China removes Supercell’s Hay Day and 2,500 other games from iOS app store

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. The Chinese government has cracked down on unlicensed mobile games in China’s Apple App Store, removing more than 2,500 in the first week of July, according to measurement firm Sensor Tower. Among those removed are Hay Day from Supercell, which […]

Unpacking AI’s power and its controversies at Transform 2020

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. I can’t wait until Transform 2020 starts tomorrow. It’s our flagship event for enterprise decision-makers to learn how to apply AI. One of our goals at VentureBeat is to create a new kind of town square for enterprise decision makers […]

Biden steps up his clean energy plan, in a nod to climate activists

Joe Biden has raised the ambitions of his climate plan, in a clear sign his campaign is responding to demands for greater action among the progressive flank of his party. In a speech on Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president announced proposals to spend $2 trillion on clean-energy projects and eliminate carbon emissions from […]

Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

The UK’s mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and they must also remove all the Chinese firm’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons of the decision. It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses […]

Control data access and permissions with AWS Lake Formation and Amazon EMR

What if you could control the access to your data lake, centrally? Would it be more convenient to share specific data securely with internal and external customers? With AWS Lake Formation and its integration with Amazon EMR, you can easily perform these administrative tasks. This post goes through a use case and reviews the steps […]

Microsoft’s SoftNER AI uses unsupervised learning to help triage cloud service outages

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Microsoft is using unsupervised learning techniques to extract knowledge about disruptions to cloud services. In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers at the company detail SoftNER, a framework that has been deployed internally at Microsoft to collate information […]

The nominees for the VentureBeat AI Innovation Awards at Transform 2020

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. At our AI-focused Transform 2020 event, taking place July 15-17 entirely online, VentureBeat will recognize and award emergent, compelling, and influential work through our second annual VB AI Innovation Awards. Drawn from our daily editorial coverage and the expertise of our nominating committee […]

Samsung: Expect 6G in 2028, enabling mobile holograms and digital twins

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Just as the earliest 5G networks began to go live two years ago, a handful of scientists were eager to publicize their initial work on the next-generation 6G standard, which was at best theoretical back then, and at worst an […]

Microsoft Warns of a 17-Year-Old ‘Wormable’ Bug

Since WannaCry and NotPetya struck the internet just over three years ago, the security industry has scrutinized every new Windows bug that could be used to create a similar world-shaking worm. Now one potentially “wormable” vulnerability—meaning an attack can spread from one machine to another with no human interaction—has appeared in Microsoft’s implementation of the […]