Cruise Automation Is Testing a Ride-Hailing App for Self-Driving Cars

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"Another day, another self-driving video from Cruise Automation," Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyler Vogt tweeted on Wednesday, as the company released its second video demonstrating the autonomous vehicle technology it's developing for ride-hailing applications. Technology, apparently, it has been testing in San Francisco for the past few months. The latest video begins with a scheduled passenger pickup in the Potrero...

Internet of Things + Analytics = Opportunities

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is clearly the most exciting invention since the Internet itself. Kevin Ashton coined the term IoT, 17 years ago, to describe the network connecting objects in the physical world to the Internet. Fast forward to the present day, IoT is about pervasive connectivity. This means everything and anything is connected to the Internet...

Salesforce acquires Sequence to build out its UX design services

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Salesforce has made another acquisition that underscores how the CRM and cloud software giant is looking to sell more services to its customers that complement the software they are already buying. It has acquired Sequence, a user experience design agency based out of San Francisco and New York that works with brands  like Best Buy, Peets, Apple, Google and many more. The news was announuietly...

Top 10 Ways To Achieve Agile Security

Achieving agile security in the cloud is a challenge many companies are beginning to face as they deploy cloud environments. To create a security mindset among developers while providing security tools that matched the pace of development, businesses are using new technologies, best practices and a DevSecOps approach to accelerate innovation while maintaining security. These tactics allow developers to...

IBM’s Biggest-Ever Blockchain Trade Finance Trial Could Go Global

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Two government agencies funded IBM's latest block chain implementation, the largest ever in terms of parties involved and arguably one of the more impressive in the sophistication of the offering. With support from both Dubai Customs and Dubai Trade, IBM has so far courted a telecommunications service provider, a letter of credit issuing bank, a responding bank, a freight company and...

Why IT teams need to lock down IoT endpoints

Security trends come and go, but one threat stubbornly persistent in the last months of 2016 has been DDoS botnets powered by devices infected with the Mirai malware. The latest outbreak has seen a new variant hijack the routers of Post Office, TalkTalk and Deutsche Telekom customers. These will eventually get patched, but the message is clear: consumer-grade IoT...

The analytics evolution: what’s next?

The landscape of analytics is evolving and to effectively leverage analytics to drive business value, the decision-oriented executive and budding analyst alike must be attuned to the latest developments. Here are three trends in analytics to watch in the coming year. 1. “Self-service” analytics: democratising learning for all The idea that analytics requires a highly-specialized skill set is fading – it...

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Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept. Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its...

How Internet Providers Get Around War Zones

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept. Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its...

Wind and solar power are even more expensive than is commonly thought

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept. Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its...