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Scaling up video chat at the edge: Marco Polo builds for quality of friendships, not quantity

In a world of endless social media platforms, how does a video chat app stand out? Skip the gimmicks and focus on the technology to ensure authentic, real-time reactions. After years of mobile app launches, Joya Communications Inc. hit the mark with its flagship app, Marco Polo, a video chat app that lets you record …

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Heavily funded Element AI grows war chest with new $151M round

Element AI Inc., a Montreal-based startup selling artificial intelligence software, today cemented its position as one of the better-funded players in its corner of the market by announcing that it has raised 200 million Canadian dollars (about $151 million) in additional capital. The investment came from a group of public and private sector backers. Canadian pension fund CDPQ led …

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Google has changed its algorithm to boost original reporting

Articles that contain “original reporting” will be elevated in Google LLC’s search rankings from now on, the company announced Thursday. The change should be good news for journalists, with Google saying its team of human reviewers will also scan the deluge of stories in an attempt to find good journalism among more dubious articles. “An …

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With upcoming chips, Qualcomm will expand 5G access beyond flagship phones

Wireless carriers are rushing to retool their infrastructure for 5G and the technology is already live in some major cities. Currently, however, only flagship phones such as the $1,299 edition of the Samsung Galaxy S10 can take advantage of the speeds offered by next-generation mobile networks.  Qualcomm Inc. intends to change that. The company, one …

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Move fast and pray: The merits and perils of speed in enterprise tech

Sometimes speed wins. Other times, it kills. Speed to market, first-mover advantage, rapid deployment and quantum moves forward are generally considered to be positive attributes in the tech world. Yet is it also possible that enterprise tech, which has suddenly become a pretty hot sector, currently is enjoying too much of a good thing? Speed …

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With new solutions, StreamSets aims to simplify data integration and Apache Spark

StreamSets Inc. today unveiled a cloud version of its namesake data integration platform and a new tool for Apache Spark that’s aimed at helping enterprises put their information to work faster. Five-year-old StreamSets is a relative newcomer to the data integration market, going up against incumbents such as IBM Corp., but it has already established …

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