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Technology News: Carbonite, Veritas Announce Reseller Partnership

Alliance provides endpoint protection to enterprise market Boston, MA (STL.News) — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a global leader in data protection, and Veritas Technologies, a worldwide leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, recently announced a new partnership designed to provide enhanced endpoint device protection to Veritas customers.  Veritas will act as an authorized … Continue reading Technology News: Carbonite, Veritas Announce Reseller Partnership

Technology News: $57.7 Bn Data Center Server Market – Global Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024

DUBLIN (STL.News) – The “Data Center Server Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global data center server market was worth US$ 40.2 Billion in 2018 Data centers are designated archives that provide either a physical or virtual infrastructure to store, process, organize, … Continue reading Technology News: $57.7 Bn Data Center Server Market – Global Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024

Idaho News: Idaho joins partnership encouraging young women to explore careers in cybersecurity

Boise, ID (STL.News) – Idaho Governor Little yesterday announced Idaho’s participation in an innovative cybersecurity training partnership with the SANS Institute, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification for professionals in governments and commercial institutions worldwide. The partnership – which is also supported by Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho STEM Action Center – … Continue reading Idaho News: Idaho joins partnership encouraging young women to explore careers in cybersecurity

cPanel News: cPanel, the Hosting Platform of Choice, is excited to announce the release of cPanel & WHM Version 74

cPanel, the Hosting Platform of Choice, is excited to announce the release of cPanel & WHM Version 74, which includes Automated Website Deployment using Git, drastically improved backup speeds, and the fastest and easiest free SSLs yet Houston, TX – Sept. 13, 2018 – September 2018 cPanel & WHM® Version 74 is the third release … Continue reading cPanel News: cPanel, the Hosting Platform of Choice, is excited to announce the release of cPanel & WHM Version 74

LOS ANGELES  | Faced with losses, MoviePass discount tix service hikes fee

LOS ANGELES  — MoviePass, the discount service for movie tickets, is raising prices by 50 percent and barring viewings of most major releases during the first two weeks. The new $15-a-month rate for up to one movie each day still won’t make MoviePass profitable. Because it typically pays theaters the full cost of tickets — … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Faced with losses, MoviePass discount tix service hikes fee

SEOUL, South Korea | Nintendo reports jump in earnings thanks to Switch

SEOUL, South Korea — Nintendo Co. said Tuesday that its quarterly profit jumped 44 percent in the fiscal first quarter thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games said its net profit totaled 30.6 billion yen ($274.9 million) during the April-June period, compared with 21.3 … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Nintendo reports jump in earnings thanks to Switch

SEOUL, South Korea | Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a lower-than-expected gain in the second-quarter earnings Tuesday, indicating an end to its streak of record-breaking financial results as sales of smartphones and display panels slowed while memory chip profit stabilized. The South Korean tech giant said that its April-June net income stood at 10.98 trillion won … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales

HELSINKI  | Nokia profit hit as clients wary of spending on new networks

HELSINKI  — Nokia says its second-quarter earnings slumped as clients were not willing yet to increase spending on the faster but more expensive new generation of mobile networks and are seeking price cuts. The Finnish maker of telecommunications gear said Thursday that its net profit for the April-June period came in at 144 million euros … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Nokia profit hit as clients wary of spending on new networks

SEOUL, South Korea | Chipmaker SK Hynix reports record-high net profit

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said Thursday its quarterly net profit surged 75 percent to a record high, as soaring global demand and tight supplies hiked memory chip prices. SK Hynix said its April-June net income was 4.3 trillion won ($3.8 billion), compared with 2.5 trillion won a year earlier. The … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Chipmaker SK Hynix reports record-high net profit

SAN FRANCISCO | How Apple’s app store changed our world

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone — has changed daily life for billions of … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | How Apple’s app store changed our world

CAPE CANAVERAL | SpaceX delivers AI robot, ice cream, mice to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— The International Space Station got its first robot with artificial intelligence Monday, along with some berries, ice cream and identical brown mice. SpaceX’s capsule reached the station three days after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Station astronaut Ricky Arnold used a large mechanical arm to grab the Dragon capsule as the spacecraft … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL | SpaceX delivers AI robot, ice cream, mice to space station

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple CEO intends to keep speaking out on social issues

SAN FRANCISCO —Apple CEO Tim Cook intends to continue lambasting U.S. immigration policies and other issues that trouble him to avoid falling into an “appalling silence.” Cook outlined his views on when CEOs should protest government policies during a Monday evening appearance at a business conference hosted by Fortune magazine..  His remarks came a week … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple CEO intends to keep speaking out on social issues

SEOUL, South Korea | Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

SEOUL, South Korea —Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong would value the Beijing-based company at as much as $70.3 billion, … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

SEOUL, South Korea — A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks that raised security concerns. Bithumb, South Korea’s second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks from late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning led to the loss of … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

SEOUL, South Korea  | Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming. Samsung, part of South Korea’s biggest corporate group, is the first Asian electronics manufacturer to join a … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

NEW YORK  | How Fox’s businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

NEW YORK — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content. X-Men and other movies from Fox’s studios would help beef up Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Comcast, already a major cable operator, would … Continue reading NEW YORK  | How Fox’s businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

SAN FRANCISCO | Google blames Wikipedia for linking California GOP to Nazism

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is blaming “vandalism” at Wikipedia for search results that incorrectly said the ideology of the California Republican Party included “Nazism.” The results appeared in a Google information box screen-captured by Vice Media on Thursday. Google quickly removed the section on ideology. Wikipedia’s publicly available change log shows that an anonymous user … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Google blames Wikipedia for linking California GOP to Nazism

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station accepted delivery Thursday of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia. A commercial cargo ship arrived at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Wallops Island. Orbital ATK shipped the goods for NASA in a Cygnus capsule, which is named after the swan constellation. NASA … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia

BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. In testimony to be broadcast live, Zuckerberg will be questioned by leaders of the European Parliament’s main party groups and committees. Zuckerberg testified last … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Jupiter’s backward-flying asteroid from another star system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there’s another asteroid from yet another star system residing here in plain view. Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter’s orbit but circling in the opposite direction. They say the asteroid, known … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Jupiter’s backward-flying asteroid from another star system

BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long expected to be private. But many in the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

DETROIT  | AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren’t quite right

DETROIT  — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators, who have been looking into post-crash battery fires and … Continue reading DETROIT  | AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren’t quite right

SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO  — Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Tech leaders to seek more focus on AI at White House summit

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers want the Trump administration to invest more in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. Tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft as well as retailers, banks, drugmakers, carmakers and food companies are participating at a White House event Thursday … Continue reading Tech leaders to seek more focus on AI at White House summit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google adding augmented reality feature to Maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Google is introducing a navigation system feature with its Google Maps app that uses augmented reality to help guide people to their destination. When Google Maps users pull up directions, they can look through their camera in … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google adding augmented reality feature to Maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google unveils Gmail autocomplete feature

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Google is introducing an autocomplete feature in its Gmail email service. The feature called “smart compose” uses machine learning to offer suggested ways to finish sentences users start typing. For example, “I haven’t seen you” might be … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google unveils Gmail autocomplete feature

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is again putting artificial intelligence in the spotlight at its annual developers conference Thursday. The company opened its I/O event with literal bells and whistles at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California — showing off what it’s like to experiment with artificially intelligent synthesizers and inviting thousands of people … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google shows off artificial intelligent music

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Google is showing off what it’s like to experiment with artificially intelligent music. Two performers are using synthesizers infused with what the company says is machine learning to warm up the crowd ahead of a keynote by … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google shows off artificial intelligent music

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Google to showcase AI advances at its big conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is likely to again put artificial intelligence in the spotlight at its annual developers conference Thursday. The company’s digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, could gain new abilities to handle tasks such as making restaurant reservations without human hand-holding. Google may also unveil updates to its Android mobile … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Google to showcase AI advances at its big conference