Topic: yahoo

SD Times news digest: Amazon adds memory to Alexa, Oath pays $400,000 to hackers, Google launches new credits program for researchers, Linux Foundation welcomes 41 new members

Amazon had announced the addition of memory capabilities to its artificial intelligence, Alexa. It can remember any information for you so that you will not forget. The company also plans to add deep learning models to the spoken language understanding of Alexa. “We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible,” said Ruhi Sarikaya … continue reading

Alation and Paxata join forces, RightMesh opens application for network protocol SDK and more — SD Times New Digest: September 28, 2017

Alation and Paxata partner to provide consumers a better way to gather and analyze data Today, data management companies Alation and Paxata announced a new partnership aimed at providing simplification in establishing trust in data lakes. The partnership introduces a new “click-to-profile” data discovery feature where users can start discovering data using the Alation Data … continue reading

Oath makes first Yahoo open source contribution with Bullet

Oath is releasing its first solution into open source, thanks to the recently announced acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon. The company announced the contribution of Bullet, Yahoo’s real-time query engine. Oath is a subsidiary of Verizon, and home to more than 50 media and technology brands. Just this week, Verizon announced it has officially completed … continue reading

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing, Dart 1.24, and Yahoo joins Verizon — SD Times news digest: June 14, 2017

Rainforest QA launched its new Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing solution, which offers crowdtesting that combines virtual machines and real devices. It’s built on Rainforest QA’s crowdsourcing and AI platform, and gives teams testing results without requiring additional engineering resources to manage. “Traditional mobile testing solutions that rely on testers using their personal devices take … continue reading

reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA Android API, Hortonworks DataFlow 3.0, Blockly 1.0 — SD Times news digest: June 12, 2017

Google is releasing the first reCAPTCHA Android API for Google Play Services. The API will provide a streamlined user experience on mobile and include the latest invisible reCAPTCHA technology. Google first announced Invisible reCAPTCHA in March as a way to run risk analysis behind the scenes, allowing users to pass through the system with zero … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Daytona

Yahoo is releasing a new automated performance testing and analysis framework into open source this week. The company announced Daytona, an application-agnostic framework that enables developers to build customized test, analyze performance, and capture trends. “With Daytona, we are now able to integrate all our load testing tools under a single framework and aggregate test … continue reading

Google DeepMind multi-agent research, Apache Spot, and Yahoo’s TensorFlow on Spark—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2017

Google DeepMind is pinning artificial intelligent agents against each other to see how they cooperate. To research this, the team is using a game known as Prisoner’s Dilemma to test its willingness to compete and cooperate. According to the research, at times the agents worked peacefully together, but were less cooperative in complex situations or … continue reading

Yahoo open-sources Continuous Delivery tool Screwdriver

Yahoo is releasing the tool that helped the company perform Continuous Delivery at scale into the open-source community. The company announced Screwdriver.cd, an adaption of its Continuous Delivery build system for dynamic infrastructure. “Screwdriver handles over 25,000 builds per day and 12,000 daily Git commits as a single shared entry point for Yahoo,” wrote James … continue reading

Yahoo discloses new breach; 1 billion users affected

Yahoo has been hacked, again. The company Wednesday disclosed that a newly discovered data breach had exposed the private information of more than one billion Yahoo users. It is believed that this breach is separate from the breach disclosed this September, where 500 million accounts were jeopardized. Regardless, the news means Yahoo has been the … continue reading

Qualcomm to acquire NXP, GM and IBM create OnStar Go, and Databricks adds deep learning support—SD Times news digest: Oct. 27, 2016

In order to add automotive chips to its portfolio, Qualcomm has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for approximately US$47 billion, according to a Qualcomm announcement. A subsidiary of Qualcomm will offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of NXP for $110 per share in cash, which makes up the total enterprise value of $47 billion. … continue reading

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

Verily’s Debug Project, Nexedi to sue Apple, and Verizon wants a discount from Yahoo—SD Times news digest: Oct. 7, 2016

Verily is stepping up its debugging game by focusing on eliminating a real, dangerous bug: the mosquito. At the end of 2014, Google started exploring what it could do about problems caused by mosquitos. At the same time, Verily (initially Google Life Sciences) was founded to solve the problems of preventing disease on a global scale, … continue reading

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