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Silicon Valley Giants Double Down on Encryption Backdoors Criticism

Following a proposal that would give law enforcement access to locked and encrypted devices, a coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants, which includes Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon and Oath among others, has doubled down on its criticism of encryption backdoors, ZDNet is reporting. The tech coalition companies, all of which have been hit by allegations of complicity with the...

Apple Hires Experts From Consulting Firm Silicon Valley Data Science

  Apple has hired a new team of experts from data consulting firm Silicon Valley Data Science, who will help the company with its efforts in using data to improve its products, Bloomberg is reporting. The California-based startup provides data analysis to larger companies to improve their forecasts, operational efficiency, and customer relationships. "About 20 data scientists from...

Apple’s New ‘Spaceship’ Home is Disrupting Silicon Valley

Apple Park, the iPhone maker’s new ‘spaceship’ home in Cupertino, with a centerpiece worth $5 billion consisting of a four-story, 2.8 million-square-foot ring, which can be seen from the space as well, is still getting some final touches. However, the development of the 175-acre headquarters has already helped transform the surrounding area (via The New York Times). A total of 95...

Apple’s Ability to Recruit Tech Workers Could Be Impacted by Trump

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump banned immigration from a group of seven Muslim countries, following which tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Now, a Bloomberg report is claiming that Trump's administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling...

Apple Dominated Silicon Valley in 2015 with 40% of All Profits

While Apple may currently be experiencing a slowing iPhone growth, a recent survey has revealed that the Cupertino giant was responsible for 40% of the entire profit pool of public tech companies in Silicon Valley in 2015, 9to5Mac reports. With a combined profit of $133 billion for all the public tech companies in the Valley, Apple alone recorded a profit...