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Apple releases security patch after exploit discovered that could take over iOS devices

Apple releases security patch after exploit discovered that could take over iOS devices

Apple, Inc. has issued an urgent update to its iOS mobile operating system following the revelation that three security flaws in the system could allow potential hackers to take control of an Apple device using a zero-day exploit. The revelation that iPhone users aren't as safe as thought came via researchers from Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto) and security firm Lookout, Inc. who revealed that an iOS exploit code called Trident was being sold as part of the Pegasus spyware package offered by the NSO Group, an Israel-based “cyber war” company reportedly owned by American venture... more »
Pure Storage shares jump 12% on earnings upside

Pure Storage shares jump 12% on earnings upside

Less than a week ago, Pure Storage Inc. saw its shares whacked 13 percent after a research firm downgraded its rating on the stock. Today, it gained a large portion of that loss back with a second-quarter earnings report that easily beat Wall Street expectations. As a result, shares rose nearly 12 percent in after-hours trading, on top of nearly a 2 percent uptick, to $11.83 a share, before the results were announced. The enterprise storage company continued to post a big net loss -- $59.6 million, or 31 cents a share, or 16 cents adjusted for stock compensation expenses. That last,... more »
Domino's teams up with Flirtey for drone pizza delivery in New Zealand

Domino's teams up with Flirtey for drone pizza delivery in New Zealand

Domino’s Pizza just made the first step towards the strange future of pizza delivery by drone with a test project in New Zealand. The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to become the first commercial drone delivery service in the world—which will begin flying pizzas and wings to homes later this year. Flirtey is an Australian startup operating in Nevada that has continued to make waves in commercial drone innovation since conducting the world’s first demonstration of drone delivery technology in the United States with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization in July 2015. The drone deployed by Flirtey delivered a... more »
Facebook open sources its computer vision tools

Facebook open sources its computer vision tools

Facebook has announced that it will be open sourcing several of the computer vision tools it has developed, including DeepMask, SharpMask, and MultiPathNet. All three tools were developed by the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) team with the goal of teaching computers to intelligently breakdown what images and recognize objects, locations, and people. According to Facebook, the company hopes that opening up its tools will help the AI research community as a whole to move forward with new advancements in computer vision. "We're making the code for DeepMask+SharpMask as well as MultiPathNet — along with our research papers and demos related to them — open and accessible... more »
Splunk beats earnings forecasts, raises outlook, but investors want more

Splunk beats earnings forecasts, raises outlook, but investors want more

Big Data software company Splunk Inc. beat earnings forecasts for the seventh quarter in a row and hiked its outlook for the rest of the year, but it wasn’t enough to please investors. The company, which sells cloud-based software for analyzing real-time data generated by the likes of customer clickstreams and computer network activity, reported second-quarter profits before onetime and other expenses of 5 cents a share, well over analysts’ average forecast of 3 cents. Revenues for the quarter, which ended July 31, jumped 43 percent, to $212.8 million, easily beating analysts’ estimates of $200.5 million. The San Francisco-based company also hiked... more »
Talend beats Street, but stock gyrates over earnings-per-share confusion

Talend beats Street, but stock gyrates over earnings-per-share confusion

Talend SA beat revenue and earnings forecasts but confusion over its earnings-per-share (EPS) results took the stock on a wild ride in after-hours trading. The Big Data integration software company reported total revenue of $25.4 million for the second quarter, up 38 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share of 31 cents was better than analyst estimates, but early news reports, many of which are now written by robots, said the company badly missed expectations with a loss of $1.87 per share. The stock plunged more than 20% in after-hours trading before recovering somewhat. The confusion was caused by a... more »
How one institution adopted converged infrastructure to better serve an entire medical community | #theCUBE

How one institution adopted converged infrastructure to better serve an entire medical community | #theCUBE

A few years ago, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) faced a problem fairly typical of older, very large healthcare organizations: modernization of aging IT infrastructure. As a large research institute and teaching hospital incorporating 125 medical facilities, 11,000 employees and nearly 1,000 physicians, it was especially sensitive to the the need to bring its IT capabilities up to speed and into line with its organizational goals as quickly as possible. As part of theCUBE‘s pre-VMworld coverage, Shelia Hartness, lead software systems engineer at WFBMC, sat down with Stu Miniman (@stu), host of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, in the SiliconANGLE Media Studio in Marlborough, MA. The pair discussed how the organization... more »
Why SimpliVity waited until now to launch all-flash hyper-converged products  | #theCUBE

Why SimpliVity waited until now to launch all-flash hyper-converged products | #theCUBE

SimpliVity Corp. has made two major announcements that will greatly enhance its hyper-converged system capabilities. In addition to the introduction of a powerful new 22TB all-flash appliance offering that will allow the platform to operate with much greater performance and reduced latency, the company also announced RapidDR, which will automate and accelerate off-site disaster recovery. As part of theCUBE's pre-VMworld coverage, Jesse St. Laurent, VP Product Strategy at SimpliVity, sat down with Stu Miniman (@stu), host of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, in the SiliconANGLE Media Studio in Marlborough, MA, to discuss the company's new products and why it chose this particular time to offer them. Why the time was right for all-flash Some companies offering... more »
IBM follows Amazon and Microsoft to South Korea

IBM follows Amazon and Microsoft to South Korea

IBM has expanded its global cloud network once again by launching a new hosting facility in the South Korean city of Pangyo, which is located a short drive away from Seoul. The data center is part of a collaboration between the vendor and regional technology giant SK Holdings C&C Co. that aims to address the growing local demand for computing services. Ranked as the fourth largest economy in Asia, South Korea is home to numerous enterprises and startups that are embracing the public cloud just enthusiastically as their Western peers. This revenue opportunity has attracted not only IBM but also its rivals. Amazon set up... more »
Where's the money in IoT? Start with real-time data

Where's the money in IoT? Start with real-time data

When it comes to monetizing the Internet of Things' vast network of sensors and activity logs, the assumption is there's value in the data. Value, however, can be a highly subjective lens for crafting IoT's ecosystem bound to overlap with nearly every industry imaginable. One company wants to make data more available within organizations, a goal directed at achieving real-time accessibility for building business applications and making faster decisions. MemSQL, Inc., with a speedy database platform for real-time analytics, promises to help companies adapt and learn from their data in real time by using in-memory performance, horizontal scalability and advanced SQL analytics. The company is... more »
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