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Slack launches its first AI search feature

Image via Slack. Workplace collaboration platform Slack is rolling out its first feature from the Search Learning & Intelligence (SLI) group. Formed a year ago, Slack’s SLI group is a team of 12 people working to build an intelligent layer on top of Slack via search and machine learning technology. The new functionality is essentially an AI-powered search feature that… Read more →

Microsoft’s Power BI Premium delivers enterprise-grade features and bulk discounts

Microsoft’s Power BI is going gangbusters and everyone in the BI world knows it. One of the things that propelled the product to its current rate of success is that it comes in at the entry-level, providing a very powerful free tier and charging only $10/month (per user) for the Pro subscription. In other words, Microsoft went bottom-up instead of… Read more →

Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you

A new privacy-busting technique that tracks consumers through the use of ultrasonic tones may have once sounded like the stuff of science fiction novels, but today it’s reality. These near-silent tones can’t be picked up by the human ear, but there are apps in your phone that are always listening for them. This technology is called ultrasonic cross-device tracking, and… Read more →

Sprint launches Magic Box, an LTE small cell to boost coverage, network

Sprint has launched an all-wireless small cell designed to provide better LTE coverage inside of homes and businesses in a move that could make its network more dense. The small cell—dubbed the Sprint Magic Box–is designed to be plugged in without installation, router or Wi-Fi. The Magic Box covers 30,000 square feet inside and extends to 100 meters outside. Businesses… Read more →

Singapore looks for answers to key challenges in AI, data science

The Singapore government is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and data science for answers, as it introduces new initiatives to boost these sectors and resolve challenges the country faces. The National Research Foundation (NRF), a unit under the Prime Minister’s Office, would be investing up to S$150 million (US$107.43 million) over five years in a new initiative aimed at developing… Read more →

How can IT leaders turn their great ideas into reality?

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Does Windows 10 need antivirus software? (And more top Google queries answered)

Google’s autosuggest feature lets you know, sometimes with spooky accuracy, what other people are looking for when conducting queries similar to yours. So, with Google’s help, we provide answers to a few of the most popular searches about Windows 10. Does Windows 10 need antivirus software? There’s no easy yes-or-no answer to this controversial question. Every copy of Windows 10… Read more →

How Apple’s services business stacks up against subscription-based rivals

Apple said it had 165 million subscriptions as of its fiscal second quarter and $7.04 billion in revenue. Simply put, Apple services–App Store, Apple Care, Apple Pay and digital content–are on an annual run rate approaching $30 billion and on par with a cable giant like Comcast. Apple in the Enterprise: A Strategic Guide Once a pariah in the enterprise,… Read more →

Cyber cooperation leads to cybersecurity, so why won’t Australia cyber do it?

For years now, chief information security officers and others have been telling organisations to share cybersecurity information to improve their defences. But few do, except perhaps within their own closed industry groups. In Sydney on Wednesday, Steve Ingram explained why. Ingram is the Asia Pacific Cyber Lead for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has worked previously with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption,… Read more →