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Cloud Services Company Rackspace Being Acquired By Apollo Global Management

August 29, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Cloud Services Company Rackspace Being Acquired By Apollo Global Management

Rackspace announced  that Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based investment manager, will acquire the company in a deal valued at $4.3 billion. “Our board, with the assistance of independent advisors, determined that this transaction, upon closing, will deliver immediate, significant and certain cash value to our stockholders,” said Graham Weston, co-founder and chairman of Rackspace, in a statement. “We are also excited that this transaction will provide Rackspace with more flexibility... 

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Dropbox Prompts Some Users To Change Passwords

August 29, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Dropbox Prompts Some Users To Change Passwords

Dropbox is prompting users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so already. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said its security teams learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials, consisting of email addresses and hashed and salted passwords, which it believes were obtained in 2012 and could... 

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Facebook’s Trending Feature Goes To The Bots

August 29, 2016 by   | Category: Uncategorized
Facebook’s Trending Feature Goes To The Bots

Facebook Inc made updates to its popular “Trending” feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post. The update is Facebook’s latest attempt in recent months to stress its neutrality as its influence grows. The feature came under scrutiny in May after a news report alleged it suppressed conservative news, which prompted a demand from Republican members... 

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Android Malware Using Twitter To Communicate With Infected Phones

August 26, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Android Malware Using Twitter To Communicate With Infected Phones

Twitter users aren’t the only ones getting updates from the micro-blogging social media site. One maker of Android malware is also using Twitter to communicate with infected smartphones, according to security firm ESET. The company uncovered the feature in a malicious app called Android/Twitoor. It runs as a backdoor virus that can secretly install other malware on a phone. Typically, the makers of Android malware control their infected smartphones from servers. Commands sent from those servers... 

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Driverless Taxis Debut On Singpaore Streets

August 26, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Driverless Taxis Debut On Singpaore Streets

The world’s first driverless taxi debuted Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its “robo-taxi” in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned dull launch of the service in 2018. “This is really a moment in history that’s going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings,”... 

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Drones Take On Pizza Delivery

August 26, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net

A New Zealand pizza chain wants to be the world’s first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people. Some of the world’s biggest companies including Amazon.com Inc and Google, or Alphabet Inc as it is known, have plans to make deliveries by drone and aviation authorities in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand have been relaxing rules to allow air deliveries. Last... 

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MIT Researchers Develop Technique To Triple Wireless Speeds

August 25, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
MIT Researchers Develop Technique To Triple Wireless Speeds

MIT researchers have uncovered a way to transfer wireless data using a smartphone at a speed about three times faster and twice as far as existing technology. The researchers developed a technique to coordinate multiple wireless transmitters by synchronizing their wave phases, according to a statement from MIT on Tuesday. Multiple independent transmitters will be able to send data over the same wireless channel to multiple independent receivers without interfering with each other. Since wireless... 

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Judge Sides With Fitbit In Infringement Lawsuit By Jawbone

August 25, 2016 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Judge Sides With Fitbit In Infringement Lawsuit By Jawbone

Fitbit Inc was cleared of stealing rival Jawbone’s trade secrets, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled on Tuesday, ending Jawbone’s hopes of securing an import ban against Fitbit’s wearable fitness tracking devices. The judge, Dee Lord, said that there had been no violation of the Tariff Act, which gives the commission the power to block products that infringe U.S. intellectual property, because “no party has been shown to have misappropriated any trade secret.” The... 

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Sales Exceed Supply Chain’s Expectations

August 25, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Sales Exceed Supply Chain’s Expectations

Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s new Galaxy Note 7 is creating supply problems worldwide, the South Korean tech giant said, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone. While robust demand could help deliver another solid quarter of earnings, Samsung also risks missing out on potential sales if it cannot boost supply quickly. Rivals such as Apple Inc are poised to launch new phones which could pull customers away from Samsung if a shortage persists. “As... 

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Microsoft Releases 64-bit Versions Of Office 2016 Applications For Mac

August 24, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Releases 64-bit Versions Of Office 2016 Applications For Mac

Microsoft has released 64-bit versions of its Office 2016 applications for the Mac, after a series of previews since April. The five apps — Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word — will be updated to 64-bit for all customers, including those with an Office 2016 retail license, a consumer or commercial subscription to Office 365, and a volume license. Most users will be updated automatically as the suite launches an update app on its regular schedule. Microsoft has been testing... 

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Target To Focus More On Digital Efforts To Enhance Customer Experience

August 24, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Target To Focus More On Digital Efforts To Enhance Customer Experience

U.S. retailer Target Corp plans to put more emphasis on technologies that enhance customers’ store experience and on other digital efforts, Chief Information Officer Mike McNamara said. Target will focus on its website, Target.com, and offline-online experiences such as order pickup and digital marketing, McNamara said in a blog post on the company’s website. “Technology and supply chain are the new battlegrounds for retail,” he said. “The retailers with the strongest... 

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Samsung To Offer A Third Tizen OS Smartphone

August 24, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung To Offer A Third Tizen OS Smartphone

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced that it will begin selling its third smartphone powered by the company’s own Tizen mobile operating system in India next week. The Z2 phone, equipped with a 4-inch screen and India-specific features such as a safety mode for motorcyclists, will be the cheapest Tizen phone Samsung has launched to date at 4,590 rupees ($68.44). The phone, the first Tizen-powered device that will run on 4G networks, will start selling in India... 

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Smartphones Sales Posts 4% Gain In Second Quarter

August 23, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Smartphones Sales Posts 4% Gain In Second Quarter

Global smartphone sales enjoyed a 4.3% bump in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but iPhone sales declined for the third straight quarter, market research firm Gartner announced. Gartner’s figures for second-quarter smartphone growth were more optimistic than numbers reported by Strategy Analytics and Canalys recently. Both had reported modest growth of no more than 3% in smartphone shipments. IDC last month reported second-quarter shipments were flat, growing just 0.3%. Gartner’s... 

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Get Ready To Pay Taxes For Using Ride-Hailing Apps In Massachusetts

August 23, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Get Ready To Pay Taxes For Using Ride-Hailing Apps In Massachusetts

Massachusetts will begin levying a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the money on the traditional taxi industry, a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the United States. Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed the nickel fee into law this month as part of a sweeping package of regulations for the industry. Ride services are not enthusiastic about the fee. “I don’t think we should be in the business of subsidizing potential competitors,”... 

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Samsung To Launch Refurbished Smartphone Program

August 23, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung To Launch Refurbished Smartphone Program

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is gearing up to launch a program to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The South Korean technology firm is looking for ways to sustain earnings momentum after reviving its mobile profits by restructuring its product line-up. As growth in the global smartphone market hits a plateau, Samsung wants to maximize its cost efficiency and keep operating margins above 10 percent. The... 

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