DeepMind’s big betrayal? Coming to terms with data-driven healthcare

Data-driven healthcare in the digital age is only possible with the consent and therefore trust of its patients. As service providers transform to incorporate new and innovative technologies, we will see tensions surface as they evolve. Medical data is perhaps the most personal and therefore sensitive data we own. Regardless of the intentions of those […]

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging – TechCrunch

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features, including augmented reality selfie masks, animated GIFs, or personalized avatars like Bitmoji. A good-enough version of Stories conveniently baked into […]

Why commercial software providers are buying into cloud native

Commercial software companies are starting to see a shift among their customers to cloud native computing. This emerging area of computing architecture relies heavily on open source technologies and the use of container technology. In particular, Kubernetes appears to be the platform of choice for open source distributors selling container technology into the enterprise. A […]

Snapchat loses 2M more users in Q3 as shares sink to new low – TechCrunch

Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count dropped again, this time by 1 percent to 186 million, down from 188M and a negative 1.5 percent growth rate in Q2. User count is still up 5 percent year-over-year, though. Snapchat earned $298 million in revenue with […]

How Heathrow transformed using analytics for the people

Heathrow Airport began a digitisation project two years ago and used the Microsoft Azure cloud and Microsoft Power BI to empower staff to use analytics in their day-to-day jobs. The final pieces of its new digital platform are now up and running. Speaking to Computer Weekly about the transformation, Stuart Birrell, CIO at Heathrow, says: […]

Why are enterprises slow to adopt machine learning?

Machine learning has the potential to transform the way organisations interact with the world, to move faster and to provide better customer experience. But while machine learning’s long-term potential certainly looks bright, its adoption in the enterprise may advance more slowly than originally thought. So what’s the holdup? John Rakowski, Market Specialist for Application Performance […]

Meet Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram – TechCrunch

Former Facebook VP of News Feed and recently appointed Instagram VP of Product Adam Mosseri has been named the new head of Instagram following the resignation of Instagram’s founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger last week. “We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a […]

Business leaders expect suppliers to ensure they are cyber secure

Some 31% of UK businesses would terminate contracts with suppliers whose negligence caused them to become a victim of cyber crime, according to a survey published by business internet service provider Beaming. The research, conducted by consultancy Opinium, revealed that most UK business leaders polled believe their suppliers are obligated to ensure they do not […]

Lenovo’s ThinkSmart Hub 700 bring Dolby audio to your conference room

Hot on the heels of its recently announced ThinkSmark Hub 500, Lenovo hopes to elevate the conferencing experience with the ThinkSmart Hub 700.The new device looks almost as if a UFO is sitting on your desk, but its comical design hides a number of interesting tech features. For example, IR sensors detect when a person […]