Tech Market

Small Business Tech Market

In-Stat MDR has a study showing that the U.S. small business market will spend over $170 billion on information technology in 2004, an increase of more than 5% compared to expenditures in 2003. According to In-Stat MDR: “Although individual firms’ IT budgets are relatively small, customers in this market represent a tremendous opportunity for IT providers. Telecom, applications and LAN ... Read More »

These six tech companies are worth $500 billion, and their earnings are about to sway the market

As 2017 dawned, two tech companies were worth $500 billion on their own. That number has since tripled, forming a group of half a dozen tech companies worth at least half a trillion dollars that dominate the markets as their products weave their way into every facet of consumers’ lives. All six companies — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA, +0.20%  , Alphabet Inc.GOOGL, +0.41% GOOG, +0.54%  , ... Read More »

Forrester forecasts 5 percent growth in global tech market over the next two years

Forrester projects that the global tech market for business and government purchases of technology goods, software, and services will grow by around 5 percent in 2018 and 2019(subscription required) measured in constant currencies. Measured in US dollars, tech market growth will be stronger in 2018 at 6 percent due to a slightly weaker US dollar, then slow to 4.6 percent growth ... Read More »

Science, tech market hastens development

Deputy chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Trần Vĩnh Tuyến (second left) meets with US scientists in order to boost Vietnamese technology. — Photo voh.vn Viet Nam NewsHCM CITY — The HCM City’s Science and Technology Department plans to launch a municipal Science and Technology Development Fund while seeking to focus State science and technology organisations on activities relevant to ... Read More »

Popular Robots Are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Researchers Say

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive said. The Seattle-based cyber-security firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal Robots, a division of US technology company Teradyne. It also cited issues with consumer robots Pepper and NAO, which are manufactured by Japan’s Softbank Group, and the Alpha ... Read More »

Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Available on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel (2016) With Camera NX v7.3 App

HIGHLIGHTS The APK brings portrait mode-like features to earlier Google phones It replaces Lens Blur mode with Portrait mode AR Stickers, AR Core also available for Nexus (2015) phones in beta The Portrait Mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones has been one of the most talked about features since launch. A new APK has now been released that lets users ... Read More »

Run, Don’t Walk to Replace Your iPhone Battery

HIGHLIGHTS Apple last month acknowledged it slows down iPhones with older batteries Apple apologised for not communicating this to users, and dropped prices Users can get their battery replaced for significantly less money now Rarely is tech advice this cut-and-dry: If you bought an iPhone in 2016 or earlier, make an appointment at a Genius Bar (or Apple support centre) as soon as possible. ... Read More »

Android Set to Get ‘DNS over TLS’ Support, Hides Web Browsing History From ISPs

HIGHLIGHTS The addition of “DNS over TLS” support on Android will limit the use case Commits on Android Open Source Project have suggested the new development Android 8.1 could be the first version to get new support Keeping Internet service providers (ISPs) at bay, Google appears to be planning to add “DNS over TLS” support to Android. The new development will encrypt your ... Read More »

Tech firm eyes market for large group travel

John Galbraith heads a new online group travel business called Tripsi. The London business aims to help teachers having to plan school trips with large groups of students by acting as a broker sifting through tour operators. (MORRIS LAMONT/THE LONDON FREE PRESS) A London tech company launched this week is tapping into the market for school trips and other group ... Read More »

Tech Leads Market Advance To New Highs; These Top Growth Stocks Break Out

The major market averages ended the first trading session of 2018 near their highs, logging strong gains — a great start following impressive 2017 performances. The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the way with a 1.5% advance Tuesday, hitting a fresh record high. The S&P 500 also reached a new high, rising 0.8%, while the Dow Jones industrial average followed up with a ... Read More »