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Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Successful Test of Dream Chaser Spacecraft

Last week, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced a successful atmospheric free-flight test of its Dream Chaser spacecraft, signaling the program is another achievement closer to orbital operations. The Dream Chaser is a reusable, multi-mission space utility vehicle capable of transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit, where the International Space Station resides, and is the only commercial, lifting-body vehicle capable of a runway landing. “The Dream Chaser flight test demonstrated excellent performance of the spacecraft’s aerodynamic design and the data shows that we are firmly on the path for safe, reliable orbital flight,” said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president of SNC’s Space System business area.

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk meets Erdogan in Turkey

By The Associated Press - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between his companies and Turkish firms, including the launch of Turkish satellites, a senior official said. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told state-run Anadolu Agency that the two also talked about electric cars and sustainable energy. The meeting took place at the presidential palace complex in Ankara.

Comodo Launches Free Service to Remove Website Malware

Many recent security breaches have been caused by poor website safety, allowing hackers to exploit vulnerabilities to steal data. Cyber security company Comodo is launching a free malware removal service for websites to help businesses stay secure. Once a business submits a request Comodo's security operations center analysts will instantly remove all malware, perform hack repairs, including checking the files, databases and any malicious code running to remove infection from the site, and keep the customer fully updated.

Francisco Partners Acquires Comodo CA business

Comodo Group has announced that the Comodo Certificate Authority (Comodo CA) business has been acquired by Francisco Partners. The news came on the same day that DigiCert announced the completion of its acquisition of Symantec’s CA assets. Both deals happening on the same day caused some surprise around the security markets. The Symantec deal was expected after its problems over the last year with this business. What wasn’t expected was Comodo also divesting itself of its CA assets. Comodo CA is the market leader by some distance.

SEO Company webSURGE Digital Marketing Receives IMPACT Award for B2B App Development

webSURGE Digital Marketing, a company that specializes in SEO, received the prestigious IMPACT Award for App Development B2B in recognition of its App Development for CooperVision. The Internet Marketing Association’s annual awards celebration was held on Sept. 29, 2017, at the Enclave in Las Vegas. The mission of IMA, a global organization of professional partners, is to create a database of proven internet marketing strategies that provide a foundation of success for those in sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, and creative development. IMA created the IMPACT Award to reward those whose innovation, effort, or creativity made a dynamic improvement for their clients in their respective industry.

Ayca Ariyoruk: “To Help Solve Global Conflicts, Populate the Digital Space with Human Facilitators”

We interviewed Ayca Ariyoruk, cross-cultural facilitator and partnerships manager for Soliya Inc., a not-for-profit, technology-enabled organisation educating young people across difference. Ayca is an international development expert and a cross cultural facilitator with over a decade of experience in policy advocacy and in facilitating public-private partnerships for global public good. Previously, as the director for communications at Turkish Philanthropy Funds, a New York based community foundation, Ayca supported education initiatives to empower marginalised youth. At the United Nations Association of the USA (now the UN Foundation), she devised policy research and advocacy campaigns in favour of transparency, reform and US leadership on a range of issues that were on the UN Security Council’s agenda. She started her career as a young scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a public educational foundation dedicated to informed debate on US foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Comodo Announces One Year Of Free Help Desk Support For MSPs

CLIFTON, N.J.,/PRNewswire/ --Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, today announced that the company is offering one year of the Comodo Help Desk support service, free for all managed service providers (MSPs). Comodo's 24/7 Help Desk gives MSPs the power to surpass client expectations and delivers superior service. It eliminates the need to hire additional employees and allows the MSP to scale quickly, manage more efficiently and grow its business without limits. Comodo takes over the troubleshooting, setup, tune up and maintenance so you and your team can focus on higher level projects.

Symantec Sells SSL Business to DigiCert for $950M in Cash and 30% Shares

In the face of devastating penalties prepared by Google, Symantec announced plans to sell its SSL issuance certificate business to rival company DigiCert. The price of the acquisition is $950 million in upfront cash and a 30 percent stake in DigiCert stock at the closing of the transaction. At the time of writing, Symantec was the third largest SSL provider on the market after Comodo and IdenTrust, with a market share of 14% and SSL certificates running on 5.5% of the Internet's domains. DigiCert is ranked sixth with a 2.2% market share and certificates on 0.9% of the Internet's sites. On the other hand, DigiCert has a bigger presence in the IoT market, where its SSL certs are often used to encrypt traffic between smart devices and vendor servers.

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Ranking the World’s Most Valuable Brands

Tech has already conquered the stock market and the realm of digital advertising. Now the technology sector also has a strangle hold on another measure: the value of consumer brands. The massive scale and reach of tech companies has helped their brand values to skyrocket over the last decade. In fact, even just adding Google and Apple’s most recent numbers together gives a figure that rivals the GDP of Sweden.

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