At first blush, Walmart’s announcement that it would use Microsoft’s cloud platform and desktop apps across its entire business looks to be a direct shot across the bow of Amazon the retailer and Amazon the provider of public cloud services with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Cannabis has been receiving some serious media attention in 2018, and a rise in medical cannabis research is following.
In the tourism industry, image recognition technology can mostly be observed in the air travel sector in the form of airport facial recognition, which is being tested in pilot programs in airports worldwide.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been reported in every US coastal state and their occurrence is likely on the rise, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In January, China initiated the biggest change in plastic recycling in history by effectively banned the importation of over 20 kinds of foreign waste – including plastic – as part of an initiative to focus on its own domestically produced waste.
Cryptocurrencies have captured the interest of investors the world over.
The pet insurance market has long faced a challenging claims landscape, forcing insurers to increase average premiums annually.
Portugal is one of the fastest growing destinations in terms of departures from France, as French tourists visit the country in ever greater numbers.
A deep neural network running on a standard desktop computer is being used to interpret and make sense of highly technical data relating to nuclear events.
2018 will be remembered in history as the year the digital revolution hit its first real speed-bump.
The recent hype around 5G has clearly carried over from cellular networks into the world of WiFi. Like cellular, WiFi is poised for its own 5G-like upgrade, with the introduction of a new technology standard called 802.11ax.
The energy sector is frequently involved in carrying out industrial operations, regularly tasking maintenance and repair crews with challenging and potentially dangerous jobs.
US cable operators and satellite TV providers have been entering the IoT market over the past two years, selling smart home and wearable solutions to consumers, as well as B2B offerings to businesses.
The event industry in the UK faces significant problems because of secondary ticketing but the controversial practice is unlikely to be put to rest even as the new bot ban comes into force.
There has been a lot of coverage in the media regarding store closures and the death of the high street recently, but what is happening is not a sign of retail extinction but a retail transformation.
Last Sunday morning, millions of Ugandans woke up and did what the rest of us did: they reached for their smartphones to check out the world’s digital resonance on Uruguay’s spectacular 2:1 World Cup win against Portugal.
Salesforce, Amazon, Comcast and Microsoft have all backed and invested in Tact.ai, a startup building a human-friendly conversational AI sales platform.
Tesco’s ruthless pursuit of higher group operating margin continues, with the announcement of a long-term strategic alliance with French multinational grocery titan Carrefour.
Fourteen years is a long time in Wi-Fi technology.
The Africa and Middle East telecoms market is united by disruption.
Smaller retailers, street traders, corner cafes, and cabbies have relied on the cash economy for decades as digital payments small businesses needed have only been available for a short time.
Family travel is dominating international travel from Saudi Arabia, one of the largest source markets in the Middle East and the largest market of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), presenting lucrative business opportunities for tourism players willing to target this cohort.
The airlines industry is set to witness a dramatic improvement in data transmission between players as blockchain technology adoption begins.
Pharma giant Merck is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system to track objects as they navigate through the supply chain.
Boom in UK tourism and lower value of the pound following the Brexit vote are the key drivers behind the luxury department store increase in the country.
If you’ve ever been on your mobile phone at work and had to move near the window to get a connection strong enough to hear what the person on the other end was saying, you’re not alone.
Last week, all four of the largest US wireless carriers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – said they will stop providing information and end commercial relationships with unscrupulous data brokers.
Graphene, a material isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004 is now the subject of a worldwide research effort.
China’s OPPO Find X price has been set at €999 as China’s giant expands to Europe and the US later in the summer.
The expansion of US wireless carriers in media content, and the recent entry of cable TV operators in the wireless telecommunications market, shows the inevitable convergence of telecommunications and media industry.