Makers of HipChat to Challenge Slack with New Communications App

With an increasingly global workforce, team collaboration tools are essential in the running of today’s businesses. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine how team members, who may be located on opposite sides of the globe, could manage to get any work done without these apps specifically designed for business needs. Currently, Slack is leading the pack among cloud-based office collaboration software, but a challenger has arrived with Atlassian launching of a new app called Stride—a souped up version of its existing communication service HipChat.

Date: 2017-09-11

Google Gives Apple Products Greater Functionality With Twitter-Like Features In Update To Its iOS App

Google is giving users of Apple products greater functionality with the addition of Twitter-like features in a recent update to its iOS app. The mobile version of the search engine which was introduced in its Android app last year, now sports Trending Searches, a location based feature that lets iOS users know of the hottest searches in their location. In addition, the tech giant added Instant Answers to the app, a feature that gives some useful info at a glance.

Date: 2017-09-06

WhatsApp Fine-Tuning Chat Services to Make it More Attractive for Businesses

WhatsApp is fine-tuning its chat services to make it more attractive for businesses. The company has started a new pilot program for verified business accounts, which seems to hint that it may be targeting the customer support segment of its business users with a new app that is reported to be still under development.

Date: 2017-08-31

How Many People Around the World Use Social Media in 2017?

The world is indeed getting more connected whether you like it or not. Latest data show that almost half of the world’s population are actively logging into the social media platform of their choice. Users are updating whatever it is they want the world to know while becoming targets for annoying notifications and the occasional online troll in the process.

Date: 2017-08-11

How to Generate More Sales Using Whatsapp

Since launching in 2009, WhatsApp has become one of the most popular ways for people to communicate with each other across the globe. Today, the mobile app’s active user base is second only to its parent company, Facebook, with over 1.2 billion people using it to send messages and share data every month.

Date: 2017-07-19

Could Amazon Prime Make Cable TV Obsolete?

Cable TV is on the decline while the number of Amazon Prime subscribers has increased rapidly since last year. One estimate reveals that nearly a quarter of the U.S. population are Amazon Prime subscribers and the numbers are steadily on the rise. However, can it make cable TV obsolete?

Date: 2017-07-12

Apple Shares Source Code For ML Framework

Apple’s recent WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) saw the unheralded release of Core ML, which will reportedly make it easier for developers to come up with machine learning tools across the Apple ecosystem.

Date: 2017-06-12

Is Instagram Really Stealing Ideas From Snapchat?

For some time now, Instagram has been accused of stealing ideas from Snapchat. Now, the social media company’s CEO has broken his silence to put a stop to all the talk.

Date: 2017-05-31

Techies See Fuchsia as a Replacement for Android

Google’s Fuchsia is seen among techies as a replacement for Android, and a revisit of the operating system has shown that it’s coming along quickly.k.

Date: 2017-05-10

Shopify Envisions Future of eCommerce in Retail

“Retail is not the same. Shopify is enabling merchants to do everything, from anywhere.” – Lynsey Thorton, Shopify Director of User Experience Design at Unite 2017 Conference

Date: 2017-04-21

Windows Plays Second Fiddle to Android For First Time

According to March research from the independent web analytics firm StatCounter, Android topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93%, placing it just ahead of Windows (37.91%) for the first time.

Date: 2017-04-03

Adobe Launches Their Re-Invented Marketing Cloud Adobe Experience Cloud

With the inspirational mantra “Make Experience Your Business” and the goal of reshaping digital marketing for enterprises, Adobe announced the launch of their re-invented marketing cloud Adobe Experience Cloud at Adobe Summit 2017 this week.

Date: 2017-03-23

One Small Typo Caused A Big Mishap For Amazon

In a follow up to Tuesday’s significant disruption of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company announced yesterday that the reason for the mishap was due to human-error…a typo to be exact.

Date: 2017-03-03

Cognitive Era Will Be The Next Societal Revolution

“The transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession,” says Guru Banavar who is responsible for advancing the next generation of cognitive technologies and solutions with IBM’s global scientific ecosystem including academia, government agencies and other partners. “It is no longer enough to advance the science of AI and the engineering of AI-based systems. We now shoulder the added burden of ensuring these technologies are developed, deployed and adopted in responsible, ethical and enduring ways.”

Date: 2017-02-21

Instagram Announces the Ability to Add Stickers to Posts, Just Like Snapchat

Instagram announced today the ability to add stickers to your posts, just like Snapchat. The stickers will be both for the consumer like Snapchat, but more importantly will also be targeted at businesses which are looking for creative ways to promote their products and services.

Date: 2017-02-01

Google Creates a Guide for Companies Considering a Move the Cloud

Google has created a guide in the form of a website for companies that are considering a move to their cloud called Google Cloud Platform for Data Center Professionals.

Date: 2017-01-28