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Vodafone and Ericsson partner to halve energy consumption in 5G trial

Thanks to an innovative new 5G radio from Ericsson, Vodafone UK have been able to reduce energy consumption by as much as 55% at peak times. In a trial using the Ericsson antenna-integrated radio solution (AIR 3227) on the roof of Vodafone’s office in Central London, average energy consumption fell by 43%, compared to the… Read More


WhatsApp fined $267M for breaching GDPR rules

After an investigation, Ireland’s data watchdog, the Data Protection Commission, concluded that Facebook-owned WhatsApp fell foul of EU data privacy rules. Handing down a $267M fine, the watchdog said WhatsApp failed to inform European Union citizens enough about how the communications firm collected, used and shared their personal data. The investigation into WhatsApp started in… Read More


China’s new data protection law set to come into effect

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is the body that will enforce the law and, if their previous actions against firms that fall short of data security expectations are a sign of the future, penalties will be substantial for lawbreakers.


IBM unveils innovative Telum chips to boost fraud detection

Designed to enable enterprises to combat fraud in real-time through advanced deep learning technology, the Telum chip is the first IBM processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing.


Bluecore raises $125M to drive retail customer retention using big data

Founded in 2013, The New York-based company helps direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers match first-party shopper data with product interactions, enabling them to design personalised mass marketing communications across various channels


Russian venture Big Data Platform finishes MPC testing

The benefits of MPC technology revolve around the power it has to create advanced machine learning models from the combined data of different companies.


E-commerce marketing network Connexity acquired by Taboola for $800M

In an e-commerce marketplace increasingly dominated by major players like Amazon, Taboola hopes this partnership will enable both publishers and retailers to make sales outside of the ecosystem dominated by firms that take a major profit cut.


MIT researchers create single deep neural network to support autonomous vehicles

With the size of the global autonomous car market forecast to reach more than $37 billion by 2023, according to data from Statista, there is clearly a demand for solutions that can reduce vehicle crashes and fatalities.


JPMorgan unit buys stake in data analytics firm Kraft Analytics

Following their recent £700m acquisition of robo-adviser Nutmeg, the asset and wealth management division of JPMorgan Chase & Co has announced they have purchased a stake in sports analysts business Kraft Analytics for an undisclosed amount.


AI start-up Cognigy raises $44 million in Series B funding

In a funding round led by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners, conversation AI start-up Cognigy raised $44 million, in order to establish new partnerships, boost customer growth around the world and improve the capabilities of their platform for enterprises.


Malt raises funding of €80 million euros

Start-up freelance marketplace Malt raises €80 million euros and is expected to use this funding to support its extensive growth strategy that will see the company enter new countries, invest more in its technology platform and become a leading player in the global freelance consulting sector.


Gartner highlights value of AI, data and analytics to digital transformation

“With disruption comes enormous opportunity to not just restart what we used to do, but forge new paths”.