PayPal buys Swedish fintech company iZettle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 18:15:24

PayPal has announced that it is to buy the mobile payment company iZettle. The announcement came as something of a surprise, as less than two weeks ago iZettle had said that it planned to go public. iZettle is a Swedish fintech company whose mobile card readers have proved popular with small businesses, as has its ecommerce platform. The $2.2 billion purchase is PayPal's biggest acquisition to...

Common App Store Optimization pitfalls and how to avoid them dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:39:34

Making an app is hard, but getting it noticed on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store can be an even more difficult task. Optimizing your metadata is the biggest hurdle to getting noticed and finding users. There are many "tips and tricks" articles out there that promise to help, but very few talk about what to avoid. Fortunately, with a strong App Store Optimization (ASO) strategy, you can...

Is enterprise blockchain right for your company? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:08:51

No matter the industry, ensuring the security of all our digital transactions is everyone’s biggest concern. Aside from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, enterprise blockchain technology has the potential to overcome many current (and potentially future) hurdles digital transactions must face. So how do organizations determine if blockchain is right for their business? How do companies know...

Satechi launches USB Type-C Pro Hub with Ethernet for Apple MacBook Pro dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-28 12:57:10

The MacBook Pro is proving to be quite disastrous for many folks, with a too-delicate keyboard being a common complaint. It seems that dust can get under the keys, causing them to malfunction -- a frustrating experience to say the least. Yours truly has been dealing with a defective display -- a costly and annoying failure. One of the biggest complaints about the MacBook Pro, however, is a lack of...

MSPs and resellers see containers as the biggest opportunity since virtual machines dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-17 16:35:16

A new survey of channel partners by container platform specialist Diamanti reveals that resellers and service providers see the adoption of containers as a massive disruption and opportunity. Enterprises are rapidly adapting their applications and systems for the cloud, and containers are viewed as a key enabling technology. According to Diamanti's survey, more than 75 percent of channel partners...

Hacker exploits Verge bug to generate cryptocurrency coins worth $780,000 in 3 hours dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-05 19:12:49

Verge may not be the biggest cryptocurrency out there, but it does have quite a following and has generated enough interest to attract hackers. The cryptocurrency came under attack for three hours yesterday, enabling a hacker to net 15.6 million Verge coins worth around $780,000. There was initially speculation that Verge had fallen victim to a ">51% attack" -- in which an attacker is able to...

Huawei doesn't stand a chance in the US dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-22 19:02:38

Here's the thing. As happy as smartphone makers are about selling a ton of devices across the globe, they would all like to make it big in the US. It's a huge market where lots of consumers buy premium handsets -- which offer the biggest margins. However, it's not easy to gain ground here. The US is unlike the vast majority of markets in the sense that iOS and Android share a similarly-sized slice...

Lack of investment in security training adds to skills gap dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-22 15:34:56

Cyber security is seen as one of the biggest threats to business. Yet employees are not being supported by their organizations when it comes to investing in their continued education and career development. Crowd sourced IT and security training solution Cybrary, along with cyber security research body the Cyentia Institute, have produced a report looking at the cyber skills gap. The study of over...

Facebook suspends Trump campaign's data analytics team, Cambridge Analytica, for harvesting private information of 50 million users dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-17 15:12:05

Facebook has suffered what has been described as the social networks "biggest ever data breach" after Cambridge Analytica and its parent group Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) harvested data from more than 50 million users. Cambridge Analytica is best known for its work with the Trump campaign for the 2016 election, and Facebook found that the company had violated it data privacy...

Microsoft releases Skype as a Snap for Linux dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-01 16:59:12

While Microsoft has long been viewed as an enemy of the Linux community -- and it still is by some -- the company has actually transformed into an open source champion. Not only does Microsoft release software for Linux, such as PowerShell Core 6.0, but it is even serving distros in its software store for Windows. Let's not forget that Microsoft even offers Linux virtual machines in Azure. One...