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AMD investigating chip security flaws after less than 24 hours notice

(Image: file photo) AMD is investigating a report that claims several of the company’s processors are vulnerable to more than a dozen security flaws. The chipmaker said in a statement Tuesday that it is “actively investigating and analyzing” findings by CTS Labs, a largely unknown Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup founded last year. Hours earlier, the startup posted a website, a… Read more →

Broadcom-Qualcomm went from bad to worse to Trump: The whole sordid saga

A simple acquisition attempt — at least, as simple as one can be — has turned into an angry dispute, with extraordinary measures taken to persuade shareholders on both sides, and potential national security concerns spanning from the US to China. Qualcomm inks deal to build mobile Windows 10 PCs with Asus, Lenovo, HP The new PCs will be powered… Read more →

Inside GlobalFoundries long road to the leading edge

There are only a handful of companies in the world that design processors using leading-edge technology. Even fewer are equipped to manufacture these chips. Intel makes its own, Taiwan’s TSMC and GlobalFoundries are pure-play foundries that make chips for other companies, and Samsung is a little of both. The competition is intense, the fabs cost billions, and it takes years… Read more →

Big Bezos: Amazon Alexa controls my entire freakin’ house

Alexa: The good, the bad, and the creepy This month marks my tenth anniversary writing for ZDNet. read this Amazon’s Echo Dot, Tap, Alexa equate to Amazon Everywhere strategy The company’s Alexa platform–along with integration with third parties and replenishment systems like Dash–highlight an ambitious smart home and Internet of things effort. Read More When I think about how much… Read more →

Peersway’s nano-influencer fixed fees ensure engagement cost reductions

Some celebrity influencers can cost brands up to millions of dollars which has forced brands to look for a more cost-effective solution for their marketing campaigns. special feature Louisville and the Future of the Smart City Louisville, Kentucky is building a unique bridge between the smart city and the smart home. Here’s what communities and citizens can learn about the… Read more →

Microsoft gets ready to roll out its ‘Tenerife’ cloud ERP service for SMBs

Microsoft’s”Tenerife” ERP service for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) has an official name and launch date. Dynamics 365 Business Central will start rolling out on April 2 via Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider channel. Beyond that basic information, Microsoft isn’t disclosing much about Business Central. I asked for pricing, migration and other information but didn’t receive answers to any of my… Read more →

Will debt and nationalism drive the future of tech?

Author Evgeny Morozov makes an interesting observation in The Guardian about the use of debt by Softbank and the Sovereign funds of several Middle East and Asian countries, to raise tens of billions of dollars that are used to acquire large tech companies and invest in key startups in AI and robotics. It [Softbank] got Apple, the chip-maker Qualcomm and… Read more →

Top iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks

iOS Worst iOS 11 annoyances, and how to fix them Source Article from iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

CyberArk acquires cloud security firm Vaultive

CyberArk has acquired Vaultive to offer a stronger range of privileged account security solutions in the cloud. On Monday, the Newton, Mass.-based cybersecurity firm said that particular assets of the privately-held Vaultive have been purchased, which will “dramatically simplify the user experience for privileged business users and cloud administrators while extending proactive security controls.” Financial details of the deal were… Read more →

Grab ventures into fintech, offering microfinancing services

Once just a ride-sharing company, Grab has been expanding its portfolio to include mobile and peer-to-peer payments and now has added insurance and microfinancing services to the mix. The Southeast Asian operator on Tuesday launched its “fintech platform”, Grab Financial, which it said would encompass its fintech offerings including payments, rewards and loyalty services, as well as financial and agent… Read more →