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Cyber Attacks: Smart home devices used as weapons to disrupt Internet sites
- October 30, 2016

Top US security agencies including the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are investigating the repeated attacks, which made dozens of sites inaccessible to millions of users in the US and elsewhere on Friday. "Today we answered the question 'what would happen if we connected a vast number of cheap, crummy embedded devices to broadband networks?'" wrote Matthew Green , an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute. (more...)
What To Expect From LinkedIn's Q3 Earnings What To Expect From LinkedIn's Q3 Earnings
- October 30, 2016

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) will post earnings for the third quarter of 2016 (3QFY16) after markets close today. Considering stagnant user numbers continue to plague its competitors (we're looking at you, Twitter), LinkedIn didn't break a sweat in its third quarter when it came to attracting more members. (more...)
McKesson misses earnings, cuts outlook amid drug pricing scrutiny; shares plunge McKesson misses earnings, cuts outlook amid drug pricing scrutiny; shares plunge
- October 29, 2016

The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 19,28,705 shares. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 928 shares of the company's stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank lowered the target price of McKesson (NYSE: MCK ) to $153.00 reporting a potential downside of -0.05%. Several firms on Friday downgraded the stock. (more...)
Hackers apparently fooled Clinton official with bogus email Hackers apparently fooled Clinton official with bogus email
- October 29, 2016

John Podesta's email account may have been hacked because Hillary Clinton's tech team told him a phishing attempt was a genuine email from Google, newly-leaked emails reveal . Band acknowledged that both he and Teneo partner Declan Kelly - a former chairman of London public relations giant Financial Dynamics and United States economic envoy to Northern Ireland - "appreciate the unorthodox nature of our roles", but felt it was appropriate to steer clients into making donations to the Clinton ... (more...)
Clinton tries to quell resurgent email issue late in race Clinton tries to quell resurgent email issue late in race
- October 29, 2016

WikiLeaks has published tens of thousands of confidential emails from Clinton campaign insiders that USA intelligence officials have said were hacked in a series of cyberattacks they blamed on the Russian government. He also expressed his satisfaction with the FBI decision to reopen investigation against Clinton. Turns out, though, this investigation doesn't seem to have anything to do with Clinton's homebrew server. (more...)
Google ad business drives increase in Alphabet Q3 profit
- October 29, 2016

Advertising rates on mobile are much lower than desktop, which has affected Google's revenue from search-based ads. Advertising accounted for 89.1 percent of Google's total revenue in the quarter, and analysts are eager for the company to tap new sources of growth. (more...)
Mobile and video pump profit at Google parent Alphabet
- October 29, 2016

The tech giant posted earnings per share of $9.06 on revenues of $22.45bn, beating analyst expectations of $8.63 a share, on revenues of $22.05bn. With revenues up 20pc from $18.6bn to $22.5bn, Alphabet reported a 26pc jump in profits to $5.7bn. (more...)
Kyle Schwarber not cleared to play field in Wrigley Field
- October 29, 2016

Without John Lackey, however, the Chicago Cubs would still likely be in position to claim their first championship in 108 years. As the World Series returns to Wrigley Field for the the first time in 71 years, Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber will stick to pinch-hitting after doctors decided he wasn't ready to play defense. (more...)
Microsoft Offers Huge Discounts on a Surface Device With MacBook Trade
- October 29, 2016

The 13-inch model is 14.9mm thick and weighs 3 pounds, while the 15-inch model weighs 4 pounds and is 15.5mm thick. "The new MacBooks are the best notebooks we have ever made, and are the most advanced notebooks ever made". As per the CNET reported , Apple replaced the traditional function keys with the touch screen powered with 60 pixels OLED. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar and Touch ID starts at £1,749, and features a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor ... (more...)
Get To Know The New Features, Specifications And
- October 29, 2016

The new MacBook Pro comes in 13-inch and 15-inch variations, and is a snip at about £1,500. HDMI port is also ditched from the new Macbook Pro. The display , positioned where the function keys used to be, allows you to control Mac apps with your fingertips. (more...)
Apple slips as supply woes weigh on holiday sales forecast
- October 29, 2016

Apple Inc . (AAPL) sold 9.3 million iPads, which was a 6% year over year decline in units, and 4.9 million Macs, marking a 14% decline in units. Apple's quarterly profit slumped on a widely expected drop in iPhone sales, falling 19 per cent to US$9 billion (S$12.5 billion) in the three months ending Sept 24. (more...)
Did Apple just kill MacBook's most useful features? Did Apple just kill MacBook's most useful features?
- October 29, 2016

But Microsoft also came out with a blog post on the matter, highlighting some of the Touch Bar features it's adding to its productivity apps. Apple also provided me with a 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar to review, and I found the keyboard very pleasant to type on. (more...)
SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY), Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD)
- October 29, 2016

The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $26. The market cap landed at $2.13B. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. (more...)
Doctors make the call: Schwarber won't play in the field
- October 29, 2016

That's exactly what they got. "As fun of a game as it was to be a part of, that was agonizing because we used so many guys", Indians manager Terry Francona said . Game 3 of the World Series was many things to many people. "Just speaks to the quality of the pitching", said Maddon. He is special, as good as they come. (more...)
DH Santana set to move to left for Indians
- October 29, 2016

That's exactly what they got. "We didn't show up to keep the game close", Francona said before Game 3 of the World Series. Napoli then struck out and the Indians were done that inning. Yet during one of the proudest moments in his professional life, Hoyer is now getting questions about why he traded Corey Kluber to the Cleveland Indians . (more...)
Mobile search and video drive revenues for Google parent Alphabet
- October 29, 2016

While the AWS results looked and indeed are strong as revenue grew almost 55 percent y/y, they slowed from the 58% in the prior quarter and 78% a year earlier. Alphabet's collection of experiments and moonshots, categorized as " Other Bets " in the earnings report, lost a significant amount of money. Paid clicks, or ads for which advertisers pay only when users click on them, rose 33 percent, compared with a rise of 29 percent in the second quarter. (more...)
Mobile and YouTube fuel profits surge for Google's Alphabet
- October 29, 2016

Google's parent company reported $9.06 in 3Q earnings per share (EPS), beating the Street estimates by $0.42. A little digging revealed that Google is profiting handsomely from paid clicks, (where the advertiser pays only if a user clicks on an advert). (more...)
How to Use Google Allo on Your Windows PC How to Use Google Allo on Your Windows PC
- October 29, 2016

According to PC World , the short messaging service (SMS) function seems to be out of consideration, although it's not the only thing anyone contemplating on using Allo should be excited about. And for Allo users who happen to live in New York City, there's more: an AI-powered scavenger hunt. Alternatively, you can also download the update from APKMirror . (more...)
All-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT appears in EPA ratings All-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT appears in EPA ratings
- October 29, 2016

The biggest question now is whether or not Dodge will be doing something about the weight of the auto. Expected to be pretty much the same system like the one in the Charger SE AWD and Charger SXT AWD, the Challenger GT is supposed to boast an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system. (more...)
Mata says 'mental strength' the key after Chelsea loss
- October 29, 2016

Despite the setback at Chelsea and the mounting injury problems, however, Mourinho insists he is fully committed to hauling United out of the slump. Instead of sending his players a text message ahead of the match with United, Guardiola opted to keep his players in the dressing room for nearly an hour after their 1-1 draw with Southampton with the Spaniard clearly disappointed with the way his side performed. (more...)

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