Verizon has announced their latest deal, which was reached over the past weekend, to purchase Yahoo for $4.83 billion in cash. Verizon has been seeking to build an array of digital companies to compete for users and advertising against more popular companies like Google and Facebook. This deal to buy Yahoo’s core internet business will…Details
The House has recently voted unanimously to strengthen a 30-year-old privacy law governing how and when law enforcement agencies can obtain access to all the things people store online, from photographs to documents to personal emails and more. If enacted, these changes will ensure the law protects digital information in the same way physical information…Details
The first known ransomware attack on Apple’s Mac computers was discovered, and contained, this past weekend. The ransomware was downloaded more than 6,000 times before the threat was caught and managed; this is a small number compared to other ransomware attacks, like those on computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Ransomware is a type of…Details
This coming April 1, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining will require all Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion users to update their operating systems. This will allow users to continue starting and joining sessions from their desktops.
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The Federal Communications Commission recently announced a proposal that could push the cable set-top box into a makeover. The idea is to allow cable and satellite subscribers to pick the devices they use to watch programming. Customers currently get boxes through cable companies, paying an average of $231/year to lease the device. The new proposal…Details
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that within 10 years all of the city’s public schools will be required to offer computer science to all students. The major challenge of this announcement is training enough teachers and training them well enough to provide a good introduction to the subject. While computer science will not be…Details
IBM announced this week the definitive agreement to acquire most assets of the Weather Company. Though IBM would not confirm the amount they plan to pay for the company, The Wall Street Journal has estimated the deal at around $2 billion. Aside from The Weather Channel, the deal will allow IBM to acquire weather.com, various weather…Details
Office 2016 for Windows was finally released this month worldwide. The new Office has a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, and new security features for businesses. Office 2016 for Mac was also released with a one-time purchase option. Among some of the newly available features, like Skype for business and Office 365…Details
Apple’s newest operating system iOS 9, for devices like the iPhone and iPad, has been released as of September 16. The system is focused on intelligence and proactivity, while bringing subtle design changes and refined features. Devices will learn user habits, acting on the information to create a better experience. This could mean opening apps before we need…Details
Google recently announced a company reorganization under the new name Alphabet. Alphabet will serve as a parent entity, housing several companies, including Google, under it. The change comes as an effort to keep Google innovative by keeping businesses nimble and allowing divisions to make their own decisions. The structure of a holding-company should also be…Details