This week’s technology news curated and wrapped in a digital bow

by | Feb 19, 2016 | Business Continuity, General Tech, Security

And, here is this week in technology news

We understand you love keeping up with all the technology news, but it is hard with all the other distractions–sports, finances and who could forget politics!  It’s ok–we’re here to help. Here are a few of the headlines in technology news that caught our eyes this week.

Blood bath at Yahoo

Marissa Mayer, the CEO at Yahoo, is shutting down 15 of her digital magazines, which covered topics like food, autos, real estate, travel and technology. Employees were notified on Wednesday that they were losing their jobs in an effort to cut costs.

“It’s kind of a blood bath over here,” said one employee who was laid off, who requested anonymity because talking to the media could jeopardize her severance package. Click for more on the Yahoo layoffs.

Apple vs. the US Government

In case you haven’t heard, there is currently a battle between Apple and law enforcement officials over unlocking a terrorist’s smartphone. While at first thought you may question why Apple would fight to maintain the privacy of a mass murderer over aiding in the FBI investigation, you should read this article as it presents an interesting perspective from the nation’s technology leaders.

IBM buys data of 200,000 patients

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IBM wants to grow its Watson Health business –and they are looking to do it with the $2.6 billion purchase of Truven Health Analytics, which was announced Thursday morning. Truven Health has data on the cost and treatment of more than 200 million patients.

This news in on the heels of two other acquisitions, meant to provide significant data assets: Explorys, a spinoff from the Cleveland Clinic, and Phytel, a maker of software to manage patient care based in Dallas. Be sure to read more about IBM’s plan here.

There you have it. This week in the world of technology news headlines. Stay tuned in and stay informed.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!