Health Rounds: AI can improve the diagnosis of skin diseases, but prejudice linked to skin color remains – 02/08/2024 at 8:19 pm

((Automatic translation by Reuters, see disclaimer by Nancy Lapid Hello Health Rounds readers! Today we bring another example of a potential benefit of artificial intelligence: it can help doctors improve the diagnosis of skin diseases, but it does not necessarily reduce racial bias in diagnoses. We also highlight a potentially important discovery about the … Read more

Apple wins lawsuit filed by AliveCor over heart rate measurement apps for Apple Watch – 02/07/2024 at 01:16

((Automated translation from Reuters, see disclaimer by Jonathan Stempel Litter AAPL.O convinced a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Silicon Valley startup that accused it of illegally monopolizing the U.S. market for heart rate monitoring apps for its Apple Watch. Oakland (California) District Judge Jeffrey White ruled on Tuesday against AliveCor, … Read more

The value of the day in Paris – Cybersecurity: Thales finalizes acquisition of Imperva early – 04/12/2023 at 12:06 pm

(AOF) – Thales (-1.22% to 137.45 euros) finalized this Monday the acquisition of Imperva, when the operation was initially scheduled to come into effect at the beginning of 2024. This is a major turning point for the technology and defense group, which becomes one of the five global leaders in cybersecurity, with more than 5,800 … Read more

EXCLUSIVE-Google requests competition action against Microsoft in the British cloud computing market – 01/12/2023 at 02:11

(Adds paragraphs 9 and 10 of Microsoft comments) by Martin Coulter Google GOOGL.O asked the British competition regulator to take action against Microsoft MSFT.O saying its business practices put rivals at a significant disadvantage, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Microsoft and Amazon AMZN.O are under increasing scrutiny around the world due to their … Read more

Musk takes on the juicy pickup truck market with his new Cybertruck – 11/30/2023 at 5:34 am

Tesla Cybertruck, in Austin, in April 2022 (AFP/SUZANNE CORDEIRO) Faced with rivals already positioned in this market, Elon Musk wants to regain control with the launch, on Thursday, of Tesla’s first electric pick-up, a futuristic object that stands out in the automotive panorama. Four years after presenting the first images of his Cybertruck, the businessman … Read more

Microsoft will hold a non-voting observer position on the OpenAI board of directors – 11/30/2023 at 4:10 am

(Add Taylor’s comment in paragraph 5) by Akanksha Khushi, Sayantani Ghosh and Krystal Hu Microsoft will hold a non-voting observer position on OpenAI’s board of directors, CEO Sam Altman said in his first official letter since taking the helm of the company on Wednesday. The observer position means that the Microsoft representative can attend OpenAI … Read more

Cessna maker Textron cuts 725 jobs as part of restructuring plan – 11/29/2023 at 00:02

(Adds details about restructuring plan, context) Business jet manufacturer Textron TXT.N said on Tuesday it would cut 725 jobs as part of its restructuring plan to reduce operating expenses, sending its shares up more than 2% after the close of trading. The company said it would reduce jobs in its Industrial, Bell and Textron Systems … Read more

Wall Street ends on a strong rise, driven by technology – 11/10/2023 at 10:39 pm.

A Wall Street sign hanging in front of the New York Stock Exchange The New York Stock Exchange ended Friday buoyed by technology and growth stocks thanks to easing bond yields, ahead of a new indicator-rich week. The Dow Jones index gained 391.16 points (+1.15%) to 34,283.1 points. The broader S&P-500 posted its biggest closing … Read more

The British competition regulator acquires new legal power to attack big technology companies – 07/11/2023 at 12:48 pm

The UK’s competition regulator will gain legal powers to adapt rules for big tech companies such as Meta, Alphabet and Amazon to ensure they treat businesses and consumers fairly, in line with the King’s Speech, which sets out priorities from the government. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) created a specialist digital markets unit more … Read more

Nike sues New Balance and Skechers for patent infringement on sneaker technology – 7/11/2023 at 2:27 am

(Added New Balance comment to paragraph 4) by Blake Brittain Footwear giant Nike NKE.N filed federal lawsuits on Monday against rivals New Balance and Skechers SKX.N accusing them of infringing patents related to Nike’s technology for manufacturing athletic shoe uppers. The lawsuits claim that several New Balance athletic shoes and Skechers sneakers improperly use Nike’s … Read more