Hackers steal as much as 10 percent of new cryptocurrency funds

Whenever a new cryptocurrency is launched, it usually goes through an initial coin offer where investors are brought in to get it off the ground. As much as 10 percent of those funds though, are being stolen by hackers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/hackers-steal-as-much-as-10-percent-new-cryptocurrency-funds.html

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If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away in exchange for free email and better search results? And should we be entitled to any of the money it generates?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/if-data-is-new-oil-are-tech-companies-robbing-us-blind.html

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Twitter is trying to do something to boost its business, but is it too little too late?

In life, the saying goes “better late than never.” When it applies to a publicly traded company though, the phrase becomes “where was this years ago?”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/twitter-is-trying-to-do-something-to-boost-its-business-but-is-it-too-little-too-late.html

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World record: Bolt of lightning was 200 miles long, experts say

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice– or so the expression goes– but sometimes it does something amazing enough to break a record.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/19/world-record-bolt-lightning-was-200-miles-long-experts-say.html

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Oracle's Earnings Call

Oracle is flying high as it goes into its annual Oracle OpenWorld customer conference, based on the news from its earnings call on Thursday. It’s clear that the company has succeeded in pivoting from on-premises to cloud software offerings. The revenue acceleration from cloud products and services suggests that Oracle will derive an increasing share of its future revenues from cloud solutions. The quarter’s $816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year, noted Co-CEO Safra Catz.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83904.html?rss=1

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Platform as a Platform

The platform land rush is definitely on. You can’t swing a dead cat, as the saying goes, without finding an announcement about some new platform or some established vendor’s attempt to enhance its existing platform. Some sorting out seems to be in order. What’s not a platform these days? Well, if it’s easy to substitute the word “application” for “platform,” then you should use “application,” because it will be more accurate. We’re suffering from word inflation all over the place.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83721.html?rss=1

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After DNC attack, hacker Guccifer 2.0 claims Hillary Clinton 'dossier' leak

A hacker who goes by the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ claims to have published a dossier of Hillary Clinton-related documents accessed during the recent attack on the Democratic National Committee’s computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/21/after-dnc-attack-hacker-guccifer-2-0-releases-hillary-clinton-dossier.html

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New ransomware uses disk-level encryption to hold your computer hostage

Ransomware is getting even more devious with Petya, which goes after your master boot record to encrypt the whole drive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225681-new-ransomware-uses-disk-level-encryption-to-hold-your-computer-hostage

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5 smart home gadgets to create your home of the future

Any homeowner knows that a lot of free time goes into taking care of your house. But what if your house could take care of you? That’s the dream of the “smart home” – and while there’s no true sci-fi intelligent home that can do everything you need, we’re getting closer

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/20/5-smart-home-gadgets-to-create-your-home-future.html

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Going Big: Preparing to Grow Your E-Commerce Startup

Though startups start small, if all goes well, they eventually will experience growth. It’s vital, therefore, for entrepreneurs to plan and prepare for this growth. Yet what does it mean to prepare for growth? We talked to some experts, who offered tips for making your way down the yellow brick road to success. The first thing many e-business owners emphasize is that success isn’t measured just by profits. It’s also about achieving a dream and realizing a vision.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82841.html?rss=1

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DoJ: Firms Should Hire Cyber-Savvy Lawyers

Hardly a day goes by without a headline about a cyberintrusion. No entity is immune — international retailers, airlines, hotels, mom and pop stores, cloud providers — even the U.S. government. However, it seems that few businesses contemplate how important it is for their attorney to know and understand cybersecurity, as well as know what to do when a cyberintrusion occurs. The U.S. government — itself a cybervictim — provides guidance in its report, “Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82288.html?rss=1

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EMC Swings Its Partners in Rumored Deal Talks

Intrigue is thick surrounding EMC these days. The story line goes something like this: An activist shareholder is pressuring EMC to sell itself to companies that might be interested in acquiring the data storage giant. Considering EMC’s size, the list of suitors is short — the two names that keep circulating are HP and Dell. The unfolding story has been long in the making. EMC apparently has been discussing merger possibilities with HP for a year or more. Whether those talks could reignite now that Dell is in the picture is unclear.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81080.html?rss=1

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Apple has discussed charging 'around $400' for its wearable 'iWatch' – report

Apple’s anticipated “iWatch” may carry a price of around $400 when it goes on sale, though the wearable device is likely to be offered at a range of price points, according to a new report.

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Samsung says iPhone 5s users have 'screen envy' of Galaxy S5 in latest ad

In a commercial released on Monday, Samsung goes after Apple’s rumored larger-screened iPhone offerings expected to launch this fall, saying the Galaxy smartphone line has had the feature for two years.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3cb8adef/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A70C210Csamsung0Esays0Eiphone0E5s0Eusers0Ehave0Escreen0Eenvy0Eof0Egalaxy0Es50Ein0Elatest0Ead/story01.htm

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EU Smacks Google Upside the Head Over Right to Be Forgotten

I think the European Union often goes overboard, and I typically don’t agree with its rulings. However, when the EU declared Google invaded privacy, it seemed to have struck a nerve. Countless users worldwide agreed. So, what impact will the EU have on Google with respect to a citizen’s right to be forgotten? This struggle is all about protecting privacy online. It’s about residents of the European Union being able to request that Google exclude links to certain information about them from its search results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80552.html?rss=1

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Review: Tickr Run iPhone-connected heart rate monitor from Wahoo

Wahoo’s latest chest-worn fitness tracking device, the Tickr Run, goes beyond measuring heart rate to track an athlete’s pace, distance, and even running smoothness. It’s a product that iPhone-carrying exercisers should consider, but unfortunately only if they avoid the treadmill or stationary bike.

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