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Rackspace Closes Acquisition Of Onica

Rackspace today announced the completion of its acquisition of Onica, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service Provider. The addition of Onica  expands the firm’s professional and managed services portfolio, including expertise in Application Modernization, Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Containers, and Serverless Computing.  Adding Onica […]

Facebook Launching New Tool Enabling Portability Of Photos And Videos

Facebook has launched a tool that will enable members to transfer photos and videos they have uploaded to the platform to Google Photos. The service would initially roll out the feature to member in Ireland and then, in 2020, across the world, Facebook said. Facebook also plans to include other services in future as part […]

Apple Acquiring Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business Has Closed

Intel today announced that it’s officially completed the sale of the majority of its smartphone modem business to Apple. The sale finalizes Intel’s exit from the 5G phone modem market.  Last April the firm announced that it would no longer compete with other companies to supply the chips that would allow smartphones to access next-gen […]

Texas Reaches A Set­tle­ment Agree­ment With T‑Mobile On Sprint Merger

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement with T-Mobile over its proposed merger with Sprint. This news removes Texas from the list of states suing to stop the merger on antitrust grounds. Paxton was the only conservative attorney general participating on the suit. The settlement stipulates that Texans have access to rate plans […]

Oracle’s Mainly White Board And Hiring Again Draws Interest From Congress

Oracle should increase the racial diversity of its board, a group of U.S. lawmakers said.  This issues again put the firm in spotlight for its hiring and management practices. “The fact that African Americans make up 13% and Asian Americans make up 5.6% of the U.S. population but 0% of Oracle’s board and leadership team […]

Snapchat Will Fact-Checks Political Ads

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel has said the company will fact-check political ads on its platform. The announcement comes as other social media firms face criticism for their policies ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections. Facebook has said that it will not fact-check political ads, while Twitter has banned them altogether. Mr Spiegel said Snapchat […]

John McHugh, Netgear Vice President, SMB Products and Services, Will Retire – Vikram Mehta Will Be His Successor

Netgear today announced that John McHugh, its Senior Vice President, SMB Products and Services, plans to retire from the Company at the end of 2019. Netgear also named Vikram Mehta as Mr. McHugh’s successor, and plans to appoint Mr. Mehta Senior Vice President, SMB Products and Services effective as of January 2, 2020. “I want […]

Ex-Twitter Employees Arrested For Spying For Saudi Arabia

The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing account info on dissidents who use the social media network. in court papers the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the CIA has concluded likely ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last year, is claimed […]

Colleges Buy Student SAT Data To Appear More Exclusive

  The College Board, the nonprofit group that owns the SAT, is using the college-admissions exam to sell test-takers’ names and personal information to universities, per a great report by The Wall Street Journal. The data is want by schools who then entice students to apply, thereby inflating their rejection rates and boosting their image […]

FCC Gives T-Mobile/Sprint Merger A Green Light

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, saying the deal will “enhance competition” and hasten 5G deployment. The panel’s 3-2 vote last month was the final regulatory hurdle for the $26.5 billion deal. But it won’t close until after a judgment is reached in a multi-state lawsuit alleging that T-Mobile-Sprint the combination of […]

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