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Tumblr discloses vulnerability but says ‘no evidence that this bug was abused’

Blogging platform Tumblr has revealed today that its site’s desktop interface was affected by a bug that could have been abused to leak users’ personal information. Following an investigation, the company said it found “no evidence of this security bug being abused.” The issue, disclosed earlier today by the Tumblr staff, was located in the code of the “Recommended Blogs”… Read more →

Wednesday ads drive higher in-store traffic, study shows

Advertisers who spend budget on radio ads want to make sure their marketing spend is making a difference in terms of sales. Now, a new study shows that in-store traffic increases due to these ads. Indianapolis-based DialReport conducted a study between April and June 2018. It analysed 1.5 million radio spot plays across the top 100 US markets. It looked… Read more →

Which electronics brands are best for social influence?

New York-based data and analytics firm Engagement Labs has released its TotalSocial ranking of the top consumer electronics brands in the US, based on social influence. Social influence does not cover only online consumer conversations. This analysis also combines offline, face-to-face conversations. The data is combined with predictive analytics to increase ROI and revenue for brands. Also: Nicolas Cage: ‘I… Read more →

Stephen Curry brilliantly shows what the new Palm phone is for

directory Best cell phone trade-in options We rate some of the best trade-in options where you can get top dollar for your for iPhone, Android and Windows devices. Read More The myopic and the taste-challenged took one look at Palm’s new phone — or, more precisely, phone companion — and scoffed. “The stupidest product of the year,” wailed one critic…. Read more →

AMD-powered Cray to speed up Formula One racing

Haas F1 team Supercomputer firm Cray has entered into a relationship with Haas F1 team to help it out with the heavy workload of carrying out computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Must read: iPhone XR: Here’s nine things you need to know about Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone Haas F1 Team will be using a Cray CS500 cluster supercomputer powered by AMD… Read more →

Twitter publishes information ops data from Russia, Iran for research

Twitter has published data on information operations from Russia and Iran since 2016. The company had previously disclosed that third parties were trying to influence various groups since 2016. Tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under fire for being lax about shutting down groups such as the Internet Research Agency and Iran operatives. Twitter’s data sets… Read more →

Oracle buys goBalto to expand Health Sciences business

Oracle on Wednesday said that it plans to acquire goBalto, makers of a cloud platform that supports clinical trial site selection and activation for life sciences companies. The enterprise software giant said the deal will help expand its Health Sciences business unit. goBalto makes cloud software to accelerate clinical drug trials by streamlining and automating the selection and set up… Read more →

Cloud, enterprise software to drive 2019 IT spending, says Gartner

Global IT spending is expected to grow 3.2 percent in 2019 to $3.8 trillion as enterprise software, cloud and digital transformation projects boost growth, according to Gartner. The projection, outlined at Gartner’s Symposium/ITXpo in Orlando, accounts for a shift to everything as a service. John-David Lovelock, an analyst at Gartner, noted that enterprises are shifting to pay for use models… Read more →

US judge approves settlement over Elon Musk taking Tesla private tweets

A US judge has approved a proposed settlement deal between Tesla, its CEO Elon Musk, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Judge Alison Nathan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the deal, as reported by Reuters, which now resolves claims of securities fraud. The matter at hand was a single tweet… Read more →

Robot will ring NYSE closing bell

A robot will ring the closing bell at the NYSE on Wednesday. The honored machine is a UR5e collaborative robot made by Universal Robots (UR), which is the market leader in the growing category of flexible, collaborative industrial automation. The bell ring comes just a couple weeks after the unexpected demise of UR rival and market innovator Rethink Robotics. Despite… Read more →

Rapid7 acquires web app security developer tCell

Rapid7 has announced the acquisition of tCell in a bid to improve the firm’s security offerings for the prevention of application-based attacks. This week, Rapid7 said the company “plans to expand its application security capabilities and help its customers better assess, monitor, and protect against application-based attacks” through the purchase. Financial details were not disclosed. Rapid7 is the developer of… Read more →

Creator of remote access tool LuminosityLink sent behind bars

A 21-year-old has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to developing and selling LuminosityLink, a popular remote access tool (RAT) in the criminal underground. On Monday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that Colton Grubbs, from Stanford, Kentucky, had previously admitted to conspiracy to unlawfully access computers in furtherance of a criminal act, conspiracy to… Read more →