Apple and IBM to hook up for enterprise iOS

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Arik Hesseldahl at Recode:

Apple and IBM today announced a broad partnership to help companies deploy wireless devices and business-specific applications to run on them. The combination brings together two historical competitors — who decades ago struggled to dominate the nascent market for personal computers — on the next wave of computing in business: Mobile devices with access to complex data running in the cloud.

Google thinks global Internet security with Project Zero

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Google is increasing its efforts in Internet security and is looking to hire security researchers for its newly formed Project Zero team.

In a post in Google’s Online Security Blog, Google researcher Chris Evans said that people should be able to use the Web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect a computer, steal secrets, or monitor communications, but sophisticated zero-day day attacks, targeting human rights activists, for example, or for industrial espionage, are threats. Google believes more can be done to tackle the problem.

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Ford’s former CEO is now on Google’s board of directors

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Former Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, who was reportedly vetted as a potential successor to Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, has joined Google’s board of directors. Google announced the addition today, but Mulally’s appointment was actually effective as of July 9th. He’ll serve on the company’s Audit Committee, according to a press release. “Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Larry Page, Google’s CEO, in a statement. “I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!”

“I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our lives,” Mulally said. “I look forward to working together with the Google board and management team to continue to…

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Apple and IBM want to make iOS king of the office

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Apple and IBM have just announced what the companies describe as a “landmark partnership” designed to “redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change.” Put more simply, they’re aiming to combine their respective strengths and aggressively tackle the enterprise market. The companies have set up a joint website outlining their new MobileFirst effort. IBM says it will contribute its big data and analytics expertise, with Apple offering “legendary consumer experience, hardware and software integration” and of course its massively successful iOS mobile platform.

IBM will sell iOS devices to corporate clients that come preloaded with enterprise software designed in…

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Yahoo Misses In Q2 With Revenue Of $1.04B, EPS Of $0.37

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yahoo-earnings Today after the bell, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue (excluding traffic acquisition costs, or TAC) of $1.04 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. Revenue including TAC was $1.08. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.38 on revenue of ex-TAC $1.08 billion. Yahoo, which slipped in regular trading in a down market, is up slightly… Read More

Apple Teams Up With IBM For Huge, Expansive Enterprise Push

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apple-ibm Apple has announced a strategic partnership with IBM that will see the enterprise giant transfer over 150 of their enterprise and IT apps and tools to Apple platforms natively, and will also have IBM selling Apple iPhones and iPads to its business clients all over the world. In an interview with CNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty both told the network that Apple and IBM are… Read More

Doctor Who: A Timey-Wimey Restrospective

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The first full trailer for Doctor Who’s eight season premiered over the weekend, promising a brand new, somewhat darker twist on the character. But who is the Doctor anyway? We tried to take a trip back to figure that all out, but our Tardis broke down sometime around the Big Bang. Then there was this whole crack in the fourth dimension… Anyway, here’s the best of what we discovered.

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After Users Swamp Its Website, The FCC Extends The Net Neutrality Comment Period To Friday

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Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 11.27.15 AM The FCC is giving the public more time to weigh in on its proposed net neutrality rules. Today, following what it called an “overwhelming surge in traffic” to its website, the FCC has decided to extend the commenting deadline for the first period to Friday of this week. As TechCrunch noted earlier today, the FCC’s website website has been experiencing uptime issues, leaving… Read More

Google Launches Project Zero To Find Security Bugs In Third-Party Software

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bug Google today announced that it is launching Project Zero, an internal team of security specialists tasked with finding vulnerabilities in third-party software — not to exploit them, but to alert the developers and avoid the next Heartbleed. The Heartbleed bug put the whole software industry on heightened alert, and Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many others already formed a… Read More

Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Free Real-Time Metrics With Answers

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Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 10.37.35 AM Crashlytics is a rare bird in today’s developer tool landscape — and a breed that is getting rarer by the day. Namely, a suite of developer tools that includes crash reporting, beta testing and now real-time retention and usage metrics that is not owned by Apple, Google, Amazon or Microsoft. The bigs have their hands in this pie because they must. Developer tools are not something… Read More

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