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Microsoft patches several versions of Windows 10

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft can’t deliver a boatload of patches for various flavors of Windows 10 via Cumulative Updates (CUs). On November 27, Microsoft made available for download CUs for several of its older variants of Windows 10. By “older,” I don’t mean ancient. Microsoft rolled out today updates for Windows 10 1803 (the April… Read more →

Nutanix Q1 tops estimates on strong subscription revenue growth

Software defined data center player Nutanix delivered strong first quarter results, with revenue on the up amid the company’s shift towards a subscription business model. The company reported a first quarter non-GAAP net loss of 13 cents a share on revenue of $313.3 million. Wall Street was expecting a net loss of 27 cents a share on revenue of $305.26… Read more →

​Salesforce delivers strong Q3, sees fiscal 2020 revenue of $16 billion

Salesforce delivered strong results as it continues to benefit from customer-centric digital transformation projects and said it will deliver revenue of $15.9 billion to $16 billion in the fiscal year ahead. What’s unclear is whether Salesforce’s fourth quarter outlook is enough. The financial results from Salesforce were closely watched for the outlook as Wall Street has become skittish about cloud… Read more →

​Acer Chromebook 13: The pro’s Chromebook

CNET Chromebooks compared: New and upcoming Chrome OS laptops Read More I love my maxed-out Google Pixelbook, but most people aren’t willing to pay $1,349 for one. If you want a serious, more affordable, business-geared Chromebook, consider Acer’s $799 Chromebook 13 CB713. See it now: Chromebook 13 at Acer Acer’s been making Chromebook laptops since it still seemed like a… Read more →

Seven GDPR complaints filed against Google over user location tracking

Consumer protection agencies from seven EU countries filed today GDPR complaints against Google for using deceptive practices to track users’ location. The seven consumer protection agencies claim that Google “lacks a valid legal ground for processing the [location] data in question” and that because of its deceptive practices the users’ consent “is not freely given,” hence, the company is in… Read more →

Android adware has plagued the Google Play Store in the past two months

The Google Play Store is not the impregnable fortress that Google wants people to believe it is. Sometimes, malware slips through. While there have been incidents where ransomware, banking trojans, spyware, or SMS fraud apps make it through, the Google Play Store is usually plagued, in most cases, by adware. Most of the security reports you’ll read about malware making… Read more →

Samsung 860 QVO: Cheap, high-capacity SSDs aimed at everyday use

Those looking for a cheap SSD offering storage capacities up to 4TB should take a look at the new 860 QVO SSD (note that QVO stands for Quality and Value Optimized), Samsung’s latest addition to the highly popular 860 Series lineup of drives. Built around Samsung’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash architecture, the 860 QVO SSD comes in… Read more →

Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication service goes down for second week in a row

Just over a week after a global problem with its multi-factor authentication (MFA) service plagued a number of users, another Microsoft MFA outage is impacting a number of customers. Many, but not all, of the customers reporting problems today seem to be U.S.-based. Starting around 9:15 a.m. ET, a number of Office 365 customers began reporting on Twitter that they… Read more →

Lazada to establish intellectual property protection framework for South Korea

Lazada has unveiled plans to establish a framework that aims to protect the intellectual property (IP) rights of South Korean brands as well as stem the trading of illegal goods on its online marketplace. The Southeast Asian e-commerce player inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Korea IP Protection Agency (KOIPA), which it said was the first of such partnership between… Read more →

HPE buys big data specialist BlueData

HPE on Tuesday announced that it will buy BlueData to expand its footprint as a supplier of artificial intelligence and analytics services. Based in Santa Clara, BlueData makes virtualization technology for big data and machine learning deployments. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BlueData has a software platform called EPIC that allows enterprises to create Hadoop and Spark… Read more →

Satya Nadella: Microsoft’s first futurist CEO

I’ve been watching Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella make keynote speeches since before he assumed the role. He’s always been one of the more interesting speakers, reaching across the whole of culture to make his points. But as much as I enjoy them, they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. Colleagues in the tech press want them to be more product-led, more… Read more →

Uber fined £900,000 by UK, Dutch privacy regulators over 2016 data breach

Uber has been fined over £900,000 by UK and Dutch watchdogs in relation to a 2016 data breach which impacted customer data. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the ride-hailing service £385,000 for “failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyberattack,” while the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) has imposed a fine of €600.000 (£532,000) for violating… Read more →