Category: Tech

Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine

July 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The European Commission today fined Google $5.05 billion (€4.34 billion) for violating EU antitrust rules, saying that “Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search.” The […]

Software, Tech

Skype launches a new desktop app with HD video, and soon encryption and call recording

July 16, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will […]

Software, Tech

The Future (And Reality) Of Autonomous Enterprise Software

July 12, 2018

Via: CIO

Oracle’s series of announcements about autonomous database technology – with the first real product being the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud launched on March 27 – has been declared a profound revolution, repackaged hype, and everything between. Oracle’s announcement has touched […]

Software, Tech

Slack wants to make search a little easier with search filters

July 10, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack’s search functions are getting another little quality-of-life update today with the introduction of filters, which aims to make search a little more granular to find the right answers. The company also says searches are going to be more personalized. […]

Hardware, Tech

The AI revolution has spawned a new chips arms race

July 9, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save IBM’s POWER line. Elsewhere AMD had self-destructed, making it pretty much an x86 world. […]

Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

US forces smartphone giant ZTE to fire its CEO and leadership team

July 6, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Chinese smartphone giant ZTE has completely replaced its corporate leadership, naming new people to be CEO, CTO, CFO, and several vice presidents. The new CEO of ZTE will be Xu Ziyang, a former head of ZTE’s German operations who […]

Big Data, Tech

DHS looks to agile in EAGLE II replacement

July 2, 2018

Via: FCW

A little more than a year ago, the Department of Homeland Security canceled a planned $1.5 billion agile-focused procurement. At the time, DHS officials owned the failure publicly. Now, the failed Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland (FLASH) could get […]

Mobility, Tech

Why Apple May Be Lowering iPhone Prices This Year

June 26, 2018

Via: Fortune

Apple may be reversing course and lowering iPhone prices, after iPhone sales growth slowed with 2017’s $1,000 iPhone X model, and price hikes on the iPhone 8 line up. This year’s new iPhone X will likely come in two models […]

Big Data, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Tech

Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in

June 20, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy — supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther. Avoiding vendor lock-in has become a major concern […]

Mobility, Tech

Google’s Datally app adds more ways to limit mobile data usage

June 18, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

In November, Google introduced Datally, a data-saving app largely aimed at emerging markets where users often rely on prepaid SIM cards, and don’t have access to all-you-can-eat unlimited data plans. The app lets users granularly control which apps can use […]