Monthly Archives: February 2016

A surprisingly strong payrolls report in the United States today failed to entice investors into stocks even as equities appeared oversold globally following a near 5% drop to start the year

Brent crude oil extended its weekly slide to more than 10%, pressured by unrelenting oversupply and a bleak demand outlook. US crude remains on track to post its largest weekly drop in more than a year. Stocks had opened higher


Small to medium businesses, or SMBs, are the lifeblood of the Australian economy. SMBs are defined by most as businesses with fewer than 200 employees or a turnover under $100 million. There are over two million of these businesses in

On the first day of 2016 trading the FTSE 500 index nosedived. This surprised perennially optimistic business commentators, but will not surprise those who read the EREP review of the UK economy in 2015. Read part two here

The year 2015 has repeatedly disappointed those who had high expectations that the UK economy was back to “normal times” and destined to see significant continued economic “growth.” At the start of the year, there was a general expectation that

TeslaCrypt malware was first discovered earlier this year. Like other crypto-malware TeslaCrypt (also known as Alpha Crypt) encrypts the victims files, with the keys to unlock them only being sent after payment of a ransom in Bitcoin

Security vendor FireEye managed to track payments to the cyber-criminals and determined that between February and April 2015 $76,522 was handed over by 163 victims of TeslaCrypt. Identifying the security gaps in the enterprise – research Data security: where are

A new report by the Smarter Growth Initiative aims to take some of the mystery out of who is responsible for paying for the roads, services and other civic infrastructure we take for granted – and what funding sources exist beyond our property taxes

Who Pays for What spells out how developers cover 100 per cent of the cost of new growth within a new community, while the City uses off-site levies and other funding to build and maintain the infrastructure that links communities

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, three weeks after seeding the first OS X 10.11.3 beta and a month after releasing OS X 10.11.2

The second OS X 10.11.3 beta, build 15D13b, can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who installed the first beta. The first beta of OS X

Los Angeles, CAThe fallout from a data breach can be massive in scope, as evidenced by the millions of people affected when their personal information is illegally accessed. Some cases involve stolen card numbers and consumers who allege their credit cards were used illegally. But other cases involve identity theft, where consumers don’t find out until later that their information has been used to make big purchases or access large sums of money. The problem, data breach lawsuits allege, is that companies simply don’t take protection of customer information seriously

In the past few years, many high-profile lawsuits have been filed concerning data breaches at national companies. How high profile? Companies including Target, Home Depot and Michaels have all been accused of failing to protect consumer information. But it’s not

Growth and gridlock. This photo shows the price Cebu’s residents are paying for growth. As private vehicle ownership surges and businesses, particularly retail, continue to grow, the need for better roads and public transportation becomes more pronounced. (Sun. Star File)

“CEBU is a victim of its own success.” Its economy in 2015 grew better than it did in 2014, local business and key economic players believe, even if official government data on the regional gross domestic product (GRDP) for this

After gay marriage ruling, states brace for renewed debate on LGBT rights, religious freedom

FILE – In this March 28, 2015, file photo, opponents of an Indiana religious objections law rally outside the State House in Indianapolis. An intense debate over gay rights already is shaping up in Indiana, where a religious-rights law passed

Christmas is fast approaching, and employees are getting ready to logoff from work to enjoy the Christmas festivities. However, this does not mean that expectations of continuous access to applications, services and data should be lowered. A modern always-on business relies on delivering 24/7 availability, regardless of national holidays, but what happens if a critical system breaks down during the holiday season when the IT team has gone away?

It will take longer than usual to get systems running again, and will in turn impact corporate revenue and reputation. In order to avoid this, there are three simple precautions businesses should take during the Christmas break to ensure that

Consumer & Luxury Goods Market Research News

Explore mobile application security market that will be worth 2.53 billion USD by 2020 – Premium – According to a new market research report ” Mobile Application Security Market by Solution (Antivirus & Antitheft , Data Recovery and Others), Deploymen

Global Sports Medicine Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent over the period 2014-2019

Sports medicine devices are specialized devices that are created by the unification of fitness and medicine fields to prevent sports injuries and promote rehabilitation. Sports medicine devices can be classified into surgical devices and therapeutic devices. Surgical devices comprise joint

Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business. Koontz’s stories get labeled as horror, but the lyrical writing and compelling characters in “Ashley Bell” aren’t commonly

Fruit bowl, slinky or fur? Google really wants to transform home routers into a conversation piece. Techradar | Dec 9, 2015, 10.34 AM IST

Fruit bowl, slinky or fur? Google really wants to transform home routers into a conversation piece. Home networking has never been ‘sexy’ or design oriented, between the wiring and the blinking lights of routers, they’re usually hidden, even as wireless

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11:30 AM New York City, New York – Market indexes in the U. S. struggled to stay in the positive for the year and France and Germany led markets in Europe. In Asia, Japan closed up 9.1% for the year as index in India dropped more than 8% in 2015

Stocks in New York traded lower after another downturn in energy prices brought down oil explorers to new lows in the year. On Wall Street, Tollbooth Strategy Index slid 22.09 or 0.2% to 10,930.84. S&P 500 index fell 8.27 or