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Google employees at loggerheads with company over defense contract, again

The search giant has been facing criticism from internal quarters over its engagement with defense projects that some employees equate to supporting apartheid.

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AWS (sort of) brings private 5G to market

New private 5G managed service from AWS lets enterprises kick the tires on a private mobile network, but so far it only supports 4G LTE.

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802.11x: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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Government-imposed internet shutdowns impacted 1.9 billion people in first half of 2022

More people were impacted than during the same period late last year, even as the number of internet blackouts reduced from 84 to 72 in the first half of 2022.

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Overdependence on PCs and servers drag Intel down

Macroeconomic headwinds weighed on Intel’s results, even as competitors show more resilience.

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IBM Red Hat names Matt Hicks as president and CEO

Having joined Red Hat as a developer in 2006, the former vice president of product and technologies has taken over the role from Paul Cormier.

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The average US 5G connection is getting faster

All three major national US carriers saw substantial increases in their average 5G connection speed over roughly the second quarter of 2022.

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STMicroelectronics and Global Foundries to build new chip plant in France

The new project will receive “significant financial support” from the French government, as president Macron seeks to increase foreign investments in the country.

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Cisco announces plan to exit Russia and Belarus

After first suspending operations in March 2022, the networking company has formally announced it will be quitting Russia.

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Atos announces major restructuring plans in wake of CEO exit

The France-based IT company is exploring a potential separation into two publicly listed companies in order to increase focus on their respective markets.

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Qualcomm finalizes Cellwize deal, in pursuit of 5G RAN improvements

RAN automation technology is the target as Qualcomm looks to buttress its 5G operator business.

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VPN providers flee Indian market ahead of new data rules

The Indian government directive mandates VPN providers store information about their customers for up to five years.

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Broadcom targets enterprise infrastructure with $61B VMware acquisition

The chipmaker’s acquisition of VMware is the latest in a lengthy string of high-ticket deals, as Broadcom moves to focus on its software portfolio.

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Private 5G: Its use in enterprises faces challenges

The availability of services from AWS, Cisco and HPE is propelling private 5G forward, but enterprises still have to contend with the technology's costs, device limitations, and competition from established alternatives such as Wi-Fi...

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5G, automotive to drive semiconductor revenue through 2022

A new Gartner report foresees sharp growth in semiconductor revenue during the year, slackening during 2023 as supply and demand start to balance out.

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Samsung beats Intel as top semiconductor seller as overall demand rises

Intel lost its place atop the 2021 semiconductor revenue list to Samsung, as global demand and revenue in the chip sector rose, according to Gartner.

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Nokia pulls most of its business from Russia

The Finnish telecom equipment vendor will maintain current networks for humanitarian reasons, but the pullout could hurt future network development in Russia.

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Hot chip startup Ampere files for IPO

The data center chipmaker could be riding a wave of interest in its latest processors all the way to a public offering.

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