Multiple security flaws emerge in Australian digital driver's licenses

TechSpot

Last week, security company Dvuln released a report on the multiple security flaws that make forging New South Wales digital drivers license (DDL) easy.

Rainway begins licensing its streaming tech to other companies

Venture Beast

Rainway alread empowers gamers to play their games anywhere they can get access to a web browser, and now companies can license that tech. Read More. Cloud GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Computers & Electronics game streaming Rainway

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Pony.ai is the first autonomous car company with a taxi license in China

The Verge

has received a license to operate its autonomous taxi service in China, making it the first company to win the country’s approval (via Reuters ). In November, the Chinese startup gained approval — but not a license — to operate 67 vehicles in Beijing. Image: Pony.ai. Pony.ai

Google will pay publishers to license content for ‘new news experience’

Venture Beast

Google announced that it will begin paying news publishers for "high-quality content" for a "new news experience" the company will launch later this year.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

software vendors and SaaS companies. Many companies. 2Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue How can companies handle this range of customer needs and their willingness to pay more for analytics? path to higher analytics tiers—and increased revenue for your company.

Microsoft gets exclusive license for OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model

Venture Beast

Microsoft says it will exclusively license OpenAI's powerful GPT-3 natural language processing model as part of a multiyear agreement between the companies.

Uber granted 30-month license to continue operating in London

The Verge

Uber has secured a 30-month — or two-and-a-half-year — license to keep its ridesharing services up and running in London, according to a report from the BBC. In 2020, a judge granted Uber a license to operate in London for 18 months despite the company’s “historical failings.”

Game companies face legal pitfalls when dealing with minors 

Venture Beast

Game companies must take the legal status of their minor customers into account when drafting their EULAs and other agreements. GamesBeat Mobile PC Gaming category-/Law & Government/Legal end-user license agreement EULA Fortnite game legal kids minors

Google Images is making it easier to license photo rights

The Verge

Google is rolling out an update to Google Images designed to make it easier to license photographs or pictures that are covered by copyright. Images with licensing information provided by the publisher will now appear in search results with a “Licensable” badge over the thumbnail.

AI Weekly: TikTok’s algorithm licensing signals China’s play for AI dominance

Venture Beast

This week, TikTok parent company ByteDance began licensing parts of its AI technologies to third parties through a new division called BytePlus. Join AI & data leaders at Transform 2021 on July 12th for the AI/ML Automation Technology Summit. Register today.

Iced Tea Company That Pivoted to Blockchain Has Its License Pulled by the SEC

GizModo VR

In 2017, the price of bitcoin exploded, prompting a bunch of random companies to announce their business was pivoting to “blockchain” in some form or another before being forgotten when the mania subsided. I’ve got that deja vu feeling.

IDW Loses the G.I. Joe and Transformers Comic Licenses

GizModo VR

But now two of its most popular series are being taken away: The company will lose both the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses at the… Read more.

India says not to preorder Starlink until it obtains a license

The Verge

As the report notes, the Indian government says that the company needs to obtain a license to operate in the country before it starts deploying its services. Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge.

Microsoft exclusively licenses OpenAI’s groundbreaking GPT-3 text generation model

The Verge

A Microsoft spokesperson tells The Verge that its exclusive license gives it unique access to the underlying code of GPT-3, which contains technical advancements it hopes to integrate into its products and services. Image by Alex Castro / The Verge.

TikTok and Sony Music reach a long-awaited licensing deal

The Verge

TikTok and Sony Music Entertainment have reached a licensing deal that will keep bringing songs from the record group’s roster of hit artists to the shortform video app. Neither company would tell The Verge any real details about what this means for TikTok users.

Indirect Usage and the challenge of licensing

IT Toolbox

Software companies like SAP must defend their license revenue. The expertise and forces they bring to bear in the overall process of assessing Indirect usage should not be underestimated

LG will license its webOS software to other TV brands

The Verge

LG tonight announced that the company’s webOS smart TV platform will soon be found on TVs from other brands. RCA, Ayonz, and Konka are some of the companies that have already signed on. Image: LG.

Apple’s digital driver’s license has been delayed to next year

The Verge

Apple’s digital driver’s license / ID feature won’t be coming until “early 2022,” according to an update to Apple’s iOS 15 page that MacRumors noticed. Image: Apple.

Grafana Labs reaches a fork in the open source road

Venture Beast

Grafana Labs is replacing Apache 2-licensed Cortex with Mimir, which is broader in scope and licensed under the more restrictive AGPLv3. Read More.

Facebook offered to license its network and code to avoid antitrust action

The Verge

In the wake of the groundbreaking Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Facebook, The Washington Post is reporting new details of the company’s negotiations with regulators in the run-up to the case, including an unusual offer to license its code and network to competitors.

How To Get the Best User-Friendly Software Licensing Protection 

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How To Get the Best User-Friendly Software Licensing Protection - Information Technology Blog. These software licensing protection gurus offer the most dynamic licensing models to date. No More Host-Based Licensing Frustrating Your End-User. Alongside fast and always-connected networks, the cloud-based licensing model that PACE Anti Piracy offers is a path of convenience and peace of mind for both you and your end-users.

Geico data breach exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers for more than a month

The Verge

Insurance company Geico suffered a data breach earlier this year that exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers for more than a month, according to a data breach notice filed with the attorney general of California. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

New York City votes to block new licenses for electric taxis, snubbing Revel’s Tesla plans

The Verge

New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) voted to block the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses for electric vehicles. Anyone who wants to acquire a new FHV license for an electric vehicle will be subjected to the same semi-annual review process as those with gas-powered cars.

A Geico Data Breach Let Cyber Fraudsters Steal Customers' Driver's License Numbers

GizModo VR

Car insurance giant Geico has quietly disclosed that a recent security breach allowed cyber thieves to steal customers’ driver’s license information right off the company’s website.

ICYMI: Grab your lifetime license of Microsoft Office for 85% off

TechSpot

There are plenty of reasons to be fed up with corporate America, from excessive job demands to companies paying people to extoll their virtues online.

New rules streamline procedures for licensing commercial space imaging systems

GeekWire

The Commerce Department has released a new set of rules aimed at making the procedure for licensing Earth-imaging satellite systems more in tune with what’s technically possible and commercially available on the global market.

OLED King LG Says It Will License webOS to Other TV Makers

GizModo VR

LG will make its webOS software available to other companies. webos oled google tv computing operating systems hp software apple tv consumer electronics show technology internet lg home entertainment company smart tv lg electronics technology smartphones

Microsoft Lands Exclusive License for OpenAI's Astonishing GPT-3 Model

GizModo VR

On Monday, the company announced a $7.5 Microsoft is having a hell of a week. billion deal to acquire Zenimax and all of its big video game properties. In one move, the Xbox platform’s future suddenly looked a lot brighter.

Why we love licensing

ComputerWorld IT Management

Flashback a decade or two, to the days when one big database vendor is constantly changing its licensing -- and customers keep figuring out how to beat it, according to this IT pilot fish. Every time the vendor came up with some way to maximize profits, someone came up with a way to bypass it legally and minimize licensing costs," fish says. "So Our local sales team took us out to lunch at a local fancy hamburger joint to explain how the new licensing scheme would work.

Avalara reports $127.9M in Q3 revenue and acquires assets from Business Licenses for $97M

GeekWire

Avalara beat analyst expectations for its third fiscal quarter and said it acquired the assets of Business Licenses. The Seattle tax automation company reported $127.9 based company that helps customers with business license compliance. (GeekWire File Photo / Nat Levy).

City of LA Sues Firearms Company That Allegedly Shipped Untraceable Gun Kits Everywhere

GizModo VR

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit in California state court against Polymer80, a company it says has flooded the country with untraceable firearms by shipping customers all the components necessary to build a gun in minutes.

Microsoft Teams users get license-free access to Dynamics 365 data

Computerworld Vertical IT

Microsoft Teams users can now access Dynamics 365 data without the need for licenses for the CRM platform.

Fountainhead: Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in the.

Fountainhead

Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in the Field. Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in. I've spent lots of time at early stage companies, as well as Sun Microsystems, Cassatt, Egenera, EMC. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Microsoft announces perpetually-licensed Office 2021 for Windows and macOS

TechSpot

Microsoft revealed its plans of launching a standalone version of Office 2021 a few months ago, and the company has now given more information on what users can expect in terms of features, tweaks, versions, and support

Uber wins license battle in London, one of its biggest markets

Venture Beast

Uber has won its battle to operate in London, one of its biggest markets, after a judge found that the company had addressed safety concerns. Read More. Business Mobile Transportation category-/Travel London Uber

Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud

CTOvision

Big Data Companies Cloud Computing Companies CTO Ambari Apache Apache Ambari Apache Hadoop Apache License bdutil Big Data cloud GitHub Google Google Cloud Google Compute Engine Google Storage Hadoop Hortonworks MapR Open Source By Charles Hall. Hortonworks'' Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.

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‘OpenAI should be renamed ClosedAI’: Reaction to Microsoft’s exclusive license for OpenAI’s GPT-3

GeekWire

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (right) and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the Microsoft campus last year, when the companies announced their partnership and a $1 billion investment in OpenAI by Microsoft. Microsoft this week gained an exclusive license to OpenAI’s GPT-3 , the state-of-the-art language model garnering attention across the tech industry. The implications of giving a tech giant such as Microsoft an exclusive license to GPT-3 raises questions and potential concerns.

Facebook strikes News Corp deal to license news from Australian media outlets

The Verge

Google similarly struck a deal with News Corp last month, as the threat of a new Australia law regulating tech company payments to news organizations loomed overhead. Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge.

New biotech startup GentiBio lands $20M, inks licensing deals with Seattle Children’s and BRI

GeekWire

Boston-based biotech startup GentiBio this week announced a $20 million funding round and licensing deals with two Seattle research institutions. The company aims to treat autoimmune, alloimmune, autoinflammatory, and allergic diseases by developing engineered regulatory T cells, or Tregs.

SAP goes after world’s largest brewing company in $600m licence dispute

Computer Weekly

Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev says it intends to defend “vigorously” against software licensing claims by SAP

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Microsoft buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 billion

The Verge

Microsoft will pay $56 per share for Nuance, a 23 percent premium over the company’s closing price last Friday. Nuance has licensed this tech for many services and applications, including, most famously, Apple’s digital assistant Siri. Last month, the company completed its $7.5

Hacked: Verkada Security Camera Company

SecureWorld News

Founded in 2016, Verkada is a security company that focuses on surveillance and facial recognition through the use of sophisticated software in security cameras. Verkada's CEO posted a special security update to the company's website.

Microsoft’s Big Bang: Everything CRM and ERP On One Platform

Forrester IT

Front office and back office apps need to talk to one another to make sure companies are able to win, serve, and retain customers. Software licensing. Application Development CRM Customer Relationship Management ERP Microsoft Microsoft Office 365 SFA Software licensingThis week Microsoft announced a new offering (available in the Fall): Microsoft Dynamics 365. Sound familiar? It should.