Big Players Scored in the E-Commerce Battles of 2017


Moves that allowed major e-commerce players to jockey for position both off and on the Internet made headlines in 2017. “The year was a triumph for market leaders,” said Mike Comstock, a senior adviser at GrandCanals. “Leading companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart just got stronger, as they have the resources to either build or buy whatever they need to win.” Walmart had been out of the e-commerce race for a long time, but that changed with the $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet in 2016, which led to more acquisitions.

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HPE Gave Russia Deep Dive Into Security Software Used by Pentagon


Hewlett Packard Enterprise reportedly has allowed experts working with Russia to review the source code of cybersecurity software that is used by the U.S. Defense Department. The Pentagon uses HPE’s ArcSight software to protect sensitive computer networks. The review of its code was conducted by Russian firm Echelon on behalf of a Russian defense agency that deals with cybersecurity issues. “All testing was done in HPE controlled sites and entirely under the supervision of HPE’s cybersecurity specialists,” HPE said.

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Lawyer takes on Google, Facebook, Twitter over terror videos

Keith Altman claims that Google, Facebook and Twitter have allowed their social media platforms to be used to recruit jihadists and that these companies have even profited from advertisements on terrorist propaganda.

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Google allowed anti-Semitic, racist, ad targeting, report says

Google’s ad targeting is in the spotlight after a report that the tech giant allowed advertisers to run ads targeted to anti-Semitic and racist keywords.

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British WWII veteran visits French town he liberated, via virtual reality

VR has allowed a 91-year-old veteran of World War II to digitally visit a town in France he helped liberate without leaving his nursing home.

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Apple rejects indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth over child violence

Article Image The sequel to cult indie game The Binding of Isaac will not be allowed in the App Store — at least for now — thanks to what Apple has reportedly deemed to be themes of violence toward children.

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Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let hackers impersonate victims online

Article Image An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users’ identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

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You don't have to be 007 to own a submarine

Advanced construction materials have allowed the development of new personal submarines. The technology seems all so James Bond — except it’s real.


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Chinese President Xi Jinping: Hands off our Internet

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for countries to be allowed to set their own rules for cyberspace and govern the Internet as they see fit.


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Opinion: Even with technology, you can't have it all

Technology has always been about choice: Fire allowed us to choose to live in colder climates. Electric lighting offered us the choice to read at night. Drugs give us the freedom to choose stressful, self-destructive lifestyles.


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Apple removes cable maker Monster from MFi program in wake of Beats lawsuit

Electronics maker Monster is no longer allowed to manufacture licensed “Made for iPhone” accessories and must stop selling its current stock by October, having been booted from Apple’s certification program following a January lawsuit against Apple subsidiary Beats.



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Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project – report [u]

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple’s multi-billion dollar “spaceship” campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.



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Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store, Pixelmator for iPad gets watercolors

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.



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Apple rumored to further enhance personalization of Apple Watch with custom engravings

People wanting to buy an Apple Watch may be able to ask for a custom engraving, much as the company has allowed with products like the iPad and iPod before it, although the option may not be available in time for the product’s launch.



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Apple offers closer look at Campus 2 as the City of Cupertino ponders diversification

Apple’s spaceship-like Campus 2 project was shown from a new angle Wednesday as the company allowed members of the media on-site, while Cupertino leaders have begun to reconsider ways to diversify the city’s Apple-dominated tax base.



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Apple agrees to subject products to Chinese government security audits – report

China’s State Internet Information Office will reportedly be allowed to conduct network security inspections of Apple products offered for sale in China as the company seeks to assuage fears that its devices can be used for intelligence gathering purposes by foreign governments.



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