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Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: family

San Francisco - Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level.

Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

San Francisco - Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Apo - Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

How DevOps can reshape the global economy: Study

A new report from Google Cloud provides a comprehensive view of the growing DevOps industry, with scientific studies that span five years and more than 30,000 survey responses.

Could it soon be game over for the Fortnite craze?

Paris - It is a question that millions of parents want answered: will the wildly popular online survival battle game Fortnite soon lose its grip on the attention of their school-age children?

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Paris - Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.This new type of cyberattack is called "cryptojacking" by security experts.

Drones and AI to be used in Massachusetts for solar maintenance

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. and Raptor Maps, Inc. has signed a deal for the co-development of cutting-edge utility-scale solar asset management technologies that will optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets.

Apple shines in history-making style, despite some bruises

San Francisco - Despite fears of sapped inspiration, slowing sales, tariffs and suffocating regulation, Apple is now shining brighter than any other private-sector company in history, as the first with a $1 trillion market value.

Music streaming giant Deezer raises 160 million euros

Paris - Global music streaming platform Deezer said Thursday it had raised 160 million euros ($186 million) in fresh funds from investors, including the Saudi sovereign fund Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and French telecoms giant Orange.

Q&A: The transformation of the software development industry Special

The transformation of the international software development industry is progressing, with more and more companies now tapping into the power of outsourced developers in regions like Eastern Europe. Sebastián Siseles of Freelancer.com explains more.

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

San Francisco - Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service.

Big growth predicted for DevOps

DevOps and Fast IT adoption are set to the among the biggest growth areas for business technology, according to a new report. These are driven by the widespread adoption of cloud computing.

Q&A: Why software outsourcing is becoming big business Special

By outsourcing software solutions, companies can reduce costs significantly and cope with the way software projects seem to constantly change. To understand the advantages further, Fima Katz, CEO, Exadel, Inc. provides some insights.

Kaspersky to transfer infrastructure out of Russia

Moscow - Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Lab, which is suspected by US authorities of helping the Kremlin's espionage efforts, said Tuesday it was moving its core infrastructure and operations to Switzerland.

Managing cybersecurity in the age of artificial intelligence

Regardless of if it's computational propaganda, or fake news and videos, or private data leaks, artificial intelligence has increasingly become a real global security challenge.

Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video

Vancouver - In an era replete with fake news stories, you might expect video evidence to provide a clearer picture of the truth.

Amazon to quiet Alexa's cackling

San Francisco - Amazon on Wednesday promised to keep virtual assistant Alexa from spontaneously cackling, giving people eerie feelings about what the artificial intelligence might be plotting.

New era of Internet monetization: Metered billing

Internet based billing is not simply about sending money from one party to another. The transaction allows for a rich stream of data to be collected, which is useful for companies. This is leading to software changes as well.

New software platform speeds up digital transformation: Interview Special

The company Workboard have produces a SaaS platform that helps enterprises iterate, measure and achieve strategy at market speed. To explore how this solution works in practice, Digital Journal spoke with Deidre Paknad, the company’s CEO.

AWS launches auto-scaling feature to automatically add resources

Amazon Web Services has announced full support for auto-scaling, making it significantly easier for cloud customers to dynamically grow their apps in response to demand. The service automatically adds more resources as required, optimising performance.

Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying: researchers

San Francisco - An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers said in a report Thursday.

Barcelona Council abandons Microsoft for open-source software

The Spanish city of Barcelona has announced it will phase out its use of Microsoft software in favour of open-source alternatives. Over the next few years, the city will transition away from Microsoft's services to guarantee its "technical sovereignty."

Experimental Windows 10 feature adds a whole new way to work

Microsoft's announced an experimental Windows 10 feature that adds a tabbed interface to every app. First rumoured earlier in the year, "Sets" offers a structured way to work with different desktop activities by grouping app instances together in tabs.

Shale technology takes off as oil majors look for more profits

For the last decade small oil companies have led the way in shale technology, cutting costs by as much as half. Now, with oil prices static, the majors are adopting technology-based solutions in the oil industry to shale, as a way to increase profits.

Vivaldi gets power user tab features in dedicated 'Window Panel'

Vivaldi's announced its latest browser update which this time targets tab power users with a set of new features. The Window Panel lets you manage tabs in a dedicated sidebar, offering a way to navigate through open tabs and recently-closed windows.

Microsoft uses 'neural fuzzing' technique to find software bugs

Microsoft has announced a method for uncovering bugs and vulnerabilities in software using machine learning capabilities. Called neural fuzzing, the technique uses neural networks to complement regular fuzz testing, a common quality assurance practice.

Interview: How AI is revolutionising software maintenance

Artificial intelligence is transforming how programmers write and maintain their code. Developers are using AI to manage legacy software, allowing them to move forward and work on new projects.

Bug in software used by 130 airlines creates check-in chaos

A "network issue" caused worldwide flight delays on Thursday as a passenger management system used by dozens of airlines went offline. A technical problem with the software forced crowded airports to issue manual boarding passes, creating long queues.

Microsoft announces Office 2019 as alternative to cloud software

Microsoft has announced a new version of its Office desktop productivity suite that will arrive late next year. Office 2019 is likely to be the last perpetual Office edition as Microsoft pushes users to move to its cloud-based Office 365 workspace.
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