Snap Lines Up Bankers for Spring IPO


Snap this week hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its IPO, according to multiple reports citing people familiar with the matter. JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Co., Barclays and Credit Suisse Group reportedly also will play a role. The IPO, expected as early as this spring, could result in a valuation of $25 billion or more. That would make Snap one of the highest-profile IPOs in years. It also would make it the biggest company to go public on an exchange in the U.S. since Alibaba’s 2014 debut.

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New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect

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A new memory standard consortium wants to revolutionize how we connect new storage devices to future computers, and it’s promising near-term results.

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Amazon Throws the Books at Prime Subscribers


Amazon last week launched Prime Reading — a new benefit for subscribers to its US$100-a-year Amazon Prime service that lets them access content for free. That content will come from more than 1,000 top Kindle books, Kindle Singles, magazines, comic books, children’s books, and classic works from writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer and Gloria Steinem. The content can be accessed on Kindle or Fire tablets, or through iOS or Android apps on mobile devices. Prime Reading currently is available to Amazon Prime members in the United States.

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Odinaff Trojan Targets Banks, Financial Firms Worldwide


Symantec on Tuesday reported on a malware campaign that has targeted financial organizations worldwide for the past 10 months. Dubbed “Trojan.Odinaff,” it has infiltrated the banking, securities, trading and payroll sectors, as well as organizations that provide them with support services. Odinaff is used in the first stage of an attack, to get a foothold into a network. It provides a persistent presence, and lets users install additional tools onto the target network, Symantec explained.

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Imagination’s I6500 CPU adds heterogeneous compute, multi-clustering, will power self-driving cars

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Imagination Technologies announced a new MIPS core this week, and the chip has already stacked up a significant design win in the self-driving car market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237527-imaginations-i6500-cpu-adds-heterogeneous-compute-multi-clustering-will-power-self-driving-cars?source=Computing

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Add-on Telephoto Smartphone Lenses Get You Close to the Action

One of the top selling points of the new iPhone 7 Plus is its telephoto lens, which lets you get twice as close to the action as the typical smartphone.

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PlayStation VR review: Through the eyes of a gamer

The future of gaming is here thanks to Sony PlayStation. The PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality) is the newest edition to the gaming family and is already showing plenty of promise.

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Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud


Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hammer and James Champy coauthored one of the most influential business books of the period, Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, anticipating some of the important changes that lay ahead. The corporate world was trying to cope with the growing pressures of globalization and the advent of personal computing. The public Internet was not yet upon us, but the need for businesses of all sizes to rethink how they operated was becoming imperative.

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DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

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Bitcoin hasn’t changed the world, but the blockchain technology behind it might make the world safer.

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Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protesters

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protesters.

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