Silicon Valley giants chip in to minimize the availability of extremist content online

The efforts of Facebook, Google and Twitter in removing violent jihadist content from online repositories which had acted as breeding ground, have yielded significant results. In efforts aimed at containing the growing threats of extremism in the UK, Facebook has launched a program in the country through which it will train and fund local organisations…

Israeli-based Elbit Systems finds innovation key to growing market share in crowded drone market

It has cited its weaponized drone, SkyStriker designed for long flight hours, unveiled in the recent Paris airshow to rave reviews, as an example of its innovation. So as to maintain its leading edge over its peers, Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd is moving swiftly to innovate as it faces increasing competition from…

Big oil turns to Big Data for Big Savings on drilling operations

Sensor laden drilling operations are going increasingly hi-tech. In the shale oil industry today, tiny sensors are being attached to production gear to harvest data on right about everything: from pumping pressure, rotational speed of drill bits, heat generated by drilling activity, almost every conceivable variable in the drilling operation is being captured. This sensor-laden…

Betting On Artificial Intelligence Is Tencent’s Social Network Group President

As companies big and small continue to invest in it and develop their expertise, artificial intelligence has a bright future ahead even though it may still be in its nascent stage, says a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Tencent. He was very bullish about A.I. and a big proponent of offering A.I. as a service,…

$100 Million Invested Into Cybersecurity Start-Up Cybereason By SoftBank Corp

A $100 million funding from Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp — a subsidiary of SoftBank Group was secured by Cybereason, a Boston-based cybersecurity firm specializing in end-point detection and response to digital security breaches, the company announced on Wednesday. The backers of the start-up also include Charles River Ventures, Lockheed Martin and Spark Capital and the start-up has raised…

Chris Lattner, Tesla’s autopilot software chief resigns from Tesla

Lattner’s resignation comes within 6 months of joining the company. In a troubling sign for electric luxury carmaker Tesla Inc, Chris Lattner, the head of its autopilot software, has left the company within six months of joining it. “Chris just wasn’t the right fit for Tesla, and we’ve decided to make a change,” said a…

The shortage of NAND & DRAM chips could affect iPhone 8’s launch

Samsung – the world’s no. 1 chip manufacturer will not be effected by this crunch. With Apple set to launch its flagship, iPhone 8, later this year, electronics manufacturers across the globe are scrambling to stock up memory chips to keep production lines running. The iPhone 8 threatens to worsen the mismatch between supply and…