Wisconsin, Michigan were key targets of Russia-linked ads on Facebook: CNN

(Reuters) – Russia-linked Facebook ads during last year’s U.S. presidential election mainly focussed on the states of Michigan and Wisconsin, CNN reported on Tuesday. The ads targeted key demographic groups and used divisive messages including promoting anti-Muslim sentiment, the report said, citing sources. cnn.it/2klAM2y Wisconsin and Michigan were among the handful of battleground states that […] Read more »

Salesforce targets ‘citizen developers’ with new tools and training

If there’s an overriding trend in the world of enterprise software lately, it’s democratization, as tools previously reserved for experts are put in the hands of average users. On Tuesday, Salesforce.com climbed on board with new software, training and support services that aim to help more users — not just professional developers — build applications for […] Read more »

Amazon targets compliance-driven markets

Heavily regulated industries with lots of regulation compliance rules, such as healthcare and finance services, have found the cloud to be a bridge too far, since they had such strict controls over data, where it resided and how it was protected.  Late last year, Amazon sought to fix that issue with its Amazon Web Services […] Read more »

Intel targets IoT with new Quark chips and free cloud OS

Intel has released new processors and free cloud services as part of its latest push to capitalize on the nascent Internet of Things market. The products include new low-power Quark processors and microcontrollers for devices that will connect to the Internet of Things, and cloud services from its Wind River subsidiary to make it easier […] Read more »

Uber investing $1 billion in India, targets 1 million daily rides

Uber Technologies expects to hit over 1 million trips per day in the next six to nine months in India, the largest market outside the U.S. for the ride-hailing company. The company said Friday it was making a new investment of US$ 1 billion in the country over the next nine months. The money will […] Read more »