Friday, May 14, 2021
All what’s digital
Add Your News
Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion -source
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The price being discussed could value Nuance at about $56 a share, the source said, adding that an agreement could be announced as soon as Monday.
Bloomberg News, which first reported the deal between Nuance and Microsoft, said bloom.bg/2Qgfm7e talks are ongoing and the discussions could still fall apart.
Burlington, Massachusetts-based Nuance whose voice recognition technology helped launch Apple Inc’s assistant Siri, makes software for sectors ranging from healthcare to the automotive industries.
The deal with Nuance would be Microsoft’s second-biggest deal, after its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016.
Microsoft and Nuance did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Bitcoin Won’t Leave Central Bankers in the Dust
Digital pounds, dollars and euros are years away, but radical changes in wholesale banking and settlement are coming sooner than you think.
Australian man Craig Wright who says he created bitcoin takes £4bn claim to London high court
Computer scientist demands 16 software developers give access to 111,000 bitcoins in case one defendant has called ‘bogus’
UK calls for international cybersecurity coalition
Britain on Wednesday hit out at countries including Russia, China, Iran and North Korea over cyberattacks, calling for a global effort to counter online threats.
Why everyone from Elon Musk to Janet Yellen is worried about bitcoin's energy usage
Elon Musk’s decision to stop Tesla from accepting bitcoin as payment has led to fresh scrutiny of the cryptocurrency’s environmental impact.
What happens when WhatsApp’s new terms start on 15 May?
Messaging app will begin to turn off features until users agree to Facebook’s updated terms of service
Italy Fines Google $123 Million For Abuse Of Dominant Position
"Through android and the app store Google Play, Google has a dominant position which allows it to control the reach app developers have on final users," the regulator said in a ...
Amazon to hire 75,000 workers and pay $100 bonus if they get Covid vaccine
Amazon is hiring 75,000 workers across its warehouse and delivery network in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday. The company will also offer a $100 bonus to new ware...
Coinbase revenue tripled from last quarter as crypto prices skyrocketed
Coinbase revenue tripled from last quarter, as the price cryptocurrencies took off in 2021.
Chinese driverless car company WeRide valued at $3.3 billion after fresh funding
Autonomous driving company WeRide has raised new funds valuing the company at $3.3 billion dollars.
Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom
The biggest oil pipeline company in USA, Colonial Pipeline, paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the compan...
U.S. Officials Investigating Crypto Exchange Binance Amid Market's Massive Boom
The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service have reportedly opened an investigation into the biggest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, heightening tensions in the larg...
Alibaba posts first operating loss as a public company following $2.8 billion antitrust fine
Alibaba posted its first operating loss as a public company in its fiscal fourth quarter as a massive antitrust fine it received last month weighed on its earnings, while revenu...
Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More
Tesla's CEO explained on Twitter that the reversal on accepting Bitcoin was prompted by concerns about the "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels" to mine the cryptocurrency.
German government ordered WhatsApp to prevent Facebook from collecting personal data. Facebook ignored it, as Germany can do nothing about it but make noise
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and “Freedom” of Information, or HmbBfDI, said Tuesday that it has issued an injunction that prevents Facebook from processing perso...
Inside The Cryptocurrency Revolution
Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurre...
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting
Twitter has launched a new "tip jar" feature that lets people send money to others on the social network.
Tech firms could face fines over harmful content in government's new online safety bill
The new internet bill is expected to come before parliament in the coming months.
Online safety bill ‘a recipe for censorship’, say campaigners
Proposals hand Ofcom the power to identify ‘lawful but harmful’ content and punish social networks that fail to remove it
Instagram adds option to show pronouns on profile
The social media platform rolls out the change in countries, including the UK, with people able to choose up to four pronouns.
Royal Mail to trial drones to deliver items from mainland UK to Isles of Scilly
If the trial succeeds, the technology could be used to support postal workers in delivering to remote areas in the UK.
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
French wine that spent more than a year in orbit on International Space Station could fetch $1m at auction
The wine, named Petrus 2000, was one of 12 bottles sent into space in November 2019 and tastes "delicious", experts say.
Amazon Wins European Union Court Appeal In Luxembourg Tax Case
The European Commission in 2017 accused Luxembourg of handing tax privileges to the internet retail giant that amounted to illegal state aid.
Computer Game Helps Health Workers Combat Covid Spread
Players of "Escape Covid-19" are guided through a series of scenarios that health workers at hospitals and long-term care facilities encounter on a daily basis.
PayPal Wants to Be a Lot More Than an Online Checkout Button
PayPal aims to be world’s next super app, akin to China’s Alipay and Tencent. ‘I think we have a chance,’ CEO Dan Schulman says in interview. PayPal is 20 years older but 90% sm...
Subscribe also to our WhatsApp channel:
Add Your News