The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

HUB Consulting, microchip hack, china supermicro, technology theft, IP china hack An attack that used a tiny microchip installed onto Super Micro servers during the manufacturing process by sub-contractors in China reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.
Nested on the servers’ motherboards, testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than...

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Discord Startup May Connect 2.6 Billion Online Gamers

Vishnevskiy Discord Startup Gamers HUB Consulting Discord is a voice, video, and text chat platform that connects individuals with a shared passion for video and computer games. More than 90 million people worldwide use it to communicate with friends or strangers, be it while playing an online game like Fortnite or simply to discuss the latest trend in cryptocurrency. "My whole life I've always tried to make websites or apps that connect people together," Read More...

Nike Meshes the Physical and Digital Worlds in New Concept Store

HUB Consulting News Nike Digital App concept store Los Angeles Nike is bringing some features of its mobile app to life in a new Los Angeles concept store that can adapt to consumers’ changing tastes and demands in real time. Nike hopes this will be a string of next-generation store launches. The second one will likely launch this fall on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. “We’re going to learn a lot from this store,”...

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Facebook Acquires ID Verification Startup Confirm.io

  ux design, IOT (Reuters) — Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help the social media company learn more about the people who buy ads on its network.   U.S. lawmakers have expressed alarm at Facebook’s limited ability to know who is buying advertisements, including election-related ads, on the world’s largest social network.   Boston-based Confirm Inc, which is...

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Walmart vs Amazon vs Delivery Apps, Who Wins the Grocery Wars?

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The Automated Grocery War Between Walmart, Amazon and Delivery Apps

Amazon is making big strides to compete with Walmart for the grocery market, having purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. This acquisition puts the company in direct competition with Walmart's established online business, currently offering online grocery shopping, delivery (for most), and pickup.  Read More...

China Internet Trends 2017

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Selected by Inc's Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley’s investors you must know, Edith Yeung is the head of 500 Startups Greater China and partner of 500 Mobile Collective Fund. Edith invested in over 40 mobile, VR, AR, AI and machine learning startups, including Hooked - #1 reading app for millennium, DayDayCook - #1 Asian Cooking media and platform, Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human...

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Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Have a Surprising New Threat: Blockchain

block chain news hub iot design Content creation and distribution on the internet have traditionally been done through big corporations. Companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are the biggest hubs for people to post and share their works, whether writing, video, picture, or some other form of media.   Other users on these networks then 'like', 'share', or in some other way boost that content for greater attention. The whole process allows users and...

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Target Takes a Page Out of Wal-Mart’s Acquisition Playbook

target same day delivery Target has for the past few months been reinvesting in itself, rolling out its own private-label brands and keeping especially quiet on the acquisition front, with rival Wal-Mart on a buying spree. Until now. Target announced plans on Monday to acquire Grand Junction, a San-Francisco based transportation technology company whose software manages retailers' local deliveries. This partnership will allow Target to send packages to guests faster and more efficiently, according to Target's chief supply...

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Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

google   The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us demystify the secrets to new managers' success. Using Project Oxygen, an internal study that analyzed more than 10,000 manager impressions including performance reviews, surveys, and nominations...

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