Starbucks will begin letting customers order via voice on their iPhones and Amazon’s Alexa system, a bid to bolster its tech capabilities even as the rapid evolution brings headaches to the coffee chain, according to Bloomberg. The new capability works with the barista feature on the Starbucks’ app, which relies on artificial intelligence to interact with customers.
The fourth international conference ICT Security 2017 will be held May 30-31, 2017 at the Hotel Crowne Plaza in Belgrade, Serbia. One of the most important events in the region that deals with advanced issues in information security is organized by eSecurity Association.
Finnish Defence Forces signed a contract with Bittium for the delivery of Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphones and related Bittium Secure Suite back-end system classified for Confidential level. The contract signifies a strategic decision to reinforce the information security of the wireless communications of the Finnish Defence Forces. Bittium Tough Mobile smartphones and the related back-end system will be used in different and diverse functions within the Finnish Defence Forces.
Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel, which all posted quarterly results late last week, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over the internet, according to Bloomberg.
Facebook hasn’t been shy about copying Snapchat, its smaller social-media rival. Now it’s unveiling the biggest and boldest clone so far: a feature resembling Snapchat’s Stories, directly within the Facebook application, according to Bloomberg.
Central bankers may do well to pay less attention to the bond market and their own forecasts than they do to newspaper articles, according to Bloomberg. That’s the finding of a new algorithm-based index being tested at Norway’s central bank in Oslo. Researchers fed 26 years of news (or 459,745 news articles) from local business daily Dagens Naringsliv into a macroeconomic model to create a “newsy coincident index of business cycles” to help it gauge the state of the economy.
Leading IT service provider in Croatia COMBIS launched cloud.combis.hr, web portal that includes the widest Cloud offer in Croatia intended for business customers. Portal's goal is to educate readers about numerous possibilities of Cloud in modern business, having in mind the fact that every company has its own specific business and Cloud needs.
Just over two years after leaving Google, creator of the Android operating system Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create, according to BLoomberg. Rubin is planning to marry his background in software with artificial intelligence in a risky business: consumer hardware.
This year's CES has definitely confirmed the strength of the "Internet of Things" trend, says for ICTbusiness Sebastian Popović, the founder of Zipato. Zipato is the company employing thirty employees that's in the business of home management devices from the Smart Home category.
Wall Street’s largest back-office processing service is partnering with IBM to upgrade how payments and record-keeping for credit-default swaps are handled by putting the system on a blockchain by early next year, according to Bloomberg.
Ford, the second largest U.S. automaker, said it will begin offering “Alexa in the car” this summer on vehicles equipped with its Sync 3 infotainment system. An automotive version of Amazon’s popular voice-activated Echo assistant, Alexa in the car will let drivers order items on Amazon, listen to audio books, play music, check news, search for restaurants and get directions. The driver just has to push a button on the steering wheel and say, “Alexa,” followed by a command.
Microsoft is rebooting its push to sell software for cars with a new set of programs and services in a bid to keep up with rivals like Google and Apple that are expanding in auto technology, according to news report from Bloomberg. "We're not getting into self-driving cars ourselves but we can be an important element of it by providing the platform," said Microsoft's business development chief Peggy Johnson, in an interview.
Nvidia announced at CES in Las Vegas a new version of its Shield set-top box and the debut of an online service designed to bring millions of new consumers to high-end computer games, according to Bloomberg. The new $199 Shield will display high-resolution video and feature Google Assistant technology capable of recognizing natural-language commands and controlling other devices.
Smart homes market is only one vertical of industrial revolution known as the Internet of Things, says Zipato's manager, Sebastian Popovic. Zipato, domestic manufacturer of solutions for managing smart home, again exhibits at CES, the world's largest technology fair in Las Vegas. We talked about Zipato and their Zipatalo which was first introduced last, just before CES opened its doors to visitors.
Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, recently partnered with ASUS to protect home users against malicious IoT threats with Trend Micro Smart Home Network solution embedded in ASUS wireless home routers. Security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices remains an essential aspect for consumers to know about while they gradually adopt the concept of connected devices in this era. Trend Micro’s security solution aims to protect home network users from turning into zombie computers, while connected devices remain safe from possible malicious activities.
Airbnb is developing a service for booking air travel as the home-rental startup looks to compete with Priceline and Expedia for more of people's online travel spending, according to Bloomberg. Development of the flight-booking feature is early, and the company is considering various routes to break into the business, said people familiar with the plans.
Slovak company ESET has reached a monumental milestone in the security industry. Their NOD32 is the first product to ever pass the magical threshold of 100 VB100 Awards received by a single product. With an unbroken record over 18 consecutive years, no other security product can claim to be the top performer by this independent testing and certification body.
IBM announced today that document management services company, DO-Q-MENT, has migrated from its on-premise systems and storage platform to the IBM Cloud for greater IT flexibility and the ability to give clients improved access to data.
Facebook is changing its powerful news feed in an effort to stamp out fake stories following a firestorm around the social network's role in spreading false information, according to Bloomberg. The new features, rolled out to select U.S. users on Thursday, add options for readers and third-party fact checkers to flag articles, tweak Facebook's algorithm and provide more restrictions on advertising.
Croatian software company Neoinfo signed a contract with Czech company COM PLUS CZ, in order to offer its solution Adeo POS on the Czech market. It is a solution that includes Android POS application for issuing fiscalised bills and ERP application in cloud for small and medium enterprises.
Adobe, seeking to build on an unparalleled five-year run of success for its stock, is targeting a potential area of growth that will pit the software company against its biggest competitors, according to Bloomberg. The company has dominated in the field of digital media, the graphics and web-design software that generates about two-thirds of $4.8 billion in annual sales. Now it’s expanding its focus on marketing services, where the company will compete directly with Salesforce, Oracle, Alphabet and IBM.
Next year the city of Osijek will host the leading eCommerce conference on the Magento platform "Meet Magento Croatia 2017". It is the newest addition to the global family of more than 20 international Meet Magento events taking place all over the world. From United States all the way to Japan, agencies, merchants and developers gather to discuss ideas and best practices from the Magento world.
Microsoft is creating a version of the Windows 10 operating system that will run on laptops powered by Qualcomm chips, a move that could erode Intel’s dominance in PCs and help the software maker gain a bigger foothold in mobile computing, according to Bloomberg.
New GDPR regulations of the European Union on the protection of personal data was the topic of our interview with the Ekobit Co-Founder and Member of the Board Vedran Brničević. He also explained what will it bring for the companies and citizens. He told ICTbusiness.info that with BizDataX, data anonymization and a test data management solution, companies can do their business according to GDPR.
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to improve their efforts to remove terrorist-related content from their online services, following pressure that tech companies might not be doing enough to deter extremists from using their platforms, according to Bloomberg.
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.
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 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.
International Data Corporation has published two 2016 IDC MarketScape reports evaluating the enterprise mobile app development platform capabilities and strategies of the largest, enterprise-focused, integrated platform vendors. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future.
Philips plans to roll out software designed to help doctors improve the diagnoses of diseases such as cancer as it challenges General Electric and Siemens for a bigger share of the lucrative health-care solutions market, according to Bloomberg. The apps will improve interpretation of data such as a sequence of scans, with different colors showing up minor differences easily be missed with the naked eye, Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten said in a media briefing.