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Commvault debuts new data protection system for hybrid IT environments

Enterprise data management company Commvault Systems Inc. is debuting a new data management and protection system for companies looking for a safe way to scale out their hybrid information data center-cloud technology environments. Commvault says the new system is being offered in two ways: as an ...

Talend adds cloud-based data preparation tools to Data Fabric platform

Talend Inc. said today it's updating its Integration Cloud platform to make it easier and faster for companies to extract and clean data so it can be used in their analytics operations. The main highlight of Talend's release is the new cloud-based version of the Talend Data Preparation tool, ...

Google's Security Checkup service gets personal and adds Chrome predictive phishing protection

Google Inc. has revamped its Security Checkup feature to make it personalized for each user, and also added new phishing protections in Chrome. The Security Checkup is a service that ensures a user's Google account is safe by checking items that could impact its security, such as connected apps, ...

Digital Asset raises $40M for its blockchain-based financial platform

Two-year-old startup Digital Asset Holdings LLC Monday said it has raised $40 million toward building blockchain platforms for financial institutions. The company aims to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed within financial systems. Its tailored business logic ...

US Supreme Court to decide on Microsoft email privacy case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a landmark case between the federal government and Microsoft Corp. The court will hear an appeal by the Trump administration following a lower court's ruling that prevented law enforcement from using a traditional search warrant to obtain emails stored ...

The KRACK Wi-Fi security vulnerability: Here's what you need to know

As news of the severe KRACK vulnerability in the technology underpinning the security of Wi-Fi networks continues to make global headlines, more about its implications and what can be done to protect against it are coming to light. First, it's important to know that this is a huge vulnerability. ...

JP Morgan Chase announces new blockchain-based platform for cross-border transactions

JP Morgan Chase & Co. today followed in the footsteps of IBM Corp. in announcing a new Ethereum blockchain-based payments platform designed to facilitate cross-border financial transactions by banks. Called the Interbank Information Network, the network aims to “enhance the client ...

Credit card details stolen after Pizza Hut undercooks its website security

Pizza Hut, the pizza restaurant division of Yum! Brands Inc., is the latest in a growing list of fast-food chains to be hacked, as the company admitted that credit card data was stolen from customers two weeks ago. The hack, which was described on the pizza maker's website as a “temporary ...

Virtuozzo simplifies persistent data storage for Kubernetes clusters

Hyperconverged infrastructure software provider Virtuozzo Inc. has punted out a new persistent storage product for Kubernetes, which is a popular orchestration tool that's used to manage software application containers. The move comes following this summer's release of Virtuozzo Storage for Docker, ...

Serious encryption flaw in RSA chips exposes billions of devices to attack

A newly discovered vulnerability in the code used by RSA chips made by Infineon Technologies AG, used by a wide range of devices, opens the door to hackers, according to newly published research. Discovered by researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic last week, the vulnerability, ...

Microsoft publishes new cloud map comparing Azure's services with Amazon's

Microsoft Corp. has published a new Azure Cloud Services Map for information technology personnel that lets them compare its range of cloud computing services against those of Amazon Web Services Inc. Like Amazon, Microsoft's cloud services portfolio has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, and ...

NetApp seeks to drive innovation in flash storage market

Legacy computing company NetApp Inc. may not be the first to come to mind for the latest in technology innovation, but its experience and faithful customer base allows it to leverage its way to the forefront of new markets. One of the areas where NetApp is looking to drive innovation is in ...

Kong hopes to be king of enterprise API management

Application programming interface development manager Kong Inc., formerly called Mashape Inc., today is announcing the availability of its Kong Enterprise Edition microservices API abstraction platform for enterprise development. The company, which recently merged with API distributor RapidAPI to ...

What to expect from Samsung Bixby 2.0 set to be unveiled on Oct. 18

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will reportedly release an updated version of its digital assistant at its developer conference this week. The South Korean company will unveil Bixby 2.0, the next version of its artificial intelligence assistant, on Wednesday, according to The Korean Herald. Bixby 2.0 ...

What to expect from Samsung Bixby 2.0 set to be unveiled on Oct. 18

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will reportedly release an updated version of its digital assistant at its developer conference this week. The South Korean company will unveil Bixby 2.0, the next version of its artificial intelligence assistant on Oct. 18, according to The Korean Herald. Bixby 2.0 is ...

New IBM blockchain payments platform supports cross-border financial transactions

IBM Corp. has entered a new partnership that will see Big Blue offer a cross-border blockchain payments solution aimed at business and consumers. The new payments network, which will be formally announced at the Sibos conference in Toronto on Monday, involves the use of the Stellar network, a ...

How to use Facebook's new 'Order Food' service, now available to all U.S. users

In its attempt to keep users inside its app, Facebook Inc. has launched a food order' feature for U.S. users. Unlike similar services like UberEATS, Facebook's Order Food service will act as a middleman rather than a delivery service. It will utilize partnerships with existing delivery services, ...

Tech earnings preview: The good times will keep rolling, at least for now

Tech earnings season kicks off this week with many of the giants set to report third-quarter results, and the tea-leaf readers mostly expect the rich to get richer. IBM Corp. will lead off the enterprise and emerging tech earning parade on Tuesday, and investors and customers both are hoping it ...

OnePlus responds to privacy concerns with change in how it collects data

Semipopular Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has partially caved in to consumer pressure about its data gathering practice, which includes spying on user activities, by offering a more transparent opt-out process and dropping the collection of personally identifiable data. The drama surrounding ...

Cryptomining hijacking goes mainstream, affecting up to 500M users

More and more sites are secretly hijacking the computer processing power of visitors to mine for cryotocurrency as a report over the weekend identified Politifact among the latest sites to be targeted. Overall, according to one ad blocking company, the process is now so widespread that hundreds ...

Who owns data from the “internet of things”? That's about to become a very big deal

Teletrac Navman US Ltd. was deeply into the “internet of things” long before it was a hot buzzword. The fleet tracking and management software company gathers detailed information on more than 500,000 vehicles for 40,000 customer organizations across six continents. Black boxes installed ...

As legal battle heats up, Qualcomm pushes for iPhone ban in China

The ongoing legal battles between Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Apple Inc. just got nastier, as Qualcomm is now pushing to have iPhones banned from being sold or manufactured in China, Bloomberg reported Friday. Qualcomm accused Apple of patent infringement in the lawsuit, which was filed in ...

Facebook debuts new video datasets for training neural networks

Facebook Inc. unveiled its latest contribution to the artificial intelligence ecosystem at the GitHub Universe conference on Thursday. Researchers from the social network have put together two datasets designed to help with creation of machine learning models that process video content. Typically, ...

Visual Vocal raises $3.6M to help enterprises collaborate in VR

Visual Vocal, a Seattle-based startup that wants to help companies collaborate in virtual and mixed reality, announced today that it has raised $3.6 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by Eniac Ventures, and it also included participation from Scout Ventures, Spider Capital and ...

Fifty years old and still humming: Like the mainframe, Syncsort won't quit

What are the oldest technology companies still operating today? Before Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Oracle and Microsoft there was IBM, AT&T and Hewlett-Packard. General Electric goes all the way back to Thomas Edison in 1892. These are all household names to be sure, but there is one company on ...

Vish-ious attack: Your Instagram posts could put a 'hack me' sign on your back

We've all heard of phishing , the use of fraudulent electronic exchanges by hackers seeking sensitive information like usernames and passwords. Now cybercriminals have expanded their repertoire to include vishing , basically voice phishing by phone. And the mere act of posting photos online ...

Big data leads a transformation in PC gaming

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Hitachi Vantara Corp. Sponsored posts are paid content that appear on all pages of SiliconANGLE.com, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email sponsor@siliconangle.com. There's a quiet revolution going on in the personal computer gaming ...

Keep calm and code on: Facebook scholar braves tech sexism firestorm

The now infamous Google memo and recent sexual harassment charges against Uber Technologies Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc. are a few gender-related incidents in Silicon Valley to make headlines this year. What is a female techie to do in such a divisive environment? Keep calm and code on, according ...

As the world grows more automated, Google pledges $1B for job training

In an apparent nod to concerns about how automation will affect the job market, Google Inc. on Thursday announced a far-reaching training program designed to prepare workers for the changes to come. The crux of the initiative is a pledge to donate $1 billion to nonprofits focused on helping ...

Putting workplace diversity to work for sharper product development

Product developers and other professionals with diverse backgrounds might boost a project with the varying insights they bring to the table. But what about the classic too many cooks in the kitchen problem? Can managers set guidelines to keep motley teams from sliding into chaos? “Absolutely, ...

Foldable smartphone battle could soon heat up if Apple enters fray

Rumors have been making the rounds for years that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is working on a foldable smartphone, codenamed the Galaxy X. And the company showed off its first foldable display at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, but no foldable device has surfaced yet. This could all change next ...

Foldable smartphone battle could soon heat up

Rumors have been making the rounds for years that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is working on a foldable smartphone. Codenamed the Galaxy X, the company showed off its first foldable display at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. Despite the rumors, no foldable device has surfaced yet. This could all ...

Amazon Studios boss Roy Price suspended after sexual harassment claims

Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, has been put on a leave of absence following allegations that he sexually harassed a producer and also turned a blind eye to an actress' claim that she had been sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein. Roy Price is on leave of absence effective ...

How to get started with 'Movies Anywhere,' Disney's digital movie locker

Movies Anywhere, a digital movie locker owned by The Walt Disney Co., has launched with the backing of major Hollywood studios. It's not a completely new service, originally launched Disney Movies Anywhere in 2014, but the service has been expanded significantly to offer a broader selection. ...

To the moon: In a record-breaking run, Bitcoin surges toward $6,000

The price of bitcoin went through the roof Thursday, surging past $5,000 for the first time and, sitting at just below $5,800 by late evening, heading toward a cool $6,000. Bitcoin's price surge has been attributed to a number of possibilities, the most interesting being that investors ...

Credit card details stolen in a second hack of Hyatt hotels

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has proven that the adage “once bitten, twice shy” is inaccurate after revealing that its payment system was hacked and customer data such as credit card details were stolen. It was the latest significant hack to target the hotel chain since its last data breach in ...

Latest Equifax faux pas: serving customers malware-infected fake Flash plugins

U.S. consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. is back in the news, once again for all the wrong reasons. The company was discovered to be serving malware to its customers in the form of spyware disguised as an Adobe Flash plugin, although it's not entirely clear whether the company itself was ...

Public cloud revenues are growing even faster than expected, Gartner says

Companies' spending on cloud computing services is growing at an even faster rate than expected, according to new analysis from Gartner Inc. Gartner's latest Worldwide Public Cloud Services Forecast shows that worldwide revenues are set to hit $260 billion by the end of the year, compared with ...

Despite record profit, Samsung Electronics CEO resigns, citing lack of new growth engines

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. caused a stir Friday morning in South Korea, announcing that Oh-Hyun Kwon, its chairman, chief executive officer and head of its semiconductor operation, will step down from his role at the company by March. The surprise news comes as Samsung delivered a preliminary ...

Splunk helps Accenture generate real-time, predictive data for retail, healthcare verticals

As data gets collected from a wide range of sources from the edge to on-premises data centers, large enterprises are finding that their data tends to reside in multiple silos rather than a single source of information. Accenture LLP, a management and technology consulting company, is helping ...

Is content still king? NetApp's head of strategy challenges conventional wisdom

The belief that content is king' may have been codified into the collective consciousness in 1996 when none other than Microsoft's Bill Gates wrote an essay by the same name. At the time, Gates believed that anything appearing on the internet would make a lot of money, but more than 20 years later, ...

Big data stretch: Dell EMC goes elastic in new partnership

Late last month, Dell EMC announced the Elastic Data Platform, which is designed to augment big data deployments with scalability and stronger controls around user access. The news was jointly released not just by Dell EMC, but through two of its key partners: BlueData Inc. and BlueTalon Inc. The ...

Report finds financial cybercrime is running rampant on social media

A new report on financial cybercrime has found that while financial institutions have embraced social media to engage customers, grow their business and promote offers and services, scammers are also flocking to the platforms to target potential victims. The “External Social And Digital ...

Facebook expands virtual reality Spaces app with new features

Facebook Inc. Wednesday announced various new features for Spaces, its virtual reality hangout app. The new features, announced at the company's Oculus Connect conference, include additional creative tools, live video streaming and more. Spaces, which Facebook launched in April at its F8 developer ...

Facebook expands virtual reality Spaces app with new features

Facebook Inc. announced various new features for Spaces, its virtual reality hangout app. The new features, announced at the company's Oculus Connect conference, include additional creative tools, live video streaming and more. Spaces, which Facebook launched in April at its F8 developer conference, ...

Akamai snaps up Nominum to beef up its DNS software security

Akamai Technologies Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired Nominum Inc., a Redwood City, California-based company that provides domain-name service software and applications for top telecom providers, for an undisclosed sum. Founded way back in 1999, Nominum offers an integrated suite of ...

Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg see virtual reality through different eyes

Speaking at an event held at Oxford University Wednesday, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook threw cold water on the future of virtual reality. At almost the same time halfway across the world, Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was extolling the virtues of VR now and into the future. When asked a ...

Pornhub deploys artificial intelligence platform to identify and tag porn stars

There's an old, justified adage about how the porn industry leads the path to widespread technology adaptation. From VHS through to DVDs, online payments and even potentially widespread use of the internet itself, porn has spurred growth in many sectors. Now, one of its biggest porn sites is using ...

Failed mobile software maker Cyanogen turns to developing autonomous vehicle tech

Cyanogen Inc., a company notorious for its failed attempt to bring to market an “Android killer” mobile operating system, has changed its name to Cyngn and shifted its business focus to self-driving car tech , because that's in right now. Axios made the discovery, reporting Wednesday ...

California set to allow driverless vehicles on its roads starting in 2018

California is set to revise its regulations on autonomous vehicles with proposed changes that will allow vehicles without drivers or anyone in them to operate on their roads starting next year. The California Department of Motor Vehicles published the proposed changes to self-driving car regulations ...