Facebook is changing its powerful news feed in an effort to stamp out fake stories following a firestorm around the social network's role in spreading false information, according to Bloomberg. The new features, rolled out to select U.S. users on Thursday, add options for readers and third-party fact checkers to flag articles, tweak Facebook's algorithm and provide more restrictions on advertising.
Croatian software company Neoinfo signed a contract with Czech company COM PLUS CZ, in order to offer its solution Adeo POS on the Czech market. It is a solution that includes Android POS application for issuing fiscalised bills and ERP application in cloud for small and medium enterprises.
Adobe, seeking to build on an unparalleled five-year run of success for its stock, is targeting a potential area of growth that will pit the software company against its biggest competitors, according to Bloomberg. The company has dominated in the field of digital media, the graphics and web-design software that generates about two-thirds of $4.8 billion in annual sales. Now it’s expanding its focus on marketing services, where the company will compete directly with Salesforce, Oracle, Alphabet and IBM.
Next year the city of Osijek will host the leading eCommerce conference on the Magento platform "Meet Magento Croatia 2017". It is the newest addition to the global family of more than 20 international Meet Magento events taking place all over the world. From United States all the way to Japan, agencies, merchants and developers gather to discuss ideas and best practices from the Magento world.
Microsoft is creating a version of the Windows 10 operating system that will run on laptops powered by Qualcomm chips, a move that could erode Intel’s dominance in PCs and help the software maker gain a bigger foothold in mobile computing, according to Bloomberg.
New GDPR regulations of the European Union on the protection of personal data was the topic of our interview with the Ekobit Co-Founder and Member of the Board Vedran Brničević. He also explained what will it bring for the companies and citizens. He told ICTbusiness.info that with BizDataX, data anonymization and a test data management solution, companies can do their business according to GDPR.
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to improve their efforts to remove terrorist-related content from their online services, following pressure that tech companies might not be doing enough to deter extremists from using their platforms, according to Bloomberg.
Amazon unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them, according to Bloomberg. The company is testing the new system at what it’s calling an Amazon Go store in Seattle, which will open to the public early next year. Customers will be able to scan their phones at the entrance using a new Amazon Go mobile app.
Alphabet’s artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the maze-like game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public, according to Bloomberg. DeepMind is putting the entire source code for its training environment, which it previously called Labyrinth and has now renamed as DeepMind Lab, on the open-source depository GitHub, the company said.
Amazon introduced an image recognition program, a speech-to-text service dubbed Polly, and tools for building conversational apps, highlighting its push to add artificial intelligence to its cloud-computer offerings, according to Bloomberg.
International Data Corporation has published two 2016 IDC MarketScape reports evaluating the enterprise mobile app development platform capabilities and strategies of the largest, enterprise-focused, integrated platform vendors. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future.
Philips plans to roll out software designed to help doctors improve the diagnoses of diseases such as cancer as it challenges General Electric and Siemens for a bigger share of the lucrative health-care solutions market, according to Bloomberg. The apps will improve interpretation of data such as a sequence of scans, with different colors showing up minor differences easily be missed with the naked eye, Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten said in a media briefing.
The Croatian government plans to address Cyber and information security professionals at Secure Croatia, December 15 2016, covering its country’s plans to manage cyber risks. Vinko Kuculo, Senior Advisor at The Office of the National Security Council in Croatia and Croatia’s representative on several European Union and NATO committees will deliver the opening keynote titled: Croation Strategy Towards Cybersecurity.
The first European Big Data Hackathon will be held from 13th to 15th March 2017 in Brussels, where Croatia will be represented by three scientists from IN2data Ltd – Assistant Professor Robert Kopal PhD, Leo Mršić PhD and Igor Kaluđer MSc. They have been chosen by jury among many teams that answered the public call of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Hackathon will be part of the conference “New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS)”.
Customers want quick and cozy digital experience, and they want it now. They want to log in to their online accounts and see consumption reports of services they use, expect to see desired applications on their mobile phones as soon as they open the box, or online bank loan approval within a few minutes. These days, customers really want more, but there is no magic formula for meeting their needs. Importance of personalized offers is rising, so you really need to know your customers. Not to know them good, you need to know them exceptionally good.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla, independently and as the leader of a consortium comprising Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Tehnomobil Securitas and Dat-Con, has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia to deliver a state border control system. The contracted project amounts to nearly MHRK 48 (VAT excluded). The implementation is to start immediately and the realization is scheduled to end in January 2017.
International Data Corporation (IDC) released a 2016 IDC Innovators report recognizing vendors within the enterprise network management market focused on cloud-based network monitoring solutions. Each of the startups featured as IDC Innovators have secured multi-million dollar investments by venture capitalists, lending credibility to their unique business models and product offerings.
One of the strongest local data centers Altus IT, only a year after the acquisition GOCloud which deals among other with hosting services, decided to sell it to Avalon which core business is hosting, confirmed Altus CEO IT Goran Đoreski exclusively for ICTbusiness.biz. According to him the reason for the sale is that the brand was positioned on the market a little bit different than the direction that he and others had set Altus IT.
Zipato announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for the new version of its smart home control panel - ZipaTile. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
mStart, Agrokor’s IT company, announced that it has achieved Gold Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Gold Level membership, Oracle has recognized mStart for its commitment to establish Oracle related knowledge in delivering projects and solutions based on Oracle Retail suite of products and for uniquely addressing the challenges of joint retail customers on the European market.
The private sector is very aware of digital tranfromation, and in this area we expect even more aggressive investments in digital transformation, especially because of lack of skilled labour, elimination of the organizational inefficiencies and very clear focus on finding the ways to achieve competitiveness, said Oracle Croatia CEO Marin Tadić in the interview for ICTbusiness.biz
Business software maker SAP introduced the most significant update to its database software in five years, including new tools for analyzing streams of data created by smart sensors and a lightweight free version for developers to test, according to Bloomberg. Hana 2, the second major release of SAP’s main database software since its wide release in 2011, includes tools for analyzing and predicting machine and geographic data and becomes available to customers Nov. 30.
Today Hack it!, kicks off. It is the first hackhaton organised by Hrvatski Telekom and hub:raum, incubator of Deutsche Telekom, where more than 10 teams are to compete in developing the best solution for the communication of the future in only 24 hours and in winning the main prize of HRK 20,000.
Microsoft plans to release an update to Windows 10 software in the spring that will add creative features especially conducive for virtual and augmented reality, according to Bloomberg. The update will be free to current Windows 10 users and will include tools to invent and share 3-D objects, said Microsoft Windows chief Terry Myerson at an event in New York to showcase new hardware for the holiday season as well as Windows 10 updates.
After a year of promises that the technology would revolutionize Wall Street, anyone can now download an entire blockchain specifically built for financial services, according to Bloomberg. Chain, the San Francisco-based startup that’s working with Visa and has made a presentation on the benefits of blockchain to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, just released to the public the 30,000 lines of open-source code that make up its Core Developer Series.
On international level, we are noticing that the first trend in health IT is creating national platforms for e-health solutions, said Branka Lasić in exclusive interview for ICTbusiness.biz. The main goal is to integrate software solutions from all health organizations with national health platforms. The second trend is connecting those health organizations with each other for exchange of medical data to help doctors and patients.
Croatian ICT company Inchoo, well known for its e-commerce solutions based on Magento platform, has provided a Language Pack for Magento 2 in Croatian language. They believe that customers are more comfortable using their native language when visiting web shops.
Digital transformation in companies and in public sector, new customer expectations with the necessity for their service and product providers to have a good understanding of their needs and behaviors, are the key drivers for the IT industry, said Ante Mandić, IN2 CEO, in an interview for ICTbusiness.biz.
A U.K. startup that uses artificial intelligence to help banks and other financial firms with anti-money laundering compliance received $8.3 million to fund its expansion in Europe and North America, according to Bloomberg.