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Information Technology News

  • SoftBank CEO Sees Massive Data, AI as Key to 'Information Revolution'
    on July 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an "information revolution," that will benefit people more than the 19th Century Industrial Revolution. Son [pictured above], Japan's richest person, told Softbank customers and partners gathered at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday that he believes […]

  • Microsoft Scrambles To Play in New Game of Sports Analytics
    on July 23, 2017 at 11:43 am

    The Seattle Reign's win early this month was the product of conditioning. And the singular talent of Megan Rapinoe. The U.S. women's national soccer team star struck first with a 30-yard sprint that caught a Portland Thorns center back off guard, intercepting a lazy pass for a tap in goal. In the second half, Rapinoe, who just turned 32, outran a younger defender to get on the end of a long pass […]

  • What Is a Neural Compute Stick and Why Would You Want One?
    on July 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Building on technology acquired through its purchase of Movidius last year, Intel has launched a USB tool and software developer kit designed to help developers add deep-learning capabilities to a wide range of "edge" devices. The Movidius Neural Compute Stick uses deep neural network processing and machine vision technology to "reduce barriers to developing, tuning and deploying AI [artificial […]

  • Facebook Placing Ads in Growing Number of Places
    on July 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Facebook has a cash cow. It's called News Feed, and for the past five years, it has been the company's core moneymaker and source of revenue growth. But there is a problem looming: Facebook has been saying for the past year that it is running out of places to put ads in News Feed. The company has determined that it can't put more ads into users' feeds without harming their experience. The […]

  • Cloud Milestone: Microsoft's Office 365 Beats Out Traditional Office
    on July 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Six years later, new Office has dethroned the old Office. Revenue from business sales of the Office 365 productivity suite topped traditional corporate Office sales for the first time last quarter, Microsoft said, a milestone in the Redmond company's transition from selling packaged software to cloud-computing products. Microsoft first started selling its iconic collection of Word, PowerPoint, […]

  • Lyft Dives Into Autonomous Vehicles with Level 5
    on July 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul passengers and gather data. It may even share computer software and […]

  • Inside AlphaBay's World of Drugs, Guns and Hacking Tools
    on July 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Two so-called "dark Web" sites dedicated to illegal drug and arms sales have been seized in an audacious sting operation, and the suspected ringleader has committed suicide, U.S. Justice Department officials said Thursday. Canadian Alexandre Cazes, 25, who was suspected of creating an illegal online marketplace called AlphaBay, was arrested by Thai authorities earlier this month. He committed […]

  • Update Your iPhone, iPad To Squash Dangerous Wi-Fi Bug
    on July 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Apple yesterday made a number of security updates to its iOS mobile operating system, including a fix for a Wi-Fi chip vulnerability that could let hackers gain wireless access to iPhones and iPads. The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses nearly four dozen security flaws, one of which, called "Broadpwn," lies in the Broadcom Wi-Fi chip used in many iPhones and Android devices. Google announced an […]

  • Is the Future of the Contact Center in the Cloud?
    on July 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    DMG Consulting conducted a worldwide benchmark study regarding cloud-based applications, channels, and satisfaction in Q3 2013. This study of 169 enterprise, contact center, IT, operations, and sales and marketing executives, managers, and leaders in organizations of all sizes found that 62 percent of the respondents' organizations were already using one or more cloud-based contact center systems […]

  • Amazon Quietly Buys a Startup To Make Alexa Smarter
    on July 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in May to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant and other services, according to four sources familiar with the deal but unauthorized to discuss it. The previously unreported acquisition of Graphiq Inc. and its more than 100 employees has given Amazon a new Southern California outpost. It recently began looking […]