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Cyberwar: Obama calls out Sony as FBI confirms North Korea was behind hack

President Obama has called out Sony for craven censorship on a day the Federal Bureau of Investigation formally announced that North Korea was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. In a statement the FBI said that it has enough information to conclude … Continue reading ?

Exact Labs lands $13 million to bring voice recognition to the enterprise

Between Siri on iOS and Google’s rivaling artificial intelligence for Android, voice recognition software has become practically ubiquitous in the consumer world. But corporate applications beyond the call center are still rare. A new startup called Expect Labs Inc. just closed … Continue reading ?

GitHub urges developers to patch critical Git client bug

GitHub has revealed the existence of a flaw in its client software, and is recommending users upgrade to a new version as soon as possible. The vulnerability first announced at GMANE, and it was later confirmed by GitHub itself, which … Continue reading ?

The physical web gains support with IoT grants, new SDKs

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features new grants to promote the development of  the Internet of Things (IoT), an initiative to interact with the Physical Web, and Near Field Communications for IoT. Google’s Open Web of Things   Search giant … Continue reading ?

How to create your own Google Cardboard

Virtual reality may be the next frontier in technology as more organizations show interest and find applicable use cases. For instance, travel promotions company Destination BC is utilizing Oculus Rift, the fancy heads-up display unit acquired by Facebook Inc. earlier this … Continue reading ?

Winning the West: LINE buys Microsoft’s MixRadio, competes with WhatsApp

Japan’s super-cute and massively popular messaging service LINE recently announced the acquisition of Microsoft’s MixRadio for an undisclosed price. This move comes just a week after Line Corp. entered into a deal with Sony Music Entertainment Inc., and Japanese record … Continue reading ?

TripGo offers smart calendar-integrated, multi-modal trip planning

TripGo from SkedGo Pty. Ltd. is a smart calendar-integrated, multi-modal transport trip planning app that’s starting to see some impressive user numbers. The app helps you plan how to get from point A to point B, providing all your door-to-door … Continue reading ?

Aerospike beefs up NoSQL database with enterprise- and Hadoop-friendly features

Aerospike, Inc. unleashed a broad set of new features for its flagship in-memory database that provides developers with more flexibility in how they build their applications and addresses several key enterprise requirements. The launch marks the biggest update for the … Continue reading ?

Should social media ban offensive comments?

British MP Luciana Berger is calling for Twitter Inc. to block anti-Semitic language from the site after she received thousands of hateful messages. Berger, the shadow Minister for Public Health, has been the target of online abuse for several months after Garron Helm, … Continue reading ?

Google opens cloud-based Hadoop alternative to developers with free SDK

Google on Thursday released a software development kit (SDK) for its cloud-based data crunching engine in an effort to the development of analytic applications against the service. The launch comes seven months after the search giant first unveiled its ambitious plans … Continue reading ?

2014 wine holiday gift guide: 5 high-tech gadgets for wine lovers

Welcome to the twelfth installment of SiliconANGLE Media’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series. In this series of gift guides, we’ve suggested some of the best high-tech gift ideas for your friends and loved ones this holiday season. So far we’ve … Continue reading ?

Flash storage to be cheaper than disk by 2016, Wikibon predicts

The price of flash storage has already dropped below that of high-speed disk while providing order-of-magnitude higher performance, and it’s on a trajectory to become a lower cost media than disk for almost all storage in 2016, writes Wikibon CTO … Continue reading ?

Blizzard teases gold-for-game-time for World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment is considering allowing players to buy game time tokens with real money to sell to other players for gold, the in-game currency in World of Warcraft. “We’re exploring the possibility of giving players a way to buy tradable game-time … Continue reading ?

Skytap lands another $35 million for enterprise DevOps platform

Skytap Inc. has landed $35 million in funding from a diverse group of investors to double down on the growing interest in its cloud platform, which takes a new approach to fostering collaboration among operations and engineering professionals. The Seattle-based startup … Continue reading ?

Google reportedly working on ‘Android M’, aims to connect cars directly to the Internet

In June Google Inc. announced Android Auto at Google I/O, starting the search giant’s big move into automobiles. Android Auto is not an embedded operating system; rather it provides a software layer that allows drivers to control their smartphones via … Continue reading ?

Volvo connected safety technology aims to prevent car/ cyclist accidents

Volvo Personvagnar AB, in collaboration with sports gear maker POC Sweden AB and Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson have announced a new connected safety technology that connects drivers and cyclists. The technology, to be formally unveiled at CES Las Vegas in January … Continue reading ?

Apple is hiring: London team to expand Apple Pay into Europe

Apple Inc. is gearing up to take Apple Pay global. Apple has advertised a job aimed at forming a new Apple Pay team in London in order to help expand the service across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa … Continue reading ?

Microsoft admits “human error” led to last month’s Azure outage

Microsoft has just published a blow-by-blow account of what went wrong during last month’s Azure cloud storage service outage, which caused thousands of websites, including its own Windows Store and, to go offline. The Microsoft Azure service interruption on … Continue reading ?

Open Garden nets $10.8M to expand mesh-networking FireChat app

Open Garden, the company behind the offline messaging app FireChat that doesn’t need a mobile network, has just announced a fresh funding round of $10.8 million to boost its growth in emerging markets. The FireChat app was only released this … Continue reading ?

First world problems: users whine after Instagram purges spam accounts

A purge of spam accounts on Instagram has resulted in not only millions of accounts disappearing, but a surge of complaints from celebrities and teens alike. The company announced December 9th that it would start to permanently ban spam accounts … Continue reading ?

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