Jack Ma to donate $10 million to establish Africa Entrepreneur prize

Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has launched the Jack Ma Foundation ‘Netpreneur’ Prize, a program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs.  

FTC launching task force to monitor technology markets

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a task force dedicated to monitoring competition in U.S. technology markets.

Anthem Blue Cross joins AI for Health affiliation as founder member

Anthem Blue Cross is joining the AI for Health affiliation program as the initial founding member.

Indonesian tech company Tokopedia raises $1.1 billion

Indonesian technology company Tokopedia has raised $1.1 billion in a financing round.

IBM working on autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean

IBM has joined a global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, that are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.

IBM joins forces with Fraunhofer for quantum computing in Germany

IBM and the European applied research agency Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have inked an agreement to partner in the area of quantum computing.

Stratasys gets Pantone Validated designation

Stratasys has signed a new agreement with Pantone, which makes the 3D printing solutions provider officially designated as Pantone Validated.

Indian B2B commerce company Moglix raises $60 million

Moglix, an Indian B2B commerce company, has closed a Series D funding round of $60 million.

Global IT spending to reach $3.76 trillion in 2019: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.76 trillion in 2019, according to a  forecast by Gartner.

Spotify acquires SoundBetter

Spotify has acquired SoundBetter, a global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals.

Qualcomm launches $100M AI investment fund

Qualcomm has launched an AI Fund as part of its venture investment wing, and says will invest up to $100 million in AI startups.

Silver Lake invests $1B in Motorola Solutions

Silver Lake is making a new $1 billion investment in Motorola Solutions.

Samsung launches 1TB embedded universal flash storage

Samsung says it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in mobile phones.

Worldwide PC shipments grew 1.5% in second quarter of 2019, says Gartner

After two quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market grew 1.5% in the second quarter of 2019, says Gartner.

Facebook creating AI ethics research center with Technical University of Munich

Facebook has inked a partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to create an independent AI ethics research center.