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Slack adds screen sharing for video calls

Workplace collaboration platform Slack is adding another new feature to its platform: screen sharing in video calls. cloud tv Cloud migration: Dipping in a toe before diving all in The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine rebuilt its data warehouse on the Google Cloud Platform, taking advantage of pay-as-you-go pricing to make sure it was the right move. Read More Slack… Read more →

In encryption push, Senate staff can now use Signal for secure messaging

The US Senate just got a little bit more secure. Without any fanfare, the Senate Sergeant at Arms recently told Senate staffers that Signal, widely considered by security researchers and experts to be the most secure encrypted messaging app, has been approved for use. The news was revealed in a letter Tuesday by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), a staunch privacy… Read more →

Eight ways the HTC U11 beats the Google Pixel

The HTC U11 was announced earlier this morning and we will soon be putting it through all of its paces. Based on the specs and preliminary hands-on articles, it is clear there are several compelling reasons to consider this new HTC flagship instead of a Google Pixel. The HTC 10, see our full review, is an outstanding device that didn’t… Read more →

Microsoft to update SharePoint with deeper personalized search support

Microsoft officials previewed the company’s plans for its next set of SharePoint updates and features during the SharePoint Virtual Summit webcast on May 15. While Microsoft will continue to support its SharePoint Server on-premises users and will release a second Feature Pack for SharePoint Server 2016 later this year, a number of its coming SharePoint updates will be available first… Read more →

VMware’s Horizon Cloud will support workloads on Microsoft Azure

VMware announced Tuesday that its Horizon Cloud will support desktop and application workloads on Microsoft Azure. cloud tv Cloud migration: Dipping in a toe before diving all in The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine rebuilt its data warehouse on the Google Cloud Platform, taking advantage of pay-as-you-go pricing to make sure it was the right move. Read More As part… Read more →

Google makes Cloud Spanner generally available

Google on Tuesday is making Cloud Spanner, its globally distributed relational database, generally available for mission-critical OLTP (online transaction processing) applications. Cloud Spanner’s scalability and strong transactional consistency make it unique in the marketplace, and Google has seen “tremendous interest” in the service since launching it in beta in February, said Google Cloud Product Manager Dominic Preuss told ZDNet. “It’s… Read more →

Rimini Street merges with investment firm, will be publicly traded

Rimini Street, which provides third party maintenance for SAP and Oracle, will become a publicly traded company via a merger with an investment firm now on the Nasdaq. The move is a bit unconventional, but gives Rimini capital for future acquisitions and expansion while accomplishing what an initial public offering would. Specifically, Rimini Street is merging with GP Investments Acquisition… Read more →

SAP plots more integrations with Google Cloud Platform

SAP said it is expanding its Google Cloud Platform partnership to certify SAP NetWeaver and integrate machine learning, Internet of Things and productivity tools more. Sam Yen, chief design officer and managing director for SAP’s Silicon Valley business, said the Google cloud partnership, which was outlined in March, is progressing well. Yen didn’t have timelines for the Google Cloud Platform… Read more →

SAP’s Cloud Platform adds multi-cloud support, business semantics

SAP Cloud Platform, the company’s platform-as-a-service effort, will run on multiple clouds including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. For SAP, Cloud Platform is a way to court current customers to build custom applications on top of HANA and other business services and perhaps land a few new ones. Special Report Riding the DevOps revolution You can… Read more →

This lightweight underwater camera drone takes you deep beneath the waves

The battery-powered Blueye Pioneer drone can descend to depths inaccessible to divers with normal scuba gear. Image: Blueye A group of ocean enthusiasts from Norway’s most prestigious technical university, NTNU, are aiming to transform how people experience life under the sea. They’ve created a new startup to bring their underwater camera drone, Blueye Pioneer, to market. The drone is battery… Read more →

More Singapore consumers choose e-payments over cash

Growing preference for debit cards is driving more Singapore shoppers towards electronic payments, with just 11 percent forking out physical cash. Some 87 percent of consumers in the city-state expressed preference for e-payments, which was the highest in the Southeast Asian region, according to the 2016 Visa Consumer Payment study, conducted by Toluna. The survey polled 500 Singaporeans on their… Read more →