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Low-cost airline operator Ryanair has revealed plans to implement a host of additional features to its bookings platform My Ryanair, to serve customers better. Tuesday saw Ryanair launch its new Customer Charter and unveiled its 2015 customer experience initiatives as part of its “Always Getting Better”programme. As part of this

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Apical, the tech company that has been innovating with camera and display subsystems over the years, has launched a unifying person-centric platform for the smart home, dubbed ART, to better integrate human behaviour with the environment utilizing latest breakthroughs in machine vision intelligence. An announcement that came earlier this week

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Google has launched a Status Dashboard for its very own Google Cloud Platform to assist  users get more insight while managing disruptions and largely, the services on the platform. Available since last year, albeit in experimental mode, as Venturebeat points out, the tool is now in beta and integrates with

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IT companies and business heavyweights are joining forces in a shared industry effort focused on promoting and advancing the state of Apache Hadoop and Big Data technologies for the enterprise. Introducing the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODP) which will in essence, help enterprises enhance business value globally with Hadoop. Founding

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NYC-based social mapping platform Citymaps announced a new series A1 equity financing yesterday, to the tune of $6 million. The announcement also coincided with the latest update to their proprietary platform, which allows users and communities to build collections of social maps. “Citymaps 2.0 is our most significant update and

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Microsoft is rolling out new Azure services as a part of the larger strategy to “help more people realize the possibilities of big data.” Last week, at the  Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose, the tech giant claimed to make “big data simpler and more accessible” to the

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The Market Practitioner Panel (MPP), an advising panel assisting the Bank of England has revealed that in the near future, Big Data could be utilized by financial institutions to detect illegal trading practices carried out by City traders. The MPP noted that current methods of spotting trading malpractices like  ‘key

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Apple has announced an investment of €1.7 billion to establish two data centers, one each in Ireland and Denmark, running completely on renewable energy and will support its services iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri in Europe. Marking Apple’s biggest such investment in Europe, the data centers will

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E-commerce giant eBay has released an open-source, real-time analytics platform and stream processing framework, dubbed Pulsar. Through Pulsar, user and business events will be collected and processed in real time, enabling superior interaction, to the tune of a million events per second with high availability. Owing to the ever increasing

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The French retargeted advertising outfit Criteo has acquired DataPop, a Los Angeles-based company that helps match a retailer’s catalogued products with actual user shopping plans. With a workforce of 40, DataPop was bought for at least 10 Million euros, according to 2015 guidance reports. The announcement came earlier last week

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