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  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    HTC

    Google acquire 4000 employees

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    On 21 September 2017, Google announced that it would acquire roughly half of the 4,000 employees who worked in HTC's design and research staff, and non-exclusive licenses to smartphone-related intellectual property held by HTC, for US$1.1 billion. The employees included the team involved with Google's Pixel smartphone, which was manufactured by HTC. Google stated that the purchase was part of its efforts to bolster its first-party hardware business. The transaction was completed on 30 January 2018; while HTC will continue to produce its own smartphones, the company has stated that it planned to increase its focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality going forward.




  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 9

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    On September 21, 2017, Oracle released Java SE 9.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Presidential Proclamation 9645

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    The temporary order was replaced by Presidential Proclamation 9645 on September 24, 2017, which permanently restricts travel from the originally targeted countries except Iraq and Sudan, and further bans travelers from North Korea and Chad, along with certain Venezuelan officials. After lower courts partially blocked the new restrictions, the Supreme Court allowed the September version to go into full effect on December 4, and ultimately upheld the travel ban in a June 2019 ruling.




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    MacOS

    MacOS 10.13 High Sierra

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    Apple previewed macOS 10.13 High Sierra at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, before releasing it later that year. When running on solid-state drives, it uses APFS, rather than HFS+.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom hosted Zoomtopia 2017

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    From September 25-27, 2017, Zoom hosted Zoomtopia 2017, its first annual user conference. At this conference, Zoom announced a partnership with Meta to integrate Zoom with augmented reality, integration with Slack and Workplace by Facebook, and first steps towards an artificial intelligence speech recognition program.




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