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Oracle’s Machine Learning Strategy

Source: Hazem Saleh It’s hardly news that technology companies are working with machine learning. It’s also hardly news that technology companies targeting enterprises are working AI into their solutions. But when Oracle invited a small group of analysts to peek into the company’s internal machine learning summit, it was the first step toward letting the world in on its own… Read more →

Asruex Trojan exploits old Office, Adobe bugs to backdoor your system

Data-stealing malware returns upgraded with cryptominer and trojan Large parts of the Scranos operation were taken out in April – but it’s already back and the criminals behind it seem more determined than ever, adding a trojan and a cryptojacker to their adware scheme. An Asruex variant which specifically uses old Microsoft Office and Adobe vulnerabilities to infect systems has… Read more →

Can you digitally measure a smell or taste?

Aromyx, a company that makes sensors that smell and taste, recently closed a $3 million seed round. We wrote about the company in 2017, when it was partnering to help robots sniff out their environment.  It has been impossible until recently to accurately and repeatably measure the way something smells or tastes. That’s surprising, since the way foods smell and… Read more →

Data stolen from Hy-Vee customers offered for sale on Joker’s Stash Dark Web forum

How big is the Capital One breach? 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians caught up in breach. Information stolen from Hy-Vee customers has appeared in a popular carding forum, with 5.3 million cardholder accounts now up for sale.  As previously reported by ZDNet, the supermarket chain issued a warning to customers on August 14 which explained that a data… Read more →

Allscripts offers Apple Health Records to its clients and their patients

The health care IT business Allscripts on Thursday announced that it’s offering Apple Health Records to its clients and their patients. Health Records gives consumers a hand-held electronic health records (EHR) system that aggregates patient data from participating institutions, which could include hospitals, clinics or labs. It effectively saves a patient the hassle of having to log into each care… Read more →

Microsoft hires open-source veteran Stormy Peters to run its Open Source Programs Office

Credit: Stormy Peters Microsoft has hired Stormy Peters to run its Open Source Programs Office. Peters, a long-time open-source advocate, announced her hiring on Twitter on August 22. Peters most recently was senior manager of Red Hat’s community team, a role she has occupied since November 2016, according to her LinkedIn profile. Her profile says she left Red Hat in… Read more →

Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

Image: Viktor Kiryanov Ukrainian authorities are investigating a potential security breach at a local nuclear power plant after employees connected parts of its internal network to the internet so they could mine cryptocurrency. The investigation is being led by the Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU), who is looking at the incident as a potential breach of state secrets due to the… Read more →

Intuit delivers solid Q4, cuts Q1 earnings outlook, finishes with 4.5 million QuickBooks Online subscribers

How AI can help organize your finances Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Ashok Srivastava, senior vice president and chief data officer at Intuit, about how his company uses AI to make financing easier for individuals and businesses. Intuit closed out a strong fiscal year and continued to grow its QuickBooks Online subscriber base and grow its small business footprint. The… Read more →

VMware goes shopping with $2.7B Pivotal purchase, $2.1B Carbon Black acquisition

VMware on Thursday announced its plans to acquire Pivotal Software, a cloud-native platform provider, for $2.7 billion. Both VMware and Pivotal are owned by Dell Technologies.  Meanwhile, VMware also announced plans to purchase cybersecurity firm Carbon Black for about $2.1 billion.  Both transactions are expected to close in the second half of VMware’s fiscal year 2020, which ends  January 31,… Read more →

Salesforce Q2 tops estimates on strong sales across clouds

Salesforce reported strong second quarter financial results on Thursday that topped estimates and raised its fiscal 2020 guidance. The CRM giant delivered non-GAAP earnings of 66 cents per share on revenue of $4 billion, up 22% year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 47 cents per share with revenue of $3.95 billion. Salesforce stock was up nearly… Read more →

HP names Lores CEO, reports solid Q3

HP HP named Enrique Lores president and CEO to succeed Dion Weisler Nov. 1. Weisler is stepping down due to a “family health mater” and returning to Australia. Lores is currently president of HP’s imaging, printing and solutions unit. Weisler will remain with the company through January 2020 to ease the transition and then serve on the board of directors… Read more →