Enterprise

Over the past ten years, the Google I/O has become the “Superbowl” event for major platform developers, engineers and executives. People fly in from all around the world looking forward to all the goodness Google has to offer. The giveaways, the updates, and the intense competition with Samsung, Apple and Amazon – you know it, Google does it best! This Google I/O is going to be different in many ways, and the best ones revolve around spin-offs. To get an overall overview let’s walk through expected software updates and improvem...
IN BRIEF: A South Korean regulator has fined Qualcomm 1.03 trillion won ($865 million) for alleged antitrust violation, a decision the San Diego-based company will contest in court. The penalty is the largest ever levied to an individual company in South Korea. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Wednesday, Qualcomm licensed its key patents only to key handset makers and didn’t properly negotiate the terms of its licenses. It also forced them to cough up royalties for an unnecessarily broad set of patents as part of sales ...
The online retail website Alibaba has stated that it collected $1 billion in the first five minutes of the Alibaba Singles’ Day sale, which is an annual global sale. This Chinese e-commerce giant also claims that the selling in the first hour of the sale is three times more than that of last year.  The amount has been calculated taking into consideration the pre-orders of the sale as well. The young people of China celebrate the Singles’ Day which is locally known as “Guanggun Jie”. The day is in order to celebrate the singlehood of ...
Donald Trump’s commutation to power has predictably put the value of dollar on foreign currency exchange markets in a tailspin. Surprisingly, it’s just the opposite for cryptocurrencies. According to Coindesk, Bitcoin value has started climbing steadily since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Bitcoin is trading up at 3.38%, with the value of one Bitcoin reaching $732, up from $707 yesterday. Similarly, Zcash, a decentralized and open source cryptocurrency which only launched at the end of last month, is up ...
Alphabet, Inc.’s Google just changed its policy for Android app subscriptions giving Android developers more flexibility than their iOS counterparts. To win the face off with Apple Inc. Google now plans to increase subscriptions, by allowing developers to charge introductory rates for app subscriptions. Welcoming Introductory Subscription Price The reform comes under the leadership of Sameer Samat, who rejoined Google earlier this year after a long-stint with wearable device maker Jawbone. Google is now trying to welcome revenue...
In the so-called ‘cradle of innovation,’ nearly everyone you know will testify that nothing is impossible. Its grandiose to the ‘Yes We Can’ claim is in fact, changing the world that we live in. The best of Silicon Valley is the belief that because you can, so you will. However, the worst of Silicon Valley highlights the same tomorrow in a much different light. The stress, anxiety, paralyzing self-doubt, stories of failure, stories of shortcomings, and the weighty expectations that tomorrow holds. In last few months, I’ve been able to...
Microsoft is providing a helping hand to a group of data science and machine learning startups. Since past several months, the company was on a cross-country tour across 12 cities in the United States and Canada. On Thursday, the tech giant announced that it has selected 10 startups out of total 720 applicants, who will be a part of the four-month accelerator in Seattle. Tech accelerators are intended to help new companies by providing guidance, networking, and funding. The director of Microsoft’s Seattle accelerator, Hanan Lavy s...
Dark Data, a subset of Big Data has been finding its way into the spotlight. We live in the midst of an atmosphere of numinous, yet docile data revolution. Our bromides about big data say a lot about our penchant for it. A single, personal object like the smartphone epitomizes the synthesis of Herculean information. It reminds us that data is encrypted into the air we breathe. Our love for social conversations, for more privileged, inside information, pales before the colossal volume of data contained in the web. Top analysis firm ID...
Google Q3 earnings call showered lots of love on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Google CEO Sundar Pichai prepared a brief report and pointed out the investment priorities of Google in order to thrive for the top. These investment priorities include artificial intelligence and machine language. Google CEO Sundar Pichai further went on mentioning the fact that his company is looking forward to re-branding all of its products and include more machine learning and AI in its core systems. As the algorithms are the str...
Reddit, the so-called Internet’s front page, will launch a new venture called UPVOTED, a news site that aggregates top stories from its community. Despite its name, there will be no way users can upvote stories on the standalone news site. The newly launched site will pull interesting content on news, sports, animals, and lifestyle issues from Reddit communities– pretty much all of the internet’s top stories – and put it on the site where users can neither vote/downvote or comment. Upvoted will be run by an editorial team of aro...