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Indonesian cloud-based accounting software Jurnal grabs seed funding

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
An Indonesian startup called Jurnal, which is a cloud-based accounting software for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced today that it received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from local venture capital firm East Ventures. Jurnal plans to use the fresh funds to grow the team and invest heavily in further product development (Disclosure: East Ventures [...]
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Google, Mobile and The Next Billion

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
The change in Google’s narrative over the past few months has been very interesting to watch. The recent “Peak Google” proclamations remind me of Facebook’s post-IPO narrative in 2012. Conventional wisdom back then was that Facebook’s decline was imminent as mobile was not a meaningful part of their revenue. Of course, Facebook’s app install ads and other [...]

EnerNOC Stakes Its Future on Energy Software Growing to Equal Demand Response

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Over the next few years, EnerNOC wants to bring in as much money serving up enterprise efficiency and energy management software as it does in its traditional field of demand response. But that transition won’t come without some significant financial growing pains in the year to come. On Thursday, EnerNOC reported record revenues of $ [...]

9 of the Biggest Software Blunders of All-Time

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
We’ve all been there, that dreadful moment when no matter how much tedious testing you’ve done, the sleepless nights spent coding until dawn, and what do you get in return: A bug! In order to lighten the mood and make your problems seem less disastrous in retrospect, I want to share with you the biggest [...]

Roundup: Best Free Anti-Spyware Software 2015

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Introduction, Malwarebytes, AdAware Protecting your computer from damaging spyware, adware and malware is crucial to make sure your PC runs as quickly as possible whilst at the same time ensuring that your information isn’t compromised. Thankfully there are plenty of diverse programs out there that can protect your PC in varying different ways and the [...]

Corel updates its consumer video editing software for Windows

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Corel today updated two versions of its Windows consumer video editing package: VideoStudio Pro X8 and VideoStudio Ultimate X8. VideoStudio X8 provides new tools, additional intelligent features and enhanced performance. Updates include freeze frame and video masking, audio ducking and 4K hardware acceleration that the company says is more than four times faster when used with fifth-generation Intel Core [...]

Updated: Best free parental control software: 5 programs to keep your kids safe in 2015

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Introduction, K9 Web Protection, Spyrix Keylogger Whilst web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have made it simple to eliminate access to certain websites it’s still easy to circumvent parental controls when a dedicated piece of software isn’t used. Parental control software gives elders that extra bit of control over the family [...]

Updated: Best free parental control software: 5 programs to keep your kids safe in 2015

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Introduction, K9 Web Protection, Spyrix Keylogger Whilst web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have made it simple to eliminate access to certain websites it’s still easy to circumvent parental controls when a dedicated piece of software isn’t used. Parental control software gives elders that extra bit of control over the family [...]

Microsoft’s After-Hours Employee App Project Offers A Slate Of New Software

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
 Microsoft Garage is an initiative at Microsoft that works like an internal accelerator, taking ideas that employees have outside of their ordinary day jobs and turning them into real apps. The first batch broke cover last October, and now there are nine new projects making their official debut today. These include a mobile app that [...]

Software And Data Are Disrupting Venture Capital Firms

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
 Over the last decade, the estimated number of new tech startups formed in the U.S. each year ranged from 16,000 to 20,000, and the total amount of venture funding per year for software startups increased from ~$ 5 billion to $ 19 billion. Most recently, over the past five years, terabytes of structured data about [...]

Pebble’s new Timeline software is coming to older models soon

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Pebble has just announced its new watch, the Pebble Time. But it’s not just getting an overhaul in its physical appearance – the software is being revamped as well. Timeline, Pebble’s new software, will organise your notifications, alerts, messages and apps in a chronological, scrollable ‘timeline’, which should make it harder to miss anything that [...]

McRock Capital Leads $3 Million Investment in RtTech Software

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
RtTech Software, whose state-of-the-art automation helps industrial companies improve manufacturing processes, announced today that it has closed a $ 3-million venture capital round led by the world’s leading industrial Internet of things fund. McRock Capital’s new McRock iNFund LP will invest as much as $ 2.5 million in the Moncton company, while the New Brunswick [...]

Apple reportedly acquired audio software developer Camel Audio in January

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Audio software developer Camel Audio announced in January that it would be shutting down for good and removing its software from sale, but no one knew quite why. However, it now appears that the company has been acquired by Apple. Today Camel Audio updated some of its corporate information, including its address and directors, as listed [...]

Comodo, Lavasoft software bundled with Superfish-type code

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Lenovo is not the only one in adware hot water after separate reports accuse two antivirus software providers of using a similar exploit to Superfish. Reports implicate both Lavasoft and Comodo in schemes that use secure socket layer (SSL) technology in different ways but are mainly focused on monitoring SSL traffic in some shape or [...]

Superfish-style vulnerabilities in common security software could leave you open to cyberattacks

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
After last week’s revelation that Lenovo placed Superfish’s adware and potentially harmful code on its computers, two other firms have been found adding similar man-in-the-middle code to their software, reports Ars Technica. Security researcher Filippo Valsorda found that anti-virus and online privacy apps from Lavasoft and Comodo caused machines to trust any self-signed certificate from [...]

Security software found using Superfish-style code, as attacks get simpler

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
Two more software makers have been caught adding dangerous, Superfish-style man-in-the-middle code to the applications they publish. The development is significant because it involves AV company Lavasoft and Comodo, a company that issues roughly one-third of the Internet’s Transport Layer Security certificates, making it the world’s biggest certificate authority. Lavasoft and Comodo were added just [...]

Patch your PC with Kaspersky Software Updater

by Gizmoration February 22, 2015
Kaspersky Software Updater is a free stand-alone tool which regularly checks for updates to critical software, alerts you when any are discovered, then downloads and installs them with a click. It’s not entirely clear which software is supported, but from our tests it seems to cover the main internet-facing applications and components: browsers, Java, Flash, Adobe [...]

The Best Free Monitoring Software 2015: Keep your children safe online

by Gizmoration February 21, 2015
Introduction, Revealer Keylogger, Keylogger Pro. Parents worried about what their kids are accessing online are constantly looking at ways to make the family PC a safer place and implementing parental controls goes some way towards safeguarding those most vulnerable when using a computer. Monitoring software goes even further than that and the wealth of programs [...]

Software Eats Sex Trafficking: YC’s Rescue Forensics Aids Law Enforcement In Finding Victims

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
Rescue Forensics builds search software that helps law enforcement officials collect and document online evidence that could be used to prosecute traffickers in court. Read More

US government urges Lenovo users to remove Superfish, but the software maker denies security risk

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
It’s been a rough few days for Lenovo. Now even the United States government is urging users to remove the Superfish adware. The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning today alerting users that the software causes infected computers to be vulnerable to a type of SSL Spoofing cyberattacks, according to a report by Reuters. In [...]

 
 
 
 

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