Expect Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of business software giant VMware, to speak out more often about technology’s harmful effects on society. Tech companies must pay more attention to ethical issues and ensure that their products don’t damage society, he argues. “You can’t have company business models that are fundamentally prying on people’s personal data and the only way for them to deliver financial returns is to become more invasive of humanity,” Gelsinger told Fortune. Gelsinger’s…"VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger: Bitcoin Is ‘Bad For Humanity’"
There’s a reason the business world is agog about India. Its economy grows at more than twice the rate of the United States, it has 1.3 billion people, and some of the smartest minds in tech hail from or call India their home. Not a day goes by without some evidence of vibrancy: * Aaron has published a short article about the remarkable rise of Reliance Jio, which he dubs India’s “wireless wonder.” The mobile-phone…"How Tech Business Interests and Politics Could Clash in India—Data Sheet"
Google and Dell Technologies have partnered to debut a new Chromebook that will be part of Dell’s Latitude brand of business-focused laptops. The new Latitude Chromebooks will come in two different versions. The 5400 model is designed like a traditional laptop with a 14-inch screen and 8th generation Intel processor, and pricing starting at $699. The 5300 Latitude model is a 2-in-1 laptop that functions like a tablet when folded. That model, which includes a…"Google and Dell Technologies’ New Chromebook Is Designed for Business Users"
Data center technology company VMware is tying its core product more closely with a buzzy Google-created technology used by business customers. VMware said Monday that future versions of its vSphere product, used by companies to manage their data centers, would come embedded with Google’s free, open source Kubernetes software. Kubernetes has become a popular tool for companies for building and running apps using containers, a trendy technology that helps power sophisticated apps. A company spokesperson…"VMware Is Betting Data Center Technology’s Future Involves Google-Created Software"
Television shows are a lot like the zombies that star in several of today’s hit series: They just won’t die. Instead, after being canceled, a growing number of shows are producing new episodes on a different channel or on one of the increasing number of streaming services. In January, sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered on NBC after being dumped by Fox. In May, comic book–inspired series Lucifer reappeared on Netflix, after being canceled by Fox last…"Show Swapping Is TV’s New Star"
There’s a new king of telecom in India: Reliance Jio Infocomm, the wireless carrier created by multibillionaire Mukesh Ambani, which ranked No. 1 on last year’s Change the World list. The network had 331 million subscribers at the end of June, exceeding Vodafone Idea (320 million customers) for the first time. Owned by Ambani’s energy and retailing giant, Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), the telecom company could become the foundation of an online and e-commerce platform in India that…"How Reliance Jio Became India’s Wireless Wonder"
Shortly after news of a data breach at Capital One came out, I received a call from Timothy Eades, chief executive of vArmour, a startup that helps companies manage security across so-called public and private clouds. He sounded exasperated. “Everyone has been deaf, dumb, and blind moving to the cloud. They think it’s safe, convenient, easy—that they’ve moved to the happy place,” Eades told me. The point he stressed: Even after a company taps into…"Even After Capital One’s Breach, Don’t Doubt the Cloud—Cyber Saturday"
Apple has had a relatively quiet summer so far in terms of product news, but in a few short weeks, you can expect plenty of action at Apple’s headquarters. This week, Bloomberg reported that Apple will introduce several new hardware updates this fall, including three new iPhones, at least two new iPads, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro. The news followed reports about Apple’s other planned products for the coming months, including how much its Apple…"Apple’s Quiet Summer Will Soon Give Way to New iPhones, Macs, and More"
You’d be hard-pressed to find a company more committed to using the so-called public cloud than Capital One. America’s seventh-biggest bank by revenue has spent years winding down its data centers—from eight in 2014 to zero planned by the end of 2020—and relying on the on-tap resources of <a href=”https://fortune.com/2019/08/22/amazon-bezos-silicon-valley-pentagon-defense/”>Amazon</a> Web Services for computing and data storage. But now, in the wake of a data breach affecting 106 million North Americans, people are questioning whether Capital…"After the Capital One Breach, Should Big Business Fear the Public Cloud?"
At the China Online Literature+ conference last week, Chinese search engine Sogou announced plans to create artificial intelligence-powered avatars that look and sound like two of the country’s most famous authors—taking the experience of listening to an audiobook to an entirely new level. The first authors to get the A.I. avatar treatment will be Yue Guan and Bu Xin Tian Shang Diao Xian Bing. But if the project is successful, it could be a jumping…"No Humans Needed: Chinese Company Uses AI to Read the News, Books"