Google Fit: Can it catch up with Apple HealthKit?

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Google Fit targets the fitness side of digital health, while Apple is also targeting medical applications. Image: Google Not long after Apple launched its health platform HealthKit on iOS in mid-2014, Google followed with its Android equivalent, Google Fit. But while Apple has been attracting hundreds of apps and some big name partners to its […]

How could Amazon deliver without an address? This startup may have the answer

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In many developing countries, lots of people don’t have formal addresses so using their GPS coordinates for deliveries could boost e-commerce. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Forget Amazon’s much-vaunted testing of drone deliveries to your home. South African startup WumDrop has launched a new precision service that delivers parcels to GPS coordinates taken from a customer’s phone, […]

Microsoft: Windows 7 in 2017 is so outdated that patches can’t keep it secure

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Windows 7 “does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments”, according to Microsoft. Image: Microsoft Microsoft has kicked off its three-year countdown for Windows 7’s end of extended support, warning enterprises they’ll pay dearly for sticking with the platform’s outdated security compared with Windows 10. Enterprises can […]

Australian businesses rank last in global artificial intelligence maturity: Infosys

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Two-thirds of “big business” organisations in Australia have artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in place, spending an average of AU$8.2 million in 2016, according to a report from IT giant Infosys. Despite the reported weighty financial investment, Infosys revealed that Australian businesses ranked last in AI maturity globally, citing a lack of skills and ethical concerns […]

​Baidu appoints former Microsoft, Yahoo executive as group president and COO

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Baidu has announced the appointment of Dr Qi Lu as its group president and chief operating officer, who will be responsible for the organisation’s products, technology, sales, marketing, and operations, effective immediately. Lu joins the search engine giant from Microsoft, where he served as the company’s global executive vice president and led Microsoft’s Office business. […]

Vodafone virtualising core network with Ericsson and Cisco

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Networking giants Ericsson and Cisco have announced working together on virtualising the core network of Vodafone Australia in an effort to replace its fixed functionality systems with virtualised systems. Under the project, which marks the first “major collaboration” on telecommunications cloud infrastructure between Cisco and Ericsson, Ericsson will build the infrastructure as well as take […]

Victorian Game Authority inadvertently emailed customer data to hunters

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The personal data of customers at a Victorian hunting authority has inadvertently been emailed out to strangers renewing their hunting licences. Victorian Game Management Authority customer data was sent to eight people renewing their game licences, with the state Department of Environment Land Water and Planning blaming “human error” for the lapse. The eight customers […]

Megaport opens new routes through US, Singapore, Hong Kong

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Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has announced opening a new connectivity route between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a secondary path between Singapore and Hong Kong. Megaport said it has opened the second Singapore-Hong Kong path due to high traffic along this route. Both routes allow enterprise customers to connect directly to […]