The top five battlegrounds for tech platforms in 2017

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Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish their foothold in the emerging technologies we will likely come to rely on in the future. Who will succeed?

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10 Most significant tech innovations of 2016

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Every end of the year, Yahoo India releases “The Year in Review lists”.  This review list reveals the people, events, and stories that captured the attention of Indians in the last 12 months. Here are the list of most significant technology products in the year 2016.

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Bots are coming to market

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It used to be that the dream of an iPhone developer was to get an app in front of every user, but now with saturation of the app market and the demands of technological growth, bot stores are becoming the new fad.  Chatbots are text based services that let users complete tasks such as checking news, organising meetings, ordering food or booking a flight by sending short messages.

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Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls “social VR.”

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Leading a digital transformation by learning to code

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Leaders reach their positions by mastering yesterday’s and today’s business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst lead to serious strategic missteps.

NOTE: For those wanting to enter the programming profession, DaVinci Coders is currently accepting applications for Jan-Feb courses. Small class sizes so seating is limited.

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Virtual digital assistants have potential to positively impact employees

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Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact on user interfaces in the mobile, automotive, connected home, and enterprise domains, among others.”

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How the future of wearables will impact the mobile market: report

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In recent months, there have been a lot of changes to the mobile platform landscape. Innovative reimaginings of the way we connect with the world, new products and undeniably out-of-the-box features have made it an exciting time for consumers and the industry alike. But these big, bold changes have also created some uncertainty (and even anxiety) about where these moves are taking the market – especially the critical wearables segment.

NOTE: For anyone interested in learning to program mobile apps, DaVinci Coders now offers a Mobile Apps course where you’ll learn Apple’s new language, Swift, as well as iOS.

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Apps, app stores and Apple could cause the demise of the cable industry

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Benedict Evans, a veteran mobile industry analyst turned venture capitalist, tweeted a chart  on September 3, 2015, showing how traditional TV is losing its share of screen to smartphones and tablets. While Evans’ chart was not the first chart to alarm the cable industry, its timing was particularly interesting, as it came exactly a week before Apple’s major update of its Apple TV hardware. In fact, many financial and industry analysts have predicted the demise of the cable industry since rumors of a new Apple TV hardware or an Apple over-the-top streaming service emerged earlier this year.

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