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News: IT at home: Wells Fargo Announces Support for Fitbit Pay™  Wells Fargo Announces Support for Fitbit Pay™

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that Wells Fargo is partnering with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, to launch Fitbit Pay™ to its customers, giving them the ability to conveniently and securely make purchases at merchants whose payment terminals are set up to accept near-field communication (NFC) payments. Fitbit Pay is available on Fitbit’s first smartwatch – Fitbit Ionic™.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: Oriana Resources Corporation and Hut 8 Mining Corp. Provide Update on Proposed Qualifying Transaction  Oriana Resources Corporation and Hut 8 Mining Corp. Provide Update on Proposed Qualifying Transaction

Oriana Resources Corporation (TSXV-NEX: OUP.H) (“Oriana” or the “Company”):

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: KYOCERA Introduces Irish Claddagh Ring Designed by Paul Costelloe, Using Hypoallergenic COBARION  KYOCERA Introduces Irish Claddagh Ring Designed by Paul Costelloe, Using Hypoallergenic COBARION
KYOCERA Introduces Irish Claddagh Ring Designed by Paul Costelloe, Using Hypoallergenic COBARION - on DefenceBriefing.net

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it has developed a hypoallergenic Claddagh ring with renowned Irish-born designer Paul Costelloe. The jewelry utilizes COBARION, a new material that rivals platinum in shine but which is much less likely to cause metal allergies*. The product is now available to the Japanese market and overseas sales are under consideration.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 01:26 pm
News: IT at home: TiVo Corporation Announces Additional Patent Litigation Against Comcast  TiVo Corporation Announces Additional Patent Litigation Against Comcast
TiVo Corporation Announces Additional Patent Litigation Against Comcast - on DefenceBriefing.net

TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company, and related Rovi affiliates filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 01:26 pm
News: IT at home: Percipio Intelligent Learning Platform Honored with Numerous Awards  Percipio Intelligent Learning Platform Honored with Numerous Awards
Percipio Intelligent Learning Platform Honored with Numerous Awards - on DefenceBriefing.net

Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced that its intelligent learning platform, Percipio, received several prestigious awards since launching in June 2017. Designed to meet the needs of five generations at work, Percipio delivers immersive and personalized learning experiences through modern, intuitive and consumer-led technology. The intelligent platform is designed to change and adapt, offering learning recommendations based on individual- and collective-users’ behaviors.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 01:26 pm
News: IT at home: Verifone and Alipay Simplify Payment Acceptance for Chinese Tourists at Lacoste Stores  Verifone and Alipay Simplify Payment Acceptance for Chinese Tourists at Lacoste Stores
Verifone and Alipay Simplify Payment Acceptance for Chinese Tourists at Lacoste Stores - on DefenceBriefing.net

NRF Retail’s BIG Show Booth #3345-Retailers are looking for ways to enhance the shopping experience and attract more of the approximately 3 million Chinese tourists who visit the U.S. each year. To help retailers around the world support these traveling consumers who spent a total of $33 billion in 2016 just in the U.S., Verifone (NYSE: PAY) and Alipay announced today that they have expanded their global partnership to enable select Lacoste U.S. stores to accept Alipay.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 01:26 pm
News: IT at home: LendingPoint Acquires LoanHero to Accelerate Expansion to Point-of-Sale and Point-of-Need Financing  LendingPoint Acquires LoanHero to Accelerate Expansion to Point-of-Sale and Point-of-Need Financing
LendingPoint Acquires LoanHero to Accelerate Expansion to Point-of-Sale and Point-of-Need Financing - on DefenceBriefing.net

LendingPoint, the company working to revolutionize access to consumer credit, today announced that it has acquired LoanHero, a leading fintech platform for point of sale finance.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 12:26 pm
News: IT at home: Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, M.D., Former Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, Joins Humanetics Medical Advisory Board  Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, M.D., Former Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, Joins Humanetics Medical Advisory Board
Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, M.D., Former Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, Joins Humanetics Medical Advisory Board - on DefenceBriefing.net

Humanetics Corporation (Humanetics) has appointed Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, M.D. (ret. 2016) to its Medical Advisory Board. In this capacity, Dr. Nathan will work with the Company to help guide its efforts to develop FDA-approved drugs for the protection of warfighters.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 12:26 pm
News: IT at home: IdentityForce Announces 81% Year-over-Year Sales Growth, Delivers Next-Generation ID Protection for Today’s Interconnected World  IdentityForce Announces 81% Year-over-Year Sales Growth, Delivers Next-Generation ID Protection for Today’s Interconnected World

IdentityForce, Inc., a pioneer of identity protection solutions and services now in its 40th year of business, today announced it has entered Q1 2018 with record revenues fueled by accelerated consumer and employee benefit adoption. On the heels of closing out a record-breaking year, independent analyst firm, Javelin Strategy & Research, also named IdentityForce as the winner of its Identity Theft Protection Service Provider Best-in-Class Award. [See announcement, JAVELIN STRATEGY & RESEARCH NAMES IDENTITYFORCE 2017 IDENTITY PROTECTION SERVICE PROVIDER AWARD WINNER, Jan. 11th, 2018]

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News: IT at home: Misty Robotics Announces the Misty I Developer Edition Prototype Robot and Platform to Enable a Community of Co-Creators  Misty Robotics Announces the Misty I Developer Edition Prototype Robot and Platform to Enable a Community of Co-Creators
Misty Robotics Announces the Misty I Developer Edition Prototype Robot and Platform to Enable a Community of Co-Creators - on DefenceBriefing.net

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Misty Robotics, the personal robot company spun out from Sphero, the creators of the best-selling BB-8 toy robot, announced the limited availability of the Misty I Developer Edition prototype robot and software tools. The robot will be made available to a select group of developers and inventors who will help create useful skills for the next generation robot, Misty II, coming later in 2018. The Misty I Developer Edition robot will begin shipping next month and is priced at $1499.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  11 Jan 2018 - 11:26 am
News: IT at home: Lomiko Clarifies News of Launch of Promethieus Cryptocurrency Mining Corporation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas  Lomiko Clarifies News of Launch of Promethieus Cryptocurrency Mining Corporation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas
Lomiko Clarifies News of Launch of Promethieus Cryptocurrency Mining Corporation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas - on DefenceBriefing.net

Lomiko Metals Inc. (“Lomiko”) (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) Lomiko Metals Inc. announces the launch of Promethieus Cryptocurrency Mining Corporation (“Promethieus” or “the Company”) www.promethieus.com, a cutting-edge cryptocurrency mining company in partnership with 25% owned subsidiary SHD Smart Home Devices Corporation (“SHD Devices”) www.shdevices.com at the Consumer Electronics Show located at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 10:46 pm
News: IT at home: New CTA Scorecard Identifies the Most Innovative Countries  New CTA Scorecard Identifies the Most Innovative Countries
New CTA Scorecard Identifies the Most Innovative Countries - on DefenceBriefing.net

A new global ranking from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) identifies 13 countries as leading with factors conducive to innovation. In its inaugural International Innovation Scorecard, CTA identified Finland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, United States, Singapore, Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark and New Zealand as the 2018 Innovation Champions.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 06:46 pm
News: IT at home: Stimwave Inks $50 Million to Fuel Nationwide Consumer Launch of World’s Only Opioid-Free Pain Management Microchip Stimulator  Stimwave Inks $50 Million to Fuel Nationwide Consumer Launch of World’s Only Opioid-Free Pain Management Microchip Stimulator
Stimwave Inks $50 Million to Fuel Nationwide Consumer Launch of World’s Only Opioid-Free Pain Management Microchip Stimulator - on DefenceBriefing.net

Stimwave LLC, a medical device manufacturer and independent research institute headquartered in Pompano Beach, Fla., has agreed to over $50 million in additional financing from undisclosed investors to fuel the consumer launch of the world’s first wireless, micro-technology, drug-free neuromodulation device for relief of chronic pain.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 06:26 pm
News: IT at home: Comcast Launches New Program for Multifamily Developers to Offer Residents a Move-in Ready Smart Home  Comcast Launches New Program for Multifamily Developers to Offer Residents a Move-in Ready Smart Home
Comcast Launches New Program for Multifamily Developers to Offer Residents a Move-in Ready Smart Home - on DefenceBriefing.net

Comcast today announced that it is launching a new program to provide single-family home and multifamily property developers access to a variety of leading home automation device providers and the Xfinity comprehensive smart home automation platform. Headed by Xfinity Communities, Comcast’s business unit servicing the multifamily property market, this program allows residents to purchase homes with built-in, state-of-the-art automation technologies from Xfinity Home and provides developers with an easy and effective means of differentiating and modernizing their properties.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 06:26 pm
News: IT at home: Comcast to Extend Access to Home Automation Services to More Than 15 Million Customers  Comcast to Extend Access to Home Automation Services to More Than 15 Million Customers
Comcast to Extend Access to Home Automation Services to More Than 15 Million Customers - on DefenceBriefing.net

Comcast today announced plans to significantly expand its home automation capabilities across its entire Xfinity services product portfolio, which includes X1 (TV and voice remote), xFi (WiFi), Xfinity Home (home security), and Xfinity Mobile. The move will enable Comcast to put access to smart home controls into the hands of more than 15 million Xfinity customers at no additional cost. It also will make the adoption of digital home technologies and innovative Internet of Things (IoT) experiences much more accessible to many more people by democratizing and simplifying home automation.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 05:26 pm
News: IT at home: NextInput Delivers Complete Solution with New High Performance Analog Front End  NextInput Delivers Complete Solution with New High Performance Analog Front End
NextInput Delivers Complete Solution with New High Performance Analog Front End - on DefenceBriefing.net

NextInput, Inc., the leader in MEMS-based force sensing solutions, unveiled today its new high performance analog front end (AFE). The AFE, combined with any NextInput force sensor, is a complete solution for the accurate detection of force through any material, thickness or flexibility. The solution has been designed for Always-On applications requiring ultra-low power in the single digit µA range.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 05:26 pm
News: IT at home: Latest in Design, Technology and Market Trends Highlighted at the Co-Located MAGNETICS 2018 and Motor &amp; Drive Systems 2018 Conferences  Latest in Design, Technology and Market Trends Highlighted at the Co-Located MAGNETICS 2018 and Motor & Drive Systems 2018 Conferences

Two industry-leading events, MAGNETICS 2018 and Motor & Drive Systems will once again be co-located, providing design engineers with an exceptional learning and networking experience. The events are taking place February 8-9 in Orlando, Fla.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 05:06 pm
News: IT at home: Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Houston Area Customers at No Additonal Cost  Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Houston Area Customers at No Additonal Cost

Comcast today announced it is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages for existing customers in Houston at no additional cost.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 04:26 pm
News: IT at home: UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom Bring Wearable Technology Solution, One-on-One Coaching to People Battling Type 2 Diabetes  UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom Bring Wearable Technology Solution, One-on-One Coaching to People Battling Type 2 Diabetes
UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom Bring Wearable Technology Solution, One-on-One Coaching to People Battling Type 2 Diabetes - on DefenceBriefing.net

UnitedHealthcare, the market leader in Medicare benefit plans1, and DexCom, Inc., the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes management, today announced an individualized glucose management pilot program driven by wearable technology to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition in real time.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 03:46 pm
News: IT at home: YieldStreet Raises $113 Million Financing Round to Disrupt Alternative Investing  YieldStreet Raises $113 Million Financing Round to Disrupt Alternative Investing
YieldStreet Raises $113 Million Financing Round to Disrupt Alternative Investing - on DefenceBriefing.net

YieldStreet, the alternative investment platform working to change the way wealth is created, today announced that it has closed a $113 million financing round. The round includes $12.8 million of Series A equity financing co-led by Greycroft and Raine Ventures, as well as a revolving credit facility of $100 million from a New York based family office (the “Family Office”). Additional equity investors include Saturn Ventures, Expansion Venture Capital, the Family Office and FJ Labs.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: Valencell’s Latest Software Innovations Catalyze Next Generation Wearables &amp; Hearables at CES 2018  Valencell’s Latest Software Innovations Catalyze Next Generation Wearables & Hearables at CES 2018
Valencell’s Latest Software Innovations Catalyze Next Generation Wearables & Hearables at CES 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Valencell, the leading innovator in performance biometric sensor technology, today announces a host of software updates and introduces its new proprietary Biometric Parameters to provide wearables makers deeper user insights and more valuable biometric sensor use cases. The updated software and new Biometric Parameters will be showcased at Valencell’s CES booth Tuesday, January 9 through Friday, January 12, located in the Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D at the Venetian in booth #43809.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: Accenture to Demonstrate Multi-Passenger, In-Vehicle Amazon Alexa Voice Service at CES 2018 in Las Vegas  Accenture to Demonstrate Multi-Passenger, In-Vehicle Amazon Alexa Voice Service at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is supporting Faurecia and Parrot Automotive to integrate Amazon Alexa voice technology within the cockpit and entertainment system of connected vehicles.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom Bring Wearable Technology Solution, One-on-One Coaching to People Battling Type 2 Diabetes  UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom Bring Wearable Technology Solution, One-on-One Coaching to People Battling Type 2 Diabetes
UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom Bring Wearable Technology Solution, One-on-One Coaching to People Battling Type 2 Diabetes - on DefenceBriefing.net

UnitedHealthcare, the market leader in Medicare benefit plans1, and DexCom, Inc., the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes management, today announced an individualized glucose management pilot program driven by wearable technology to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition in real time.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: Wake up to the future in a connected smart bedroom by Sleepace  Wake up to the future in a connected smart bedroom by Sleepace
Wake up to the future in a connected smart bedroom by Sleepace - on DefenceBriefing.net

With the #sleeptech market set to double in 2018, bedrooms get a smart makeover at CES as Sleepace launches its DreamLife smart bedroom solution.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 03:26 pm
News: IT at home: Amazon Dash Replenishment Program Continues to Grow, Adding New Device Manufacturers and Auto-Replenishment Products  Amazon Dash Replenishment Program Continues to Grow, Adding New Device Manufacturers and Auto-Replenishment Products
Amazon Dash Replenishment Program Continues to Grow, Adding New Device Manufacturers and Auto-Replenishment Products - on DefenceBriefing.net

(NASDAQ-NMS: AMZN)—Amazon today welcomes several new device makers joining the Dash Replenishment program to develop smart products to automatically reorder consumables when supply runs low. Device makers include HP, Kenmore, 3M’s Filtrete brand, Epson, and Blustream. Additionally, devices from illy and Petcube are now available for customers to purchase.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: Retailers Enjoyed Strongest Holiday Season in Four Years, According to First Data’s SpendTrend® Report  Retailers Enjoyed Strongest Holiday Season in Four Years, According to First Data’s SpendTrend® Report
Retailers Enjoyed Strongest Holiday Season in Four Years, According to First Data’s SpendTrend® Report - on DefenceBriefing.net

Given the favorable consumer backdrop, spending grew by 6.2% this holiday season (October 28-January 1), the highest in four years, according to First Data (NYSE: FDC). The company, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, analyzed consumer spending at more than 1.3 million merchant locations in the U.S. Throughout the holiday season, retail spending was up 5.4%, a solid increase from last year’s growth rate of 3.6%. For online sales, eCommerce accounted for 29% of all transactions, up from 26% in 2016. Additionally, this holiday season marked the highest share of spend for eCommerce transactions to date.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: iQor's SVP of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Jimmy Rodriguez Elected to QuEST Forum's 2018 Executive Board of Directors  iQor's SVP of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Jimmy Rodriguez Elected to QuEST Forum's 2018 Executive Board of Directors
iQor\'s SVP of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Jimmy Rodriguez Elected to QuEST Forum\'s 2018 Executive Board of Directors - on DefenceBriefing.net

iQor, a global provider of customer interaction and product support services, today announced Jimmy Rodriguez, SVP of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer at iQor, was elected to QuEST Forum’s 2018 Executive Board of Directors.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: Welcome to the Future Where Hardware Meets Software  Welcome to the Future Where Hardware Meets Software

Between the 9th and the 12th of January, 2018, Raboo Technologies - the creator of the revolutionary Raboo charger - will be taking part in one of the most distinguished events affiliated with the consumer technology industry, The Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. During this global stage for innovation, Raboo Technologies will be launching the most revolutionary smart device charger that has ever been made using cutting-edge technology; thus, offering a unique smart charging solution to existing battery-eating charging systems.

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News: IT at home: Western Digital Sets January 25 for Q2 Fiscal 2018 Financial Results Conference Call/Webcast  Western Digital Sets January 25 for Q2 Fiscal 2018 Financial Results Conference Call/Webcast
Western Digital Sets January 25 for Q2 Fiscal 2018 Financial Results Conference Call/Webcast - on DefenceBriefing.net

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: WDC) today announced that the company plans to release its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 29, 2017 after the close of the market on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The investment community conference call to discuss these results will be broadcast live over the Internet that day at 2:30 p.m. Pacific/5:30 p.m. Eastern. The live and archived conference call/webcast can be accessed online at investor.wdc.com. The telephone replay number in the U.S. is 1(855) 859-2056 or +1(404) 537-3406 for international callers. The required passcode is 9563377.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
News: IT at home: Cognitive Systems Introduces Aura WiFi Motion Software for Licensing in Mesh Routers, Voice Assistants and IoT Devices  Cognitive Systems Introduces Aura WiFi Motion Software for Licensing in Mesh Routers, Voice Assistants and IoT Devices
Cognitive Systems Introduces Aura WiFi Motion Software for Licensing in Mesh Routers, Voice Assistants and IoT Devices - on DefenceBriefing.net

CES – Cognitive Systems Corp., creators of WiFi Motion, today announced it is licensing its Aura WiFi Motion software to all companies developing products for the smart home such as mesh routers, voice assistants and IoT devices. Not only does this software allow for advanced motion detection, it also provides contextual awareness and insights to empower smart homes. Aura WiFi Motion software will work on any 802.11n compatible platform, and can be pushed as an over-the-air upgrade. This means there’s no need for additional hardware for new designs or changes required to existing designs.

Tag:  News: IT at home      Published:  10 Jan 2018 - 02:26 pm
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· Malauzai"s Monkey Insights Analyzes General Digital Banking Usage for All of 2017 (2018-01-17 16:26)
Malauzai’s Monkey Insights Analyzes General Digital Banking Usage for All of 2017 - on DefenceBriefing.net

Malauzai Software, a provider of Mobile and Internet solutions for community financial institutions, released its January 2018 Monkey Insights that highlights key trends in internet and mobile banking usage based on December 2017 data for 400+ banks & credit unions, covering 17 million logins from 885,000 active Internet and Mobile Banking users.


· Ethical Hacking Proves More Lucrative Than Software Engineering for Some; Bounty Rewards No Longer #1 Motivation (2018-01-17 16:26)
Ethical Hacking Proves More Lucrative Than Software Engineering for Some; Bounty Rewards No Longer #1 Motivation - on DefenceBriefing.net

HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, today published its 2018 Hacker Report, from the largest survey ever conducted of the ethical hacker community. The report examines the geography, demographics, experience, tools used and motivations of nearly 2,000 bug bounty hackers across 100 countries.


· Aspect Software Secures PCI Level 1 Certification for Aspect Via™ in North America (2018-01-17 16:26)

Aspect Software, a leading provider of native customer engagement, workforce management, and self-service solutions, today announced that it has achieved PCI Level 1 certification for Aspect Via™ in North America and is on track to secure PCI Level 2 (Q1 2018) and PCI Level 1 (Q2 2018) certification for Aspect Via™ in Australia and the European Union. The PCI Level 1 certification was conducted by an independent 3rd party auditor. Aspect Via™, delivered through an open SaaS architecture and deployed in Amazon Web Services (AWS), is Aspect’s award-winning, complete Customer Engagement Platform in the cloud with native interaction management, workforce optimization and self-service capabilities, shared reporting, and a single UI with a persona-based UX for agents, team leads, managers and administrators.


· Coty to Launch "Let"s Get Ready" Skill for Amazon Echo Show (2018-01-17 16:26)
Coty to Launch ‘Let’s Get Ready’ Skill for Amazon Echo Show - on DefenceBriefing.net

Coty has teamed with Amazon to launch ‘Let’s Get Ready’, a new visual skill designed specifically for Echo Show, Amazon’s first Echo device with a screen. The strategic choice of Echo Show and the Alexa voice service combines Coty’s focus on voice-driven beauty services with visuals, which are critical in Beauty. Let’s Get Ready brings on demand, occasion-based look planning fine-tuned by personal attributes such as hair, eye and skin color. The skill will be available in the U.K. on the Echo Show as well as all other Echo devices in January.


· Top 3 Drivers for the Global Cloud DVR Market | Technavio (2018-01-17 16:06)
Top 3 Drivers for the Global Cloud DVR Market | Technavio - on DefenceBriefing.net

Technavio market research analysts forecast the global cloud DVR market to grow at a CAGR of close to 27% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.


· Resource Constraints and Cybersecurity Concerns Top the List of Challenges with IT Professionals at K-12 Schools, Surveyed by TeamDynamix and Kaseya (2018-01-17 16:06)
Resource Constraints and Cybersecurity Concerns Top the List of Challenges with IT Professionals at K-12 Schools, Surveyed by TeamDynamix and Kaseya - on DefenceBriefing.net

In a recent market study evaluating the IT maturity of K-12 school district IT departments conducted by TeamDynamix and Kaseya, 45 percent of participants stated that resource constraints are their top concern followed by cybersecurity (at 29 percent) going into 2018. The study also evaluated IT maturity among K-12 districts to determine what type of IT projects they will undertake this year. A significant majority—59 percent—seek to enhance self-service capabilities, currently at the low end of the IT maturity scale, to reduce cost and improve satisfaction and productivity of IT support groups. Additionally, districts self-ranked on the high end of the scale for their ability to deploy mobile learning devices, while their lowest marks were in resource-intensive areas or those that pose a serious cybersecurity risk. Click to Tweet


· IZEA Sets IZEA Crypto Q&A Conference Call for Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EST (2018-01-17 15:46)
IZEA Sets IZEA Crypto Q&A Conference Call for Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EST - on DefenceBriefing.net

IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: IZEA), operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, will hold a conference call on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the recent announcement of IZEA Crypto and the plans for incorporating blockchain in future operations.


· Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $19.1 Million Follow-On Contract to Support U.S. Navy"s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals (2018-01-17 15:26)
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $19.1 Million Follow-On Contract to Support U.S. Navy’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals - on DefenceBriefing.net

January 17, 2018--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: CMTL) announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a follow-on contract to provide long-term support for the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). This new contract is a 10-year IDIQ contract with a 5-year base and 5 one-year options. The total potential contract value is $19.1 million.


· CircleCI Secures $31 Million to Accelerate Software Development (2018-01-17 15:26)

CircleCI, the world’s leading continuous integration and delivery platform, today announced it has closed a $31 million Series C round of funding led by Top Tier Capital Partners alongside Industry Ventures and Heavybit, who join existing investors Scale Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, and DFJ Ventures. Prior to this round, the company had raised a total of $28 million.


· Independent Research Firm Identifies GridPoint Among Leading Facility Optimization Software Vendors (2018-01-17 15:26)
Independent Research Firm Identifies GridPoint Among Leading Facility Optimization Software Vendors - on DefenceBriefing.net

GridPoint, a smart building technology leader, today announced that its platform has been named among the top global facility optimization software solutions in the Green Quadrant Facility Optimization Software report by Verdantix. The findings of this report are based on 135 functionality and success metrics compared between the top 14 global facility optimization software vendors.


· What to Expect in 2018: Ping Identity Predicts Proliferation of Blockchain Identities and Death of Knowledge-Based Authentication (2018-01-17 15:26)
What to Expect in 2018: Ping Identity Predicts Proliferation of Blockchain Identities and Death of Knowledge-Based Authentication - on DefenceBriefing.net

Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, has unveiled its top five cybersecurity predictions for 2018, authored by its CTO office. These include advances in biometrics, the mass exposure of personally identifiable information from numerous data breaches, and a blockchain craze in 2018.


· The General Services Administration Awards Booz Allen a 5 Year, $165M Contract to Support USCYBERCOM (2018-01-17 15:26)
The General Services Administration Awards Booz Allen a 5 Year, $165M Contract to Support USCYBERCOM - on DefenceBriefing.net

Today, the tools and technology needed to carry out a large-scale cyber-attack are getting cheaper and easier to use. To defend the ever-changing and complex threat environment, the nation’s cyber defenders must have actionable intelligence as well as a keen sense of tactics and techniques to protect our organizations and the personal information of millions of people. To continue the support of this effort, the General Services Administration (GSA)/Federal System Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) a five-year, $165M IDIQ contract to provide Plans and Policy, Training and Command Administrative and Staff support services to USCYBERCOM – a subordinate of the Department of Defense’s Strategic Command.


· Telos Corporation Selected by the United States Air Force for IT Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Automation (2018-01-17 15:06)
Telos Corporation Selected by the United States Air Force for IT Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Automation - on DefenceBriefing.net

Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced that it has been selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) to provide risk management and compliance automation support of their Enterprise NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments.


· WiserCare Appoints Daniel J. Castillo, MD, MBA as Chief Executive Officer (2018-01-17 15:06)
WiserCare Appoints Daniel J. Castillo, MD, MBA as Chief Executive Officer - on DefenceBriefing.net

WiserCare, a leading digital patient decision support platform, announced today the appointment of Daniel J. Castillo, MD, MBA, as the company’s CEO. Dr. Castillo joins WiserCare after spending three years as the Chief Strategy Officer at Evolution Health, a division of Envision Healthcare, and prior to that, as National Medical Director of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at the Joint Commission. Dr. Castillo is also a practicing emergency physician, currently at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois.


· Vitals SmartShopper Expands to Millions of Consumers in 2018 (2018-01-17 14:46)
Vitals SmartShopper Expands to Millions of Consumers in 2018 - on DefenceBriefing.net

This January, over 200 more employers are offering Vitals SmartShopper to their employees than last year. When it comes to health care, people often pay more than they should for everyday medical procedures. Those costs come out of a patient’s pocket – and the employer who subsidizes their insurance. SmartShopper, now serving over 2 million consumers nationwide, is a proven engagement and incentive program that saves consumers and employers money on their health care.


· ShopKeep Grows Partnership with First Data and Launches Customer Facing Clover® Mini Devices to Small Business Owners (2018-01-17 14:26)
ShopKeep Grows Partnership with First Data and Launches Customer Facing Clover® Mini Devices to Small Business Owners - on DefenceBriefing.net

ShopKeep, the top rated tablet to cloud payments and point of sale platform chosen by over 24,000 independent retailers and restaurants, announced it has launched on the Clover Mini - an all-in-one point-of-sale device that accepts EMV and mobile wallet transactions, and includes a receipt printer. This is the next step in the strategic relationship between ShopKeep and First Data since announcing an expansion to their partnership in February 2017 and just on the heels of a strategic investment by First Data in ShopKeep during the second half of 2017.


· DreamBox Learning® Partners with Knotion to Deliver Award-Winning Adaptive Math Learning Platform to Mexico Schools (2018-01-17 14:26)
DreamBox Learning® Partners with Knotion to Deliver Award-Winning Adaptive Math Learning Platform to Mexico Schools - on DefenceBriefing.net

DreamBox Learning®, which pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology in schools across the U.S. and Canada, today announced it has been selected by Knotion, a Mexico-based provider of integrated learning ecosystems, to deliver its award-winning math learning platform in Spanish and English to empower differentiation and personalized learning for thousands of K-9 students across Mexico.


· December Origination Insight Report From Ellie Mae Shows Refinances Rise to 40 Percent of Total Closed Loans; Closing Rates Increase for All Loans (2018-01-17 14:26)
December Origination Insight Report From Ellie Mae Shows Refinances Rise to 40 Percent of Total Closed Loans; Closing Rates Increase for All Loans - on DefenceBriefing.net

The percentage of refinances rose to 40 percent of all closed loans, up 1 percent from the month prior according to the December Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. The percentage of FHA refinances increased to 25 percent of closed loans in the month, up 1 percentage point, and the percentage of conventional refinances increased to 47 percent of closed loans in December, up from 45 percent the month prior.




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