Intel Has 10nm Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre; May Have Lost Share to AMD in 2017

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Intel’s Q4 earnings call was yesterday, and the company shared updates on its battle against Meltdown and Spectre, its plans for 10nm, and its overall performance in a much more competitive environment throughout the year.

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Facebook can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

As Facebook acknowledges it plays a bigger role in society than ever, the company has attempted to try to right some of the wrongs it created, including letting its user base rank the credibility and trustworthiness of news organizations.However, the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant admits it isn’t sure whether social media was good for democracy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/facebook-cant-guarantee-social-media-is-good-for-democracy.html

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Apple supply workers describe noxious hazards, unsafe conditions at China factory

Workers at a Chinese company that produces iPhone casings for Apple stand for up to 10 hours per day in over-heated spaces, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper protection.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/apple-supply-workers-describe-noxious-hazards-unsafe-conditions-at-china-factory.html

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Salesfusion Launches Spiffy New Marketing Automation Tool


Salesfusion has launched version 12 of its marketing automation solution. The company rebuilt Salesfusion 12 from the ground up to provide an architecture robust enough to support “the easiest-to-use, most modern campaign creation tools available to marketers today,” said Greg Vilines, VP of product and engineering. It provides enterprise-grade power and features without the typical price tag, he added. Dated architecture was one of the challenges the company faced, said Cindy Zhou, principal analyst at Constellation Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85069.html?rss=1

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Verizon testing additional OTT service, source says

Verizon is testing another over-the-top service, separate from Go90, as the company looks to build out its content offerings, a source familiar with the matter says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/12/verizon-testing-additional-ott-service-source-says.html

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Peloton Tread is an internet-connected treadmill with a massive touchscreen

Fitness enthusiasts, listen up! The Peloton Bike has been a big hit for several years, and now the company behind it makes a treadmill, too. We spoke with CEO John Foley at CES about the Tread.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/peloton-tread-is-internet-connected-treadmill-with-massive-touchscreen.html

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Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 goal to fix Facebook is widely mocked

Amid a myriad of controversies that surrounded the company in 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is fixing Facebook.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/04/mark-zuckerbergs-2018-goal-to-fix-facebook-is-widely-mocked.html

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Texas bullet train proposal pits rural landowners against urbanites

A Texas railroad company is looking to build a bullet train to connect two of the state’s largest cities, Dallas and Houston, in under 90 minutes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/04/texas-bullet-train-proposal-pits-rural-landowners-against-urbanites.html

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Apple's first vice president of diversity stepping down after six months in the job, report says

Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity is leaving the company at the end of the year, TechCrunch reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/17/apples-first-vice-president-diversity-stepping-down-after-six-months-in-job-report-says.html

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iPhone X Face ID already tricked by $200 mask

When Apple announced it was getting rid of Touch ID for facial recognition, the company said it was a more secure option with only a one in 1,000,000 chance of being hacked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/13/iphone-x-face-id-already-tricked-by-200-mask.html

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Protecting your bank account in the wake of data breaches

The name “Equifax” now sends shivers down our spines. The company we trusted to handle our credit scores has become a pariah of the financial world since it allowed hackers to steal vital information from 145 million American adults.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/04/protecting-your-bank-account-in-wake-data-breaches.html

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iPhone X hits stores, Apple nears $1 trillion market cap

In September, Apple CEO Tim Cook paid homage to company co-founder Steve Jobs, by unveiling the iPhone X with the phrase, “One more thing.” That “one more thing” has helped propel Apple’s market cap over the $900 billion mark and may hit $1 trillion, experts say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/iphone-x-hits-stores-apple-nears-1-trillion-market-cap.html

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Salesforce's IoT Strategy


Salesforce is a large and well-disciplined development company. It’s pretty good at marketing too. It continues to innovate in all product areas, from core platform to applications, and the one criticism I’d make is that it’s information overload at times. Lately Salesforce has made a big deal of adding its AI product, Einstein, to every application area to provide insights and stack rank options. Given that this is Einstein’s first year, it’s not surprising that the foundational layer looks similar across all of Salesforce’s disciplines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84885.html?rss=1

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Apple confirms that it's investigating reports of swelling iPhone 8 batteries

Whenever Apple releases a brand new iPhone model, the company has a designated and semi-secret team of specialists and engineers whose sole task is to monitor any significant problems affecting the first batch of iPhone deliveries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/apple-confirms-that-its-investigating-reports-swelling-iphone-8-batteries.html

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Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk


Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform’s CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84818.html?rss=1

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