June 10, 2016

Welcome to the world of A.I.

Artificial Intelligence is all too often associated only with futuristic technologies seen in movies or in the news. Yet what many people don’t realize is that technology disruptions have already been influencing our daily lives for more than a decade! News on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies now surrounds us on a daily basis — […]

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June 9, 2016

How to keep Millennials as customers

If pop culture is to be believed, then our relationship with machines is something to be nervous about. Sure, C3PO is great, but for every instance of fictional technology helping mankind, there are many more Skynets just waiting to finish us off. Thankfully, the actual partnership between man and machine has never been closer. The […]

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June 7, 2016

The top 4 challenges of startup CEOs and how tech can help

Fact: 90% of startups fail. However, it is also proven that founders who have failed in their previous business have a 20% chance of succeeding in their next venture, compared to the 18% chance of success for first time entrepreneurs. While these challenges can be tough for CEOs, they can be mitigated with a focus […]

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June 6, 2016

New pricing model for Personality Insights

We’re excited to announce that the cost per API call will be reduced for IBM Watson Personality Insights starting on July 1, 2016. The new cost will be as follows: First hundred API calls per month are FREE. Additional calls are priced per API call, per month, as follows: 2 cents: 1 to 100,000 1 […]

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June 3, 2016

GlueCon: A look into the Denver tech scene

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the annual Glue Conference in Broomfield, Colorado. In case you haven’t heard of GlueCon before, it is a cloud, mobile and big data tech conference that is centered around the group of people that bridges these industries: developers. Every year, nearly 500 developers gather to network and […]

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June 2, 2016

Break free from developer’s block

Practical application development advice overheard at the Samsung Developer Conference. Recently, David Kenny, General Manager of IBM Watson, shared the stage with people like Eric P. Consolazio, Vice President of IT Customer Solutions & Innovations Group at Cigna, and John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, for the Inspirational Keynote at the 2016 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) […]

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June 1, 2016

Press 1 for a frustrating experience: fixing customer service

It’s fair to say that when a customer has a problem, he or she would like it solved quickly, simply and with as little frustration as possible. Sometimes customers can find what they need on the web or perhaps in a mobile app, but very often, customers reach for the phone in the hope of […]

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May 31, 2016

3 characteristics of winning hackathon applications

If you’ve ever participated in a hackathon, you might be curious about how judges decide what makes a winning project. Earlier this year we held an online hackathon to introduce developers to a few of the IBM Watson APIs that can be used to build conversational applications. We announced the winners in an earlier blog […]

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May 25, 2016

The biggest data challenges that you might not even know you have

Businesses are constantly dealing with data, whether it comes from their employees, customers, or other external sources. Smart businesses are constantly looking for ways to use data to address their business problems and differentiate themselves in the market. But there are challenges that arise when it comes to leveraging this information. Why? Because there has […]

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