From its new office in Bogotá, Amazon Web Services will provide cloud computing services to startups, but also to large companies in different sectors of the economy and public entities. The office will establish a local group of account executives, solution architects, partner managers, and support for customers to become directly involved with AWS in their local language environment.
Hugo Barra, the brazilian man responsible for Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi’s global development, has announced he will leave the company. Barra joined Xiaomi in 2013, leaving his role as vice president of Android Product Management at Google, and has since helped Xiaomi launch in several new locations, pushing the brand itself further into the consciousness of international smartphone and technology buyers.
In the midst of a political crisis in the country, one of the problems that causes more controversy in the Brazilian Congress is the game. Legalization of the game beyond the leap of faith in the lottery cause divisions in the House and the Senate and walk in a hurry without any consensus on the horizon. A bill pending in the Senate intends to legalize the casinos, bingos and even the famous game of animals (jogo do bicho). The proposal is one between more than 10 that wanted to release the games of chance. The legalization of the game in Brazil, suspended for more than 60 years, would generate at least R$ 29 billion and “an avalanche of jobs” for the country.
On December 20, researchers from White Ops reported that a scheme dubbed “Methbot,” is a Russian operation set up to watch up to 300 million video-based adverts automatically every day. Their research has uncovered a bot farm that is estimated to be fraudulently stealing millions in revenue from online video advertising companies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in efforts to intervene in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, NBC News reported, citing two unnamed “senior U.S. intelligence officials.”
In the narrow alleys of Bellandur I was awakened by the steps of people outside and the chit chat and hustle of the start of the day in India. Before sunrise, it’s usually real quiet and you can hear the cars going fast at the closest highway and the occasional noise of cars nearby. But as the sun rises the noise increases as it does the amount of people on the streets.
Symantec’s security software often comes bundled with personal computers so the company has suffered as consumers use mobile devices more than traditional computers these days. Norton antivirus, Symantec’s most prominent product is still profitable, but the company is looking for ways to keep her consumer division alive. In that sense, Symantec has just announced it will acquire U.S. identity theft protection services company LifeLock Inc for $2.3-billion, in a deal that it hopes will prop up sales at for its Norton antivirus.
Kaspersky Lab, Russian antivirus software company has accused Microsoft of anticompetitive practices and Russian authorities have started an investigation after Kaspersky’s complaint. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, has taken to his blog to lay out his full complaint that to some sound familiar to things we’ve heard in the industry before about how Microsoft’s grand scheme is to eventually squeeze-out its competition through sneaky tactics.