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LiveTiles Acquires AI Company (ARNnet)

Australian cloud-based digital workplace software vendor LiveTiles has announced the acquisition of next generation employee profile and directory management software company Hyper... More

IBM, Crédit Mutuel Strengthen Partnership to Build the Bank of Tomorrow (MESA)

Crédit Mutuel announced a sweeping digital reinvention, partnering with IBM to devise new ways of working to better serve the bank's 12 million customers. Crédit Mutuel has selec... More

Adobe Secures Patent on Data Collection, Use (MediaPost)

A handful of Adobe product managers and software developers have received a patent that collects data from one set of platforms, enforces any restrictions for use of the data colle... More

Only a Third of Consumers Opting in to GDPR Compliance (MediaPost)

Nearly two-thirds of Americans contacted on the eve of today’s deadline to comply with Europe’s new data privacy rules say they have either ignored, opted out immediately or pu... More

Box Expands Zones to Manage Content in Multiple Regions (TechCrunch)

When Box announced Zones a couple of years ago, it was providing a way for customers to store data outside the U.S., but there were some limits. Each customer could choose the U.S.... More

Blocking 500 Million Users Easier Than Complying with GDPR (Bloomberg)

For some of America’s biggest newspapers and online services, it’s easier to block half a billion people from accessing your product than comply with Europe’s new General Dat... More

GDPR: How Europe’s New Privacy Law is Creating Big Business Opportunities (CNBC)

A sweeping data privacy law known as the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) goes into effect across the EU today. While businesses have had two years to prepare for the new rul... More

Executive: Amazon Web Services to Invest in Chile for the Long-Term (Reuters)

Amazon Web Services is looking to invest in Chile for the long-term as part of a larger Latin American expansion plan, a senior executive said on Wednesday after meeting with Chile... More

Cognizant Interactive Among Top of Ad Age’s Agency Report 2018 Rankings (MESA)

Cognizant today announced Cognizant Interactive is ranked among the top agencies in the Ad Age Agency Report 2018: Rankings And Analysis. In its debut appearance, Cognizant Interac... More

GRIMM Launches Michigan Cybersecurity Research Lab for Automobility, Aerospace Industries (MESA)

GRIMM announced the opening of its new Grand Rapids, MI-based cybersecurity research lab. GRIMM’s new facility will enable the company to work more closely on cybersecurity initi... More

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Calls on Developers to Embrace Responsible AI Principles (VentureBeat)

Joining a growing chorus of calls for a more balanced approach to innovation, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty spelled out her company’s philosophy around development of artificial intellig... More

PwC Bolsters Digital Transformation Consulting Offering with Tom Adams (Consultancy.uk)

In 2014, PwC launched what was then a new service line, in the hopes of purchasing a foothold in a lucrative market which consulting firms had made little headway in. PwC rolled ou... More

Ready for GDPR? 5 Tips for Marketing Leaders (Forbes)

Cover your bases. Consent is one of six grounds for processing a person’s data under the GDPR. Consent must be informed, specific, unambiguous and opted into freely. For marke... More

Verizon Digital Media Services’ Content Delivery Network Now Supports Quick UDP Internet Connections (MESA)

Verizon Digital Media Services announced it has deployed Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) across its content delivery network, with 125 points of presence globally. The transp... More

SAP Simplifies Communication and Connectivity with SAP Live Link 365 (MESA)

SAP today announced that the SAP Live Link 365 mobile service, a programmable communication service, is live with customers in Europe, Australia, the Asia Pacific region and North ... More

New Sony CEO to Detail Shift Away from Gadgets in Mid-Term Plan (Bloomberg)

Kenichiro Yoshida, who took over as chief executive officer in April, is set to unveil a three-year plan on Tuesday that embraces Sony’s growing reliance on income from gaming su... More

Google Brings Cloud TPUs to its Cloud Machine Learning Engine to Speed AI Training (TechRepublic)

On Monday, Google announced that customers can now use Cloud TPUs on the Cloud Machine Learning Engine (ML Engine) in beta to speed the training of machine learning models. Cloud T... More

RSG Media Hires Gross as Chief Revenue Officer (MESA)

RSG Media’s CEO Mukesh Sehgal has announced two changes to the company’s executive team as part of its ongoing business transformation. Michael Gross has joined the company to ... More

Advertising Management Gets a Creative Boost (TechWire Asia)

AN average marketer wastes about 16 hours a week on routine tasks. An average company loses about 20-30 percent in revenue each year due to inefficiencies. This is because marke... More

Microsoft Wins Lucrative Cloud Deal with Intelligence Community (The Seattle Times)

Microsoft said it has secured a lucrative cloud deal with the intelligence community that marks a rapid expansion by the software giant into a market led by Amazon. The deal, wh... More