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Microsoft, Amazon roll out Alexa-Cortana unification programme

Users of Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana digital assistants can now access features of the other's technology, said the companies in a joint announcement...

IoT security: Serious vulnerabilities found in Samsung SmartThings Hub

Cisco's cybersecurity arm Cisco Talos has discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the firmware of Samsung's SmartThings Hub. The device is designed to be controlled using a...

Amazon’s record financials reveal AWS as the $6bn golden egg

Retail behemoth and connected technology company Amazon has reported Q2 results that reveal record profits of $2.5 billion and 39 percent year-on-year revenue growth. Amazon...

Amazon moves into smart TVs – and enterprise cloud hardware

UPDATED While Amazon's 'Prime Day' is grabbing the headlines today (see below), two announcements over the weekend revealed the breadth of the company's ambitions...

Smart speaker market 2.5 times bigger than 2017, says report

Analyst firm Canalys expects the smart speaker market to approach an installed base of 100 million devices by the end of this year, making...

Capgemini: Consumers welcoming AI – but businesses focused on cost

Consumers are rapidly acclimatising to artificial intelligence, but organisations’ adoption of the technology is largely being driven by cost, not customer benefits, according to...

Security: The IoT is destroying legal concept of privacy warns in-depth...

THE BIG READ A new report cautions that the Internet of Things may undermine the concept of personal privacy to such an extent that...

Amazon booms as high street withers. Next up: robots and insurance

UPDATED Retail and Web services giant Amazon plans to add over 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK this year, taking its British workforce to...

IoM 2018: How AstraZeneca is getting manufacturing innovation right

Andrew Hobbs reports exclusively from our Internet of Manufacturing conference in London, on how AstraZeneca's senior innovation architect, Steve Woodward, and innovation design analyst...

Devices: Google leads in smart speakers, Apple in wearables

Apple and Google have reported positive Q1 sales figures for wearables and smart speakers, respectively. The news is particularly good for Google: sales of the...

IoT security: Shadow devices pose growing threat to networks – report

Unauthorised devices introduce “immense security risk”, according to report. IoT devices, as well as personal devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, pose a grave...

How startups aim to help retailers beat Amazon and Alibaba at...

The cashier-less store space is currently dominated by Amazon and China's Alibaba. But, as Scott Thompson reports, a number of startups have entered the...
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