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Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat

[ad_1] Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage that will allow consumers to chat directly with businesses through Apple’s messaging platform. The feature, called Business Chat, was announced last year at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, and will debut this spring with launch partners including Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo. The feature will allow consumers to talk ...

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Alphabet launches new cybersecurity company, Chronicle, out of its X moonshot factory

[ad_1] Alphabet, the company you probably still wrongly refer to as “Google,” today announced the launch of Chronicle, a new cybersecurity company that aims to give companies a better chance at detecting and fighting off hackers. Chronicle is graduating out of Alphabet’s X moonshot group and is now a standalone company under the Alphabet umbrella, just like Google. Stephen Gillett, who ...

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Comcast won't sweat video customer losses with business services, smart home growth ahead

[ad_1] Comcast’s fourth quarter earnings report and follow-up conference call highlight how the cable giant is laying out a blue print that can generate profitable growth even as it loses video customers. Here’s a key quote from CEO Brian Roberts (my emphasis added): During 2017, we continued to direct more of our strategic focus toward our connectivity business, which collectively ...

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Apple-based retail tech shows mobile at the core of commerce

[ad_1] Jason Cipriani/CNET You may have seen iPads used in kiosks or docked inside a Square cashless register stand. But Apple mobile technology is being used in a far broader number of ways. On the heels of the NRF retail show in New York, I recently saw demonstrations of how third-party tech vendors and Apple itself are using iOS technologies ...

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Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by digital security outfit Irdeto

[ad_1] Denuvo’s anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or stifles modding communities. But few will dispute that it has been unusually successful in its main goal of preventing piracy, and to a certain extent, cheating. Successful enough, anyway, to be picked up by Irdeto, a broader digital security ...

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Cambassy lets you be your country’s digital ambassador

[ad_1] Cambassy is a new app that lets you share the favorite things about your town, city, or country. You can think of it as a sort of breadcrumb travelogue that you leave behind for others to find and lets you include phots, tips, and comments about your favorite locations. Created by Khalid Twaim and Omar Rabea, the company one ...

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee S Goes Dark in Europe

[ad_1] Paint it, black already. No colors anymore is not a problem for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee S—a special edition model made exclusively for several lucky European markets. Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee S recently, and we are strongly optimistic that a version should reach our shores in the near future. If not, here’s what you’ll need to convert your ...

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