Computers

RIL to partner Microsoft to incubate startups with seed capital, mentorship … – Economic Times

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries will partner technology giant Microsoft to incubate startups with seed capital, mentorship and technology “on a scale never attempted before”, according to a person with direct knowledge of the developments. According to him, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani is keen that the company refresh its entrepreneurial spirit and engage fully with the country’s fast-evolving startup ecosystem. India’s largest private company with interests in petroleum, retail and telecom…

China Asks For Explanation From Microsoft – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014

BEIJING—A Chinese antimonopoly agency said Microsoft Corp. should issue a written explanation within 20 days covering what it called compatibility and bundling issues with the U.S. software company’s Windows and Office software. In a statement posted on its website on Monday, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it issued the requirement when meeting with Microsoft executives that same day. The agency required…

When the ‘Internet of Things’ Attacks – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Security experts are warning that the more home appliances get linked via the “Internet of Things,” the greater the possibility is of digital mischief or mayhem. If the wireless subwoofers are linked to the voice-activated oven, which is linked to the Lexus, which is linked to the PC’s external drive, then hackers in Moscow could easily break in through your kid’s PlayStation and clean out your 401(k). The same is…

Microsoft refuses to comply after judge revives overseas data search warrant – ZDNet (blog)

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

A US judge has lifted a stay on an order that will force Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. US District Judge Loretta Preska on Friday issued an order lifting a stay on her previous order that Microsoft comply with a federal warrant seeking a customer’s email held by the company on servers in Ireland. Read this How one judge single-handedly killed trust in the…

Internet Explodes Over J-Law’s Alleged Hacked Nudes – Gawker

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Earlier this week, a post started on 4chan claimed a wealth of celebrity nudes–a large cache in possession of a hacker who’d gained access to several celebrities’ alleged personal photos—would leak on Sunday. Well, Sunday’s here, the supposed leak has begun, and the internet is reacting accordingly. The list of celebrities whose nudes are supposedly in this cache includes Jennifer Lawrence, Avril Lavigne, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, and McKayla Maroney,…

When the ‘Internet of Things’ Attacks – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Security experts are warning that the more home appliances get linked via the “Internet of Things,” the greater the possibility is of digital mischief or mayhem. If the wireless subwoofers are linked to the voice-activated oven, which is linked to the Lexus, which is linked to the PC’s external drive, then hackers in Moscow could easily break in through your kid’s PlayStation and clean out your 401(k). The same is…