Israel Electric Corp. is opening a new line of business, and it has nothing to do with providing electricity into homes. The state-owned, debt-ridden electricity company, which says it fends off between 150,000 and 300,000 hacking attempts on an average day, is betting its future on cyber-security exports – software, hardware, training, and consulting to foreign governments, utilities companies and airports.
The stars of smartphones want to become legends in the Internet of Things, a world that could become much bigger than cellular but will require more than handset experience for a winning run.
Just days after Samsung unveiled its Artik hardware-software modules for IoT devices, Qualcomm introduced its own IoT systems on Thursday and put a stake in the ground.
Internet site-blocking and shutdowns have almost no effect against music and video piracy, new research from the European Union says.
A new paper published by the European Commission's Joint Research Center concluded that copyright enforcement tactics, which include blocking of Web addresses to known illegal file-sharing and video-streaming sites, saw "significant but short-lived" declines in piracy levels.
A New York-based entrepreneur has filed a lawsuit against Uber and its founder, Travis Kalanick, and other co-defendants, alleging that they stole the idea for the phone-enabled on-demand car service.
The suit, which was filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Kevin Halpern founded a startup called Celluride back in 2003, long before Uber. Halpern sued Uber for misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, and breach of contract, and he wants the court to assign "compensatory damages." (Celluride now appears to be defunct.)
Broadband industry trade groups have gone back to court, demanding an immediate halt to the Federal Communications Commission decision to reclassify Internet access as a common carrier service. The groups failed to convince the FCC itself that the order should not go into effect while it's being appealed, but will try to win a stay from a judge.