Tag Archives: US

Brainstorm Finance Is Almost Here: Come Join Us on the Beach

It’s Blockchain Week in New York, and so we wanted to call attention to a special event—not the chaotic conference unfolding right now in midtown Manhattan, but a June gathering on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. It was almost two years ago when the three of us—Jeff, Jen, and Robert—first created The Ledger as a new forum for finance ... Read More »

OnePlus sold 249% more 6T units in the US than 6, doesn’t rule out smaller phone for the future

Its partnership with T-Mobile has unsurprisingly helped OnePlus to move many more units of the 6T in the US than it did of its predecessor, the OnePlus 6. 249% more, to be exact. The figure comes straight from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, speaking in an interview with PCMag. He hasn’t shared actual sales numbers, but did reveal that the entire ... Read More »

Facebook Fugitive Paul Ceglia Arrested in Ecuador, Say US Prosecutors

The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, US prosecutors said on Thursday. Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville in upstate New York, had been missing since March 2015, when ... Read More »

Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives. The House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s chairman, said in a statement. ... Read More »

Xiaomi Plans to Enter US Market Next Year, Says Ties Will Help Avoid Trade Tensions

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi is set to enter the US next year The company is considering the US market “very attractive” Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang confirmed the development Xiaomi is aiming to enter the US a long time after gaining success in India and China. The company also recently entered Europe and the UK. The Beijing-based smartphone maker that sells its Mi and ... Read More »

US Seeks to Take Control of Infected Routers From Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave FBI the permission FBI can seize a domain that was being used to control infected devices Cisco Systems on Wednesday released a report on the hacking campaign The US government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Alleged US Variant Appears on Benchmarks Once Again

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 9 spotted on Geekbench once again Its single-core score increased while multi-core score dipped slightly The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch just before IFA 2018 in August Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch is widely expected to be just ahead of IFA 2018 in late August. However, there is no dearth of leaks around the Galaxy Note ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ 128GB, 256GB Storage Variants Finally Go on Sale in the US

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung’s two popular smartphones of 2018, will now be available in two new storage variants in the US. The South Korean giant has rolled out 128GB and 256GB inbuilt storage models of the smartphones in the country. Both the handsets are available starting May 1 and will be released on May 18. They are available for purchase exclusively ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

BlackBerry Must Face Revived US Lawsuit Over BlackBerry 10

A US judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry’s request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While an earlier version of the case was dismissed in March 2015, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court in Manhattan said the proposed class action can ... Read More »