares for each T-Mobile US share.
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A US federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay a total of $502.6 million to VirnetX for infringing on patents for secure communications after a protracted legal battle that has dragged on for eight years.
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Sprint today announced it will offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front.
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BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Snap Inc. SImilar to the companies lawsuit against Facebook last month, BlackBerry says that Snap has infringed on intellectual property, including innovations on real-time activity location for maps, message notification techniques and methods for integrating advertising on mobile devices.
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Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung Design Innovation Center (SDIC), a design lab dedicated to the integration of disruptive user-experiences to product design, in San Francisco, California. Dr. Federico Casalegno, an associate professor of the practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Due to the fact that US Congress has now made clear that a U.S. search warrant covers emails stored overseas, the US Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to moot a case involving a data demand issued to Microsoft for a drug-trafficking suspect’s emails held in Ireland.
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A US federal appeals court ruled Google violated copyright laws by using Oracle's software when developing its Android mobile platform. Judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Google's unauthorized use of 37 packages of Oracle's open-source Java application programming interface, or API, was unfair as a matter of law.
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Back in March of 2015, BlackBerry won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing it of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting a misleadingly upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. However, after the plaintiffs submitted an amended lawsuit, over statements related to blackberry 10, a US Judge has rejected BlackBerry's request to dismiss the amended lawsuit.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former chief information officer of a U.S. business unit of Equifax with insider trading in advance of the company’s September 2017 announcement about a massive data breach that exposed the social security numbers and other personal information of about 148 million U.S. customers.
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Apple today announced it will host its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 4 through June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center. Every year, WWDC provides an opportunity for millions of developers to learn more about how to create new experiences across Apple's platforms.
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Donald Trump has blocked Broadcom's $142bn (£102m) takeover of US rival Qualcomm, killing the biggest technology deal ever under the assertion that it would be a threat to U.S. national security. In an order issued on Monday evening, the US president said there was "credible evidence" that led him to believe that, in buying Qualcomm, Broadcom "might take action that that threatens to impair the national security of the United States".
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Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman has announced that she will be introducing the California Right to Repair Actt, joining 17 other US states with similar legislation on the table. The legislation would require manufacturers of electronics to make diagnostic and repair information, as well as equipment or service parts, available to product owners and to independent repair shops.