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Alex Wilhelm

Coronavirus corrections and the rise of remote work

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. What an insane, heart-stopping, odd, and stuffed week. I’m utterly exhausted. But, in better news, all of that great fodder for podcast and chat, so today’s Equity is pretty ok if I may say so.

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Google says Microsoft Edge isn't secure. I asked Google why

Insecure? Or is it Google who’s insecure? Here on the left coast, we believe in passive aggression. We gush over how open, friendly and humanistic we are. This gives us permission to dismiss everything and everyone that makes us uncomfortable. With deeply sincere words of distancing. Or even heartfelt ghosting. I’m curiously moved, therefore, by

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Facebook, Google, Twitter spark mutiny over Pakistan censorship demands

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have mutinied over the strict censorship rules due to be implemented by Pakistan and are threatening to leave the country altogether.  As reported by the New York Times, the tech giants’ anger is directed at Pakistan’s Citizens Protection Rules (Against Online Harm), a recently-revealed set of tight censorship demands.  The rules

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Roberto Torres

Boeing taps Qantas exec Susan Doniz as CIO

Dive Brief: Boeing appointed Susan Doniz as chief information officer and senior vice president of information technology and data analytics, the aerospace company announced Wednesday. Doniz will assume her role in May. Most recently, Doniz held the CIO role at Australian airline Qantas, and has served in leadership roles at SAP, Aimia and Procter &

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Naomi Eide

Walmart outlines cloud strategy to investors

Dive Brief: Walmart is built on a hybrid cloud architecture, operating a private cloud in its data centers, partnering with public cloud providers and building edge compute in stores, according to Suresh Kumar, chief technology and development officer of Walmart, speaking last week at the 2020 Walmart investors meeting.  The company has innovated and operated

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Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer

Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level

Pattern recognition and anomaly detection provide insight into unwanted behavior, but mainstream techniques may be missing subtle clues. Today’s organizations use machine learning to identify patterns and outliers that represent potential threats and vulnerabilities. A classic challenge for cybersecurity vendors is that a high percentage of false positives can cause “alert fatigue.” Alert fatigue is

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Matt Burns

Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fears

The Geneva Motor Show is the latest trade show to cancel over fears of the coronavirus. The Swiss auto show is one of the largest car shows in the world and is usually the venue where high-end and exotic auto makers roll out new models and wild concepts. The show, like most auto shows, is

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Graham Cluley

“Shark Tank” TV star loses almost $400,000 in Business Email Compromise scam

Barbara Corcoran, one of the business moguls who head up the judging team on US TV’s “Shark Tank” investment show, has lost nearly $400,000 to an email scammer. According to , a scammer – posing as Corcoran’s executive assistant – forwarded Corcoran’s bookkeeper an invoice earlier last week, requesting that payment be made. The invoice asked

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Developer: For pay and job openings, these are the best roles

Employment search site Indeed’s ‘best jobs of 2020’ list is totally dominated by tech roles, which rule in number of postings and generally offer higher average base salaries.   Seven of the top 10 jobs in the list of best jobs in 2020 in the US are in tech, with the exception of real-estate agents,

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Scientist sentenced to 2 years behind bars for stealing next-generation battery tech secrets

A Chinese scientist has been issued a prison sentence of two years for stealing next-generation battery technology from his US employer.  The former associate scientist, Hongjin Tan, has also been ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution and will spend three years on supervised release, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Thursday.  The 36-year-old

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