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Microsoft Teams Hits 145 Million Daily Users

Microsoft Teams has hit a major new milestone, boasting some 145 million daily users.

IBM Cloud
IBM Acquiring Turbonomic to Build Hybrid Cloud AIOps

IBM is continuing its breakneck pace of acquiring companies, with Turbonomic the latest acquisition.

Semiconductor
TSMC: Chip Shortages Won’t Ease Until 2023

TSMC has delivered further bad news on the semiconductor shortage, predicting supplies chain tightness won’t completely ease until 2023.

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FCC Releases Its Own Internet Speed Test App

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its own internet speed test app in an effort improve its data on the state of US broadband.

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Parallels Desktop 16.5 Runs Arm Windows 10 on M1 Mac 30% Faster

Parallels has released the latest version of Parallels Desktop, boasting up to 30% faster performance running Arm Windows 10 on M1 Macs.

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NSA Hacking Tool Was Stolen by Chinese Hackers and Used Against US

A National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tool was stolen by Chinese hackers in 2014 and used against US targets, according to researchers.

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Twitter Fixes Bug That Locked Out Users Who Tweeted ‘Memphis’

In a strange turn of events, some Twitter users found themselves locked out of their accounts for tweeting the word “Memphis.”

Surveillance
Hackers Access 150,000 Security Cameras: Tesla, Hospitals and Prisons Exposed

A groups of hackers has gained access to roughly 150,000 Verkada security cameras, exposing a slew of customer live feeds.

Remote Work IT Spending Will Hit $332.9 Billion In 2021

Gartner is predicting companies will spend some $332.9 billion on remote work IT in 2021 as the digital transformation continues.

Telecommuting
83% of Engineers Want Remote Work Post-Pandemic

The pandemic has resulted in a major shift in software engineers, with 8 in 10 wanting remote or hybrid work options post-pandemic.