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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...

Global IIoT market to surpass $176bn by 2022

NEWSBYTE The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is forecast to surpass $176 billon by 2022, according to a new report by analysts at...

Is Facebook asking banks to share users’ financial data?

Facebook has reportedly approached several large US banks, asking them to share detailed financial data about their customers, including bank balances and card transactions. In...

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 denies move into network hardware in phonecall to Cisco

Amazon has denied reports that it is planning to manufacture and sell its own network switches – a move that would have pitched the...

GE and Microsoft expand partnership to accelerate IIoT adoption

GE and Microsoft have significantly expanded their technology partnership to provide a simpler path for industrial companies engaged in digital transformation projects. The move will...

Walmart signs five-year cloud and AI deal with Microsoft

NEWSBYTE Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer and its largest company by revenue, has deepened its partnership with Microsoft in a new five-year deal. Announced today,...

Microsoft urges US government to regulate facial recognition systems

Microsoft has called on the US government to step in and regulate the use of facial recognition technologies. Chris Middleton explains why. “All tools can...

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...

AI bubble set to burst, says critical analyst report

While the hype continues to grow behind enterprise AI deployments and research finds surprising levels of consumer support for the technology, one analyst company...

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...
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