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House Passes Bill Aimed at Boosting Cybersecurity at U.S. Ports

The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill meant to boost cybersecurity at the nation’s seaports. H.R. 3101, the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017 was passed in the wake of the...
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Dell, Rackspace Collaborate to Sell ‘Cheaper’ Private Cloud

Cloud hosting company Rackspace said Monday it has partnered with Dell EMC to offer what it termed an “easy-to-consume private cloud as-a-service offering” service for enterprises that may not be able to afford a high-cost flat rate plan. The offering...
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Verizon, Corning Collaborate on $1.05B Fiber Optic Deal

Verizon Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has committed to a three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) to provide fiber optic cable and associated hardware for Verizon to ensure critical coverage and capacity for its nationwide wireless...
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Qualcomm Peeved it Must Refund $814.9 Million to BlackBerry

Chipmaker Qualcomm Incorporated announced Wednesday a binding interim arbitration award requiring the company to refund a sum of $814.9 million, plus interest and attorneys’ fees, to BlackBerry Incorporated related to royalties for certain past sales of subscriber units. In 2016,...
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Annual Cap on H-1B Visa For High-Skilled Workers Maxes Out in Only Five Days

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Friday it has attained a cap of 85,000 H1-B visa applications for the fiscal year, only five days after opening the new application period. H-1B visas are often granted to foreign tech workers,...