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Consider Switching From Internet Explorer, Says US Homeland Security

Slashdot reader SmartAboutThings writes: While Microsoft Edge is right on track to replace Internet Explorer, it seems that the last one is a bigger security liability then you may think. In a newly released advisory, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) [an agency within America's Department of Homeland Security] is warning users about an IE vulnerability. To keep your personal data safe and don't expose your PC to dangerous malware, the agency further recommends "Consid...
Tags: Microsoft, Germany, America, Tech, Department Of Homeland Security, US Homeland Security, SmartAboutThings


‘Microsoft Millionaire’ Chris Peters Lists Celeb-Pedigreed Bel Air Estate

A lovingly preserved Spanish Colonial-style home sited in prime East Gate Bel Air has popped up for sale, flaunting a hefty $17.45 million asking price. Sited just a short hop above Sunset Boulevard and originally built in 1928, the estate was co-designed by Wallace Neff and John Byers — two of the most acclaimed architects […]
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Moguls, Bel Air, Sunset Boulevard, Wallace Neff, East Gate Bel Air, Rodeo Realty, Chris Peters Lists Celeb Pedigreed Bel Air Estate, John Byers


Framework Developer 'Ragequits' Open Source Community, Citing Negative Comments, 'Very Few Provide Help'

The maintainer of the popular Rust web framework Actix has quit the project -- though he's backed off threats to make its code private and delete its repository, instead appointing a new maintainer. "Be a maintainer of large open source project is not a fun task," he'd complained last week on GitHub. "You alway face with rude and hate, everyone knows better how to build software, nobody wants to do home work and read docs and think a bit and very few provide any help... "You felt betrayed afte...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Kim, Nikolay, Nikolay Kim, Actix


Google exec reveals how its cloud is helping retailers to keep their sites from crashing on their biggest shopping days of the year

Google Cloud is teaming up with retailers to improve their e-commerce businesses and prevent website outages on high-traffic shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Business Insider spoke with Carrie Tharp, Google's vice president of retail, about where retailers are going wrong when it comes to digital growth and ways they can use cloud-based technologies to streamline operations.  "Something as simple as a tiny recommendation engine in a workflow could create a hiccup that then im...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Neiman Marcus, Google Cloud, Tharp, Google Cloud Google, Carrie Tharp Google, Carrie Tharp


Walgreens was the worst stock in the Dow last year. Here's how the CEO is betting a partnership with a tech giant can help it recover.

Walgreens is having a tough time.  The pharmacy giant's stock dropped 10% so far this year, after its financial results missed Wall Street's expectations. The company finished 2019 as the worst-performing stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Declining reimbursements for prescription drugs, competition with other retailers, as well as more sales going to online sellers like Amazon have put the retail pharmacy business in a rocky spot. Walgreens is betting that partnerships and an emphasis...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walgreens, Tennessee, Memphis, Cvs, Business Insider, Kroger, Jpmorgan, Knoxville, Humana, Big Pharma, UnitedHealth, Kehoe


Rome Wasn't Built In a Day, But a $30.4B Microsoft Puerto Rico Tax Dodge Was (slashdot)

theodp writes: ProPublica's Paul KIel has the remarkable tale of the IRS' 12-years-and-counting audit of Microsoft for a 2005 deal involving a Puerto Rico subsidiary (and related "Legal Entities") that was deemed worth nothing or a nominal amount on June 30th, 2005 but valued at $30.4 billion just one day later. Seen as an epic case of tax dodging by one of the largest companies in the world, the IRS opened the biggest audit by dollar amount in the history of the agency. In response to extensive...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Court, Rome, Kpmg, Propublica, Irs, Puerto Rico, U S District Court, Martinez, Kiel, Paul Kiel, Msmash, Ricardo Martinez


Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source

'Its life doesn't have to end!'. More than 10 years on from its campaign to persuade users to dump Windows 7 for a non-proprietary alternative, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off a petition to urge Microsoft to open-source the recently snuffed software.…
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, Free Software Foundation, Free Software Foundation FSF


Big Tech Stomps All Over Small Businesses

Big Tech Stomps All Over Small Businesses Are small tech companies being squeezed by tech giants?  You bet and it has happened numerous times. Sometimes they announce a big product or service, never planning to ever bring it to market.  They drive excitement for their product damaging the marketab...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Business, Technology, Legal, Microsoft, Small Business, Internet, Advertising, Marketing, E-commerce, Sem, Copyright, M&a


No Security for Windows 7 After Today

No Security for Windows 7 After Today Are you using Windows 7?  Did you know some of the largest firms in the country (even large financial institutions) are still using it?  Today is the day that Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 and will no longer offer security updates leaving anyone using i...
Tags: Security, Updates, Business, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Safety, Internet, Sem, Malware, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Hacking, Zero-Day, Patches, Hackers


Xbox Series X’s SSD “Half the Speed” of PS5’s

A recent LinkedIn post from a former employee suggests that the new Xbox’s solid state drive may be only half the speed of the PlayStation 5’s. The post came from a former employee of Phison, who claims that he designed the SSD controller to be used in the upcoming Xbox console. According to the post, […]
Tags: Games, Microsoft, Rumors, Phison, Anime, Pc Hardware, PS5, Xbox Scarlett


YouTube just scored a major victory in its battle with Amazon's Twitch for esports supremacy, thanks to the company behind 'Call of Duty'

Google and Activision Blizzard just announced a new multi-year partnership that will make Activision's popular esports broadcasts exclusive to YouTube. The deal follows a two-year, $90 million deal Activision Blizzard signed with Amazon's Twitch in January 2018 to make Twitch the official streaming platform of the Overwatch League, a professional gaming circuit with 20 international teams. Activision Blizzard will also use Google Cloud services to provide network infrastructure for its games. ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Youtube, US, Trends, Twitch, Youtube Gaming, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Google Cloud, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Call of Duty League Activision, Ryan Wyatt Head of YouTube Gaming


Microsoft puts away the Catnip: Windows Insiders community app axed due to 'technical limitations'

Pretty much the most exciting thing to come out of Fast Ring Build 19551 Microsoft ended the week with a fresh build of Windows 10 and, slightly worryingly, the killing of a Progressive Web App (PWA) project "due to some technical limitations."…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, PWA


Microsoft previews Visual Studio update with added Linux love, many new features

Develop on Windows, deploy to Linux: an increasingly common pattern Microsoft's second preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.5, freshly flung out this week, has better Linux support for C++ developers and also includes a new designer for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).…
Tags: Microsoft, Software


Who's Afraid of the IRS? Not Facebook.

Speaking of tax evasions, Kiel, in a separate story at ProPublica this week: In March 2008, as Facebook was speeding toward 100 million users and emerging as the next big tech company, it announced an important hire. Sheryl Sandberg was leaving Google to become Facebook's chief operating officer. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, then 23 years old, told The New York Times that Sandberg would take the young company "to the next level." Based on her time at Google, Sandberg soon decided that one area where Fac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, US, Tech, Ireland, House, The New York Times, Dublin, Irs, Sheryl Sandberg, Google Facebook, Sandberg, Kiel


Linux Foundation (LF) Now Dominated by Lots of Microsoft People and LF Chiefs Join Microsoft in Smearing GPL/Copyleft

We continue to see additional evidence which serves towards reinforcing our view that the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation is actually hostile towards many things that are associated with Linux (unlike those looking to exploit/hijack Linux for proprietary ends)
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, Linux Foundation LF Now Dominated, ` Linux ' Foundation


Rome Wasn't Built In a Day, But a $30.4B Microsoft Puerto Rico Tax Dodge Was

theodp writes: ProPublica's Paul KIel has the remarkable tale of the IRS' 12-years-and-counting audit of Microsoft for a 2005 deal involving a Puerto Rico subsidiary (and related "Legal Entities") that was deemed worth nothing or a nominal amount on June 30th, 2005 but valued at $30.4 billion just one day later. Seen as an epic case of tax dodging by one of the largest companies in the world, the IRS opened the biggest audit by dollar amount in the history of the agency. In response to extensive...
Tags: Microsoft, Court, Tech, Rome, Kpmg, Propublica, Irs, Puerto Rico, U S District Court, Martinez, Kiel, Paul Kiel, Ricardo Martinez


Microsoft's newest internet browser is so good that I forgot I switched from Google Chrome

I've been using Microsoft's new Edge web browser for a over a week, and I've barely even noticed the difference, after using Google Chrome for several years.  Both the new Edge and Chrome are very similar, as both are built on the same Chromium platform. It takes almost no adjustment whatsoever to switch over from Chrome.  The new Edge has a few features that sets it apart from Chrome, like better privacy settings. It also uses less of my computer's resources, which Chrome is notorious for hog...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Bing


Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source

'Its life doesn't have to end!' More than 10 years on from its campaign to persuade users to dump Windows 7 for a non-proprietary alternative, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off a petition to urge Microsoft to open-source the recently snuffed software.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Free Software Foundation, Free Software Foundation FSF


Apple has a new biggest bull on Wall Street. Here's why he thinks the company will reach a $2 trillion market value.

Apple has a new Wall Street-high price target of $400 per share from Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Long-term iPhone sales growth from the 5G "super cycle" and continued expansion of Apple's Services business can push the tech giant to a $2 trillion valuation by the end of 2021, Ives said in a Thursday note. The company joins Microsoft, Alphabet, and Saudi Aramco as the only public companies with valuations greater than $1 trillion, and would become the first US firm to hit the $2 trillion level if...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Zhang, Wedbush, Ives


Clix Marketing Blog’s #PPC News & Views: Friday, January 24, 2020

Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Clix Marketing Blog’s PPC News & Views! From the Experts Visiture How to Optimize Amazon Sponsored Products: They account for 88% of ad revenue of search-based advertising. Great step-by-step guide in this post that shouldn’t be missed. WordStream : From targeting audiences to thoughtful CTAs, there’s enough packed into this post to get your creative wheels turning. SEM Rush The Beginners Guide to Google Tag Manager: New ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Budgeting, Sem, Ppc, Digital Marketing, Ppc News And Views, Ppc Tactics, Instagram Ads, CBO, Michelle Morgan, PPC News amp, Carousel Ads, Amazon Sponsored Products, Gtm Setup, Budget Optimization


It's a jungle out there when it comes to conservation tech – but there's a cloud for that

Courtesy of Species360 (not a move by Microsoft into the zoology space) Is your team flinging poo at visitors to your business? There's a cloud for that – as long as those doing the flinging are literal monkeys.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software


This free font was designed to make it easier for devs to read code

You love fonts for developers. You know you do. They’re simple, visually appealing, and easy on the eyes. Enter JetBrains Mono, a new developer typeface specifically designed for readability and compactness. This way, you can easily parse through code, without the need to scale up the size of the font and without any danger of making each line of code unnecessarily long. [Read: Microsoft’s new font for devs is very aesthetically pleasing (and free)] To make the reading experience even smoother, ...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Design & Dev


Canada: Beware The Zombie Software! - Torkin Manes LLP

January 14th marked the end of Microsoft's support for its Windows 7 product. Why is this date important? Because, following this date the software joined the ranks of so-called "zombie" or "legacy"..
Tags: News, Microsoft, Canada


What the Hell Happened To Mint?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Intuit's Mint personal-finance service wants me to know it's sorry. Again. "We're sorry!" its investments page bleats when I try to view my mutual funds' performance. "Our graphs require the latest version of Adobe Flash player." That site has spent years apologizing to me for needing Adobe's vulnerability-riddled plug-in: since I long ago booted Flash from my browser, since Adobe said in 2017 that it would drop Flash by the end of 2020, sin...
Tags: Adobe, Microsoft, Tech, Intuit, Aaron Patzer, Turbotax, QuickBooks, Quicken, Mint Fast Company


Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch

We’re down in Sunnyvale, CA today, where Alchemist Accelerator is hosting a demo day for its most recent batch of companies. This is the 23rd class to graduate from Alchemist, with notable alums including LaunchDarkly, MightyHive, Matternet, and Rigetti Computing. As an enterprise accelerator, Alchemist focuses on companies that make their money from other businesses, rather than consumers. 21 companies presented in all, each getting five minutes to explain their mission to a room full of inv...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Tech, Cisco, Army, Michigan, Sdk, Co, Campbell, CNC, Alchemist accelerator, Sunnyvale CA, Jim Baldwin


The CEO of Intel says that the 'insatiable demand' for enough processing power to handle tons of data led it to a big beat on Wall Street expectations (INTC)

Intel shares rallied more than 6% on Thursday after the chipmaker topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter. The tech giant got a huge lift from its data center business, which benefited from robust demand processors from the cloud service providers. CEO Bob Swan said the strong cloud market was being fueled by an "insatiable appetite" for data and the processing power needed to handle it. The company also posted an upbeat outlook for the current quarter and for the year. Intel s...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Amd, Moorhead, Patrick Moorhead, Amazon Microsoft, Swan, Intel Intel, Bob Swan, Moor Insights and Strategy, Google Swan


How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro is a more advanced version of Windows with encryption and other additional security features.
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, How-to, Computing, Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Tier 4


Microsoft To Force Bing Search in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus Users (slashdot)

Microsoft has announced that it will install a new Google Chrome extension for some Office 365 ProPlus customers that will force the browser to use Bing as the default search engine "to access relevant workplace information directly from the browser address bar." From a report: The Microsoft Search in Bing extension will be added to all new Office 365 ProPlus installations and when updating to newer releases. The only customers that won't have this Chrome extension installed automatically are th...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Bing, Msmash


How to Protect Yourself in Microsoft's Recent Data Breach

You’ve probably seen some scary-looking headlines about 250 million Microsoft users being compromised in a recent data breach. While those numbers are accurate, they don’t tell the whole story—it wasn’t quite as dangerous as it sounds. Let’s quickly go over the details of the breach and ways you can help keep your…Read more...
Tags: Microsoft, Privacy, Data Breach, Lifehacks, Phishing


How to upload a PDF to Facebook in 3 different ways

You can upload a PDF to Facebook groups and business pages; however, those are the only places PDF files can be posted.  If you're trying to upload a PDF to a business page, Facebook will treat it as if it's a restaurant menu. If you're on a Facebook group page that can accept PDFs, you can upload them just like you would a photo or other file. You can also convert a PDF into a photo, which you could then upload anywhere on Facebook. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PDFs ar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Nasa, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Group, Facebook Check, Best Buy Microsoft