Digital Assistant

Virtual assistants can hear hidden commands but people don’t know

Many people have grown accustomed to talking to virtual assistants in their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm, etc. But someone else might be secretly talking to them too and you completely don’t know. This can be security problem to you.

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Starbucks Coffee

Learning leson from digital transformation in Starbucks

Starbucks experienced a crisis in 2008, with the slump in the revenue and closed stores. “Digital transformation” is the magic pill to put Starbuck back into growth orbit.

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Smarter IoT

New technology announcements portend a smarter IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is about to get smarter. Leading technology vendors have recently announced new products and integrations intended to push greater intelligence to the edge, derive deeper insights through analytics, and heighten security.

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O2O Online to Offline

O2O merging of online and offline in the retail world (Part 2)

Online business channels are increasingly considered as an alternative, rather than a competitive method to traditional business. Retailers are trying to “marry” these two things together in O2O.

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O2O (Online to Offline)

O2O merging of online and offline in the retail world (Part 1)

Why online and offline retailers are aiming to the territory of each other as well as how O2O is growing along with that trend. In the recent years, the line between offline & online is blurred in the retail list are expanded, moving toward to omni-channel experience.

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Azure Sphere

Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere to enable highly secured IoT devices

At RSA conference on April 16, 2018, Microsoft announced the new Azure Sphere, a new security platform that enables highly secured, connected MCU devices on the intelligent edge. MCU devices are a new class of internet connected devices that rely on a small chip called a microcontroller unit (MCU).

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Goo.gl

Google is shuttering its URL shortening service goo.gl

Google announced that it is shutting down its URL shortening service, goo.gl. The company says that new and anonymous users won’t be able to create links through the goo.gl console as of April 13th, but existing users will be able to use it for another year, after which it will be discontinued completely.

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WordPress

WordPress 4.9.5 was released to the public on 3 April, 2018

According to WordPress 4.9.5 release post: This maintenance release fixes 28 bugs in 4.9, including fixes for Customizer, media library, error notices, and some security fixes. Twenty Seventeen bundled theme and Hello Dolly bundled plugin have also been updated.

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1.1.1.1 DNS

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Cloudflare has launched its own consumer 1.1.1.1 DNS service, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use.

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Google

Google is working on its own blockchain-related technology

Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups that use the heavily-hyped technology to operate online in new ways, according to people familiar with the situation.

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