MyBits Weekly #8

MyBits Weekly #8

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.


Pokémon Go installed on more devices than Candy Crush, LinkedIn, Lyft, Tinder & more

Still fascinated by the viral spread of Pokémon Go? So are we. The app on Monday topped Twitter’s daily users, and has people spending more minutes per day playing the game than browsing Facebook, reports have indicated.


Warning: Millions of Xiaomi Phones Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

Millions of Xiaomi smartphones are vulnerable to a dangerous remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that could grant attackers complete control of handsets.


T-Mobile is giving its customers unlimited data to play Pokemon Go an unlimited amount

Pretty much every PR agency under the sun has had a meeting this week trying to determine how they can get a slice of the Pokemon GO popularity, and, to be fair, so has every newsroom. But now it’s time for T-Mobile to bask in the sunshine with its contribution to the media lightning storm.



Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Poképrivacy policy

Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) today sent an official letter to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokémon Go privacy policy.


Every version of Windows hit by “critical” security flaw

Microsoft has patched a security vulnerability found in every supported version of Windows, which if exploited could allow an attacker to take over a system.


Pokemon Go: What security awareness programs should be doing now

Pokemon Go represents a tremendous security threat. As with all tremendous threats, it can also be your greatest opportunity.



Microsoft Offers Windows Cloud Subscription to Small Businesses

Microsoft Corp. will offer the high-end version of its Windows 10 software to small businesses via a cloud-based subscription for the first time, expanding the number of products available to a wider range of customers.


Cloud With Me makes setting up and managing AWS servers easier

Cloud With Me reduces this process to just a few clicks. The self-funded five-person team built the service to bridge the gap between old-school virtual machine-based hosting services and the cloud. “


Microsoft secures major court win with ramifications for global cloud data storage

A federal court has ruled that the US government cannot force Microsoft to hand over data stored in other countries, overturning an original decision from a magistrate judge in 2014 and giving a shot in the arm for cloud security and data sovereignty.


Prepare for the big cloud-driven job shakeup

It’s pretty obvious which technologies — cloud computing, in particular — are changing IT and, thus, IT careers, says Gartner. According to Gartner, in the next 18 months, we’ll see cloud computing drive some jobs out and other jobs in.



SnapTravel raises $1.1M to launch half-bot, half-human hotel booking service

SnapTravel announced today the launch of its half-bot, half-human hotel booking service and that it had raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The company demonstrated its new service for the first time at MobileBeat 2016 as it prepares to enter the crowded $550 billion hotel booking market.


18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Regrets

Whether it’s not taking advice sooner or taking advice you shouldn’t have, waiting too long to take a risk or making a bad call, even the best business people have a regret or two. What separates the great business folk from the good is the ability to dust themselves off with an optimistic attitude, learn from their mistakes and share the experience with others while moving forward.


Codecademy raises $30 million to further its global and academic expansion

Online education service Codecademy has raised a $30 million Series C to accelerate the company’s expansion, both geographically and academically, and to make it mobile-friendly. This latest investment was led by the venture arm of internet and entertainment group Naspers and included participation from several returning investors.



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