Daily Tech Briefing: July 16, 20134

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-07-16 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FCC window for Net Neutrality comments closes, with a bang; Google's Nest, ARM, Samsung launch new IoT group; Cisco, Microsoft partner on data center, cloud initiatives; and more.

 
Microsoft Closes $26 Billion LinkedIn Social Network Buyout

DAILY BRIEFING: Microsoft completes $26 Billion LinkedIn social network acquisition; Google develops...

Windows 10 Creators Updates Includes New Security Features

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft bolsters security features in windows 10 creators update; Dynamics 365...

AT&T 5G Wireless Trial Handles Streaming 4K HD Video, Camera Feeds

DAILY VIDEO: AT&T's first 5G business trial handles new high speed mobile apps; SCOTUS trims...

Amazon Shows Off Grocery Store Without Checkout Counters

DAILY VIDEO: Amazon unveils no-checkout POS system for early 2017; Google patches Android for 74...

Avalanche Botnet Shut Down by International Law Enforcement Action

DAILY VIDEO: Avalanche botnet disabled by law enforcement; Google launches continuous testing service...

More than 1 Million Android Devices Infected by 'Gooligan' Trojan

DAILY VIDEO: 'Gooligans' malware infects more than 1.3 million Android devices; Firefox patched for...

Azure Cloud Flaw Posed Hacking Risk to RHEL Virtual Machines

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft Azure flaw posed RHEL hacking risk; Google explores use of machine learning to...

Microsoft Readying New Smartphone Models for Late 2017, Reports Say

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft readying new mobile device push in 2017, reports say; Cisco extends security...

San Francisco Transit Agency Gets Back Online After Ransomware Attack

DAILY VIDEO: Cyber-attack knocks out San Francisco transit system fare terminals; Cisco extends...

Recount in Wisconsin Unlikely to Reveal Vote System Fraud, Hacking

DAILY VIDEO: Election recount unlikely to reveal evidence of vote system hacking; Mimecast brings...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Yesterday marked the end of an added 60-day window that the Federal Communications Commission had set up to collect public comments on the so-called "network neutrality" rules.

Back in May, the Commission voted 3-2 in favor of Chairman Tom Wheeler's Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—a new rules proposal regarding net neutrality. Although the proposal states that no Internet service provider can purposefully slow down any type of internet traffic, it does allow for the possibility that companies could negotiate deals with services providers to pay for extra-fast traffic.

This highly controversial public policy issue has been a major topic of discussion, and the FCC Chief Financial Officer David Bray stated that the FCC will continue to welcome "engagement from all interested parties."

Samsung, ARM and Google's Nest business plan to develop a new wireless networking protocol for the home in the age of the Internet of things. These companies, along with Freescale Semiconductor, Silicon Labs and others announced the creation of the Thread Group.

The goal of this group will be to develop and support the Thread IP wireless networking protocol as the foundation for a wireless mesh network that can enable a wide range of home appliances and devices to connect with each other and the Internet.

Cisco Systems and Microsoft are partnering in an effort to help enterprises modernize their data centers and embrace the cloud.

The two companies announced a three-year agreement to integrate such products as Cisco's Unified Computing System converged data center solution and Nexus networking switches with Microsoft's Cloud OS offerings, including Windows Server, SQL Server, Hyper-V and Azure cloud platform.

Google Search is launching a new service that will alert mobile device users when a Website will not be fully compatible with their device, in an effort to help people learn why the sites they are seeking aren't working properly.

These alerts are being created by Google algorithms that detect when Web pages include code that won't work on their devices.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel