Enterprise

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  • Arago’s AI can now beat some human players at complex civ strategy games

    Arago’s AI can now beat some human players at complex civ strategy games

    Arago’s flagship HIRO AI product plays Freeciv, a free civilization building simulation that’s based on the popular and long-lived Sid Meier’s Civilization series of games – and it’s getting more skilled. Freeciv is a complex, sprawling game with a huge number of possible strategies that can lead to success, especially when playing against unpredictable human… Read More

  • Windows 10 Creators update loads up on features for IT

    Windows 10 Creators update loads up on features for IT

    Microsoft announced a slew of goodies today for its upcoming Windows 10 Creators update, designed to please IT admins and simplify management of Windows 10 inside large enterprises. Microsoft has been trying to get enterprise companies — you know the ones with lots of users — to make the switch to Windows 10. They claim, even before this announcement, the number of… Read More

  • European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

    European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

    Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn looks like it’s ready to go. The company’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith just announced that the deal has been cleared by the European Commission — the last regulator that needed to sign off on the deal. “As a result, we’ve now obtained all of the regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition… Read More

  • Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

    Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

    Workplace by Facebook officially launched six weeks ago and director Julien Codorniou came onstage at Disrupt London today to talk about how the platform is responding to and building features to reduce interruption at work. Workplace is both a desktop and mobile app much like Facebook, but for your colleagues to socialize and communicate. The platform sports the same features as its friends… Read More

  • Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform

    Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform

    Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product Workplace. Exclusively announced on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, the Facebook Workplace platform will support integration with apps for CRM, file sharing, email, calendars and more. By allowing clients’ IT teams to… Read More

  • “Bullsh*t and spin”: Autonomy founder mocks HP’s $5B fraud suit against him

    “Bullsh*t and spin”: Autonomy founder mocks HP’s $5B fraud suit against him

    How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged fraud in the $11 billion sale of his company Autonomy to HP? “The reality is, that doesn’t take much time” since he has a team of lawyers on the case, Lynch said on stage during TechCrunch Disrupt London. HP originally paid Lynch $730 million for his stake in Autonomy. Read More

  • StrongDM raises $3M to keep database info from leaking out

    StrongDM raises $3M to keep database info from leaking out

    When companies are looking to secure the information they have in their databases, it’s a pretty big challenge no matter how you slice it. Unless you have a large security budget that can manage permissions and figure out who is doing what, you are probably cobbling together whatever technology you can from open source locations, strongDM CEO Elizabeth Zalman says. So there needs to be a… Read More

  • A new tool can crack a credit card number in six seconds

    A new tool can crack a credit card number in six seconds

    In what amounts to a very clever brute force attack, a group of researchers has figured out how to find credit card information – including expiration dates and CVV numbers – by querying ecommerce sites. The process, which was outlined in IEEE Security & Privacy, involves guessing and testing hundreds of permutations of expiration dates and CVV numbers on hundreds of… Read More

  • CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculum

    CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculum

    When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she realized she wouldn’t always be able to have those types of opportunities to engage with teachers. That prompted her to start a company called CENTURY, a tool that gives students a tailored… Read More

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