MyBits Weekly #10

MyBits Weekly #10

Read all the latest tech news on MyBits Weekly and stay in touch with the most important trends in the Cloud, Security, Mobile and Business industries.

In today’s Weekly we have picked the top stories from last seven days.

For full details about each news item, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro goes official with Helio X25 SoC, dual camera setup

Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Pro smartphone. The device is powered by Mediatek’s deca-core Helio X25 chipset with Mali-T880 GPU, and sports a 5.5-inch FullHD OLED display. Xiaomi says the Redmi Pro is the company’s “most powerful Redmi ever.”

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Samsung reports highest profit for 2 years thanks to strong Galaxy S7 sales

The Korean tech giant reported a 8.14 trillion won ($7.22 billion) operating profit on revenue of 50.94 trillion won ($45.2 billion). That profit figure is up 18 percent year-on-year, while the quarter’s revenue represented a five percent annual increase.

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1 Billion iPhones Sold: A Look Back

Apple says iPhone sales have surpassed 1 billion, a major milestone for any product.

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Acalvio emerges from stealth with $17M to bring its deception-based cybersecurity system to market

Acalvio Technologies, a new start-up stocked with cybersecurity veterans, is emerging from some two years of stealth with $17 million in combined series A and B funding and a security product which the team claims leapfrogs existing solutions.

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Here are the key security features coming to Windows 10 next week

While there’s a lot of talk about Windows 10’s new features for consumers, the forthcoming Anniversary Update also adds a pair of advanced security capabilities aimed at helping IT managers better lock down the computers in their organization.

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New attack bypasses HTTPS protection on Macs, Windows, and Linux

Hack can be carried out by operators of Wi-Fi hotspots, where HTTPs is needed most.

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Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Public cloud providers are not new, but their interactions with enterprises are still in the early stages. Not long ago, few public cloud providers picked up the phone. Today, public cloud providers must respond to users. Moreover, as an enterprise that works with a public cloud, you must learn how to effectively communicate with cloud providers, on both sales and operational issues.

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How cloud assurance is at the heart of digital transformation

Cloud computing is transforming modern business. Through the cloud, new digital-centric businesses are emerging that are more agile and innovative than anything seen before. Whether a new, ‘upstart’ business like Uber, with its compelling approach to city transport; or an established company breaking into new markets, like General Motors with its investment into Lyft, businesses are pioneering new customer services and business models that are disrupting entire industries and changing the way we work and play.

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Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B

Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud service offerings aimed at enterprise customers will continue to operate and “coexist in the marketplace forever,” according to a statement by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.

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The rise and fall of Yahoo

There was a time when Yahoo was the internet company that Google is now. What happened?

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Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code

A new startup called Scale wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource their core processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This could include anything from appointment scheduling to more complicated matters like content moderation, transcriptions, and more.

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Hot Startups on AWS – July 2016 – Depop, Nextdoor, Branch

It’s officially summer and it’s hot! Check out this month’s hot AWS-powered startups: Depop – a social mobile marketplace for artists and friends to buy and sell products. Nextdoor – building stronger and safer neighborhoods through technology. Branch – provides free deep linking technology for mobile app developers to gain and retain users.

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