E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growth

Business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from CloudCraze. Eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus B2B decision makers CloudCraze surveyed in the United States and Europe expected digital commerce would help their businesses grow. “It behooves all B2B companies to take a page from the B2C playbook and make it easier for customers to buy — if they wish — without human interaction,” suggested Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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US, European energy firms targeted by shadowy cyber espionage group, experts warn

Energy firms in North America and Europe are facing a new wave of cyber attacks that could wreak havoc on their operations, according to security expert Symantec.

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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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Hackers breach computer networks of prestigious US law firms

Hackers broke into the computer networks at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, and federal investigators are exploring whether they stole confidential information for the purpose of insider trading, according to people familiar with the matter.

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New DoE program to offer high performance computing power to major manufacturers

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The DoE is partnering with a group of diverse American firms to share supercomputing time and find ways to optimize manufacturing and design processes. If the program works, it could be the beginning of a new type of performance scaling based on expanding shared knowledge rather than transistor frequency.

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Leverage Big Data to Get Rid of Network Attackers

Up to 30 percent of their firms’ security incidents this year should have been detected by perimeter security measures — but weren’t — said 55 percent of respondents to a SANS Institute survey. The truth is that today’s attackers have become skilled at bypassing conventional defenses, which no longer can be counted on to protect enterprise networks on their own. While still necessary, these tools now need to be bolstered by more advanced defensive strategies that are closely aligned with the advanced techniques attackers use.

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Apple fires Campus 2 contractors as 'spaceship' faces delays, spiraling costs

Apple has reportedly severed its relationship with general contractors Skanska and DPR — the two firms responsible for overseeing construction of its new “spaceship” headquarters — with near-immediate effect, a rare mid-stream shakeup that follows a string of delays and increasing costs.

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Rumor: Microsoft interested in acquiring BlackBerry

Microsoft is rumored to be talking with investment firms about the prospect of buying out Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, likely motivated by a desire to deepen its foray into the mobile enterprise and gain access to BlackBerry’s patent trove.

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Apple among big tech companies reportedly in talks to buy Boeing communications satellite

Boeing is marketing advanced high-throughput communications satellites to large technology firms, such as Apple and Google, and could reach a deal to build a unit for a major industry player this year.

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Swatch signs deals for NFC payments in face of looming smartwatch threat

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has forged deals with banking firms to add NFC-based payments to its upcoming products, something that may be necessary to mitigate the threat of devices like the Apple Watch.

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Google chief fears surveillance scandal could ‘break the Internet’

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said at a gathering of tech firms in California on Wednesday that the government spying scandal is so serious there’s a danger it could “break the Internet.” 

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Medical records firms Athenahealth and Cerner reportedly working on HealthKit integration

Two leading U.S. medical records firms, Athenahealth and Cerner, are said to be working with Apple on the development and deployment of apps integrated with the iOS 8 HealthKit framework.

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Goldman Sachs ups Apple price target to $720, expects exciting software at WWDC

Add Goldman Sachs to the parade of investment firms that revised their price targets on Apple stock this week, following continued gains by the iPhone maker ahead of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference and 7-for-1 stock split.

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