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This is the promotional tech-gift you should give customers

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the US. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. I like Ninja Loops so much that I ordered… Read more →

BlackBerry agrees in to pay Nokia $137 million in contract dispute

BlackBerry said Friday that it has agreed to pay Nokia $137 million to settle a contract dispute related to patent licenses. The settlement stems from a request for arbitration that Nokia filed in April 2016 with the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration. The dispute did not involve any allegations of IP infringement and BlackBerry said it would… Read more →

Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple

Video: Qualcomm-Apple will likely be settled out of court The countersuits are flying again in the never-ending legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm. In the latest development, Qualcomm filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple in a US District Court, asserting a total of 16 additional patents that Apple is currently using in its iPhones. The patent complaints range… Read more →

Enterprises join hyperscale cloud providers to juice server, storage sales in Q3

Server sales surged in the third quarter as enterprises started buying systems to join hyperscale cloud players such as Amazon and Google, which have been propping up the market. According to IDC, third quarter global server revenue hit $17 billion, up 19.9 percent from a year ago. The launches of Intel’s Purley and AMD’s EPYC launches stoked demand. Intel renews… Read more →

Re:Invent 2017: AWS all about capturing data flows via AI, Alexa, database, IoT cloud services

The days of Amazon Web Services as an infrastructure provider are over as the company–and its customers–are going server less and moving up the stack to be a machine learning, data management and artificial intelligence platform. At re:Invent, AWS CEO Andy Jassy was pitching his company to data scientists as much as IT pros deploying Internet of things tools and… Read more →

T-Mobile: Digital transformation has to start with your employees first

For T-Mobile, digital transformation starts within and any artificial intelligence efforts need to start with employees before facing end customers. That’s one takeaway from Scott Tweedy, vice president of strategic transformation at T-Mobile. We caught up with Tweedy to talk shop. Here’s a look at the key lessons. Digital transformation starts with your employees. T-Mobile’s transformation efforts started about 4… Read more →

National Credit Federation leaked US citizen data through unsecured AWS bucket

The National Credit Federation (NCF) has become the latest in a long list of companies to leave the sensitive, private data of customers exposed for all to see online. According to Chris Vickery, UpGuard Director of Cyber Risk Research, the Tampa, Florida-based credit repair firm left 111GB of internal customer information on an Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket… Read more →

Europol smashes global ATM skimmer ring

File Photo | CC0 Europol has hunted down and arrested the alleged key members of a criminal ring dedicated to ATM skimming. On Thursday, the international law enforcement agency said that as part of a joint law enforcement push dubbed “Operation Neptune,” four Bulgarian citizens were arrested on 30 November. Involving the Italian Carabinieri, the Bulgarian General Directorate of Combating… Read more →

Qualys snaps up NetWatcher security assets

Qualys has announced plans to acquire NetWatcher assets to improve the firm’s cloud security offerings. Earlier this week, the Foster City, CA-based firm said that it has entered an asset purchase agreement with network security company NetWatcher to purchase specific technologies. NetWatcher offers network security monitoring software which combines vulnerability management, intrusion detection, behavioral monitoring, security information and event management… Read more →

Top 12 Raspberry Pi alternatives

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​While India protects net neutrality, an Indian-origin American seeks to destroy it

It is ironic that while India has just yesterday come out unequivocally in support of the concept of net neutrality, an Indian American is spearheading the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal Obama-era regulations that enforced it. Yesterday, TRAI, India’s telecom regulator, issued the following statement and ruling that makes its position amply clear: “The internet today is a great platform… Read more →