Spring is in full bloom and so is the tech industry: sprouting innovations, branching into new markets, and as per usual dealing with some bugs and worms here and there. This month we saw Google and Shopify turn a new leaf with a partnership to enable global growth, important security articles, and how AI and automation can help in new ways.
We’ve done all the reading for you, so here’s the May Tech News Roundup!
Every fifth corporate network faced a crypto mining malware attack in 2020
Cryptocurrency mining is a whole deal on its own and many attackers are now increasingly taking advantage of emerging malware like crypto mining to target and attack corporates. According to this blog by the fine people of Crypto Parrot, mining malware “accounted for the second-largest corporate network attacks at 21% between January 1, 2020, and December 31” read the full story here
Google Cloud Launches Datashare for Financial Services, helping the Capital Markets Industry Share Market Data More Securely and Easily
This launch builds on Google Cloud’s recent momentum in working with exchanges and market data aggregators to make it easier to access and share their data with investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and other data consumers. With Datashare, data publishers can onboard their licensed datasets to Google Cloud securely, quickly, and easily, while data consumers can access that data in tools like BigQuery.
Shopify Expands Partnership with Google Cloud to Enable Global Growth
Google announced it’s partnering with Shopify, and even though the company didn’t offer many details about the integration when it was announced during Google’s I/O Developer event, the news follows a series of updates to Google Shopping resulting from Amazon’s increased investment in its own advertising business.
The integration will allow merchants to sign up in just a few clicks to have their products appear across Google’s 1 billion “shopping journeys” that take place every day through Search, Maps, Images, Lens and YouTube.
Top GitHub Project Home Assistant Builds on CodeNotary to Secure Software Supply Chain at Scale
Home Assistant is the world’s largest home automation platform controlling over 1,700 different devices and services without storing any data in the cloud. With CodeNotary, it is now for the first time possible for Home Assistant to ensure that only approved code runs on the hundred of thousands of homes using their project and to fulfill its mission to put local control and privacy first.
Altair Future.AI Global Event to Demonstrate How Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Accelerate Digital Transformation
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). Their global event will connect scientists, engineers, business teams, and creative thinkers who are harnessing the power of data analytics and AI to gain competitive advantages and drive better business results.