IBM has launched the public beta of Watson Analytics, its set of cloud-based predictive and analytics tools.
The move to public beta for Watson Analytics on Thursday follows its private beta launch this September. IBM said at the time of the beta releas the service will be made available under a freemium model through iOS, Android mobile devices and the web.
While many groups linked to nation states have conducted cyber-espionage operations against other countries and their industries, a study finding that Iranian hackers had allegedly infiltrated the networks of global critical infrastructure firms has caused concern among security experts.
Intel has bought its way into the tablet market, but success seems years away in smartphones, despite billions of dollars spent.
The allure of mobile devices has led Intel to take some uncharacteristic moves that defy the company's proud tradition of designing and manufacturing chips in-house. Intel has partnered with Chinese companies to build some smartphone and tablet chips, and is relying on third parties to manufacture those chips.
Hackers have struck again at Sony Pictures Entertainment, threatening employees of the studio in a new email obtained by Variety.
The GOP group, which hacked Sony on Nov. 24, said it planned to eradicate all of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Employees were told to turn off their handheld devices after receiving the message, sources tell Variety. “We are aware of the situation and are working with law enforcement,” a spokesman said in a statement.
The number of people watching television is continuing to plummet as many migrate towards online streaming.
The latest report by Nielsen suggests that traditional content providers are being heavily impacted by new, more consumer-centric services.
The number of individuals watching TV, for example, decreased by 4 percent last quarter when compared to a year ago. By contrast those viewing online streaming services grew by 60 percent. The figures reinforce the view of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who last week claimed that traditional TV broadcasts will be dead by 2030.