All posts by Jeff Berman

IBM CFO Touts Q2 Watson AI Growth (MESA)

IBM saw growth in its Watson artificial intelligence (AI) platform during the second quarter (ended June 30) that “reflects strong demand” for its new virtual assistant offerin... More

AWS Introduces New Machine Learning Capabilities at Annual NY Summit

Amazon Web Services used its annual AWS Summit in New York July 17 to introduce new SageMaker machine learning (ML) features and announce expanded relationships with customers incl... More

TDS Telecom to Roll Out TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform

TiVo scored another client win for its Next-Gen Platform -- this time Madison, Wis.-based TDS Telecom, which said July 17 it will roll out the new TiVo-powered video solution... More

Netflix CFO: Company’s ‘Still on Track for a Strong Growth Year’

Netflix still expects strong subscriber growth for its current fiscal year despite net subscriber additions coming in weaker than it and analysts had expected for the second quarte... More

Comcast Ventures Exec: Blockchain Offers Long-Term Opportunities

NEW YORK — Comcast Ventures is bullish on blockchain because it’s “transformative technology” that stands to be a major disruptive force, but it’s “still super early da... More

Salesforce Exec: ‘Potential is Enormous’ for Machine Learning in CRM

When it comes to machine learning (ML) as it applies to customer relationship management (CRM), we’re still “in the first inning,” but “the potential is enormous,” accord... More

AT&T Becomes Latest Investor in AR Startup Magic Leap

AT&T has become the latest investor in Plantation, Fla.-based technology startup Magic Leap as the companies signed a strategic deal under which the telecom giant will be the exclu... More

OpenText Touts Growth Opportunities, Next-Gen OT2 Platform

OpenText executives, in a presentation to investors during its annual Enterprise World conference in Toronto July 10, highlighted artificial intelligence (AI) and other growth oppo... More

Dish Introduces Google Assistant Integration Across Several Devices

Dish Network has integrated Google Assistant into its Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally TV set-top boxes, boosting the number of devices now available that feature Google’s voic... More

Google, BBC Upbeat on VR, Despite Challenges

NEW YORK — Google and BBC are upbeat about the possibilities of virtual reality (VR) despite lingering challenges that the technology still faces in reaching a mass audience, acc... More

Microsoft Touts Xbox Adaptive Controller at Games for Change Festival

NEW YORK — Microsoft used the Games for Change Festival June 29 to showcase its new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which makes playing games on the Xbox One video game console and Win... More

Cognizant: Blockchain Demand Growing, But Obstacles Remain

Blockchain demand and usage is growing across multiple business sectors, but several challenges remain that are preventing the technology from being implemented at scale, according... More

MoviePass to Roll Out Service Upgrade Options After AMC Stubs A-List Introduction (SCN)

Just a few days after AMC Entertainment added the new AMC Stubs A-List subscription tier to its rewards program, MoviePass informed subscribers over the weekend that it plans to ro... More

Salesforce Renews Focus on B2C Opportunities

With Salesforce’s “renewed focus on” the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment, it has seen increased “momentum and interest” in that space, according to Tyler Prince, its E... More

Ooyala: AI, Blockchain, AR and VR Usage All Growing

Usage and demand for artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) continue to grow and are among the most significant technology trends... More

MoviePass to Roll Out Service Upgrade Options After AMC Stubs A-List Introduction

Just a few days after AMC Entertainment added the new AMC Stubs A-List subscription tier to its rewards program, MoviePass informed subscribers over the weekend that it plans to ro... More

CTA: U.S. 4K TV, VR Headset Ownership Soar

U.S. ownership of 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) TVs, virtual reality (VR) headsets and smart speakers — including the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven Amazon Echo and Google Home ... More

WD Touts Latest SSDs, My Book Hard Drive

NEW YORK – Western Digital (WD) used Pepcom’s new product showcase for media June 21 to spotlight the latest solid-state drives (SSDs) across its SanDisk, WD Black and WD My Pa... More

AT&T CEO: Demand for Premium Video, Broadband to Increase with 5G’s Arrival

Consumer demand for premium video content and broadband will continue to grow significantly, especially with the arrival of 5G, according to AT&T CEO and chairman Randall Stephenso... More

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