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U.K. Government Blames Russia for NotPetya Cyberattack - Newsfactor - 18/02 7:53 am

The British government officially blamed Russia for waging the so-called NotPetya cyberattack that infected computers across Ukraine before spreading to systems in the U.S. and beyond.





Microsoft: Future of Digital Identity Protection Lies with Blockchain - Newsfactor - 18/02 7:53 am

Identity fraud is a growing problem, as is lack of any legally verifiable identity at all. Microsoft believes a solution to identity management issues can be found in blockchain and other distributed ledger tech.





Bill and Melinda Gates Answer Some Tough Questions - Newsfactor - 18/02 7:53 am

In this year's annual letter about the Gates Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates answer tough questions about the world's richest philanthropy, including "Why don't you give more in the US?"





Amazon, EPA Reach $1.2 Million Settlement Over Pesticide Sales - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

Amazon will pay more than $1.2M in penalties as part of an agreement with the EPA to protect consumers from hazards of illegal and misbranded pesticides sold by the online retail giant.





Apple's New Speaker Stains Tech Giant's Design Reputation - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

An unwelcome mark: Some customers who bought Apple's just-released $349 speaker, dubbed the HomePod, are reporting that the gadget leaves a white ring on the surfaces of wooden furniture.





Here's Why 'View Image' Disappeared from Google Searches - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

Google's elimination of the "View Image" button in its image search results might please photographers and other artists concerned about copyright, but many users are fiercely criticizing the change.





Unwelcome Visitors: Police Surprise Darknet Drug Buyers - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

Police and federal agents in the Netherlands and U.S. paid unannounced visits to nearly 100 people they say are drug buyers who used the Hansa Market, an online bazaar operating in the "darknet."





Andy Rubin's Essential: Mixed Reviews, Poor Sales and a Lawsuit - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

For Android founder Andy Rubin and his new smartphone venture Essential, the first year has been a rough stretch. Essential has received mixed reviews and been targeted by a lawsuit.





Chrome Ad Crackdown: Google's Motives and Methods Questioned - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

Google will use its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying. It just so happens that many of Google's most lucrative ads will pretty much sail through its new filters.





Microsoft Testing Win10 Update with 'Ultimate Performance' Mode - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

Tech giant Microsoft has pushed forth a flurry of new releases on the Windows testing front, including a new preview build for Redstone 4 alongside the first build for Redstone 5.





Amazon Dethrones Microsoft as Third Most Valuable Company - Newsfactor - 17/02 7:34 am

In Amazon's latest conquest, the company has toppled Microsoft to become the third most valuable company in the world. Amazon now trails only Apple and Alphabet among publicly traded companies.





Broadcom Pitches, Qualcomm Listens: Will Buyout Proceed? - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

Qualcomm executives has wrapped up a two-hour meeting with Broadcom officials to discuss its $121 billion buyout offer for the San Diego wireless giant, the company announced.





Midterm Meddling? Lawmakers Warn of Russian Cyberattacks - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

Three of the nation's top intelligence officials, including the head of the National Security Agency, say that the U.S. has seen Russian activity aimed at meddling in the upcoming midterm elections.





Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi: Let's 'Get the Love Back' - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

After a year of revelations about Uber's sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on getting the love back.





Optimistic Small Businesses See Boost in Revenue - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

Good news for small businesses in the U.S.: A new survey says owners are more upbeat about where their companies and the economy are headed, and hiring has already increased notably.





Tax Time Is Scam Time: IRS Issues Warning for New Con - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a new scam -- and to watch their bank accounts for mistaken refunds, followed by calls from scammers to return the money to a collection agency.





Microsoft Testing Window 10 Update with 'Ultimate Performance' Mode - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

Tech giant Microsoft has pushed forth a flurry of new releases on the Windows testing front, including a new preview build for Redstone 4 alongside the first build for Redstone 5.





Amazon Dethrones Microsoft, Becomes World's Third Most Valuable Company - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

In Amazon's latest conquest, the company has toppled Microsoft to become the third most valuable company in the world. Amazon now trails only Apple and Alphabet among publicly traded companies,





AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64: What You Need To Know - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is out now and we've had our first taste of what it can do. AMD officially revealed the first details about its Vega graphics cards architecture about a year ago at CES 2017.





Major Apple Bug Causes iPhones, Macs To Freeze with Just One Character - Newsfactor - 16/02 7:26 am

Whether you type it in yourself or receive it in a message, there's one character in the Telugu language of India that appears to crash any Apple device as soon as it appears, according to reports.





Don't Let Technology Ruin the Romance on Valentine's Day - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Cards and roses have given way to tweets and emoticons on Valentine's Day, as modern behaviors increasingly lead to a more isolated, lonely and depressed society, social scientists say.





Huawei Branded a Security Threat by CIA, FBI - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Six different directors of U.S. agencies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA, specifically called out Huawei as posing a security risk to consumers. Huawei vehemently disputes the claims.





Tim Cook Dodges Questions About Future Dividend Hike - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Apple's next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profits, but the famously secretive company isn't giving any clues about how big it might be.





China to U.S.: Why Are You So Insecure? - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Beijing has no idea why the U.S. feels "so insecure," a Chinese spokesman said Wednesday, responding to a report singling out China as among the countries posing the greatest cyber threats.





Sam's Club Takes on Amazon Prime with Premium Free Shipping - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Walmart-owned warehouse club Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers. Free shipping and fast delivery are key areas for retailers.





SpaceX May Soon Launch Prototype Satellites - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

SpaceX could launch the first two demonstration satellites of its proposed network of satellites soon, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission.





Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement May Hurt iPhone Sales - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Apple is offering $29 battery replacements for iPhones as old as iPhone 6 until this December, and it may be having an impact on iPhone sales, according to analysts at the British bank Barclays.





Everyone Hates the Snapchat Update, But Snap Is Unmoved - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

More than 600,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to revert its update back to the original design. The redesign focused on separating media content from that of friends.





Google Has a Solution for Faster Mobile Content: AMP - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Launched two years ago for faster content delivery on mobile devices, Google's AMP Project has been updated to be more immersive. AMP is also coming to Gmail. Sounds good. But yes, there's a downside.





Qualcomm Unveils X24 Modem for 2 Gbps LTE Speeds - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

While the world waits for the arrival of high-speed 5G mobile connectivity, Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X24 LTE modem can boost 4G network download speeds to as much as 2 Gbps, the company says.





Forget Doubling Down: Oracle Quadrupling Cloud-Based Data Centers - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

Oracle has announced plans to build out 12 new cloud-based data centers in a move that will pit the software titan squarely against cloud-infrastructure leaders Amazon, Google and Microsoft.





Is Bitcoin Helping To Destroy the Environment? - Newsfactor - 15/02 7:42 am

The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Here are some answers.





Google Has a New Solution for Faster Mobile Content: AMP - Newsfactor - 14/02 5:31 pm

Launched two years ago to speed up content delivery on mobile devices, Google's AMP Project has been updated to support more visually engaging and immersive storytelling. The format is also coming to Gmail.





Microsoft: The Future of Digital Identity Protection Lies with Blockchain - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

Identity fraud is a growing problem, as is lack of any legally verifiable identity at all. Microsoft believes a solution to identity management issues can be found in blockchain and other distributed ledger tech.





Google Has a New Solution for Faster Mobile Content - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

Launched two years ago to speed up content delivery on mobile devices, Google's AMP Project has been updated to support more visually engaging and immersive storytelling. The format is also coming to Gmail.





Rare Move: Amazon Cuts Hundreds of Corporate Jobs - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

Tech giant Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate employees, a rare cutback for a company that has spent most of the last few years in a frantic growth spurt. The cuts come after a hiring binge.





InfluxData Raises $35M To Meet Time Series Analytics Demand - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

InfluxData has closed a Series C round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, thanks to high demand for its time-series platform that helps developers build next-gen monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications.





Enghouse Interactive Exec Joins Exec Panel at ITEXPO 2018 - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

Ernie Wallerstein, president for the Americas, Enghouse Interactive, will join an executive panel at ITEXPO, addressing revenue streams for MSPs via Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business & Teams.





Facebook Aims To Become World's Biggest VPN Provider - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

Facebook has added a new option to its mobile app which points users to download Onavo Protect, in order to push this VPN service, but the social network's motives appear quite different.





Broadcom Lines Up Massive Funding for Qualcomm Takeover - Newsfactor - 14/02 7:41 am

Broadcom has lined up $100 billion in debt financing from a dozen major financial backers to pay for its hostile takeover bid for Qualcomm, answering a key question about funding.




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