Zynga aims to expand breast cancer awareness in Words With Friends

For the second year in a row, Zynga launched its Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign in its popular Words With Friends social game. The game publisher worries that this year, the pandemic will deter people from paying attention to the issue or getting screenings as they practice social distancing and shelter-in-place precautions. The campaign worked […]

Nintex to acquire low-code process automation provider K2 Software

The process management and automation company Nintex is bolstering its portfolio with the addition of K2 Software, a digital process automation software provider.  With K2 Software, Nintex hopes to help more than 10,000 customers with 50% of the Fortune 500, and generate over $200 million in annual recurring revenue. “We are excited to be bringing […]

Google’s 5G Pixel strategy hits Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup where it hurts

Some business decisions are obviously brilliant from moment one, while others take time to play out before definitive judgments can be made. The jury’s still out on Google’s Pixel smartphone experiment, which started as a way to create hero hardware for Android software, but apparently hasn’t generated the sales or impact Google expected, in part because […]

5 Poor Cybersecurity Practices that Pose a Threat to Cloud Databases

The cloud computing market around the world has grown to close to $200 billion. This is a huge jump from the $91 billion spent on cloud computing in 2015. It is understandable that cloud computing has become popular. It offers several benefits, including low cost, increased employee productivity, and a faster time to market. However, […]

Facebook Shut Down Malware That Hijacked Accounts to Run Ads

Usually when you hear about malicious activity on Facebook it’s tied up in geopolitical skulduggery of some sort. But on Thursday the company detailed a campaign out of China that wasn’t focused on disinformation or stealing account data. The hackers instead stole user credentials and gained access to their accounts toward a different goal: hawking […]

How Data Technology Disrupts Facebook Advertising At Its Core

We have talked about some of the biggest ways that big data has influenced the field of marketing. One of the biggest changes big data has created in recent years is in the realm of Facebook advertising. Facebook has been one of the pioneers in big data technology for years. However, many brands haven’t figured […]

McAfee Leapfrogs Competition with trio of awards at 2020 IT World Awards

Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, recently named the winners in their 15th Annual 2020 Network PG’s IT World Awards. Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2020 award winners.  McAfee took center stage with three wins, including Gold […]

The Xbox Series X controller is great so far (especially the D-pad)

Along with the Xbox Series X, Microsoft sent GamesBeat the new Xbox controller. This gamepad comes with the next-gen hardware, but you can, of course, also purchase it separately for $60. And you are probably thinking that this controller looks a lot like the last one, and you’re right. Xbox’s designers kept the same general […]

Via acquires delivery logistics startup Fleetonomy to bolster fulfillment with AI

In a move to expand its business into the logistics and delivery segment, ride-hailing startup Via today announced that it acquired Fleetonomy for an undisclosed sum. Via, which says it plans to apply Fleetonomy’s expertise in demand prediction and fleet utilization to support fully integrated, digitally powered logistics solutions, says the pandemic has highlighted the […]

MIT CSAIL claims its AI system can predict and classify pulmonary edemas

An MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) team claims to have developed an AI system that can analyze X-rays to anticipate certain kinds of heart failure. By detecting signs of excess fluid in the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary edema, the researchers say it can quantify heart failure severity on a four-level […]