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ServiceNow buys AI startup Parlo

ServiceNow said Thursday that it will acquire Parlo, a Silicon Valley-based startup that trains algorithms for conversational machines. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Parlo’s technology aims to bring natural language understanding into enterprise systems, giving machines the ability to understand the nuances of human expression. ServiceNow said it plans to incorporate Parlo’s technology across its entire suite… Read more →

Twitter says bug exposed user plaintext passwords

(Image: file photo) Twitter has admitted that user passwords were briefly stored in plaintext and may have been exposed to the company’s internal tools. In a blog post, the microblogging site urged users to change their passwords. “When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see… Read more →

Amazon opens more monetization tools for Alexa developers

Amazon announced Thursday that Alexa developers have a couple more options for monetizing their Alexa skills. The company has opened up access to two of its monetization tools for Alexa developers: in-skill purchasing and Amazon Pay for Alexa skills. The tools were previously available to only a handful of brands. Alexa is the brain of Amazon’s Echo and digital assistant… Read more →

Top tech inventions that drive modern life expectancy

Robotics 11 bio-inspired robots that walk, wiggle, and soar like the real things Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/top-tech-inventions-that-drive-modern-life-expectancy/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Top tech inventions that drive modern life expectancyhttps://www.zdnet.com/pictures/top-tech-inventions-that-drive-modern-life-expectancy/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png

Twitter to move cold storage, Hadoop clusters to Google Cloud Platform

Twitter said it plans to move its cold storage and Hadoop clusters to Google Cloud Platform and out of its data centers. For Google Cloud Platform, the Twitter account is another key win beyond Spotify, Etsy and other enterprises. Twitter is already an Amazon Web Services customer. The Google Cloud Platform deal doesn’t replace AWS, but diversifies Twitter’s cloud footprint…. Read more →

Singapore firms struggling to keep up with security patches

Singapore organisations are struggling to cope with the volume of security patches, with 78 percent saying they lack adequate resources to keep pace and 74 percent citing the inability to take critical systems offline so these can be patched quickly. As it was, these companies spent an average of 154 hours a week rolling out patches for their applications and… Read more →

Best iPhone charging cables you can buy

Mobility Don’t buy these Apple products (May 2018 edition) Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/best-iphone-charging-cables-you-can-buy/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Best iPhone charging cables you can buyhttps://www.zdnet.com/pictures/best-iphone-charging-cables-you-can-buy/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png

Google Assistant now connects to over 5,000 smart home devices

Google on Thursday touted that its Google Assistant is now available on more than 5,000 smart home devices, up from the 1,500 devices that were supported back in January. Google Assistant uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to get to know users over time, based on their behavior patterns and preferences. When it was launched in 2016, the digital assistant… Read more →

Microsoft touts LinkedIn, Graph API and AI foundations of its new Bing ad service

Microsoft is touting its new Audience Network marketing service as making use of some of its core assets, including the Microsoft Graph and LinkedIn profile information. Credit: Microsoft Like every Microsoft service these days, Microsoft Audience Network also is “AI-powered” and makes use of machine learning, according to a May 3 blog post announcing the service. (The relevancy matching, pricing… Read more →

Hello Kitty: Malware targets Drupal to mine for cryptocurrency

File Photo The latest version of the Kitty malware family is targeting Drupal websites in an effort to mine cryptocurrency. According to researchers from Imperva’s Incapsula, Kitty is the latest malware to attack the Drupal content management system (CMS) for the purpose of cryptojacking. It has been just over a month since the Drupalgeddon 2.0 (CVE-2018-7600) exploit was published. The… Read more →

Laboratory on-a-phone detects viruses, bacterial infections

Washington State University Researchers have developed a portable laboratory on-a-phone which could provide improved healthcare for rural, remote, and developing areas. According to Washington State University scientists, the miniature laboratory has close to the same success as traditional lab testing. In tests with 771 patient samples of 12 common viral and bacterial infectious diseases, the lab equipment only returned false… Read more →