Quotes of the week: "I just need to find a way to be efficient and be able to make money."

“We are committed to transparency in all of our communications and when we fall short, we call ourselves out.”

HP (sort of) apologises for the software update that blocked some ink cartridges made by third parties


“I always wanted to make sure that we keep having the iconic devices. I just need to find a way to be efficient and be able to make money. I think we found the model.”

BlackBerry confirms it will stop designing new phones in house


Partnership on Artificial Intelligence will “break down barriers for AI teams to share best practice and research ways to maximise societal benefits and tackle ethical concerns”.

Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google’s artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, on the new partnership which includes Amazon, Google's DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft


“There’s a misperception that telcos are very rich and the business is a goldmine.”

Huawei’s rotating CEO Houlin Zhao, calls on heads of state to help telcos in connecting the next billion people to the internet


“We’re now entering a new period in the history of publishing. The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before.”

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on the new ‘enhanced’ editions of the books now available on iBooks


“A system and method is provided for detecting and responding to emergency vehicles… the one or more computing devices may maneuver a vehicle based on the determination to yield in response to at least one of the one or more flashing light sources and the particular type of the emergency vehicle.”

Google files a patent for new sensors in its self-driving car that could automatically pull you over for the police


“The US government has no decreased role. Other governments have no increased role.”

Icann dismisses claims that handover of approval of changes to the core DNS servers from NTIA to Icann would dent the freedom of speech online and give Russia and China more control over the net


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