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BigCommerce begins offering Akamai’s image optimization tool to sellers

The company said Akamai’s image optimization technology will help online sellers avoid slow-loading pages due to outsized, high-resolution images​. BigCommerce announced Tuesday that it’s now offering Akamai’s image tool for free to its merchants. The e-commerce SaaS provider said Akamai’s image optimization technology will help online sellers avoid slow-loading pages due to outsized, high-resolution images […]

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HERE Technologies buys indoor maps provider Micello

HERE plans to merge Micello’s technology with its existing indoor mapping systems and offer it all in combination with its ​recently launched asset tracking service. HERE Technologies is buying indoor mapping company Micello in an effort to bolster its suite of location and tracking services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Micello provides indoor map […]

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Spectre and Meltdown: Linux creator Linus Torvalds criticises Intel’s ‘garbage’ patches

Linux guru complains about approach to patching the chip flaw. Linus Torvalds is not happy about the patches that Intel has developed to protect the Linux kernel from the Spectre and Linux flaws. In a posting on the Linux kernal mailing list the Linux creator criticised differences in the way that Intel has approached patches for the […]

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Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven’t got them, blame your antivirus

Microsoft says your antivirus software could stop you from receiving the emergency patches issued for Windows Microsoft has warned users that its patches for the dangerous Meltdown CPU bug won’t reach them if their third-party antivirus hasn’t been updated to support this week’s Windows security update. By now Windows users should have received the patches […]

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Digital transformation spend to reach $57 billion in LatAm by 2020

Organizations in the region are under pressure to increase their digital portfolios, says IDC research. Spending related to digital transformation in Latin American markets should reach $57 billion within the next two years, according to research by analyst firm IDC. This represents about 40 percent of all information technology spend, as companies in the region […]

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Huawei Mate 10 to launch on AT&T in February: Report

For its first carrier deal, Huawei is planning a $100 million advertising push to build brand awareness in the US. Huawei plans to release its Mate 10 smartphone on AT&T in early February, according to The Information, marking the China-based company’s first carrier deal in the US. In the past Huawei has offered smartphones in the US through retailers […]