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Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Amazon on Tuesday said this year marked its “biggest holiday season” yet with record level sales. Its Alexa voice assistant landed in more homes, with “tens of millions of Alexa-enabled” devices sold during the period. read this Amazon’s Echo Dot, Tap, Alexa equate to Amazon Everywhere strategy The company’s Alexa platform–along with integration with third parties and replenishment systems like… Read more →

Brazilian telcos call for "intelligent net neutrality"

Telecommunication companies doing business in Brazil have started a debate about loosening net neutrality rules following the United States’ decision to scrap its own regulation. After the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to scrap rules protecting net neutrality in America, Brazil’s National Union of Fixed and Mobile Telecom Companies (Sinditelebrasil) released a statement calling for the current rules to… Read more →

Google eyeing brick and mortar stores in India to push Pixel: Report

CNET/CBS Interactive Google is readying to launch brick and mortar stores in India to boost Pixel smartphone sales, according to Economic Times. Buying a Pixel 2? Here’s what Google will give you for your old iPhone It could make buying the Pixel 2 easier, but don’t expect great prices. Read More The launch of brick and mortar stores in India… Read more →

UKFast plans to open Raspberry Pi cafes in Manchester schools

Students in the Raspberry Pi cafe at Broadoak school in Partington Image credit: UKFast UKFast, a cloud-hosting company based in Manchester, plans to invest £100,000 in opening another five Raspberry Pi cafes in schools in the Greater Manchester area. The expansion is based on the success of its first cafe in Broadoak school in Partington, where Raspberry Pi computers are… Read more →

Gaps in software slowing down security professionals

Gaps in software systems are slowing down security teams who are estimated to spend 10 hours a week dealing with the inefficiencies. More a third of IT decision-makers estimated that their security staff spent at least three hours daily on tasks that otherwise could have been handled by better software, revealed a study commissioned by LogRhythm. Conducted by Widmeyer, the… Read more →