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Facebook removes 800 accounts and pages for political spam, disinformation

Facebook removed today 559 Pages and 251 accounts that engaged in political spam and disinformation –or “inauthentic activity,” as the company refers to this behavior. The social network said spam is a regular problem on its platform. Bad actors create multiple accounts to post, vote, and promote their own content, which is usually a link to a third-party website. Spammers… Read more →

Microsoft moves key technologies, including Cortana, from research to product groups

Microsoft is doing a bit of a reorg shuffle, yet again. This time, it’s the company’s AI + Research Group shedding some of its technologies and teams, which are moving into various product groups at the company. Cortana is one of the technologies that’s moving from AI + Research to the Experiences & Devices team, which is under Executive Vice… Read more →

Could this be Microsoft’s next HoloLens headset?

NASA JPL (via ‘The Ghost Howls’) A headset that looks like a less bulky version of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headset has been spotted in a video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Given NASA’s extensive work with the first-generation HoloLens, there’s a chance that the device could be something on which Microsoft’s working and/or is involved. Originally spotted by “The Ghost… Read more →

Survey: Migration to the cloud brings unplanned costs and headaches for many

IT organizations plan for their cloud migration and hope for cost savings and greater business agility, but once in the cloud, the majority exceed their budgets and discover a serious skill gap, according to a recent survey commissioned by IT services firm Softchoice. A survey of 250 North American companies found that, after completing cloud migration, 57 percent exceeded their… Read more →

New Relic acquires CoScale to expand Kubernetes support

Software analytics company New Relic on Thursday announced that it’s acquired the technology and key team members behind CoScale, a Belgian company with experience in monitoring Kubernetes environments. The acquisition will accelerate New Relic’s product roadmap and support its strategy of pushing container and microservices-based software architectures. New Relic also said it’s aiming to better serve DevOps teams looking to… Read more →

Microsoft’s patent move: Giant leap forward or business as usual?

From robotics to analytics, why NASA is offering startups over 1,000 patents for ‘free’ Startups could get a major lift from NASA if they can find a technology at the space agency that fits their commercial ambitions. Read More When Microsoft surprised everyone by releasing its entire 60,000 patent portfolio to the open-source community, someone asked me if I thought… Read more →

What is serverless computing and why should you care?

Developing applications used to be an expensive business, requiring upfront capital investment in hardware and software before a single line of code was generated. As we know, cloud computing changed all that, and now online services providing hardware and software resources exist to fit all needs and budgets. Until recently, however, those cloud-hosted services have looked pretty much like ones… Read more →

World’s smallest automated e-commerce facility goes online

To date, e-commerce has been about scale. But when it comes to same-day or even same-hour delivery, the economics become tricky, regardless of how many units a company sells. Loss leaders like Amazon reign supreme as they stamp out competition, but profitability has been an elusive benchmark in the ultra-fast delivery wars. That’s doubly true for grocery delivery, which is… Read more →

Teraki wins backing from Infineon for its automotive AI technology

Teraki announced that Infineon Systems will use its latest AI edge processing software in a family of automotive microcontrollers that will improve the safety of autonomous vehicles. ​What is Hyperloop? Everything you need to know about the future of transport Hyperloop technologies could revolutionise travel: here’s everything you need to know about the technology and the companies involved. Read More… Read more →

Digital transformation in 2019: Lessons learned the hard way

special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today’s top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right. Read More Perhaps the biggest surprise of all about digital transformation isn’t that large scale change is hard. It’s safe to say that is now… Read more →