Rising cloud costs give boost to cloud optimization startups – TechCrunch

businesses to accelerate their digital transformations, which, in turn, sped adoption of the cloud. According to a 2021 survey by O’Reilly, cloud adoption is rising steadily across industries ā€” 90% of organizations now use cloud computing, up from 88% in 2020. At its best, the cloud, nebulous though the term might be, promises to ease the transition from offline, manual processes to managed automation.

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PIXM brings computer vision phishing protection to mobile devices

Anti-phishing attack startup PIXM Software Inc. today announced an expansion of its products with the launch of PIXM Mobile, which protects individuals and enterprises from targeted and unknown phishing attacks on mobile devices.
Claimed to be the first cloud-based mobile solution developed with…

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Researchers Find New Malware Attacks Targeting Russian Government Entities

An unknown advanced persistent threat (APT) group has been linked to a series of spear-phishing attacks targeting Russian government entities since the onset of the Russo-Ukrainian war in late February 2022.
“The campaigns […] are designed to implant a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that can be…

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šŸ¤³Media vs Messaging Apps

There are only two kinds of social appsā€”media apps and messaging apps. For each form of expression, there is exactly one social media app that defines that medium. They monopolize and get really big. Messaging apps are used for all kinds of purposes and heavily overlap. They don’t monopolize but can get just as big.

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What would an Electronic Arts merger look like for Apple, Amazon, or D

And while the companies have been long-time partners and are familiar with each other, EA’s dependence on a cross-platform business model would be hard for Sony to swallow. Having a small number of Bungie games available on Xbox is one thing; having a catalog as major as EA’s is another entirely. There’s also the matter of culture shock.

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Everyone From Apple To Disney Is Rumored To Be Thinking Of Buying EA Games

According to the Puck News report, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts reportedly considered purchasing Electronic Arts all the way back in January, when it still would have cost about $40 billion. This was apparently a response to the previously noted Activision-Blizzard buy made by Microsoft. That said,…

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DuckDuckGo Caught Giving Microsoft Trackers a Free Pass

All is not what it seems with the company that labels itself a champion of privacy, with a security researcher finding that DuckDuckGo (DDG) whitelists Microsoft’s trackers. DDG has made a name for itself as a privacy-first company, building a search engine, browser extensions, and web browsers around the premise of protecting user privacy.

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How to get more security out of Android Messages

Nothing is 100% secure. Period. If you connect a device to any type of network, you cannot guarantee its security. That’s just a fact, and it’s only getting worse with each passing day. But you certainly can’t disconnect your devices from all networks and expect to accomplish anything. . Most people use Google Chrome as their default browser.

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Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to get more collaboration, AI-assisted additions

Among the 50 new product and technology announcements at Microsoft’s Build 2022 developers conference are several new tools and functionality for Teams and Power Platform developers. Teams is getting a new feature called “Live Share,” which will allow apps to go beyond passive screen sharing and enable participants to watch, edit/annotate and create together inside of Teams meetings.

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The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform: Bringing together databases, analytics and governance

Microsoft execs have been extolling the benefits of integrating databases and analytics for the past several years, starting in earnest with Azure Synapse Analytics. Today during Day 1 of its virtual Build 2022 developers conference, Microsoft added another element to its data-integration strategy: Governance.

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Gerry Grealish on LinkedIn: #Windows #Linux #botnet

From learning how essential tech tools really operate to understanding how to protect their assets in an increasingly digital world, expanding their tech knowledge can help any leader become better at their job.
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HP and System76 partner to release high-end Linux laptop

HP has long made Linux available on its laptops, but it was never a high priority for the Silicon Valley giant. For example, if you want a top-of-the-line for not quite $4,000, you can get it… in mid-October. System76, a small Linux specialty OEM, can get you a high-quality Lemur Pro 14 without as many bells and whistles for $1,359 with Ubuntu 22.04 or System76’s own take on Ubuntu, Pop!_OS 22.04, by early June. .

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