SwiftKey for Android Now Supports Urdu, 4 Other Languages

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The SwiftKey keyboard app has been updated with support for Urdu (English) and a bunch of other languages, including Alsatian, Fongbe, Norman, and Warlpiri. The new language support is limited to Android devices. Microsoft has also added some bug fixes to deliver an improved typing experience through its keyboard app. Last month, the SwiftKey keyboard…

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Dealings Banned by Iran’s Central Bank

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Iran banned the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology. “The use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in all the country’s monetary and financial centres was banned,” the central bank said in a statement overnight. It said the government’s…

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Invests in Delhi-Based Health Chatbot

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has invested in a Delhi-based Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot “Visit” which is the brainchild of students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in Rajasthan. Started in 2016 by Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Shashvat Tripathi and Chetan Anand, “Visit” is an AI-powered chatbot for health advice learning from, and…

BigID lands in the right place at the right time with GDPR – TechCrunch

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Every startup needs a little skill and a little luck. BigID, a NYC-based data governance solution has been blessed with both. The company, which helps customers identify sensitive data in big data stores, launched at just about the same time that the EU announced the GDPR data privacy regulations. Today, the company is having trouble…

Full-Metal Packet is hosting the future of cloud infrastructure – TechCrunch

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Cloud computing has been a revolution for the data center. Rather than investing in expensive hardware and managing a data center directly, companies are relying on public cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure to provide general-purpose and high-availability compute, storage, and networking resources in a highly flexible way. Yet as workflows have…

Timescale is leading the next wave of NYC database tech – TechCrunch

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Data is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, yet acquiring, storing, processing, and analyzing it remains a remarkably challenging and expensive project. Every time data infrastructure finally catches up with the streams of information pouring in, another source and more demanding decision-making makes the existing technology obsolete. Few cities rely on data the same way…