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.

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OTA Report: Consumer Services Sites More Trustworthy Than .Gov Sites

The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released its 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Among its findings: Consumer services sites have the best combined security and privacy practices. FDIC 100 banks and U.S. government sites are the least trustworthy. The number of websites that qualified for the Honor Roll reached a nine-year high. However, the audit identified an alarming three-year trend: Increasingly, sites either take privacy and security seriously and do well in the audit, or they lag behind significantly in one or more critical areas.

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Online Trust Alliance Launches IoT Security Campaign

The Online Trust Alliance is calling on businesses, consumers and government to share responsibility for ensuring that Internet of Things devices are not weaponized, outlining actions that businesses, consumers and government can take to ensure the security and privacy of IoT devices. It calls for a campaign to have retailers and consumers reject IoT products that pose a security threat. OTA Executive Director Craig Spiezle will meet with White House staff, and FTC and FCC commissioners to kickstart efforts to harden IoT security measures.

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Demandware Teams With eBay on Omnichannel E-Commerce Solution

Demandware and eBay Enterprise on Monday announced an alliance to develop a fully enabled omnichannel commerce solution that will provide integrated access to Demandware’s Commerce Cloud platform and eBay Enterprise’s suite of back-end and fulfillment technologies and services. The solution will let current and prospective clients significantly reduce the complexity of managing their front- and back-end systems to deliver an all-around customer experience, said the companies, which have several customers in common, including Michaels Stores.

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Wi-Fi Alliance vets 802.11ah 'HaLow' standard with almost double current range

Article Image A new Wi-Fi standard — officially dubbed 802.11ah “HaLow” by the Wi-Fi Alliance — could potentially improve the practicality of home automation platforms, including Apple’s HomeKit.

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Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.

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Red Hat, Samsung Ramp Up Enterprise Mobility

Red Hat and Samsung Business Services on Tuesday announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise. The alliance, announced at the Red Hat Summit 2015, combines the strengths of each company — Samsung’s mobile device portfolio and Red Hat’s open source middleware, mobile and cloud technologies. This mobile solutions partnership will allow the firms to go to market both individually and together, said Cathal McGloin, vice president of mobile platforms for Red Hat.

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Secret space plane, solar sail and CubeSats launching

How much can you pack on top of one rocket? A United Launch Alliance Atlas V is carrying up the U.S. Air Force’s so-called secret space plane, The Planetary Society’s solar sail, and several CubeSats, or tiny satellites.

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What is 802.11ax WiFi, and will it really deliver 10Gbps? (updated)

Linksys WRT 1900AC. Curvier, and with four antennae.
With 802.11ac fully certified and out the door, the Wi-Fi Alliance has begun looking at its successor, 802.11ax. How does 2Gbps from the router to your laptop sound?

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Ford to add OnStar-like telematics in wake of Microsoft Azure cloud deal

Microsoft Azure-Ford alliance presages embedded telematics at Ford. The time for smartphone-only connections is fading.

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Nissan, Daimler CEOs split on prospect of rumored Apple Car

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and the CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, have each adopted radically different stances on rumors of a so-called Apple Car, with the former dismissing the idea and the latter welcoming it as a boost to Renault-Nissan’s business.

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Review: Parrot Asteroid Smart in-dash head unit with navigation and app support

Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot’s Asteroid Smart doesn’t participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.

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Audi announces support for Apple's CarPlay in 2015 models

German automaker Audi — a founding member of Google’s Android-based Open Automotive Alliance — on Thursday announced that it has undertaken “intensive dialog” with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker’s CarPlay system into new vehicles beginning in 2015.

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