The Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states that potential hacks were attempted on their election systems by Russia before the 2016 presidential election. The full list was not released, but some states -- including Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Washington and Wisconsin -- acknowledged they were targeted.
GE is working with companies in South Korea, including Hanhwa, POSCO and KEPCO, to increase its Korean presence in the smart factory market. GE and Siemens are market leaders in smart factory technology, and that market is expected to grow by 5.4% annually through 2020, per industry data.
Sales of the Nintendo Switch have helped the company's stock prices rise about 70% this year, per industry data. The Switch has sold 1.5 million units in Japan, and is also the best-selling console in the US despite challenges in keeping up with demand.
Germany's SAP has purchased identity-management vendor Gigya for a reported $350 million and plans to integrate SAP Hybris with the California-based firm's customer identity and access management platform. Gigya currently manages 1.3 billion customer identities and employs 300 staffers, all of which will be brought into SAP when the deal closes in the fourth quarter.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will continue its main operations in Taiwan, while pursuing opportunities in China and other markets, Chairman Morris Chang said Saturday at an academic conference. The TSMC founder also said the Taiwanese government is responsible for infrastructure development.
Microsoft hosted the IoT in Action event this year, and executives offered advice for on overcoming obstacles when deploying IoT systems. For example, executives stressed the importance of creating an ecosystem and collaborating with others, having an end-to-end security plan in place, and knowing how to get the most out of collected data.
Cameras and microphones are on their way to replacing keyboards and touchscreens for our interactions with computers and smart tech, writes Matt Weinberger. Both are capable of providing easier ways of communicating what's in our heads to our digital devices, he writes.
Twitter is testing a lighter version of its app in the Philippines that's designed to work well in more data-challenged developing-world environments. How well the service performs and how popular it proves in the Philippines will determine whether it's launched elsewhere, the company said.
YouTube creators can more easily manage their work from their phones with two new features on the YouTube Studio app. They allow the setting of scheduled posts and provide an easy-to-monitor count of subscribers.
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals is only expected to grow over the next five years, and companies may need to turn to nontraditional candidates to bridge the gap, Alison DeNisco writes. DeNisco breaks down everything needed for new candidates considering a role in cybersecurity, including salaries, job opportunities and resources.
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