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Business & MBA

Tech layoffs spread (a bit)

Are January layoffs just a few post-WeWork jitters? TechCrunch has found itself writing about layoffs at a few notable tech companies this week — and not just Softbank-backed ones. The focus is very much profits, as Alex Wilhelm summed up on Thursday, especially after the failed WeWork IPO and subsequent valuation and headcount decimation. We’ll […]

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Source: Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit) | TechCrunch

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Security & Privacy

Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy’

Google announced they built a 53 qubit quantum computer. A usecase Quantum computers are popular for is factorizing products of large prime numbers, making them interesting in the field of Cryptography. With 53 qubits, Google increased the possible performance by a factor

via fortune.com

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Internet & Cloud Security & Privacy

Net Defender CloudFlare Goes Down, Taking Many Websites With It

The Internet was built with de-centralized infrastructures in mind. To scale globally, network providers like CloudFlare have emerged, to run decentralized infrastructures and offer them as a service. In general, keeping service independent of each others and maintaining heterogeneous networks have a proven track record of resilience, that is not necessarily inherent to the architecture of these providers. Just like Akamai had a bad day in 2004, CloudFlare today suffered from a global outage, that left many obvious collateral problems visible all over the Internet. Bloomberg, among others, reports:

CloudFlare Inc., an internet service meant to protect websites from going down, faced its own network issues on Tuesday, leading to several prominent sites — like blogging platform Medium and video game chat provider Discord — being unavailable for some time.

Source: Net Defender CloudFlare Goes Down, Taking Many Websites With It – Bloomberg

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Business & MBA Security & Privacy

google.io 2019

News Coverage and liveblogs on Google I/O over on TechCrunch, The Verge and Engadget.

Most noteworthy, Google released a new, more affordable Pixel 3a, updates to Google Assistant, put more emphasis on security upgrades. In other announcements, Nest Hub has been pronounced the new name for Google Home Hub, along with a bigger ‘Max’ edition of the device. There are also announcements on Android 10 Q, which The Verge covered previously

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Internet & Cloud

#SAP Leadership Announcement

Some huge changes to start the Weekend with at #SAP. As Executive Board Member and President of the Cloud Business Group Robert Enslin decided to step back from his role and pursue an external opportunity,  Jennifer Morgan will succeed him as president of the Cloud Business Group (CBG). Adaire Fox-Martin will assume the role of president in the Global Customer Operations.

Morgan and Fox-Martin Expand Responsibilities

Source: SAP Leadership Announcement

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Internet & Cloud

Uploadfilter: Twitch nicht mehr in Europa

Neulich so:

“‘Artikel 13’ betrifft kaum Platformen und Nutzer, maximal 5%”

Heute so:

Vor einer Woche ist die umstrittene EU-Urheberrechtsreform verabschiedet worden. Als erste große Plattform deutet jetzt der Videostreamingdienst Twitch Uploadfilter und

Source: Uploadfilter: Twitch erwägt Ausschluss von EU-Nutzern – Golem.de

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Business & MBA Internet & Cloud

`Keep Talkin’ Larry’: Amazon Is Close to Tossing Oracle Software – Bloomberg

It’s a huge effort considering the scale of the project and the relevance of customer data for Amazon. Given their cloud business and it’s maturity – AWS is more than 10 years old by now and leading the pack – this move seems overdue.

Amazon.com Inc. has taken another step toward eliminating software from Oracle Corp. that has long helped the e-commerce giant run its retail business.

Source: `Keep Talkin’ Larry’: Amazon Is Close to Tossing Oracle Software – Bloomberg

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Web and Analytics

Happy Birthday, Fefes Blog

Das Blog, das, neben Don Alphonso, radikaler als ein Salafisten Forum ist, und allen Internet-Nerds Medienkompetenz vermittelt, wird heute 10 Jahre alt.

Fefes Blog.

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‘Rules!’ Is the First Official Apple Watch Game

You cannot even buy it yet, but there is a game!

via ‘Rules!’ Is the First Official Apple Watch Game.

And there is a unicorn!

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Security & Privacy

Europol chief warns on computer encryption.

Europol chief warns on computer encryption.

And No more cubes warns on Europol chief.