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Report: Amazon acquires Harvest.ai, new release cadence from React Native, and 451 Research expects application container market to grow—SD Times news digest: Jan. 10, 2017

Amazon has acquired Harvest.ai, a San Diego startup, for US$20 million, according to Business Insider. Harvest.ai has developed technologies that can help find and stop targeted attacks on data, according to Business Insider. With the help of machine learning, the company can learn and detect when an unauthorized person is attempting to gain access to … continue reading

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Guest View: Developing for a bot-driven world: The role of APIs

Personal digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are just the beginning. Soon we’ll be interacting with all manner of applications and online services—everything from managing our calendars to ordering pizzas and reserving hotel rooms—not with the buttons, forms and controls that we’re used to, but by chatting with them using natural language. Or, … continue reading

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SecurityScorecard report: Top retailers have major security issues this year

It’s the holiday season, and retailers are watching their online sales climb. Business may be booming for these companies, but shoppers beware: 100% of these retailers have issues with domain security, according to SecurityScorecard’s “2016 Biggest Holiday Retailers Cybersecurity Report.” When it comes to cybersecurity, retailers have a lot to worry about, especially since these … continue reading

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Amazon Go in beta, Tableau releases data education report, and Uber debuts Uber AI Labs and new acquisition—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2016

Amazon has introduced a beta of Amazon Go, a 1,800 square-foot location in Seattle that uses deep learning and sensors to keep track of what people are buying. The goal of Amazon Go is to create “a new kind of store with no checkout required,” according to the company. Shopping at the Amazon Go store … continue reading

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AWS re:Invent: X-Ray, CodeBuild, Shield and Personal Health Dashboard

Amazon wants to help solve pain points for developers. The company’s AWS re:Invent conference concluded yesterday with announcements and new solutions aimed at giving developers more tools to provide better experiences. To help developers gain more insight into their distributed apps, the company announced AWS X-Ray, designed to give developers the ability to analyze and … continue reading

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Amazon re:Invent: Amazon reveals AWS Snowmobile, introduces new AWS software

Amazon customers are constantly looking to move data (and lots of it), which is why the company used this year’s Amazon re:Invent conference to extend the capabilities of Snowball, a device that allows customers to move 50 terabytes of data out of data centers and into the AWS cloud. After last year’s announcement of Snowball, … continue reading

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Grafana 4.0 gets alerting feature, HPE StormRunner Load through AWS Marketplace, and Kontena introduces container platform—SD Times news digest: Nov. 30, 2016

Grafana 4.0 is now available with an alerting feature, which turns Grafana into a critical monitoring tool. This release also comes with new minor features, fixes and an improved UX. According to Grafana, the alert rules can be configured using existing graph panels and threshold levels by dragging handles to the right side of the … continue reading

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RethinkDB is shutting down, Qt Quick Controls, and Sensory gives developers Alexa voice control—SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2016

RethinkDB, an open-source database for real-time web functionality, is shutting down despite all efforts to turn it into a database technology business. Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB, wrote that the members of the RethinkDB community are developing a continuity plan for RethinkDB and Horizon. Both projects will still be available and distributed under open-source licenses. … continue reading

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Amazon’s AI challenge, beta 10 of C#/XAML for HTML5, and Rust 1.12 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 30, 2016

Amazon is hosting its annual competition for university students who are passionate about accelerating the field of artificial intelligence. The challenge this year is focused on developing a social bot, which Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can use to communicate with humans on popular topics or events. For this challenge, teams will have to work in … continue reading

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Microsoft forms AI division of 5,000, joins industry AI partnership

Following up on CEO Satya Nadella’s Monday keynote at this week’s Ignite conference, Microsoft has apparently formed an artificial intelligence division to meet the vision he outlined of smarter machines to help people be more productive and make better decisions. Also announced today is an alliance between the major players in the artificial intelligence space. Amazon, … continue reading

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JetBrains releases YouTrack 7.0, tech leaders form Partnership of AI, and PostgreSQL 9.6 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 29, 2016

JetBrains has officially released the stable version of YouTrack 7.0, complete with new features to help a team perform its daily activities. This release also focuses on reworking the Agile Board and expanding backlog functionality. With the Agile Board update, developers can now add customized issues, set visibility, and estimate their tasks without having to … continue reading

Computer vision is a critical technology for smart, connected devices of the future. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel to acquire Movidius, Microsoft’s gag order fight, and Qualcomm and Verizon’s IoT plan—SD Times news digest: Sept. 6, 2016

Intel is looking to extend its depth-sensing technology RealSense in order to enable autonomous machines to see in 3D and understand the environment around them. The company announced it is acquiring Movidius, a computer vision company. “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance [system on a chip] platforms for accelerating computer vision applications,” wrote Josh Walden, … continue reading

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