MyBits Weekly #6

MyBits Weekly #6

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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Google-sponsored study: Trusting the cloud is good for the bottom line

Just about every enterprise has moved some IT to the cloud, but that’s not enough to guarantee a positive impact on a firm’s profits, a new survey shows.

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Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery

It may look like everyone is adopting cloud technology. However, IDG Research shows that over half of IT leaders (56%) say they are still identifying IT operations that are candidates for a move to the cloud.

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2016 Talkin’ Cloud 100: Applications Open

As more and more companies move workloads to the cloud, the role of the Cloud Services Provider (CSP) has become even more critical in ensuring customers’ needs are met with the right cloud services, migrations are done properly, and cloud environments are hardened against the latest security threats. It’s not an easy job, but someone has got to do it.

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How Much Downtime is Too Much When it Comes to Your Cloud?

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are a critical part in preparing for the worst when it comes to cloud reliability. SLAs clearly spell out who is responsible for what should anything go array.

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Backblaze Announces Its B2 Cloud Storage Is Out Of Beta

Today Backblaze announced that its B2 Cloud Storage is moving out of beta with its 1.0 launch. As the name implies, B2 is cloud storage for organizations of all sizes.

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Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

Hyper founder and CEO Markus Gilles said he has a simple goal — to create “the single best video app.”

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10 must-have apps for your Android Wear watch

Android Wear has been on our wrists for two years now, and in that time Google has learned a lot. Android Wear is vastly more capable now than it was at launch, but some extra apps can still make it even better.

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Florida man sues Apple for $10 billion for ‘stealing’ his iPhone invention from 1992

He’s also asking for 1.5 percent of all future iPhone sales—around $3.5 billion per year.

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OnePlus 3 review: A great $400 phone you can actually buy

With the death of the invite system, OnePlus is finally worth your consideration.

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How to enhance protection of your surveillance system against cyber attacks

Find out if someone is looking in on you when you are looking out at them.

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A massive financial crime and terrorism database has leaked

The list contains 2.2 million names of high-risk individuals and organizations — including those thought to be involved in financial crime and terrorism.

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Cryptography pioneer Marty Hellman calls for compassion in personal, cyber, and international threats

It’s been a long time since Marty Hellman and his collaborator Whitfield Diffie ushered in a new era of private communication with their invention of public key cryptography — but better late than never when it comes to winning the Turing Award, referred to by some as the Nobel Prize for technology.

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Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls

A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants faster than other methods will allow.

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Modern Meadow raises $40 million to grow leather without livestock

A Brooklyn-based startup called Modern Meadow has raised $40 million to become a top source of leather for the world’s makers of fashion and accessories, luggage, sporting goods, upholstery and furniture.

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Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting

Smacc, which uses AI to automate accounting, has secured a $3.5 million Series A round from Cherry Ventures, Rocket Internet, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures, Grazia Equity and business angels.

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