Google had a data exposure, or was it a breach? The difference matters, but also misses the point of exactly what is dangerous for both end users and competition.
Bloomberg has published an explosive report alleging a hardware hack that has affected multiple companies, including Apple and Amazon; both deny it. What might have happened, who can be believed, and what might happen next?
Not all of Uber’s efforts are new, but the urgency is. Then, there are only three foundries pursuing 7nm, which means more pricing power (and how this applies to Uber and self-driving cars).
Intel is in an increasingly bad position in part because it has been captive to its integrated model. Or, you could simply say they were disrupted.
Morris Change, the founder of TSMC, is one of the most important tech figures in history. Then, follow-up on Microsoft-GitHub, Apple and the App Store, and Facebook and the New York Times. Plus, why Valve is getting platform control right.
Follow-up on Meltdown and Spectre, Intel’s obfuscation, and why serverless is better.
Meltdown and especially Spectre are vexing vulnerabilities, precisely because processors are working as designed. All we can do is muddle through.
Perhaps the most interesting announcement at Google I/O were the second generation Tensor Processing Units and their integration into Google’s cloud. Plus, a competitor looms.
Apple is building its own GPUs, but I doubt their goal is to save money.
Intel is buying Mobileye; it’s an acquisition that makes sense once you realize how much value there is in components.