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Tech Round-up: 1/28/12-2/1/13

by on February 1, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week:

On Wednesday, the New York Times announced its computer networks had been penetrated by Chinese hackers for the past four months. One day later, the Wall Street Journal revealed that its computer systems were also infiltrated.

The hacker group Anonymous targeted the US Sentencing Commission website this week. ZDNet reported that the group even distributed a code that turned the site into the Asteroids video game.

Research In Motion launched the BlackBerry 10 and announced it was changing its name to BlackBerry. ZDNet argued that the troubled company should not be written off just yet when it comes to enterprise market share.

On Thursday afternoon, the Amazon.com homepage suffered an outage. Network World estimated the company lost almost $5 million during the 49 minutes it was offline.

CRN detailed RSA’s new Security Analytics appliance, which merges security technologies with big data analytics.

Apple announced a 128 GB version of its fourth generation iPad. Starting at $799, the device will be available on February 5.

Computerworld reported that the Pentagon is planning to add thousands of new cybersecurity jobs.

Vic Bhagat joined EMC as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Services.

According to CRN, Microsoft’s Data Platform VP Ted Kummert is leaving the company after 24 years.

In Cisco news, the company acquired network security firm Cognitive Security; and announced new Unified Access products designed to converge wired and wireless networks.

AppSense unveiled MobileNow, its state-of-the-art mobile management solution that unlocks BYOD potential for businesses and employees.

Finally, InfoWorld explained why you should jump into big data.

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