10 ways enterprises are getting results from AI strategies

One in 10 enterprises now use 10 or more AI applications; chatbots, process optimization, and fraud analysis lead a recent survey’s top use cases according to MMC Ventures 83% of IT leaders say AI & ML is transforming customer engagement, and 69% say it is transforming their busi..

Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market

Verily Life Sciences, a sister company of Google, scrambled to introduce a free coronavirus-screening site for the public and set up testing locations in March after President Trump made an off-the-cuff announcement about the program. It had a rocky start, but has since helped mo..

Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does.

LONDON — For months, British authorities have pursued an app that they promised would help ease the country’s coronavirus lockdown, despite growing criticism that it posed privacy risks and would not work well.
On Thursday, officials abruptly reversed course, saying Britain will ..

Apple Rejects Facebook’s Gaming App, for at Least the Fifth Time

Executives and engineers from Facebook’s games division submitted their new app, Facebook Gaming, to Apple last month for approval to offer it in the iPhone maker’s App Store.
Apple considered Facebook’s application for a few weeks. This month, it delivered its verdict: denied.

Zoom rise fuels conferencing SaaS market gains on its own

The stratospheric rise of Zoom has caused the market for conferencing software as a service (SaaS) to hit more than $800 million in the first quarter of this year, according to Synergy Research. The figures are divided into two camps – and reveal another facet of the enterprise I..

Telstra report finds cloud ‘only option’ for many post-Covid – but business continuity must be paramount

Organisations are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – but increased or reallocated budgets will mean a recalibration of IT strategy. That’s according to a new report from Australian telco Telstra exploring adaptive infrastr..

The Economy Is Reeling. The Tech Giants Spy Opportunity.

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Facebook grappled this month with an internal revolt and a cascade of criticism over its refusal to take action on President Trump’s inflammatory posts, the social network was actively making other bets behind the scenes.
Late one Tuesday, as attention was..