NetworkNews 2017 Archive

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Date: 2017-12-07

Microsoft Offers Third Party Add-ins to Outlook on Android
Microsoft just revved up its Outlook Android app making it more productive and fun for users. In a recent announcement, the tech giant announced that it has updated the software to now support a variety of third party add-in apps.

Date: 2017-09-12

Amazon’s AI Assistants are Teaming Up With Microsoft
Usually, tech companies keep each other at arm’s length, unwilling to share new technologies with the hope of besting their competitors. However, it appears that Microsoft and Amazon, two of the major players in the AI digital assistant arena, are bent on bucking the trend. Apparently, both companies want their respective assistants, Cortana and Alexa, to get friendly with each other.

Date: 2017-09-1

Microsoft Challenges Amazon Web Services
Among the top players in the tech industry, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed king of cloud computing, leading the pack by a wide margin in the relatively new but lucrative segment. However, rivals do not plan to let AWS reign unchallenged. In fact, analysts believe that the Amazon will have to brace for a serious contender soon with Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Cycle Computing, which aims to revamp the services being offered by its own cloud computing platform, Microsoft Azure.

Date: 2017-08-21

Facebook’s AI Bots Have A Language Of Their Own
Would you terminate your employees if they started keeping secrets from you? Basically, Facebook did just that when two of its experimental AI bots started to converse in a language totally alien and undecipherable to researchers.

Date: 2017-08-01

Microsoft Confirms Delay of Windows 10 Timeline Feature
Microsoft launched an exciting demo at Build 2017 in May. It showcased, among other things, a convenient and useful Timeline feature in its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Date: 2017-07-10

Apple Reveals Source Code For Machine Learning Framework at WWDC 2017
Apple’s recent WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) saw the unheralded release of Core ML, which will reportedly make it easier for developers to come up with machine learning tools across the Apple ecosystem.

Date: 2017-06-12

Google Lens Creates Buzz After Making Bold Promises
The Google Lens ended up overshadowing the recent I/O Keynote when it was first introduced by the American tech company.

Date: 2017-05-23

Google’s Fuchsia Is Seen Among Techies As A Replacement for Android
Google’s Fuchsia is seen among techies as a replacement for Android, and a revisit of the operating system has shown that it’s coming along quickly.

Date: 2017-05-10

Today Google Announced The Release of the Google Assistant SDK
Google today announced the release of the Google Assistant SDK. The SDK will allow developers to include Google Assistant interactions in their hardware prototypes.

Date: 2017-04-27

Amazon Reveals Cloud-Based Contact Center Service
Amazon has released Connect, a contact center as a service hosted in the AWS cloud. The service is based on the same contact center technology Amazon has built for their own use.

Date: 2017-03-30

Apple Publicly Releasing Its Research on Artificial Intelligence
Earlier this month Apple pledged to start publicly releasing its research on artificial intelligence. During the holiday week, Apple has released its first AI research paper detailing how its engineers and computer scientists used adversarial training to improve the typically poor quality of synthetic, computer game style images, which are frequently used to help machines learn.

Date: 2017-02-13

Google Cloud Platform for Data Center Professionals Website Guide Launched
Google has created a guide in the form of a website for companies that are considering a move to their cloud called Google Cloud Platform for Data Center Professionals.

Date: 2017-01-03

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