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Skyworks gives weak preliminary results, cites weakness across largest smartphone customers

Skyworks Solutions issued weak first quarter guidance Tuesday. The semiconductor company lowered revenue projections to $970 million from $1 billion to $1.02 billion. “First fiscal quarter results were impacted by unit weakness across our largest smartphone customers,” said Liam K. Griffin, president and chief executive officer of Skyworks, in a …

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Rock Health investors says digital health is not quite in a bubble

Future venture capital funding for digital health largely rests on two factors: the health of the economy as a whole, and the dynamics driving investment in health care innovation. First, where the broader venture capital market goes, digital health will go. Digital health’s growth over the past five years mirrors …

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Expect 2019 IPOs to price ‘well below’ expectations

Fred Wilson, a venture investor known for early bets on Twitter, Zynga and Coinbase, is predicting the high-profile IPOs expected in 2019 will price “well below the lofty expectations they have in mind right now.” Uber, Lyft and Airbnb are all preparing to go public this year — each at …

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Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1

Lucas Jackson | Reuters Blue Apron CEO Matthew B. Salzberg, center, celebrates with co-founders Ilia Papas, second from right, and Matt Wadiak during the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in New York, June 29, 2017. Blue Apron bounced back to over a dollar per share Friday as …

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Netflix releases Bandersnatch interactive episode of Black Mirror

“Black Mirror” stories often focus on fears associated with rapid tech adoption in the modern world. The latest “choose your own adventure” episode is called “Bandersnatch” and follows the tale of a young coder who helps create a computer game inspired by an adventure novel. “Bandersnatch” is also the title …

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Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that even affected some Verizon customers. The outage began early in the day but by late Thursday night, the company tweeted that its engineers had identified a “network element” that was affecting services and expected to …

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Facebook moderators rely on inaccurate documents

Marlene Awaad | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., listens during the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Facebook’s thousands of content moderators rely on a series of PowerPoint slides that contain inaccuracies and outdated information to …

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The 3 tech stories that will drive the industry in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, a panel of journalists met for an episode of “Fortt Knox” to look back at some of the defining controversies of the year. Digital data became a flashpoint as more people considered the implications of smartphone apps that literally track our every move. Digital …

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No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology

“Mobility needs are evolving and so are our customers’ expectation to access cars in an uncomplicated way,” said Henrik Green, vice president of product strategy and vehicle line management at Volvo Car Group. Volvo’s S90 makes even a key fob an option, the big sedan otherwise relying on the owner’s …

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