OpenWorld 2017


I spent last week at Oracle’s customer event, OpenWorld 2017, in San Francisco. When I wasn’t drinking from an information fire hose, it was alternately fascinating and exhausting. There were major announcements in database, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other stuff I’m associated with only tangentially. For instance, my eyes glaze over when they start talking about bare metal servers and going serverless, so I’ll limit my observations here to database and security, with a few dashes of other things.

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After 'real detective work,' a theory on Goya's mysterious illness

In 1793, when acclaimed Spanish painter Francisco Goya was 46, he was bedridden for months with a mysterious illness that brought on headaches, dizziness, hallucinations, and even vision and hearing problems.

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Tech firm will give its workers $10G to leave San Francisco

Tech company Zapier says San Francisco is a fantastic city—and it would like to encourage its employees to move far away from it.

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Twitter CEO reportedly says company having 'Arab Spring' moment in US

Twitter’s CEO said at a technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that the political protests and controversy is similar to that of “Arab Spring.”

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San Francisco transit struck by ransomware attack, commuters ride for free

Travelers using services operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority were able to ride for free on Saturday, after the organization’s computer network was hit by a ransomware attack.

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New Apple AirPods: What You Need to Know

The strangest products introduced by Apple today at its glitzy San Francisco media event were the AirPods, a pair of wireless earbuds that aren’t connected to each other by a cord.

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Judge dismisses suit claiming Twitter liable for killing of Americans by ISIS

A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

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Airbnb Fights City Hall Over San Francisco Registration Rule


Airbnb recently filed suit against San Francisco over a new rule governing short-term rentals, which the city’s Board of Supervisors approved last month. An Airbnb-supported law adopted earlier this year requires short-term rental hosts to register with the city, but it’s estimated that only about 20 percent of them have done so. The new rule requires short-term rental listing services like Airbnb to enforce the law by ensuring that hosts advertising on their websites have registered with the city before posting ads online.

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San Francisco, tech industry clash over 'tech tax'

San Francisco, home to Twitter (TWTR, Tech30), Square (SQ), Salesforce (CRM, Tech30) and Uber, is weighing a proposal that would require technology companies to pay a 1.5% payroll tax, which would be used to fund efforts to combat the city’s growing homeless problem.

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What to Expect from Siri, iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, Apple Watch 3, and More

On Monday, at the opening keynote to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, the company introduced significant updates to the operating systems that run its core hardwar…

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Apple makes big software push at WWDC, opens up Siri to developers

Apple announced a major software overhaul at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco Monday, giving developers the ability to integrate Siri into other apps.

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Apple's WWDC event: Software and service upgrades on deck

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off in San Francisco Monday with the tech giant expected to unveil a host of enhancements to its software and services.

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New SF Store Showcases Apple's Trademark Creativity


Apple last week opened a San Francisco flagship store in the city’s tony Union Square shopping district. The store has a 42-foot-tall sliding glass door and a 50-foot tall green wall and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, the company said. “We have a deep commitment to the cities we work in and are aware of the importance that architecture plays in the community,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “It all starts with the storefront … where the building blends the inside and the outside.”

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Facebook wants you to chat with a bot

On Tuesday at the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, the social media giant announced plans for bots that, ideally, would allow live, human-like interaction via its Messenger app.

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Study seeks to prevent strokes with Apple Watch, Cardiogram HealthKit-enabled app

Article Image Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in partnership with developers of Apple Watch app Cardiogram, are conducting a study to determine whether heart rate sensing hardware in consumer devices can detect atrial fibrillation, a serious medical condition that can lead to stroke.

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Massive sliding glass doors now being installed at Apple's new flagship Union Square San Francisco store

Article Image Apple’s new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco is now nearly structurally complete as massive, movable glass doors are being installed to its front, three blocks away from the company’s existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location is slated replace this summer).

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Apple makes room for 500 employees in new San Francisco office

Article Image Apple is reportedly preparing to open its first major San Francisco office later this year, in what may be a concession to the competitive recruitment environment in Silicon Valley, a report said on Thursday.

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London mayor tried to convince Apple to sponsor 'Garden Bridge' project

Article Image London mayor Boris Johnson reportedly flew to San Francisco in February 2013 in hopes Apple would sponsor the city’s “Garden Bridge,” a proposed pedestrian walkway spanning the River Thames.

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Zuckerberg, wife give $75 million to hospital

San Francisco General Hospital will soon have a new name and a new face — thanks to Facebook.


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