Why data sovereignty matters when choosing a cloud strategy
by admin on 16 October 2019 at 16:25
Data sovereignty is one of the hottest topics of conversation right now for businesses looking to transition to the cloud, and it is not going away any time soon Unfortunately, some organizations feel that data sovereignty doesn’t affect their businesses. But this is where they might have miscalculated. Why is Data Sovereignty Important? Data sovereignty,
Augmenting the Modern Workforce with Computer Vision
by admin on 16 October 2019 at 12:48
AI comes in many forms – from machine learning to neural networks to computer vision. Computer vision is the ability to extract meaning and intent out of visual elements, such as faces, objects, scenes and activities. The objective of computer vision? To Help. To Assist. To Augment Our company, Deepomatic, a computer vision company founded
The top five considerations for securing DevOps tools and processes
by admin on 15 October 2019 at 00:27
The demands of today’s tech-savvy customer have placed huge emphasis on software development and user experience as a barometer for success. DevOps adoption has grown rapidly as a result, with many businesses looking at routes to either introduce or accelerate DevOps workflows within their IT organisations. ‘Tool chains’ are an integral part of any DevOps
Smartphones are Driving Us to Distraction
by admin on 15 October 2019 at 00:22
Imagine how dull the driving experience would be without an in-car entertainment system With nothing to entertain us during those miles of motorways, the unbroken monotony would put us in danger of dropping off at the wheel. Yet when radios were first introduced into motor vehicles, legislators and consumers were alarmed that they would prove
A Primer on the Real-Life Application of Security and Why It Matters
by admin on 15 October 2019 at 00:09
What’s often missing in cybersecurity conversations is how it actually affects “real people.” With all of the headlines about data breaches and ransomware, it’s easy for citizens to get news fatigue. And on top of that, all of these headlines and incidents can make it too overwhelming to decipher what they need to worry about
When Identity Meets Data: A Solution for Unstructured Data
by admin on 14 October 2019 at 23:45
Today’s business world is driven by data, enabling employees, contractors, partners and vendors to communicate But if this data is not protected, an organisation’s reputation and finances can be damaged. Some of this data – like financials and personally identifiable information (PII) – is priceless and requires special handling to mitigate the risk of data breaches In
IPOs are the beginning, not the end
by Frederic Lardinois on 19 October 2019 at 22:12
Earlier this month at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, we sat down with Box’s Aaron Levie and PagerDuty’s Jennifer Tejada to discuss their respective companies’ paths to an IPO, the general IPO landscape and the pros and cons of going public. With a lot of recent IPOs faltering and increased pressure on startup valuations, now is
MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio
by Jonathan Shieber on 19 October 2019 at 20:47
Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston
This Week in Apps: League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more
by Sarah Perez on 19 October 2019 at 18:00
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. Just in the past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped 31 billion.
HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block
by Jonathan Shieber on 19 October 2019 at 17:29
Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it had begun to execute with the acquisition of AOL for
The new iPhone is ugly
by Devin Coldewey on 19 October 2019 at 16:45
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro ugly. And so are
Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users
by Zack Whittaker on 19 October 2019 at 15:05
Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information. TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz’ connected car app was pulling in information from other accounts and not their own, allowing them to see other car
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Space Photos of the Week: Reading the Universe in Infrared
by Shannon Stirone on 19 October 2019 at 14:00
Telescopes that see things in a different spectrum show us the hidden secrets of the stars.
Stan Lee's *A Trick of Light* Explores the Internet's Dark Side
by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on 19 October 2019 at 13:00
The superhero novel was one of the Marvel Comics co-creator's final projects.
All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science
by Matt Reynolds, WIRED UK on 19 October 2019 at 13:00
A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.
WeWork’s Failure is SoftBank’s Day Of Reckoning
by Leonard Sherman on 19 October 2019 at 13:00
Opinion: Venture capitalists need to take stock of reality after all the blitzscaling.
Congress Still Doesn't Have an Answer for Ransomware
by Matt Laslo on 19 October 2019 at 12:00
As data hijackers continue to target local governments and hospitals, legislators remain stymied over how best to address the problem.
The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks
by Brian Barrett on 19 October 2019 at 12:00
A Samsung Galaxy 10 fingerprint goof, a Tor impostor, and more of the week's top security news.