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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Did IBM overhype Watson Health's AI promise? IBM's Watson Health division has been under fire for not delivering on its promise to use AI to enable smarter, more personalized medicine. But IBM officials maintain that hospitals are seeing benefits." Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Faster new Intel AI brain sticks into the side of your PC for $99: The Neural Compute Stick 2 uses a Movidius Myriad X artificial intelligence chip and is geared for prototype projects." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Can IBM possibly tame AI for enterprises? Researchers from IBM argue AI is a bit too unruly for enterprise use, as it's based on 'probabilistic' programming methods and 'messy' data. Can the Big Blue approach to software lifecycles and 'business processes' tame the beast?" ZDNet 5:56 PM
  • "Intel's 'neural network on a stick' brings AI training to you" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Intel's Neural Compute Stick 2 is 8 times faster than its predecessor" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 Improves AI Capabilities for Makers" Thurrott 8:36 AM
  • "Intel claims its Mobileye driver assistance system cut bus accidents by 29% in London trial" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Debuts Faster, Smarter Device for AI, Computer Vision: Intel's so-called Neural Compute Stick 2, which debuted this week in China, promises to bring artificial intelligence to all kinds of gadgets." TheStreet 2:36 PM
  • "Intel Capital leads $12 million round for SAM Seamless Network and its home IoT security system" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft to acquire Xoxco as focus on AI and bot developers continues" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft buys chatbot company to juice its AI projects" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Botkit creator XOXCO" VentureBeat 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires AI and bot development house XOXCO" ZDNet 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires bot studio XOXCO to boost conversational AI offerings" GeekWire 10:48 AM
  • "With Windows 10 1809 re-release, Microsoft decides not to cheat on promised support: By acting as if the Windows 10 rollout delay had not happened, Microsoft ensured that users will generally get the support timeline they expect" Computerworld 5:08 PM
  • "Dell Looks at the Future, and Frankly, It Can Be Scary: From Michael Dell's viewpoint--and he is hardly an outlier here--we are facing an ever-growing tsunami of data and the related problems and opportunities are massive. He argues that Dell, at its current massive scale, is the only company that can stretch from the edge, embrace the cloud and encompass the core." eWeek 7:49 PM
  • "US rejects Oracle's complaint against Pentagon's single-vendor cloud contract" ZDNet 2:36 PM
  • "Oracle's protest of the $10B Pentagon cloud contract dismissed by federal auditors" GeekWire 2:36 PM
  • "Oracle Loses Protest of Pentagon Cloud Bid Seen Favoring Amazon" Bloomberg 2:36 PM
  • "Government denies Oracle's protest of $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud RFP" TechCrunch 5:50 PM
  • "Giants like Oracle and Salesforce are salivating over direct-to-consumer startups, but insiders say winning business is 'inherently messy'" Business Insider 2:23 PM
  • "Cisco Revenue Rises as Software Business Grows: Networking-gear maker expects gains to continue in the months ahead" [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Cisco Shares Rise After Hours on Earnings And Revenue Beat: The networking giant issued a solid quarterly earnings report after hours on Wednesday." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Cisco quarterly revenue beats estimates" Reuters 3:27 PM
  • "Cisco Is Poised to Grow, But China Tariffs Loom: Cisco reports fiscal first-quarter earnings after the market closes Wednesday; here's what to watch" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco Reports Earnings Between Technical Levels" Investopedia 8:04 AM
  • "Cisco's Webex Teams gets BroadCloud Calling integration" Computerworld 12:25 PM