CA to acquire security testing firm Veracode for $614M

From PC World: CA Technologies is acquiring application security testing company Veracode for US$614 million in cash, in a bid to broaden its development and testing offering for enterprises and app developers.

The acquisition is expected to be completed by the second quarter of this year.

Privately-held Veracode has offices in Burlington, Massachusetts and London, and employs over 500 people worldwide. The company has around 1,400 small and large customers.

IBM-Salesforce deal will bring Watson data into applications

From InfoWorld: Watson and Einstein are teaming up, and IBM and Salesforce hope the pairing proves as smart as it sounds. The two companies are working together to bring information from IBM systems into Salesforce’s products through a series of integrations announced Monday.

As part of the partnership, joint customers will be able to combine Watson’s insights from their unstructured data with Einstein’s insights about information stored with Salesforce. That comes alongside other integrations that bring weather and application data into Salesforce.

At last: Windows 10 will stop forced automatic updates

From CNET: In a stunning about-face -- and a victory for common sense -- Windows 10 will no longer automatically take control of your computer, and flip the reset switch, at the worst moments imaginable.

Mind you, Microsoft will still push updates, and it won't necessarily be easy to completely turn them off.

But this spring, you -- and only you -- will get to decide when Windows 10 can update your computer.

Google faces new antitrust investigation in Turkey

From PC World: Antitrust concerns about Google's tying of its app store and services to use of the Android OS are spreading, as Turkey's Competition Board has opened an inquiry, reversing an earlier decision.

Russian search company Yandex filed a complaint with the board in 2015, alleging that Google requires smartphone manufacturers to pre-load Google Play Store, Google Play Services and Google Mobile Services on any Android devices they sell, and to make Google Search the default search provider on those devices.

IBM's new Q program will include a 50-qubit quantum computer

From InfoWorld: Characters named Q in film and TV have been portrayed as being exceptional. Q in the James Bond movies served up futuristic gadgets, and Q in Star Trek was omnipotent.

A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right. In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap.

Fitbit is adding deeper sleep tracking and guidance to its trackers

From CNET: Feeling fit isn't all about steps and calorie burn. A good night's sleep plays a critical role in your health and overall well being.

That's why Fitbit is adding new features to its trackers that provide more insight on your sleeping habits and guidance on how to improve them.

The health and wellness company on Monday announced two new sleeping tools that will be coming to its existing products.

IoT and 5G are driving computing to the edge

From PC World: By 2020, an average internet user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB, Intel predicts. A huge amount of data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices, and internet-of-things devices.

Every day, more information is being collected and sent to faster servers in mega data centers, which analyze and make sense of it. That analysis has helped improved image and speech recognition and is making autonomous cars a reality.

How do you keep track of your schedule?

Online calendar
67% (92 votes)
Physical calendar
13% (18 votes)
I don't
20% (27 votes)
Total votes: 137

The 32TB NAS Setup: Striking the Sweet Spot | Reports

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