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Symantec to acquire Israeli mobile security startup Skycure

U.S. antivirus software giant Symantec has acquired Israeli mobile security firm Skycure in a bid to bolster its Cyber Defense platform for enterprise customers. The predictive threat detection platform, which is specifically designed for mobile devices, will be made available to Symantec Endpoint Protection and Norton Antivirus customers and partners once the deal closes. While… Read More

VMware acquires app analytics startup Apteligent

VMware has acquired app intelligence startup Apteligent as the cloud and virtualisation giant seeks to optimise its mobile offerings and improve user experience. In a blog post explaining VMware’s motives behind the Apteligent acquisition, Sumit Dhawan, SVP of end-user computing and general manager of desktop products and solutions, wrote that the move was in order to… Read More

Alibaba sponsors $3 million Hong Kong startup competition

Alibaba has kicked off Jumpstarter 2017, a competition between startups with a significant investment in their business as a prize. Each of the top three contenders will receive a prize of $1 million USD, provided by the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Winners will also gain access to industry specialists and business resources from organizers… Read More

Uber drivers to transfer NHS patients in effort to cut bed-blocking

Barts Health NHS Trust is planning to use Uber taxis to transport non-emergency patients, including the elderly and those with cancer and dementia, to and from hospital facilities in an attempt to reduce bed-blocking and delayed discharges. The London-based NHS health trust – the largest in the UK – said that a new app would… Read More

Why ineffective cloud strategy could be hampering start-up growth plans

Darren Norfolk, UK Managing Director at Rackspace, discusses what the cloud can offer to start-up businesses and the potential risks of an ill-advised strategy…  Many of today’s start-ups are born into the cloud and are lucky enough not to have to deal with the complexities and costs associated with legacy systems. Not only do they… Read More