What’s Missing in Democratic Debates About Russia and Election Security—Cyber Saturday

Cybersecurity received short shrift at this week’s debates between Democratic contenders for president as they jockeyed for an early lead ahead of next year’s election in the U.S. But one related topic did catch a modicum of airtime: Russian election interference. During the first night’s verbal brawl, only New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

Jony Ive’s Departure Means Big Changes Are Coming to Apple

Shockwaves ran through Apple’s universe this week after the company’s iconic design guru, Jony Ive, announced his departure. Ive told the Financial Times on Thursday that he plans to start a new design firm, LoveFrom, after he leaves Apple later this year. He’ll run it alongside longtime Apple industrial designer Marc Newson, who is also […]

Will Facebook’s Libra Become the Go-To Payment System Where Banks Fall Short?

Europeans and Americans have their Visa and Mastercards. For everyone else, here comes… Libra? Facebook’s new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services–the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and Sub-Saharan Africa, where financial services are often less sophisticated and many people don’t […]

AMD Denies Improperly Giving Sensitive Chip Technology to China

Advanced Micro Devices on Friday denied a report that it had improperly transferred critical microprocessor technology to Chinese partners. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that AMD’s 2016 joint venture known as Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment, or THATIC, allowed a company with ties to the Chinese military to obtain chip technology that could […]

The Real Surprise of Jony Ive’s Exit From Apple Isn’t the Exit—Data Sheet

Sometimes a surprise departure isn’t much of a surprise. But the aftermath sure could be. Aaron in for Adam at week’s end, contemplating the “surprise” departure of Apple design chief Jony Ive. Although Ive joined Apple in 1992 while Steve Jobs was occupied elsewhere, the amiable Brit became one of the genius CEO’s most trusted […]

Jony Ive, Star Designer of the iMac, iPod, and iPhone, to Leave Apple

Apple chief designer Jony Ive announced Thursday that he is opening his own design firm, LoveFrom, and will be leaving Apple later this year. The iconic designer, whose products helped Apple claw itself back from the brink of bankruptcy, has been a key figure at the world’s most successful consumer electronics company for more than […]