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Game Workers Unite org calls for Activision CEO’s job after layoffs

Game Workers Unite org calls for Activision CEO’s job after layoffs

A game-unionization organization is trying to start the #FireBobbyKotick campaign on social media. Activision laid off 800 workers amid record revenues.
Activision Blizzard cuts 8% of jobs amid ‘best’ financial results

Activision Blizzard cuts 8% of jobs amid ‘best’ financial results

Activision set a new record for revenue, but it is cutting jobs. The company wants to put more resources into making games, so it is laying off people.
Apple is reportedly planning its own 5G modems — but is it too late?

Apple is reportedly planning its own 5G modems — but is it too late?

Starting 5G modem development in 2019 would put Apple far behind chipmakers with years of modem design and manufacturing expertise.
What happens to Apple’s stores when Angela Ahrendts leaves?

What happens to Apple’s stores when Angela Ahrendts leaves?

Since Apple's respected retail chief is leaving, the future of the company's boutique-like shops has suddenly become unclear.
Microsoft rebrands in-house game devs as Xbox Game Studios

Microsoft rebrands in-house game devs as Xbox Game Studios

Microsoft has rebranded its in-house game studios, formerly known as Microsoft Studios, as Xbox Game Studios. The 13 studios are now part of one group.
Apple’s Q1 2019 earnings call: iPhone revenues fell 15% despite 19% growth elsewhere

Apple’s Q1 2019 earnings call: iPhone revenues fell 15% despite 19% growth elsewhere

Despite strong earnings, Apple sunk its stock last quarter during a conference call by saying it won't disclose unit sales. What will happen this call?
In India, Amazon and Walmart face off against the country’s richest man

In India, Amazon and Walmart face off against the country’s richest man

Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart have a new rival to fight to win a slice of India's booming ecommerce market: Mukesh Ambani, the nation's richest man.
Sony’s Shawn Layden is skipping E3, but he’ll speak at the DICE Summit

Sony’s Shawn Layden is skipping E3, but he’ll speak at the DICE Summit

Sony's Shawn Layden will deliver a keynote speech at the elite video game conference, the DICE Summit, in Las Vegas in February.
Samsung’s Bixby is now talking Google apps

Samsung’s Bixby is now talking Google apps

Samsung announced at the 2019 CES conference that its voice assistant, Bixby, will gain access to Google apps.
Synaptics’ new chips enable smarter voice-based home hubs and appliances

Synaptics’ new chips enable smarter voice-based home hubs and appliances

Touchscreen sensor maker Synaptics has unveiled a new family of AS3xx chips that enable a wide variety of voice-enabled smart home hubs and appliances.
Huawei sales soared 21% in 2018, even as threats of bans continued

Huawei sales soared 21% in 2018, even as threats of bans continued

This year may not have been the international breakthrough Huawei executives wanted, but it still turned out to be pretty darn good.
Heartland Tech Weekly: What Middle America’s startups need to grow in 2019

Heartland Tech Weekly: What Middle America’s startups need to grow in 2019

With Amazon, Apple, and Google skipping over the Heartland for major office expansions in 2018, here's what midsized cities should prioritize next year.
Apple will build $1 billion campus in Austin amid ongoing U.S. hiring spree

Apple will build $1 billion campus in Austin amid ongoing U.S. hiring spree

Apple announced it will spend $1 billion on a new campus in North Austin while also opening new offices in Seattle and Southern California.
Apple Pay launches in Germany

Apple Pay launches in Germany

Apple Pay has launch in Germany, four years after its rollout kicked off in the U.S. Google Pay launched in Germany earlier in 2018.
DigiLens raises funding for holographic AR displays from Niantic and Mitsubishi Chemical

DigiLens raises funding for holographic AR displays from Niantic and Mitsubishi Chemical

DigiLens has raised a new round of funding from Pokemon Go maker Niantic and Mitsubishi Chemical's Diamond Edge Ventures for holographic waveguide displays.
Logitech ends Plantronics acquisition talks

Logitech ends Plantronics acquisition talks

Logitech has ended discussions to acquire headphones company Plantronics, a deal that was estimated to be worth more than $3 billion.
Logitech wants to acquire headphone maker Plantronics for over $2 billion

Logitech wants to acquire headphone maker Plantronics for over $2 billion

Logitech, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets.
Apple pursues Qualcomm chip engineers as modem legal battle deepens

Apple pursues Qualcomm chip engineers as modem legal battle deepens

Looking to take the reins on wireless and AI chip designs, Apple is now hiring engineers in San Diego, the stomping grounds of its one-time modem supplier.
Walmart’s Indian venture Flipkart loses CEO after misconduct probe

Walmart’s Indian venture Flipkart loses CEO after misconduct probe

The CEO and cofounder of Walmart’s Indian venture Flipkart, Binny Bansal, has resigned following a probe into serious personal misconduct.
Apple Face ID supplier slashes revenue forecast, citing weak demand

Apple Face ID supplier slashes revenue forecast, citing weak demand

Apple shares fell as the main supplier for its Face ID technology, Lumentum Holdings, slashed revenue and profit forecasts.