Is this the end of typing? The internet's next billion users want video and voice

The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.

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Hacker who helped stop ransomware attack arrested in US

Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say.

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Facebook Launches 'Discover Growth' Global B2B Ad Campaign


Facebook on Wednesday launched “Discover Growth,” a global ad campaign targeting B2B marketers.
The 30-day U.S. ad campaign will run both on and off the Facebook platform. The on-platform campaign reportedly will consist of one ad per day on Facebook, Instagram and the Facebook Audience Network. The ads will be a mix of video lead and link ads, complete with relevant direct-response data and insights. “It’s Facebook’s first global B2B ad campaign to attract more buyers,” noted Constellation Research analyst Cindy Zhou.

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With Echo Dot at Bat, Amazon Scores Prime Day Home Run


Amazon has hailed its third-annual Prime Day promotion as its single biggest global shopping event ever. The sales event, held earlier this week, reached $1 billion in sales, according to some estimates, surpassing year-ago sales by 60 percent and beating the company’s prior Black Friday and Cyber Monday records. More members joined Prime on this year’s Prime Day than on any other single day in the company’s history, Amazon said, although it did not release any figures to back up that claim.

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Petya's Ransomware Cloaking Device


Recent ransomware threats have escalated into a global crisis, and cybersecurity experts and government authorities have redoubled their investigative efforts. Of grave concern is the possibility that the recent Petya attack had more sinister motives than typical ransomware operations, and that state actors were involved behind the scenes. The Petya attack — which disrupted major government agencies, infrastructure sites, multinational companies and other organizations — actually used ransomware as a cover.

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United Nations summit seeks to save humanity with artificial intelligence

The AI for Good Global Summit brings together scientists, ethicists, industry leaders, and policymakers for three days in Geneva to discuss how this emerging technology can be used to benefit humanity.

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US should take some of blame for massive cyberattack, Chinese media says

Chinese media pinned some of the blame for the massive global cyberattack that affected more than 300,000 computers over the weekend on the top U.S. security agency.

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WannaCry ransomware attack: How average computer users contributed to global spread of malware

As cybersecurity experts clamored to contain and explain the massive global ransomware attack that infected several hundred thousand computers over the weekend in more than 150 countries, it’s the average computer user who should be concerned, multiple experts said.

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Ransomware: What is it?

The global “ransomware” cyberattack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and other companies and government agencies worldwide in what may be the largest online extortion scheme ever.

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More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday

An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.

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IDG's New Pipeline Activator Aims to Get Sales Timing Right


IDG has introduced Pipeline Activator, a global subscription-based service pinpointing verified projects and active sales prospects for those selling to enterprise IT. Pipeline Activator, the latest addition to IDG’s ABM360 suite of account-based marketing services, provides sales and marketing teams with detailed insights on target companies actively researching products and services for purchase. IDG identifies and validates nearly 250,000 active projects a year across companies worldwide.

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Salesforce, IBM Kick Off New Artificial Intelligence Era


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Monday announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions leveraging artificial intelligence. Einstein, the AI that powers Salesforce applications, will be connected seamlessly with IBM’s Watson AI platform. The integration is scheduled for availability in the second half, and pricing will be announced at that time. “This brings together two powerhouses — at least in branding — in the AI space,” observed Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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Netflix Surprises Itself With Gangbusters Membership Growth


Netflix generated $8.3 billion in global streaming revenue in 2016, with 35 percent year-over-year growth, it reported Wednesday. The company ended last year with 93.8 million members, including 19 million net additions — up from 17.4 million new subscribers in 2015. Netflix’s global revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 grew by 41 percent year-over-year to $2.4 billion, and 7.05 million net new members joined during that time period. The U.S. accounted for 1.93 million new subscribers, while the rest, 5.12 million, came from international markets. The growth greatly exceeded Netflix’s own forecast.

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Innocent lives exposed in WikiLeaks' crusade against big government

WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.

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Cisco Delivers Good News, Bad News: Solid Earnings, Job Cuts


Cisco Systems will cut up to 5,500 employees from its 73,000-strong global workforce, the company announced Wednesday as part of its Q4 earnings report. The restructuring will allow further investment in key priority areas such as security, the Internet of Things, collaboration, next-generation data center and cloud, the company said, along with optimization of costs in lower-growth areas. Rumors had been circulating Tuesday that a much larger workforce reduction was in the offing — 9,000 to 14,000, according to reports.

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Apple Earnings Sag on Lower iPhone Price Points


Apple on Tuesday reported lower earnings in the third-quarter as the global saturation of smartphones continued to put pressure on its core iPhone business. However, officials remained upbeat. The company reported stronger-than-expected metrics and has been able to grow its software and services business while expanding into key overseas markets. Apple reported net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 a share, in the third quarter, compared with 10.7 billion a year ago. Revenue fell to $42.4 billion, compared with $49.6 billion a year ago.

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