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FedEx exec: Blockchain will become a foundational layer – for everything

Like the internet, blockchain will eventually underpin new business models – and the movement in that direction has already begun.

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Maersk adds two big shipping firms to its blockchain ledger

The three largest cargo shipment companies are now all using a single blockchain ledger to track vessels – and their cargo containers – around the world in near real time.

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Google's grand Assistant transformation is slowly taking shape

If you blinked, you might've missed it — but Google just took the first step to transform what Assistant represents and what types of experiences it enables.

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AT&T becomes first big mobile carrier to accept Bitcoin payments

AT&T joins a small list of e-commerce businesses who now accept cryptocurrency, a form of payment growing in popularity – especially among younger customers.

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UCSF and NVIDIA may have just saved us from our noisy future

A breakthrough by the University of California San Francisco using NVIDIA’s AI architecture to create an electrocardiographic link to your brain has resulted in voice-free vocal communication. This could enable the future of...

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For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

A special interest group with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is detailing opportunities and offering examples of how blockchain can create new real estate markets.

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U.S. bans Huawei business | TECH(feed)

Huawei has been under fire from the U.S. government for some time now. But a new move by the Trump administration targets Huawei and other companies accused of “posing an unacceptable risk” and bans Huawei from doing business in the...

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These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team

KPMG has defined what it sees as the most important skills needed for a top-notch blockchain team – and knowledge of blockchain isn't necessarily the most important one.

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Financial firms bank on A.I. as pilot projects head to production

While AI is a buzzword in financial services, companies must be sure of a business use case even before putting together an AI dev team.

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Financial services embraces AI | TECH(talk)

With artificial intelligence (and machine learning) showing up in numerous industries, it's no surprise they're now gaining traction in financial services. Coming soon to a banking chatbot near you....

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Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

New APIs will enable off-chain processing, standardized permissioning processes, and a new consensus algorithm – all aimed at helping programmers build blockchains for business use.

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Why is the state of medical IoT so scary?

Security is the Achilles’ heel of all modern IoT technology, but the consequences of medical IoT hacking, in particular, can be disturbingly serious. A look at the state of the connected devices commonly found in hospitals, and why...

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Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch (one of which does earbuds, too)

These wireless chargers for Apple and Android devices offer the option of powering up your smartphone and smartwatch at the same time – though the features and prices differ significantly. And one can also charge earbuds.

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New Cortana and Google Assistant updates highlight workplace potential

Microsoft and Google this week both showcased changes to their digital voice assistants designed to make them more useful in the office.

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Microsoft mixed reality: From a proof of concept to a real enterprise-class offering

One of the more interesting presentations at Microsoft Build was immediately followed by a stream from Google I/O on the same subject. I believe this transitions HoloLens from more of a proof of concept into a real product. I also...

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FDA and FCC consider blockchain technology | TECH(feed)

Blockchain is surrounded by a lot of hype .Blockchain is known for as the method for transferring crypto, but new considerations by U.S. federal agencies reveal uses for blockchain far beyond bitcoin. On this episode of TECH(feed),...

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Microsoft touts its first managed blockchain service: JPMorgan’s Quorum

Microsoft's first fully managed blockchain suite based on JPMorgan's Quorum enterprise ledger will offer automatic software updates and key governance tools, along with the ability to build smart contracts.

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FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

The FDA plans to pilot artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in its legacy food-screening systems – and it's exploring how to build out blockchain internally and industry-wide to increase the scale, efficiency and...

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