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Melissa Di Donato Appointed CEO of SUSE

 

NUREMBERG, Germany

Accomplished technology executive and former SAP leader, Melissa Di Donato, has been named chief executive officer of SUSE® in a move that will herald the next phase of growth and momentum for the world’s largest independent open source software company.

Di Donato has a proven track record in sales, business operations and leadership focused on high growth and transformation. Prior to SUSE, Di Donato was chief operating officer and chief revenue officer at SAP where she was responsible for the worldwide revenue, profit and customer satisfaction of the company’s digital core solutions. She also held senior executive positions at Salesforce and was recognized for her contributions to growing global organizations by winning the 2018 Digital Masters Award for Excellence in Commercial Management.

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Tencent chases Alibaba for cloud computing supremacy

Battle could decide future of China’s tech titans

HONG KONG — When Jack Ma and Pony Ma shared a stage at the 2010 IT Leaders Summit in Shenzhen, the two hugely influential Chinese technology tycoons were asked what they thought of the still-nascent field of cloud computing. The men, who are not related, gave starkly different answers.

Jack, who built Alibaba Group Holding, called the cloud a lifesaver for the future of his e-commerce conglomerate. “If we don’t do this, we will die,” he said. Pony, the chief of online entertainment giant Tencent Holdings, conceded that businesses might someday want to run their operations on third-party servers but argued it “would take centuries, if not a thousand years…to materialize.”

“It is simply too early” to explore the opportunity, he said.

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IBM Gets Red Hat for $34 Billion

IBM and Red Hat have inked the deal. IBM is acquiring Red Hat for approximately $34 billion in order to become the number one hybrid cloud provider in the world.

If you think open source projects don’t make money, it’s time to think again. A few months back Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion. SUSE Enterprise Linux was sold for $2.5 billion. Today IBM announced that it is buying Red Hat for approximately $34 billion.

Red Hat, the first billion dollar open source company is one of the strongest players in the containers and the cloud game. IBM has been lagging behind the likes of Microsoft and Google in the trillion dollar cloud market. So to strengthen their position in this field, IBM is acquiring Red Hat.

IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, which is approximately $34 billion.

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OnApp announces new cloud energy rating scheme and carbon offset commitment as part of wider “greener cloud” initiative

OnApp will pay CO2 offset on behalf of OnApp cloud providers worldwide

 

London, World Environment Day, June 5th 2019: OnApp has announced a new “greener cloud” initiative to help minimize cloud infrastructure CO2 emissions, and reduce the impact of OnApp clouds on climate change.

OnApp cloud management software powers cloud services for hosting companies, MSPs and Telcos in 93 countries. OnApp’s green initiative includes a new energy rating scheme for these OnApp cloud providers; a commitment to pay the carbon offset cost for all cloud compute infrastructure managed using OnApp software; and an upcoming grant scheme that will enable environment-oriented start-ups to apply for funding to help bring their ideas to fruition. More details are available at https://onapp.com/green.

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Facebook teams with rightwing Daily Caller in factchecking program

Site co-founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson has promoted misinformation and is known for pro-Trump content

 The Fox News host Tucker Carlson founded the Daily Caller. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Facebook’s controversial factchecking program is partnering with the Daily Caller, a rightwing website that has pushed misinformation and is known for pro-Trump content.

The social network said Wednesday it had added CheckYourFact.com, which is part of the Daily Caller, as one of its US media partners in an initiative that has faced growing backlash from journalists and internal problems. The collaboration was first reported by Axios.

Factcheckers in the program are tasked with debunking potential false stories on Facebook to help stop their spread, but some journalists have said the effort hasn’t been effective, and one of its major American partners, Snopes.com, cut ties earlier this year.

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KRACH UNTER TECH-RIESEN : Showdown zwischen Apple und Qualcomm

In Kalifornien stehen sich die Technikkonzerne in einem spektakulären Patentprozess gegenüber. Auch Tim Cook und sein Widerpart werden wohl aussagen.

Die amerikanischen Technologiegiganten Apple und Qualcomm liefern sich seit mehr als zwei Jahren einen erbitterten Rechtsstreit um Patente. Er wird auf mehreren Kontinenten ausgetragen und hat auch Deutschland erfasst. Und er hat sogar dazu geführt, dass zwischenzeitlich Verkaufsverbote für Apples iPhone-Handys ausgesprochen wurden.

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Neue Zensurvorwürfe: Wieder scharfe Kritik an Apple von US-Politikern

Es sei “eine Schande”, dass der iPhone-Konzern die aggressive Zensur der chinesischen Regierung stütze, so ein US-Senator.

 

Apple

(Bild: dpa, Chen Zhongqiu)

 

Apples Verhalten in China ist erneut in die Schusslinie von US-Kongressmitgliedern geraten: Es sei “eine Schande, mit ansehen zu müssen, wie eine von Amerikas einflussreichsten Firmen die aggressive Zensur der chinesischen Regierung stützt, erklärten der republikanische US-Senator Marco Rubio in einer Stellungnahme auf Nachfrage von The Verge. Für Zugang zum chinesischen Markt würde Apple “die Augen vor der eigenen Mitschuld verschließen”. Rubio hatte Apple schon nach dem Rauswurf von VPN-Apps aus dem App Store China Ende 2017 scharf kritisiert.

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested, Charged With Computer Hacking Conspiracy

Julian Assange was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy
Julian Assange was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy
Julian Assange faces extradition from the UK to the United States after he was arrested and forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London almost seven years after he sought refuge there.

The WikiLeaks founder was brought before Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon where he was found guilty of breaching bail conditions in 2012.

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Wie Microsoft mit Chinas Militär kollaboriert

Kooperiert Microsoft mit Chinas Militär? Diesen Verdacht legen drei wissenschaftliche Aufsätze aus der Volksrepublik nahe. Geschrieben wurden sie im vergangenen Jahr zum einen von Wissenschaftlern, die für den amerikanischen Technologiekonzern tätig sind – und zum anderen von Wissenschaftlern, die an der Nationalen Universität für Verteidigungstechnologie forschen.

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Die französische Nationalversammlung stimmt für die Digitalsteuer

  • Das Unterhaus des französischen Parlaments hat für eine Digitalsteuer gestimmt.
  • Betroffen sein werden große Onlinekonzerne wie Apple, Facebook, Google oder Amazon.
  • Auf EU-Ebene war die Einführung einer ähnlichen Abgabe im März gescheitert.
  • Washington hält die Steuer für diskriminierend gegenüber multinationalen Unternehmen mit Sitz in den USA.

Die französische Nationalversammlung hat für die Einführung einer nationalen Digitalsteuer gestimmt. Französischen Medien zufolge stimmten im Unterhaus des französischen Parlaments 55Abgeordnete für das Gesetzesvorhaben von Finanzminister Bruno Le Maire. Vier Abgeordnete stimmten dagegen, fünf enthielten sich. Aus den USA hatte es bis zuletzt deutlichen Widerstand gegeben.

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