Google has announced that its Grace Hopper subsea cable is now connected between the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Once on, the cable should improve Google's services.
Microsoft has announced that it's helping to expand the TEALS computer science program in more U.S. and Mexican schools. It also said TEALS has been translated to Spanish for the first time.
Amazon will pay the full tuition fee for roughly 750,000 workers who are enrolled in colleges. Other programs like GEDs, high school diplomas, and ESL proficiency certifications will also be covered.
Samsung has been offered tax breaks by Taylor city in Texas if it chooses to locate a new chip factory there. Construction could begin in Q1 2022 with chip production starting by Q4 2024.
NASA is working with Joby Aviation to test an eVTOL aircraft that could one day be used to ferry passengers around towns and cities by air. The testing will go on for several years.
Apple has announced a further $30 million of investment through its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help students and organizations tackle institutional racism in the U.S.
U.S. President Joe Biden has reportedly invited multiple big tech companies to the White House, purportedly to discuss cybersecurity matters. The meeting will apparently take place tomorrow.
As part of the US trying to become self-reliant in semiconductor manufacturing, Intel has secured an agreement with the Department of Defense to provide chip fabrication services with the government.
Microsoft has explained how it is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) to drive the adoption of Zero Trust models under a recent Presidential Executive Order.
The Department of Homeland Security has revealed that it is considering collaborating with external companies to detect and proactively responding to signs of violence and terrorism on social media.
Ecosia has announced that Tuesday's search efforts have funded 5,000 new trees in California and an additional 7,500 trees in Byron Bay, Australia, where forests struggle to regenerate naturally.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration has come up with new rules to deprive Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos of their astronaut titles. They could receive honorary awards though.
Ecosia has said that all searches on July 27 will generate revenue that will go to Australia, Brazil, and the U.S. to help tackle wildfires that are being exacerbated by rising global temperatures.
YouTube will begin to display notices on health videos in the United States to let you know whether they come from an authoritative source. This will help users decide which information to trust.
TikTok is going to replace its current content moderation system with a new process that relies heavily on algorithms. The system will be able to delete content right after it is uploaded.
John McAfee, famous for his antivirus company, has been found dead in a Barcelona prison after his extradition to the United States was approved. He was facing a long sentence for tax evasion.
The CDC has released a new Spanish-language text service for WhatsApp that can help people find out where they can be vaccinated. The tool also allows them to book a free ride to get the vaccine.
Members of Parliament in the UK have written to President Biden during his trip to the country asking him to drop the computer intrusion charges levelled against Julian Assange for his Wikileaks work.
Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing app, has filed to go public with the U.S. SEC. It's expected that the company will be publicly listed on the NYSE and Nasdaq as soon as July.
Amazon Music has received a new feature in the U.S. called DJ Mode which plays certain stations with added commentary to make the content feel more vibrant like actual DJ-hosted radio.
Google has announced that it is sharing anonymized user data aggregated at a zip code level with public health officials in the U.S. to aid in vaccine equity and distribution processes.
Microsoft is working with the U.S. Army on its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS). 120,000 headsets with HoloLens tech will be produced with on-field installation starting in September.
The U.S. DoJ has announced that it has seized $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin that had been paid to ransomware-as-a-service group DarkSide, which was involved in the Colonial Pipeline attack last month.
The U.S. will address ransomware attacks in a more centralized way according to internal documents seen by Reuters. Ransomware attacks are also being given a priority similar to terrorist attacks.
According to an internal memo, Huawei's founder and CEO wants to shift the company's focus from hardware products to software and services, in an attempt to lessen the impact of U.S. sanctions.
Uber has announced that those in the U.S. can get up to $25 off four trips to and from vaccination centers until July 4. President Biden is hoping 70% of people are fully vaccinated by that date.
After the company was labeled as a Chinese Communist Military Company back in January, the U.S. government has decided to let Xiaomi continue to receive American investments as usual.
Apple has announced $430 million in U.S. investments over the next five years. With this money, it hopes to create 20,000 new jobs, improve areas around the country, and invest in education.
Spotify is e-mailing premium users in some markets to let them know that prices will increase from April 30. Existing customers will start paying the new prices in June instead of May as a thank you.
Reports suggest President Biden will increase the capital gains tax to 39.6%. This has sent the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tumbling but it's too early to say what will happen next.
NortonLifeLock has released new data that suggests 330 million people in 10 countries were affected by cybercrime last year with 55 million people being affected by identity theft.
Facebook is making it easier for adults in the U.S. to find vaccine information. The firm is rolling out a feature that would pin state-specific information at the top of the News Feed.
Google has corrected rumours that stated the Pixel 5a 5G would be entirely scrapped due to chip shortages. Instead, the firm is going to bring the phone to the Japanese and U.S. markets alone.
PayPal has launched Checkout with Crypto, a new service that allows consumers in the United States to pay with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Merchants all over the world receive the money as fiat.
As previously hinted, Microsoft has announced financing plans for HoloLens 2 Development Edition in the United States. The 0% interest options go as low as $97.22/month for a three-year plan.
Facebook has completed the first phase of its Indiana fiber network. It will make data transfer between its data centers quicker and it will also help people in rural Indiana get faster internet.
Amazon and the NFL have signed a deal that will give Amazon Prime Video exclusive broadcast rights for several games. According to Amazon, this is a first for digital streaming in the United States.
Intel and DARPA have started a new project that will help the U.S. develop cutting edge ASIC chips domestically. They also aim to make the chips safe to manufacture in zero-trust environments.
Amazon has begun testing its Rivian-made electric vans in San Francisco. It said that it chose San Francisco because of the unique terrain and climate which should be a good test for the vehicles.
The United States Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Google's intention to get rid of traditional identifying cookies to make way for federated learning that groups users into cohorts.