Siri wasn't just a phenomenal technological achievement. "She" also segued
into the core of pop culture, serving as a guest star on hit shows like "The
Big Bang Theory" and some even say serving as inspiration for the
Oscar-nominated film "Her." However, it looks like she's about to have some
stiff competition as makers of Windows phones such as Nokia's Lumia are
getting ready to reveal "Cortana." With a more exotic name, this digital PA
might just give Siri a run for her money according to a recent report in The
Verge. With Microsoft behind the project, Cortana has piqued every tech
geek's interest, but does she have what it takes to make Siri lovers stray?
According to The Verge, they have "sources familiar with Microsoft's plans"
and claim that Cortana will be revealed at the Build Conference in San
Francisco in April 2014. She'll be a part of the 8.1 update for t... (more)
A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on a Bitcoin wallet and
transaction facilitator netted hackers with 1,265 Bitcoins worth $1 million.
The hack attack started on November 15th, and it followed several other
nefarious online maneuvers over a period of 48 hours. The victim is a
Denmark-based tech company that as of early December was still trying to
figure out how the heist unfolded on their servers.
The Danish company explained that the DDOS attack was formidable and
succeeded in penetrating various layers of protection. According to blog
posts and press reports, Bitc... (more)
The introduction of mobile devices rocked the e-Commerce world. Instead of
knowing that potential customers would use a laptop or desktop, those running
web-based stores had to begin to account for users with devices with screens
of all sizes; from smartphones, to tablets, to full-size monitors. In
addition, many of these devices lack keyboards or accurate cursor devices. As
a result, many started creating second sites made for mobile devices.
However, new techniques have supplanted this strategy, the most popular of
which is responsive design.
One Size Truly Fits All
Data management is undergoing a major shift as more and more enterprises are
discovering the benefits of Big Data and venturing headfirst into a dynamic
new era of innovation and data explosion. Today, there are more opportunities
for businesses to gain insights from valuable data than ever before, but they
must embrace change to do so.
Organizations across the world are embracing this change and beginning to
implement Big Data programs. However, with an overwhelming array of moving
pieces to consider, some remain puzzled as to where to start. Well, here's
some valuable advice o... (more)
After losing roughly 25 percent of its search visibility on Google, Expedia's
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated the importance of knowing what's going on when
it comes to SEO practices.
In a conference call, Khosrowshahi explained, "We look at all of our
practices in Google, our SEM practices. We make sure that the content on from
our side is great, our SEO practices, et cetera, and we're constantly
auditing them and making sure that our practices are industry leaders. So
really, that's the only comment I'll make. Google's a big partner. We
continue to grow with them. And from a long... (more)