Loup Ventures: 75% of US iPhones now have Apple Pay activated, up from 50% in 2020 and 10% in 2016; Apple says 90% of US retailers now take Apple Pay (Ben Cohen/Wall Street Journal)

Ben Cohen / Wall Street Journal: Loup Ventures: 75% of US iPhones now have Apple Pay activated, up from 50% in 2020 and 10% in 2016; Apple says 90% of US retailers now take Apple Pay  —  It took longer than expected for the iPhone to become a wallet.  But the patience of Apple is slowly paying off. Adminlinuxchatter.com/

Loup Ventures: 75% of US iPhones now have Apple Pay activated, up from 50% in 2020 and 10% in 2016; Apple says 90% of US retailers now take Apple Pay (Ben Cohen/Wall Street Journal) Read More

Tether partners with “top five” accountancy firm BDO Italia to issue monthly assurance and attestation reports of its reserves “very soon” (Yogita Khatri/The Block)

Yogita Khatri / The Block: Tether partners with “top five” accountancy firm BDO Italia to issue monthly assurance and attestation reports of its reserves “very soon”  —  – Tether said it has partnered with BDO Italia to issue attestation reports of its reserves.  — The stablecoin issuer also aims to go through “a complete audit.” Adminlinuxchatter.com/

Tether partners with “top five” accountancy firm BDO Italia to issue monthly assurance and attestation reports of its reserves “very soon” (Yogita Khatri/The Block) Read More

Qt Group Expanding Beyond Just The Toolkit Into More QA Software With New Acquisition

While the Qt Group (most recently known as The Qt Company) is known for its Qt toolkit and related Qt Creator integrated development environment, Qt Design Studio, and related software centered around their cross-platform toolkit, they have acquired German software maker Axivion GmbH as they expand their product portfolio beyond just Qt… Adminlinuxchatter.com/

Qt Group Expanding Beyond Just The Toolkit Into More QA Software With New Acquisition Read More

Apricorn Launches 2 TB Aegis Secure Key 3 with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Hardware Encryption

Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced the release of the USB 3.2 Gen 1 Aegis Secure Key 3 2 TB encrypted flash key. Designed for organizations that need large amounts of encrypted storage with a minimal footprint, the new 2 TB Aegis Secure Key 3 is the industry’s first hardware-encrypted flash key of this size, marking a time-honored tradition of innovation from Apricorn. Currently, the Aegis Secure Key 3 has eight capacity …

Apricorn Launches 2 TB Aegis Secure Key 3 with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Hardware Encryption Read More

(PR) Line Games to Showcase Quantum Knights at Gamescom 2022

LINE Games Corporation announced today that it will participate online in Europe’s biggest game exhibition Gamescom 2022 to showcase its upcoming PC title Quantum Knights. On August 24, LINE Games will present Quantum Knights on the official website of Gamescom 2022 with a new gameplay trailer. Currently in development by Space Dive Games, Quantum Knights is an online third-person looter shooter for PC. Set in a medieval fantasy open world where magic and firearms coexist, Quantum Knights offers stylish action …

(PR) Line Games to Showcase Quantum Knights at Gamescom 2022 Read More

Abu Dhabi-based AI company G42 and the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund announce a $10B fund to invest in late-stage tech companies in emerging markets (Adveith Nair/Bloomberg)

Adveith Nair / Bloomberg: Abu Dhabi-based AI company G42 and the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund announce a $10B fund to invest in late-stage tech companies in emerging markets  —  Sign up for our Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region.  —  Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence firm G42 … Adminlinuxchatter.com/

Abu Dhabi-based AI company G42 and the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund announce a $10B fund to invest in late-stage tech companies in emerging markets (Adveith Nair/Bloomberg) Read More

Intel Xeon Platinum 8380: 2021 vs. 2022 Performance For Ubuntu, Clear Linux, CentOS Stream

With Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids expected to make more of a splash coming up, it’s a good time to revisit the Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 “Ice Lake” performance to see how the Linux software performance has evolved since last year’s launch. In this article are benchmarks of the dual Xeon Platinum 8380 server from May 2021 with CentOS Stream, Clear Linux, and Ubuntu compared to fresh installs now of those latest Linux distribution releases. Adminlinuxchatter.com/

Intel Xeon Platinum 8380: 2021 vs. 2022 Performance For Ubuntu, Clear Linux, CentOS Stream Read More

Dutch payments group Adyen misses as H1 net revenue rose 37% YoY to €608.5M and transaction volume rose 60% YoY to €345.8B; shares drop 11%+ (Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan/Financial …)

Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan / Financial Times: Dutch payments group Adyen misses as H1 net revenue rose 37% YoY to €608.5M and transaction volume rose 60% YoY to €345.8B; shares drop 11%+  —  Shares shed a 10th in value after Dutch company fails to meet first-half forecasts  —  Dutch payments group Adyen failed to meet … Adminlinuxchatter.com/

Dutch payments group Adyen misses as H1 net revenue rose 37% YoY to €608.5M and transaction volume rose 60% YoY to €345.8B; shares drop 11%+ (Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan/Financial …) Read More

Intel Arc A580 Hits AotS Benchmark Database, Roughly Matches RTX 3050

Intel Arc A580 is an upcoming entry-mainstream desktop graphics card based on the Xe-HPG “Alchemist” graphics architecture, and positioned between the A380 and A750. Based on the larger 6 nm DG2-512 silicon than the one powering the A380, the A580 is endowed with 16 Xe Cores, or double the SIMD muscle of the A380, with 2,048 unified shaders. The card enjoys 8 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit bus, which at 16 Gbps data-rate produces 256 GB/s bandwidth. A …

Intel Arc A580 Hits AotS Benchmark Database, Roughly Matches RTX 3050 Read More