In the News – December 2018

BLACH FRIDAY SALES KICK OFF EARLY, RESULTING IN WEBSITE CRASHES

Black Friday sales started earlier than ever this year, with shoppers having already spent billions of dollars on the day before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day. The early start to Black Friday created some technical difficulties for many retailers, including Walmart, GameStop, Lululemon, and Ulta, who were unprepared for the high volume of online traffic.

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GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ARE TEAMING UP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECH

Google and Facebook are teaming up to make Facebook’s open source Machine Learning PyTorch framework work with Google’s custom computer chips for Machine Learning. This collaboration marks one of the rare instances where the two technology rivals work together on joint tech projects. With artificial intelligence growing in popularity over the years, many businesses like Google and Facebook have begun exploring the option of creating their own AI software frameworks, essentially coding tools, intended to make it easier for developers to create their own machine-learning powered software.

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TO TEST BLOCKCHAIN TECHONOLOGY, ORACLE TURNS TO LOCAL BEER

At Oracle’s Code One conference in San Francisco, attendees were treated to beer from Alpha Acid Brewing Co., but not just any beer. It was part of a demonstration of how Oracle’s blockchain applications, which Alpha Acid was beta testing, can track and maybe improve the brewing process supply chain. By using blockchain in the brewing process, Alpha Acid is able to closely monitor sourcing verification and the supply chain process. To further explain, in the case that an issue arises, it’s easy to see where exactly in the supply chain process things went wrong and only recall the batches that were affected, saving Alpha Acid beer and plenty of money.

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A WARNING TO BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS OF MALICIOUS SOFTWARE IN SHOPPING APPS

News channels broadcasted big warnings given by cyber security on online shopping through mobile apps. Scammers are on the rise. Experts advise consumers on what they should be doing on their mobile device to keep their personal information safe and avoid malicious software.

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