Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment

Sprint is adjusting its top ranks in an effort to streamline its management structure, according to an internal memo obtained by Fierce Wireless. To start, a number of executives are departing the company, including COO Günther Ottendorfer, who’s been behind a lot of Sprint’s network advancements. Ottendorfer framed the departure as a chance to return to his family in his home county of Austria. Other departures include Jeff Nelson and Jim Hyde. A handful of executives have been promoted, including Dow Draper, who is now the chief commercial officer, and Kevin Crull, who is now the chief strategy officer. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has reduced the number of executives who report directly to him from 16 to nine, including Draper, Crull, COO Nestor Cano, President of Sprint Jan Geldmacher, and CTO John Saw. In addition to the management changes, Claure outlined plans to reimagine its corporate offices in a way that promotes teamwork. Claure and select executives are relocating to a new space on the Sprint campus to test the changes, which will be rolled out across Sprint offices nationwide if they function as hoped. “As we start this new chapter, we’re building an organization that is flatter, faster and closer than ever to our customers,” said Claure to Sprint employees. “At the same time, we’re creating an environment where partners can collaborate more easily and are empowered to make the decisions that will enable Sprint’s success.” The changes appear to be a response to the failed merger with T-Mobile.

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Verizon Details Black Friday Deals with 50% Off Flagships

Verizon Wireless is offering big discounts on this year’s top phones through its Black Friday sale. Verizon will cover up to $378 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8, the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, or the Moto Z2 Force. Customers will need to sign up for Verizon’s unlimited plan, but no trade-in is required. Customers will need to purchase the device, whether up front or financed, and Verizon will break down the $378 reimbursement in account credits over a period of 24 months. In other deals, Verizon will sell you a 32 GB iPad for $199 if you activate it on a two-year plan, or for $99 when purchased alongside an iPhone. These discounts are available online November 23 and in stores November 24 only. Verizon has other sales that begin Thursday and run through November 27. For example, customers can save $50 on a Google Home, $20 on a Google Home Mini, $20 on Google Daydream View, or $15 on a Chromecast Ultra. Verizon will discount the price of many Android handsets by $100 when activated with an unlimited plan. Last, Verizon is discounting tons of accessories, including FitBit wearables, Ultimate Ears and JBL Bluetooth speakers, and Nest smartphone products.

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Gboards Speaks 40 New Languages, Including Japanese

Google has updated its Gboard keyboard application for Android devices and added a handful of new features along the way. Primarily, the app gains support for 40 new languages, such as Japanese. The app also adds to the default Gboard sticker selection, fixes bugs, and improvements performance. Gboard is free to download from the Google Play Store.

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The First AI-Driven Solution for SAP Cybersecurity

LAS VEGAS — Nov. 21, 2017 — ERPScan, the most innovative ERP cybersecurity provider, announces the release of the first and only AI-driven SAP cybersecurity platform at “Cybersecurity for SAP Customers” conference in Las Vegas.

The new platform leverages Machine Learning and Deep Learning to provide predictive, preventive, detective and responsive capabilities thus covering all aspects of SAP Security in one platform.

Gartner predicted, “Through 2022, AI will be a major battleground for technology leadership,” and we already started to drive it [1].

While cyberattacks are looming large over enterprises, it is inappropriate to rely on the detection and patching of vulnerabilities alone but crucial to detect any potential attack. Business applications are customized in the way that building the signature-based threat detection is ineffective, and, as a matter of fact, traditional approaches can hardly help.

The new smart ERPScan platform introduces three salient features to SAP security: threats and anomalies detection with a specific interface and functions based on a user’s role; the integration of all SAP security areas (e.g., Platform security, Code security, and SoD); the support for SAP cybersecurity requirements from Gartner PPDR (Predict, Prevent, Detect, Respond and Monitor) framework.

“This solution is a real breakthrough for us. We spent the last two years on developing a solution that would be able to not only cover all areas of SAP cybersecurity, but also be intuitive by adding machine learning and adaptive interfaces. Our secret team of data scientists and machine learning experts battled with the experienced Research team and taught the system to detect advanced attacks and anomalous user behavior. Now we are ready to present the new generation of SAP cybersecurity products, and it’s so exciting,” commented Alexander Polyakov, founder and CTO at ERPScan.

There are two notable attack vectors on ERP systems: exploiting traditional vulnerabilities to gain remote access and analyzing…
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Yet more Black Friday deals

Yet more Black Friday deals
Black Friday seems to now start and end on completely different days and goes on for quite some time. But hey, if we can cut through the “not really that good” deals and find the “properly good” deals then we should be alright.

Here’s the selection available from Mobile Phones Direct. They’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S8 (64GB version) on a 5GB data plan for £29.99 per month. That’ll also get you unlimited minutes and texts plus there’s no upfront costs.

If Apple is more your thing, the iPhone 8 (64GB) is just £42.99 per month on the same deal.

For a slightly older, but let’s admit it, still really rather decent phone; the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (32GB) is just £23 per month for 4GB of data with unlimited everything else. You’ve got a week to take up these deals.

Meanwhile, over at Tesco Mobile, their offers run until December 3rd with offers on Samsung smartphones and SIM only tariffs. For SIM-only fans, you can get a massive 30GB for £25 per month or the 5GB data offering (with 1500 minutes and 5000 texts) for £11 per month. If you’re after a Samsung Galaxy then they’re offering the S7 for £21.99 per month, with 500MB of data, 500 minutes and 5000 texts.

They also have the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus available from £33.75 per month and £36.49 per month respectively. Both of these come with 2GB of data, 1000 minutes and 5000 texts.

Over on Three they’ve got the iPhone 8 on the Essentials Plan with 30GB of data for £49 upfront and £45 per month. If you want an “Advanced Plan” then you can get the older (but again, still very good) iPhone 7 with a huge 100GB with £49 upfront and £48 per month.

For Android fans the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is available with 12GB of data for £49 upfront and £36 per month, or the Huawei P10 Plus on the same deal with £49 upfront and £39 per month.

If you’re looking for SIM only, the 100GB 12-month SIM-only plan is now £20 per month. All of these offers begin on Friday 24th and end on Monday 27th.

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  • Amazon open-box offers could see you saving a few quid

    Amazon open box offers could see you saving a few quid
    Amazon have taken a bit of a different spin on the Black Friday deals, and are offering a 20% off their returned and open box products. Deals have just started and run until November 27th.

    Have a nose through these Amazon Warehouse Deals and the 20% discount will be subtracted automatically at the checkout.

    We’ve had a look and there’s some GoPro-like cameras like this Apeman action camera, and they’ve got the Blitzwolf 3-in-1 selfie pole that we reviewed a few months ago, but now it’s even cheaper.

    There’s also open-box smartphones on offer, so have a flick through for some potential bargains. After all, you can just wrap them with lots of sticky tape and blame any box-damage on your own wrapping 🙂

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  • OK, we’ve got a better one. 6GB per month for a tenner

    OK, weve got a better one. 6GB per month for a tenner
    Just last week we found a SIM-only deal on Plusnet which gives 5GB of data for £10 per month. Now though, Virgin Mobile have gone one better with 6GB of data for £10 per month on a SIM only deal. This one runs until December 20th and Virgin Mobile run on the EE network.

    There’s no upfront cost on any of these plans and you can change the plan up or down every month. This £10 for 6GB deal is a 12 month SIM only offer and basically delivers triple the data – from 2GB to the 6GB.

    If you want to pay another £5 per month then you can get 20GB instead. That’s 20GB for £15 per month.

    That deal runs until December 4th, but you can also get 8GB for £12 per month (until December 20th). All of these are SIM-only.

    Contract-wise, you can get the iPhone 7 from £19 per month, the Samsung Galaxy S8 from £23 per month and the iPhone 8 from £29 per month – all of these offers end at the start of December.

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  • Christmas Gift Idea – AR Blaster Gun

    Christmas Gift Idea   AR Blaster Gun
    Yes, it’s Christmas again. Or at least, it seems to have been Christmas for a few months now.

    So, you probably know what you’re getting here. It’s a gun with a phone holder on top. You plop your smartphone in, start the game and work to become the AR Blaster Master.

    Costing £19.99 from Prezzybox.com it’s a great gift idea for kids or adults, and as you move the gun around your smartphone becomes your view of the virtual battleground. Just pop 3 AAA batteries in and your trigger activates your weapon.

    The app will keep track of your ammo and health, it’ll set you objectives and give you 3 different difficult levels. It’s a lightweight wooden construction and the gun itself has 40 hours of battery life. It’s also compatible with either Android or iOS device.

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  • Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

    Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

    Give a modern smartphone to my nan and she’d probably get a little confused and annoyed with the thing. A phone, to that generation, should be a communication tool and nothing else. Having hundreds of tiny icons, pop-ups and games isn’t what is necessarily wanted. Plus, despite the family describing all the beneficial features of a smartphone, having a complex device can be a challenge.

    This is where Doro steps in, and they’ve just announced their latest Doro 8040 smartphone for £250. It has a lot of the geeky and fun aspects of a smartphone, but presents these features in a more digestible manner, building confidence and providing reassurance.

    The latest smartphone from Doro also uses the Mydoromanager.com site, which lets friends and loved ones remotely control the phone using TeamViewer. It’ll also help guide the user through settings adjustment, adding contacts, locating the device if lost, making it ring or locking it. This is all with the owner’s knowledge and permission of course.

    The phone also comes with loud and clear sound, adjustable text size and a friendly interface. There’s also an assistance button for peace of mind.

    Doro research has found that 29% of “seniors” fear being a burden to family and don’t want to ask for help, so this is a way to help keep in touch and boost confidence with technology.

    Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

    The Doro 8040 has a sunken 5″ screen, GPS, WiFi, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera and a soft-touch back coating which prevents slippage. There’s a dual interface – one for those unfamilar with smartphone technology, plus a standard smartphone interface too.

    Robert Puskaric, CEO of Doro Group, tells us…

    With the full integration of our web-based portal, mydoromanager.com, we have addressed the needs of the senior and taken the device to the next level. It will change the way seniors interact and connect with loved ones. The Doro 8040 is our best smartphone yet; truly and fully adapted for the user.

    To get more information, head to the Doro 8040 pages.

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  • DOJ Sues to Halt AT&T/Time Warner Merger

    The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to stop the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The DOJ argues the combined entity would lead to higher TV content prices for consumers. The DOJ also suggests the deal would hurt AT&T/Time’s rivals, “forcing them to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more per year for Time Warner’s networks.” The government agency is open to a settlement with AT&T and Time Warner, but suggests that divestments would be required. AT&T already owns DirecTV, which offers content nationwide via its satellite TV business. AT&T took issue with the lawsuit, calling it “a radical and inexplicable departure from decades of antitrust precedent. Vertical mergers like this one are routinely approved because they benefit consumers without removing any competitor from the market. We see no legitimate reason for our merger to be treated differently.” The company argues it is combining a content company with a delivery company, which should preclude it from antitrust regulation as neither is in direct competition with the other. “Fortunately, the Department of Justice doesn’t have the final say in this matter. Rather, it bears the burden of proving to the U.S. District Court that the transaction violates the law,” concluded AT&T. AT&T first proposed the merger in October 2016.

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