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1. Google Chrome Improves Browser Security With ‘Predictive Phishing Protection’ (10/19/2017)
Google has fittingly chosen October to make several security-related announcements. Dubbed as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the search giant announced that it will introduce a host of security enhancements to Chrome and Gmail for a more secure online browsing.

2. Facebook Tests New Linkedin-Like Resume Feature (10/18/2017)
LinkedIn should probably worry now that Facebook has apparently decided to copy a key element of the business website – its resume and CV feature. Facebook is notorious for blatantly copying services and apps made popular by other social media competitors, most notably Snapchat.

3. Microsoft Azure Wins Over Symantec (10/17/2017)
Cybersecurity expert Symantec is looking to cut down on its data center costs by moving some of its workload to Microsoft Azure. The deal between the two companies, which was revealed on Monday, would see Symantec delivering its Norton product line to its customers from Azure.

4. Alibaba Tops Amazon and Microsoft in Cloud Revenue Growth (10/16/2017)
Alibaba is nipping at the heels of top cloud companies Amazon and Microsoft. While the two still reign supreme in terms of revenue, the Chinese company leads the pack in terms of growth as Alibaba’s cloud revenue more than doubled in 2016.

5. Is it Time for Your Business to Switch to Cloud-Based ERP? (10/10/2017)
There’s no question that small businesses have greatly benefited from today’s technology. Ten years ago, many companies would not have considered placing their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on a public cloud platform.

6. Mozilla Firefox Plans to End Support for Windows XP and Vista OS in June (10/09/2017)
Pretty soon, you’ll stop receiving updates for your Firefox browser if you’re running Windows XP or Vista. Mozilla recently announced that it will be dropping support for the two platforms by next year.

7. Google Launches Ethics Board to Steer AI Efforts (10/06/2017)
Google is finally taking steps to ensure that its rapid development in the field of AI will only bring about positive change for the whole of humanity. London-based company DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google parent firm Alphabet, has formed a new research unit called “Ethics & Society,” tasked to steer the group’s AI efforts.

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