Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said documents being sought from Big Tech firms would enable the panel to move on its probe of whether they violated antitrust laws A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business […]

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel to approve guidelines for impeachment investigation hearings on President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad […]

How ants, bees, and fruit flies can be the next big buzz in artificial intelligence

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Space. The final frontier. And on Nov. 2, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into the vastness of interstellar space, following Voyager 1, which made the leap six years earlier. Since their launch in 1977, the two probes have traveled more than 11 billion miles across the solar system, lasting […]

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way

[ad_1] Brain-inspired Gaussian devices based on two-dimensional materials allow energy efficient and probabilistic computing. Credit: Saptarshi Das, Penn State While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization. Now, Penn State researchers have designed a 2-D […]

Amazon bets big on India with mega-office

[ad_1] Amazon’s new Indian headquarters opens as it makes a push into the vast market of 1.3 billion people, but where is faces stiff competition With 49 elevators moving a floor per second and zumba classes for its more than 15,000 employees, Amazon’s new Indian headquarters, its biggest building globally, matches its ambitions in a […]

Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term—and more power

[ad_1] European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks to journalists outside of the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The incoming president of the European Union’s powerful executive arm nominated Denmark’s Margrethe Vestager to the position of EU Commissioner for a Europe Fit For the Digital Age. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) The European Union’s […]

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

[ad_1] District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an […]

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

[ad_1] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 on an antitrust investigation of big tech companies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across […]

Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?

[ad_1] In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019 file photo, Heiko Roesch, head of body construction, walks besides the new electric ‘ID.3’ car body during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, […]