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.
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.
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.
Zoom has agreed to pay $86 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. The allegations included breach of customer data privacy and poor security standards that allowed zoombombing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildly popular video streaming platform YouTube launched a miniature video sharing feature called Shorts in India last year in September. Today YouTube brought the feature in beta to the U.S.
Apple has updated its Maps to show over 20,000 COVID-19 vaccination locations in the US. Healthcare providers not included in the current rollout have the option of registering with Apple as well.
AT&T has announced that customer on older unlimited wireless plans will be able to use the firm's 5G and 5G+ networks. It said the move was to show appreciation to long-term customers.
Snap Inc and Oxford Economics have released a new report which says Gen Z will drive the economic recovery thank to their aptitude with technology. It said they'll also adopt AR first.
The US Department of Justice has indicted John McAfee over cryptocurrency fraud. It said the businessman was involved in a pump-and-dump scheme on Twitter. He's currently detained in Spain.
The private search engine Startpage has released findings from a study it carried out about online privacy. While many in the U.S. care about privacy, a large number don't switch services or tools.
Microsoft has publicly announced that it is suspending PAC donations, because 20% of its donations in the past four years went to Congress members who voted against the Electoral College.
Huawei is being dealt another blow by the United States government, as reports indicate existing licenses have been revoked, making it harder for te company to source materials for its devices.
The Brazilian government looks likely to let Huawei operate in the country's 5G network. The government's leader, Jair Bolsonaro, wanted to block the firm but he has faced resistance.
The Trump administration has put Xiaomi and eight other Chinese companies on an investment blacklist. This will require American investors to divest their holdings in these companies by November.
Japan will develop components for the Lunar Gateway's International Habitation (I-Hab) module. The I-Hab module is currently slated to be sent to space in 2026, two years after Gateway's launch.