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Ooma acquires AI-powered video camera platform Butterfleye for its home security service

Ooma, the company that’s probably still best known for its VoIP platform, today announced that it has acquired Butterfleye, an AI-powered video camera and security platform that produces a smart security camera for home and business use. Ooma plans to integrate Butterfleye’s camera into its Ooma Home security solution, but the company will also continue to sell the camera under its original brand. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. “Butterfleye offers a fantastic intelligent security camera system and we’re excited to add its capabilities to the…

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Improving search and advertising are the next frontiers for voice-activated devices

Lisa Lacy is a reporter who covers digital and search marketing. Despite millions of orders for voice enabled devices, vendors have yet to map the uncharted territory of voice enabled search and advertising. Indeed, as voice search expands — to the tune of 50 percent of all searches by 2020 (according to some estimates) — so, too, do opportunities for platforms to cash in beyond products and services. In fact, in an earnings call last year, Google acknowledged voice search will drive industry-wide change, but it did not detail its plans. These…

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Alibaba Cloud is opening its first data center in India

Alibaba is bringing its cloud computing business into India as it continues to expand its first-growing business unit. The Chinese firm said today that its first data center on Indian soil will come online in January and be based out of Mumbai. The business already has clients in India, but a local presence will allow it to better service customers in the country, it added. Beyond offering standard cloud products — like large scale computing, storage and big data capabilities — India-based customers will get access to elastic computing, database, storage…

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Blow to Uber in Europe as top court rules it’s a transport service

Europe’s top court has provided the final verdict on a multi-years legal challenge brought by EU taxi associations to Uber’s claim that it’s just a technology platform — with the CJEU today ruling it’s a transport service. The judgement means Uber must comply with individual Member States’ transportation regulations, rather than seeking to circumvent such rules. In its ruling the court writes that Uber’s “intermediation service… the purpose of which is to connect, by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration, non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons…

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Getting into the crypto currency

Getting into the crypto currency Jeremy Schoemaker December 20, 2017 So I came to cryptocurrencies pretty ignorant. Made an account on coinbase and bought the limit of my bank deposit ($7500) worth of Bitcoin. I bought the next week the same. It was around $10,000 per bitcoin. Since then it got up to 20k and as of today its fallen to 17k. But I have also been buying other cryptocurrencies and will be reviewing them as I discover more. About The Author Jeremy Schoemaker Jeremy “ShoeMoney” Schoemaker is the founder…

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