At the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in southwest England, dozens of tiny metal machines were poised to dance over a shiny white surface in “swarming” experiments to track how they organize themselves and work together, according to Bloomberg.
Apple supplier AMS shares tumbled after cautioning on negative operating margins, yet another semiconductor company to spark warnings from analysts of shaky demand for the iPhone X, according to Bloomberg.
SAP increased its sales outlook for the year to reflect a major acquisition and an accelerating cloud business, as Europe’s biggest software company benefited from increased global IT spending, according to Bloomberg.
Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher who shared Facebook user data with Cambridge Analytica, has said that a supply of anonymized user information he received from the social network came with no contract and no obligation to destroy it, according to Bloomberg.
AT&T and Verizon are under investigation by U.S. antitrust officials over whether the companies colluded to make it tougher for consumers to switch wireless carriers, according Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
Facebook is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe. And then, to get ahead of scrutiny everywhere else, the company said it will provide the same protections to the rest of its 2 billion users, according to Bloomberg.
Technology companies could be ordered to release electronic data to law enforcement agencies in as little as six hours under proposed EU rules aimed at speeding up access to evidence on crimes such as terrorist plots, according to Bloomberg.
U.S. regulators moved to extend a crackdown on China equipment makers as security risks, backing a ban on federal subsidies to buy networking gear from manufacturers such as Huawei and ZTE, according to Bloomberg.
An influential body of U.K. lawmakers said regulators should stop major tech companies from dominating the field of artificial intelligence, and also warned on the potential of widespread unemployment due to the technology, according to Bloomberg.
Oracle is leading a campaign in Washington to prevent Amazon from winning a lucrative Defense Department computing contract that’ll be awarded in coming months, according to Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with the matter.