AMD Releases Updated Risk Guidance on Meltdown, Spectre

AMD has clarified its own weaknesses against Spectre and Meltdown. One week later, things aren’t quite as rosy as AMD hoped they’d be.

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Facebook rolling back controversial initiative to fight fake news

Facebook announced last week that it is rolling back its controversial “Disputed Flags” measure next to articles deemed fake news amid studies showing it does not stop the spread of such content and only encourages users to click on it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/28/facebook-rolling-back-controversial-initiative-to-fight-fake-news.html

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Ex-Facebook exec backtracks 'destroying how society works' comments after backlash

It’s been a rough week for Chamath Palihapitiya, the former Facebook vice president whose harsh criticism of the social networking giant led to a rare rebuke from his onetime employer and made him a headline topic throughout the tech world.Now he’s trying to put out the fire he started.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/15/ex-facebook-exec-backtracks-destroying-how-society-works-comments-after-backlash.html

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Internet Pioneers Urge Cancellation of Net Neutrality Repeal Vote


A group of 21 leading technology pioneers this week penned an open letter to key congressional leaders asking them to pressure FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to cancel Thursday’s planned vote to repeal Net neutrality. The process is severely flawed, they argued, and a rules repeal poses an imminent threat to the Internet. The FCC proposal seeks to rescind Obama-era regulations that treat Internet access providers like utilities, protecting consumers and rival services from preference of one content service over another.

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Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs

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Intel and Micron both made significant announcements this week about the future of non-volatile RAM and future Optane (3D XPoint) products.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259155-micron-launches-new-nand-based-dimms-intel-announces-optane-dimms?source=Computing

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Revisiting Show Season


Show season changes the CRM market. One day you’re in the vanilla application software space, and a week later you understand the need to incorporate social media or analytics or machine learning, or you see a need for enhanced integration and development through platform services. It goes on. Today, in the wake of Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and many other companies’ trade shows, we’re again taking a look at the available suites. This time, we need to think less about what’s been added and how well-integrated the components are.

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New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce


Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the functions to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a cloud-based platform geared toward helping companies deploy rich B2B and B2C solutions to drive efficiencies along their distribution chain. “Today e-commerce is more than adding an online store to a website,” said VP Sanjay Kumar.

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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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Huge specs leak tells us everything about Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google is less than a week away from telling us all about its new toys, but there’s still plenty of info left to leak ahead of Google’s October 4th press conference.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/huge-specs-leak-tells-us-everything-about-googles-pixel-2-and-pixel-2-xl.html

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How Marines are harnessing freeze-dried plasma to save lives

Starting next week, all U.S. Navy corpsmen serving with the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) overseas will be equipped with freeze-dried blood plasma. The decision to have all units carry the lifesaving blood product comes after it was used earlier this year to save the life of a wounded military member from an allied nation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/how-marines-are-harnessing-freeze-dried-plasma-to-save-lives.html

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Intel’s Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5

Intel’s new 8th generation CPUs will arrive next week, with higher core counts–and higher prices.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256378-intels-coffee-lake-refresh-offers-six-cores-goes-sale-october-5?source=Computing

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Account-Based Marketing Inspires New Software, Strategies


InsideView last week released InsideView Target with ABM, a tool for business-to-business companies that have implemented account-based marketing. It is a fully redesigned version of InsideView Target, with the addition of ABM workflows and other enhancements. “Companies who want to [succeed] with ABM need to start with the right set of target accounts and people,” said Joe Andrews, VP of product and solution marketing at the company. “Otherwise, the best campaign tactics in the world won’t be effective.”

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New Checklist Guides B2B Marketing Automation Platform Purchases


Four Quadrant this week released its Marketing Automation Buyer’s Checklist for companies seeking to purchase a B2B marketing automation platform, or MAP. The checklist has eight major categories for evaluation and more than 35 subcategories. It lists more than 100 questions buyers should ask to make an informed assessment of MAP vendors’ offerings. The checklist covers expected business outcomes from MAPs, who and what the MAP should support, the integration capabilities the MAP should have, and what APIs the MAP should offer out of the box.

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Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the ‘Minivan’

I’ve been using this tiny 40% keyboard for a week to see how well I adapt (if at all).

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Apruve Allies with Matrix to Reduce B2B Credit Risk


Apruve last week announced a strategic alliance with Matrix Payment Systems to create a turnkey solution to mitigate the risk of advancing a revolving line of credit to business customers.
Under the agreement, the companies will help businesses streamline the extension of credit with less financial risk and fewer back office overhead expenses. “Apruve and Matrix have partnered to expand the reach of B2B payment solutions for distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers,” said Apruve CEO Michael Noble.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84799.html?rss=1

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