Rackspace Completes Datapipe Acquisition, Announces Exec Appointments

Rackspace Completes Datapipe Acquisition, Announces Exec Appointments

Rackspace has completed its acquisition of Datapipe, the largest in its history, according to a Thursday announcement. The company is beginning its planned integration process for Datapipe immediately, with former Datapipe Chief Technology and Security Officer becoming Rackspace CTO, Dan...
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End of Net Neutrality Rules Said to Be Near as FCC Plans to Vote

End of Net Neutrality Rules Said to Be Near as FCC Plans to Vote

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans. The move...
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Internet Freedom Under Global Attack: Report

Internet Freedom Under Global Attack: Report

Internet freedom has declined for a seventh consecutive year, with manipulation of democratic processes through social media, restrictions on VPNs, attacks on netizens and journalists, mobile connectivity shutdowns, and other worrying trends, according to the...
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Companies Turn to War Games to Spot Scarce Cybersecurity Talent

Companies Turn to War Games to Spot Scarce Cybersecurity Talent

(Bloomberg) — A major shipping company is under attack. With help from a corrupt executive, an international hacking syndicate called Scorpius, has penetrated the computer networks of Fast Freight Ltd. The hackers have taken control of servers and compromi...
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Cloudflare Acquires Neumob to Boost Mobile App Performance

Cloudflare Acquires Neumob to Boost Mobile App Performance

Cloudflare has acquired mobile application acceleration company Neumob to improve app performance and extend Cloudflare’s benefits to mobile applications on almost any device, according to a Tuesday announcement. Neumob provides app developers with a mobile ...
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Amazon Agrees to Sell Some Cloud Assets to Chinese Partner

Amazon Agrees to Sell Some Cloud Assets to Chinese Partner

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. agreed to sell some of its Chinese cloud assets to its local partner but said it’s committed to a domestic market for internet-based computing that could be worth $30 billion. Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. will buy servers ...
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Alphabet's Project Loon Balloons Restore Some Internet Access in Puerto Rico

Alphabet's Project Loon Balloons Restore Some Internet Access in Puerto Rico

More than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been reconnected to the internet by helium balloons, Alphabet’s Project Loon has announced. Widespread internet outages have persisted across Puerto Rico and other areas affected by Hurricane Maria in September. A...
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QTS and Amazon Package Hybrid Cloud as a Colo Service

QTS and Amazon Package Hybrid Cloud as a Colo Service

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Data center provider QTS today announced a new type of colocation service, where it pre-packages data center space and direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services. Unlike the typical private connectivity services data cen...
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The Father of the Web Confronts His Creation

The Father of the Web Confronts His Creation

(Bloomberg) — The World Wide Web is 28 years old. But these days it often appears to have the growing pains of a teenager. There’s the scourge of fake news, growing pockets of censorship around the world, the fiery debate over...
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IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype

IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype

(Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. is increasing the pressure on Alphabet Inc.’s Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing technology. Quantum computers hold the promise of being able to solve difficult problems from fields ...
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