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We had intel that could have stopped attacks – Sri Lanka PM

We had intel that could have stopped attacks – Sri Lanka PM

World
The Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people could have been prevented if key intelligence had been passed on correctly, the prime minister has admitted.Eight Britons were among those who died in a series of blasts across the country targeting churches and hotels, with more than 500 people in total left injured. Police have been investigating whether warnings of attacks were ignored or missed before the violence began, and now Ranil Wickremesinghe has confirmed there was a "breakdown of communication". ...
Intel and TPG in talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo for significantly more than $4.2 billion

Intel and TPG in talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo for significantly more than $4.2 billion

Finance
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early discussions to acquire security software company McAfee from TPG and Intel for a significant premium over the company's 2016 $ 4.2 billion valuation, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks may still fall apart and a deal announcement isn't expected soon, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. McAfee, founded by John McAfee in 1987, historically developed cybersecurity software for personal computers and servers, protecting users from malware and other viruses. This type of computer security prevented attacks on personal devices. ...
Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Technology
The former CEO of Intel is being named as the top executive at CDK Global, a company that provides technology to auto dealers. Brian Krzanich resigned from Intel in June after the company learned that he had carried on a consensual relationship with an employee. He had held the top job at the tech company for just over five years. He joined Intel Corp. in 1982 as an engineer. Companies have become more diligent about enforcing rules governing intercompany relationships in the #MeToo-era. Krzanich, 58, replaces Brian MacDonald at CDK Global, which has annual revenue of about $ 2 billion. Based outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, CDK provides technology and marketing services to auto dealers in more than 100 countries. It serves about 30,000 retailers and most automotive manuf...
Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Technology
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee. Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the company's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. Spokesman William Moss said Intel has had the policy in place for "many years." He declined to comment further. Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan will take over as interim CEO immediately. A search for a new CEO is underway. Corporate America is under intense pressure to enforce workplace policies on gender equality and sexual harassment. Thanks largely to the #MeToo era, even relationships that appear consensual are closely scrutinized — and often prohibited by companies — if they involve a power imbalance such as t...
Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

Technology
The next phase in data collection is right under your feet. Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It's a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people's movements. The sensors can also be used in office buildings to reduce energy costs and in nursing homes to determine when someone falls. But retailers make up the majority of Scanalytics' customers, highlighting one of several efforts brick-and-mortar stores are undertaking to better understand consumer habits and catch up with e-commerce giant Amazon. Physical stores have been at a disadvantage because they "don't have that granular level of understanding as to where users are entering, what they're do...