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Hisense acquires Toshiba television business
Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen

14 Nov 2017

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New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes

30 Oct 2017

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MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection
MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship

11 Oct 2017

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Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes
Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

His space exploration company SpaceX is pondering a new method of transporting people from one corner of the Earth to the other. And it involves a space vehicle/rocket system called the BFR

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit
Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy

29 Sep 2017

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Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills
Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has unveiled upgrades to its Echo speakers and announced that Alexa smarts will be built into BMW and Mini automobiles by the middle of next year

28 Sep 2017

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Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket
Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket

Levi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google

26 Sep 2017

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Face scans, robot baggage handlers - airports of the future

Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration

29 Aug 2017

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

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Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts
Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations

7 Jul 2017

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Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises
Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years

21 Jun 2017

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New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched
New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling

13 Jun 2017

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Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

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Networking opportunities at Cannes expanded through technology
Networking opportunities at Cannes expanded through technology

Cannes Lions has joined forces with Accenture Interactive, launching new ways to network at the festival

30 May 2017

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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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