Technology Platform News

Ongoing news coverage and industry commentary for technology platforms, ranging from cyber-security through to cryptocurrency and beyond.

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

White House says closely tracking Microsoft’s emergency patch

The White House is closely tracking an emergency patch Microsoft has released, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan has said, after an unknown hacking group recently broke in...

Platform News: Google search engine

How brands will target ads to you after the death of browser cookies

Next year, Google plans to phase out technology in its Chrome browser that lets other companies track users’ web browsing. But that does not mean you will see irrelevant ads,...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom recovers from outage, says issues were due to local internet glitch

Zoom has said it had recovered from an outage where some users were unable to join meetings on the video-conferencing platform.

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Microsoft says Chinese hackers targeted groups via server software

A China-linked cyberespionage group has been remotely plundering email inboxes using freshly discovered flaws in Microsoft mail server software, the company and outside researchers...

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs restarts cryptocurrency desk amid bitcoin boom

Goldman Sachs has restarted its cryptocurrency trading desk and will begin dealing bitcoin futures and non-deliverable forwards for clients from next week, a person familiar with t...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin is at ‘tipping point,’ Citi says as price rises

Bitcoin rose nearly 7%  as risk assets rallied after last week’s bond rout cooled, with Citi saying the most popular cryptocurrency was at a “tipping point” and c...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple’s 270 US-based stores open for first time since pandemic began

Apple has said all its 270 stores in the US have been opened for the first time in almost a year after it was forced to shutter several outlets because of the ongoing COVID-19 pand...

Platform News: Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Bitcoin extends retreat from record high to hit lowest in 20 days

Bitcoin dropped 6.39% to $43,165.78 on Sunday, losing $2,944.20 from its previous close.

Platform News: Wix

Wix.com hits 200 million user milestone, says will continue to invest

Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, has said it had reached 200 million users globally after adding by more than 31 million users in 2020.

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia sales surge as it struggles to keep gaming chips in stock

Nvidia has forecast better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter revenue, with its flagship gaming chips expected to remain in tight supply for the next several months.

UK police force

UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Bosch and Microsoft join forces to develop vehicle software platform

Bosch will work with Microsoft on a software platform for vehicles, it said on Thursday, as it strives to get a foot in the door to the fast-growing market for electromobility and ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple lobbies for India incentives as it plans iPad assembly

Apple is angling to participate in a new scheme to boost India’s exports of computer products, part of what government and industry sources say are plans to bring iPad tablet...

Platform Economy: Palantir and Peter Thiel

Palantir signals slower annual revenue growth, shares drop

Peter Thiel-backed data analytics business Palantir Technologies has signalled revenue growth would slow this year, casting a shadow on its better-than-expected quarterly results, ...