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  • SAP has designs on new government business
    Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's performance of its core missions with spending at all levels.In a roundabout way, that's made the former Microsoft CEO ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-22
  • Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update
    Apple this week updated macOS Sierra to version 10.12.5 with more than three dozen security patches, and a change that lets users install Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.Sierra 10.12.5 "adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp," the update's brief release ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-18
  • Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger
    Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.The fine is for telling the Commission it would not be possible to reliably match Facebook and WhatsApp accounts for the same user -- something that would allow the company ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-18
  • Here’s how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future
    The future of Android will be a lot smarter, thanks to new programming tools that Google unveiled on Wednesday. The company announced TensorFlow Lite, a version of its machine learning framework that’s designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices, during the keynote address at its Google I/O developer ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-18
  • Google adds smart reply to Gmail for iOS, Android
    Google is making it easier for people to dash off a quick email reply from Gmail on their smartphones. The Smart Reply feature, which offers a handful of contextually-aware, computer-generated responses, is coming to Google’s flagship email app for iOS and Android, the company announced at its I/O developer conference ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-17
  • Google’s new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training
    Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications, company CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday.The new Cloud TPU sports several improvements over ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-17
  • SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology
    SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It's doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics' machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana."When you take something rules-based, you are not able to adapt predictions to new data," said Mike Flannagan, SAP's senior vice president for analytics, ahead of the company's ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-17
  • IBM makes leap in quantum computing power
    IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.Quantum computers, when they become commercially available, are expected to vastly outperform conventional computers in a number of domains, including machine learning, cryptography and the optimization of business problems in the fields of logistics and risk analysis.Where conventional ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-17
  • SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices
    SAP has added machine learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.It unveiled the additions to Leonardo  -- and a cloud of other news -- at its customer conference, Sapphire Now, in Orlando on Tuesday.Leonardo runs on SAP Cloud Platform ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-16
  • Google’s the latest to take on IoT management headaches
    Google wants to take on what may become one of the biggest cloud-computing needs of the next few years with a service that will manage IoT devices and help developers bring the data they generate into applications that use Google's analytics platforms.Its Google Cloud IoT Core, announced in a blog ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-16
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