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Amazon Announces $18 Billion Investment To Help SMB’s To Kick Off ‘Accelerate’ Conference

Tuesday, Amazon announced exciting small business investment news. In a demonstration of its support of small businesses on Prime Day, Amazon has shared that they are on course to invest $18 billion this year to help independent companies sell to customers, including investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. Prime Day is Amazon’s annual …

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The Ins and Outs of Patents and Intellectual Property- A Six Five insider With PatentSight’s Managing Director

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Will Mansfield, Director of Consulting and Customer Success for PatentSight to discuss the ins and outs of patents, intellectual property and the value of patent data in our current technology climate. In our conversation, Will, …

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Cisco Enhancing Webex Speech Experiences With BabbleLabs Acquisition

Amidst the biggest pandemic in modern history, work from home seems to be here to stay for some. With most businesses forced to send its workforce home amidst the Covid-19 pandemic communication and collaboration tools, they are begging for audio and video improvements to make a better collaboration experience. Remote working tools went from a …

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Why A More Focused Synaptics Made Two Strategic Acquisitions

I’ve been keeping a close eye on Synaptics as of late. The premium end point semiconductor company traditionally known as a manufacturer of computer touchpads and biometric fingerprint readers, has expanded its purview significantly over the years to include much more. It now plays in mobile, automotive, and IoT, with a diverse range of solutions …

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Qualcomm Found Guilty Of Aggressively Innovating By Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

Three weeks ago, Qualcomm won its battle with the FTC in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court unanimously reversed the district court’s judgment (led by Judge Koh) and vacated its global injunction against the company’s business practices, which had forced it to license IP directly to its SOC and modem competitors. I have …

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Amazon Makes Waves In Sustainability As Mercedes-Benz Signs The ‘Climate Pledge’

Last Friday, Amazon announced an exciting global partnership announcement with Mercedes Benz to help lead the charge in sustainability. Mercedes-Benz is the latest big-name signatory of the Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early and was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in September 2019. Everyone who signs commits to be …

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Synaptics Well On Its Way To A Comeback

The tech market can be a fickle one. Companies once considered sure bets can quickly fall from grace, while other young upstarts rise to fill their place. The drama can get a little Shakespearean. As a tech analyst, I always like to pay special attention to companies in the process of turning around a business—everybody …

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Amazon Announces Plans To Create Another 20,000 Jobs And Expand ‘Tech Hubs’ Across The Country

Early this morning, Amazon announced its intent to create 3,500 new technology and corporate jobs in 6 different U.S. cities. The new employees will be spread throughout different business segments within Amazon including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, OpsTech, and many others. The positions will span wide in scope ranging from cloud infrastructure architects to user experience …

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5G Is The Reason Apple Will Eventually Design All Its Processors

Recently, Apple finally announced the transition of its computers to the company’s own custom-designed processors, dubbed ‘Apple Silicon.’ While I’m not entirely sure why the company went with such an uninspired name, the reality is that most of Apple’s non-PC devices already run on what I would consider ‘Apple Silicon.’ A while back I actually …

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The Many Moves That Pushed T-Mobile Ahead Of AT&T

T-Mobile recently announced that it has surpassed AT&T in total number of customers becoming the #2 wireless provider in the United States. T-Mobile has gone through many major changes in an incredibly pivotal time not only  amid COVID-19 and its integration with Sprint, but also as wireless carriers deploy 5G networks..   If you have been keeping up with Moor Insights & Strategy’s five-part series about 5G, you would know that T-Mobile has set itself up to deliver a balanced mix …

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Intel Architecture Day 2020 Gives A Glimpse Into A Brighter Future

Intel is in the midst of a substantial company-wide transition that is changing nearly every way the company does things. Those changes really started to show themselves last year when Intel made a significant series of disclosures at its 2019 Architecture day. Intel has not had an easy last year or two, especially in the desktop, …

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The IBM-Adobe Partnership Is A Good Example Of Where CEO Arvind Krishna Wants To Take The Company

IBM and Adobe announced a new partnership following IBM’s surprise summer Cloud capabilities, which you can read about here. I follow IBM’s on-prem to public cloud approach closely, and I think IBM and Adobe’s partnership is an intelligent move on both sides. Although I first wrote off this new partnership as another strategic alignment, I think …

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Exploring Qualcomm’s Vital Position In The 5G Ecosystem With QTL President Alex Rogers – The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Qualcomm EVP and QTL President Alex Rogers to discuss Qualcomm’s recent win in the Court of Appeals, its licensing business, 5G intellectual property, and how Qualcomm helping spread the technology around the world. In our conversation, Alex, Patrick and I …

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Intel Is Down In Processors, Not Out With 7nm Delays

Intel has enjoyed quite the run since the company introduced the Conroe and Merom 65nm processors in 2006. At that time, Intel was taking a beating from AMD, and the company needed a “Hail Mary.” For the last ten years, Intel has enjoyed a mostly unchallenged position in the processor market, and it has served …

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On Semiconductor Issues A Differentiated Annual CSR Report

One of my favorite parts about writing about disruptive tech companies is being able to share how these large companies impact our environment, economy, community, and the world around them. One of the most exciting parts about it, is that you can tell a lot about a company, its employees, its leadership, and its overall …

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Amazon Puts Numbers To SMB Support In New Study

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have had the hardest time during the COVID-19 crisis, and now more than ever, over 2 million independent businesses hang their livelihood on the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon. Unknown to many, SMBs are a significant part of the fiber of the company, more than readers might now. According …

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Google Cloud Goes More Vertical, Adds Security And Trust Capabilities To Its Digital Transformation Toolbox

A lot has changed since last year’s in-person Google Cloud Next. For the first time, Google Cloud Next is “in the cloud” on recorded video led by Google and Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai and Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. Right off the bat, Sundar pointed out three trends we will see regarding the cloud: the …

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Amazon Establishes Counterfeit Crime Unit To Combat Fake Products

Last week, Amazon announced that is has established a Counterfeit Crime Unit to help combat the billions of counterfeit listings that are attempted each year on Amazon. You can access Amazon’s full announcement post here. Everyday counterfeiters are trying to sell inferior quality goods on Amazon under the brand name of other companies. These counterfeiters often infringe …

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An Inside Look At Cloudera’s Strategy For Helping Businesses Weather The Covid-19 Storm

If you’ve been following my coverage the last several months, you know I’ve been spending a lot of time examining the tech industry’s response to the Covid-19 global pandemic which hit the country with force in March. After some time, I realized I was falling into using the same sort of buzzwords everyone in the …

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