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Hollywood’s Cybercrime Pains Are Bigger than Movie Leaks

Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it’s street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk. The reputational risk from leaked email is much more difficult to calculate than any financial risk from piracy. ... Read More »

Former Uber CEO Lashes Out at VC Firm Benchmark Capital

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed late Thursday in response to a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit filed against Uber last week by one of its ... Read More »

Alleged Yahoo Hacker Agrees To Face Charges in U.S.

A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails agreed Friday to forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States. Karim Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ontario, in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and three others, including two alleged officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service. They are accused ... Read More »

Why Did Infosys CEO Suddenly Resign?

Infosys, a multinational IT services and consulting business based in India, is currently without a permanent CEO and managing director after the abrupt resignation of Vishal Sikka. The first non-founder to lead the 36-year-old company, Sikka said today in his letter to the board of directors that his decision followed months of “false, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks” that ... Read More »

T-Mobile Aims To Slay Verizon, AT&T with World’s First 600 MHz LTE Network

Just months after paying nearly $8 billion for low-band spectrum during an historic Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction, T-Mobile is beginning to put its acquisition to use by deploying a 600 MHz LTE network site in Cheyenne, Wyoming — the first of many 600 MHz LTE network sites planned for the U.S. Coming on the heels of recent speed tests ... Read More »

Charlottesville Fallout: Tech Companies Banishing Extremists

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre ... Read More »

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Get Slew of New Features for Teamwork

With more team projects being managed in the cloud and on the go, Google has added new collaboration capabilities to its G Suite productivity apps. They include the ability to name different versions of cloud-based documents, suggest editing changes from mobile devices, and use and create document templates with built-in add-ons for signatures, graphs, legal matters, and more. G Suite ... Read More »

New Docker Enterprise Release Modernizes Apps for Hybrid IT

A new version of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) was announced today and is now available, with expanded features for running applications in a hybrid IT environment. The company describes Docker EE as the only Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform for managing and securing Windows, Linux, and mainframe apps across any infrastructure — both on premises and in the cloud. Docker says its ... Read More »

Amazon Adds Instant Pickup Service and Gets Slammed by Trump

With 22 physical pickup locations already situated on or near college campuses in the U.S., Amazon today said it will be adding immediately-available products for Prime Student members at five of those sites. Under the new “Instant Pickup” offering, members of Amazon’s paid subscription service for college students will be able to order and pick up “a curated selection of ... Read More »