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Tinder photo algorithm selects your ‘best’ shot

Tinder has introduced a new feature to its dating app which uses an algorithm to automatically pick your best profile photo, increasing users’ chances of finding a match. As potential suitors swipe through pictures, the new algorithm will switch up the order of your photos and display alternating sequences to different users. From this, the… Read More


IBM introduces new Object Storage service for hybrid clouds

IBM has introduced its new cloud object storage service, which it claims is the industry’s first solution of its kind tailored for use across hybrid cloud architectures. The tech company argued in its release that while organisations are jumping to adopt cloud technologies, they are forced to choose between storing data on internal servers and… Read More


FinTech critical to reaccelerating growth across financial sector

Uday Nimmakayala, CEO at WealthObjects, discusses why it is important for wealth firms to innovate and stay ahead of the competition on their digital transformation journey… Millennials have come to expect a completely seamless digital experience, particularly from the likes of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon. Over the next few decades, it is expected that… Read More


ATT partners with IBM to extend FlexWare virtual networking solution

AT&T and IBM are joining forces to promote the adoption of the former’s virtual networking FlexWare software, expanding the reach of the software-centric cloud offering to businesses worldwide. The companies announced that the collaboration would see IBM teams support the sales of AT&T’s FlexWare software. The technology is designed to help businesses establish and manage… Read More


RBS introduces robo-advisors to ‘augment intelligence’ of employees

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) has announced a partnership with IBM’s AI platform Watson to introduce a virtual advisory service named Luvo. The pilot project, which is currently being rolled out to a select group of customers, employs Watson’s Conversation technology to deliver a cloud-based chatbot service. The solution is expected to reach… Read More


AWS expands European data centre reach with new French region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it is launching a new Paris data centre region in 2017, in response to growing European demand for local cloud services. ‘To support our customers’ growth, their digital transformation, and to speed up their innovation and lower the cost of running their IT, we continue to build out… Read More


Building an open developer community for the financial industry

Matthias Wiederwach, founder of web-based financial systems firm Xinfinit, discusses how cloud-based solutions are paving the way for a host of new tools catering to the future of financial trading… As the demand for faster and more sophisticated financial trading tools increases, it is envisaged that future trading platforms will need to adapt in terms of functionality… Read More


Airbnb denies it is pushing up rental and house prices

Airbnb has denied that uptake of its accommodation services in London have pushed up house and rental prices in the capital. Speaking to the Press Association, Airbnb’s managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa told journalists that “there is a housing shortage in London, [but] is it because of Airbnb? No. There are… Read More


Cash-strapped U.S. Marines are still looking for secure handheld solutions after five years

A Request For Information (RFI) posted by the U.S. Marines recently asks potential suppliers for information about emerging trusted handheld platforms in the smartphone and tablet spaces which can be adapted to military levels of security. The Marines want it cheap, off-the-shelf and customisable. Which is fine – except that it seems to be a… Read More


Salesforce rolls out Commerce Cloud to unify retail channels

Salesforce has launched its anticipated Commerce Cloud platform following the acquisition of e-commerce company Demandware earlier this year. The move is expected to gain the tech giant a stronger position in the B2C market for web-based, mobile and in-store transactions, marketing and customer service. The new cloud-based service, announced originally in June, already counts over… Read More


White paper: Protecting corporate data throughout its lifecycle

Corporate data is crucial to business success. But the more information a company has to manage, the higher the risk. After Sony lost 100 terabytes of data to a cyber attack in November 2014, the company was criticised for lax data management. The most brand-damaging files included tens of thousands of emails that exposed the… Read More


Microsoft launches two Azure regions in Germany

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its two new Azure regions in Germany, Germany Northeast (Magdeburg) and Germany Central (Frankfurt am Main). While the data centres will immediately deliver computing, networking and storage services, Microsoft has scheduled Office 365 applications to go online for customers from the first quarter of 2017, and Microsoft Dynamics… Read More



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