Technology Platform News

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

Google Chrome

Google has released an emergency patch for the Chrome browser

Google is urging all users of its popular Chrome web browser to update their installations as soon as possible.

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft looking to bring advertising into more of its software?

It seems Microsoft is getting ready to integrate advertising into more of its products. Some Microsoft power users have noticed an advert in the latest iteration of Windows 11 File...

Platform News: Facebook VR

Reggie Fils-Aimé is not a fan of Facebook’s metaverse

The future potential of the Metaverse, which could best be summarised as a new iteration of Second Life, is a subject that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has identified as a definin...

Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics becomes latest victim of ransomware group

Notorious hacking group Lapsus$, which recently threatened to leak source code belonging to Nvidia, has now leaked a massive collection of data from Samsung Electronics.

Instagram

Instagram utilizes AI in captions to make videos more accessible

Meta Platforms-owned Instagram has introduced automatic captions to videos in an ongoing effort to make content on its platform more accessible.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei commits to consumer markets with ‘Smart Office’ launch

China’s Huawei launched seven new “Smart Office” products, including a top-end laptop and its first printer and e-ink tablet, on Sunday, underlining its commitmen...

Security

The new US export rules designed to freeze Russian tech

The United States has restricted exports to Russia of a broad set of US-made products as well as foreign-produced goods built with US technology, following the invasion of Ukraine.

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Ukraine calls on hacker underground to defend against Russia

The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country’s hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Rus...

Meta Platforms - systems in the metaverse

Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants and translate between languages, C...

Chinese Flag

Fresh fears over Beijing regulatory crackdown drive China tech rout

Investor worries over the potential for a fresh wave of regulatory crackdowns by Beijing set off steep drops in Chinese tech shares.

Crypto Coins

CRYPTOVERSE-Bitcoin could be laid low by miners’ malady

Bitcoin miners are feeling the heat – and the pain’s rippling downstream to pressure prices.

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank seen trimming Alibaba stake to fill shortfall?

SoftBank is likely to trim its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, an analyst has said, as the Japanese tech conglomerate invests in unlisted start-ups through its second Vi...

Platform News: SoftBank Group CEO

Storm clouds gather at SoftBank Group as valuations slide

Storm clouds hang over SoftBank Group Corp as it prepares to report third-quarter earnings, with the valuations of top portfolio companies slipping and heavyweights departing the J...

Federal Reserve - Digital Currencies

Fed’s Brainard sees case for US central bank digital currency

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard on Friday laid out a case for the role a US central bank digital currency could play in bolstering financial stability as the use of st...