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Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities

19 May 2017

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Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

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Russian TV drops The Simpsons 'Pokemon Go' episode criticised by clerics

A Russian cartoon channel said on Thursday that it would not air a The Simpsons episode about playing a game similar to Pokemon Go in a church that has been criticised by Orthodox clerics.

5 May 2017

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New software toolkit for modern journalism launches this week

Horizon 2020, the EU's framework for research and innovation, has selected Wan-Ifra to help facilitate the transfer to market of a new toolkit for modern journalism

3 May 2017

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Skyfii rolls out its SaaS platform to 500 Woolworths' stores

The Australian data analytics and marketing services company Skyfii has signed a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with the Woolworths Group and has already rolled out its ‘IO' Software as a Service (SaaS) platform subscription data analytics services to 126 stores

2 May 2017

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Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

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Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

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F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event

21 Apr 2017

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

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F8 2017: Camera effects platform and more from day one

Facebook annual event attracts thousands as new tech revealed

20 Apr 2017

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Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'
Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up

20 Apr 2017

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Google: Machine learning may fix ad placement dispute

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google has said it will apply machine smarts and outside eyes to help ensure brands don't find ads paired with hateful videos on YouTube

4 Apr 2017

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In-vehicle infotainment to dominate M2M data traffic
In-vehicle infotainment to dominate M2M data traffic

A new study from Juniper Research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate

29 Jul 2016

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Telefónica sells China Unicom stake for €322m
Telefónica sells China Unicom stake for €322m

Spain's heavily indebted Telefónica said on Sunday it had sold a 1.51% stake in China Unicom, China's second-biggest telecommunications provider

11 Jul 2016

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First global index of makers and shakers in EdTech revealed
First global index of makers and shakers in EdTech revealed

In association with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), EdTechXGlobal has launched the Makers and Shakers of Education Technology Index - the first comprehensive global listing

3 Jun 2016

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Cannes Lions Start-Up Academy talent announced
Cannes Lions Start-Up Academy talent announced

Following a global search, Cannes Lions and R/GA have announced the 10 companies participating in this year's Start-Up Academy which will take place during Lions Innovation

2 Jun 2016

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Microsoft wants Windows to open into mixed reality
Microsoft wants Windows to open into mixed reality

Microsoft is out to use Windows software to do for altered reality what it did for personal computers: make them commonplace

2 Jun 2016

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GM buys self-driving technology startup Cruise
GM buys self-driving technology startup Cruise

General Motors said it is buying automated driving technology startup Cruise Automation to boost its efforts to develop self-driving cars. Cruise, founded in San Francisco by a group of robotics experts

14 Mar 2016

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Volvo Cars to launch a car without a key
Volvo Cars to launch a car without a key

For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. Volvo Cars plans to become the world's first car manufacturer to offer cars

19 Feb 2016

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IBM buys Truven Health Analytics for $2.6bn
IBM buys Truven Health Analytics for $2.6bn

IBM announced a deal to buy Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 billion as the US tech giant builds its business in cloud computing and data management for the health industry

19 Feb 2016

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Microsoft testing underwater data centres

Microsoft has revealed that as the world turns to computing power in the cloud it is working to put data centres under water.

3 Feb 2016

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SAP and Lenovo partner to advance digital economy

SAP SE and Lenovo announced a multifaceted partnership to develop cloud solutions in China, create innovations between the SAP HANA platform and Lenovo systems and

29 Jan 2016

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Spotify readies to launch video
Spotify readies to launch video

Spotify said Monday it will imminently launch video content as the music streaming leader seeks ways to build an audience in the increasingly competitive sector.

27 Jan 2016

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IBM boosts cloud offerings with Ustream buy
IBM boosts cloud offerings with Ustream buy

Technology world centenarian IBM has boosted its internet cloud offerings with the takeover of live video streaming services firm Ustream.

22 Jan 2016

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Microsoft donates cloud computing 'worth $1bn'

Microsoft said it will put a billion dollars' worth of cloud computing power in the hands of non-profit groups and university researchers free of charge

21 Jan 2016

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Four top tips to avoid startup failure
Four top tips to avoid startup failure

Business startups are a spin of the wheel, a bigger gamble than betting on a racehorse that's primed for the glue factory

By Endri Hasanaj 28 Dec 2015

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Moody's, S&P cut scandal-hit Toshiba's credit rating to junk
Moody's, S&P cut scandal-hit Toshiba's credit rating to junk

Crisis-hit Toshiba's woes deepened when Moody's and Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating to junk, casting doubt on a turnaround plan unveiled

23 Dec 2015

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Google plays forbidden name games
Google plays forbidden name games

Google, when borrowing a simple dictionary word 'Alphabet' to create a powerful mega global corporate name identity, could have easily called itself 'Cool', 'Pool' or a "Fool'

By Naseem Javed 12 Aug 2015