The U.S. Congress is looking into the erroneous mistake by Hawaii officials last weekend
On Saturday, Hawaii officials sent out an emergency message to residents’ smartphones that warned of an incoming ballistic missile. The message sent panic throughout Hawaii’s islands before officials said the message had been sent out in error during a shift change.
Now, U.S. lawmakers from the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they are going to examine how the error happened, as well as how to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future. Lawmakers said they would review the matter in the coming weeks.
Catcher Technology Co. Ltd. denies that its China-based factory is unsafe and unclean
The factory, which helps build parts for Apple products such as MacBooks and iPhones, has been accused by a New York rights group for having unacceptable working conditions that include excessive work hours, a polluted facility and filthy worker dormitories with cold showers.
The allegations highlight the challenge Apple has in keeping a close eye on its supply makers. Apple said that it maintains a monitoring team onsite at the Catcher factory and has raised standards there since 2012.
Chipmaker Qualcomm said it might buy back stock if its purchase of NXP Semiconductors fails
The statement came after Qualcomm, which itself is fending off a purchase from competitor Broadcom, raised its profit forecast on Tuesday.
NXP shareholders have strongly opposed the $38 billion bid from Qualcomm, so Qualcomm is looking for other options if the deal falls through. NXP is headquartered in the Netherlands, but it has major North American operations in Austin.
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