Day: May 9, 2021

A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple’s AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL (José Adorno/9to5Mac)

José Adorno / 9to5Mac:A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple’s AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL  —  The Apple AirTag has been released almost ten days ago.  Since then, we have seen a user rebuilding an AirTag as a thinner card that fits into wallets …

A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple’s AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL (José Adorno/9to5Mac) Read More »

How ByteDance is competing with Alibaba in social commerce, including roping in influencers like Xiaomi’s Lei Jun to livestream on TikTok’s Chinese twin Douyin (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:How ByteDance is competing with Alibaba in social commerce, including roping in influencers like Xiaomi’s Lei Jun to livestream on TikTok’s Chinese twin Douyin  —  – TikTok owner aims to challenge Alibaba in e-commerce arena  — Zhang eyes global opportunity after ‘major breakthrough’ Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210509/p9#a210509p9

Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only (The Verge)

The Verge:Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only  —  It’s now available in the US and will roll out to other countries soon  —  After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app. …

Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only (The Verge) Read More »

US firm Valmont, which makes irrigation equipment, to buy Israel’s Prospera Technologies, maker of AI-based sensors and cameras for monitoring crops, for $300M (Shoshanna Solomon/The Times of Israel)

Shoshanna Solomon / The Times of Israel:US firm Valmont, which makes irrigation equipment, to buy Israel’s Prospera Technologies, maker of AI-based sensors and cameras for monitoring crops, for $300M  —  Maker of AI-based sensors and cameras to help farmers monitor crops was founded in 2014, had raised $22 million from investors Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210509/p4#a210509p4

IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15% (Angus Loten/Wall Street Journal)

Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15%  —  Firms world-wide on pace to spend $240.6 billion on edge computing through 2024  —  Companies are expected to raise spending over the next …

IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15% (Angus Loten/Wall Street Journal) Read More »