Google becomes first foreign internet company to go live in Cuba

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After former President Obama reopened America's diplomatic relations with Cuba, businesses started looking for opportunities to make inroads to the island nation. Google was one of these, with Obama himself announcing it would come to help set up WiFi and broadband access there. Cuba's national telecom ETECSA officially inked a deal with Google back in December, and today, they finally switched on the service, making the search giant the first foreign internet live on the island. To be fair, Google already had a headstart when it made Chrome available in Cuba back in 2014. The servers Google switched on today are part of a the Google Global Cache (GGC), a global network that locally stores popular content, like viral videos, for quick access.


9 of the Best Digital Marketing Strategies for Startups (Updated June 2018)

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Marketing has changed at a rapid pace. Some marketers even believe that marketing has changed more in the past two years than in the previous 50 years. Most startups these days have adopted digital marketing. But not all the weapons that digital marketers have in their arsenals are equally effective. Some digital marketing strategies hit the bullseye, while others don't even come close.


Programmer Trains AI to Play Google Chrome's Dinosaur Game, Domination Ensues - TechEBlog

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Yes, it's been years since this Easter egg was discovered, but now, a programmer has trained an artificial intelligence neural network to play Google Chrome's dinosaur game. This time waster is only accessible when the browser detects you're offline, and on the'Unable to connect to the Internet' error page. If you're at said page, simply press the space bar to get T-Rex jumping, while the ground beneath him will extend to the right, and then start running. "Using NEAT I created an AI to play the Google Chrome Dinosaur Game, and its awesome," said the programmer. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including seven more kitchen gadgets put to the test.


Chatbot Tracker: Helping Productivity PYMNTS.com

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Chatbots have moved into a unique position over the past few years. Rather than using chatbots to resolve customer service issues solely on company websites or for inside use at organizations, businesses have begun branching out to help optimize both internal and external organizational needs. While chatbots may be traditionally thought of as the standard instant message chat windows, they have evolved to meet the needs of today's fast-paced consumer. When it comes to chatbots, the available outlets for them reside in the cloud, resulting in text-based bots and voice-activated bots like Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google's Home. In addition to these voice bots that are used for everything from playing music to looking up information, organizations have also dipped their toes into eCommerce with payment processing.


D&A and the Internet of Things: How Data is Driving a Connected World - insideBIGDATA

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In this special guest feature, Viral Chawda, Managing Director of Data Science & Innovation at KPMG, discusses how data and analytics is fueling the Internet of Things. Viral has worked with some of the largest global organizations helping them monetize data assets by aligning their strategic priorities to clearly defined and measurable outcomes. Over the years he has developed innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, risk management, and healthcare. The Internet has transformed our way of life, and we are now embarking on an exciting new chapter known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Everyday things--from cars to home appliances--are becoming "smart" items connected to the Internet, and this trend promises to transform the way we live.