Where FinancialForce Fits


FinancialForce held its first big time user conference in Las Vegas last week, headlined by new CEO Tod Nielsen. The company seems to be telling us that it is adjusting course in an effort to create a new category aligned with enterprise resource planning, but very much for this century. The key concept is services, which must be explained. We’ve grown accustomed to accessing Things as a Service. This model has helped to broaden the markets for relatively expensive goods, enabling more people to access them.

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NASA debunks Anonymous claim of imminent alien life discovery

Last week a YouTube video purportedly posted by hacker collective Anonymous said that NASA was set to announce the discovery of intelligent alien life.

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How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.

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Verizon Makes New Oath


Verizon last week completed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business assets, merging it with its existing AOL business to create Oath. The new subsidiary encompasses more than 50 media and technology brands — including HuffPost; Yahoo Sports, Finance and Mail; AOL.com; Makers; Tumblr; TechCrunch; Flickr; and Build Studios. Oath is organized around content: news, sports, finance, entertainment and lifestyle. Oath’s CEO is Tim Armstrong, who was CEO of AOL prior to the merge.

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Visa Seeks to Build Online B2B Ecosystem


Visa this week announced the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help ensure that tech companies integrating with Visa’s B2B payment services and data solutions meet the company’s standards and are market ready. The program lets Visa’s tech partners quickly integrate and approve various Visa B2B payments solutions, including enhanced data, virtual card integration, payables automation, and payment controls. It lets partners quickly introduce devices, software and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments.

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E3 2017 schedule: Press conference dates, times, live streams and what to expect

Although the show floor doesn’t open until next week, E3 2017 officially kicks off this weekend as all of the major game companies host press conferences to show off the new games and new hardware they have lined up for the coming year.

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Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker


Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

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Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance

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Cooler manufacturer Noctua was at Computex this week, talking up new cutting-edge fan designs meant to boost performance at midrange decibel levels.

The post Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape


Facebook last week signed agreements with several content firms — among them Vox, Buzzfeed, ATTN and Group Nine Media, according to reports. The deals are widely viewed as part of the company’s strategy to attract millennials to its live-streaming Web content. Facebook will offer multi-tiered programming, according to a report that cited sources familiar with the plans. The service is expected to include Facebook’s own scripted original shows, which will run up to 30 minutes, as well other companies’ shorter videos, running up to 10 minutes.

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AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups

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AMD’s Lisa Su spoke at the JP Morgan Technology conference this week and shared new details on the company’s plans for data center expansion, Vega launch dates, and future iterations of its new Zen microprocessor family.

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Massive Ransomware Attack Reaps Meager Profits


The WannaCry ransom attack that quickly circled the globe last week is not yet fully contained. So far, it has impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. However, one of the remarkable things about it is that only a trifling $100,000 in ransom, give or take, apparently has been paid. Hackers behind the WannaCry attack originally demanded victims pay between $300 and $600 in bitcoin for every encrypted computer. Only about $70,000 in payments were known to have been made as of Monday, Trump administration officials said.

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Google is going to bring its assistant to the iPhone, reports say

Slated to hold its developer conference this week, Google is keeping up with the competition and bringing its artificial intelligence assistant to the iPhone, according to news reports.

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

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Last week, Intel disclosed a serious security flaw that could be used to gain remote access to business computers without the OS ever knowing such access had occurred. Now we know the situation is even worse than we thought.

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Ecosystem Two-Dot-Oh


Salesforce this week announced significant enhancements to its AppExchange Partner Program, including a $100 million Salesforce Platform Fund to encourage developers of AI-driven solutions, as well as changes to its partner business model. Salesforce arguably was the first kid on the block with a partner program of this kind in which buyers could access a large community of apps based on a single standard from a single store. It’s worth remembering, for instance, that the “AppStore” was originally a Salesforce property.

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Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election

A report released by Facebook this week “does not contradict” the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/russia-eyed-after-facebook-says-it-was-used-by-malicious-actors-during-us-presidential-election.html

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Google is about to unveil a 'brand new' Google Earth

Google is holding a special event in NY City next week to reveal details of a “brand new experience” with Google Earth. No details are offered, but it looks set to be the biggest update for the virtual globe in years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/13/google-is-about-to-unveil-brand-new-google-earth.html

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google’s TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

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Nvidia doesn’t think Google’s TPU-versus-GPU comparison last week told the whole story on what its graphics cards can bring to the table. What changes when Pascal enters the picture?

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