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Two countries promise to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency | TECH(feed)

Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency, Libra, next year despite intense scrutiny and regulatory hurdles. France and Germany are two of the latest countries to oppose Libra, saying they plan to block the use of Libra in their...

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Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite

During its OpenWorld event this week, the company also unveiled plans to have its Digital Assistant integrate with Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform.

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

France and Germany are the latest nations to come out against cryptocurrencies, saying they will block Facebook's Libra as it poses a risk to consumers and “the monetary sovereignty” of European nations.

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Blockchain technology: A corporate enigma | TECH(talk)

While blockchain has been on a hype roll the last couple of years, it's become increasingly fragmented as more and more companies try out different flavors of the distributed ledger technology. What's that mean for future adoption?...

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Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

The distributed ledger technology has already become highly fragmented, making it difficult for companies to push ahead with real-world uses. On top of that, Gartner expects that fragmentation to collapse into no more than four...

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Apple is building a machine learning system to rule them alI

The company's new machine learning tech, 'Overton,' reduces errors and is a first of its kind....

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Gartner: Get ready for more AI in the workplace

At the firm’s Digital Workplace Summit in London, analysts said they expect artificial intelligence to be common in the office by 2025; they already see ‘huge pent-up demand.’

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iPhone 11: What is Deep Fusion and how does it work?

Apple calls it 'computational photography mad science,' but what does it do?

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Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry

Apple has become the latest in a flurry of mega companies exploring the use of cryptocurrency, the implications of which could drastically transform payment processing.

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Apple’s iPhone 11 reveal defines a brand new value market

Apple's dance moves mean it still offers the best technologies but also reaches more potential customers...

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Will Apple's next iPhone include reverse wireless charging? (Signs say yes.)

Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone on Tuesday, and while speculation has centered on new processors and the camera, reverse-wireless charging appears to be in the mix of new features.

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Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

After indications earlier this year that Apple might be interested in cryptocurrency, a company exec this week confirmed the company is indeed interested in digital money, as it has "interesting long-term potential."

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Why hybrid blockchains will dominate ecommerce

By combining a permissioned blockchain with a public blockchain, companies can secure background transactions with business partners while also sharing product information with consumers on an open ledger.

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Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera is a distributed ledger that runs on a new protocol that enables higher transactional throughput than bitcoin or Ethereum and is aimed directly at business use.

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7 ways Google's Smart Displays could get smarter

With a little fine-tuning, Google's Assistant-powered Smart Displays could turn into indispensable deskside companions.

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Why we shouldn’t let AI write for us

Artificial intelligence will benefit business in myriad ways. But AI that writes for us should be rejected completely.

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Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator

The consultancy said a modular computing system will enable hands-on testing of the distributed ledger technology by enterprises hoping to get a grasp on what it can, or cannot, do.

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AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.

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