Chinese police shut down supplier of fake Apple iPhones
Beijing police have closed down a massive iPhone counterfeiting operation that produced at least 40,000 units. Authorities arrested nine suspects and confiscated over 1,400 fake handsets of different brands; police say that besides the iPhones, the operation produced 66,000 smartphone circuit boards and a million knock-off handset accessory units.
IBM is launching its data warehouse service into the cloud
IBM is going up against Amazon and Microsoft as it launches a cloud-based data warehouse service via its Bluemix portal of platform services. The IBM DashDB Enterprise MPP offers a fully managed data warehouse, saving the costs and hassles of setting one up in-house. It competes with Amazon's Redshift and Microsoft Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, as well as start-ups Snowflake Computing and CoolaData, among others.
Amazon puts Aurora up against MySQL
After nine months of testing, Amazon Web Services is now offering its Aurora database as a full commercial service, positioning it as a high-performance alternative to the widely used open source MySQL database. The company claims Aurora can run five times as quickly as a standard MySQL deployment, while offering the reliability of a high-end commercial database.
Your phone could one day prevent you from getting hit by a car: Honda demonstrated a new safety system that prevents collisions with distracted pedestrians, including sending a warning via their mobiles.
One last thing:
Forget the million dollars in unmarked bills. Today's criminals want ransom paid in Bitcoin.
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