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Los mejores cursos gratuitos que puedes tomar en las 10 universidades más prestigiosas del mundo

Cada año, la Universidad Jiaotong, en Shanghái, actualiza su lista de las 500 mejores universidades del mundo en base a unos criterios cuantificables …

Internet giant Alibaba crushes one-day online shopping record

If you needed evidence that internet shopping still has room to grow, you just got it. Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has confirmed that its annual Singles' Day sales event racked up the equivalent of more than $25.3 billion in sales, easily setting a record for the most online purchases in …

Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system can now boost any router you already have

We absolutely love the AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System, which is by far the fastest and most reliable mesh wireless solution in this …

3 ways retailers are using AI to reinvent shopping

In this new age of ecommerce, marketing means providing a seamless experience across channels, delighting customers with same-day deliveries, providing excellent customer service and recommendations, and sending real-time personalized messages your customers will thank you for.<p>But personalized …

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

The impact of voice-activated virtual assistants on retail

2016 saw an incredible rise in connected home devices, specifically Amazon Echo (8 million devices sold) and Google Home devices. Prior to that, Siri made adding an event to your calendar or quickly looking up the weather as easy as a simple push of a button on your smart phone.<p>At what point does …

Most Reorgs Aren’t Ambitious Enough

For many executives, the concept of organization design is an oxymoron. They are so consumed by working <i>in</i> the organization that they lack the patience to work <i>on</i> the organization. They don’t do the intricate, complex work of configuring their organization to execute strategy. Instead, they shift …

Management

Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home

Starting today, developers can use Actions on Google, the developer platform for the Google Assistant, to build services for Google's voice-activated …

Google Home

Google Home, primeros tests desde España

Amazon Echo will soon speak up without voice commands, report says

Alexa is ready to speak freely.<p>Amazon's digital assistant will soon be able to talk to you even if you haven't issued a voice command, according to a …

Smart Homes

Google to acquire API management provider Apigee for $625 million

Google has announced plans to acquire Apigee, a company that offers software for predictive analytics and management of application programming interfaces (APIs).<p>Google will pay $17.40 per share in cash to acquire the company, for a total value of around $625 million.<p>“APIs — the mechanism …

Personal assistant bots like Siri and Cortana have a serious problem

Assistants are all the rage right now. Everyone seems to be working on one. People imagine them becoming the new interface to computers — why bother with apps and searching the web when you can just ask your assistant to do it for you?<p>Yet, a major challenge stands between the dream assistant and …

Meet Parsey McParseface, Google’s open-source tool to help machines understand language

Human language is still one of the most difficult tasks for computers to understand, one that tech giants from Google Inc. to Microsoft Corp. and …

Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence assistants are taking over

"I HELD THE DOOR OPEN FOR A CLOWN THE OTHER DAY," the woman said in a loud, slow monotone. It took us a moment to realize that her voice was emanating from the black speaker on the kitchen table. We stared slack-jawed as she—it—continued: "I THOUGHT IT WAS A NICE JESTER."<p>"What. The hell. Was that," …

Automation

Google's Nest might pay customers as compensation for shutting down their $300 smart-home devices

On Tuesday, Nest responded to customer complaints on Twitter, saying the company was working with customers "on a case-by-case basis to find the best resolution, including compensation."<p>"Revolv owners, we're here to help," Nest posted on its official Twitter account.<p>In 2014 — just nine months after …

Customers

betaworks Launches Dexter, An Open Platform For Building Integration-Driven Web Apps

betaworks has today launched the latest product out of its Hacker-In-Residence program, meant to help developers and laymen alike develop third-party API integrations into an app that can be distributed and used via a single link.<p>Dexter, as it were, is an open web platform, and offers developers …

Apps

SAP Unveils Software for Spark, Open-Source Big Data Sieve

SAP SE has become the latest big technology company to throw its weight behind open-source data-sifting software called Spark as it tackles …

Big Data

Explorando los hábitos de los lectores

La creatividad está en todos lados. Hoy en día cualquiera que tenga un teléfono inteligente o una computadora portátil puede expresarse. Con tanto contenido disponible —noticias, fotografías, videos, música—, de tantas y tan distintas fuentes, surge una pregunta: ¿cómo consume la gente todo esto?<p>En …

Apple's new search API means war for Google

Today, Apple unveiled that it’s allowing developers to tap into Spotlight search for the first time.<p>When iOS 9 is released to the world developers will be able to expose their app’s information to Spotlight for indexing in user searches.<p>A recipe app, for example, could make available its data for …

Microsoft Introduces Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Microsoft today announced a new service in its Azure database lineup during its Build developer conference keynote today. The Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which will go into public preview in June, is meant to give businesses access to an elastic petabyte-scale, data warehouse-as-a-service offering …

Databases

Someone wants to buy $44 billion Salesforce

It's unclear who the takeover offers are coming from, but if the deal goes through it would be the largest software company to get acquired in history.<p>Salesforce shares are soaring after the news hit the wires, up almost 13%. At one point, they went up as high as 17%.<p>Any company that acquires …

Salesforce

Curated resources for your startup

VoilaNorbert aims to help people find anyone email address by only having their full name and company domain.<p>Toptal is a marketplace where start-ups …

Tesla to announce home and utility-scale batteries that offer energy independence

Tesla Motors next week will announce two battery lines, one for households and another for utilities, that will store power from renewable sources, …

Don’t Settle for Being an “-er Brand”

As a member of a start-up advisory program, I regularly hear pitches from aspiring technology entrepreneurs. My job is to sort out the companies with potential from those that need to go back to the drawing board. One way I do this is to use what I call the “-er brand” filter.<p>Er brands rely on …

Gartner Says Bimodal IT Projects Require New Project Management Styles

Press Release<p>STAMFORD, Conn., April 23, 2015 View All Press Releases<p>Gartner Says Bimodal IT Projects Require New Project Management Styles<p>An …

Project Fi: Innovating in connectivity and communication

Google habla sobre su actualización de hoy en el buscador

Desde hace varias semanas webmasters de todo el mundo se han puesto las pilas para que su web esté optimizada para dispositivos móviles. El motivo es …