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Alexa for Business gets scheduling and move meetings capabilities

Amazon Alexa for Business has been upgraded with Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant, which enables the cloud-based voice assistant to manage users calendars. You can now schedule 1:1 meetings including the ability to move meetings just by using voice. The Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant fetches the free time on attendees calendars, which will ultimately save valuable time.

To work with Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant functionality, your users need to link their corporate and personal calendars to their Alexa account. After linking their calendars, the Smart Scheduling Assistant will provide suggestions when both meeting attendees are available. Your users …

How Machines Learn: The Top Four Approaches to ML in Business

Machine learning sits at the forefront of innovation across a growing number of industries in today’s business world. Still, it’s a mistake to think of machine learning as one monolithic business solution — there are many forms of machine learning and each is capable of solving different sets of problems. The most popular forms of ML used in business today are supervised, unsupervised, semi-supervised, and reinforcement learning. At Vidora, we’ve used these techniques to help Fortune 500 partners solve some of their most pressing problems in innovative ways. This article draws from our experiences to demystify these four common approaches to ML, …

EU panel calls for voluntary code of conduct for platforms to fight disinformation, but consumer group says panel ignored a core cause: ad-based business models (Foo Yun Chee/Reuters)

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EU panel calls for voluntary code of conduct for platforms to fight disinformation, but consumer group says panel ignored a core cause: ad-based business models  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A consumer group on Monday said experts appointed by the European Commission to advise on tackling fake news …


Panasonic’s Let’s Note laptops are pure Japanese business distilled into a brick

If you ever find yourself on a bullet train between, say, Tokyo and Osaka at 5.37pm on a Thursday afternoon, you’ll see a lot of dudes in suits with three things on the little fold-out table: a meticulously arranged bento box, a can of Suntory Premium Malt’s beer, and a Panasonic Let’s Note laptop.

Let’s Note laptops don’t look like much. Well, to be precise, they look like laptops from 2002. They have super boxy, inch-thick designs, squared-off screens, giant coolin…
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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

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Smart apps for smooth business travel

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It sometimes seems as if business travel is expressly designed to raise blood pressure. Cancelled flights, long security lines, or simply failing to puzzle your way through airport terminals or the city y…
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Cortana explained: How to use Microsoft’s virtual assistant for business

Cortana is a voice-enabled virtual assistant developed by Microsoft to help Windows 10 users initiate requests, complete tasks and anticipate future needs by surfacing relevant data in a personal context. Since Cortana’s release on Windows 10 in January 2015, the technology has evolved to support Android and iOS devices, Xbox, the Edge browser, Windows Mixed Reality headsets and third-party devices such as thermostats and smart speakers. According to Microsoft, Cortana is currently used by more than 148 million people.

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Best business antivirus of 2018: Our top paid security tools for SMBs

If you’re looking to protect your company PCs from malware then you could just equip each one with your preferred free antivirus package. You’ll get a reasonable level of protection, and it might well seem like you’re keeping costs to a minimum.

Of course you’ll have to manually install each copy. And train every user in its operation. And rely on them to let you know if there are any problems. And hope they won’t turn off particular functions – or remove the whole package if they think it’s getting in their way. The software may be free, but it could still have some major costs attached.

If you have plenty of systems to protect – 10 or more, let’s say – it could make mo…
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Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat

 Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage …
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WhatsApp launches a separate Business app

After rolling out green-colored verification badges for business accounts on its messaging platform last September, WhatsApp on Thursday launched a separate free-to-download app called WhatsApp Business. It will connect customers so easily. WhatsApp Business adds key features like dedicated business profiles for details like email address, business description, store addresses, and website; smart messaging tools like greetings, quick […]

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