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AT&T launches expanded IoT professional services

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) AT&T on Tuesday announced it’s teamed up with Ericsson to offer expanded professional services capabilities for Internet of Things solutions. AT&T launched its IoT professional services in January 2017, including consulting, application solutions, device lifecycle solutions, and managed services and support for enterprises. AT&T said the Ericsson partnership will now allow it to offer Global Device… Read more →

Common shortcodes gain traction, as texting best engages customers

Video: Westpac launches iMessage for iOS Creating marketing campaigns with effective text messages can increase traffic in stores and convert customer leads into sales. special feature Tech Budgets 2018: A CXO’s Guide Our research shows where organizations are spending their IT budgets in 2018 and what their top priorities are. We also offer practical advice on how to put your… Read more →

Nokia launches smart city platform, services, IoT management tools

special feature Louisville and the Future of the Smart City Louisville, Kentucky is building a unique bridge between the smart city and the smart home. Here’s what communities and citizens can learn about the benefits of the onrushing digital transformation. Read More Nokia launched a set of services and technologies to manage a smart city’s video surveillance, network, Internet of… Read more →

Moneyball for movies: Data science and AI in Hollywood

Data science and related disciplines, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, have become table stakes in almost all areas of software. From marketing to customer service and beyond, data and analytics are changing existing enterprise processes and enabling new ones. Read this Data science vs the hunch: What happens when the figures contradict your gut instinct? Despite the widespread… Read more →

Atlassian opens access to Stride’s developer API

Atlassian is opening up access to an API for developers to build custom apps and bots integrated with Stride. techrepublic How Sephora is leveraging AR and AI to transform retail and help customers buy cosmetics Beauty retailer Sephora followed customer technology trends to command the cosmetic industry worldwide. Here’s an inside look at its successful digital transformation. Read More Atlassian… Read more →

A third of teens do not trust online content from family and friends

We live in a world that is content crazed. Consumers spend about the same amount of time sleeping as engaging with online content (7.8 hours per day). This time online increases with teens, and millennials, who engage with content for 11.1 hours, and 9.6 hours per day on average respectively, according to a new survey from software company Adobe. techrepublic… Read more →

Walmart’s online sales growth stalls in the fourth quarter

Image via Walmart Walmart’s usually red-hot online sales growth is showing signs of a cool down. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported fourth quarter e-commerce sales growth of 23 percent, marking a significant decline from 50 percent growth the previous quarter. techrepublic How Sephora is leveraging AR and AI to transform retail and help customers buy cosmetics Beauty retailer… Read more →

Tesla cloud systems exploited by hackers to mine cryptocurrency

Tesla Tesla’s cloud environment has been exploited by threat actors to mine cryptocurrencies, researchers have discovered. On Tuesday, cloud security firm RedLock released the firm’s 2018 Cloud Security Trends report which documents the discovery of an unprotected Kubernetes console belonging to automaker Tesla. The Kubernetes console is used to automate the deployment, scaling, and operation of application containers, virtualized software,… Read more →

Sony wants to bring AI taxi services to Japanese streets

File Photo Sony plans to lead a new joint venture (JV) designed to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based taxi service for Japan. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More According to a statement on Tuesday (translated), Sony and six local taxi companies — Green… Read more →

Adecco snaps up online recruitment firm Vettery

File Photo Adecco has announced the acquisition of Vettery in the hopes of increasing its footprint in the online recruitment industry. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More On Tuesday, Adecco said the buyout will “strengthen the Adecco Group’s Professional Staffing & Solutions business… Read more →

Apple patches iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS for message crash bug

Apple has released patches for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS to patch the bug that causes apps like Messages to crash due to the inability to render a character in the Indian language Telugu. Must read: Apple products you shouldn’t buy in 2018 iOS 11.2.6, macOS 10.13.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and watchOS 4.2.3. all patch the “Telugu” bug. These patches also… Read more →

Singapore Competition Commission to further assess Uber’s partnership bid with local taxi operator

Singapore’s competition watchdog says it needs to further assess and ascertain that local taxi operator ComfortDelGro’s proposed bid to acquire a 51 percent stake in Uber Technologies’ car rental business, will not infringe anti-competitive guidelines. The Competition Commission of Singapore said it had completed an initial review, but was “unable to conclusively determine that competition issues will not arise”. This… Read more →