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Salt Security raises $20 million to protect APIs with AI

US-based Salt Security, a cybersecurity startup that helps companies protect APIs, has closed a USD 20 million Series A round. The company plans to use the new capital to renew its investments in product development and expand its sales and marketing teams. Salt’s platform aims to prevent cyber attacks with a combination of AI and machine learning techniques. It analyzes a copy of the traffic from web, software-as-a-service, mobile, microservice, and the Internet of Things (IoT) app APIs. Salt uses this process to understand each API and creates the basis for normal behavior tailored to customers and their applications. After that, Salt reveals anomalies that are identified as indicators of an attack during reconnaissance.

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Lenovo delivers world’s first 5G laptop with Verizon, EE, Sunrise and CMCC

Lenovo, one of the world’s leading personal technology companies producing innovative PCs and mobile internet devices, has announced strategic partnerships with Verizon, EE, Sunrise and CMCC for mass adoption of ultra-fast, low-latency laptop connectivity. Lenovo’s Yoga 5G laptop is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform to deliver high-speed 5G network connectivity. The company created a new 5G antenna system, which became the industry’s smallest 5G module with a design that allowed for 5G coverage in both laptop and tablet modes.

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Real-time video, voice services gain critical new cloud security offering from Redshift Networks Cloud UCTM

RedShift Networks has unveiled a new cloud service offering for service providers and enterprises to securely accelerate their migration to Unified Communications/Collaboration (UC) cloud services. According to Amitava Mukherjee, CEO and Co-Founder of RedShift Networks, RedShift’s new Cloud Unified Communication Threat Management (UCTM) offering delivers the award-winning product and technology to every type of customer in their choice of hardware, software and cloud-based product form factors. The company said that the new solution solves the global problem of existing cloud-based network security offerings missing costly and time-consuming threat vectors hiding in real-time UC/Collaboration apps.

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Nokia in pact with Broadcom to develop chips for 5G equipment

Telecom giant Nokia has announced a collaboration with Broadcom to develop chips for 5G equipment in a deal that follows agreements with Intel and Marvell. Initially, Nokia chose Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) chips for its 5G equipment that customers could reprogram, but high costs and supply difficulties last year made it change course. The company is now using cheaper custom chips to reduce costs and adds more suppliers to diversify its supply. The chip vendor Broadcom previously announced that it has entered into two multi-year agreements with the iPhone manufacturer Apple for the supply of wireless components used in its products.

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Twitter begins rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter is launching a new audio record feature to iOS users that will allow them to share thoughts in the audio form inside their feeds. Now, alongside options to attach photos or videos when writing a new tweet, there is a new button where users can record a quick audio message. In a blog post, Twitter said that “sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough, and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. So, starting today, we’re testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter – your very own voice.” Each voice tweet will capture up to 140 seconds of audio, and when the time limit is reached, a new voice tweet will start automatically to create a thread.

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