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​Red Hat introduces Kubernetes Operators software development toolkit

Video: Cloud computing: Limited progress on multi-cloud strategies At Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Red Hat introduced Kubernetes Operators to the Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem. This provides an easy path for independent software vendors (ISVs) to deliver tested and validated Kubernetes applications on OpenShift. Red Hat picked up Kubernetes Operators as part of its CoreOS acquisition. Kubernetes Operators are… Read more →

Microsoft’s Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5′ build introduces cloud clipboard

Microsoft is finally debuting its anticipated cloud clipboard technology as part of the latest Windows 10 “Redstone 5″ test build. Credit: Microsoft On May 9, Microsoft rolled out Redstone 5 Build number 17666 to Insider testers in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. That build includes a number of the Sets windows-management features Microsoft officials discussed at Build 2018, its… Read more →

Ten Alexa skills to celebrate Mom

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ServiceNow launches Virtual Agent, aims to resolve issues via bot

ServiceNow launched conversational bot technology called Virtual Agent that aims to complete work from conversations and resolve issues for customers and employees via automation. Virtual Agent, which will be embedded into ServiceNow’s platform, is designed to handle issues like resetting a password as well as other business tasks like ordering a phone. The idea is that the Virtual Agent bot… Read more →

Comcast Business launches analytics for SmartOffice video, motion detection

Comcast Business has rolled out analytics for the video monitoring within its SmartOffice service. The feature, Smart Office Motion Insights, takes video footage from cameras and motion detection to help small and medium sized businesses optimize settings. For instance, businesses can adjust staffing based on foot traffic and times of day. Comcast’s SmartOffice Motion Insights aggregates camera data as well… Read more →

Groupon shares climb on Q1 earnings beat

Shares of Groupon climbed as much as 10 percent Wednesday morning after the company reported better-than-expected first quarter financial results. The daily deals company reported a first quarter net loss of $6.9 million, or one cent per share. The non-GAAP EPS was three cents per share on a revenue of $626.5 million, down by seven percent year-over-year. Wall Street was… Read more →

Adobe: Experiencing the experiential, part one

Video: Adobe rolls out updates to Experience Manager I know I’m late on this one by a couple of months. But, hopefully, the wait is worth it. First, I apologize for taking so long to get this out. My other excuse is that I had six client-related projects to do in the course of the past few weeks. Plus, I’m… Read more →

Walmart finally confirms $16B bid to acquire India’s Flipkart

Following weeks of intense market speculation and a premature leak from SoftBank CEO, Walmart has finally confirmed it is forking out US$16 billion to acquire a 77 percent stake in Indian e-commerce giant, Flipkart. The remaining shares would be retained by the latter’s existing shareholders, including Flipkart’s co-founder and CEO Binny Bansal, Tencent Holdings, Tiger Global Management, and Microsoft, said… Read more →

Vodafone to acquire Liberty Global assets in $21.8 billion deal

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global assets across Europe in order to expand mobile, cable, and broadband offerings across the region. In a statement on Wednesday, the telecoms giant said it would purchase Liberty Global’s operations in Germany (Unitymedia), the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania. The deal, worth €18.4 billion ($21.8 billion), is intended to “accelerate Vodafone’s converged communications… Read more →

Intel and Packet collaborate to offer no-cost access to Optane SSDs

Packet, a leading bare metal cloud and infrastructure automation provider for developers, is entering a partnership with Intel to push the chip giant’s Optane SSD as a datacenter fast storage and memory solution. See also : Don’t buy these Apple products (May 2018 edition) The companies have come together to offer no-cost on-demand access to a fleet of Intel Xeon… Read more →

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 →