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Amazon HQ2 Short List

Amazon’s List of 20 Potential HQ2 Sites Shows Focus on Washington DC

NEWS ANALYSIS: The handicapping has already started with most of the guessing focused on the Washington, DC metropolitan area as the most likely site for Amazon’s second headquarters, but there are other strong contenders.
Google Diversity

Google Introduces Security Center for G Suite Productivity Apps

New tools provide unified view of security settings and actionable data for heading off threats, company says.
Daily Tech Briefing Jan. 17, 2018

Facebook Giving Friends' Posts Priority Over Brands in News Feeds VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Facebook is now prioritizing friends' posts over news items; Microsoft and Open Whisper partner on encrypted Skype conversations; Google says its Spectre and Meltdown fixes don't harm system performance; and there's more.

Multicloud Deployments Create Security Challenges, F5 Report Finds SLIDESHOW

F5 Networks' state of application delivery report shows an increasing trend toward multicloud deployments, which could be leading to multiple security issues.
IP Network

Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

Google will also add five new data center regions in a major expansion of its global cloud infrastructure.
Google Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre

Google Says Its Spectre, Meltdown Fixes Don’t Harm System Performance

Google says one of the cloud system updates to repair the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is so effective the company has open-sourced it.

Startup Komprise Getting Traction in Tough-to-Crack Storage Market

By using analytics, Komprise identifies the data best suited for the cloud, then transparently archives and replicates the data.

Dropbox, Spotify Expected to Lead IT IPOs in 2018

Dropbox's goal is to list on an exchange in the first half of 2018, with the listing to be led by Goldman Sachs Group and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Facebook Now Prioritizing Friends' Posts Over News Items

NEWS ANALYSIS: The social network believes that brands and news are "crowding out" personal interactions. Thus, its algorithms are now more heavily pre-editing the information Facebook presents to you.

7 Open-Source Serverless Frameworks Providing Functions as a Service SLIDESHOW

Among the hottest trends in computing, serverless technologies allow developers to run functions as a service, removing the need to pay for an always-on, stateful virtual machine.

Google Introduces Open Source Framework for Testing Docker Images

Google’s Container Structure Test framework will let cloud system administrators test and validate the structure of Docker images, the company says.

State of Chatbots in 2018: Rapidly Moving into the Mainstream

How chatbots actually will be impacting the human workforce in the future is anybody’s guess. Maybe we someday will see chatbots hiring humans to do grunt work for them.

CES: Enterprises Still Learning Valuable Lessons from Consumer Tech

NEWS ANALYSIS: "Fun" is now becoming "functional." For example, the use of virtual and augmented reality started out as “fun” consumer apps and are now being used in health care, oil and gas exploration and myriad other professional applications.

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