Tyler Technologies Acquires Socrata In what is sure to be some of the biggest gov tech business news of the year, Tyler Technologies has purchased the open data pioneer Socrata. Though Socrata will still continue to work with non-Tyler systems, the move will mean close — nigh-automatic, even — integration between Tyler's data-holding software and Socrata's data-sharing software.
How Much Bitcoin Have Ransomware Hackers Extorted? The answer isn't an easy one to arrive at, but researchers have come up with estimates based on known ransomware attacks. The MIT Technology Review has more details here.
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