Groupon must pay IBM compensation of 57 million U.S. dollars for patent infringement
Groupon must pay IBM a total of 57 million dollars to resolve the patent dispute. Originally, IBM wanted compensation of $167 million, but now the two tech giants have solved the problems between themselves. All patent cases are stopped and the companies start working together.
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In November Microsoft stops supporting classic Skype
For a moment, it seemed that Microsoft wouldn't stop using the traditional version of Skype for the time being. But now the company reports that Skype 7 (and older) will no longer be supported on desktops by November 1, 2018. As of November 15, 2018, support on mobile devices and tablets will stop.
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SurveyMonkey books good IPO results
SurveyMonkey, the company known for the tools it offers for online surveys, raised $180 million at the time of its IPO. In the end, shares were more expensive than the company had originally thought. Yet there is something striking about the IPO.
SurveyMonkey was founded two decades ago. The company... Read more
Google releases improved Android Studio 3.2
Today Google released Android Studio 3.2. The latest version of the software has a lot of new and useful features for developers. Think of a new format for publishing apps, a tool that maps the energy consumption of an app and an improved emulator.
As every year, Google also unveiled this year's upd... Read more
Google comes up with three new spearheads for future search engine
Twenty years ago, Google started as a search engine. At that time there were just twenty-five million web pages to index, but in the meantime there are many more. Google indexes hundreds of billions of pages and offers its service in 150 languages in more than 190 trays. But the service needs to gro... Read more
Slack takes over mailapp Astro Technology
Slack plans to make all mails redundant in the end. To achieve that goal, Slack embraces Tehcnology's e-mail. To this end, it acquires Astro Technology, a startup based in San Francisco that has been active for three years now.
Astro is an interesting product for Slack, because it offers a number of... Read more
Google’s Chinese search engine contributes to active censorship
Google has developed a prototype for a search engine suitable for the Chinese market. The search engine links jobs to personal phone numbers, making it easier for the Chinese government to keep an eye on users.
The search engine, called Dragonfly, is designed for Android devices. This automatically ... Read more
Microsoft makes deep learning accessible with acquisition low code platform
Microsoft announces acquisition of Lobe. The start-up has created a platform for building AI models using a visual interface, without the need for code or technical knowledge.
According to Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, people are only just beginning to discover the full potential of AI.
This is largely... Read more
Salesforce launches two new low code tools
Salesforce has unveiled two new tools for its software development services. It concerns the Lightning Object Creator and the Lightning Flow Builder.
Both tools have been developed for so-called 'low code development'. This approach uses ready-to-use components that can be reused. As a result, less ... Read more
Microsoft test ‘warning’ before installing web browser other than Edge
For years there has been a fierce battle over internet browsers. Microsoft managed to replace the disgraceful Internet Explorer with Edge quite successfully, but it doesn't beat Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox for the time being. And so Microsoft has devised a new tactic for attacking the comp... Read more