SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says the company won’t walk away from its existing commitment with the Saudi Arabian royal family — the largest LP in its $100 billion Vision Fund — but the firm will wait on the outcome of an investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before deciding on whether to continue the relationship. In his first public remarks following the gruesome death of Khashoggi, whose murder last month is linked with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Son condemned the journalist’s killing as an “act against humanity and also journalism and free speech… a horrible and deeply regrettable act.” While he said the company “want(s) to see those responsible held accountable,” Son told the audience at a SoftBank investor day that there’s no immediate strategy for a follow-up to the $100 billion fund, which has forced other VCs to raise larger funds and adjust their … [Read more...] about SoftBank to wait on Khashoggi murder investigation before deciding on second Vision Fund
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Fresh Face Streamlined wordmark and new colors are accompanied by body-free robot head across the brand. Andrew Martonik 22 Aug 2019 0 Google has just unveiled the latest version of the Android brand, marking the third official design under its tutelage and the first change since 2014. The new branding changes the look of the "Android" wordmark, incorporates a new palette of available colors, and officially kills off the full "bugdroid" robot in favor of incorporating just its head into the official logo. At first glance, the rebrand looks subtle; and well, it is. But that doesn't mean it's lacking thought. And there's quite a bit more here than you would initially notice. From top to bottom: Google's original Android brand, the 2014 refresh, and the 2019 version. You'll no longer see the "Android" wordmark without the robot head somewhere adjacent. Here's the short version: the "android" wordmark has … [Read more...] about Google redesigns Android brand for first time since 2014, bringing new colors and robot head
NEW DELHI: Enterprises which deployed an internal Security Operation Center (SOC) have been able to reduce financial damage from a cyberattack at $675,000 -- less than half the average impact cost for all enterprise-level organizations at $1.41 million, a new survey from Kaspersky and market research firm B2B International has revealed. The survey showed that outsourcing security may actually increase the financial impact, particularly if the company uses an under-qualified subcontractor. Among other changes that a business can employ to reduce loses from a data breach is to employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO), as 34 per cent of companies of all sizes with this dedicated role reported that a cyber incident did not result in monetary loses, the findings showed. Every year, data breaches are becoming more expensive for enterprises. In 2019, this cost has risen to $1.41 million -- up from $1.23 million the previous year, said the Kaspersky report. In response to this, large … [Read more...] about Hiring security pros helps cut cyberattack costs, claims survey
Bio-what? Biometrics have been around for a while, but Google is taking things to another level and distinguishing "strong" biometrics versus 'weak" biometrics in Android 9 Pie. Jerry Hildenbrand 25 Jun 2018 7 Android Pie has a lot of small-sounding but very significant changes to Android's core. We see that with every upgraded version of Android, and often these changes are surrounding security. Google has a vested interest in keeping Android secure enough that the average user doesn't need to worry about the how or the why — the company needs you on the internet and using internet services to make money. In Android Pie we see one big change to the most convenient thing that ever happened to keep your phone secure: biometrics. Biometrics is letting part of you prove that it's really you. Biometrics is the "art" of using a unique-to-you body feature as a secure way to identify yourself. We're most familiar with fingerprint scanners, but biometrics cover facial … [Read more...] about Android Pie features you’ll love: Better, faster biometrics
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Box versus dongle If you want to spend $70 on a Google Cast device, you'll be looking at the Chromecast Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi Box. Andrew Martonik 22 Dec 2016 16 Google's new Chromecast Ultra brings a lot to the table — not the least of which being 4K HDR streaming — but it is also unfortunately double the price of its predecessor. At $70 the Chromecast Ultra is now closer to the price of full-on Android TV boxes — including the newest of the bunch, the Xiaomi Mi Box, which also conveniently costs the same $70. Both offer 4K video support, are of course Google Cast targets and won't take up much room behind your TV, but that doesn't mean you should blindly choose one or the other. Some people will prefer the Chromecast Ultra's simplicity while others will enjoy the extra features of the Mi Box. Which is right for you, though? Read on to find out. Size and placement considerations … [Read more...] about Chromecast Ultra vs. Xiaomi Mi Box: Which should you buy?