Verizon purchase could prompt Yahoo name change | On iPhone's 10th anniversary, is Apple what it once was? | Nokia introduces its first Android smartphone
January 10, 2017
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Verizon purchase could prompt Yahoo name change
Yahoo to become Altaba, Mayer to leave board
Mayer (Johannes Eisele/Getty Images)
Yahoo will change its name to Altaba and CEO Marissa Mayer will leave the board along with five other directors as part of the company's transformation if its main internet properties are acquired by Verizon. However, that deal has not been finalized and may be affected by two recent hacks of Yahoo accounts.
The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model)/Bloomberg (1/10),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (1/10) 
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5 Steps of Moving Apps to the Cloud
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Technology & Trends
On iPhone's 10th anniversary, is Apple what it once was?
On iPhone's 10th anniversary, is Apple what it once was?
Jobs with iPhone (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and its dramatic introduction by Steve Jobs. Apple's ensuing innovations in the smartphone market helped it achieve unparalleled success, although Android and innovative Asian makers have since achieved ever greater market share and now appear ascendant.
Financial Post (Canada) (1/9),  ZDNet (1/9) 
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Nokia introduces its first Android smartphone
Nokia introduces its first Android smartphone
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Under the new ownership of HMD Global, Nokia has rolled out its first Android-based smartphone, the Nokia 6. The hardware is largely familiar, but Nokia says the phone -- due to go on sale soon in China -- will offer exceptional battery life.
TheNextWeb.com (1/8),  Reuters (1/7) 
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IT Channel
AT&T aims to give partners a leg up on IoT services
AT&T has introduced the IoT Partner Program to help companies it works with profit from its internet of things assets, saying the program will offer many resources, including access to IoT engineers. Meanwhile, AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said the wireless provider would focus on "entertainment first, connectivity second" this year.
Channel Partners (1/6),  Digital Trends (1/6) 
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IT Workforce
CIOs will need to cross train, as well as recruit to fill cybersecurity job gap
Cybersecurity jobs are in abundance in 2017, but the mid- and senior-level positions will be the hardest to fill. Cross-training IT workers is one answer for filling these experienced roles, along with recruiting new staff and outsourcing some security roles, Steve Morgan writes.
CSO (1/6) 
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Policy Watch
Panel recommends US defense of high-end chip biz
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended Friday that the US protect its advanced semiconductor capabilities against the $150 billion program by China to bolster and promote its domestic chip industry. "We found that Chinese policies are distorting markets in ways that undermine innovation, subtract from US market share and put US national security at risk," the panel said in its report.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (1/8),  Bloomberg (1/6),  Reuters (1/6) 
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Congress creates cybersecurity plan
Congress is working on a new cybersecurity plan after the director of national intelligence released a report stating that a Russian hacking group tried to manipulate the US election. Efforts will include increased training for staffers and lawmakers.
USA Today (1/8) 
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CompTIA News
CompTIA to launch IT professional association
Expanding its activity to help foster an IT workforce that meets the technology sector's unmet job-skill needs, CompTIA has announced that it will launch its first IT professional association. The new association, to be officially activated this spring, will offer a multifaceted suite of member benefits for IT professionals of all types. The CompTIA Newsroom has the details.
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Fantastic solutions and where to find them
VARs and MSPs need to make a stronger commitment to strategy and take a more holistic approach to identify new business opportunities. That means setting aside more time for building and executing their long-term plans, reviewing information and identifying trends with their current and prospective clients. This CompTIA Blog article offers advice on how to create a formula for future solutions ... and success.
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Five IT skills companies are hiring for in 2017
Whether you're looking for a new job in tech or want to move up in your organization, knowing what skills employers are looking for can give you a leg up in climbing the career ladder. So, what skills are employers looking for? CompTIA's IT Careers Blog identifies five of the most in-demand skills for IT pros in 2017.
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