New Search Tool Helps Firms Find the Best B2B Software Fit


Siftery on Thursday announced the launch of its new Product Alternatives search tool, which is designed to help companies find alternative B2B software products when replacements are needed.
It allows users to search a database of more than 40,000 software options, Siftery said. Its AI technology not only helps find suitable alternative products, but also ranks the various options. Recommendations take into account the products companies currently are using, as well as products that are in greater demand.

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Google Aims to Turbocharge Online Checkout


Google on Monday rolled out an online payment service that’s designed to accelerate the online checkout process. While the new offering isn’t quite Amazon One-Click, it will eliminate many of the annoying steps that can slow down the online purchase process and often result in abandoned shopping carts. Pay with Google uses address and credit or debit card information users provide to Google to speed them through checkout. Instead of a merchant collecting that information from the customer, it’s sent behind the scenes by Google.

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New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce


Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the functions to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a cloud-based platform geared toward helping companies deploy rich B2B and B2C solutions to drive efficiencies along their distribution chain. “Today e-commerce is more than adding an online store to a website,” said VP Sanjay Kumar.

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Intel Announces ‘Nervana’ Neural Network Processor

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The Nervana NNP is designed from the ground up with this type of computing in mind.

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Intel Unveils Neuromorphic, Self-Learning Chip Codenamed Loihi

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Intel has unveiled a new, specialized compute core designed for AI, deep learning, and neural networks. Meet Loihi.

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Microsoft is crafting a quantum computing language

Microsoft has developed a brand new programming language designed to run on quantum computers and their simulations, considering it a major step towards a future of quantum computing.

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Taking Business Communication in Stride


Atlassian has announced the development of Stride, a new Slack-like workplace tool designed to streamline the communication process for business users. Stride enables teams to take action via both a smart text-based messaging service and a fully featured video and audio service. The latter functionality is made available thanks to Atlassian’s recent acquisition of Jitsi. The idea is to allow team members to convene instantly with built-in voice and video meetings that integrate conversations with collaborative tools.

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NASA launches app to inspire citizen scientists during Solar Eclipse

NASA launched its newest app this week designed to motivate the average person to be a citizen scientist during the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

Microsoft designed an AI chip to allow its mixed reality headset to implement Deep Neural Networks without the cloud.

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Kuna outdoor smart security camera and light can stop burglars in their tracks

Kuna is a security camera built inside a porch light that is designed to protect against unwanted intruders. You can interact with visitors at your front door via your smartphone from anywhere.

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Thanks to augmented reality, this BMW art car is more than meets the eye

The latest BMW art car was designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei. She relied on augmented reality to create a new spin on BMW’s art-car series, which began in the 1975 with a car painted by Alexander Calder.

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The body's own charged molecules could power pacemakers, say researchers

Engineers have designed a new power source for pacemakers. Powered by this biocompatible supercapacitor, live-saving medical implants could be less toxic, and last last longer, meaning fewer invasive surgeries.

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Microsoft introduces new Surface Laptop, system upgrades at EDU event

Microsoft has unveiled its new Surface Laptop, which is specifically designed for college students.

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YouTube revamps Restricted Mode feature that sparked outrage over LGBT content

YouTube has made changes to its Restricted Mode, which is designed to hide objectionable content, after the feature sparked intense criticism of the video sharing service.

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

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AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations


Amazon Web Services this week introduced a new set of technologies designed to pull the artificial intelligence expertise developed for its core retail business into the cloud, while expanding its hybrid cloud technologies into the field, where data services can use the IoT to access connected devices. AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled the new lineup of services at the company’s annual re:Invent conference, which drew a massive 32,000 attendees this year, demonstrating the rapid growth of Amazon’s increasingly important cloud services business.

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