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Instagram Audience in France Still Growing

Instagram Audience in France Still Growing

25 May 2017 comment

Nearly seven years after its launch, Instagram has yet to completely catch on with internet users in France. But adoption has been growing by double digits annually and will continue to do so for the next few years.

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro

25 May 2017 comment

Microsoft unveiled a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and laptop combination device with more powerful chips and better battery life, updating an aging product with declining sales that hurt financial results last quarter, according to Bloomberg.

Toshiba May Seek Buyers for Westinghouse Starting This Fall

Toshiba May Seek Buyers for Westinghouse Starting This Fall

24 May 2017 comment

Toshiba could begin the process to sell a majority stake in Westinghouse this fall as the U.S. company makes its way through a bankruptcy proceeding, according to Bloomberg, citing Westinghouse’s CEO Mark Marano.

Apple and Visa Face Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Apple Pay

Apple and Visa Face Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Apple Pay

24 May 2017 comment

Apple and Visa are facing claims by Universal Secure Registry, a small Boston-area company, that their mobile-payment partnership infringes four of its patents, according to Bloomberg.

The iPhone Price Index

The iPhone Price Index

24 May 2017 comment

The iPhone is not exactly cheap in the United States, but considering the prices that Apple fans have to pay in other parts of the world, the roughly $815 (depending on local sales taxes) that Americans have to shell out for an iPhone 7 (128 GB) seem like a regular bargain.

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 9% in 1Q17

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 9% in 1Q17

24 May 2017 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 9.1 percent increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

Leonardo to Roll Out Anti-Ransom Tool

Leonardo to Roll Out Anti-Ransom Tool

24 May 2017 comment

When a wave of ransom-requesting cyber attacks hit computers across the globe, Leonardo cyber-security experts had already warned clients that a larger-than-usual strike was about to hit. Now, the company is set to roll out a new weapon against hackers, according to Bloomberg.

Israel Indicts Uber for Allegedly Offering Illegal Rides

Israel Indicts Uber for Allegedly Offering Illegal Rides

24 May 2017 comment

Israel’s Transport Ministry issued an indictment in a Tel Aviv court against Uber, saying it allegedly picked up passengers for a fee without a government license, according to Bloomberg, citing a ministry statement.

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

10 May 2017 comment

CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner. They predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

18 Apr 2017 comment

Dell EMC announced the results of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The study revealed that a majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed around the world indicate their organizations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.

Google Denies Pay Disparity Allegations

Google Denies Pay Disparity Allegations

16 Apr 2017 comment

Google denied Department of Labor allegations that an in-progress investigation suggests “systemic compensation disparities against women” at the internet giant, according to Bloomberg.

Instagram Audience in France Still Growing

Instagram Audience in France Still Growing

25 May 2017 comment

Nearly seven years after its launch, Instagram has yet to completely catch on with internet users in France. But adoption has been growing by double digits annually and will continue to do so for the next few years.

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro

25 May 2017 comment

Microsoft unveiled a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and laptop combination device with more powerful chips and better battery life, updating an aging product with declining sales that hurt financial results last quarter, according to Bloomberg.

Toshiba May Seek Buyers for Westinghouse Starting This Fall

Toshiba May Seek Buyers for Westinghouse Starting This Fall

24 May 2017 comment

Toshiba could begin the process to sell a majority stake in Westinghouse this fall as the U.S. company makes its way through a bankruptcy proceeding, according to Bloomberg, citing Westinghouse’s CEO Mark Marano.

Telia Added a New High Capacity Route Between Zurich and Frankfurt

Telia Added a New High Capacity Route Between Zurich and Frankfurt

16 May 2017 comment

Telia Carrier announced that it has added a new, high capacity route that stretches from Zurich, Switzerland to Strasbourg, France via Basel, Switzerland, providing a shortened path and lower latency between Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich.

Goodspeed Rent Expands Mobile Hotspot Renting to Russia

Goodspeed Rent Expands Mobile Hotspot Renting to Russia

16 May 2017 comment

UROS, the provider of Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi, announced that its subsidiary Goodspeed Rent expands its mobile hotspot renting business to Russia. It will open a rental point in Moscow at the Sheremetyevo International Airport terminal D, where the Aeroflot check-in takes place among many other airlines.

HT's Iskon Enters Mobile Market Too

HT's Iskon Enters Mobile Market Too

5 May 2017 comment

Alongside fixed internet, phone, television and smart home bundles, Iskon users canuse a mobile rate plan without contractual obligation. Iskon, owned by HT, with this offer goes directly against Vipnet's quad play bundles, as well as HT's Magenta 1.

VisoCon Named a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner

VisoCon Named a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner

23 May 2017 comment

Austrian company VisoCon, provider of Video Communication Technology, announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the 2017 Gartner report for Unified Communications.

Gartner Provides Three Immediate Actions to Take as WannaCry Spreads

Gartner Provides Three Immediate Actions to Take as WannaCry Spreads

17 May 2017 comment

Since its discovery on Friday May 12, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread. Jonathan Care, research director at Gartner, outlined steps that cybersecurity professionals must take immediately.

HT and COMBIS Accomplished a Large ICT Project at Allianz Group

HT and COMBIS Accomplished a Large ICT Project at Allianz Group

16 May 2017 comment

HT Group members, Hrvatski Telekom (HT) and COMBIS, implemented a complex regional ICT project together at Allianz Group. They have become providers for the central Cisco Unified Communications platform through which more than 15,000 Allianz Group employees communicate within the CEE regions, Turkey and Greece.

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

23 May 2017 comment

New IDC Innovators report is recognizing three EMEA-based storage services vendors. These companies are CTERA Networks, StorPool and Quobyte, and they are recognized for their engineering efforts to help service providers (SPs) overcome their storage-related challenges.

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

20 May 2017 comment

Google plans to push virtual reality to more people by working with hardware partners on standalone headsets, according to Bloomberg.

Google to Offer New AI Chip Via Cloud

Google to Offer New AI Chip Via Cloud

19 May 2017 comment

At the I/O developer conference last year, Google debuted its first chip. The company kept the component mostly for internal artificial intelligence needs. Now, version two has arrived, and Google is selling this one, according to Bloomberg.