Facebook’s beefing up its huge army of Messenger bots as Google and Amazon catch up

The bot revolution is happening fast for Facebook. After launching third-party bots in April offering everything from forecasts to your boarding pass, the social network says there are now more than 11,000 bots active on Facebook. To celebrate, Facebook is adding a bunch of new features that could show up on your favorite bots soon—if developers […] Read more »

Eric Schmidt sees a huge future for machine learning

The man who helped build Google from a search engine into one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world has predicted the emergence of a new computing architecture based on crowd-sourced data and machine learning. Speaking at Google’s GCP Next cloud computing conference in San Francisco, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt said the […] Read more »

Foursquare founder @dens given Special Project by VCs. Huge haircut after down round

Dennis Crowley, Foursquare’s remaining co-founder gets kicked up to the boardroom, “of his own volition.” In news that may or may not be connected, 4sq gets yet another honking chunk of change to burn through—but the price is said to value Foursquare at way less than it was worth previously. This will be the Series-E round, worth $ […] Read more »

The Dell-EMC deal is huge, but where’s it headed?

I forget about Dell. It happens all the time — I see that cheerful, round, delightfully dated logo and have something of an “remember when?” moment. Dell hasn’t been a serious part of the big consumer device discussion in years, and some of that’s by design, really. Dell isn’t stupid — it knows that its strength in […] Read more »

Hackers call Time on Ashley Madison — with huge data dump

The Ashley Madison hackers have released the site’s user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that’s what they say they’ve done. There are strong indications that the data is real — at least, that it’s come from the site. However, it’s likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way, so […] Read more »

451 Research shows cloud costs falling slowly, but unearths huge savings for enterprises willing to commit

LONDON and NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 16, 2015 The latest 451 Research Cloud Price Index™ finds that while on-demand pricing has fallen only slightly at 2.25% since October 2014, it is nowhere near matching the 12% reduction achieved by those enterprises that negotiate and commit. Using 451 Research’s cloud pricing […] Read more »