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Salesforce makes undisclosed “strategic investment” in Docker, companies will cross-sell MuleSoft and Docker Enterprise

“Salesforce acquired MuleSoft for $6.5 billion last year in order to bolster its hybrid cloud story with software developers” writes Tom Krazit for geekwire.com. Salesforce’s investment is also an interesting hedge on the increased rate of cloud consolidation over the last few months.Docker representatives refused to comment on the size of the investment, scheduled to be announced Thursday morning, but confirmed it was part of a “strategic investment” as an extension to Docker’s Series E round originally opened last year. Source: geekwire.com Share This:

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Four More Fake Crypto Wallets Removed From Google Play Store

“A new batch of fake crypto apps has been identified on Google Play Store” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. This appears to be especially true where Google Play Store applications are concerned.While Google has removed the apps from the Play Store since then, it is another example of how easy it is to submit malicious crypto offerings. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Xerox Wins Patent for Blockchain System That Tracks Revisions to Electronic Documents

“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Xerox a patent for a blockchain-driven auditing system for electronic files, according to a patent filing published Nov. 13” writes Ana Berman for cointelegraph.com. Major tech and electronics companies have filed a slew of patent applications for various proprietary iterations and applications of blockchain technology.Explaining the technology behind the patent, Xerox describes a series of blockchain nodes that may approve or dismiss each amendment made.In 2016, Xerox filed a similar patent., aiming to create a blockchain-based timestamp protocol for data such…

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Imagination reveals PowerVR GPUs for automotive applications

“To solve this, PowerVR Automotive provides customers with a complete package of support documentation, automotive safety and traceability information” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Imagination Technologies is announcing PowerVR graphics processing unit (GPUs) for automotive applications such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The next generation of PowerVR GPUs and neural network processors for automotive will be available during 2019.Imagination Technologies will make it available to chip designers and automotive companies for license to build the cars of the future. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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‘Crack in system’ lets parents scam their child into school

“Children are missing out on school places because of “a large crack in a system” that lets fraudulent applications go undetected, a Daily Telegraph investigation has found” writes Owen Paterson for telegraph.co.uk. More than one in six of 140 local authorities that responded to freedom of information requests said they do not collate fraudulent applications.In many cases, the policing of this by local authorities is limited to cross-referencing information on applications with existing records, such as the electoral roll or those for council tax.The Telegraph’s inquiry found some local authorities…

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Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Research Lab

“Chinese retail giant JD.com is further gaining a foothold in blockchain technology by launching a research lab for blockchain in partnership with two technology institutes, according to an announcement published Oct. 30” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Moreover, in August the company revealed plans to issue asset-backed securities (ABSs) on a blockchain in conjunction with Huatai Securities and Xingye Bank.Among other objectives of the lab, JD cites long-term joint research efforts in fundamental consensus protocols, privacy protection, and security in decentralized applications (DApps).Jingdong Group (JD.com) is a leading Chinese e-commerce…

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Oracle Launches Ready-to-Use Cloud-Based Blockchain Applications

“Oracle, one of the largest IT companies, has announced the launch of its cloud-based blockchain applications” writes Kuldeep Kaul for livebitcoinnews.com. The blockchain applications can be integrated with Oracle’s other cloud-based services.The IT giant Oracle has unveiled its business-ready blockchain applications which can help customers with better tracking of goods in a supply chain.According to the press release: The applications help customers to track products through the supply chain on a blockchain.Oracle has gone one step ahead of its competition by not just providing a blockchain cloud service but business-ready…

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd explains his plan to double application revenues and bring forth new life on the cloud

“You don’t need servers, you don’t need data centers, you don’t need anything if it’s not there to support applications,” Hurd said” writes Becky Peterson for businessinsider.com. Oracle may be known for its databases, but co-CEO Mark Hurd has his eye on doubling the tech giant’s applications business. “Those three numbers add up to the total of our applications business,” Hurd said.Oracle wants to get its entire userbase to abandon on premise software and start using cloud applications. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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How Mobile Phone Apps are Transforming the World of E-Commerce

“Although it is hard to believe, mobile applications have already existed for just over a decade” reports techdigest.tv. A few examples could include: In other words, so-called “generic” mobile applications will have little place in the retail world of the future.After all, any online retail platform is only as effective as its underlying software.Mobile applications are used to chat with friends, to access live news feeds and to play games. The world of online sales will continue to be positively influenced by the presence of mobile applications and this trend…

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Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe

“The new arrangement is the latest sign that global technology companies are adjusting their business practices in Europe to account for stiffer regulations there” reports nytimes.com. Online privacy regulations adopted in May have forced companies doing business in Europe to add new data-protection policies that restrict how people are tracked across the internet.LONDON — Google has always made its Android mobile operating system available free as a way of getting its search engine, web browser and other applications on as many devices as possible to collect data about users and…

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