New Service Aims to Ease B2B Tech Purchasing Process


TechTarget has launched a quarterly report to help B2B technology executives make better purchasing decisions. Deal ScoreCard covers 20 technology product market segments across the storage, data center, cloud, and end-user computing enterprise technology markets. It leverages proprietary buyer-generated data across four categories: pre- and post-purchase data; Web interest data; and buyer narratives. “This content is specifically designed to aid enterprise technology buyers in making real purchase decisions,” said TechTarget EVP Bill Crowley.

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Border Patrol testing drones to be its 'eyes in the sky'

Hoping to help agents in the field, the Border Patrol is testing a fleet of personal drones, giving agents in remote areas eyes where they are currently blind.

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5 Ways E-Commerce SMBs Can Cool Social Media Complaints


“The most important thing an SMB can do … is be proactive and ready to help [customers] right at the moment they need it,” said Linda Crawford, CEO of Helpshift. Companies must streamline support systems to resolve issues faster and more efficiently, she said. An up-to-date knowledge base enables instant self-service, “but SMBs must also offer channels for customers to communicate directly with support agents to cover all bases.” SMBs should offer robust omnichannel options and prioritize user-friendly channel support.

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Apple being sued over slowing down older iPhones

Apple has admitted that it intentionally slows down older iPhone models to help preserve battery life in older phones. But now the company is being sued for its admission.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/21/apple-being-sued-over-slowing-down-older-iphones.html

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How Facebook is stopping ISIS and Al Qaeda from posting extremist content

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help with a number of different issues, the latest being spotting posts of people who may be suicidal in an effort to prevent them from doing harm.The company is also using machine learning and other automated techniques to help spot and delete terrorist-related content from ISIS and Al Qaeda, with the company claiming 99 percent of content it removes is detected before it is spotted by users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/how-facebook-is-stopping-isis-and-al-qaeda-from-posting-extremist-content.html

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Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi

Google has announced a new AIY hardware project to help you experiment with computer vision and object recognition.

The post Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide.

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Facebook is continuing the fight against fake news with a new button

Intended to help individuals make more informed decisions about the types of news that they read, share, and ultimately, believe, Facebook’s new “i” button will give readers additional information about the source.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/facebook-is-continuing-fight-against-fake-news-with-new-button.html

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Facebook works to improve ad transparency after supposed Russian interference in 2016 election

Facebook said it would hire 1,000 people to help review and remove ads and make the advertising it sells more transparent after $100,000 in Russian-backed ads were purchased in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/facebook-works-to-improve-ad-transparency-after-supposed-russian-interference-in-2016-election.html

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Spy satellites, drones, help experts discover lost city in Iraq founded after Alexander the Great

Archaeologists have harnessed spy satellite imagery and drones to help identify the site of an ancient lost city in Northern Iraq.

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Apple, Accenture Team on iOS Enterprise Apps


Apple and Accenture have partnered to develop iOS tools and services to help enterprises connect with their customers through iPads and iPhones. Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios, staffed by a range of visual and experience designers, programmers, data scientists and architects, as well as hardware and software designers. An Apple expert will be embedded in the team. “Starting 10 years ago with iPhone and then with iPad, Apple has been transforming how work gets done,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Google tool for hate crimes questioned by conservative media

Google is attempting to help reporters find hate crime stories with machine learning – though it remains to be seen how impartial the effort is.

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Total solar eclipse 2017: How AT&T is helping the visually impaired experience the big event

AT&T is harnessing augmented reality to help the visually impaired experience the total solar eclipse.

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9 ways Amazon's Alexa can help you in the kitchen

Cooking is a social activity. Parents make food. Kids help in the kitchen. Friends bake together. Families bequeath recipes through the generations. People get together for a potluck and trade cooking tips all evening.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/05/9-ways-amazons-alexa-can-help-in-kitchen.html

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