Last year, only about half of Android devices manufactured by third parties received security updates, but Google has been working with companies to cut update wait times. Google has also implemented automatic scans in its Play Store to detect apps that pose a threat.
Starpower has designed a 15,000-square-foot showroom to best display its high-end appliances and A/V options. Company Chairman Daniel Pidgeon said, "This store focuses on the intimate relationship between products and an upscale lifestyle, and that must be done in an environment that allows the client to fully understand what they are buying."
Marketers widely acknowledge the value of mobile, although most remain baffled about how they can use it to find new customers, according to a survey by Radium One and the Mobile Marketing Association. "We must help them in three key areas: identifying the right consumer signals of interest and intent, building accurate insights and predictions and activating these to maximize return on marketing investment," said RadiumOne chief Bill Lonergan.
AT&T and IBM have teamed up to give enterprise developers a cloud-based tool to analyze data coming from internet of things devices. The companies hope to "leverage the data that's coming off of these devices and create an analytics-as-a-service solution combining the IBM Watson capability sets with our capability sets at AT&T to provide those real meaningful insights across a number of vertical solutions," said Chris Penrose of AT&T.
Mythic, a company that provides technology for artificial intelligence-based programs, has raised $9.3 million, partly via a Series A round of funding. The company will use the funds to move to commercial production of its software and chips.
Amazon will expand its program aimed at removing counterfeit goods from its website by allowing brands to register intellectual property and logos. The brand registry will allow Amazon to remove listings and even sellers when counterfeit products are flagged.
Developers can now download Google's first Android O preview for experimentation and app testing. The preview includes an updated software development kit, the official Android Emulator and system images for Nexus and Pixel models.
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