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2/6/2018

The Waymo v. Uber trial began Monday, with Waymo CEO John Krafcik testifying to support the company's claims that Uber stole trade secrets through former Waymo employee and engineer Anthony Levandowski. The alleged stolen trade secrets involve driverless car technology, with Uber saying that the information used to develop its own technology was common knowledge among driverless car engineers and was not obtained from Waymo.

2/6/2018

On Feb. 5, Aon hosted a live broadcast from the Aon Property Symposium in Orlando, FL. featuring CEOs from some of the world's largest insurers. Panelists discussed the state of the insurance market in the wake of one of the costliest loss years on record for the property market, the viability of modeling systems, advancements in cyber coverage, and what we as an industry must do to invest in innovation and our workforce. View replay here.

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2/1/2018

Apple will hold off on some originally planned features in its customary iPhone software update this fall amid quality concerns, per a report that follows a series of software and security bugs that have plagued the devices. Also, the company may halve iPhone X production in the coming months, per a Japanese report that pointed to disappointing sales as a possible reason.

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1/30/2018

Eric Boyum, Managing Director for Aon's Technology & Communications Industry National Practice Group lists the items you need in your Strategic Risk Toolbox to mitigate risk for your firm. In an era of unprecedented volatility, are you effectively analyzing and identifying your organizations strategic risk profile? Read more.

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1/25/2018

The global average smartphone price reached $363 in the fourth quarter, a 10% increase from a year earlier, research firm GfK says. Smartphone prices as a whole rose 6% from 2016 to 2017.

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1/25/2018

Many subscribers in Hawaii failed to receive text messages under the Wireless Emergency Alert system during the Jan. 13 erroneous missile alarm, and many in Alaska don't receive the text messages at all. On Friday, a Federal Communications Commission official explained to Hawaiian lawmakers about the signal's distribution requirements, while Alaskan carrier GCI said smaller telecoms have until May 2019 to adopt the system.

1/25/2018

Apple has outlined several improvements it will make to iOS 11.3 in the spring, including a new battery health monitor. Other upgrades include: accessing personal medical records in the Health app; four more face-tracking Animoji in the iPhone X; an updated Siri; and new features in ARKit 1.5, the augmented reality system.

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1/25/2018

AT&T on Monday introduced the logo that will be used to brand products and services from its FirstNet partner in marketing the national emergency services network, while FirstNet will retain its logo to label its internal activities. Also, AT&T this week disputed Verizon Communications' assertion that Verizon was negotiating an interconnection agreement with FirstNet and AT&T.

1/25/2018

Less than one-fifth of US cellular customers switched their carrier when they last changed their service plan, reveals Parks Associates, which also says that only 39% of all subscribers have made any changes to their plans in the past year. Carriers can no longer count on unlimited data plans to persuade subscribers to switch, per a Parks Associates analyst.

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1/25/2018

Entrepreneur Doris Oyong launched a cellphone repair company in Nigeria in 2007 after years of doing electronics repairs. Oyong is also opening a cellphone repair training school that will offer practical courses.

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