- Google Chrome Improves Browser Security With ‘Predictive Phishing Protection’ (10/19/2017)
Google has fittingly chosen October to make several security-related announcements. Dubbed as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the search giant announced that it will introduce a host of security enhancements to Chrome and Gmail for a more secure online browsing.
- Facebook Tests New Linkedin-Like Resume Feature (10/18/2017)
LinkedIn should probably worry now that Facebook has apparently decided to copy a key element of the business website – its resume and CV feature. Facebook is notorious for blatantly copying services and apps made popular by other social media competitors, most notably Snapchat.
- Microsoft Azure Wins Over Symantec (10/17/2017)
Cybersecurity expert Symantec is looking to cut down on its data center costs by moving some of its workload to Microsoft Azure. The deal between the two companies, which was revealed on Monday, would see Symantec delivering its Norton product line to its customers from Azure.
- Alibaba Tops Amazon and Microsoft in Cloud Revenue Growth (10/16/2017)
Alibaba is nipping at the heels of top cloud companies Amazon and Microsoft. While the two still reign supreme in terms of revenue, the Chinese company leads the pack in terms of growth as Alibaba’s cloud revenue more than doubled in 2016.
- Is it Time for Your Business to Switch to Cloud-Based ERP? (10/10/2017)
There’s no question that small businesses have greatly benefited from today’s technology. Ten years ago, many companies would not have considered placing their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on a public cloud platform.
- Mozilla Firefox Plans to End Support for Windows XP and Vista OS in June (10/09/2017)
Pretty soon, you’ll stop receiving updates for your Firefox browser if you’re running Windows XP or Vista. Mozilla recently announced that it will be dropping support for the two platforms by next year.
- Google Launches Ethics Board to Steer AI Efforts (10/06/2017)
Google is finally taking steps to ensure that its rapid development in the field of AI will only bring about positive change for the whole of humanity. London-based company DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google parent firm Alphabet, has formed a new research unit called “Ethics & Society,” tasked to steer the group’s AI efforts.
- Shopify Integrates New Instagram Shopping Feature (10/05/2017)
Christmas comes early for Shopify and Instagram users, with the former now providing Instagram integration to most of its vendors. The eCommerce company and Instagram had been collaborating on the new shopping service the whole year.
- Microsoft’s Bing for Business Aims to Transform the Enterprise Search Experience (10/04/2017)
Bing is often seen as the underdog of search engines, but it recently held center stage at Microsoft’s recently concluded Ignite conference. Held in September in Orlando, Florida, the conference allowed the company to disclose how it plans to proceed with the enterprise software.
- Yahoo Releases Its Search Code as Open Source (10/03/2017)
Yahoo is now giving away the crucial technology powering its internal searches. Vespa, the search engine used by the tech company for internal queries, is now open-source and available to everyone.
- Walmart Takes on Amazon With Jet.com Grocery Line (10/02/2017)
Walmart’s competition with Amazon has just reached new levels, with the former looking to cut into a bigger piece of the millennial pie. Millennials aren’t exactly Walmart’s demographic, as its scant number of stores in urban areas attest.
- Levis Strauss Unveils High-Tech Denim Jacket With Help from Google (09/29/2017)
After months of waiting, Levi Strauss finally unveiled its high-tech denim jacket which was made in collaboration with search giant Google. Dubbed the Commuter Trucker, the high-tech gear will be available on Monday of next week via the clothing brand’s online store Levi.
- Mozilla Claims New Firefox Quantum Browser Will be Faster Than Google Chrome (09/28/2017)
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- Twitter Tests New 280-Character Limit in Select Languages (09/27/2017)
Twitter is about to address one issue that has annoyed users of the social media platform for the longest time – its restrictive 140-character limit per tweet. On Tuesday, the company finally announced that it is now doubling the character limit per tweet from 140 to 280 characters.
- Target to Utilize Pinterest’s Visual Search Tool to Help Shoppers Find Products (09/26/2017)
Searching for products being offered on Target will soon be as easy as taking a photo on your mobile phone. In a recent announcement, Pinterest revealed that it teamed up with Target allowing the retailer to use the former’s visual search called Lens.
- T-Mobile Will Reportedly Merge With Sprint in October (09/25/2017)
- Google and HTC Enter Into $1.1 Billion Dollar Arrangement to Take on Apple’s iPhone (09/22/2017)
It looks like Google is bent on diversifying its businesses as it moves further into hardware. In fact, its latest billion dollar deal suggests the company is determined to stake its claim in the smartphone market which inevitably puts it on the warpath with Apple’s iPhone.
- AWS Will Soon Switch to Per-Second Billing for Cloud Services (09/21/2017)
Amazon is determined to maintain its lead over rivals in the cloud computing arena. Lately, the company’s cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will be introducing a new pricing scheme by October and plans to charge clients by the second, a move seen to be financially favorable for its cloud customers.
- Over 100 Cities Compete to Host Amazon’s Second Headquarters (09/20/2017)
In what is being touted as the “Olympics of the corporate world,” Amazon has set off a ferocious bidding war among North American cities to host the online retailer’s second headquarters.
- What Retail Must Do to Compete With eCommerce (09/19/2017)
The number of eCommerce businesses has doubled in the past five years. The rise of the industry has admittedly caused less foot traffic and some brick and mortar businesses to suffer closure.