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Google opens an artificial intelligence research center in China

Google can't operate its signature search engine in China, but that's not stopping it from pursuing another tech initiative in the country: artificial intelligence. The search giant today said it's opening a research center in China, several months after it was advertising to hire AI and machine ...

Toshiba and Western Digital end their battle over flash memory business sale

Computer storage giants Toshiba Corp. and Western Digital Corp. said have finally ended their long-running dispute over the sale of the former company's flash memory business. Toshiba has been trying to sell its Toshiba Memory Corp. business unit, which is the second-largest supply of NAND flash ...

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex targeted by distributed denial-of-service attack

Bitfinex, the world's largest bitcoin exchange by volume, suffered downtime Tuesday after it was targeted by a distributed denial-of-service attack, the first successful attack targeting the exchange since it was taken down for a number of days in similar circumstances in June. The DDoS attack ...

South Korea calls emergency meeting to consider cryptocurrency regulations

South Korea's central bank has called an emergency meeting to discuss cryptocurrencies as bitcoin speculation sweeps the country. Reuters reported Tuesday that officials are not saying exactly what will be on the table at the meeting. But policymakers in the country have been called upon to ...

Through partnership with Komatsu, Nvidia will bring AI to construction sites

Construction sites can now be added to the growing list of industrial environments where artificial intelligence is being applied. Nvidia Corp. today revealed that it has entered a partnership with Tokyo-based Komatsu Ltd., one of the world's largest heavy equipment manufacturers, to harness AI for ...

Facebook opens its augmented reality platform to the public

Facebook Inc. is trying to expand its presence in the burgeoning augmented reality market with the public launch of AR Studio, a platform based on code it acquired from MSQRD Inc. back in 2016. AR Studio is claimed to be a platform that “empowers creators to connect art with data to bring ...

Facebook issues vague response to former VP who denounced its impact on the world

Facebook Inc. on Tuesday bit back against former vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya's recent, if not entirely new, remarks that the platform is ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.' His stern words were met with what could be called redirection from Facebook, as ...

Facing competition from Amazon, Google slashes cloud machine learning prices

Google Inc. has reacted to the launch of rival Amazon Web Services Inc.'s SageMaker machine learning service by dramatically slashing the cost of its own offering. Technology news website VentureBeat first reported the price cuts, citing a blog posted online by Google that was later removed. ...

Druva's data protection now extends to federal government

It's one thing to have a large customer with 100,000 employees and perhaps 2,000 data centers. It's another to land an account with more than 2 million employees and 6,100 data centers. Yet, that is the position in which Druva Inc., provider of data protection solutions, finds itself as the company ...

How Italy's data-savvy efforts saved $48M in healthcare costs

In an industry so focused on the race to adapt and competitive innovation, use cases that highlight the real-life applications for big data are an opportunity to reaffirm tech's impact on the world at large. This year's winners of a 2017 Pentaho Excellence Award in the return-on-investment ...

Cisco survey finds consumers like IoT devices but don't trust their security

Consumers see great value in “internet of things” devices but lack trust in them because of security concerns, according to a survey recently undertaken by Cisco Systems Inc. The “IoT Value/Trust Paradox” survey of 3,000 consumers found that 53 percent of respondents believed ...

Accelerite takes single-pipeline approach to data transformation and analysis

Cloud management vendor Accelerite is getting into the big data business with the release today of a significantly enhanced version of what it calls an end-to-end, self-service' analytics platform that enables data preparation, online analytics processing, visualization and collaboration to be done ...

Google tests experimental technology with three new photography apps

Google Inc. Monday launched three new photography apps, part of the company's new appsperiments' program. The new apps are called Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies and, according to Google, they're the first installment of mobile photography experiences that are built on experimental technology. ...

Report finds malicious apps on Google Play continue to grow

Malicious apps on Google Play continue to grow in number as the search and mobile giant struggles to filter submissions, according to a new report covering mobile security published today. The RiskIQ Inc. mobile threat landscape report for the third quarter found that malicious mobile apps are ...

Google tests experimental technology with three new photography apps

Google Inc. has launched three new photography apps, which form part of the company's new appsperiments' program. The new apps are called Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies and, according to Google, are the first installment of mobile photography experiences that are built on experimental ...

Social media is ripping apart society, says former Facebook executive

Facebook Inc.'s former vice president for user growth has admitted he now feels bad for what he helped create, saying social media is ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.' The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil ...

Google Home Max goes on sale for $399: Here's how to get started

Google Inc.'s premium smart home speaker , the Google Home Max , has finally gone on sale after launching in October. The Google Home Max, a beefed-up version of the original Google Home, sports a pair of woofers with sound 20 times more powerful than the original. It also comes with a hefty price ...

Amazon Web Services opens up its second region in China

Public cloud giant Amazon Web Services Inc. is stepping up its presence in China with the addition of a second region in the country, bringing its total up to 17 regions globally. Amazon said it's partnering with the cloud services company Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd., which will ...

Synaptics debuts built-in fingerprint scanners for mobile displays

Human interface builder Synaptics Corp. is hoping to steal a march on mobile security system designers with the launch of what it says is the world's first fingerprint sensor that comes built into smartphone displays. The company said its display sensor technology works by scanning user's ...

Futures traders predict bitcoin price rise will rapidly slow

Investors in bitcoin futures launched on the Cboe Global Markets exchange Sunday are predicting that growth in the price of the cryptocurrency will rapidly slow in the coming months, ending an unprecedented bull run that has seen the price of bitcoin increase by 1,600 percent since the beginning ...

Kubernetes 1.9 release brings greater stability and storage features

The Kubernetes developer community is capping off a successful year with the release of Kubernetes 1.9, adding important new features that should help to further encourage enterprise adoption. Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestrator management software. It's used to simplify the ...

Newly discovered Russian hacking group steals $10M+ from banks

A newly discovered Russian hacking group is said to have stolen at least $10 million from banks in the United States, United Kingdom and Russia. The claim comes today from the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Group-IB, which said the group, dubbed “MoneyTaker,” has stolen funds from ...

Enterprise cryptocurrency wallet startup BitGo raises $42.5M

Enterprise cryptocurrency wallet startup BitGo Inc. said today it has raised $42.5 million in new funding. The Series B round was led by Valor Equity Partners and included David Sacks, Bill Lee and DRW. As part of the deal, Antonio Gracias of Valor Equity Partners, also a board member at ...

Iron Mountain snaps up IO Data Center's U.S. business in $1.3B deal

Document shredding and data management company Iron Mountain Inc. today said it's planning to buy IO Data Center LLC's U.S. business for $1.3 billion. Boston-based Iron Mountain has been busy snapping up data center facilities across the globe in recent months. The company in September said it ...

Apple removes fake cryptocurrency app from store following complaint

Apple Inc. has removed a fake cryptocurrency app that had embarrassingly climbed to the third position in the finance category of the App Store. The fake iOS app, pretending to be from MyEtherWallet, a service that offers storage for Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies, first appeared in the App Store ...

Alpin's new cloud platform aims to solve 'shadow IT' problem

The accessibility of software-as-a-service products is a double-edged sword. One hand, the average cloud offering is much easier to manage than the on-premises alternative, but on the other, users often sign up for applications without approval from the information technology organization. Boulder, ...

IBM courts developers with ready-to-use software packages for bots and more

Hoping to get more software developers to use its cloud services, IBM Corp. today announced more than 100 packages of software code that can be used to create chatbots, application containers, blockchain applications and more. IBM noted that the proliferation of open-source software has made it more ...

Security company discovers database of 1.4B user credentials on the dark web

It's getting easier for hackers to obtain user credentials in bulk. A security company has discovered a download containing 1.4 billion records offered for sale on the dark web, the largest aggregate database found in the dark web to date. 4iq Inc. made the discovery, detailing on Medium Friday ...

Bitcoin price steadies as first futures contracts begin trading on Cboe exchange

The price of bitcoin steadied in trading Sunday night following the launch of the Cboe XBT tradable bitcoin futures contracts on the Cboe Global Markets exchange. Bitcoin trading was all over the place in the lead-up to the launch. The price of bitcoin surged $1,700 in early morning trading to ...

Nvidia's new Titan V chip targets desktop-based AI development

Nvidia Corp.'s new Titan V graphics processing unit shares little resemblance to the earlier gaming-oriented chips in the series. The GPU, which the company unveiled Thursday night, retails for $2,999 and is geared toward artificial intelligence applications. Unlike other Nvidia graphics cards ...

Adapting to tech's cloud-native shift with Kubernetes, Ubuntu

The growing trend toward cloud-native programming is fundamentally changing the way applications are developed, integrating and automating pieces previously separated and delayed by disjointed manual processes. Adopting strategies to take advantage of more efficient development opportunities has ...

Hilton's IoT-filled 'Connected Room' will be a treasure trove of guest data

Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is jumping on the “internet of things” bandwagon in 2018 with Connected Room, new hotel rooms that will come fully stocked with smart home devices that guests will control from their mobile phones. Hilton hotels have already offered guests ...

Crytek and Crycash team up to mint gaming cryptocurrency

German video game developer Crytek GmbH announced Thursday that the company has teamed up with Crycash, a blockchain currency startup looking to make digital currency for gamers. With this partnership, the two companies will take advantage of digital cryptocurrency to allow the purchase of games, ...

Kubernetes could beat serverless in next-gen apps by being 'boring'

Two tech trends jousting to dominate next-generation software applications are containers and serverless computing. Kubernetes' popular container management platform is maturing and adopting community standards from top players, while the serverless sector remains a Wild West of disparate ...

Apple reportedly may buy music identifying app Shazam for $400M

Apple Inc. is reportedly close to completing a $400 million acquisition of Shazam Entertainment Ltd., the London-based developer behind music identification app Shazam. According to a report by TechCrunch, sources say the deal could be signed as early as this week, with an official ...

Kinetica hires industry veterans to kick-start growth of its GPU-fueled database

With a product that's riding one of the hottest trends in high-performance computing right now – graphics processing unit acceleration , Kinetica Db Inc. is bringing in experienced management to help it scale. The company plans to announce the appointment Monday of Paul Appleby as chief ...

Google delays crackdown on Android accessibility apps

Google Inc. wanted to crack down on apps that take advantage of Android's accessibility features for unintended purposes, but a backlash from both developers and users has made the company reconsider its stance. The accessibility application programming interfaces allow developers to ...

AWS goes after the single sign-on market with free cloud service

In a low-key announcement on Thursday that only started making the rounds this morning, Amazon Web Services Inc. introduced a new service to take on Okta Inc. and other established single sign-on providers.  The tool has a fairly straightforward value proposition. Organizations can use AWS SSO ...

Smarter, more visible enterprise IT is BMC's goal

Hybrid clouds, private clouds, public clouds, managed clouds. It's a multicloud world now, and information technology customers are increasingly looking for new ways to manage and secure critical assets across multiple platforms. The problem is that many chief information officers either don't know ...

YouTube is about to launch a music streaming service to rival Apple and Spotify

YouTube will launch a music streaming service next March, according to report published today by Bloomberg. The service will tentatively be called Remix. YouTube's parent company Alphabet Inc. hasn't officially announced anything, but people familiar with the move told Bloomberg that Warner Music ...

Facebook Messenger boosts Instant Games with live stream and video chat support

Instant Games, available inside the Facebook Messenger platform, has been around for just over a year now and has expanded from 20 games at launch to 70, including the newly added “Tetris.” Facebook Inc. on Thursday expanded Instant Games with new features, including additional games, ...

Bitcoin soars past $17,000 as Russia gets set to legalize cryptocurrencies - again

As bitcoin surged through a new record high of more than $17,000 in trading Thursday, Russia now says it will legalize cryptocurrencies less than three weeks after saying it never would. The latest triple backflip might have earned a 9.9, 10.0 and 9.9 score had the country not been banned from ...

Report: Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing to expand into Mexico next year

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing Technology Co. may finally be starting its long-rumored international expansion, as a report Thursday claimed the company is about to open up shop in Mexico. Reuters made the claim, quoting two sources familiar with the plans as saying that Didi will enter ...

Apple patches HomeKit vulnerability that could have given burglars access to smart locks

Apple Inc. has patched a serious vulnerability in its HomeKit smart home software framework that could allow malicious actors to hijack and control any device connected using the platform. The “zero-day” or previously undiscovered vulnerability, first reported by 9to5Mac today, allowed ...

SoftBank gets into real estate tech with $450M investment in Compass

Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Group Ltd. has made yet another bet on a promising startup, investing a serious $450 million today in New York City-based real estate technology company Compass. Investing via its $100 billion Vision Fund, SoftBank proclaimed the deal to be the ...

In first post-IPO report, ForeScout sees stock surge on strong earnings

Internet of things' security company ForeScout Technologies Inc. saw its share price jump in after-hours trading after posting third-quarter earnings that easily beat Wall Street's forecast. In its first earnings report since launching its initial public offering in October, ForeScout reported a ...

CNCF celebrates 2017 as the end of the beginning

Founded two years ago to promote the adoption of containers, a virtual method for running distributed applications, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has since extended its support well beyond the Kubernetes container orchestration management system. The foundation now hosts 14 different ...

Will cloud and Kubernetes make enterprise infrastructure obsolete?

As day one of KubeCon 2017 came to an end yesterday, buzz around the pace and volume of progress in cloud migration seemed top of mind for speakers and attendees. Only in its second year, the convention has grown with the popularity of the Kubernetes container orchestration management system and ...

Big-data firm Cloudera's shares jump on strong earnings and outlook

After disappointing investors in the last couple of quarters, big-data pioneer Cloudera Inc. today managed to win some of them back with a favorable third-quarter earnings report. In its third quarter since going public in April, Cloudera reported a loss before certain costs such as stock ...

With new automation features, Juniper moves closer to its vision of self-driving networks

Hoping to automate corporate network management, Juniper Networks Inc. today announced three new Juniper Bots,' software applications designed to automate configuration changes across networks. The new bots are said to be an essential component of Juniper's Self-Driving Network' initiative, which ...