Hilton Investigates Possible Data Breaches at the Chain

 
 
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DAILY VIDEO: Hilton investigating report of breaches across the hotel chain; IBM launches cloud-based industry platforms; Qualcomm to invest $150M in India startups; and there's more.

 
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Today's topics include a possible data breach at Hilton Worldwide Holdings, IBM's opening a new cloud center in Bangalore, Qualcomm's plans to invest $150 million in India startups, and Google's plans to map local air quality in California.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings is investigating a report that alleges hackers breached multiple Hilton properties. In a statement sent to Reuters, a Hilton spokesperson commented that the company takes any potential security issue very seriously and is looking into the matter.

The news about the alleged breach against Hilton comes just over a month after a U.S. federal appeals court ruling brought by the Federal Trade Commission against hotel chain Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

IBM today announced a set of new, cloud-based Industry Platforms as part of an effort to globally expand its business solutions capabilities. The company also announced the opening of a new cloud center in Bangalore, India.

The new portfolio of IBM Cloud Industry Platforms and Solutions provides users with access to cloud and big data services targeted at specific industry needs. Cloud Business Innovation Centers provide an opportunity for IBM customers around the world to work side-by-side with the company's solution consultants, researchers, and digital marketing and experience design experts to personalize the Industry Platforms to their specific needs.

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm will invest $150 million in startups in India as it looks to expand its presence in the highly important emerging market. Company officials announced the move Sept. 27, after they met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Digital Economy event in San Jose, Calif. They said it is a continuation of Qualcomm's efforts to help smaller tech companies in the country. The company first invested in Indian startups in 2007.

Google is equipping some of its Street View cars with an air pollution-sensing platform from environmental sensor network company Aclima to measure air quality levels in various communities in California.

Initially, Google will map air quality levels in communities in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Central Valley regions. The three areas together account for approximately 38 million people and nearly 30 million registered vehicles.

 
 
 

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