Samsung Q2 strong on server chip demand, smartphone cloud outlook

Samsung Q2 strong on server chip demand, smartphone cloud outlook

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Profit likely up 15% to 14.46 trillion won -Refinitiv SmartEstimate It would be the highest April-June profit since 2018 Second-quarter chip revenue likely soared 49%, analysts … Read more

Internet shutdowns in Sudan complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Internet shutdowns in Sudan complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Protesters carry a banner and national flags as they march against the recent Sudanese army takeover and ousting of the civilian government, in the streets of the capital Khartoum, Sudan, October 30, 2021. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Activists launch two days of civil disobedience Bothered by … Read more

It’s alive! How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

It’s alive!  How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

OAKLAND, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence chatbot company Replika, which offers its customers bespoke avatars that talk to and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost daily from users who think their online friend is sensitive. “We’re not talking about crazy people or people who have hallucinations or delusions,” … Read more

Asian stocks suffer a painful quarter, the dollar in poor health

Asian stocks suffer a painful quarter, the dollar in poor health

Men wearing protective face masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak use mobile phones in front of an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei Index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian scholarships: Nikkei skids 1.5%, Wall St futures fall 0.4% Japanese … Read more

After the killing of Hindus, police in northwest India ban public gatherings and suspend the internet

After the killing of Hindus, police in northwest India ban public gatherings and suspend the internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan have banned public gatherings and suspended internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being questioned by federal investigators … Read more

Tencent shares fall as Prosus/Naspers sell shares to fund buyouts

Tencent shares fall as Prosus/Naspers sell shares to fund buyouts

JOHANNESBURG/AMSTERDAM June 27 (Reuters) – Tech investor Prosus NV (PRX.AS)will leverage its huge stake in China’s Tencent to fund a stock buyback in itself and as the parent company of Naspers (NPNJn.J)the Dutch company said Monday, flipping shares of the Chinese tech giant. The move aims to close a gap between the market value of … Read more

Taliban demand release of funds frozen after deadly earthquake

Taliban demand release of funds frozen after deadly earthquake

The earthquake killed more than 1,000 people Sanctions and frozen central bank assets are curbing the flow of funding Taliban spokesman says relief must be prioritized KABUL, June 25 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban administration on Saturday called on international governments to roll back sanctions and lift the freeze on central bank assets following the earthquake … Read more

Russia Destroyed Satellite Internet in Ukraine – Western Officials

Russia Destroyed Satellite Internet in Ukraine – Western Officials

United States: a Russian hack aimed at disrupting Ukrainian communications UK: hack was ‘deliberate and malicious’ EU: Attack on Viasat caused “blind” blackouts Russia regularly denies carrying out cyberattacks NEWPORT, Wales, May 10 (Reuters) – Russia was behind a massive cyberattack on a satellite internet network that knocked tens of thousands of modems offline at … Read more

Markets cut inflation expectations as copper slides

Markets cut inflation expectations as copper slides

S&P futures up 0.7%, European stocks gain 0.82% MSCI global stocks eye 2.4% weekly rise Copper falls more than 7% over a week, oil down 3% German 10-year bond yields fall 5 basis points LONDON/SINGAPORE, June 24 (Reuters) – Global equities and benchmark U.S. bonds headed for their first weekly gain in a month on … Read more

Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

A man holds a laptop computer as cybercode is projected onto him in this illustrative photo taken May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Reuters) – Hacking tools from an Italian company have been used to spy on Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) and Android smartphones … Read more