Author: Andreas Milano

China’s antitrust push forces digital reinvention

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, speaks in front of a picture of SoftBank’s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

What’s left for Chinese internet companies deprived of the ability to leverage user data, offer subsidies or abuse market dominance? Days after fining Alibaba (9988.HK) a record $2.8 billion for anti-competitive behaviour, the antitrust watchdog has sent an ultimatum to dozens more, giving them a month to rectify behaviour and warning of severe consequences. Some companies can change easily. Others will have to find new

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Computer chip shortage, lingering COVID affects economic recovery

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you’re in the market for a new car, or an appliance or a new computer, be aware that the availability and price may be affected in the weeks to come. 

That’s because of a global shortage of those computer chips, which power all of those electronic components in our vehicles and devices. Some observers say it affects the supply chain and our national economy. 

Just like COVID affected factory production lines and supplies of big ticket items like appliances last spring and summer, now in part it’s responsible for a worldwide shortfall of those electronic brains

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PESA Taps Sara Kudrle to Lead Global Marketing Initiatives

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—PESA Switching Systems has named Sara Kudrle as the director of global marketing. In her new role, Kudrle will lead PESA’s marketing initiatives, increasing channel and sales activities.

“Sara Kudrle has a solid reputation in the video broadcast industry and is now showing her strengths in the federal government market,” said Howard Sutton, executive chairman of PESA. “We look forward to leveraging Sara’s experience and creativity as we expand the market footprint of our secure video, audio, USB and KVM distribution solution to the federal and state local government markets.”

Kudrle most recently brought back the original “cats”

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Verizon deploys 5G Business Internet in 21 more cities

The Business Internet offering leverages the Verizon 5G mmWave network

Verizon Business announced the expansion of its fixed-wireless connectivity offering 5G Business Internet to 21 new U.S. cities. As an alternative to cable internet, the offering leverages Verizon’s 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) network, referred to by the carrier as 5G Ultra Wideband, as the connectivity backbone.

“As 5G Business Internet scales into new cities, businesses of all sizes can gain access to the super-fast speeds, low latency and next-gen applications enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband, with no throttling or data limits,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. “We’ll continue to

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Gadget Battle: Samsung Galaxy F12 vs. Realme C25; A Smartphone Square Off

Samsung and Realme had both released the latest entry-level smartphone offering and these phones sure have what it takes to redefine the market.

The Realme C25 was released on Mar. 23 and the Samsung Galaxy F12, which was released on Apr. 12, may seem almost identical but both have something different to offer.

Samsung Galaxy F12 vs. Realme C25: A Quick Glance

For starters, the Samsung Galaxy F12 and Realme C25 are loaded with the latest Android 11 along with their individual UIs, namely the Samsung One UI 3.1 and the Realme UI 2.0.

Both also carry a 4GB RAM

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Editorial: Gatekeeping won’t solve the computer science department’s issues

To the concern of hundreds, if not thousands of prospective computer science majors, the UNC computer science department announced a new admissions process for the major last week, before rescinding the announcement less than 24 hours later. 

Following years of overcrowding in the department, this announcement seemed inevitable — and yet it was still surprising.

Prior to last week’s announcement, the department had resorted to several measures, including a new introductory sequence that split up some classes, and a new two-before-three policy that started in spring 2021.

The two-before-three system ensures that declared computer science majors are given the chance

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