Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

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Microsoft has effectively announced a pivot away from mobile and towards AI and deep learning in its latest 10-K filing. But is this a rebrand or a serious attempt to tackle the nascent AI market?

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Microsoft releases unofficial service pack for Windows 7

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Microsoft has released a new “convenience rollup” for Windows 7 that’s effectively a second service pack for the venerable OS. It should make updating and building systems much simpler for existing Windows 7 customers — and it doesn’t include any of the updates meant to push Windows 10 on to consumer PCs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228779-microsoft-releases-unofficial-service-pack-for-windows-7

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UK's government hackers target Islamic State group in string of cyberattacks

British cyberintelligence forces have managed to effectively block Islamic State communications for an extended period of time, making it much harder for the terrorist group to coordinate itself.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/16/uks-government-hackers-target-islamic-state-group-in-string-cyberattacks.html

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Following "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign, new billboards featuring Apple Watch, Apple Music target global audiences

Article Image Over the past decade, Apple began using billboards to effectively advertise iPods, then iPhones and iPads. Its newest campaigns not only promote the latest Apple Watch hardware, but have also expanded to services with Apple Music.

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Advertising Online? How's Your Viewability?


Viewability — that is, a display or video ad’s ability to be viewed effectively on a Web page — is the most critical factor in any video or display ad campaign. However, a surprisingly large percentage of display and video ads lacked either visibility or longevity, the two most important pieces of viewability, in recent studies. Visibility is the ability to gain immediate exposure within a target audience, and longevity is a video’s ability to maintain a long-term presence. How exactly can a marketer ensure short- or long-term viewability?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82358.html?rss=1

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Twitter steps up efforts to end the worst of abusive online trolling

Twitter has spelled out a new strategy for dealing more effectively with abusive trolling, as the microblogging service risks becoming a platform for the worst kind of hate and threats.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/22/twitter-steps-up-efforts-to-end-worst-abuse/

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US government blocks Intel, Chinese collaboration over nuclear fears, national security

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The US government has effectively killed a planned upgrade to the most powerful supercomputer in the world over claims that it’s being used for banned research. The Chinese-built Tianhe-2 was set to be updated with new Xeon Phi hardware, but that’s not going to happen for the foreseeable future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/203195-us-government-blocks-intel-chinese-collaboration-over-nuclear-fears-national-security

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UK military creates quantum compass that could be the successor to GPS

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The UK Ministry of Defense is exploring the development of a quantum compass that could effectively replace GPS in submarines and other military applications. If it pans out, a quantum compass could end up in your smartphone one day too.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/182973-uk-military-creates-quantum-compass-that-could-be-the-successor-to-gps

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