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Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5B in stock

Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5B in stock "After a week of rumors, Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired GitHub, the popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service. The price of the acquisition was $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. GitHub raised $350 million and we know that the company was valued at about $2 billion in 2015. Former Xamarin CEO Nat Friedman (and now Microsoft corporate vice president) will...

PayPal confirms that it is buying payments startup iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal

PayPal confirms that it is buying payments startup iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal "PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses and markets outside of the U.S. as it looks to raise its game against Square, Stripe and others in the world of payments: The company has confirmed that it is buying iZettle — the Stockholm-based payments provider commonly referred to as the “Square...

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium "Google is launching a new, premium streaming service called YouTube Music. The company is also replacing its YouTube Red premium video service with a new, all-encompassing YouTube Premium. YouTube Music is a premium music streaming service that does away with all of YouTube's major annoyances: It offers an ad-free experience, background listening and downloads. In terms of content, YouTube Music offers "millions" of...

Augmented Reality Portals

Augmented Reality Portals by Pixelcase "Imagine walking from your home right into a new world! Users can also record their journey and share with friends around the globe. With augmented reality portals by Pixelcase - they can capture and produce a branded Augmented Reality portal for Snapchat and Facebook using their global accredited network of photographers." Visit the website: Click here Check out the videos: Hobbiton Portal Sydney Portal Augmented...

Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal

Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC (along with a non-exclusive license for its intellectual property) is done. "Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC (along with a non-exclusive license for its intellectual property) is done. The two companies announced its completion tonight, and the details appear to be the same as originally announced. While the team behind the Pixel phones is joining Google, HTC says...

2017 Review & Highlights

Image credit: Pexels Here's a few highlights from 2017 WordPress 2017 Year In Review: The Biggest News From Last Year "WordPress and Drupal are the only two top-6 content management systems that grew in 2017. And of that pair, WordPress is growing faster. At the start of the year, WordPress powered 27.3% of all websites, according to W3Techs. By the time the ball dropped on December 31st, WordPress had gobbled...

2017 in Figures: The Exponential Growth of Malware

Image credit: Pexels 2017 was especially hectic for cybercrime "2017 was especially hectic for cybercrime, especially when it comes to malware and its offshoots. The increased number of attacks and, above all, the professionalization of the techniques used by cybercriminals has been at the root of malware’s exponential proliferation. In 2017 alone (according to data collected up to September 20), PandaLabs registered 15,107,232 different malware files that we had never...

Meltdown and Spectre, behind the first security hole discovered in 2018

Image credit: Pexels The security flaw affects virtually every operating system, in particular those based on Intel, AMD and ARM processors. "2018 could not have had a worse start from a cyber-security perspective as, yesterday, a major security hole was found in Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The critical flaw discovered in the affected computers’ architecture and operating system has rocked the technology industry, and developers around the world have...

2017 Top Tweet Highlights

Here's a few highlights from our top tweets of 2017 Samsung records highest profit jump in 3 years January 2017 "The Korean giant reported an operating profit of KRW 9.22 trillion ($7.92 billion) on total revenue of KRW 53.33 trillion ($44.6 billion) for its Q4 2016 period. Samsung said its component businesses — which are responsible for memory chips and display panels — were the stellar performers with revenue rising...

Festive Period Opening Times

Please see below our Office opening times over the Festive Period: Christmas Friday 23rd December 2016 OPEN (UNTIL 5PM) Monday 26th December 2016 CLOSED Tuesday 27th December 2016 CLOSED Wednesday 28th December 2016 OPEN Thursday 29th December 2016 OPEN Friday 30th December 2016 OPEN (UNTIL 5PM) New Year Monday 2nd January 2017 CLOSED Tuesday 3rd January 2017 OPEN   Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous...

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion

"After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities." Read the full article: Click here

Avast Antivirus Acquires AVG for $1.3 Billion

Avast Antivirus Acquires AVG for $1.3 Billion "Avast, one of our past favorite desktop antivirus applications, is acquiring one of it’s biggest rivals, AVG Technologies, for $1.3 billion in cash. The deal will give Avast access to hundreds of millions of devices. In a statement made on the Avast company blog, Avast CEO Vincent Steckler said the deal will give Avast access to over 400 million devices that currently use...

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26b

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26b "Microsoft is set to acquire LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for $26.2 billion in an all-cash transaction. The company said that LinkedIn will continue to operate as usual. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016." Read the full article: Click here More information is available here:...

A closer look at the Edge browser in Windows 10

A closer look at the Edge browser in Windows 10 "Regardless of what you think of IE (and even that's much better than it used to be), Edge is a good browser. Even if you're not the sort of power user who would have much use for Markup, the clean design and fast performance alone make it worth a try. Folks who switch between Mac and Windows machines might still...

Everything You Can Ask Cortana to Do in Windows 10

Everything You Can Ask Cortana to Do in Windows 10 "Cortana is easily one of the coolest new features of Windows 10. You’re probably already familiar with personal assistants like Google Now and Siri, but now you have one built right into your desktop! Here’s how to get information, manage your schedule, and even run a few Google commands. There are two ways to use Cortana: you can use voice...

Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8

Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8 "The best thing about Windows 10 is that it's simply Windows, through and through. It's as if Microsoft realized that devaluing the desktop in Windows 8 was akin to sacrilege, and Windows 10 is its penance. At its core, it's a union of the best qualities of Windows 7 and Windows 8 -- the desktop features of the former with...

Our new offices in Warlies Park House!

Our new offices in Warlies Park House! After 15 years in Howard Business Park, Waltham Abbey we are pleased to announce our amazing new offices located in Warlies Park House in Upshire. Set within 10 acres of parkland yet, one mile from the M25, Warlies Park House is a refreshingly different working environment. This historic estate features a range of serviced space in superb surroundings. Please note our new office...

HTTP/2, the first major change to HTTP in 16 years

HTTP/2, the first major change to HTTP in 16 years "Today, the next major version of HTTP took a big step toward becoming a reality; it’s been officially finalized and now moves towards being fully standardized. According to a blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, the standard was completed today and is on its way to the RFC Editor to go through editorial processes...

How to get rid of Superfish adware on Lenovo computers

How to get rid of Superfish adware on Lenovo computers "It was discovered that many Lenovo PCs released between September 2014 and January 2015 shipped with an adware application called Superfish. This application, while annoying, was almost harmless on its own, except for one big problem: it installed a root certificate authority on the computer allowing the software to man-in-the-middle secure traffic to sites like your bank or Facebook. Lenovo...

New .london domain names coming soon

New .london domain names coming soon "Business owners in London have many reasons to be proud and very soon they'll be able to show it with a fantastic .london gTLD. The introduction of this brand new generic top level domain will allow individuals and business owners who call this city home to have a dedicated web address that stands out from the crowd. This opens a whole new world of...

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