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    Smart Speakers Have 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate in India: Accenture

     Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are one of the fastest adopted technologies in India and have a 97 percent satisfaction rate among Indian consumers, according to a report from Accenture. Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, led by emerging markets such as India with 72 percent adoption, said the […]

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    RBI Extends Tokenisation Services to Online Merchants

    Continuing its efforts to improve the safety of card transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday extended the use of tokenisation – hiding of actual card details with a unique token – in the wider payments ecosystem. To date, the RBI had allowed card payment networks like Visa and MasterCard to use the tokenisation technology […]

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    IBM Announces High-Resolution Global Weather Forecast Model

    When IBM bought the Weather Company in 2016, it wasn’t clear what the long-term plan was for the acquisition, or how IBM would leverage the company’s specialities – dozens of forecasters, tens of thousands of personal weather stations and a website that drew millions of people to stories with headlines such as “You won’t believe […]

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    Marriott Says Hack Was Smaller Than Originally Thought, but 5.25 Million Passport Numbers Were Stolen

    Marriott disclosed Friday that fewer guests than originally thought were affected by a massive computer hacking attack but that more than five million passport numbers were stolen. Marriott said about 5.25 million passport numbers were taken in the incident, which US officials believe was masterminded by the Chinese government. An additional 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers […]

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    Weather Channel App Accused of Selling Users’ Personal Data

    People relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday. The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app misled […]

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    Huawei Launches HiSilicon Kunpeng 920 Server Chips as It Taps New Growth Channels

    Huawei Technologies Co on Monday launched a new chipset for use in servers, at a time when China is pushing to enhance its chip-making capabilities and reduce its heavy reliance on imports, especially from the United States. Huawei, which derives the bulk of its revenue from selling telecommunications equipment and smartphones, is seeking growth avenues in […]

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    Google’s Widevine L3 Video Streaming DRM Platform, Used by Netflix and Others, Allegedly Cracked

    Widevine is a digital rights management (DRM) platform owned by Google that allows content providers like Netflix, HBO, etc., to stream video content to end users in a secure environment, in order to avoid unlawful duplication and distribution of their content (aka: piracy). However, security researcher David Buchanan claims to have broken Google’s Widevine L3 […]

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    Netflix Poaches Activision’s Neumann for CFO Role

    Netflix said on Wednesday it had appointed media finance veteran Spencer Neumann from Activision Blizzard as its chief financial officer. Reuters reported on Monday citing a source that the media streaming company had poached Neumann from the video game publisher. Netflix, which is making more of its own films and shows, would like its next CFO to be […]

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    Artificial Intelligence Offers $340 Billion Opportunity to Retail Sector: Capgemini

    The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers about $340 billion (roughly Rs. 23.8 lakh crores) cost-saving opportunity for those retail companies that are able to scale and expand the scope of their existing deployments, according to a new global study from French technology services major Capgemini. However, just one percent of retailers have achieved this […]