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NRF 2019 shines spotlight on tech, but the future of retail is still TBD

Image via NRF Various versions of the so-called future of retail were on display this week at the National Retail Federation’s annual conference in New York City, with new innovations meant to dazzle retailers into revamping their digital strategy and in-store technology. The NRF show floor puts into perspective the vast arsenal of tools retailers now have at their disposal to improve… Read more →

US charges Ukrainian for SEC 2016 hack, others for insider trading

US authorities charged today a Ukrainian national with hacking the US Securities Exchange Commission, stealing private corporate data, and passing it to others who then profited from this information by engaging in insider trading. The hacker charged with these crimes is Oleksandr Ieremenko, 26, of Kiev, Ukraine, a suspect also charged and found guilty of hacking three press release newswire… Read more →

Anker USB-C to Lightning cables coming March

Anker USB-C to Lightning cables Anker They’ve been a long time coming, but the wait is almost over. Premium accessories brand Anker is the first to announce third-party USB-C to Lightning cables for the iPhone and iPad. The company is expanding its toughened Powerline and Powerline+ cables to cater for those running newer iPhones and iPads that can benefit from… Read more →

Microsoft says all U.S. government customers are sanctioned to use Outlook Mobile

Microsoft’s Outlook Mobile app for iOS and Android has met security and compliance requirements and is ready for deployment by all U.S. government customers, company officials said on January 15. This means Outlook Mobile can be used by U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC) High and Department of Defense customers as of this week. Today’s announcement is yet another Microsoft government-compliance… Read more →

Metasploit, popular hacking and security tool, gets long-awaited update

The open-source Metasploit Framework 5.0 has long been used by hackers and security professionals alike to break into systems. Now, this popular system penetration testing platform, which enables you to find, exploit, and validate security holes, has been given a long-delayed refresh. Rapid7, Metasploit’s parent company, announced this first major release since 2011. It brings many new features and a… Read more →

Google Japan reportedly failed to declare ¥3.5 billion for tax purposes

Google Japan has reportedly failed to declare ¥3.5 billion ($32.3 million) in income, resulting in a tax bill worth millions of dollars destined for Japanese coffers. According to Japanese publication Nikkei, the Japanese arm of the tech giant did not declare this income in the year ending December 2015, despite the income being generated via advertising revenue in the country…. Read more →

GE sees digital ghost deployments in 2019

GE said it plans to make its digital ghost technology commercial available in late 2019 and expand it into oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Launched in 2017 out of GE’s research unit, digital ghost is a security spin on digital twin technology. Where the digital twin replicates physical equipment virtually for predictive maintenance and other use cases, digital… Read more →

CES 2019: The battle between the edge and the cloud

Special Feature The Art Of The Hybrid Cloud Cloud computing is insatiably gobbling up more of the backend services that power businesses. But, some companies have apps with privacy, security, and regulatory demands that preclude the cloud. Here’s how to find the right mix of public cloud and private cloud. Read More I’m a fan of CES, and have attended… Read more →

Adobe makes progressive web apps available to Magento customers

Adobe on Tuesday announced new features in Experience Cloud that build on the company’s acquisitions of Magento and Omniture to offer retailers more tools for experience-driven commerce. The cloud updates aim to further embed Sensei, Adobe’s AI and machine learning technology, across the platform in ways that automate analytics and customer experience efforts. On the Magento side, Adobe is now… Read more →

Alphabet’s Loon forms advisory board as it works to build commercial business

Loon, the former Google X project and now independent Alphabet company, announced on Tuesday that it’s formed a new advisory board to aid in its transition into a commercial business. Loon’s business model is to partner with global telcos to expand Internet coverage to underserved areas.  To that end, the company’s new board of advisors bring along decades of experience… Read more →

Firms fined $1M for SingHealth data security breach

Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) has been fined S$250,000 while Integrated Health Information Systems (IHIS), the IT agency responsible for Singapore’s public healthcare sector, is slapped with a S$750,000 fine, for failing to take adequate security measures to safeguard personal data. The oversight had contributed to the July 2018 cybersecurity attack that compromised personal details of 1.5 million SingHealth patients, and… Read more →