Japan is preparing for a surge in demand for new phone numbers by expanding the maximum number of digits from 11 to 14, writes Jeremy Horwitz. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/15/japan-plans-for-10-billion-5g-devices-by-adding-14-digit-phone-numbers/
Intel's senior vice president and head of Mobileye, Amnon Shashua, has unveiled new research for capabilities of deep learning, and also offers a way forward for computing some commonly intractable problems...
Firms that promised high-tech ransomware solutions almost always just pay the hackers, writes Renee Dudley and Jeff Kao. Here is the link: https://features.propublica.org/ransomware/ransomware-attack-data-recovery-firms-paying-hackers/
Foxconn still hasn’t done anything with the buildings it bought in Wisconsin, writes Josh Dzieza. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/13/18565408/foxconn-wisconsin-innovation-centers-factories-empty-tax-subsidy
Shares of Uber (UBER) fell nearly 11% for the day following a dismal debut Friday, writes Paul R. La Monica. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/13/investing/uber-stock/index.html
In its presentation to investors, Slack said it's in a strong position to replace email and integrate with other software applications, writes Michael Sheetz. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/05/13/slack-releases-new-financials-ahead-of-investor-day.html
Why Uber’s biggest shareholder, SoftBank, is so important to understanding Silicon Valley today, writes Theodore Schleifer. Here is the link: https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/10/18563267/softbank-vision-fund-explainer-uber-wework-slack-ipo
On Tuesday, the CIA announced its own Tor "onion service," so that people around the world can browse the agency's website anonymously, writes Lily Hay Newman. Here is the link: https://www.wired.com/story/cia-sets-up-shop-on-tor/
Paul Sawyers does a quick recap of everything Google revealed at I/O 2019. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/08/everything-google-announced-at-i-o-2019/
A tough, new enforcement regime is becoming a geopolitical minefield for venture capitalists and startups, writes Theodore Schleifer. Here is the link: https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/1/18511540/silicon-valley-foreign-money-china-saudi-arabia-cfius-firrma-geopolitics-venture-capital
There are a number of benefits to operating a so-called “distributed workforce", writes Paul Sawyers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/03/stripes-remote-engineering-hub-shows-how-distributed-workforces-can-thrive/
The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s request to fly a large swath of its future internet-beaming satellites at a lower orbit than originally planned, writes Loren Grush.
Amazon is reportedly undercutting market prices from 26 to 33 percent. The company incurs ~$28 billion per year as shipping expenses, writes John Hampstead. Here is the link: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/breaking-amazons-digital-freight-brokerage-platform-goes-live
As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks, writes Caroline Haskins. Here is the link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pajbj8/slack-warns-investors-its-a-target-for-nation-state-hacking
The National Security Agency (NSA) has formally recommended that the White House drop the phone surveillance program that collects information about millions of US phone calls and text messages, writes Rachel...