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9/19/2017

While the full scale of the effects of the Equifax data breach won't be seen for months or possibly years, researchers estimate that recovery could cost billions of dollars and be the most expensive ever seen. Legal expenses, fines and fees could all contribute to these costs, as could expenses incurred from insurance rate hikes and damage to the company's reputation.

9/19/2017

The new payment program designed to come as part of Apple's iMessage program will not be released with iOS 11, due to be rolled out today. The new operating system will include significant updates to the App Store with a redesigned platform that heavily features games.

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9/19/2017

Sprint made a major subscriber power play by offering new and existing customers a new iPhone 8 with the trade-in of an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Note8. Even customers with older iPhones or other competitor models can get half-off iPhone 8 price deals.

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9/19/2017

Oracle's latest SPARC platform, powered by the SPARC M8 microprocessor, includes always-on security, fast encryption and hashing, and in-memory analytics.

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9/19/2017

With 89 locations, Equinox gyms offer a mobile app that 80% of of its customers use and 88% are registered online. The data gives Equinox insight into the customers' behavior while intuitively offering insights that match the attendee behavior.

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Digiday
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9/19/2017

G6 Hospitality, parent of Motel 6, purchased an Adobe stack of solutions to make its booking experiences more mobile friendly. The streamlined services have paid off with mobile bookings rising nearly 20% in two years and mobile revenue rising 50%.

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9/19/2017

Equifax has admitted that it dealt with a cybersecurity incident in March -- just a few months before a breach occurred that affected 143 million consumers. The company didn't offer details, but it did note that the incidents were unrelated and were reported to affected individuals.

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9/19/2017

Emergency dispatch centers make attractive targets to hackers, so centers need to ensure that their systems are secure, Jeremy Smith writes. He provides steps for checking and boosting security, including considering cybersecurity as part of your budget and developing an active rather than a passive policy.

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TechRepublic
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9/19/2017

August has rolled out updates to its smart lock for a new Pro version that supports Z-Wave Plus and offers Wi-Fi, HomeKit and Bluetooth support. The company has also announced another compatible product, the Doorbell Cam Pro, which allows users to monitor their front doors via webcam.

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TechCrunch
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9/19/2017

Venture capital firm Shasta Ventures is offering a new fund designed to assist in the development of augmented reality. The fund will provide $100,000 to eligible companies in the AR development field.

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