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Pact to Speed Up Bitcoin Drives Digital Currency to Record High

Pact to Speed Up Bitcoin Drives Digital Currency to Record High

25 May 2017 comment

Bitcoin’s seemingly unstoppable rally has just been given new impetus. According to Bloomberg, the cryptocurrency extended its surge by 10 percent to a record-high $2,690, bringing gains this year to 182 percent, after an agreement to upgrade the speed of processing transactions.

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

25 May 2017 comment

A machine built by Alphabet has officially defeated the world’s top-ranked player of the ancient board-game Go, a decisive demonstration of artificial intelligence’s ability to master some of the most complex human endeavors, according to Bloomberg.

Terror Posts and Encryption Targeted by U.K. Following Attack

Terror Posts and Encryption Targeted by U.K. Following Attack

25 May 2017 comment

The U.K. government urged social-media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to tackle terror posts on their sites as it reinforced its demand to allow access to encrypted messages, according to Bloomberg.

GfK: Upward Trend in the Consumer Climate in Germany Continues

GfK: Upward Trend in the Consumer Climate in Germany Continues

25 May 2017 comment

German consumers were still highly confident in May of this year, providing reliable support to the economy. This was reflected in heightened expectations of the economy and income. Propensity to buy fell slightly, but still remained at a high level.

WannaCry Event Underscores Need for Risk-Based Defenses

WannaCry Event Underscores Need for Risk-Based Defenses

25 May 2017 comment

The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak infected 200,000 endpoints across 150 countries, highlighting the devastating effects of ransomware. While patching systems and preaching to users are prudent actions, those recommendations have proven ineffective.

Instagram Audience in France Still Growing

Instagram Audience in France Still Growing

25 May 2017 comment

Nearly seven years after its launch, Instagram has yet to completely catch on with internet users in France. But adoption has been growing by double digits annually and will continue to do so for the next few years.

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro

25 May 2017 comment

Microsoft unveiled a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and laptop combination device with more powerful chips and better battery life, updating an aging product with declining sales that hurt financial results last quarter, according to Bloomberg.

Toshiba May Seek Buyers for Westinghouse Starting This Fall

Toshiba May Seek Buyers for Westinghouse Starting This Fall

24 May 2017 comment

Toshiba could begin the process to sell a majority stake in Westinghouse this fall as the U.S. company makes its way through a bankruptcy proceeding, according to Bloomberg, citing Westinghouse’s CEO Mark Marano.

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

10 May 2017 comment

CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner. They predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

18 Apr 2017 comment

Dell EMC announced the results of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The study revealed that a majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed around the world indicate their organizations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.

Google Denies Pay Disparity Allegations

Google Denies Pay Disparity Allegations

16 Apr 2017 comment

Google denied Department of Labor allegations that an in-progress investigation suggests “systemic compensation disparities against women” at the internet giant, according to Bloomberg.

Pact to Speed Up Bitcoin Drives Digital Currency to Record High

Pact to Speed Up Bitcoin Drives Digital Currency to Record High

25 May 2017 comment

Bitcoin’s seemingly unstoppable rally has just been given new impetus. According to Bloomberg, the cryptocurrency extended its surge by 10 percent to a record-high $2,690, bringing gains this year to 182 percent, after an agreement to upgrade the speed of processing transactions.

Terror Posts and Encryption Targeted by U.K. Following Attack

Terror Posts and Encryption Targeted by U.K. Following Attack

25 May 2017 comment

The U.K. government urged social-media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to tackle terror posts on their sites as it reinforced its demand to allow access to encrypted messages, according to Bloomberg.

GfK: Upward Trend in the Consumer Climate in Germany Continues

GfK: Upward Trend in the Consumer Climate in Germany Continues

25 May 2017 comment

German consumers were still highly confident in May of this year, providing reliable support to the economy. This was reflected in heightened expectations of the economy and income. Propensity to buy fell slightly, but still remained at a high level.

Telia Added a New High Capacity Route Between Zurich and Frankfurt

Telia Added a New High Capacity Route Between Zurich and Frankfurt

16 May 2017 comment

Telia Carrier announced that it has added a new, high capacity route that stretches from Zurich, Switzerland to Strasbourg, France via Basel, Switzerland, providing a shortened path and lower latency between Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich.

Goodspeed Rent Expands Mobile Hotspot Renting to Russia

Goodspeed Rent Expands Mobile Hotspot Renting to Russia

16 May 2017 comment

UROS, the provider of Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi, announced that its subsidiary Goodspeed Rent expands its mobile hotspot renting business to Russia. It will open a rental point in Moscow at the Sheremetyevo International Airport terminal D, where the Aeroflot check-in takes place among many other airlines.

HT's Iskon Enters Mobile Market Too

HT's Iskon Enters Mobile Market Too

5 May 2017 comment

Alongside fixed internet, phone, television and smart home bundles, Iskon users canuse a mobile rate plan without contractual obligation. Iskon, owned by HT, with this offer goes directly against Vipnet's quad play bundles, as well as HT's Magenta 1.

WannaCry Event Underscores Need for Risk-Based Defenses

WannaCry Event Underscores Need for Risk-Based Defenses

25 May 2017 comment

The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak infected 200,000 endpoints across 150 countries, highlighting the devastating effects of ransomware. While patching systems and preaching to users are prudent actions, those recommendations have proven ineffective.

VisoCon Named a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner

VisoCon Named a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner

23 May 2017 comment

Austrian company VisoCon, provider of Video Communication Technology, announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the 2017 Gartner report for Unified Communications.

Gartner Provides Three Immediate Actions to Take as WannaCry Spreads

Gartner Provides Three Immediate Actions to Take as WannaCry Spreads

17 May 2017 comment

Since its discovery on Friday May 12, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread. Jonathan Care, research director at Gartner, outlined steps that cybersecurity professionals must take immediately.

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

25 May 2017 comment

A machine built by Alphabet has officially defeated the world’s top-ranked player of the ancient board-game Go, a decisive demonstration of artificial intelligence’s ability to master some of the most complex human endeavors, according to Bloomberg.

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

23 May 2017 comment

New IDC Innovators report is recognizing three EMEA-based storage services vendors. These companies are CTERA Networks, StorPool and Quobyte, and they are recognized for their engineering efforts to help service providers (SPs) overcome their storage-related challenges.

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

20 May 2017 comment

Google plans to push virtual reality to more people by working with hardware partners on standalone headsets, according to Bloomberg.