São Paulo seeks tech startups

The city government of São Paulo will be selecting a group of technology-based startups for the second edition of its fostering scheme, SP Stars. Some 50 startups will be selected to take part in the initiative, which will, for the first time, also include five international ventures. ​Big dreams, big failures: Why most startups flop and what we can learn… Read more →

How Microsoft plans to turn Azure into an ‘AI cloud’

Microsoft has been using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to improve performance and efficiencies of Bing and Azure for the last few years. But next year, Microsoft plans to make this kind of FPGA processing power available to developers who will be able to use it to run their own tasks, including intensive artificial-intelligence ones, like deep-neural-networking (DNN). At its Build… Read more →

The PC is here to stay – just like Microsoft Paint

ed bott Windows 10 no longer supported? How to tell if your PC is eligible for latest version Millions of three- and four-year-old PCs are being blocked from installing the latest Windows 10 feature update. Is your PC at risk? Here are two ways to check for potential problems. Read More Microsoft never actually said Paint was going away. However,… Read more →

Excel errors: How Microsoft’s spreadsheet may be hazardous to your health

Tech Pro Research Windows 10 power tips: Secret shortcuts to your favorite settings Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific pages with a single click Read More Research has found that up to 90 percent of all spreadsheets… Read more →

Waterfield Designs Bolt Backpack review: High quality professional backpack made in the US

As a commuter who rides the Sounder train daily for 45 minutes each way, I see nearly every person on the train with some kind of bag that carries their computer, lunch, work papers, tablets, smartphones, workout gear, toiletries, and more. A daily gear bag is essential for millions and spending a bit more on one that will last for… Read more →

Starbucks to step up rollout of "digital flywheel" strategy

Starbucks will start rolling out more of its “digital flywheel” strategy in the fall as it aims to keep store sales growing via customer personalization, frequency and its rewards program. In its fiscal third quarter results, Starbucks said that its Starbucks Rewards membership was up 8 percent from a year ago to 13.3 million members. Starbucks Rewards also accounted for… Read more →

Bring enterprise networks out of the dark ages!

I have the pleasure of presenting an important blog from my fellow Telstra co-worker — Martin Bishop, Head of Programmable Networks, Telstra Global Products. Martin is a thought leader when it comes to international Telecoms and technology thought leader. Broad experience conceptualising, developing, and growing new technology portfolios. Thanks for the introduction Craig, for me enterprise networks have missed the… Read more →

Singapore should not criminalise good intent to encourage data sharing in cybersecurity

The Singapore government should not criminalise cybersecurity activities carried out with good intent in order to encourage the sharing of valuable threat information, which will help the industry better combat attacks. It also should clearly define its proposed mandate that would compel organisations to report a data breach within 72 hours, particularly since it typically took weeks or even months… Read more →

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was, for a day, the world’s richest man

Today’s five richest people according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. (Image: screenshot) Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos was briefly the world’s richest man today when Amazon’s share price surged just ahead of the company’s quarterly results. When they peaked at $1,083.31, Bezos was worth $92.3 billion, which put him ahead of Bill Gates’s $90.8 billion fortune. Bloomberg promptly reported: Jeff Bezos Surpasses… Read more →

Robotic furniture transforms tiny apartment

Home robots are the promised land of a consumer market that has been on the precipice of burgeoning for a few years. But aside from a roving vacuum cleaner-turned-spy or a Tesla with some self-driving functionality, you probably don’t have a robot in your house. (Cue pedantic debate about dishwashers and washing machines.) One company is hoping to take a… Read more →

2017’s biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches — so far

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