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Building for iOS and Android: Getting started with Google’s Flutter

Video: Why Android developers at Google I/O are excited about Flutter Google’s new Flutter cross-platform development platform is intended to build code that runs on iOS and Android. Perhaps best thought of as a competitor to Microsoft’s Xamarin, it uses Google’s Dart language, with a C++ runtime and a set of user interface widgets for iOS and for Android, based… Read more →

Google’s deep learning system aims to tame electronic health records

Google is betting that its deep learning systems can sort through the electronic health record morass. At Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai outlined how the company was using its artificial intelligence and machine learning infrastructure to better predict healthcare outcomes. The field is emerging on multiple fronts, but much of healthcare data is unstructured and requires a lot of wrangling…. Read more →

Twilio Q1 results top estimates

Cloud-based communications provider Twilio reported better-than-expected first quarter financial results on Tuesday. The San Francisco-based company delivered a Q1 net loss of $24.3 million, or 25 cents per share. Twilio’s non-GAAP earnings clocked in at a loss of four cents a share on revenue of $129.1 million, up 49 percent year over year. Wall Street was expecting a loss of… Read more →

Earnings roundup: New Relic, Hortonworks report strong quarters

New Relic led the tech earnings parade on Tuesday, publishing solid fourth quarter financial results that satisfied targets for both earnings and revenue. The software analytics company posted a net loss of $7.5 million, or 13 cents per share. On a non-GAAP basis, the net income was nine cents per share on revenue of $98.4 million, up 34 percent year-over-year…. Read more →

Two important words you didn’t hear during Google I/O

(Image: YouTube live stream) Two words you didn’t hear at Google I/O today: security and privacy. For reasons unknown to us, there wasn’t a single highlight, feature, app, or functionality that revolved around security or privacy. The transcript showed just one reference, which was one speaker inviting attendees to learn more about the security in Android P at a “security… Read more →

Google makes it easier to incorporate machine learning into mobile apps

Google on Tuesday is rolling out a new tool that makes it easier for mobile developers to incorporate machine learning into their apps. read this ​Google I/O vs. Microsoft Build: Dueling yet similar visions for developers Google and Microsoft outline their roadmaps and advances for developers. Don’t be surprised if the two tech giants’ AI-infused visions rhyme. Read More The… Read more →

Google preps TPU 3.0 for AI, machine learning, model training

While Google is focused on artificial intelligence and making Google Assistant smarter and more conversational, the company needs processing horsepower to make it happen. Enter TPU 3.0. Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlined TPU 3.0, short for the third version of the Tensor Processing Unit. TPUs are Google’s custom application specific processor to accelerate machine learning and model training. These TPUs… Read more →

​Red Hat and Microsoft bring OpenShift to Azure

Video: Microsoft gains protected-level cloud classification from ASD Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More At Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Red Hat and Microsoft announced they were bringing Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s Kubernetes container orchestration platform, to Microsoft’s Azure, Microsoft’s… Read more →

Square launches restaurant POS system with integrated delivery function

Square is taking another bite out of the restaurant space with the launch of a specialized point-of-sale system with on-demand delivery integration. The platform leverages technology from Square’s existing POS system Register and relies heavily on its food delivery business Caviar, resulting in a combined first-party ordering platform and point of sale. In terms of restaurant workflows, Square for Restaurants… Read more →

Otis launches smart elevator, people mover platform Otis One

Otis has launched Otis One, an Internet of things platform to connect its elevators, share data and offer analytics for predictive maintenance. The effort highlights how enterprises are digitizing to become de facto technology vendors. Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp., manufactures and maintains elevators, escalators and moving walkways. See: UTC CIO Vince Campisi: Connecting the dots between data,… Read more →

Google Research becomes Google AI to reflect AI-first ambitions

Google Research is now simply called Google AI to reflect how all of the company’s efforts revolve around artificial intelligence and machine learning. In a blog post, Google outlined the rebranding move. Why? Google noted that all of its research efforts such as computer vision, healthcare and machine learning intersect with AI. Another key thread: Google is a unit of… Read more →

One month with the Huawei P20 Pro: Long battery life, awesome cameras, and useful settings

Read this Huawei, ZTE deny U.S. charges; House lawmakers unconvinced An ongoing U.S. House investigation into the Chinese telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE continue to stir. Huawei believes the claims are simply: “allegations based on allegations.” Read More Huawei sent along a P20, see my full review, and a P20 Pro, see Sandra’s full review, in early April and I… Read more →