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Square’s payroll service now has a mobile app

Square is bringing its popular small business payroll service to a mobile app, the company announced on Tuesday. The app isn’t technologically groundbreaking, but complements Square’s overall suite of small business services, especially for its customers that operate a mostly mobile business. First launched in 2015 as a desktop service, Square Payroll offers the standard array of payroll services. Employees… Read more →

New Linux ‘Mutagen Astronomy’ security flaw impacts Red Hat and CentOS distros

A cyber-security firm has gone public with details and proof-of-concept (PoC) code about a vulnerability in the Linux kernel that currently impacts only CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distributions. The vulnerability’s name is Mutagen Astronomy and is tracked as CVE-2018-14634. Discovered by the team at the Qualys Research Labs, this security flaw is categorized as a Local Privilege… Read more →

Who will win the future of payments?

Must read: Download Forrester’s complimentary report to understand the 10 factors that will define the future of payments. Autonomous payments is the future state of payments — and banks, merchants, and payment vendors need to prepare now. Venture funding in this arena already exceeds $28 billion. Coupled with intensifying economic and political forces, consumers globally will see this new but… Read more →

Deal alert: Get Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Chime and 1-year of cloud recording for $150

For a limited time, you can get Ring Video Doorbell 2, Ring Chime, and one-year of Ring video cloud recording for $149.99 from Costco — with shipping provided at no extra cost. BUY IT NOW: $150 Ring Video Doorbell 2 bundle at Costco Wholesale (Image: Costco) Ring Video Doorbell 2 costs $199 right now on Ring’s site and Amazon, while… Read more →

Google proposes data privacy framework ahead of US Senate hearing

Google has published a proposed framework for data-protection legislation ahead of an appearance Wednesday before US Senate to discuss GDPR-style safeguards for consumer data privacy. The framework is comprised of privacy practices that Google already abides by or could easily comply with. What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations General Data Protection… Read more →

​Linus Torvalds and Linux Code of Conduct: 7 myths debunked

​Linus on Linux’s 25th birthday Linus Torvalds describes Linux’s secret origins. Read More Since Linus Torvalds announced he was taking time off to work on his behavior in the Linux developer community and a new Linux kernel developer Code of Conduct (CoC) was introduced, there has been endless malarkey written about both moves. Here are some of the more hysterical… Read more →

LinkedIn launches Talent Insights for HR analytics, talent planning

In a move that highlights how LinkedIn is increasingly eyeing human resources software as part of Microsoft, the company launched Talent Insights, an analytics tool for talent. Talent Insights is a self-serve data graph that utilizes LinkedIn data to enable HR folks to benchmark where talent is being lost and where a new office should be opened. LinkedIn’s target market… Read more →

New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception

Eight years ago, Apple’s iPhone 4 struggled with an antenna design problem that came to be known as Antennagate. Apple’s proposed solution at the time: Change the way you held the phone or use a bumper case. The new iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xs launched late last week, and over the last few days reports of connection issues in… Read more →

Salesforce launches Customer 360, aims to integrate all your data, applications

Salesforce’s big idea is one that you’ve heard of before from other enterprise software vendors–a 360 degree view of the customer–with different lens. The big question will come down to executing Salesforce’s effort, dubbed Customer 360. At Dreamforce, Salesforce’s developer and customer powwow, the company will outline Customer 360, which includes the following: An admin interface that connects and manages… Read more →

FinancialForce pumps Einstein Analytics into latest platform update

FinancialForce, a cloud ERP vendor built on Salesforce’s platform, is rolling out new analytics products based on Einstein and applying next-generation Lightning UX features across its portfolio. The company detailed the new features as part of its Fall 2018 release during Salesforce’s Dreamforce event being held in San Francisco this week. The updates to Professional Service Automation (PSA) will bring… Read more →