Internet titans Google and Twitter are teaming up with publishers such as The Guardian and The New York Times to create a way for articles online to load faster. The goal is to create a universal standard for publishers which can be used to create a new kind of storage system that would load online news articles in a matter of a few milliseconds. The project is still in its early stages and testing will start within the next four to six weeks.
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With more online content moving to video, there needs to be a way to take that video and analyze the parts. Vu Digital is launching new technology to help customers figure out what’s actually going on inside videos, online and otherwise.
Vu Digital’s Video-to-Data product actually breaks down a video frame-by-frame, identifies the objects in each frame, and then creates a chronological transcript identifying things like music, dialogue, faces, logos, text and graphics.
Google Wallet service, which arrived years ago, isn’t all that different from Apple Pay. So why is it that Google Wallet never really caught on? Do other competitors stand a chance against Apple Pay? A new company called WePay, which offers online services that drive payments for all sorts of other companies, has announced that these services are now joining together with Google Wallet.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced plans of building 4,000 satellites, a space network that could deliver high-speed Internet anywhere on Earth. The location of this plan being in Redmond, Washington, the billionaire plans to hire “the smartest engineering talent in the world,” he said.