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TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources. As always, Apple is very quiet when it comes to acquisitions, but it’s always interesting to learn more about Apple’s interests. We’ve reached out to Apple and the company sent us the following statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from [...]

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Writing code is hard. For some, this may come as a surprise, software quality assurance and testing are not easier. Of course, reporting bugs may not require too much technical skills. But the same cannot be said about evaluating a product from customer’s perspective, understanding software product features, developing a test strategy, planning the test [...]

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IBM and MIT recently launched a new collaborative research lab designed to propel breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence over the next decade. The deal involves a US$240 million dollar investment over 10 years from IBM, one of the largest ever seen between a university and a private company. MIT is no stranger to [...]

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Much of the initial interest in cryptocurrencies centered around their potential as alternatives to fiat currencies. Now attention has shifted to the upside potential of open distributed ledger technologies known as blockchain. A clear indication of blockchain’s increasing maturity is how the emerging fintech sector, which was once dominated by tech start-ups, is becoming crowded [...]

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The CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook 2017 study was conducted to gauge how current economic conditions are affecting tech spending plans among IT leaders. The results confirm that tech executives are managing multiple modes of IT delivery, with a greater focus on faster-paced/agile IT. Key findings include: Technology investments are expected to increase in the next [...]

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Organisations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) spent €6.3bn on IT outsourcing during the first six months of 2017 as high value traditional deals increased, according to research. Traditional outsourcing deals – where a supplier takes on responsibility for an IT service and brings its own people in to run it, or develops and supports software [...]

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Cloud robotics is set to generate new value chains, technologies, architectures and business models, according to a new paper. The report, put together by GTI, a body focusing on the TD-LTE (time division long term evolution) ecosystem alongside SoftBank, CloudMinds, China Mobile, Huawei and Skymind, argues the advantages of cloud robots, with the same common [...]

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Story behind Fitness applications are becoming more and more popular nowadays. Many of them can track your way while you’re running, monitor your heartrate, speed, etc. But every time you change you exercise you should make app be aware of that. This is a really good idea to click the button in an app and [...]

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The C-suite, including the CEO, are most at risk from being hacked when working outside of the office, according to a new report from mobile connectivity provider iPass. The findings, which appear in the company’s latest annual Mobile Security Report, show that of the 500 CIOs and senior IT decision makers surveyed, almost half (47%) [...]

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Survey finds cloud everywhere, and with it, demand for security services. Until recently, security was cloud’s Achilles Heel. Now, many are turning to the cloud itself to provide needed security. That’s one of the takeaways of a recent survey of 401 IT professionals, released by Insight, a technology services provider. Overall, the survey shows, IT professionals graded [...]

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