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Stepes Launches Enterprise Cloud Translations

New Cloud Solution Aims to Provide Global Enterprises with Easy-to-Deploy and Scalable Language Translation Services for Today’s Digital Translation Requirements Stepes (pronounced /’steps/), a leading on-demand translation company, has announced the launch of Enterprise Cloud Translations to enable global businesses to obtain affordable, fast, and professional translation services in over 100 languages. Businesses of all sizes and industries are increasingly turning to cloud-based services…

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Global Internet speeds up more than 30% in 2017

The world’s mobile download speed increased 30.1% in 2017. Fixed broadband downloads increased 31.6%, reports Ookla When comparing download speeds from November 2017 to download speeds in November 2016, the performance of the networks was pretty astounding. With a mean global speed of 20.28 Mbps, mobile downloads increased 30.1% over the last 12 months and mobile uploads increased 38.9%. A…

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Kaspersky Lab detects 360,000 new malicious files daily

The number of daily detected malicious files reflects the average activity of cybercriminals involved in the creation and distribution of malware The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab‘s in-lab detection technologies reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5 percent more than the previous year. After a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files…

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Apple Maps adds indoor layouts JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, and other major airports

Finding Security Checkpoints & Gates in Airports Apple Maps added indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. Mainly the largest cities across the US were added, but the list also includes some key international airports, including Hong Kong International, Amsterdam, Geneva, two in London and Berlin and a number of Canadian terminals. Airports included in the list now have…

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Amazon expands Music and Echo to 28 more countries

Amazon has announced the expansion of its Music Unlimited service and the Echo smart speaker lineup to another 28 countries, mostly in Europe and South America. The music service, launched just over a year ago in the US, has a catalogue of over 40 million songs and is specifically designed with voice control in mind.  It is now available in:…

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The future is now: eSim

eSIM will come in the form of an integrated SIM chip, one that cannot and need not be removed from a device. The eSIM gives us an improved and more secure customer experience, better designed devices, opens up new market opportunities for operators. The eSIM is finally starting to reach the market. Microsoft launched this month its new Surface Pro laptop with LTE…

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Enterprise security spending to grow 8% y-on-y to USD 96 bln in 2018

Worldwide enterprise security spending is forecast to total USD 96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 percent from 2017, according to a research by Gartner. Organisations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy. ‘Overall, a large portion of security spending is…

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Shopping online now more popular among Germans than in-store – study

Shopping online is more popular among Germans than in-store shopping, with 33 percent saying they prefer to shop online compared to 21 percent who prefer in-store shopping, according to a representative survey from German digital association Bitkom. Around 46 percent of respondents said they had no preference. The survey measured attitudes to e-commerce in Germany among 1,152 internet users over…

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Sixty percent of EU public services available online

The European Commission published the report of the 14th Benchmark Measurement of European eGovernment Service, carried out by Capgemini and partners. The pan-European study on the development of eGovernment services in the EU countries plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Serbia, Montenegro and Turkey reveals that three in five European public services are already online, more than half (54 percent) of which…

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Norwegians can now pay their bills via Facebook Messenger

Nordea launches the first Nordic bank service via Facebook Messenger. Powered by Nets, it initially allows for payment of Norwegian bills via an e-invoice in Facebook Messenger – anytime and anywhere. “Paying bills has never been a fun task,” says John Sætre, Head of Consumer Market Services, Nordea Norway. “Now, we are making it very easy for our customers to…

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