Dell may sell itself ito go public again
Dell is weighing a sale of its business to VMware, a massive and unusual deal that would allow Dell to go public by essentially selling itself to a company that it owns, according to CNBC's Alex Sherman.
Shares of VMware were down 9% on the report, which cited anonymous sources and noted that Dell was also considering other strategic options.
Dell owns 80% of VMware, a publicly traded software virtualization company that Dell acquired when it purchased EMC for $67 billion in 2015. [read more]
Pentagon reviews security after a fitness apps shows locations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.
Nathan Russer, a student at the Australian National University in Canberra, drew attention to data when he wrote on Twitter about the images after stumbling upon GPS tracking company Strava's Global Heatmap. [read more]
Destructive nonsense: Trump’s 5G proposal
Last night, Axios broke the news that officials in the Trump administration were considering a fundamental rethinking of the US telecom industry. A proposal presented by a senior National Security Council official laid out a plan for aggressive federal intervention in 5G wireless technologies, with the federal government laying its own infrastructure to be leased to carriers. The White House is already distancing itself from the proposal, along with the FCC, but it’s noteworthy that the idea was circulating at all. It’s a bold, striking proposal that cuts against the last century of US telecom policy — and it would be wildly destructive if the White House ever did follow through on it. [read more]
NEWS 29 JANUARY 2018
Mexico Artifacts If Real Prove Aliens Visited Earth Thousands Of Years Ago
A recently released video, which features several artifacts found in Mexico, suggests that aliens visited the Earth thousands of years ago.
The artifacts are said to be popular among the locals who live near the caves in an unspecified area in Mexico, though the video does not provide details such as when and where the artifacts were retrieved. [read more]
African dinosaurs lost history revealed
A new species of dinosaur found in the Egyptian desert is shedding light on Africa's missing history of dinosaurs.
Few fossils have been unearthed from the last days of the dinosaurs, between 100 and 66 million years ago, on the continent.
Scientists say the dinosaur, which lived about 80 million years ago, is an "incredible discovery".
The giant plant-eater was the length of a school bus and weighed about the same as an elephant. [read more]