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Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done. The aspiring forensic anthropologist is one of nearly 2,000 students in South Carolina’s rural Berkeley County who will ride to school on one of …

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Vodafone India announces partnership with Amazon Prime Video

: Telecom service provider Vodafone today said it has partnered with Amazon Prime Video India to enable its customers access large selection of Bollywood, Hollywood, regional movies, US TV shows, kids’ programming and global Amazon originals. “The entertainment consumption patterns of customers are rapidly changing. They want more freedom and flexibility in the way they consume content. “This partnership with …

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Facebook shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg out: Report

A group of Facebook’s shareholders has reportedly put forward a proposal, demanding for the removal of CEO Mark Zuckerberg from the company’s board of directors. The news comes courtesy a report in Venture Beat website. According to the report, the idea has been put forward by Facebook shareholders who are members of SumOfUs, a consumer watchdog agency that claims to …

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The Lack of Strategic Thinking in Election 2016

One of the problems facing the technology industry right now is the critical lack of strategic thinking. Hedge fund managers and activist investors increasingly are directing companies, forcing tactical decisions that raise stock prices over the short term, largely by destroying the firm’s long-term viability. What makes this trend particularly problematic is that most top executives don’t seem to understand …

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IoT Could Become Playground for Botnets Gone Wild

The source code for Mirai, the malware behind the botnet that launched a massive attack on the Krebs on Security website — the largest DDoS attack on record — has been released in the wild, according to Brian Krebs, author of the blog. A hacker who goes by the handle “Anna-senpai,” apparently because of increased scrutiny from the cybersec industry, …

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Red Hat and Ericsson Forge 5G, IoT Open Source Alliance

Red Hat and Ericsson on Wednesday announced an alliance meant to speed adoption of open source solutions in the information and communications technology space. The alliance will help promote a range of fully open source and production-ready cloud solutions, spanning OpenStack, software defined-networking and software-defined infrastructure, the companies said, to meet the growing demand for products using 5G and the …

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DDoS Attack Causes Waves of Internet Outages

Hundreds of websites — including those of biggies such as Netflix, Twitter and Spotify — on Friday fell prey to massive DDoS attacks that cut off access to Internet users on the East Coast and elsewhere across the United States. Three attacks were launched over a period of hours against Internet performance management company Dyn, which provides support to eight …

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