Cloud Training to Boost Competitive Advantage Strategies


One of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes trying to move to the cloud is finding and retaining the skilled workers necessary to implement today’s rapidly expanding assortment of on-demand services. This skills gap cost companies more than $250 million in lost business opportunities in just one year, according to a recent survey conducted by the London School of Economics. The 2017 study polled 1,900 IT professionals and executives in the U.S., UK, Europe, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

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Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw

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Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario — at least, not in a legally actionable way.

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US, European energy firms targeted by shadowy cyber espionage group, experts warn

Energy firms in North America and Europe are facing a new wave of cyber attacks that could wreak havoc on their operations, according to security expert Symantec.

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Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements

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Apple is facing a lawsuit over its handling of the Error 53 issue, after allegedly lying about its own legal requirements and obligations.

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C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers


Cable TV has been facing mounting attacks from new technologies and new competitors. C Spire recently joined the action, announcing plans to enter the pay-TV space. It’s not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace. We’ll have to wait for C Spire to spell that out in the coming weeks. What we know so far is that C Spire is a regional player in Mississippi, so the service won’t be available throughout the United States. Also, this pay-TV platform appears to have been developed by MobiTV, which is interesting.

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Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

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Microsoft is facing another class-action lawsuit for its upgrade practices related to Windows 10.

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Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race


Following decades of slow movement due to cable companies facing no competition, the television world is changing rapidly. Lots of challengers have arisen in the pay-TV space in recent years. One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming. AT&T’s DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering. It forced all the major competitors — Verizon, Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum — to strategize and pick up their pace.

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Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan


Facing growing pressure to respond to growing wireless data demands in the U.S. mobile phone market, Verizon finally relented. The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users. Verizon’s new introductory plan provides unlimited data on smartphones or tablets, along with unlimited texts and phone calls, for $80 per month. The deal is restricted to customers who sign up for autopay. The Verizon plan includes HD video streaming and mobile hotspot service.

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Facebook facing lawsuit over alleged bias in housing and employment ads

Facebook is facing renewed pressure over its “ethnic affinity” ad-targeting option courtesy of a lawsuit that claims the feature is racially biased and in violation of the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act.

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Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution


Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer is facing extradition to California on charges his company earned millions of dollars by promoting adult and child prostitution through escort advertisements run on the site. Ferrer’s arrest took place in Houston upon his return from the Netherlands to the headquarters of his Dallas-based company, perhaps the largest advertiser of adult escort services in the U.S. “Backpage.com seems to have knowingly and willingly allowed women and children to be expoited in return for its own financial gain,” said Texas AG Ken Paxton.

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Google Fiber's Long, Tough Road Is Full of Twists and Turns


Alphabet has been facing significant roadblocks in expanding Google Fiber into new U.S. cities, in part due to significant competitive and legal challenges from incumbent broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast. The companies currently are embroiled in a dispute over access to utility poles in Nashville, Tennessee, where Google claims that its competitors have been dragging their feet in making poles ready for Google’s wires, even though the work has been approved. The city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a controversial proposal.

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HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees


HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges. Cuts made late last year, when the company split into two separate units, reflected a well-publicized effort to become “younger,” according to the complaint.

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Microsoft slapped with class-action lawsuits over Windows 10 upgrade practices

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Microsoft is facing class-action lawsuits related to its Windows 10 upgrade practices — one from within the US, and one from Israel.

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EU Ratchets Up Charges in Google Antitrust Probe


Google and its parent company Alphabet are facing new charges in the European Commission’s ongoing investigation of allegations that Google’s comparison shopping and online advertising platforms violated antitrust laws. The EC on Thursday alleged that Google had abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service in search results. Further, it artificially restricted the ability of third-party websites to display search ads from Google’s competitors.

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Man charged over revenge site so extreme his ex wants to 'disappear'

A man who created a revenge website to “destroy” his ex-wife is now in custody and facing charges of criminal harassment.

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Uber Tosses Its Drivers a Few Bones


Facing growing pressure from labor unions and regulators across the U.S. and key overseas markets, Uber on Monday introduced a series of new apps and benefits for its core group of drivers. The goal is to make their working hours more productive and profitable. Among the new apps are Driver Destinations, which lets drivers input their destinations twice a day to restrict ride requests to their current routes. Uber has been testing the app in a few cities and will roll it out to at least a dozen more this week and worldwide in the future.

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GoPro works to stem losses with 'connected and convenient' Hero5

Article Image Facing increasingly fierce competition in the industry it helped create, GoPro this week announced plans to simplify its product line and innovate on usability, with what CEO Nick Woodman called “the most connected and convenient GoPro we have ever made.”

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Seagate faces class-action lawsuit over 3TB hard drive failure rates

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Seagate is facing down a lawsuit on high failure rates on its ST3000DM001 HDDs. Reports from corporate users indicate the drives fail quickly, and not according to typical patterns.

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