IBM’s PAIRS Geoscope helps developers wrangle geospatial data

IBM today announced PAIRS Geoscope, a new experimental cloud-based service that makes it easier for developers to work with large amounts of geospatial data from across a wide variety of sources. The service handles ingesting, integrating and managing the data and allows developers to focus on their queries. Indeed, it’s the part of the service … More IBM’s PAIRS Geoscope helps developers wrangle geospatial data

How Alibaba’s ‘new retail’ is changing the future of retail in China and the world

At Alibaba’s 2016 Computing Conference, Jack Ma focused his speech on five areas that are being transformed by technology. The list included new finance, new manufacturing, new technology and new energy with new retail at the center. Alibaba wants to use data and technology to transform retail, including offline retail, which accounts for 82% of … More How Alibaba’s ‘new retail’ is changing the future of retail in China and the world

SoftBank, Yahoo Japan, Aeon plan to launch online retail business: NHK

SoftBank Group Corp, Yahoo Japan Corp and Aeon Co Ltd plan to launch an online retail business, national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. The online business will sell products including food, clothes and everyday goods, NHK said citing unnamed sources, in what would be the latest tie-up between companies in Japan looking to bolster their … More SoftBank, Yahoo Japan, Aeon plan to launch online retail business: NHK

Tallink’s ships to be installed with IoT operational awareness solutions

Estonian listed shipper Tallink Grupp and Finnish maritime innovator Fleetrange Ltd have entered into an agreement to provide Tallink’s 13 vessels with a real-time Internet of Things (IoT) powered operational awareness solution designed for instant sharing of operational information between ships and shore organizations, informs LETA/BNS. We equipped three of our ships – Silja Symphony, … More Tallink’s ships to be installed with IoT operational awareness solutions

Star Alliance creates digital services platform with Accenture

Star Alliance has developed and implemented a digital services platform (DSP) in partnership with professional services company Accenture that allows customers to access a range of member airlines’ services through each other’s apps. The DSP can gather data provided by individual member airlines or third party sources and make it available to all other members, … More Star Alliance creates digital services platform with Accenture

Didi is using its new AI Brain to crack the toughest puzzle—our cities

Didi is becoming big in big data and, according to latest announcements, their new project is set to change how cities look at mobility. The Chinese ride-hailing giant has just launched the “Didi Smart Transportation Brain,” a solution that brings data from government and other partners to develop a city traffic management powered by AI … More Didi is using its new AI Brain to crack the toughest puzzle—our cities

Operations of Apple’s iCloud services in China are about to be transferred to a company in Guizhou

According to Apple Inc., iCloud services in mainland China will be transferred to cloud company in Guizhou and will be responsible for the operation starting from February 28 this year, Chinese media People’s Daily is reporting. Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Development Co., Ltd. (GCBD, 云上贵州公司) will be responsible for iCloud operations in mainland China and … More Operations of Apple’s iCloud services in China are about to be transferred to a company in Guizhou

New-gen technologies make IoT transformational

IoT, AI, blockchain and fog computing are the building blocks of digital transformation. Each one contributes important capabilities, but only together do they have the potential to fulfill the lofty expectations of IoT. Over the last few years, many people—myself included—have been touting the Internet of Things (IoT) as a driving force behind digital transformation. … More New-gen technologies make IoT transformational

Inside Flipkart’s monster-cruncher: how it gleans insights from a petabyte of data daily

Gender is complicated for the data scientists at Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce site. It’s not enough, for example, to know that the shopper is female. What if she’s shopping for her husband today? So, apart from the label she chose while signing up for the account, there is also a behavioral gender. Behavorial gender is … More Inside Flipkart’s monster-cruncher: how it gleans insights from a petabyte of data daily

How one US data company is helping feed China’s hungry AI

US-based Remark wants to bring all the data from all the major social networks around the world onto one platform. The company has amassed data on 1.3 billion people from social and consumer sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Sina Weibo, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent—and you are likely one of them.  Currently, they are developing artificial intelligence algorithms … More How one US data company is helping feed China’s hungry AI