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9/22/2017

Microsoft, Dell EMC and General Dynamics have landed a $1 billion US Air Force contract to complete a mega-transition of IT and communications to the cloud for roughly 776,000 users across the USAF, US Army Corps of Engineers and the Defense Logistics Agency. The Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services program contract is a five-year deal, but the companies plan a complete rollout in less than 12 months by migrating 5,000 to 7,000 users each week.

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ZDNet, SDxCentral
9/22/2017

McAfee has released a report naming the top celebrity web searches that come with a higher risk of being exposed to malicious websites. Singer Avril Lavigne is the celebrity with the highest chance of malicious results; the list also includes Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, Zayn Malik and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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The Guardian (London)
9/22/2017

The essential code for WebSphere Liberty is now open-sourced via IBM's Open Liberty project, providing Java developers with more components for web- and cloud-based application development.

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ZDNet
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IBM, Java
9/22/2017

Cisco Intersight, the company's cloud-based IT management platform for its Unified Computing System and HyperFlex Systems, offers data center customers one subscription service for access to a host of capabilities. Intersight is designed to be intuitive and evolve as it learns.

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CRN (U.S.), ZDNet
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9/22/2017

Singapore ranks as the top originator of cyberattacks in a report by Check Point Software Technologies, although much internet traffic in and out of the country could be launched elsewhere. "As a commercial hub with high interconnectivity, Singapore is undoubtedly an attractive target for cybercriminals," said a spokesman for the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.

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Bloomberg
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9/22/2017

A growing population and hosting duties for the 2020 World Expo and the 2022 FIFA World Cup are among the reasons the Gulf region of the Middle East is pursuing smart technology and innovation. Governments are working to foster partnerships to meet goals and overcome challenges, while local startups and major companies are experimenting with technology.

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ZDNet
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World Cup, FIFA
9/22/2017

Apple's recently announced ARKit framework will expand the augmented reality capabilities of iPhones and iPads. Some observers say ARKit will bolster mobile AR adoption, although Ogmento co-founder Ori Inbar says the AR cloud will drive massive adoption of AR through 3D mapping technology.

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ReadWrite
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Apple, augmented reality, iPhones, iPads
9/22/2017

Smart cities of the future will have to conduct surveillance and data collection while also providing citizens with a high quality of life, write Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington. City governments must be transparent to residents about the opportunities and challenges posed by disruptive technologies, they say.

9/21/2017

Google will spend $1.1 billion hiring around 2,000 HTC employees who had been working in HTC's Pixel unit, as well as acquiring nonexclusive intellectual property rights. Google is seeking to expand its hardware sales by adding hardware engineers.

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HTC, Google
9/21/2017

BlackBerry has entered a deal that will bring its QNX operating system to Delphi's Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning platform for connected cars. The operating system's features, such as anomaly detection and file encryption, will be paired with Delphi's middleware and algorithms to bolster security.

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Mashable