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If you’ve ever watched virtually any spy flick or James Bond movie you’re familiar with “bugs” – those little dime-sized metallic things that the bad guys would secretly stick under someone’s desk to record any conversation in the room—picked up by a receiver in their car. Or, the phone ...

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These days, it is hard to pick up a newspaper or go online and not see a story about a recent data breach. No other example highlights the severity of these types of hacks than the Sony breach late last year. While a lot of information, including creative materials, financials ...

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Does your Lenovo computer have Superfish VisualDiscovery adware (a.k.a. spyware) installed? It’s possible if you purchased a Lenovo PC any time in September of 2014 and thereafter. This Superfish software intercepts the Lenovo user’s traffic so that the user sees ads displayed that reflect their browsing habits. The problem with ...

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As the scandal over NSA spying has unfolded, like a drip coffee pot, one revelation after another has come out revealing the extent to which the NSA possesses the power to pry into our private lives. In the latest NSA hack to emerge, we’ve discovered that the agency – ...

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As the amount of data created continues to exponentially expand, companies and other organizations are becomingly increasingly interested in how to make sense of the data they generate. As a result, big data startups have become increasingly popular investments for VCs. A particularly interesting area within big data is ...

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While my previous blog posts have concentrated primarily on the US tech sector and the American startup scene, some recent news out of Russia – yes, Russia! – actually caught my eye. And no, I’m not talking about Vladimir Putin’s latest machinations in Ukraine or Russian cybercriminals; rather, it ...

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If you’re like most PC users, you’ve grown up using Microsoft Windows and Office and it would probably be tough to think about using a different OS. Maybe I’m projecting, but at least that’s how I feel. Luckily, there are now some amazing deal on Windows tablets available for the ...

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Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took over, we've seen a number of innovative moves coming out of Redmond. We've seen all of the following steps recently: Announced that Skype will be offering a simultaneous voice translation capability. That means you can be an American speaking ...

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Big news in the cloud cybersecurity world. Ciphercloud has just raised a major Series B round of $50 million dollars. Transamerica Ventures led the round, joined by Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. This Series B is on top ...

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Big news out of the enterprise IT startup world. Mirantis, the pure-play cloud open standard OpenStack startup, has just announced $100 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners. This brings the total amount of money raised by Mirantis to $120 million. In its announcement of the acquisition, ...

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