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Google's introduction of the Pixel 3A is a clever, and strategic, business move. Not only does it serve a market need, it will require other manufacturers to step up. In addition, it introduces its phones to a much larger market, expands its footprint, and sets the stage to later move customers to a more pricey device.
Microsoft Build 2019 was personified by a commitment to privacy and responsible AI, and every indication of solid plans for continued strong growth. Beyond the ethical foundations lies a very real set of platforms and opportunities that Microsoft has identified and is building their future around: Azure, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, Office 365, and Microsoft Gaming and XBox. Microsoft gave no reason to reconsider any bullish positions that exist about the company. Nadella, once again, delivered clarity about the direction of the company while showing consciousness to humanity and the impact that technology will have on our society.
We know sales teams need AI, but it isn't like flipping a switch. How can sales get the most from their data and leverage AI to improve performance?
On this edition of the Futurum Tech Podcast: Tech's privacy problem, is Facebook moving us towards a solution or murkier waters, Apple and Qualcomm post quarterly earnings following the settlement of their global litigation. Even E-cigarettes get into the data collection business, now what? US-China trade talks, why did the US loosen its focus on IP protections, plus a report from Dell Tech World and the SAS Global Forum. Those stories and more coming up on this episode of FTP.
Qualcomm earnings need a deeper look than the Street is providing. 5G, AR, and a Qualcomm-powered iPhone all play a role here, Futurum's Olivier Blanchard breaks it down.
How is AI changing the way we consume fast food? With new capabilities to automate, mine and leverage data and improve customer experience, AI is having a big impact on the fast food industry. Let's explore a few fast food industry tech trends.
Microsoft was set itself up for a significant governement contract, the DoD JEDI cloud contract and they are about to walk away with the $10 billion deal.
On this episode of FTP, the Futurum Tech Podcast, we take a look at automation and the ethical issues surrounding automation and whether it enhances worker productivity or replaces workers. Plus, we'll take a look at the FTC and what they're doing with Facebook. We'll take a look at Tesla's very, very strange week as well as touching on Walmart's foray into AI-based stores, Kohl's and Amazon's new partnership, and Samsung's attempt to dominate the logic chip market. All this and more on this episode FTP.