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Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers

Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company made generally available the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Language Understanding service (known as LUIS). “Making these two services generally available on Azure simultaneously extends the capabilities of developers to build custom ...

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Dark web’s key to success nothing sexy, it’s just ‘good customer service’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 09:39 The success of dark web marketplaces such as the infamous Silk Road is down to “good customer service” and not simply because it affords users anonymity, according to author of ‘The Dark Net,’ Jamie Bartlett. Bartlett, who infiltrated the digital underworld for his investigative book, compared the highly competitive nature of the sites to ...

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Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries

Amazon is continuing to push its media services worldwide after it expanded its Alexa smart speakers and its standalone Music Unlimited service to an additional 28 countries today. The company took its Prime Video service global a year ago and last month it rolled a Fire TV Stick for over 100 countries, but now the music component of its entertainment services — ...

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Amazon launches its Prime membership service in Singapore

Amazon is increasing its focus on Southeast Asia after the e-commerce giant launched its Prime service in Singapore. The U.S. firm landed in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia, in July initially offering Prime Now, its e-commerce service with an aggressive two-hour delivery window. From this week, however, it is offering its full Prime bundle which includes free international shipping ...

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Russia's service sector revving up as business activity accelerates

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 14:42 November has seen the highest pickup in Russia’s service sector since January 2017 thanks to a surge in new orders and accelerating business activity, according to Markit Economics data. Read more The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the sector grew to 57.4 in November against October’s 53.9. Meanwhile, experts had expected the index to ...

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Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcription service for AWS

Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS. And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available as a preview and goes beyond many automated transcribing services. Now that video and audio have overtaken the web, it has become harder to parse information inside those media formats. ...

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Amazon is previewing an IOT security service

As one of its last announcement on a day chock-full with new tools and features, Amazon previewed a new security device for the internet of things. Called IOT Device Defender, the new service will monitor policies around devices to look for anomalies in device activity and support customized rules and auditing policies that a customer would want to put in ...

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Amazon launches ‘Secret Region’ cloud service for US intel agencies

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 23:33 Amazon announced it has launched a “Secret Region” on its cloud computing service for use by US intelligence and other government agencies. The provider is now able to store government information classified as “Top Secret.” “AWS now provides the U.S. Intelligence Community a commercial cloud capability across all classification levels: Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and ...

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Kuwait Airways can refuse service to Israelis – German court

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 18:51 A German court has ruled that Kuwait Airways did not have to transport an Israeli passenger – as the carrier would have faced legal repercussions in its home country if it had done so. The ruling, made Thursday by a Frankfurt court, noted that Kuwait’s national airline is not allowed close contact with Israeli ...

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Amazon reportedly blames the U.S. Postal Service for Amazon Fresh issues

Amazon is blaming the U.S. Postal Service for having to shut down Fresh in some areas, Recode reports. Internally, sources told Recode that Amazon is saying the USPS was responsible for making the deliveries in most of the affected areas. As the story goes, Amazon is throwing shade at the USPS, telling food brands the USPS wasn’t reliable in delivering ...

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