Tech titans voice concerns over California wildfires

Two of the biggest titans of the tech industry, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai both weighed in with concerns over the southern California wildfires, which have wreaked havoc on the lower part of the state.

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Amazon May Disrupt Prescription Drug Space Next


The rumor that Amazon has set its sights on disrupting the pharmaceutical industry has gained greater currency recently, just months after the company set the grocery business on fire with its acquisition of Whole Foods, and in the midst of its search for a second U.S. headquarters location. Amazon reportedly has taken major steps toward becoming a drug distributor and seller — actions that have caused concern among potential competitors and may have figured heavily in CVS’ negotiations to buy health insurance firm Aetna for $66 billion.

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Innovation Requires Market Enablement


In this age of tech industry consolidation, one has to wonder what will happen with the pace of innovation as a few large companies begin to dominate. In personal computers, the WinTel marriage continues to control the technology, while Dell, HP and Lenovo control the devices. Similarly, in smartphones, Apple and Samsung, which both design their own chips and devices, dominate the market, especially in North America. It is natural for market leaders to emerge as technologies and markets mature. However, that maturity often is accompanied by a change in the strategy of key players.

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Consumer Healthcare: Growing Importance of Patient Education and Communications Solutions


As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care models, patient education and communication solutions increasingly have become an investment priority for care providers and payers. Consumers have many means, whether digital or analog, to acquire medical knowledge and personal health information, and they tend to reach out to their doctor when sick, or when they have complex health questions. Traditionally, doctors do not proactively reach out to their patients — especially when their patients aren’t sick. This model is changing, however.

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These are the four criteria for getting a job at Google

Google is one of the most recognizable companies in the world and as a juggernaut of the tech industry is shaping our lives on an unprecedented scale.

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Safety first! Volvo's intelligent drive and sensing technologies work to mitigate accidents

For more than four decades, Volvo has been an industry leader in providing innovative safety features that warn drivers of road hazards that can cause car accidents.

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Can robots create jobs for humans?

As President Donald Trump seeks to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing, many industry leaders are looking to robots as the most efficient way for American factories to compete with cheap labor overseas.

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Toyota now has a robot that can help disabled people around the house

Like the rest of the automotive industry, Toyota is beginning to think past the traditional automobile and focus on mobility. And with that, the company has shown off its Human Support Robot (HSR), after testing it with a U.S. war veteran in his home.

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United Nations summit seeks to save humanity with artificial intelligence

The AI for Good Global Summit brings together scientists, ethicists, industry leaders, and policymakers for three days in Geneva to discuss how this emerging technology can be used to benefit humanity.

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Mercedes is making its way into your home via solar energy storage partnership

The Mercedes-Benz name has long meant luxury in the automotive industry, but now it wants to bring that same cachet to your home and its energy needs. The German automaker has announced a strategic partnership with Vivint Solar.

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Facebook embraces Esports in its video strategy shift

Facebook is paying professional videogame teams and others in the esports industry to post videos on the social network, part of a shift in strategy to deliver more-polished programming to the company’s nearly two billion monthly users.

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SOFIC slideshow: 13 eye-popping weapons on display

The annual four-day Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) was jam-packed with options to give SOF teams new tech advantages they can use against the enemy. We look at some of the most awe-inspiring weapons on display.

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AI Is Still in Its Formative Years


The electronics industry over the past several years has made tremendous strides in creating artificial intelligence in a manner imagined by Allen Turing in the 1940s. The convergence of algorithmic advances in multilayer neural networks, the evolution of PC GPUs as massively parallel processing accelerators, and the availability of massive data sets fueled by the Internet and widely deployed sensors — big data — has enabled a renaissance in software neural network modeling techniques commonly referred to as “deep learning,” or “DL.”

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Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT


Although nearly every research study and industry survey suggests the Internet of Things market is growing rapidly, plenty of companies are holding back from pursuing IoT opportunities. Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives. The vast majority of current IoT deployments are limited in scope and are mostly in trial or development phases, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report.

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Tech Industry Gets Political


In the last decade or so, the tech industry has become increasingly political, which is different from being politicized. If I had to guess, I’d say that for the most part everyone is on the same page. However, many of the largest technology concerns have come to the realization that to protect their outlook, they need representation in Washington in the form of lobbyists. In addition, many successful entrepreneurs have been contributing to parties. That intensified political awareness became obvious over the weekend.

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Tech workers publicly pledge not to help make a Muslim registry

Invoking the legacy of the Holocaust, hundreds of people from the tech industry have published a statement saying that they would not cooperate in creating a database that tracks Muslim people in America.

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'Final Fantasy XV' review: A long-awaited masterpiece

“Final Fantasy” is one of longest franchises in the history of gaming industry, and for a good reason. It has sculpted the role-playing game genre and is one of the best-known titles of all time.

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AI and Customer Loyalty


Artificial intelligence and machine learning have taken the industry by storm. Some say they will usher in a new age of better business processes and customer orientation, while others fret that automation will kill jobs. Both might be true. There definitely will be jobs that no longer make sense for humans to do, thanks to automation. However, there are some neglected business processes where AI and ML could make real contributions. They likely would not replace anyone, because a job isn’t being done in many cases.

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Aviso CEO K.V. Rao: Humans, Machines and Magic


“CRM is a mature industry, but it’s fundamentally not moving the needle for the user, for the subscriber — the sales rep or manager. It’s fundamentally recording your activities, but it doesn’t really let you commit with confidence to drive the right outcomes,” said Aviso CEO K.V. Rao. Predictive analytics “can help you find the right content faster. That’s what the state-of-the art is for sales. You’re trying to understand what deals to work on to meet your target and make money, and that’s what predictive analytics can do.”

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Who's Riding the New TV Wave?


There is a generational shift occurring in the TV industry. Traditional cable TV, which dominated the last several decades, is going away. Companies like Comcast, Charter and Cox are facing something new: new technological innovation and competition. Which companies will survive, and which will not? Traditional cable TV is on the verge of an extinction event that is very similar to other events we’ve witnessed. Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system launched the smartphone wars, for example, killing previous leader BlackBerry.

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