Mybits Weekly #12

Mybits Weekly #12

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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Why Apple doesn’t care that flagship Android smartphones are better than the iPhone

Apple’s iPhone 7 seems set to lag far behind flagship Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Note 7, but there’s a very good reason why Apple doesn’t care.

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No more flat-screen Galaxy S models, Samsung hints

Samsung has dropped hints that, moving forward, the company may completely ditch flat-screen Galaxy S models in favor of variants with curved display. The hints came from none other than the company’s mobile chief Dong-jin Koh.

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First batch of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime sold out in 8 minutes

Xiaomi has revealed that the Redmi 3S Prime, which went on its first sale in India earlier this week, was sold out in 8 minutes. The revelation was made by none other than the Chinese company’s India head Manu Jain.

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Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

Security experts have discovered a malware platform that’s so advanced in its design and execution that it could probably have been developed only with the active support of a nation-state.

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Linux TCP flaw lets ‘anyone’ hijack Internet traffic

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems.

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Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open

Microsoft quiet as researchers spot debug mode flaw that bypasses OS checks.

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Google acquires cloud commerce company Orbitera

Google announced that it has acquired Orbitera, a company that provides tools that software makers can use to sell their products as cloud-based services.

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Confirmed: Walmart buys Jet.com for $3B in cash to fight Amazon

Walmart took its biggest step yet in its bid to compete against Amazon in the world of digital commerce: the retail giant announced that it would be acquiring Jet.com — an online-only shopping site that has been live for a little over a year — for $3 billion in cash, plus up to $300 million in shares for the founders and others at the company.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires SGI for $275 million

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split from HP last year, today announced that it has acquired SGI, a company that makes servers, storage, and software for high-performance computing, for $275 million in cash and debt.

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The cloud computing effect: Better security for all

Cloud computing offers lots of benefits, but improved security is not one that makes many IT lists. In fact, many — perhaps even most — IT pros still believe that cloud computing means a huge step backward in terms of security risk.

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More Trust Public Cloud Security Than Private Data Centers

More than half (51 percent) of IT managers polled recently said that data security is better in public cloud infrastructures than in their own corporate data centers, according to a new report released today.

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IDC: Global public cloud spending will hit $195B by 2020

By then, cloud software will account for more than a quarter of all software sold, according to the research firm.

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