Tue.Apr 06, 2021

Defense-tech company Anduril buys Area-I, a manufacturer of tube-launched drones

CTOvision

Anduril, the rare West Coast tech company that sees the U.S. military as its go-to customer, has acquired Area-I, an Atlanta-based tech start-up specializing in small tube-launched drones that can be used to scout ahead of helicopters or military transport planes.

Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

Tech Republic Security

IDs, names, email addresses and more personal details are part of the massive database of stolen data, which could be used to launch additional attacks on LinkedIn and its users

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New Wall Street Bitcoin Report Finds Radical $100,000 Bitcoin Price Model Is ‘Worth Understanding’

CTOvision

Bitcoin, after roaring to around $60,000 per bitcoin in March, has plateaued in recent weeks. The bitcoin price has added almost 500% since its latest bull run began in October 2020, pushed on by bullish Wall Street banks and the likes of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk.

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The Business of Experience: A CIO Toolkit for the Year Ahead

Information Week

Working across the C-suite, CIOs have an immense opportunity to transform their businesses through experience, to pivot from resilience, back to growth

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The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

Chainlink releases native Substrate module to bring its oracles to Polkadot

CTOvision

Polkadot and Chainlink have announced the release of Chainlink’s Price Feeds as a module, or “pallet” in Polkadot terminology, for the Substrate blockchain framework.

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11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers

Information Week

What would you do differently if you had the chance to start your IT career all over again? We asked seasoned tech pros for advice that they would pass on, and here's what they had to say

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Google launches Lyra codec in beta to reduce voice call bandwidth usage

Venture Beast

Google today open-sourced Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses machine learning to produce high-quality voice calls. Read More.

Palantir Selected by the National Nuclear Security Administration for 5-year, $89.9M Contract for SAFER Project

CTOvision

Palantir Technologies Inc. today announced it had been selected by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to provide its Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations with a platform for effective knowledge management and data-driven decision-making in an agreement worth up to $89.9

How the quick shift to the cloud has led to more security risks

Tech Republic Security

Automating cloud security is a process still in its infancy for many organizations, says Unit 42

Play Ventures raises $135 million for second fund to invest in game startups

Venture Beast

Play Ventures, a gaming venture capital fund started in 2018, has raised another $135 million to invest in game companies. Read More. Entrepreneur GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Business & Industrial/Business Finance/Venture Capital DeanBeat News Harri Manninen Play Ventures Play Ventures II

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Microsoft is testing two-phase immersion cooling to keep servers from overheating

TechSpot

Moore’s Law may have slowed in recent years but the demand for increasingly powerful computer hardware hasn’t skipped a beat. To keep up, hardware makers are progressively feeding processors more juice which has naturally resulted in hotter chips

Sendbird secures $100M to help businesses add chat, voice, and video calling to their apps

Venture Beast

Sendbird, a platform that businesses use to add messaging, voice, and video chat functionality into their apps, has raised $100 million. Read More.

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The digital yuan is China's digital currency that will replace the yuan in its physical form

TechSpot

Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, the digital yuan is a digital currency plain and simple. Instead of promoting a decentralized and anonymous system similar to that of crypto, the digital yuan is based on a centralized system controlled by the People's Bank of China.

How Intel and Burger King built an order recommendation system that preserves customer privacy

Venture Beast

Burger King and Intel built an order recommendation model that leverages a range of factors to help customers choose which items to buy. Read More.

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Insights on Choosing an Identity Verification Solution Provider

Sort through today’s crowded identity verification solutions landscape with our guide, designed to help you choose the right provider based on your unique needs.

Yahoo Answers is shutting down after 16 years

TechSpot

As reported by The Verge. Yahoo Answers has been around since 2005, answering some of life’s most confusing conundrums, such as, “Do they have toilet paper in Canada?”, “Can I tell by the smell of my husband’s gas if he’s been cheating?” and “How do I take care of my

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Mythical Games will launch NFT marketplace for Blankos Block Party

Venture Beast

Mythical Games plans to launch an nonfungible-token (NFT) marketplace for its Blankos Block Party video game. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming Blankos Block Party DeanBeat Mobile and Social John Linden Matt Nutt Mythical NFT Marketplace NFTs nonfungible tokens Stoyan Stoyanov

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How can you check if your phone number is included in the Facebook data leak

TechSpot

Last weekend, 553 million Facebook users had their data leaked to a hacker forum. Despite including personal data such as phone numbers, full name, birthdate, email addresses, and more, Facebook isn't notifying those affected

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Nexus.gg lets Path of Exile streamers sell gear from the game

Venture Beast

Nexus.gg announced today it has partnered with Path of Exile maker Grinding Gear Games to provide content creators with custom stores. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming Bex category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Grinding Gear Games justin sacks Nexus.gg Path of Exile PC gaming

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Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Intel's Core i7-11700K has already been reduced, 10th-gen parts now even cheaper

TechSpot

As you’ll no doubt be aware, the Core i7-11700K—and Rocket Lake in general—hasn’t set the world on fire, which could explain this part receiving a price cut so soon after launch. However, if you are upgrading from an aging processor and want the latest Intel has to offer, you do

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Pac-Man gets the battle royale treatment on Switch with Pac-Man 99

Venture Beast

Super Mario 35 is gone, but Nintendo Switch Online members are getting a new battle royale experience with Pac-Man. Read More. GamesBeat Bandai Namco category-/Games/Arcade & Coin-Op Games category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Pac-Man 99

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Starting this month trading card sellers can use 'card recognition' to quickly create eBay listings

TechSpot

Fortunately, eBay announced last month that a new image recognition feature is coming to Android and iOS apps later this month that promises to automate much of the process of listing trading cards. Sellers can simply point their phone's camera at the card, and the eBay app will generate a

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ServiceNow partners with Qualtrics on feedback loop using sentiment data from surveys

Venture Beast

ServiceNow partners with Qualtric to capture sentiment data using surveys that enable organizations to gain digital process feedback. Read More. Enterprise Marketing VB Home Page Qualtrics sentiment data ServiceNow surveys

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

How poor password habits put your organization at risk

Tech Republic Security

More than half of the cyberattacks reported to Keeper Security involved stolen credentials

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Ex-Akamai CSO will guide security startups on strategy as new YL Ventures partner

Venture Beast

Former Akamai CSO Andy Ellis will advise security startups on product roadmap, go-to-market strategy, and customer acquisition at YL Ventures. Read More.

Shortage of $1 display driver chips is causing production delays for everything with a screen

TechSpot

A global shortage of chips has wreaked havoc on the supply chains of the tech and auto industries. This has caused many companies to scale back production at a time when demand is soaring for their products. This is the result of a combination of factors, and the current situation

Pllay adds $1M in funding for skill-based video game wagering

Venture Beast

Pllay has raised $1 million in funding for its skill-based video game wagering platform, enabling gamers to wager on duels. Read More. Esports GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games Christine Krzyzanowski console gaming DeanBeat News Pllay Shawn Gunn skill-based wagering

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Starting Thursday, play GTA V on your Android via Game Pass

TechSpot

It's hard to top Skyrim when it comes to its number of different platform releases, but GTA V is giving it a shot. We recently learned that it would see a PS5 and XSX port sometime this year. While it still has not released on Switch, it appears it is

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E3 will take place virtually June 12 to June 15 — for free

Venture Beast

The Entertainment Software Association confirmed today that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will take place from June 12 to June 15. Read More.

How to Automate, Optimize Common MSP Tools and Make Your Business Better

Association of Information Technology Professional

Two members of CompTIA's Managed Services Community completed a series of videos to help MSPs get more from their RMM, PSA and other tools, including next-level automation, accounting, sales opportunities, and more. Check them out and don't forget to subscribe to the CompTIA Connect YouTube channel

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Netmarble and Kung Fu Factory launch NBA Ball Stars mobile puzzle game

Venture Beast

Netmarble has launched NBA Ball Stars, a free-to-play puzzle-based mobile basketball game developed by Kung Fu Factory. Read More.

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.