FCC Wants New Rules to Combat Spam Robotexts

The FCC is proposing rules that would crack down on spam robotexts, on the heels of similar rules that have targeted spam calls.

PayPal May Buy Pinterest In a Deal Worth $45 Billion

PayPal may be looking to buy Pinterest in a deal that could be worth $45 billion, one of the company’s biggest acquisitions.

Facebook May Change Its Name

Facebook is considering the possibility of changing its name, both to better reflect its future ambitions and distance itself from existing scrutiny.

Windows Subsystem for Android Documentation Now Available

Microsoft has released its documentation for the upcoming Windows Subsystem for Android.

Google May Quit China

Google released a stunning blog post that details a "sophisticated and targeted attack" on Gmail that "resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google".

Google notes that the attack was not just on Google infrastructure but also on more than twenty other companies from various industries. Google states that they are working with the authorities in the U.S. and will be notifying the companies of the breaches.

VMware’s Acquisition Of Zimbra Made Official

The rumors about Yahoo selling Zimbra have finally become fact.  Today, VMware announced that it’s acquired the open source email and collaboration specialist, and although the financial details weren’t disclosed, corporate representatives on all sides of the transaction seem pleased.

Google Shows Flu Trends for 121 Cities in the U.S.

Microsoft is not the only one with some new offerings in the way of health search today. Google has added a slew of new cities to its Flu Trends product. The move is timed well, as the company acknowledges that it is National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Facebook Becomes Sponsor Of Apache Software Foundation

Today, the Apache Software Foundation gained a new sponsor: Facebook.  Facebook is a gold sponsor, too, which means that the social network expressed its support for open source software by volunteering to donate $40,000 per year to the ASF.

Cynics shouldn’t waste their time looking for an ulterior motive.  Facebook won’t get much out of this deal aside from a link on the ASF’s "Thanks" page, an ASF logo to put on its own site, and a PR blurb.

Receive business related news delivered to your inbox.