Twitter has, over the years, locked accounts when it detected sudden changes in account behaviour. In these situations, the platform reaches out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, Twitter keeps them locked with no ability to log in. This week, Twitter will be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally. As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down.
Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop. Twitter understands this may be hard for some, but Twitter believes accuracy and transparency will make the platform a more trusted service for public conversation.
Though the most significant changes are happening in the next few days, follower counts may continue to change more regularly as part of Twitter’s ongoing work to proactively identify and challenge problematic accounts….Read More
Cisco and NetApp have announced new FlexPod solutions. FlexPod combines Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with NetApp data services to help organizations accelerate application delivery and transition to a hybrid cloud with a trusted platform for innovation. The new Managed Private Cloud solution offers new consumption options for more flexible access to powerful IT infrastructure and applications as customers modernize their data center for hybrid cloud. Additionally, FlexPod Datacenter for Epic EHR, a key healthcare application, is the first in a series of new pre-tested vertical solutions, with support for more healthcare applications, coming soon. FlexPod continues to be a platform for innovation and investment protection, introducing new validated solutions for the latest virtualization software, enterprise applications, and databases incorporating the latest technologies from Cisco and NetApp.
The new Managed Private Cloud solution built on FlexPod enables customers to realize a cloud-like, As-a-Service model for their on-premises IT. The FlexPod infrastructure would be located on-premises but managed remotely, securing critical customer data and advancing cloud-capabilities for both partners and their customers. This solution will be delivered by channel partners. Initial delivery partners include Dimension Data, ePlus, Microland, and ProAct and as the program evolves it would expand to a larger set of partners……Visit to know more! https://varindia.com/news/cisco-and-netapp-announce-flexpod-solutions
As per the report, Sharp Corporation of Japan to buy Toshiba Corp’s personal computer business for 4 billion yen ($36 million). Sharp brand is under the control of manufacturing giant Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract manufacturer and major Apple Inc supplier, to produce PCs more cheaply – just as it was able to do in TVs. Another report also noticed by VARINDIA, Foxconn is also promoting the Sharp TV to start marketing in India, which has kick started from this year IPL(Indian Premiere League) ,with this they are marking a return to a business in India.
Earlier Sharp was a known brand in terms of technology but it’s position become negligible with the fastest technology and pricing structure of SAMSUNG, LG and Sony. With the manufacturing capability of FOXCONN, they are trying to enter the Asian market. The recent deal of Pc business, will see Sharp take an 80.1 percent stake in Toshiba’s PC unit on Oct 1…..Read More
Cabinet okays 51% FDI in multi-brand, 100% in single brand retail, with this it will create a level playing field. Hope, this decision will be cheered by global retail giants such as Wal-Mart that have long been eyeing India’s lucrative retail sector worth an estimated $450 billion a year.
The two American retail giants have fought in India market like one foreign investor sold the stake to other foreign investor to invite the globe competition and it is like the battle unfolding among global tech players in India. The real case study and the test bed is Indian market where about 220 million on-line users with 1 billion mobile phone market and it is increasing post Modi regim, talking most about digital India, it has helped the global company Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, and Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth to venturing into India market, where as Amazon has invested billions of dollar in India market, with the entry of Walmart ,they are also going invest few more billion dollars in India to grow the multibrand retail industry, which is sunrise industry, where the online retail is just 3% of total about business in india, it can grow definitely to grow into double digit in this fastest growing major economy, India. It is absolutely true that, India is a massive market for e-commerce business and there is promising opportunity for the world’s biggest retailers to invest…..Read More
Google will not go for another contract or renew for its controversial experiment providing artificial intelligence to the U.S. Department of Defence for analyzing drone footage after its current contract expires.
Google Cloud CEO Mr.Diane Greene give out the decision at a meeting with employees last Friday morning, three sources told Gizmodo. The current contract expires in 2019 and there will not be a new followed contract, Greene said. The meeting, designated as Weather Report, is a weekly update on Google Cloud’s business.
Google would not trail the Maven today because the reverberations has been horrible for the company, Greene said, adding that the decision was made at a time when Google was more aggressively trailing military work. The company plans to publish new ethical principles about its use of AI next week. A Google spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions about Greene’s comments….Read More
Google Sets Limits for Project MAVEN but Allows to Continue US Defence Work
Google CEO Mr.Sundar Pichai affirmed that the AI is as more as profound to humanity than fire & war. Last Thursday Mr.Pichai offered guidelines for how Google will-and won’t-use the technology. One thing Pichai says Google won’t do: work on AI for weapons. But the guidelines leave much to the discretion of company executives and allow Google to continue to work for the military.
This is a response to more than 4,500 Googlers signing a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon project called Maven that uses machine learning to interpret drone surveillance video and imagery. In the letter addressed to CEO Sundar Pichai, Google employees expressed concern that the U.S. military could weaponize AI and apply the technology towards refining drone strikes and other kinds of lethal attacks.“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” the letter begins, before going on to explain that Google’s involvement in Project Maven stands to damage its brand and its trust among the public. Researchers have warned AI systems could pick up racial, gender and other biases from society at large depending on the training sets and methods used to teach them to process data…..Read More
With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect from 25th May 2018 in Europe. Now citizens across will have the choice and more control over their personal data, including what messages they want to receive from marketers, hence it will be difficult for the corporates to share their bulk branding campaigns share through either digital or social media campaigns .The fact behind it , with the help of artificial Intelligence ( AI),when a consumer clicks the advertisement, all the user data/behaviour/profile/buying pattern can be captured. Now, the question comes on how to do impact-full marketing to reach out the target audiences.
Globally, the increasing number of cybercrimes has made it imperative for companies to keep pace in hiring the right talent to combat them. Therefore, companies across the world are gearing up to ensure compliance to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy requirements. While the larger technology giants are more or less equipped to comply, it is the mid-size and smaller firms that are seeking professionals to help them cope with the requirements the new laws entail and data security is the biggest reason for SMEs not taking up Cloud Computing ….Read More