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  • It’s a scary web out there: online threat attacks reach highest ever levels

    Hey you! Yes you, the one reading this article. You think you're safe in your travels across the web? Think again. In fact, if new research is to be believed, being online has never been more risky. According to the latest annual security report from internet connectivity giant Cisco, total global threat alerts increased 14% year-on-year from 2012 to 2013. Around the world, a sample of 30 of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies generated visitor traffic to websites that host malware, with global energy, oil, and gas sector seeing a sharp rise in malware attacks. Cisco says...

  • Cisco claims Internet of Everything could generate massive global value

    If you've been paying any attention to technology trends over the last couple of years, you've more than likely heard of the Internet of Things, which is built on the increasing number of real world objects with embedded sensors that allow them to connect to the internet. While there are still debates going on about its viability and fears about the potential limits on its safety, Cisco reckons its title is no longer enough. Instead, the networking giant says, we should be talking about Internet of Everything (IoE) and the massive value it could bring, even to emerging market...

  • Free data for your check in: Cisco, Facebook partner up for Wi-Fi promo

    Global networking company Cisco has teamed up with Facebook with a new product that it reckons will help businesses increase brand recognition and proactively target promotions and advertisements based on customer preferences and demographics using Wi-Fi. The product, called the Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (CMX), with Facebook Wi-Fi is currently being piloted by retailers, hotels and other public gathering spots. This solution, says Cisco, helps improve the consumer experience, provides a quick and simple way for consumers to access Wi-Fi by checking in on Facebook, and gives businesses more opportunities to connect with their customers. The company also...

  • Tit for tat: China claims Cisco is aiding US spies

    Hey, remember when Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE were deemed security threats by the US? Well that tit has been met with tat as China accuses Cisco of helping out US spies. According to Engadget, state-backed media outlets, including China Economy & Informatization and People's Daily are saying that the US-based networking giant's presence in large portions of its networking infrastructure could open it up to espionage. The former even cites...

  • A ‘business superhero': Tech leaders praise Jobs following resignation

    Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO heralds the end of a more than 30 year association with the tech giant. No more polo necks, no more "one more thing" at the end of his now famous keynote speeches. Reactions from the tech world have ranged from shock to heartfelt tributes. Memeburn takes a look at how some of the industry's leading voices have responded to the announcement through social tools like Twitter...

  • India still hungry for internet access

    Despite a booming Information Technology industry, large percentages of India's population still battle to get a regular, readily available internet connection. This lack of penetration threatens to hamper further development in the region. Only three percent of all Indians living in rural areas will be active Internet users by the end of this year, according to forecasts by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The same percentage of the entire...

  • LinkedIn enters social-networking big league [Infographic]

    Professionals everywhere have revived the once-ailing LinkedIn. Users once referred to the career-oriented social network as boring and lacking any real innovation. It seems however, that 2011 is LinkedIn's year to shine. On Tuesday the site announced it had hit 100-million members, more than half of whom live outside the US. LinkedIn, which was launched in 2003 by Reid Hoffman, released an infographic (below) of its milestones, showing the social network has users in more than 200 countries. More than forty million of those LinkedIn users live in the US while the remaining 56-million are overseas. Brazil has the highest...

  • 8 venture capital sources for your startup

    Raising funds in emerging markets may not be a walk in the park, but the process has become easier. Though some have complained the current economic environment is not favourable to startups, the current mindset is favourable to good ideas - no matter where they are. For startups with global vision based in emerging markets, here are eight sources of capital to consider. Venture Partners The US-based Venture Partners (USVP) has helped build great companies in the last three decades. Since its inception in 1981, USVP has invested more than US$2.7-billion in about 450 companies. After the investment the company’s...

  • Mobile operators to ride the data wave with tech-therapy

    Mobile operators are in need of a bit of tech-therapy. The data traffic explosion from smartphones has not brought in sufficient revenues to match and mobile operators are drowning in a traffic tsunami. At the mobile phone industry's annual get-together in Barcelona this week dozens of companies were offering technical fixes to help mobile operators ride the data wave instead of being drowned. The challenge mobile operators face is formidable. Sales of smartphones have rocketed...