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t-mobile begins limited rollout of rcs with google messenger


why it matters to you rcs messaging is better than sms/mms, and the sooner carriers support google's open-source platform, the easier it will be for third-party apps to adopt it.t-mobile is joining the ranks of carriers like sprint and rogers by rolling out support for rich communication services (rcs) messaging, an evolution of sms and mms. while the company has offered rcs since 2015, the new rollout utilizes google’s universal rcs platform.rcs is the next-generation of text messaging — you can send messages longer than 160 characters, have improved group chats, read receipts, high-resolution p o sharing, typing indicators, and more. it’s essentially modernizing text-messaging to be on par with internet protocol-based messaging, such as apps like imessage and facebook messenger.more: go






samsung courts net developers with latest tizen toolkit update


why it matters to you samsung has big plans for tizen and hopes to build it into a formidable rival for ios and android, that competition starts by making sure it is well-supported among app developers.samsung unveiled an important update to its tizen development kit on wednesday, it’s a bit of an “inside baseball” kind of announcement, but it has far-reaching implications for the nascent operating system platform. the announcement concerns a new version of the .net core developer preview, which is a significant update to the previous version, and makes it a bit easier for developers to get started on the platform.the exact details here aren’t important to most users, but the implications of the update suggest the direction samsung is going to take with tizen. given that it is a stand-alo






saas platform grabr launches blink, secure content distribution platform for bra


london, uk based saas platform grabr has launched blink, a secure mobile content distribution platform for brands, broadcast media, labels, event organisers, news outlets and public services.the software as a service (saas) platform, launched in 2016, allows brands to create their own social networks and build communities to engage directly with consumers.blink is a suite of marketing tools that enables brands to securely distribute content on established social networks, websites and broadcast media, while protecting their ip and commercial rights. it says it is 'your own content distribution platform' for you to "regain control of your video, images, and audio"it comprises a back-end cms to manage and control the distribution of user-generated video, images, and audio. this allows the br






group links for whatsapp


this is free platform where you can share, exchange or join new whatsapp groups from the link shared by the users. share groups links of whatsappjoin group links for whatsappexchange group links of whatsapp. find whatsapp group links. group links app have features where you can filter groups by countries and categories like school groups, boys groups, financial groups, funny groups, and all kind on publicly shared groups in this app. disclaimer: your shared group link will be public and will be on world wide web. this website is free platform to share group links only. we are not affiliated with whatsapp or any of it's brands.






police: woman charged after throwing child on train tracks


burlington, n.j. — a woman who allegedly threw a 5-year-old onto the tracks as a train was approaching has been charged with attempted murder.police in burlington, new jersey, went to the light rail platform around 8:30 p.m. friday after a new jersey transit bus driver reported a suspicious woman.as officers waked onto the platform to approach 20-year-old autumn matacchiera, she allegedly grabbed the who had been standing with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. she then threw the child onto the tracks.the boyfriend quickly got the to safety as police jumped in front of the train to signal it to stop.matacchiera was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. the child was treated at a hospital for a facial cut and some bruising.






handyman arrested after body of former silicon valley school official is found i


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






after four decades, righteous brothers singer and sons 'close the book' on bruta


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






debris flow threatens homes in hollywood hills, l.a. fire department says


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






detectives say they've solved 1976 cold case killing of karen klaas


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






weak earnings drag stocks lower; under armour dives


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






person hit by gunfire at crenshaw high school, police say


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






today: an apprentice in the white house: you’re fired! but wait, there's more.


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






bus driver gets prison in death of special-needs student


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






sessions isn't the attorney general we need


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






trump order banning entry from seven muslim-majority countries roils california


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






despite heavy secrecy, portraits emerging of those detained at lax under trump o


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






trump's first week: for many in arizona, it doesn't get any better than this


captionsag awards: a night when politics trumped the prizes themselvesanyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president trump’s immigration ban.






tenable brings vulnerability mana ent platform to the cloud


tenable rolls out new tenable.io software-as-a-service vulnerability platform, built from the ground-up for the cloud era. tenable network security is expanding its product portfolio with a new software-as-a-service (saas) security platform called tenable.io. the new platform isn't simply a cloud version of tenable's existing security center platform, but rather is a complete re-write, with features and capabilities purpose-built for the evolving cloud era. "tenable has been in the vulnerability mana ent business for many years," renaud deraison, cto and co-founder of tenable, told eweek. "the complexity of it today has never been greater." in the modern world of it, applications can be deployed in many different ways ranging from on-premises deployment to various forms of virtualization t






'gears of war 4' multiplayer now allows cross-play between xbox one and pc


gears of war 4's horde mode long supported cross-platform gameplay, but the more traditional player-versus-player (pvp) aspect of the game didn't allow xbox one and pc gamers to play with each other. now that's changed, as the coalition announced that you can now compete with players on both platforms through the social quickplay selection.the announcement is the result of a weekend test from the studio where it allowed players from both platforms to participate in versus multiplayer matches. the data it gathered showed that 115,000 unique participants played 750,000 matches. over 90 percent of those matches included players from both pc and xbox one. however, the percentage gap between xbox one players to pc players was staggering, with windows 10 gamers making up just 9% of the entire gr






cops: autumn matacchiera threw new jersey , 5, on train tracks


burlington, n.j. -- a woman who allegedly threw a 5-year-old onto the tracks as a train was approaching has been charged with attempted murder.police in burlington, new jersey, went to the light rail platform around 8:30 p.m. friday after a new jersey transit bus driver reported a suspicious woman.as officers walked onto the platform to approach 20-year-old autumn matacchiera, she allegedly grabbed the who had been standing with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. she then threw the child onto the new jersey transit tracks.the boyfriend quickly got the to safety as police jumped in front of the train to signal it to stop.matacchiera was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. the child was treated at a hospital for a facial cut and some bruising.matacchiera didn’t know the f






facebook’s parse developer platform is shutting down today


one year ago facebook made the surprising announcement that it was shuttering parse, the development platform that it purchased in 2013.while the company said they would keep the service online for a year so developers could migrate their apps to a new backend, that time has finally come.in what is probably the last ever post on the parse blog, the service reminded users that today (january 30th, 2017) they would be disabling the parse api on an app-by-app basis.parse was best known for its “backend as a service” product, and provided sdks and apis to let developers quickly get apps up and running without the effort of building a backend from scratch. at one point there were 600,000 apps that relied on the platform.while parse wasn’t the most popular tool amongst experienced developers (wh






facebook’s parse developer platform is shutting down today


one year ago facebook made the surprising announcement that it was shuttering parse, the development platform that it purchased in 2013.while the company said they would keep the service online for a year so developers could migrate their apps to a new backend, that time has finally come.in what is probably the last ever post on the parse blog, the service reminded users that today (january 30th, 2017) they would be disabling the parse api on an app-by-app basis.parse was best known for its “backend as a service” product, and provided sdks and apis to let developers quickly get apps up and running without the effort of building a backend from scratch. at one point there were 600,000 apps that relied on the platform.while parse wasn’t the most popular tool amongst experienced developers (wh






tenable brings vulnerability mana ent platform to the cloud


tenable rolls out new tenable.io software-as-a-service vulnerability platform, built from the ground-up for the cloud era, providing web application scanning, container security and vulnerability mana ent features. tenable network security is expanding its product portfolio with a new software-as-a-service (saas) security platform called tenable.io. the new platform isn't simply a cloud version of tenable's existing security center platform, but rather is a complete re-write, with features and capabilities purpose-built for the evolving cloud era. "tenable has been in the vulnerability mana ent business for many years," renaud deraison, cto and co-founder of tenable told eweek. "the complexity of it today has never been greater." in the modern world of it, applications can be deployed in m






tenable brings vulnerability mana ent platform to the cloud


tenable rolls out new tenable.io software-as-a-service vulnerability platform, built from the ground-up for the cloud era, providing web application scanning, container security and vulnerability mana ent features. tenable network security is expanding its product portfolio with a new software-as-a-service (saas) security platform called tenable.io. the new platform isn't simply a cloud version of tenable's existing security center platform, but rather is a complete re-write, with features and capabilities purpose-built for the evolving cloud era. "tenable has been in the vulnerability mana ent business for many years," renaud deraison, cto and co-founder of tenable, told eweek. "the complexity of it today has never been greater." in the modern world of it, applications can be deployed in






unsplash 5.0 brings new social features with a speedier experience


why it matters to you unsplash's new social features make it easier than ever to keep up with your favorite p og hers while also getting your own work noticed.two weeks after incorporating, stock p og hy platform unsplash has pushed out its latest update, with a focus on speed and social interactions.if you’re not familiar with unsplash, it’s a stock p og hy platform that relies on p og hers uploading p og hs using the creative commons zero (cc0) license. by licensing their respective images using cc0, the p og hers effectively put their images in the public domain where they’re free for anyone to use for whatever purpose.the new 5.0 update comes on the heels of a recent milestone — over 1 billion — yes, with a b – total p o views on since it was created back in 2013.more: best websites f






google cloud takes aim at microsoft customers with new windows vms


google announced several new products today aimed at luring it pros who are using windows in their data centers to the google cloud platform.with that in mind, google introduced support for microsoft sql server enterprise and windows server core on the cloud platform. in addition, the company announced support for sql server always-on availability group for customers who are concerned about high availability and disaster recovery when running critical operations in a cloud setting.what this means in practical terms is that it pros can now launch pre-configured virtual machines running any of these products on google cloud platform, and pay for them by the minute — or they can bring an existing sql server license they have already paid for.chris sells, lead product manager for google cloud






starbucks launches voice ordering through mobile app, alexa


starbucks is launching voice ordering capability through its mobile app and through amazon’s alexa platform.starbucks customers who long for a jolt of caffeine but don’t want to bother swiping through the company’s mobile app menu can now place their orders remotely by voice.starbucks is launching voice ordering capability through its mobile app and through amazon’s alexa platform.the my starbucks barista, as the feature is called on starbucks’ mobile app, allows customers to speak or text their order and pay for it before picking it up in the store.the beta test of the feature is being rolled out initially to 1,000 customers nationwide monday on the starbucks mobile app for ios. that feature will be expanded to more ios starbucks mobile app users through this summer, with an android versi






starbucks launches voice ordering through mobile app, alexa


starbucks is launching voice ordering capability through its mobile app and through amazon’s alexa platform.starbucks customers who long for a jolt of caffeine but don’t want to bother swiping through the company’s mobile app menu can now place their orders remotely by voice.starbucks is launching voice ordering capability through its mobile app and through amazon’s alexa platform.the my starbucks barista, as the feature is called on starbucks’ mobile app, allows customers to speak or text their order and pay for it before picking it up in the store.the beta test of the feature is being rolled out initially to 1,000 customers nationwide monday on the starbucks mobile app for ios. that feature will be expanded to more ios starbucks mobile app users through this summer, with an android versi






techdemocracy launches intellicta security risk platform


understanding security risk across an organization is often a complex task, but a new platform announced jan. 30 by techdemocracy could make it easier. the techdemocracy intellicta platform aims to provide organizations with insight and visibility into security risks and compliance. "the intent of intellicta is to provide an end-to-end holistic view of an organization from a risk mana ent perspective," ken pfeil, chief architect at techdemocracy, told eweek. pfeil added that the intellicta platform incorporates a wide range of existing standards, including iso and nist guidelines, as well providing techdemocracy's own insights and enabling organizations to define their own policies. a core premise of the platform is to provide business-level context and insight, rather than just having te






techdemocracy launches intellicta security risk platform


understanding security risk across an organization is often a complex task, but a new platform announced jan. 30 by techdemocracy could make it easier. the techdemocracy intellicta platform aims to provide organizations with insight and visibility into security risks and compliance. "the intent of intellicta is to provide an end-to-end holistic view or an organization from a risk mana ent perspective," ken pfeil, chief architect at techdemocracy told eweek. pfeil added that the intellicta platform incorporates a wide range of existing standards including iso and nist guidelines, as well providing techdemocracy's own insights and enabling organizations to define their own policies. a core premise of the platform is to provide business-level context and insight, rather than just having tech






eventbrite buys ticketscript, a self-service ticket platform for events


eventbrite, the billion-dollar event-mana ent platform that some tip for an imminent ipo, has made another acquisition in europe to build out its presence here, and to move deeper into ticketing services. it has acquired ticketscript, a startup based out of amsterdam that offers a popular platform for event organisers to set up and sell tickets online for live events like festivals and edm (electronic dance ) raves.terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but we’re asking. ticketscript, eventbrite said, has sold tickets to more than 100,000 events in europe, including amnesia ibiza and love family park in germany and the amsterdam dance festival.indeed, this deal will catapult eventbrite — which already processed 150 million tickets for more than 600,000 event organisers in 180 countries






google pushes ahead to make its cloud better for windows enterprise users


google is expanding support of windows server and sql server on the google cloud platform with the goal of making its cloud "the best enterprise cloud environment."on february 1, google made available beta versions of pre-configured images for microsoft sql server enterprise and windows server core on its google compute engine. google also announced support for sql server alwayson availability groups to shore up its enterprise high-availability and disaster-recovery story. and the company said all of its windows server images are now enabled with windows remote mana ent support, including its windows server core 2016 and 2012 r2 images.as of yesterday, google cloud customers can launch compute engine virtual machines with sql server enterprise edition pre-installed and pay by the minute fo






eventbrite buys ticketscript, a self-service ticket platform for events


eventbrite, the billion-dollar event-mana ent platform that some tip for an imminent ipo, has made another acquisition in europe to build out its presence here, and to move deeper into ticketing services. it has acquired ticketscript, a startup based out of amsterdam that offers a popular platform for event organisers to set up and sell tickets online for live events like festivals and edm (electronic dance ) raves.terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but we’re asking. ticketscript, eventbrite said, has sold tickets to more than 100,000 events in europe, including amnesia ibiza and love family park in germany and the amsterdam dance festival.indeed, this deal will catapult eventbrite — which already processed 150 million tickets for more than 600,000 event organisers in 180 countries






eventbrite buys ticketscript, a self-service ticket platform for events


eventbrite, the billion-dollar event-mana ent platform that some tip for an imminent ipo, has made another acquisition in europe to build out its presence here, and to move deeper into ticketing services. it has acquired ticketscript, a startup based out of amsterdam that offers a popular platform for event organisers to set up and sell tickets online for live events like festivals and edm (electronic dance ) raves.terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but we’re asking. ticketscript, eventbrite said, has sold tickets to more than 100,000 events in europe, including amnesia ibiza and love family park in germany and the amsterdam dance festival.indeed, this deal will catapult eventbrite — which already processed 150 million tickets for more than 600,000 event organisers in 180 countries






sql server enterprise pre-installed in beta on google cloud vms


enterprises running microsoft sql server environments now have a more straightforward way to migrate their workloads to google's cloud platform. the company this week announced beta availability of new pre-configured images for microsoft sql server enterprise and windows server core on the google compute engine infrastructure as a service platform. the images allow organizations to launch virtual machines on compute engine with microsoft sql server enterprise edition pre-installed on them. google's business customers will have the option of either paying by the minute for the sql server and windows server licenses or deploying their own microsoft windows application licenses on google's cloud platform. pre-configured images are currently available in beta for the 2016, 2014 and 2012 editi






epic's tim sweeney isn't thrilled about the possibility of a locked down windows


why it matters to you tim sweeney raises a good point: the rumored "cloud" version of windows 10 may prevent customers from installing steam and traditional pc games.epic games’ co-founder and unreal engine creator tim sweeney jumped on twitter to voice his opinion about microsoft’s rumored “cloud” version of windows 10. he calls it “windows 10 crush steam edition” because this version of microsoft’s platform apparently locks the end user down to the windows store, preventing the installation of traditional software sold elsewhere.“looks like microsoft was waiting till after the election to see if they could get away with their lockdown,” he said.windows 10 cloud was originally thought to be a cloud-based version of windows 10 that would stream to devices of any size and architecture. but






twitter's fightback against abuse off to an underwhelming start


why it matters to you twitter's mana ent is talking up its new features aimed at stopping abuse, but the first in its long line of expected updates offers little of valuetwitter kicked off its renewed effort to combat abuse and har ment on its site on wednesday with a new support feature.however, the update likely won’t stir much excitement among users, neither does it send the right signal to investors that this is a problem twitter is finally getting around to fixing.after a flurry of tweets from twitter execs and the company’s ceo jack dorsey promising a quick turnaround in regards to abuse, the platform’s first step lets users report tweets that mention them from accounts that have blocked them.it’s a frustrating start to a process that was supposed to restore faith in the company. “w






saas platform grabr launches blink, secure content distribution platform for bra


london, uk-based system-as-a-service (saas0 platform grabr has launched blink, a secure mobile content distribution platform for brands, broadcast media, labels, event organisers, news outlets, and public services. election 2016: how to tune out your politically sanctimonious friends on facebook are your friends silly for hillary? crazy for cruz? facebook is alive with all sorts of requests to share annoying negative political posts and g hics. here's how to mute most of it.the saas platform, launched in 2016, allows brands to create their own social networks and build communities to engage directly with consumers.blink is a suite of marketing tools that enables brands to securely distribute content on established social networks, websites, and broadcast media, while protecting their ip an






twitter's fightback against abuse off to an underwhelming start


why it matters to you twitter's mana ent is talking up its new features aimed at stopping abuse, but the first in its long line of expected updates offers little of value.twitter kicked off its renewed effort to combat abuse and har ment on its site on wednesday with a new support feature.however, the update likely won’t stir much excitement among users, neither does it send the right signal to investors that this is a problem twitter is finally getting around to fixing.after a flurry of tweets from twitter execs and the company’s ceo jack dorsey promising a quick turnaround in regards to abuse, the platform’s first step lets users report tweets that mention them from accounts that have blocked them.it’s a frustrating start to a process that was supposed to restore faith in the company. “






how oklahoma will use silver spring networks' iot platform to deploy 250k smart


oklahoma is replacing traditional streetlights, such as these, with new smart led versions. image: istock/sean2008 oklahoma gas & electric (og&e) announced tuesday that it will be deploying up to 250,000 led streetlights across the state using silver spring networks' ipv6 iot platform.more about innovationsmart streetlights are a common entry point for smart city technology, and og&e filed for an led upgrade from the oklahoma corporation commission to enable the deployment throughout the state. "og&e is one of the first utilities in the country to really embrace leds and controls," said brandon davito, vice president of smart cities and lighting for silver spring networks. "with this program, og&e is establishing a robust lighting infrastructure that can be leveraged fo






google pushes ahead to make its cloud better for windows enterprise users


google is expanding support of windows server and sql server on the google cloud platform with the goal of making its cloud "the best enterprise cloud environment."on february 1, google made available beta versions of pre-configured images for microsoft sql server enterprise and windows server core on its google compute engine. google also announced support for sql server alwayson availability groups to shore up its enterprise high-availability and disaster-recovery story. and the company said all of its windows server images are now enabled with windows remote mana ent support, including its windows server core 2016 and 2012 r2 images. google cloud platform breaks through with big enterprises, signs up disney and others google cloud platform has lagged behind aws and microsoft azure since






a night when politics trumped the prizes themselves


los angeles — anyone tuning in to the sag awards on sunday thinking they might be escaping news headlines for a couple of hours was quickly disabused of that notion as winner after winner used the platform to speak out against president donald trump’s immigration ban. “this immigrant ban is a blemish and is un-american,” said…






cisco updates tetration analytics platform, aims to automate security policies


cisco is rolling out a new version of its tetration analytics platform to better automate security policies and move companies to so-called blacklist approaches to ones that are white list.a blacklist approach means an enterprise allows entry into networks by default. a white list approach refers to blocking all network traffic unless approved via a security policy. most companies are somewhere in the middle as they try and balance agility and security. yogesh kaushik, senior director of product mana ent for tetration, said the industry is moving more toward a white list approach. "there's a shift happening in the industry toward a better security posture," said kaushik. the catch is these security policies need to be automated. among the top items companies can do to curb data breaches is






eventbrite buys ticketscript, a self-service ticket platform for events


eventbrite, the billion-dollar event-mana ent platform that some tip for an imminent ipo, has made another acquisition in europe to build out its presence here, and to move deeper into ticketing services. it has acquired ticketscript, a startup based out of amsterdam that offers a popular platform for event organisers to set up and sell tickets online for live events like festivals and edm (electronic dance ) raves.terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but we understand there is a large equity portion and that it was a strong return for investors and the startup. (that in itself is a notable detail that could point to the investors aware that there will be a liquidity event, such as a public listing, sooner rather than later.)ticketscript, eventbrite said, has sold tickets to more tha






matterfund aims to be angellist-meets-crunchbase for education development


at the recent world economic forum in davos, one of the big topics of conver ion was education. despite billions poured into programmes in developing countries to educate booming populations, the budgets are just scratching the surface.unesco estimates that the world would have to increase education development spending to $39 billion a year, or about three times current levels, if it was to have any real effect.given that this funding is unlikely to arrive any time soon – and given president trump’s drastic cutting of funding to un projects – others are looking in to how technology can play a role.this is exactly what new startup matterfund plans to tackle. the sf/london-based non-profit has taken a leaf out of the crunchbase and angellist playbook, to, as it says, “turn on the lights” fo






volvo rules out more diesel-electric hybrids, quotes


why it matters to you the diesel engine's future is looking uncertain as automakers increasingly focus on electrification.volvo’s very first series-produced plug-in hybrid model, the v60, was equipped with a diesel-burning, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. the swedish brand is making substantial investments to electrify its entire lineup in the coming years, and it’s not planning on launching another oil-burning hybrid in the foreseeable future.“as you know, we started by introducing a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain. however, we quickly shifted to gasoline-electric after looking closely at global demand,” lutz stiegler, volvo’s director of powertrain engineering, told digital trends. “the main hybrid markets in the world are china and the united states, two countries where motorists






medium plans to launch a consumer subscription product this quarter


medium ceo ev williams announced today at upfront summit that his company will launch a consumer subscription product, with the first version coming this quarter. this could help develop an additional revenue stream apart from advertisements. finding a strong revenue source is critical, since medium decided to lay off 50 staff, close its new york office, and announce a new direction last month.ev called the product “an upgrade to your medium experience” and urged people to subscribe when it’s ready. he discussed the layoffs as part of the path to subscriptions, as previously medium was focused on getting big publishers joining its platform by running ad sales for their properties itself. at the time of the layoffs, ev wrote “it is too soon to say exactly what this will look like” regarding






f5 networks debuts herculon security product portfolio


f5 networks is growing its security capabilities with the launch of the new herculon product lineup. the new security products complement existing f5 capabilities as the company aims to grow its security business. the new herculon products were announced on jan. 25, the same day f5 announced its first quarter fiscal 2017 earnings. for the quarter, the company reported revenue of $516.0 million up 5.4 percent year-over-year. f5's core business has long been in the application delivery controller (adc) market, which has increasingly involved security features in recent years. since 2012, the f5 big-ip adc has been officially certified as a network firewall. "the new herculon product family with purpose-built hardware and with a simplified user experience, lets security administrators quickl