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AI and cognitive computing – spearheading enterprise digital transformation

Artificial Intelligence, robotics and machine learning concepts are changing the parameters of data extraction and analysis. With the onset of digital transformation, there’s a great need to process huge volumes of data into useful insights. But with traditional data analytic methods, businesses are not be able to process the entire data, especially that which is in the form of images, videos, and human voice, collectively known as ‘dark data’. To process such kind of data, organizations need cognitive computing. Originally, the concept of cognitive computing comes from cognitive science which include study of human brain and how it works. Cognitive computing aims to stimulate the human thought processing in a computerized way. It achieves that with the help of various se...

“.CO Provides Much More Value Than Just a Domain Name,” – Lori Anne Wardi, .CO Internet

I remember being very apathetical when the new generic top level domain (gTLD) application system opened on January 12, 2012. With the exception of .CO, new gTLD launches of the past like Biz, Info, Travel, Mobi, etc. had failed to marginalize .COM’s dominant position and there was no reason to think otherwise for the forthcoming ones. I’ve been proven wrong overtime. The industry has shown great interest in the new gTLDs. With as many as 1930 applications received by the ICANN, the new gTLDs are touted to be the next big thing in the domain arena. Their journey once they hit the market will be a very interesting one to watch; some of them’ll be successful and some won’t. But I genuinely doubt if any one of them will be able to have as big an impact as .CO has. The only e...

Insure Your Facebook & Twitter Account with Social Media Insurance

ALLOW, the information privacy company, announced on Monday the launch of the UK’s first social media insurance cover.The cover will protect ALLOW members against the impact of reputational damage, account jacking and all other forms of ID theft. The cover will pay for legal advice and expert support in the event of a claim and is included in their service at no additional cost. The company will be offering up to £10,000 in professional fees and ancillary costs for any one incident in respect of identity theft or account jacking, or £3,500 in respect of any reputational damage that any of their customers sustain . Justin Basini, ALLOW’s CEO said: “There are more cases of hacking, account hijacking and reputational damage emerging all the time. Anyone that has suffered as a result of having...

Get a Preview of Your Next 24 Hours

Meetings scheduled through Google Calendar…Friends’ Birthday & Events at Facebook…..profile of people you are meeting at Linkedin.  Do you really get a time to visit all of them one by one & check out what you are going to be doing today? Well with Sunrise you need not. Sunrise combines Facebook, Google Calendar, LinkedIn to deliver you the schedule for the day in just a single email. The service connects with Google calendars, Facebook, and LinkedIn to collect information about your upcoming day. Birthdays and events are pulled from Facebook, appointments and reminders from your Google calendars, and profiles of the people with whom you’re meeting from LinkedIn. At any point of time individual can unlink its account (whose updates they don’t want to have) from Sunrise. In addition...

Facebook iOS App Goes Faster

On Thursday Facebook released  its upgraded application Facebook 5.0 for iOS users. This updation is launched keeping in mind the past criticism by the users.  Slowness and unresponsiveness were the two problems faced by the Facebook iOS app users . The previous version was developed using HTML 5, a markup language for building cross-platforms, mobile-friendly apps, and web pages but HTML 5 doesn’t prove fast  for Facebook iOS App. Back in June this year, two Facebook engineers revealed out the plans to the New York Times for speeding up the Facebook iOS application to perform in a better way. To make this possible, rather than HTML 5, iOS coding language Objective-C, a web based language is used to build the current version. They also claimed that the resultant version will be 2.5 times f...

Celebrations Goes Real On Facebook With Treater

Beyond celebrating birthdays on Facebook by sending cards and cakes virtually, now users will experience the new face of celebrations on Facebook by using an application named as “Treater”. By this application users will be able to send virtually but real cakes and beers to their beloved ones by Facebook. Treater is a low cost platform that lets Facebook users to buy each other instants gifts that can be retrieved at the local cafes, bars and other outlets. Treater is different from other applications of its type like Zynga and Dunkin’ Donuts App as it includes many types of gifts like bowling games, Movie tickets, Spa treatments, latte etc. [like_to_read] Gifting process is quite simple as the user needs to select the person from their friend list and then pick up the item they want to se...

Facebook Reveals Secrets about its Energy Efficient Datacenter

Efficient Data Center. Do you know what all it takes to make one?  With this post, you will get to know how Facebook uses energy, materials, and water to bring cost efficiency in their Data Center Facebook claims to be the first company to reveal its reports on water usage in one of their Data center at  Prineville. This announcement is made public to the Facebook’s  open compute project.This project launched last year had a key focus on how they use energy, materials and water to bring cost efficiency. Facebook released their incredible result of  WUE (water usage effectiveness) for the Prineville Data Center which comes out to be 0.22L/kWh .WUE is calculated by total intake of the water divided by the machines used . Recently Facebook also revealed its aim of achieving 25% renewable ener...

Bingo Friendzy – The World’s First Real Cash Games on Facebook

Facebook launches Bingo Friendzy, first gambling app where the real money is at stake. The app was developed by The Gamesys Group, one of the UK’s leading online gaming businesses. Bingo Friendzy App comprises of a series of 90 Ball Bingo games which will offer the Facebook community the opportunity to play with and win real money. Players will enjoy a safe and trusted gaming experience with unique features like: Community Progressive Jackpots, when they pop everyone’s a winner, ‘Friendzy Bonus’ games which gives players chances to win free bingo tickets, ‘Friendzy Time’ offers extra ball calls meaning more winners after every Bingo game and Invite a ‘Friend Rewards’ will result in enhanced payouts when invited friends play in the same game. Bingo team has prepared a set of FAQs to a...

Funniest Tweets on the Trend – 83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake

Facebook or Fakebook? In a 10-Q filing, Facebook acknowledged that a total of 8.7% — or 83 million — accounts on the network are bogus. Of that 8.7%, 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user–misclassified accounts and 1.5% are “undesirable” accounts, a.k.a. spam. See how Twitter got flooded with the funniest tweets on the Trend #83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake   BoyBelieb Dylan ☜═㋡ ‏@TheBieberZot_ 83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake : whatever xD i have twitter :p – ‏@itscyrusbieber 83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake. post it on facebook. why its trending on twitter. lol idgaf BHAKSALA ‏@bhak_sala 83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake; I really doubt my identity now TD ‏@Tomm_Dogg 83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake. Don’t be surprised. More than that ...

Pokki renovates desktop experience

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January 23, 2012- Efficiently revamping the desktop usage, Pokki, an application platform for creating desktop applications using HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript, have recently introduced another series of interesting applications. The new featured apps join a row of 63 already existing applications also called ‘Pokkies’.   Pokki uses Chromium internally, meaning layout and rendering is powered by WebKit and JavaScript is powered by V8. Using these apps are totally different unlike usual HTML experience. Pokki is a new application, in beta, aiming to link websites and desktop applications by creating site-specific desktop applications. It is a program that integrates web applications into desktop. Instead of simply establishing web pages into an application window, Pokki “apps” ar...

Campaigns against SOPA and PIPA speed up

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January 19, 2012- The massive protest against internet censorship bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT Intellectual Property Act) which are being considered by Congress at City Hall in San Francisco, have gathered momentum with more and more websites, their CEO’s and users joining hands. Wednesday was observed as the black-out day by popular internet sites like Wikipedia, Google.com, Reddit.com, Craiglist.org BoingBoing.net, WordPress.com, Techcrunch.com and about 10,000 other websites. These sites blacked out their pages and displayed messages warning people about harms of SOPA and the problems they would face if they are not able to access the information as easily as they can now. Today, founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerburg in a post on Facebook also expre...

Facebook launches new “Listen With Friends” feature

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January14, 2012 – Starting this week, Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will let you listen to music along with your Facebook friends. In other words, if your buddy Gupta is rocking out to Frankie Valli on Facebook via Spotify, you can click a handy little “Listen With” button and rock out with him. “Being able to click on someone’s music and play it is a great experience, but knowing that you helped a friend discover something new … is awesome,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg when the Listen With feature was previewed at a developer conference last year. As Facebooker Alexandre Roche writes on the company blog, “You can listen to the same song, at the exact same time. So when your favorite vocal part comes in you can experience it together, just like when you’re...

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