Security threat protection extends across the enterprise network with Verizon Virtual Network Services

Global enterprises facing security concerns inherent in managing network reliant applications in an on premise, public or hybrid cloud environment can now rely on Verizon Virtual Network Services – Security with Check Point. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is the latest in a growing list of enterprise security companies to imbed their security offering within … continue reading

Oath makes first Yahoo open source contribution with Bullet

Oath is releasing its first solution into open source, thanks to the recently announced acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon. The company announced the contribution of Bullet, Yahoo’s real-time query engine. Oath is a subsidiary of Verizon, and home to more than 50 media and technology brands. Just this week, Verizon announced it has officially completed … continue reading

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing, Dart 1.24, and Yahoo joins Verizon — SD Times news digest: June 14, 2017

Rainforest QA launched its new Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing solution, which offers crowdtesting that combines virtual machines and real devices. It’s built on Rainforest QA’s crowdsourcing and AI platform, and gives teams testing results without requiring additional engineering resources to manage. “Traditional mobile testing solutions that rely on testers using their personal devices take … continue reading

reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA Android API, Hortonworks DataFlow 3.0, Blockly 1.0 — SD Times news digest: June 12, 2017

Google is releasing the first reCAPTCHA Android API for Google Play Services. The API will provide a streamlined user experience on mobile and include the latest invisible reCAPTCHA technology. Google first announced Invisible reCAPTCHA in March as a way to run risk analysis behind the scenes, allowing users to pass through the system with zero … continue reading

Qualcomm and Verizon introduce a new IoT initiative

Qualcomm and Verizon are starting 2017 off with a new focus and initiative for the Internet of Things. The companies announced the ThingSpace-ready modules from Quectel and Teli using Qualcomm’s MDM9206 category M1 LTE modem. (ThingSpace is Verizon’s IoT platform for developing connected apps.) Qualcomm’s modem will be pre-integrated and tested in ThingSpace and enable … continue reading

Yahoo discloses new breach; 1 billion users affected

Yahoo has been hacked, again. The company Wednesday disclosed that a newly discovered data breach had exposed the private information of more than one billion Yahoo users. It is believed that this breach is separate from the breach disclosed this September, where 500 million accounts were jeopardized. Regardless, the news means Yahoo has been the … continue reading

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

Verily’s Debug Project, Nexedi to sue Apple, and Verizon wants a discount from Yahoo—SD Times news digest: Oct. 7, 2016

Verily is stepping up its debugging game by focusing on eliminating a real, dangerous bug: the mosquito. At the end of 2014, Google started exploring what it could do about problems caused by mosquitos. At the same time, Verily (initially Google Life Sciences) was founded to solve the problems of preventing disease on a global scale, … continue reading

HP buys Samsung’s printer business, CA updates API management portfolio, and Vim 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 12, 2016

Shortly after HPE’s decision to split-merge with Micro Focus, HP Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Samsung Electronics’ printer business for US$1.05 billion. The goal of HP is to reinvent its printer business, which hasn’t seen innovation in years, according to HP. Samsung has built a portfolio of A3 MFPs (multifunction printer technology for … continue reading

Intel to acquire Movidius, Microsoft’s gag order fight, and Qualcomm and Verizon’s IoT plan—SD Times news digest: Sept. 6, 2016

Intel is looking to extend its depth-sensing technology RealSense in order to enable autonomous machines to see in 3D and understand the environment around them. The company announced it is acquiring Movidius, a computer vision company. “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance [system on a chip] platforms for accelerating computer vision applications,” wrote Josh Walden, … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s new way to experience 3D, Synopsys releases Seeker 3.8, and Yahoo sells for $4.8 billion—SD Times news digest: July 25, 2016

A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a way to let audience members experience 3D films in a movie theater without the bulky glasses. They call it Cinema 3D, and it uses a special array of lenses and mirrors that let an audience … continue reading

2015: Security remains a stepchild

Software security is improving, but this past year still saw hacks and security breaches. In 2015, companies were creating new tools or initiatives to make sure data and critical information were protected, but with a fair share of leaks and hacks, the wait for a solution to software security continues. Unlike other approaches to security, … continue reading

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