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Bits: Daily Report: When Tech Titans Go to Washington

New York Times - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 3:57am
An event at the White House on Monday was closely watched for the Trump administration’s ability to gather leaders in the tech realm.

Tech Tip: What to Do When Chrome Wants to Update — but Can’t

New York Times - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 3:49am
If Google’s browser trips up trying to install a new version, check your system and settings before reinstalling the software.

Amazon Will Let Customers Try On Clothes Before Buying

New York Times - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 3:03am
Amazon Wardrobe, part of the Prime service and part of the company’s effort to expand in apparel, will let customers order three to 15 items of clothing without buying it.

IT Risk: It's not 'Cyber' - It's Worse

Infomation week - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 3:00am
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.

Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise

Infomation week - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:00pm
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.

Tech Titans Make Pilgrimage to White House to Discuss Government Systems

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 12:53pm
Timothy Cook, Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt were among 18 tech executives at a forum held by an administration they have had conflicts with.

Want to Work for Jaguar Land Rover? Start Playing Phone Games

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 8:48am
The carmaker wants potential employees to download an app with a series of puzzles it says will test for the engineering skills it hopes to bring in.

Drones to the Rescue

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 7:59am
Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances.

Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment.

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 7:11am
Ethereum, a digital currency network that is winning over tech geeks and big companies, may soon surpass Bitcoin, its inspiration. Or it may fizzle.

Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start

Infomation week - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 6:00am
Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.

Global Health: The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 5:52am
New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.

Tech Tip: Making Your Messages Really Move

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 5:19am
Communicating through animated GIF files is a popular form of self-expression, and you don’t have to look far to find images to share.

Bits: Arianna Huffington Gains Power at Uber

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 5:16am
Ms. Huffington, a founder of The Huffington Post who joined Uber’s board last year, has been helping fill a leadership void at the troubled company.

21st Century Fox Faces a Showdown with British Regulators

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 3:44am
The authorities will deliver reports to the government on Tuesday on whether the American conglomerate should be allowed to buy Sky, a satellite giant.

Nonfiction: The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth.

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 3:07am
Apple’s culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.”

After Terror Attacks, Britain Moves to Police the Web

New York Times - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 2:22am
The country is cracking down on the use of encryption for instant messaging, as well as on potentially extremist material that circulates across social media.

When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You

Infomation week - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 1:00am
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.

Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps

Infomation week - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 11:00pm
To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.

YouTube Sets New Policies to Curb Extremist Videos

New York Times - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 12:31pm
The company says it wants to quickly identify and pull down videos promoting terrorism. It will also make offensive videos harder to find.