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Seagate to cut another 500 jobs

Seagate on Monday said it will reduce its global headcount by approximately 500 employees. special feature The Evolution of Enterprise Storage How to plan, manage, and optimize enterprise storage to keep up with the data deluge. Read More Seagate, one of the leading suppliers of hard disc drives, expects the global head count reduction to be completed by the end… Read more →

Iron Mountain buys IO Data Centers’ US business for $1.3 billion

Iron Mountain, best known for its shredding and information management services for physical documents, is buying the US data center business of IO Data Centers for $1.3 billion. IO Data Centers owns four colocation data centers in the US — two in Arizona, one in New Jersey, and another in Ohio — that provide access to large power networks for… Read more →

re:Invent: Amazon Web Services adds more data and ML services, but when is enough enough?

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy invoked the Lauren Hill song “Everything is Everything” at last week’s re:Invent event in Las Vegas to underscore his assertion that AWS has more than twice the number of services of any other public cloud. The question is, will the services catalog ever become – or, indeed, is it already – so extensive that… Read more →

Google launches three experimental photo apps for Android, iOS

CNET/CBS Interactive Google on Monday launched three experimental photography apps for iOS and Android to test experimental technology like object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding, and decoding technologies. Google is calling the three apps, Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, part of “appsperiments” inspired by Google’s Motion Stills app. The first app Storyboard for Android transforms videos into single-page… Read more →

Verizon, NFL strike deal to bring game streaming to any mobile network

(Image: file photo) Verizon and the National Football League on Monday announced a nearly $2.5 billion, five year deal, that gives Verizon the ability to stream live in-market and national NFL games on any of its websites, including Yahoo Sports. The new deal also gives Verizon streaming rights of NFL games on phones and tablets of all carriers starting in… Read more →

The big 4 tech companies — my musings on two, Microsoft and Salesforce

Video: Here’s Salesforce’s strategy for enabling customer growth in its ecosystem A few weeks ago, I unveiled a part of the Watchlist evolution with the Emergence Maturity Index (EMI) (more on that coming) and at the same time was able to identify a near-breakout candidate with the EMI prototype (subject to change without notice) — Cogito. As you probably also… Read more →

Microsoft’s new Unified Support plan may result in price increases

Earlier this year, Microsoft began rolling out the biggest changes in two decades to its Premier customer support program. A few months into that rollout, industry watchers at Gartner are warning that this new plan could result in noticeably higher costs for some customers. Microsoft’s overhaul of its Premier Support organiztion — the services unit that provides business customers with… Read more →

Find the perfect Amazon Alexa-powered device

Smartphones Portable power sources: From sleek chargers to 50-pound powerhouses, there’s a size for everyone Source Article from the perfect Amazon Alexa-powered device blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Google partners with LatAm telcos to launch RCS-based messaging

Google is working with some of the largest mobile operators in Latin America to launch Rich Communication Services (RCS) via its Jibe cloud hub. The web giant has partnered with América Movil, AT&T Mexico, Oi and Telefónica to roll out the RCS initiative in the next few months to Latin America users. According to Google’s RCS head Amir Sarhangi, as… Read more →

DIY-IT: Top 10 how-to articles of 2017

Video: Recycle your old tower PCs into media-ripping monsters 2017 has been a busy year. We did a deep dive into network attached storage, continued our ever-popular 3D Printing Discovery Series, and even premiered our first article in the Drone and Robotics Discovery Series. On top of all that, my wife, puppy, and I evacuated Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma… Read more →

Children online: Two books that accentuate the positive

It’s hard to find anyone talking about children online who isn’t consumed with moral panic and child safety. In the UK, notable exceptions are the LSE’s Sonia Livingstone and her Parenting for a Digital Future project (to which I have contributed blog posts), Andy Phippen at the University of Plymouth, and the former teacher Terri Dowty, who for years led… Read more →

​Why Indian, Russian tech startups are weighing up a move to tiny Estonia

Founding a company in Estonia has been easy for some time, even for non-EU citizens. But obtaining a work or residence permit has always been trickier. So at the start of 2017, Estonia decided to change that situation with a new visa program. Startup Visa is aimed at encouraging non-EU entrepreneurs to launch new startups in Estonia or to relocate… Read more →