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Researchers find security holes in SAP business software

Source photo Security researchers have found nearly two dozen vulnerabilities in the widely used German business software SAP that could give attackers control of company financials, resource management and other operations. Boston-based Onapsis, a security company that tests for holes in SAP and Oracle enterprise software and reports them to the companies so they can [&hellip

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Microsoft tried to buy this hot two-year-old startup — and got turned down

Microsoft tried to buy Mesosphere, a hot cloud computing startup, for as much as $150 million — but Mesosphere turned them down, reports The Information. Rumors of a Microsoft/Mesosphere deal first surfaced over the summer, when it came out that the tech giant was interested in Mesosphere’s technology for managing the growing market for running [&hellip

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Microsoft CEO’s compensation drops 78% on reduced stock award

Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.23% Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s total compensation in 2015 fell to $18.3 million, a 78% drop largely tied to a drop in his stock compensation. Meanwhile, his base salary for the year ended June 30 jumped 31% to $1.2 million and his cash bonus rose 20% to $4.3 million, according to a [&hellip

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Americans are afraid of having their identities stolen but don’t do much about it

If constant headlines about data breaches have made you fear your identity might be stolen, you’re not alone. About 77% of Americans are frightened by the prospect of having their identities stolen, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com, at a time when cyber threats are growing. And 46% of people said they’ve already [&hellip

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Silicon Valley IPO market boom winding down, data shows

Last year, many tech IPOs enjoyed soaring valuations in their Wall Street debut, raining cash on the companies and their investors and boosting concerns about another Silicon Valley bubble. Now, the party is winding down, according to data analyzed by Reuters: Five of the 12 U.S.-based tech companies that went public this year, or 42 [&hellip

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Cyber insurance premiums rocket after high-profile attacks

A rash of hacking attacks on U.S. companies over the past two years has prompted insurers to massively increase cyber premiums for some companies, leaving firms that are perceived to be a high risk scrambling for cover. On top of rate hikes, insurers are raising deductibles and in some cases limiting the amount of coverage [&hellip

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Dell in talks to buy data storage company EMC

Source photo Dell Inc, the world’s third largest personal computer maker, is in talks to buy data storage company EMC Corp, a person familiar with the matter said, in what could be one of the biggest technology deals ever. A deal could be an option for EMC, under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management Corp [&hellip

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Porsche’s Tesla Model S competitor has arrived — and it’s packed with some incredible technology

On Monday, Porsche introduced the Mission E electric concept sports car in the run up to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche latest concept is a 600-horsepower, all-electric foil to Tesla’s groundbreaking Model S sedan. “The Mission E concept shows what Porsche is capable of in terms of electric mobility,” a Porsche spokesperson told Business Insider. [&hellip

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The 11 richest millennials in the world

The 11 wealthiest millennials have quite a bit in common — aside from being rich beyond comprehension. Three of the 11 wealthiest millennials on this list worked at Facebook FB, +0.12%  . Another three made their fortunes in the sharing economy. Seven of the richest people under the age of 35 live in the U.S., [&hellip

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The Margin: Here’s why Elon Musk fears the ‘robocalypse’

The comment seems to have been made at least partly in jest, but Elon Musk has been very clear in the past that the dangers posed by artificial intelligence are no laughing matter. So why not killer robots? “And people wonder why I’m worried about the robocalypse…” Musk wrote in this Instagram post over the [&hellip

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