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F5 acquires NGINX: What to expect from the deal

Multi-cloud considered the foundation of digital efficiency A recent survey conducted by F5 Networks finds high levels of interest in building digital foundations among IT managers and professionals, who are increasing adopting multi-cloud strategies to make it happen. Read more: http://zd.net/2DMHreL Why would F5, best known as a high-end, enterprise Internet Service Provider (ISP), acquire NGINX, which most people know because… Read more →

Symantec names new interim CEO, CFO, delivers mixed Q4 and weak Q1 outlook

Inside Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations report ZDNet’s Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby that the contents of Verizon’s 2019 Data breach Investigations report finds that nation states and espionage are becoming a worry for businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2WtkXFN Symantec has a new CEO and CFO as its fourth quarter results were roughly in line with estimates, but the first… Read more →

US charges one of the Anthem hackers

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 11: A US Department of Justice seal is displayed on a podium during a news conference. Ramin Talaie, Getty Images The US Department of Justice charged today a Chinese national for his role as a member of an elite Chinese hacking group that breached at least four US companies, including Indianapolis-based health insurer Anthem Inc…. Read more →

Dropbox Q1 tops expectations as company hits 13.2 million paying users

Dropbox reported better-than-expected first quarter financial results on Thursday. The cloud-based file sharing company delivered a net loss of $7.7 million, or 2 cents a share, on revenue of $385.6 million, up 22%. Non-GAAP earnings were 10 cents per share. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 7 cents a share with revenue of $381.6 million. Shares of Dropbox were up… Read more →

Future Android versions to support Electronic IDs

Future versions of the Android mobile operating system will support Electronic IDs, Google teased today at the Google I/O 2019 developer conference. “Beyond Android Q, we are looking to add Electronic ID support for mobile apps, so that your phone can be used as an ID, such as a driver’s license,” said Rene Mayrhofer and Xiaowen Xin from Android Security… Read more →

Google Cloud’s embrace of SAP highlights enterprise ambitions

Google Cloud and SAP are teaming up under an effort called Embrace to offer joint customers more best practices and reference architectures to migrate workloads as well as extensions for C/4HANA. For Google Cloud, closer SAP ties may help it win more enterprise customers.  SAP and Google Cloud have been firming up a partnership in a bid for enterprise customers…. Read more →

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues for a breakup of Facebook, but easier said than done

Facebook’s privacy pivot elicits skepticism at F8 Marketing consultant and F8 attendee Gabe Bautista says everyone claims to care about privacy, but the devil is in the details. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the social networking giant and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have too much power over communications and it’s time to break apart the company. In a New York Times… Read more →

All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward

Chromebook users to get easy access to Linux apps Chrome developers are working on project Crostini to bring containers for running Linux VMs on Chrome OS. At Google I/O in Mountain View, Google quietly let slip that “all devices [Chromebook] launched this year will be Linux-ready right out of the box.” Wait. What? In case you’ve missed it, last year,… Read more →

Microsoft recommends using a separate device for administrative tasks

Is your laptop protected by the VPN in your smartphone when you use it a hotspot? We answer this question and show you how to keep your connection safe. In a rare article detailing insights about its staff’s efforts in securing its own internal infrastructure, Microsoft has shared some very insightful advice on how companies could reduce the risk of… Read more →

Garmin unveils 2019 Dash Cam lineup and Dash Cam Mini: Providing incident detection and driver alerts

Image: Garmin Modern vehicles will often have crash-avoidance technology or driver alerts integrated into the front of the vehicle. Dashboard cameras are also a popular option to record the environment around you as you drive while also providing some assistance to help you avoid an incident. Garmin announced three new Dash Cams and the Dash Cam Mini as it works… Read more →

Microsoft Build 2019: Everything announced on Azure, IoT, Edge on Chromium, AI, Windows apps, Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Build 2019: Azure, Microsoft Graph, IoT and IE mode highlights ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley handicaps Microsoft’s vision to lead with its three core clouds: Azure, Microsoft 365 and gaming. Here’s the plan and other goodies developers will get. Read more: https://zd.net/2Wtzlh5 Microsoft’s Build 2019 developer conference had a heavy dose of cloud, artificial intelligence and Internet of things as… Read more →

Micro-robotic sex toy gets $2M funding, belated award recognition

A sex tech company jilted out of an Innovation Award at this year’s CES has $2M more in private investment money. On the heels of the CES hubbub, the company, called Lora DiCarlo, also received its belated Innovation Award from CTA, the organization that administers the show. “CTA did not handle this award properly,” says Jean Foster, CTA’s senior vice… Read more →