Amazon Denies Rumored Plans for Ad-Supported Prime Video Service


Amazon has denied a report that it has been working on a free, ad-supported video platform to complement its subscription-based Amazon Prime Video service. Amazon has been in talks with various television networks, movie studios and other media entities about providing content to the site, according to the Monday report. Such a service would place Amazon in direct competition with Apple and other streaming video services for original content, which has become an important way for a new service to gain market share.

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Facebook Messenger Jumps to Business Websites


Facebook on Tuesday announced that it was preparing a plugin to its popular Messenger platform that will allow a website’s visitors to chat with a human or bot without leaving the location. Customer Chat is one of a number of changes in the version 2.2 update of Messenger platform revealed at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. The chat plugin will be available on desktop and mobile devices. Early testers include airlines like KLM, Volaris and Air France. Chatbots deployed through the plugin can perform a number of duties.

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IBM Launches Private Cloud to Ease Public Cloud Transition


IBM has announced IBM Cloud Private, a software platform that allows enterprise customers to run applications and store critical data in an on-premises, private cloud environment. The new service employs a Kubernetes-based container architecture that supports both Docker containers and Cloud Foundry. IBM also introduced new container-optimized versions of core enterprise software. Companies in heavily regulated industries like finance and healthcare have embraced private clouds as they plan their transitions to public cloud environments.

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Twitter homepage features crude attack against Chrissy Teigen

At a time when Twitter is trying to curb trolling and incendiary use of its platform, its logged-out homepage features one of its users attacking model Chrissy Teigen.

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Accenture, SAP Plot One CX Platform for All


Accenture Interactive and SAP Hybris have partnered to create a new platform that will let users build and curate end-to-end contextual, personalized customer experiences — from marketing, e-commerce and offline shopping to customer service and loyalty management. The joint platform will target B2C and B2B firms in retail, telecommunications and resources. “Personalized experiences for customers across all aspects of their interaction with a company are a big challenge for many companies,” said Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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Mozilla gave $100,000 to secure email platform harnessed by Antifa groups

Mozilla has awarded $100,000 to RiseUp, a secure communication platform widely used by anti-fascist groups.

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AOL says farewell to AIM, its popular instant messenger service, after 20 years

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

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Red Hat, SAP Team on New Integrated Enterprise Linux Platform


Red Hat on Tuesday announced the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions, a new platform that combines two existing systems for analytics and data management into a single offering. The new platform combines the existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA into a single, consolidated platform. “There is no single technology stack to solve every enterprise challenge, and big data analytics is no different,” said Jim Totten, vice president and general manager of the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.

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New Cloud Tools Aim to Streamline, Monetize Partner Relationships


AppDirect on Tuesday announced new products and functionality for its Cloud Commerce Platform.
The new tools, AppReseller and Cloud Management Suite, enable software vendors to launch reseller partner programs quickly. Software as a Service providers can use the new capabilities to help their small and mid-sized business users manage and leverage their software more effectively. AppReseller helps software vendors monetize partner relationships by enabling channel partners to spin up customer accounts and place orders in real time.

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Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service


Oracle has announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle. It enables self-provisioning of multiple bare metal servers in less than five minutes, with each supporting more than 4 million IOPS. It also allows block storage that scales linearly.

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Twitter users identify white supremacists at Charlottesville protests

Twitter users are harnessing the social media platform to identify white supremacists photographed during this weekend’s protests at Charlottesville, Va. that sent shockwaves across the U.S.

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YouTube redirecting potential Isis recruits to anti-terrorist content

The platform will redirect people searching for violent extremist content to videos that confront and discredit extremist messaging and mythology.

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AMD Looks to Crush Intel’s Xeon With New Epyc Server Chips

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AMD has officially launched its new server platform, and shed more light on the design of its Infinity Fabric in the process.

The post AMD Looks to Crush Intel’s Xeon With New Epyc Server Chips appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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LogMeIn Makes Bold360 Entrance at CRM Party


LogMeIn has unveiled Bold360, a customer engagement platform that evolved from Boldchat — the live website chat software it acquired five years ago. Bold360 has an intuitive interface that consolidates data from different systems to present a unified view of customer interactions. Among its features are easy integration of Salesforce and Zendesk data; omnichannel support, including live chat, Facebook Messenger and email; and intelligent automation, which lets agents respond to commonly asked questions and create, curate and manage answers.

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Waze expanding carpool service to all of California

The platform connects you with people from your community, so you might make a new local friend or wind up carpooling with a neighbor or colleague you already know.

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Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen ‘Threadripper’ Enthusiast CPU

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AMD is planning to launch an all-new, enthusiast-focused platform with up to 16 CPU cores and four memory channels to compete with Intel’s HEDT lineup.

The post Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen ‘Threadripper’ Enthusiast CPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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iPhone still world's most popular smartphone ahead of iPhone 8

Android may still dominate iOS when it comes to platform market share, but when we look at the smartphone market on a device by device basis, the most popular smartphone remains Apple’s iPhone 7.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

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Microsoft is set to fight back with Windows 10 S. It’s a stripped down version of the platform that’s intended to be faster and more secure, but that also means tighter restrictions on apps.

The post Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Twitch Aims to Get Ahead of Steam


Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform, on Tuesday launched its highly anticipated online game store. It includes goodie bags and other incentives, both for gamers who take the plunge and streamers who provide the content. Twitch earlier this year announced that it would be selling games and in-game content directly through the online store, competing directly with major gaming sites like Steam. Twitch is starting out with about 50 titles, including Ubisoft’s For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Room: Wildlands.

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