News by ‘Dianne Jacobs’

Facebook’s new messenger V1.2 makes shopping easier

Facebook Facebook Launched its latest attempt to drive e-commerce sales on its messaging platform messenger app, which is available as a stand-alone mobile app, as well as within the Facebook desktop site reports The Internet Retailer. When a retailer creates an ad that will appear within...

Data Could Be the Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators

Data Wealth and influence in the technology business have always been about gaining the upper hand in software or the machines that software ran on. As government regulators dig into this new era of data competition, they may find that standard antitrust arguments are not so...

Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of the iPhone

Apple Apple celebrated the tenth anniversary of the iPhone on January 9th. The company posted a press release today marking the occasion. Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs took to the stage at Macworld 2007 to introduce a device that would become Apple’s most recognizable and...

British Government Launches Cyber Security Review

Cyber-Crime Cyber security has become one of the priority risks to be dealt with by organisations given that the number of cyber-attacks is on the rise. They are increasingly sophisticated and have an enormous economic and reputational impact on organisation. Governments are not immune to this...

Facebook artificial intelligence technology lets blind people ‘see’ photos

Facebook As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can “read” photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them using the Artificial Intelligence technology. Using artificial intelligence (AI), Facebook’s  servers can now decode and describe images uploaded to the site...

United States Imposes Cybersecurity Sanctions on Russia

On December 29, 2016, President Obama issued a new executive order that expands the authority of the US Secretary of Treasury to impose sanctions on individuals and entities for cyber-attacks to maintain cybersecurity reports the Business Advisor. This action marks the first-time sanctions have been...

What Does 2017 Hold for the Internet of Things?

Internet of things In the digital age, we’re constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in technology – whether for personal use or to invest ahead of the curve. Looking ahead into 2017, the battle over Internet of Things (IoT), market will likely heat up as...

Nokia Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

Patents Five years after Apple and Nokia settled a lawsuit, the tech giants have again locked horns over patents with Apple filing an anti-trust lawsuit against third-party companies Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) that act on Nokia’s behalf, and the Finland-based firm suing Apple directly. “We’ve always...

Uber self-driving cars hit the streets of San Francisco

Taxi-hailing service Uber has announced that passengers in its hometown can now use its app to summon a ride in a car that can drives itself. The ride sharing firm is bringing a small number of self-driving car to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco,...

WhatsApp to End Support Of Devices With Old Versions Of iOS And Android

WhatsApp launches end-to-end encryption on messages for all its users Instant messaging App Whatsapp, will pull plug for devices running the older versions of mobile operating systems by the end of 2016. WhatsApp, the leading instant messaging client in the entire world, connects people globally without geographical barriers. In February this year, the application administrators...