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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...

US-China trade war could hit transport, smart home sectors Friday

Friday's likely escalation of the US-China trade dispute into a full-scale financial war will damage the US tech, IoT, and connected transport sectors, says...

California passes landmark data privacy act. GDPR for USA?

The citizens of Silicon Valley have won round one of a battle against Google and Facebook, as California introduces new state data privacy laws,...

Microsoft announces global rollout of Azure IoT Edge system

Microsoft has announced the global enterprise availability of its Azure IoT Edge technology. Launched a year ago, the system is designed to allow edge devices...

California could force USA to adopt GDPR-style laws today

Editor's note: The legislation referred to in this story has now been passed. To read our latest report on California's new data privacy rules,...

War of words escalates between tech firms’ employees and government

The employees of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com are increasingly at odds with their own bosses and with government policy, reports Chris Middleton. The war...

Microsoft, EY launch blockchain solution for royalties management

As a dense system of bespoke transactions, the world of royalties is ripe for disruption by blockchain technology. Smart contracts – the automated triggering...

Microsoft grows AI with purchase of machine learning startup Bonsai

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of machine learning specialist, Bonsai. The Berkeley, California-based startup is developing a deep reinforcement learning platform that abstracts the low-level...

Microsoft slammed for US immigration deal. Can tech industry stand by?

In the wake of Facebook’s problems with Cambridge Analytica, the sense that the technology industry is being held to account by the public –...

Mixed Reality: Microsoft HoloLens summer school launches

The University of Hull and mixed reality (MR) development platform VISR have launched a Microsoft HoloLens summer school, known as the Mixed Reality Accelerator. The...

Exclusive Q&A | Blue Prism CTO David Moss on automation, AI,...

Robotic process automation pioneer Blue Prism has grown fast under the radar: a British success story – and a North of England success story,...
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