This week saw numerous acquisitions, three major tech lawsuits and government agencies going rogue on Twitter. These are the biggest stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news.
1. AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, was supposed to go public this week. But the IPO was called off in favor of a giant. The IPO would have valued AppDynamics at . While the acquisition was part of Cisco’s long-term focus on cloud software, at its core,
2. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization made its first acquisition. The, an AI-powered research search engine. Meta’s AI recognizes authors and citations between papers so it can surface the most important research instead of just what has the best SEO. It also provides free full-text access to 18,000 journals and literature sources.
3. Donald Trump finished his first week as the president of the United States. Minutes after the inauguration, pages related toand were removed from the WhiteHouse.gov site. He that could jeopardize a six-month-old data transfer framework enabling EU citizens’ personal data to flow to the U.S. for processing.
4. President Trump’s Twitter presence is like none other, but his. In addition to the he is still reportedly using to access his account, the typos, defamation and informal management of @realDonaldTrump make him an even larger target for hackers.
5. The current administration’s. A day after Trump’s inauguration, the National Park Service retweeted pictures of the crowd size at the event. This didn’t sit well with Trump,
6. Apple doesn’t do lawsuits lightly. Hot on the heels of ait’s taking the San Diego-based chipmaker to .
7. Themay have just gotten a lot more expensive. The case claims that Oculus VR stole core VR tech from a ZeniMax Media subsidiary. ZeniMax Media asked the jury to rule against Oculus VR and award $2 billion in compensation, as well as another $2 billion in punitive damages.
8. Tesla has. The suit alleges that Anderson tried to poach employees with the intent of starting his own autonomous driving company called Aurora, and of stealing proprietary information from Tesla.
9. Airbnb may be about to. The move makes sense, given Airbnb’s recent expansion into experiences. Acquiring Tilt would give Airbnb a leg up in the payments space, specifically payments around social gatherings and events.
10. Alphabetfor its fourth quarter, and it’s clear that the company’s bets like Play, Google Cloud and its hardware division beyond search are paying off. . The company’s growth was led by its Office and cloud segments, which the company is betting on to fuel growth in the future. of analyst expectations and through its Q4.
11. Facebook launched yet another Snapchat clone calledin Ireland on iOS and Android, with plans to bring it to more countries in the coming months. The feature will sit right above the News Feed. The big question here is how Facebook will display this on desktop.
Link : https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/27/weekly-roundup-appdynamics-sells-to-cisco-ahead-of-ipo-czi-buys-meta/?ncid=rss