Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service


Oracle has announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle. It enables self-provisioning of multiple bare metal servers in less than five minutes, with each supporting more than 4 million IOPS. It also allows block storage that scales linearly.

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Twitter users identify white supremacists at Charlottesville protests

Twitter users are harnessing the social media platform to identify white supremacists photographed during this weekend’s protests at Charlottesville, Va. that sent shockwaves across the U.S.

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YouTube redirecting potential Isis recruits to anti-terrorist content

The platform will redirect people searching for violent extremist content to videos that confront and discredit extremist messaging and mythology.

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AMD Looks to Crush Intel’s Xeon With New Epyc Server Chips

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AMD has officially launched its new server platform, and shed more light on the design of its Infinity Fabric in the process.

The post AMD Looks to Crush Intel’s Xeon With New Epyc Server Chips appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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LogMeIn Makes Bold360 Entrance at CRM Party


LogMeIn has unveiled Bold360, a customer engagement platform that evolved from Boldchat — the live website chat software it acquired five years ago. Bold360 has an intuitive interface that consolidates data from different systems to present a unified view of customer interactions. Among its features are easy integration of Salesforce and Zendesk data; omnichannel support, including live chat, Facebook Messenger and email; and intelligent automation, which lets agents respond to commonly asked questions and create, curate and manage answers.

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Waze expanding carpool service to all of California

The platform connects you with people from your community, so you might make a new local friend or wind up carpooling with a neighbor or colleague you already know.

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Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen ‘Threadripper’ Enthusiast CPU

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AMD is planning to launch an all-new, enthusiast-focused platform with up to 16 CPU cores and four memory channels to compete with Intel’s HEDT lineup.

The post Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen ‘Threadripper’ Enthusiast CPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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iPhone still world's most popular smartphone ahead of iPhone 8

Android may still dominate iOS when it comes to platform market share, but when we look at the smartphone market on a device by device basis, the most popular smartphone remains Apple’s iPhone 7.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

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Microsoft is set to fight back with Windows 10 S. It’s a stripped down version of the platform that’s intended to be faster and more secure, but that also means tighter restrictions on apps.

The post Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Twitch Aims to Get Ahead of Steam


Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform, on Tuesday launched its highly anticipated online game store. It includes goodie bags and other incentives, both for gamers who take the plunge and streamers who provide the content. Twitch earlier this year announced that it would be selling games and in-game content directly through the online store, competing directly with major gaming sites like Steam. Twitch is starting out with about 50 titles, including Ubisoft’s For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Room: Wildlands.

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Apple finally upgrades the Mac Pro, admits the trash can design sucks

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Apple has updated its Mac Pro workstations with slightly improved processors, but the big news is a full platform redesign coming sometime next year. Why? Because the current Mac Pro can’t be meaningfully upgraded in its present form. Oops.

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Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

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Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform called Tizen as a backup plan if Android ever becomes a problem. However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.

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Medium Is Looking for a Few Good Founding Members


Medium, the online publishing platform launched by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has announced a $5 monthly subscription membership upgrade that promises a better reading experience and better content. Medium on Thursday opened the subscription offer to a limited number of people who meet certain criteria. “No matter how skilled or well-intentioned, ad-driven publishers are rewarded on their ability to capture attention and even, at times, to weave a particular corporate-driven narrative,” said Williams, who is Medium’s CEO.

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Twitter safety updates hide abusive tweets in search and replies

Twitter is rolling out stronger measures to suppress abuse on its site. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using machine learning systems.

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Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform Expands Cloud Options


Red Hat on Wednesday announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4. This latest version helps organizations better embrace new Linux container technologies that can deliver innovative business applications and services without sacrificing existing IT investments. It offers dynamic storage provisioning for both traditional and cloud-native applications, as well as multitenant capabilities that can support multiple applications, teams and deployment processes in a hybrid cloud environment.

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Medium Slashes Staff, Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model


Medium, the once-promising platform led by Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, is losing 50 staffers — about a third of its workforce — and will undergo a radical overhaul to fix what the CEO has deemed a “broken” business model — advertising-supported online publishing. Williams touted the company’s successes in a post announcing the layoffs, but said that change was needed to address several major business shortfalls that otherwise would continue to plague it. The company will shut down its New York and Washington D.C. offices.

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Twitter fail: CEO Jack Dorsey accidentally suspended from platform

Earlier today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly booted from the platform he helped co-found. Dorsey joked about the error in a tweet, but it has led some to question whether his account was hacked?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/23/twitter-fail-ceo-jack-dorsey-accidentally-suspended-from-platform.html

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for Neo-Nazi ad, blames automated system

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has publicly apologized for a Neo-Nazi advert that made it on to the platform earlier in the week. Despite initially denying the validity of the promo, Twitter has now accepted responsibility.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/18/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-apologizes-for-neo-nazi-ad-blames-automated-system.html

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Adobe Leaps From AWS to Microsoft's Cloud


Microsoft on Monday announced a series of major enhancements to its enterprise cloud platform, as well as a new strategic partnership with Adobe, advancing its drive to attract new business from core competitors like Salesforce and Amazon. Microsoft has entered a strategic partnership to make Azure the preferred cloud platform for the Adobe Marketing Cloud, Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. Adobe Marketing Cloud will become the preferred service for Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Enterprise edition.

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