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​IRC 3: The original online chat program gets updated

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) was born in 1988 to help people message each over over the pre-web internet. While many other programs have become more popular since then, such as Whatsapp, Google Allo, and Slack, IRC lives on primarily in developer communities. Now, IRC developers are updating the venerable protocol ...

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IBM, AT&T tighten virtual networking partnership

special feature Integrating the Hybrid Cloud As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. IBM and AT&T said they will expand their partnership to distribute the communication company’s FlexWare software that is used to manage virtual network functions. ...

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Comcast hatches enterprise IoT venture, machineQ

Comcast is making a play for enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in a venture called machineQ, which will use Semtech’s technology focused on sensors and connectivity. MachineQ is Comcast’s latest effort to target businesses. Comcast Business is one of the cable and media giant’s fastest growing units. Comcast is ...

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AT&T, AWS forge cloud computing, IoT, networking alliance

AT&T and Amazon Web Services have forged a multi-year partnership to integrate cloud and networking services. special feature Integrating the Hybrid Cloud As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. The ultimate aim is to enable joint customers ...

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​Death of the internet: GIF at 11

People have been talking about the internet crashing for as long as there has been an internet. The use of the 1980s graphic format “GIF” for the common phrase used to describe “Death of the internet: GIF at 11” tells you that. We’ve always been scared of it, but today ...

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​US officially accuses Russia of political cyber attacks

The hacking fight is on. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced “the US Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.” The ...

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