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Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, Google says

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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Attackers claim the files are first encrypted and uploaded to a server under their control


Developing enterprise bots

Bots can potentially offer a casual, conversational, and ad-hoc approach to interacting with complex enterprise systems, and as a consequence, improving productivity of business users.


Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Observatory tool checks not for code vulnerabilities but for server configuration options and security mechanisms

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Google readies next-gen RPC protocol to replace JSON

Google's gRPC aims to oust JSON for exchanging data between HTTP-connected services

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Python 3, Ruby, Rust, and JavaScript algorithms are now welcome on Algorithmia

The service for building and hosting algorithms and monetizing them as APIs will also support the standard repositories for third-party code used by each language

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Oracle is paying $532 million to snatch up another cloud service provider

Move follows the purchase of Textura last week for $663 million, as cloud holdout Oracle makes up for lost time

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Plug it in: Nginx Web Server now accepts more modules

R9 version also boosts load balancing; JavaScript additions still in development

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Microsoft serves up DIY bot development

Bots are simple apps that enable useful conversations with users, and Microsoft's new Bot Framework and Cognitive Services let you create them easily

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How to get started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics can provide valuable online insights, but unfortunately has a bit of a learning curve. Here's a beginner's guide to the basics

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Adobe rolls out new enterprise app creation service

The Experience Manager Mobile service can help business users without a lot of coding know-how to build professional-looking apps

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Project Kratos: AWS Lambda functionality, without Amazon lock-in

Iron.io uses Docker for a self-managing, stateless application stack, but forgoes the open source path


Amazon eases Web encryption with AWS Certificate Manager

A new service provides free, automatically upgraded SSL/TLS certificates for sites supported by Amazon's load balancing and CDN systems

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Nginx Web server upgrade focuses on HTTP/2, authentication

Release 8 also offers service discovery and video caching improvements

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A better way to move past insecure SHA-1 certs

The digital certificate switchover from weak SHA-1 to the vastly stronger SHA-2 promises to be brutal, but a new industry proposal could ease the pain

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Ruby on Rails takes on Node.js with WebSocket support, API mode

The first beta for the 5.0 edition of the popular Web framework for Ruby is out, with WebSockets support as a major feature -- and with Ruby 2.2.2 as a requirement

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