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Media Time Will Tilt Digital in France in 2017.

Media Time Will Tilt Digital in France in 2017.

6 Dec 2016 comment

Next year will mark a major milestone for media consumption in France. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast of time spent with media, the average adult will spend more time with digital media per day than TV, a first for that country. Also next year, time spent with mobile devices will surpass desktop and laptop time.

Osijek Software City is not a Success, it is a Process

Osijek Software City is not a Success, it is a Process

6 Dec 2016 comment

One of the most told success stories in Croatian IT is Osijek Software City. First started as an initiative of local IT companies, it has evolved to an association that is driving IT development in Eastern Croatia. Today they are helping companies, University and young people to reach their full potential through workshops, educations, events, conferences and positive media presence. OSC Secretary Bela Ikotić explained why they have achieved such success.

Amazon Opening Store That Will Eliminate Checkout-and Lines

Amazon Opening Store That Will Eliminate Checkout-and Lines

6 Dec 2016 comment

Amazon unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them, according to Bloomberg. The company is testing the new system at what it’s calling an Amazon Go store in Seattle, which will open to the public early next year. Customers will be able to scan their phones at the entrance using a new Amazon Go mobile app.

Volkswagen Moia Will Focus on Ride-hailing and Car-sharing

Volkswagen Moia Will Focus on Ride-hailing and Car-sharing

6 Dec 2016 comment

Volkswagen plans to expand its new mobility-services division into a business with billions in revenue as the German carmaker seeks salvation in ride-hailing, autonomous driving and electric cars in the wake of the diesel-emissions scandal, according to Bloomberg. Moia, Volkswagen’s 13th brand, will initially focus on ride-hailing and car-sharing and will roll out its services in two European cities next year before possibly expanding to other regions.

Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

5 Dec 2016 comment

Alphabet’s artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the maze-like game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public, according to Bloomberg. DeepMind is putting the entire source code for its training environment, which it previously called Labyrinth and has now renamed as DeepMind Lab, on the open-source depository GitHub, the company said.

Ethernet Switch Market Increased 2.0% in 3Q16, Router Market Up 2.6%

Ethernet Switch Market Increased 2.0% in 3Q16, Router Market Up 2.6%

5 Dec 2016 comment

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $6.29 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), an increase of 2.0% year over year. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market finished at $3.56 billion in revenue in 3Q16, increasing 2.6% on a year over year basis. These growth rates are according to results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly Router Tracker.

€ 83 billion and over 780,000 jobs lost in EU due to counterfeiting

€ 83 billion and over 780,000 jobs lost in EU due to counterfeiting

5 Dec 2016 comment

Nine studies from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that on average 7.4% of legitimate sales of corresponding sectors known to be vulnerable to IP infringers are lost each year in the 28 Member states due to counterfeiting as well as piracy also in the sector of recorded music. The damages amount to € 83 billion in total, out of which €48 billion are directly lost by these sectors.

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Strong Growth in 3Q16

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Strong Growth in 3Q16

5 Dec 2016 comment

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 1.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), and increased 6.7% on a sequential basis to finish at $2.47 billion. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment grew 8.4% year over year in 3Q16 to finish at $1.45 billion, the second consecutive quarter of strong growth. The sustained growth observed so far in 2016 can be attributed to refresh cycles and the funding of digital transformation initiatives in many enterprises.

Next Starbucks CEO Brings Tech Savvy

Next Starbucks CEO Brings Tech Savvy

4 Dec 2016 comment

After turning Starbucks into the world’s largest coffee chain, Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz will hand the reins to a lieutenant who could solidify its role as a technology company, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Electronics Is Heading for a Split

Samsung Electronics Is Heading for a Split

30 Nov 2016 comment

Samsung didn’t quite come out and actually say it, but South Korea’s most valuable company is probably going to split as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg. Samsung said it’s looking at a plan to turn itself into a holding company, and would have more to say on the issue at a later date.

Microsoft to Tie Executive Bonuses to Company Diversity Goals

Microsoft to Tie Executive Bonuses to Company Diversity Goals

20 Nov 2016 comment

Microsoft will tie executive bonuses to workforce diversity goals after the company saw a second consecutive year of declines in the percentage of women employees, owing to its exit from the phone handset market, according to Bloomberg.

Osijek Software City is not a Success, it is a Process

Osijek Software City is not a Success, it is a Process

6 Dec 2016 comment

One of the most told success stories in Croatian IT is Osijek Software City. First started as an initiative of local IT companies, it has evolved to an association that is driving IT development in Eastern Croatia. Today they are helping companies, University and young people to reach their full potential through workshops, educations, events, conferences and positive media presence. OSC Secretary Bela Ikotić explained why they have achieved such success.

Apple and EU Clash in Public Over Tax Bill

Apple and EU Clash in Public Over Tax Bill

5 Dec 2016 comment

Apple and European Union competition watchdogs clashed on a public stage for the first time since regulators ordered Ireland to claw back a record-breaking 13 billion euros in back taxes from the iPhone maker, according to Bloomberg.

Russia Says Foreign Spy Agencies Plot Cyberattacks on Banks

Russia Says Foreign Spy Agencies Plot Cyberattacks on Banks

5 Dec 2016 comment

Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system, according to Bloomberg. Attacks may begin on Monday with the goal “of destabilizing the financial system of the Russian Federation, including the activities of a number of major Russian banks,” the Federal Security Service, the successor body to the Soviet-era KGB, said in a website statement.

Sky Starts Mobile Service in U.K.

Sky Starts Mobile Service in U.K.

28 Nov 2016 comment

Sky is about to jump into the U.K. wireless market, betting that even as a latecomer it can pry customers away from the four established competitors by harnessing its powerful entertainment brand and millions of existing subscribers, according to Bloomberg. Prospects for Sky’s mobile offer remain hard to pin down for analysts. Their forecasts for the company’s share of the 15.2 billion-pound U.K. market range from as little as 1 percent to 10 percent, which would bring it close to  CK Hutchison Holdings’s Three U.K., now the No. 4 player.

Hammond to Pledge Broadband Cash in U.K. Productivity Boost

Hammond to Pledge Broadband Cash in U.K. Productivity Boost

23 Nov 2016 comment

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will announce a plan to invest 1 billion pounds to improve Britain’s broadband infrastructure, part of a program aimed at boosting productivity as the U.K. leaves the European Union, according to Bloomberg. The plan, under which 2 million more households could get access to full-fiber broadband, will be confirmed in Autumn Statement, the Treasury said in an e-mailed statement.

AT&T to Offer Throttled Video Streams so Customers Save on Data

AT&T to Offer Throttled Video Streams so Customers Save on Data

13 Nov 2016 comment

AT&T will offer wireless subscribers the ability to stream lower-quality video to save on data charges, an industry practice that has raised concern about equal treatment of internet content, according to Bloomberg. Beginning in early 2017, AT&T customers will have the option to use Stream Saver, a video-delivery setting that provides DVD-quality, 480p-screen resolution, according to a statement. The feature will be optional and no extra cost, the company said.

Amazon Opening Store That Will Eliminate Checkout-and Lines

Amazon Opening Store That Will Eliminate Checkout-and Lines

6 Dec 2016 comment

Amazon unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them, according to Bloomberg. The company is testing the new system at what it’s calling an Amazon Go store in Seattle, which will open to the public early next year. Customers will be able to scan their phones at the entrance using a new Amazon Go mobile app.

Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

5 Dec 2016 comment

Alphabet’s artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the maze-like game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public, according to Bloomberg. DeepMind is putting the entire source code for its training environment, which it previously called Labyrinth and has now renamed as DeepMind Lab, on the open-source depository GitHub, the company said.

Amazon Unveils Artificial Intelligence Products for Cloud

Amazon Unveils Artificial Intelligence Products for Cloud

2 Dec 2016 comment

Amazon introduced an image recognition program, a speech-to-text service dubbed Polly, and tools for building conversational apps, highlighting its push to add artificial intelligence to its cloud-computer offerings, according to Bloomberg.

Volkswagen Moia Will Focus on Ride-hailing and Car-sharing

Volkswagen Moia Will Focus on Ride-hailing and Car-sharing

6 Dec 2016 comment

Volkswagen plans to expand its new mobility-services division into a business with billions in revenue as the German carmaker seeks salvation in ride-hailing, autonomous driving and electric cars in the wake of the diesel-emissions scandal, according to Bloomberg. Moia, Volkswagen’s 13th brand, will initially focus on ride-hailing and car-sharing and will roll out its services in two European cities next year before possibly expanding to other regions.

DT Will Sell an Anti-Drone Safety Shield

DT Will Sell an Anti-Drone Safety Shield

1 Dec 2016 comment

Deutsche Telekom will start selling products designed to protect companies and authorities from drones linked to spying, smuggling or vandalism as the German carrier turns to security products and services to unlock fresh revenue, according to Bloomberg. The systems feature tools like video cameras, frequency scanners and microphones and have software that can distinguish drones from birds or helicopters.

Japanese Megaphone To Make Shouting in Other Languages

Japanese Megaphone To Make Shouting in Other Languages

29 Nov 2016 comment

Japan's obsession with keeping order and tech prowess has reached its natural conclusion with an intelligent megaphone that can issue commands in Chinese, English and Korean, according to Bloomberg. Panasonic recently unveiled the device, essentially a smartphone paired with a handheld loudspeaker, betting that police, event organizers and transport staff seeking to control crowds will be eager to get their hands on something that lets them bark orders to a large group of people at once.