Tim Cook discusses tech & economy with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook met with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch in the national capital on Friday and discussed various topics ranging from the wider tech industry to U. S. economy, emerging media reports say.

Mr. Cook reportedly visited Washington, D. C., to meet with Republican Sen. Hatch, and took a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. While details of the closed-door meeting were not disclosed, a statement provided to media revealed that they discussed a range of topics about technology and economy.

Samsung may unveil Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge phones in late March

South Korean electronics giant Samsung may unveil its upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge smartphones as soon as March 29, according to tech writer and reliable leaker Evan Blass.

Blass, who is known for leaking upcoming products under his Twitter handle @evleaks, also leaked the features of the Korean smartphone maker's two new flagship handsets.

Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook has confirmed that it is tweaking its "trending topics" algorithm as part of its effort to root out fake news stories and better reflect real news.

The social-networking giant's trending-topics list will now consist of topics being covered by numerous publishers. Previously, this feature focused on subjects drawing the largest crowds of users sharing or commenting on posts.

Cisco agrees to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

San José, California-headquartered Cisco Systems Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of networking gear, has agreed to acquire fast-growing software maker AppDynamics Inc. for $3.7 billion.

Samsung reports quarterly profit despite decline in sales

Releasing its fourth-quarter performance report on Tuesday, Samsung announced that it's operating profit from the IT & mobile business division jumped 12 per cent to 2.5 trillion won (US$2.1bn), while sales for the business slipped 5.6 per cent to 23.6 trillion won (US $20.3bn).

SEC launches probe into Yahoo’s data breaches

Yahoo Inc. is reportedly being probed by the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), as federal authorities are trying to determine whether the beleaguered internet company should have reported its two massive data breaches sooner to investors.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a person, claiming familiarity with the matter, revealed that SEC opened an investigation and demanded the company to submit certain documents in December.

Apple sues Qualcomm, alleging extortion

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. is suing tech giant Qualcomm, alleging that the San Diego-based chipmaker unfairly insisted on charging huge royalties for technologies that it has nothing to do with.

Confirming its legal action against Qualcomm on Friday, Apple said that hit was seeking $1 billion form the chipmaker in damages it suffered.

Apples said that it innovated with unique features like TouchID, advanced camera and displays, but Qualcomm insisted on charging it at least 5 times more in payments than other cellular patent licensors.

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