Apple has quietly added a new “Lockdown Mode” to iOS 16, iPadOS16, and macOS Ventura that allows users to restrict the channels often used by the most intrusive exploits and hacks. It’s designed to protect journalists, dissidents, and others at risk of state-sponsored snooping. This and more on this week’s Rundown. Head to GestaltIT.com for shownotes.
As anyone who’s paid attention to Mobility Field Day knows, Celona is the king of private 5G. Now they’ve announced that Google Cloud will integrate Celona 5G LAN into their private cellular network solutions running on Google Distributed Cloud Edge (GDC Edge). What kind of company is looking to implement this technology?
StorCentric combinind Nexsan, Violin, Vexata, Drobo, Retrospect, and more into a budget supergroup over the last few years, but it sounds like things aren’t going according to plan. Drobo filed Chapter 11 recently, and now StorCentric itself is announcing that it has zero cash on hand and a looming $25 million note coming due. Is this the end of the line for some great technology or just a bump in the road?
4:52 | Scale Computing Scales Up
Scrappy HCI player Scale Computing has scooped up another $55 million in funding, bringing their total to $203 million. We’re big fans of this frequent Field Day presenter, and they bring affordable and practical solutions to a market dominated by big players like VMware and Nutanix. What should we make of this after a half-dozen previous small funding rounds?
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Former Broadcom CFO Tom Krause is leaving the company just as his biggest deal, the acquisition of VMware, is looming. He was seen as the architect of the deal as head of the company’s software division, but now he’s out. Is the infusion of VMware talent leaving less space for existing broadcom execs?
We’ve spoken before about the $52 billion CHIPS Act which funded semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. But that money still hasn’t arrived, and chipmakers are starting to pump the brakes. Intel has delayed the groundbreaking of their $20 billion Ohio fab, and TSMC is saying they might slow construction in Arizona. Could this expansion be in jeopardy?
10:43 | Apple is Working on the Lockdown
Apple has quietly added a new “Lockdown Mode” to iOS 16, iPadOS16, and macOS Ventura that allows users to restrict the channels often used by the most intrusive exploits and hacks. It’s designed to protect journalists, dissidents, and others at risk of state-sponsored snooping. What are the implications for the user, the industry, and each of us?
17:25 | The Week Ahead
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