The Trade Desk’s battle with Google is likely to grow in 2021

Andreas Milano

Ad tech giant The Trade Desk is taking greater control over how many advertisers buy digital ads.

The firm, which primarily sells ad agencies and some brands software that automates ad buying, is battling for market share with Google and Amazon over the tech tools that advertisers use.

And it’s likely to become an even bigger digital ad player this year as marketers adapt to the death of third-party cookies that are used to target ads and rise of retail media, where retailers like Walmart and Target sell ad space on their digital properties.

Two recent moves show how The

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House armed services leaders announce new subcommittee on cybersecurity

Andreas Milano

Feb. 3 (UPI) — A pair of House Democratics on Wednesday announced a new armed services subcommittee focused on cybersecurity and information technology.

House armed services committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., issued a joint statement announcing the formation of the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems.

“As technology continues to advance at an incredibly rapid rate — from artificial intelligence to biotechnology and everything in between — it is critical that the Armed Services Committee redoubles our efforts to bridge the gap between current capabilities and future requirements,” they wrote.

Smith and Langevin

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Apple Asks Developers to Return DTK Mac Minis in Exchange for $200 Credit Toward M1 Mac

Andreas Milano

Ahead of the release of the M1 Macs, Apple provided developers with a Developer Transition Kit that included a Mac mini equipped with an A12Z Bionic chip first used in the iPad Pro, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port.


These DTKs were offered up on a temporary basis to developers who paid $500 for access, and were aimed at giving developers a way to create Universal apps to prepare for the transition from Intel processors to Apple silicon chips.

Apple is now asking developers to return their Developer Transition Kits

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Congress wants to hear from the Mass. man at center of GameStop trading

Andreas Milano

Keith Gill, the Massachusetts resident whose use of social media helped fuel the frenzy in GameStop’s stock, has been asked to appear before a congressional panel looking into the trading phenomenon.

In an interview on the Cheddar News Channel, House Financial Services chair Maxine Waters said, “I want him here,” when asked about calling Gill to testify at the hearing scheduled for Feb. 18.

Gill, a 34-year-old former employee of Springfield-based MassMutual, has been pounding the table on behalf of the beleaguered video game retailer since 2019 on the Internet chat site Reddit and through YouTube videos. Known by the

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Renesas Expands Low-Power Industrial and IoT Applications Reach With New RA4M2 MCU Group in Arm Cortex-Based MCU Family

Andreas Milano

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021–

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the expansion of its RA4 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 12 new RA4M2 Group MCUs. The new devices deliver an exceptional combination of very low power consumption, high performance, and enhanced security features that positions them as ideal solutions for industrial and IoT applications.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005232/en/

RA4M2 MCUs Offer Lowest Active Power and 100 MHz Performance for IoT Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

The highly power-efficient RA4M2 Group offer a market-leading operating current of only 80

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Rivals DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Bing want top spot in Australia

Andreas Milano
  • Rival search engine operators are eyeing Google’s potential exit from Australia. 
  • Google threatened to quit Australia if the firm implements new regulation over payments to news providers.
  • Ecosia CEO Christian Kroll said of replacing Google in Australia: ‘Our servers could handle it.’ 
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Google’s rivals say they would be ready to replace the tech giant in Australia if it follows through on threats to shut down its search engine in the country.

Google’s dispute with the Australian government over new regulation reached boiling point last month, when Google MD for Australia and

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