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Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

HIGHLIGHTS Active exploits of the flaw were discovered two months back Latest security update fixes several critical vulnerabilities The patch for the flaw was earlier expected to come in November In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for ... Read More »

Microsoft Partners Intel for Project Evo; Outlines Hardware Plans to Complete With Amazon Echo, Google Home

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft partners with Intel to help device makers incorporate Home Hub Device makers can use Home Hub in a laptop or even a tablet Home Hub is not expected to debut until late next year Microsoft is reportedly working on a “Home Hub” feature for Windows 10 to allow users to perform various functions using voice commands. This feature ... Read More »

Malware Worming Its Way Into Clones of Popular Apps: McAfee Labs

Malware Worming Its Way Into Clones of Popular Apps: McAfee Labs Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through “cloned” versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said Tuesday. McAfee Labs said in its quarterly threat assessment that weaknesses in app security is becoming a growing problem for owners of mobile devices. ... Read More »

Blu Adopts Google OTA Software After Chinese Back Door Controversy

HIGHLIGHTS Blu has ended ties with OTA firm Adups All future smartphones will come with Google OTA Software CEO confirms no Blu phone has this problem now Smartphone company Blu came under the radar after its Blu R1 HD was found to transmit personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Blu was fast to react ... Read More »

Gmail Undo Send, New Tech Partnerships Make Headlines

Pretty much every business owner and professional has experienced the horror of sending an email only to find moments later that it included a mistake, typo, or even the dreaded unintentional “send all.” But now there’s a new solution for Gmail users in the form of an “undo send” button. In addition, WordStream and Constant Contact and Bing and AOL ... Read More »

30 Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

Embed this Infographic on your Site Different communities may attract different kinds of entrepreneurs. Some qualities — such as customers with sufficient disposable income, availability of a large employee pool, low taxes and fewer regulations — certainly tend to make a community more appealing to entrepreneurs  in general. Still other aspects of a community might appeal to a specific type ... Read More »

Groove: Help Desk Software That Works Like Gmail

Groove is help desk software designed for small customer support teams that looks, feels, and works a lot like Gmail. In fact, if you could take your Gmail account, enable it to be shared with others, allow private messaging that customers would not see, and track everything via a backend reporting system, you would have Groove. According to Len Markidan, Groove’s ... Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

0Small Business Trends: Can you talk a little bit about the Five Titans, and why you selected them? Lori Schafer: Sure, I’ll say researching and writing about what I refer to as the tech titans – Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google – I believe they are literally out to transform every company and many of us in the world. ... Read More »

Snapchat IPO Filing Comes to Light with Questions Remaining

It looks like Snapchat is finally going public. According to a Reuters, the company has confidentially filed for an initial public offering of its shares. Snapchat filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the U.S. Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. It’s worth noting that companies with less than $1 billion in revenue can secretly file for an IPO. The ... Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 2016

We’ve collected these social media statistics for small businesses from a variety of sources. Last updated: November 20, 2016 GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 2016 97 percent of online adults aged 16-64 say they have visited or used a social network within the last month. Internet users have average of 7 social accounts, up from 3 in 2012. More than half ... Read More »