Smile! Brands banking on emoji advertising

Aug 9, 2015

Smile! Brands banking on emoji advertising

Everyone speaks emoji, and now advertisers do too. Catching on to the digital era’s cross-cultural language of choice, advertisers have learned to speak emoji in a world where promotional videos are ignored and ad banners are blocked. Tiny digital pizza and French fries icons, ...

IBM Watson computing technology learns Japanese

Aug 3, 2015

IBM Watson computing technology learns Japanese

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The IBM Watson computing technology, which has helped organize massive data and has beaten champions on the “Jeopardy” TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, said Thursday it was working with telecommunications and robotics ...

Aug 2, 2015

Smart gadgets, from guns to cars to kettles, are ripe for hacking

Hackers are not just after your computer: connected devices from cars to home security systems to sniper rifles are now targets for actors looking to steal or cause mischief. The rapid growth in the “Internet of Things” has opened up new opportunities for cyberattacks ...

Authorities slow with data changes ahead of new ID card

Jul 30, 2015

Authorities slow with data changes ahead of new ID card

Municipalities are struggling to reorganize their information technology systems to guard against possible data leaks ahead of the government’s implementation of a new ID card system in January. Under the My Number system, local governments plan to assign every resident in Japan a number ...

Jul 17, 2015

United pays miles to hackers who spotted IT-system flaws

Two hackers have scored a million frequent-flier miles each on United Airlines for finding security holes in the airline’s computer systems. The awards were made under a security program that United started in May. Technology companies have offered so-called bug bounties, but they are ...