Sonya Mann / Inc.com:
Source: Lyft spending ~$ 10 per new user, down from $ 70 in fall 2016; App Annie says Lyft’s US app downloads grew 115% while Uber’s grew only 25% YoY in Q1 2017 — The smaller startup is acquiring customers at a lower cost and closing the gap of its big bad rival. — WRITE A COMMENT
Increased use of open source software could fortify U.S. election system security, according to former CIA head R. James Woolsey and Bash creator Brian J. Fox. The two made their case for open source elections software after security researchers demonstrated how easy it was to crack some election machines at the recent DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas. “Despite its name, open-source software is less vulnerable to hacking than the secret, black box systems like those being used in polling places now,” Woolsey and Fox wrote….
Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 News: A source may have leaked the device’s complete specs
Chinese tech companies are expected to launch a lot of gadgets this year. #Xiaomi is among the top Chinese tech giants to hit the tech market with their hardware. The tech giant is expected to unveil its #Redmi Pro 2 Android #smartphone later this month.
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Christine Hall / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft joins open source PaaS project Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member — The Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley opened in Santa Clara, California, today with announcements by the Cloud Foundry Foundation of a new certification for developers as well as a new member, Microsoft.
Xu Jiaqiang, 30, a former software engineer for IBM, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of economic espionage after the FBI had caught him attempting to sell IBM’s source code, and later discovered he sold it to parties in China. […]…
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