Amid emissions scandal, Volkswagen may have mortally wounded the diesel passenger car market  

Extreme Tech By : Jamie Lendino

This morning there’s more fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, as VW has now admitted 11 million vehicles globally may have the defeat software installed that lets the company cheat on its emissions tests.

At least in the US, there are approximately 500,000 TDI-branded cars on the roads that are routinely spewing out up to 40 times the legal amount of NOx, which leads to increased air pollution in the form of smog... - Referenced Article

UK puts the kibosh on Googles Freedom to provide Information  

BBC By : Staff Reporting

Details of a "minor criminal offence" were referenced in the stories regarding an individual, the ICO said. Earlier links about the case had already been removed - but this act of removal itself later became news.

It is the links to those new articles, when searched for via the individual's name, which must now be removed. - Referenced Article

Amazons data-driven approach becoming more common  

Washington Post By : Mae Anderson

A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff.

The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time ... - Referenced Article

Samsung Unveils The Worlds Largest Hard Drive, Boasting 16 TB In A 2.5-Inch Case  

Tech Times By : Christian de Looper

Samsung may have announced bigger products in the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the company showed off a nearly 16-terabyte flash hard drive at the Flash Memory Summit this week.

This is a pretty significant announcement. Flash memory is generally faster than its disc-spinning counterpart, although it generally doesn't offer the highest amounts of storage. - Referenced Article

AT&T was close partner to NSA in Internet spying, article asserts  

CNN Money By : Jackie Wattles

That's according to a report by the New York Times and ProPublica citing NSA documents obtained from former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

AT&T gave the agency access to information regarding emails sent on its networks and allowed the agency to monitor communications at the United Nations, according to the documents. - Referenced Article

Samsung prepares to battle Apple in the Supreme Court  

Benchmark Reporter By : ADIP XION

Samsung has taken the battle again and have decided to take on Apple for a fine charged for alleged copyright infringement of two-dozen Apple patents.

But the Korean giant just came to know that the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected their appeal. - Referenced Article

BMW owns and it's not selling it to Google  

By : Chris Perkins

Perhaps Google (Alphabet?) should have googled its new name before it decided to restructure the whole company.

The New York Times reports that Google's new parent company, Alphabet, has encountered an issue with german automaker BMW, which owns a fleet services company with the same name and the domain - Referenced Article

26 reasons Google created Alphabet  

Fusion By : Felix Salmon

A is for Alphabet, which is about to become the biggest tech company most people have never heard of. It’s going to have a market capitalization of more than $400 billion.

You might be more familiar with the company under its present moniker, Google. Why did Google create Alphabet? Here are 26 reasons: - Referenced Article

Google is now a subsidiary of ALPHABET  

Online eBusiness Solutions By : Staff Reporting

The name is easy enough to remember. The latest news from Google has rocked the technical world across the globe. Google is now a subsidiary of ALPHABET, which consists of a collection of companies." Alphabet described it this way,

What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main Internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related. Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence... - Referenced Article

Microsoft Corporation Reports 14 Million Windows 10 Installations So Far  

Tech News Today By : Alison Peters

Microsoft just announced through its official blog that the recently launched Windows 10 has reached over 14 million devices just in a matter of 3 days; the operating software that was rolled out to the general public on Wednesday has been receiving good reviews from the critics so far.

Microsoft has also pointed out that many more upgrades are yet to come, as users all around the world eagerly await to upgrade to Windows 10. - Referenced Article

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