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DataStax hires Google VP Chet Kapoor as new CEO

Google VP Chet Kapoor has joined DataStax as its new CEO, the company said this week. In an email to employees, outgoing CEO Billy Bosworth said that with Kapoor now at the helm of the company, he will transition out of DataStax over the coming weeks.  Bosworth said the company began its search for a  new CEO early this year… Read more →

Amazon deal: Buy a Tile four-pack and get a free $50 Amazon Echo Dot

What does it take to make Alexa family-friendly? Can Alexa understand your child? Can she be fun for the kids while honoring parents’ rules? Amazon’s Josh Sherman walks through these challenges and more. Those of you who want an Amazon Echo Dot will find it hard to ignore new bundle deals currently exclusive to Amazon. Tile is essentially offering combos… Read more →

Databricks secures $400 million in funding, raising valuation to $6.2 billion

Databricks on Tuesday announced that it’s secured $400 million in new funding, more than doubling the company’s valuation to $6.2 billion. Andreessen Horowitz’s Late Stage Venture Fund is leading the Series F funding round, which Databricks plans to use to scale its R&D and continue expanding globally.  Big data: An overview Big data: An overview Data is being generated about… Read more →

UPS partners with CVS Pharmacy to develop drone delivery use cases

UPS UPS on Tuesday announced that its drone delivery subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward, is partnering with CVS Pharmacy, AmeriSource Bergen, Kaiser Permanente and the University of Utah as it continues to develop commercial drone delivery use cases and scale its drone operations across the country. With CVS, UPS said the companies will evaluate drone delivery use cases including the transport… Read more →

Microsoft to enable end users to buy Power Platform licenses without administrative approval

Credit: Microsoft The concept of self-service has been integral to Microsoft’s Power Platform for a while now. But a coming change in how self-service will be implemented in the purchasing and licensing of Power BI, PowerApps and Flow products has a number of IT administrators up in arms. Microsoft is starting to notify users of its Power Platform products that… Read more →

My ancestry adventure: When DNA testing delivers unexpected and unsettling results

In this article, I’m going to take an in-depth look at three of the most popular DNA testing services: Ancestry, 23andMe, and Living DNA. All three have interesting stories to tell. But first, I’ll tell you mine. cnet directory Best DNA Ancestry Testing Kits Looking for the best DNA test kits you can buy right now? Here are your top… Read more →

Browser-based attacks, our customers, and us

Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity Michael Coates, CEO and co-founder of Altitude Networks and the former CISO at Twitter, shares best practices for building strong security teams and for starting a career in cybersecurity. Read more: Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a good time to remind ourselves that the responsibility to secure the… Read more →

Czech authorities dismantle alleged Russian cyber-espionage network

Czech government officials said on Monday they dismantled a Russian cyber-espionage network operating in the country. The network was taken down at the end of last year and had been set up by Russian nationals with Czech citizenship, operating with the help of Russia’s intelligence agency (the FSB) and with funding from Russia’s Prague embassy. Czech officials said the Russian… Read more →

Ubuntu 19.10: A look into Ubuntu’s enterprise future

What is Kubernetes? Here’s everything you need to know about Kubernetes. Read more: When Canonical released Ubuntu 19.10, a lot of attention was paid to Ubuntu continuing its support of the Linux desktop. Fair enough, but what’s more important to Ubuntu’s bottom line is what this release tells us about its enterprise plans going forward. As Canonical CEO Mark… Read more →

Whistleblower detonates a written bomb inside a recovering Infosys

Infosys just can’t get a break it seems. The last thing it needed was yet another scandal around the topic that has haunted the company in recent years — corporate governance. And yet, a whistleblower complaint from a group called Ethical Employees, which alleges that the company acted unethically to boost short term revenue and profits, has made its way… Read more →

Adobe intros new commerce tools for SMB, mid-market merchants

Adobe on Tuesday announced a bevy of updates to its commerce platform that aim to bring Adobe’s enterprise-grade commerce capabilities to SMB and mid-market merchants. Key updates include the launch of an Amazon sales channel in Magento for Europe; the integration of the Magento commerce platform with Adobe Stock; a new product recommendations tool powered by Adobe Sensei; and a… Read more →