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Two key players of the Microsoft antitrust trial 20 years ago explain why its lessons will be critical to regulating Google, Amazon, and Facebook

Bill GatesRobert Sorbo/Getty Images The Microsoft antitrust trial of the 1990s has important lessons for government regulators as they decide what to do about companies that dominant the tech industry today, two central players in the Microsoft case said. The Microsoft case shows how important it is to enforce antitrust laws, even if such an […]

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Samsung posts weakest profit in more than 2 years, expects improved results in H2 2019

(Reuters) — South Korea’s Samsung Electronics flagged improved second-half results on expectations of a pick up in memory chip and smartphone sales, after posting its weakest profit in more than two years in the first quarter. The world’s top maker of semiconductors, however, warned of more short-term pain in the second quarter, with memory chip […]

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The CEO behind a David Beckham deepfake video thinks we will have totally convincing digital humans in 3 years

Using deepfake technology, Synthesia was able to make David Beckham speak nine languages.Malaria Must Die/YouTube The CEO of UK-based AI video startup Synthesia, Victor Riparbelli, thinks we’ll see photorealistic computer-generated humans in the next three years. Synthesia is the company behind a recent video of David Beckham where the soccer player appears to be speaking […]

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DVD and Blu-ray sales nearly halved over five years, MPAA report says

Enlarge / Samsung’s UBS-K8500, introduced in 2015, was positioned as the world’s first UltraHD, 4K Blu-ray player. Mark Walton In its annual Theatrical Home Entertainment Market Environment report, the Motion Picture Association of America described an immensely sharp drop-off of physical media sales over the past five years. According to the data, which was obtained […]