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Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. It’s launched a new website, Prismalabs.ai, detailing this new offering. Initially, say Prisma’s co-founders, they’ll be offering an SDK for developers wanting ...

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MNF plans geographic expansion across APAC

(Image: MNF) Australian retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group has detailed its plans for the upcoming financial year, saying it will continue to push growth through geographic expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Such expansion will be driven by its Global Wholesale segment, MNF said, as it invests in further network assets. MNF’s “four-dimensional growth strategy” will also involve ...

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New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a smartphone (judging by the malware ...

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Lenovo shows traction with data center revamp as PCs and mobile squeezed

Lenovo’s revamp of its data center product line and sales and marketing efforts appear to be gaining traction even as the company’s grip on the PC market slips and mobile reports operating losses. In the company’s first quarter earnings results, Lenovo said its data center unit showed revenue growth of 11 percent in Western Europe and 8 percent in North ...

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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app

Microsoft is starting to roll out a preview of a redesigned version of its Skype application for Windows and Mac desktop users. (Image: Microsoft) The Skype Desktop preview released today is not the same as the Universal Windows Platform version for Skype for Windows 10. Instead, this is the updated Skype Desktop app that runs on Windows 7, Windows 8.X. ...

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Ofo comes to the US, joining the bike-share fray in Seattle

Seattle seems like an unlikely venue for a duel between bike-sharing companies: it’s rainy, hilly, its residents can’t drive and another bike-share program recently went belly up publicly and ignominiously. But Ofo, one of several Chinese giants in the space, is the third company to launch in the city in a month. It’s the company’s first foray in the States. ...

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Cisco's Q4 marred by losses despite revenue beat

Cisco reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Wednesday despite significant segment losses and a weak revenue outlook for the current quarter. The networking giant delivered a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on revenue of $12.1 billion, down 4 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings ...

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Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability

Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable. Specifically, Facebook now makes it much clearer where threads start and end in comments. Meanwhile, Instagram today got a little redesign itself with comment reels now being threaded so you can have sub-conversations in public. ...

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Vodafone overhauls Red post-paid mobile plans

(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced a refresh of its Red post-paid mobile plans, introducing SIM-only plans and a choice between different monthly instalments while consumers are paying off a handset, as well as allowing them to choose between several add-ons. Under Vodafone’s new plans, customers can buy smartphones outright under a 12-month SIM-only or month-to-month SIM-only plan, or sign ...

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