Increasingly testy rhetoric and increasingly legitimate concerns have prompted the United States and China to announce that they will hold regular high-level talks on standards of cyberbehavior. The announcement precedes a meeting between President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping. That powwow will take place Friday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with subsequent diplomatic talks to follow. The Obama administration has ... Read More »
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Why do some big mergers succeed while others fail? This seems to be a common question, and some of the research I’ve read about the Dell-EMC merger tries to connect it to the HP-Compaq merger, which apparently cost Carly Fiorina her job. I covered the HP-Compaq merger at length, and I was not a fan. I actually spoke to Compaq’s ... Read More »
Despite its computer systems being infected with malware since Monday, MedStar Health, which operates 10 hospitals and more than 250 outpatient facilities in and around Washington, D.C., has continued to provide patient care at near normal levels, according to several updates released this week. Since the malware attack occurred, MedStar Health has treated an average of 3,380 patients a day ... Read More »
The 30,000 virtual reality headsets OnePlus announced it would give away as part the unveiling of its OnePlus 3 smartphone were snapped up Monday, the day they became available. OnePlus has set up a VR space called “The Loop” in which it will unveil the OnePlus 3. The Loop can be accessed only by users of the OnePlus Loop VR ... Read More »
Facebook top dog Mark Zuckerberg had several of his social media accounts breached and defaced, according to reports that surfaced Sunday. Zuckerberg’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest memberships were hacked, but evidence of the attacks quickly disappeared, according to Engadget, which copied and posted samples of the vandalism before they were erased. “No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed,” Facebook said ... Read More »
EU targets Amazon’s Luxembourg tax deal >> FT.com Alex Barker and Vanessa Houlder: Brussels is confronting Luxembourg over an unorthodox Amazon tax deal, alleging it allowed the online retail giant to reap potentially illegal state subsidies for its European operations for almost a decade. The European Commission is poised to launch a formal in-depth probe into its serious concerns over ... Read More »