Israel’s Iron Dome Is a Failure – Just Like Their Foreign Policy

Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome defense system is more like an iron sieve. It fails to destroy all but a few of the rockets that Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups fire at Israeli communities. But Israel’s early-warning civil-defense systems have proved highly effective. The radar-guided Iron Dome missile, meant to intercept and smash incoming rockets […]

Amazon Unlimited Offers Netflix-style Programming

NEW YORK — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users. The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to […]

Why Amazon’s Local Marketplace Will Be a Consumer Win

Retail giant Amazon’s rumored move into local services could have a massive impact on consumers if the Seattle-based firm successfully taps its vast trove of information. Citing people familiar with the matter, Reuters reports that Amazon is planning to launch a marketplace for local services later this year. This would pit the online retailer against the likes […]

New Bugs Found in SSL Software that Caused Heartbleed Vulnerability

Security researchers have uncovered new bugs in the Web encryption software that caused the pernicious “Heartbleed” Internet threat that surfaced in April. Experts said the newly discovered vulnerabilities in OpenSSL, which could allow hackers to spy on communications, do not appear to be as serious a threat as “Heartbleed.” Read more about Heartbleed here.

Alibaba Preps Employees for $40 Billion Windfall

(Reuters) – As Alibaba prepares for what could be the biggest tech company IPO to date, the Chinese e-commerce giant has been counselling employees on how to deal with the roughly $41 billion they could unlock through a New York listing. While some staffers have enquired if premium brand BMW sells cars in Alibaba’s corporate […]