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CareerBuilder boosts AI expertise with acquisition of Textkernel

CareerBuilder on Wednesday announced it’s acquired Textkernel, a Netherlands-based firm that uses AI and machine learning technologies for matching people with jobs. With the acquisition, CareerBuilder now has a team of more than 200 data scientists, engineers and AI specialists working on its HR technology. Textkernel, founded in 2001, specializes in the semantic understanding of documents and queries. Its technology… Read more →

Amazon field tests an autonomous delivery robot named Scout

Amazon has revealed its latest autonomous delivery project — a six-wheeled boxy robot named Amazon Scout. The e-commerce giant said the all-electric devices were created in-house at Amazon’s research and development lab in Seattle, and are about the size of a small cooler.  The bots are meant to travel on sidewalks at an average walking pace, delivering packages “in daylight… Read more →

Europol arrests UK man for stealing €10 million worth of IOTA cryptocurrency

Europol, German, and British authorities have announced today the arrest of a British national who they believe is behind the theft of more than €10 million ($11.4 million) worth of IOTA cryptocurrency. The man, whose name has not been released yet, is believed to be the main culprit behind a wave of IOTA thefts that occured in January 2018. According… Read more →

Adobe acquires 3D texture firm Allegorithmic

Adobe on Wednesday announced that it has acquired 3D texture company Allegorithmic as it aims to bring more video and motion graphics tools to creative cloud. Allegorithmic’s key product is Substance, a subscription-based suite of texture design tools widely used by video game creators, visual effects artists and graphic designers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Adobe said… Read more →

Google, SAP partner to host social entrepreneurship contest

At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, Google and SAP are announcing a new contest to find entrepreneurs with viable, revenue-generating business plans that promote sustainable consumption and production. Both SAP and Google have prioritized sustainability within their own businesses. With this contest, called Circular Economy 2030, they intend to showcase how other businesses can use Google and… Read more →

Samsung unveils world’s first 15.6-inch 4K OLED display

Samsung unveils world’s first 15.6-inch 4K OLED display Samsung OLED is old news when it comes to smartphones, but it wasn’t until CES 2019 that we got confirmation that this technology was finally coming to laptops, with HP and Dell showing off hardware making use of OLED displays. Now Samsung has officially unveiled world’s first 15.6-inch 4K OLED display. This,… Read more →

Robotics adoption: The SMB guide to industrial automation

Intro Since the first industrial robot, Unimate, was installed at a GM plant in the 1950s, industrial automation has been associated with big businesses running huge operations that involve massive production lines. The size, shape, and dynamics of industrial robots long reflected this reality. Industrial robots were big, noisy, massively powerful, and required their own cages to keep them well… Read more →

MWC: The best and worst of the past five years

CES 2019: Anker announced refreshed product line Lots of new accessories being unveiled by Anker, including chargers, in-car chargers, power banks, speakers, and much more. Source Article from The best and worst of the past five years blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Poynter: A ‘turbulent’ decade for journalism as digital news flounders

The media watchdog Poynter interviewed 15 journalists to ask: “Did we just experience the hardest decade in journalism?“ They tell heartbreaking stories with one-word descriptions for the past decade, such as “turbulent,” “daunting,” and “sobering.”  The newsroom survivors, interviewed by Poynter’s Kristen Hare, have survived multiple rounds of layoffs — working under conditions where you are under a constant threat… Read more →

Edelman survey: Global trust in tech industry rises, despite concerns about jobs and pace of innovation

The technology sector is by far the highest-trusted industry, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer 2019, a global survey of more than 33,000 people in 27 countries,  even though the survey uncovered widespread concerns about their prospects. There is a growing feeling of pessimism about the future… And despite a full-employment economy, fear of job loss remains high among… Read more →