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Apple expands U.S. capital spending, plans to add 20,000 jobs, invest in data centers

Apple said that it will expand its capital investment in the U.S. to $30 billion over the next five years including $10 billion allocated to data centers. Overall, Apple said it plans to create more than 20,000 new jobs and invest $350 billion over the net five years. The Apple news comes as companies in the U.S. are recalculating their… Read more →

Brazilian government will seek help from tech giants to reduce fake news

Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE) wants to engage with tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter as part of its efforts to reduce fake news in this year’s presidential elections. Can the law stop fake news and hoax-spreading bots? These politicians think so With federal elections scheduled for late September in Germany, momentum is building behind using anti-botnet laws against automated… Read more →

Slack debuts private shared channels

Slack is rolling out an update to its shared channels feature that aims to make it more useful for businesses dealing with confidential or classified content. free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it’s spreading to other IT services… Read more →

Google intros Security Center tool for G Suite

Google on Wednesday introduced a new security tool for G Suite that aims to bring together analytics, insights and recommendations about an organization’s data security. free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it’s spreading to other IT services and… Read more →

Salesforce Sales Cloud data can now import to Google Analytics 360

Salesforce and Google announced Wednesday that data from Salesforce’s Sales Cloud can now be imported directly into Google Analytics 360. free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it’s spreading to other IT services and transforming IT jobs. Read More… Read more →

The top 10 security challenges of serverless architectures

File Photo Serverless architectures, also known as function as-a-service (FaaS), are used in the enterprise to both build and deploy software and services without the need for in-house physical or virtual servers. This kind of architecture has proven popular due to inherent scalability and compatibility with cloud services and includes AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions and IBM BlueMix… Read more →

Google launches Cloud AutoML, an effort to simplify and automate the grunt work behind AI and machine learning models

Google plans to automate the creation of machine learning models and enable enterprise developers to customize as it aims to use artificial intelligence as a primary use case for Google Cloud Platform. The primary argument will be that Google Cloud Platform’s tools for machine learning will produce higher quality models faster. On Wednesday, Google outlined Cloud AutoML, an alpha effort… Read more →

Oracle to market: We’re Cloud 2.0

It’s no longer news that Oracle has gotten cloud religion. While not the first to market, Oracle has now been in the cloud market long enough to get within eyeshot of having the full buildout of its global presence and portfolio of services. As one of the established names in the data center, the cloud has turned the tables and… Read more →

Samsung providing exclusive Olympic Winter Games edition Galaxy Note 8 to world athletes

A couple of years ago Samsung handed out 12,500 Galaxy S7 Edge devices to Olympians participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. This year, athletes participating in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Samsung’s home country of South Korea will receive a limited edition Galaxy Note 8. The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition Galaxy Note 8 is not… Read more →

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Thuraya SatSleeve for iPhone I find it pretty weird that there’s cellphone coverage on the top of Mount Everest, yet there are loads of dead spots in my neighborhood. One way to get guaranteed cellphone coverage anywhere in the world is to own a satellite phone, and now you can transform your existing smartphone into a satellite phone by just… Read more →

US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack

Hancock Health has paid hackers $55,000 to unlock systems following a ransomware infection. The hospital, based in Greenfield, Indiana, revealed that a successful ransomware attack on Thursday held the hospital’s IT systems hostage, demanding a ransom payment in Bitcoin (BTC) in return for a decryption key. The cyberattackers requested the payment of four Bitcoins, worth approximately $55,000 at the time…. Read more →