The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It’s the uneasy joke you can’t enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off of an unregulated Internet by putting surveillance at their core. But what if creepy ads don’t work as claimed? What if all the filthy lucre […]

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. But it could also provide […]

Salesforce is building new tower in Dublin and adding hundreds of jobs

Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta. Today, it was Dublin’s turn. Everyone gets a tower. Salesforce first opened an office in Dublin back in 2001, and has since expanded to 1,400 employees. Today’s announcement represents a significant commitment to expand even further, […]

Facebook fears no FTC fine

Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were 10 times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to Google in 2012, the company would basically laugh it off. Facebook is made of money. But the […]

HPE opens Geneva IoT innovation lab to capitalise on edge data

HPE has expanded its internet of things (IoT) expertise by opening an IoT innovation lab in Geneva as part of its bid to expand out of the datacentre. The Geneva lab is the company’s third such facility. Last year it opened its Asia-Pacific lab in Singapore, and it also has a US lab. In a transcript […]

Salesforce is building new tower in Dublin and adding hundreds of new jobs

Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta and today it was Dublin’s turn. Everyone gets a tower. Salesforce first opened an office in Dublin back in 2001, and has expanded to 1400 employees today. Today’s announcement represents a significant commitment to expand even […]

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. It’s divided into categories like “For You”, “Animals”, […]

Siemens connects to world’s largest UCC deployment

Testing and roll-out The team then moved forward with a number of further stress tests to prove Circuit could scale to the size Siemens would need. During simulations, the application successfully ran 350,000 users without a problem, while live tests with 15,000 users – many of them in the business’ various IT departments – gave […]

Vodafone and IBM prep user clouds for future network tech

Mobile operator Vodafone has inked a new commercial agreement with long-term collaborator IBM to help its customers adapt their cloud environments for the wave of digital transformation expected to be unleashed by incoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and software-defined networking (SDN). The eight-year, £423m contract gives Vodafone Business customers full […]

Vodafone and IBM prep user clouds for future network tech

Mobile operator Vodafone has inked a new commercial agreement with long-term collaborator IBM to help its customers adapt their cloud environments for the wave of digital transformation expected to be unleashed by incoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and software-defined networking (SDN). The eight-year, £423m contract gives Vodafone Business customers full […]

Vodafone and IBM prep user clouds for future network tech

Mobile operator Vodafone has inked a new commercial agreement with long-term collaborator IBM to help its customers adapt their cloud environments for the wave of digital transformation expected to be unleashed by incoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and software-defined networking (SDN). The eight-year, £423m contract gives Vodafone Business customers full […]

AWS launches Backup, a fully managed backup service for AWS

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. Out of the box, the service, which is now available to all developers, lets you set up backup policies for services like Amazon EBS […]

AWS launches Backup, a fully managed backup service for AWS

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. Out of the box, the service, which is now available to all developers, lets you set up backup policies for services like Amazon EBS […]

AWS launches Backup, a fully managed backup service for AWS

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. Out of the box, the service, which is now available to all developers, lets you set up backup policies for services like Amazon EBS […]

IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal

IBM is one of the world’s biggest system integrators, but to get closer to where enterprises are actually doing their work, it’s been inking partnerships with companies that build devices and run the networks enterprises are using for their IT, and today comes the latest development on that front. IBM is announcing a new venture […]