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Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand that, along with the tech, this is an acqui-hire of sorts, seeing London-based Ernest’s CTO Lorenzo Sicilia join Moneyfarm to oversee technology integration. Founded in 2015 by Niall Bellabarba, Cristoforo Mione and Sicilia, Ernest was developing a personal finance manager powered by artificial intelligence and…

Hollywood In Pixels Honors Universal Pictures EVP Doug Neil For Digital Campaigns – Deadline

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

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Google Recap – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

It was a big deal last year when Google came out with its own smartphone, the Pixel. Also one year ago, the tech giant released a smart home speaker and debuted the AI-powered Assistant that lives inside these new gadgets. Now it’s twelve months later, and Google is stepping on the gas. This week, we saw a new Android flagship phone, the Pixel 2. Also, two new Google Home speakers,…

BlackBerry’s upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

BlackBerry is preparing to release its second all-touchscreen smartphone in as many years. After releasing the DTEK50 last year (which is actually produced by TCL, as all Blackberry devices are these days), the company is getting ready to release the BlackBerry Krypton. Now, Evan Blass has leaked the first image of the upcoming device. Photo: Evan Blass As for the specs on this, it’s still unclear what TCL has planned….

Western Digital made a 14TB hard drive but you can’t buy it – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Western Digital has made a massive 14TB hard drive, but it’s only being sold to data centers. The new Ultrastar Hs14 is the world’s first 14TB hard drive, according to Western Digital, and the company says it will have transfer speeds of up to 223MiB/s in both SATA and SAS formats. The new helium-filled drive is more efficient, according to the company, with twice the sequential write performance of its…

BlackBerry’s upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

BlackBerry is preparing to release its second all-touchscreen smartphone in as many years. After releasing the DTEK50 last year (which is actually produced by TCL, as all Blackberry devices are these days), the company is getting ready to release the BlackBerry Krypton. Now, Evan Blass has leaked the first image of the upcoming device. Photo: Evan Blass As for the specs on this, it’s still unclear what TCL has planned….

John Kelly’s personal cell phone was compromised, White House believes – Politico

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, according to three U.S. government officials. The discovery raises concerns that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on Kelly’s phone while he was secretary of Homeland Security and after he joined the West Wing. Story Continued Below Tech support staff discovered the suspected breach after Kelly…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Western Digital made a 14TB hard drive but you can’t buy it – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Western Digital has made a massive 14TB hard drive, but it’s only being sold to data centers. The new Ultrastar Hs14 is the world’s first 14TB hard drive, according to Western Digital, and the company says it will have transfer speeds of up to 223MiB/s in both SATA and SAS formats. The new helium-filled drive is more efficient, according to the company, with twice the sequential write performance of its…

Digital magazine platform Issuu adds support for subscriptions and single-issue sales – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Issuu is giving publishers another way to make money from the digital magazines published on its platform. Previously, they could monetize their magazines through advertising or by using the content to drive purchases elsewhere. Now, Issuu is enabling digital sales, which means publishers can charge their readers for subscriptions and single issues. CEO Joe Hyrkin said that many Issuu publishers have been “cobbling together” different payment systems. With Issuu Digital…

Western Digital: Hard Times Ahead – Barron’s

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Shares of Western Digital (WDC) are in retreat today, falling after Deutsche Bank downgraded the chip maker’s stock from a Buy to a Hold, arguing that the drama playing out over Toshiba’s (6502.Japan/TOSYY) sale of it memory business to a consortium warrant “a more cautious view on the stock.” How cautious? Deutsche’s Sherri Scribner cut her price target from $105 to $80, which suggests a 3% downside for the U.S.-listed…

Pixelbook vs. MacBook vs. Surface Laptop: how do the $1000 laptops stack up? – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google’s Pixelbook is the revived image of a high-end Chromebook, a top-shelf version of a Google laptop running Chrome OS that’s meant to stand shoulder to shoulder with devices like Apple’s MacBook or Microsoft’s Surface Laptop. The Pixelbook starts at $999, which isn’t exactly cheap by Chromebook standards, especially when considering that the price doesn’t include the $99 Pixelbook Pen stylus. But if you can work with Chrome OS —…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Ohio State University launches its new Digital Flagship University with Apple – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Ohio State University has announced a new digital education initiative in collaboration with Apple that includes a new iOS Design Lab on its Columbus campus and the distribution of iPad Pros to incoming first-year students. Called the Digital Flagship University, the project starts this academic year with the goal of allowing Ohio State’s community to “develop modern mobile skills to enhance learning and excel in the competitive workplace,” said university…

Bain hoping to settle with Western Digital on Toshiba deal – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

The investment fund heading the consortium that plans to buy Toshiba Corp.’s memory chip business said Thursday it will try to reach a speedy settlement with Western Digital, the U.S. joint venture partner of Toshiba that is opposing the sale. Yuji Sugimoto, the Japan head of Bain Capital, said the 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) deal Toshiba agreed to last month with a consortium led by Bain will go ahead…

​ATO using Govpass digital ID solution for tax file numbers – ZDNet

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently testing the federal government’s digital identification solution for its online tax file number application process. Govpass, the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) digital identification play, aims to make the process of proving who you are to government services online “simple, safe, and secure”. In a statement on Thursday, Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation Angus Taylor explained that there are 750,000 applications for tax file…

Ex-Harrods IT man cleared of stealing company issued laptop – The Register

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

The former Harrods IT worker accused of stealing a laptop from the luxury department store has been cleared of theft – but was fined for trying to remove it from the department store’s domain. Pardeep Parmar, of Grove Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, previously pleaded guilty to causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorised access to a program or data, a charge under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Such…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Ohio State collaborates with Apple to launch digital learning initiative – The Ohio State University News

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today announced the creation of a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning initiative that will support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community. The Digital Flagship University represents a major initiative under Ohio State’s strategic plan, with particular focus on teaching and learning as well as research and creative expression. Through a collaboration with Apple, Ohio State will establish: a student-success…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

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