Microsoft Delve and Azure, AWS, Amazon AI, Apple Root, and Child-Proofing the IoT

Recorded November 30, 2017

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In today’s On the SPOT News Brief, Jay Leask and Craig Jahnke journey from Microsoft’s announcement that Delve is Dead (or at least the functionality is going to be integrated elsewhere) to Amazon’s AI consulting program, from Apple’s “I am Root” issue to IoT child-proofing, until we end presenting a perspective on all the Net Neutrality “hype” that neither of us really agree with.

TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK

Microsoft kills Windows 10 app Delve

  • Seems kind of like a click bait title because while Microsoft is killing only the Windows 10 app, it is integrating the technology into other places as part of the operating system.

Microsoft Azure is growing faster than AWS backed by big brands

  • If you’ve been to any of the conferences you’ve seen the big brands behind Microsoft’s latest case studies.
  • Companies are using multiple Cloud providers to avoid being locked into any one provider.

Amazon unveils AI consulting program for cloud customers

  • Trying to make it easier for you, trying to give you expertise by gaining access to theirs.

Major Apple Vulnerability Lets Anyone Log Into Macs Running Its Latest Operating System

  • Jay’s wife just asked me about this one actually, their school system runs on Macs, which is annoying for him because I can’t troubleshoot them at all.
  • Anyone one running latest Apple operating system can log in as the root user (highest admin level rights) without using a password.

Child-proofing the Internet of Things | EurekAlert! Science News

  • A one year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), NSPCC, the Family Online Safety Institute, and the Micro:Bit Educational Foundation, researchers from Lancaster University.

Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II

  • The author explains why the graphic going around about Portugal was fake
  • Talks about the cost of regulation
  • Points out there is no evidence of “wide spread” mismanagent of internet access by ISPs
  • That ISPs are “motivated to maximize the number of end users. That means not cutting off sites and apps those customers want”
  • Unrelated: if you haven’t seen it, apparently Comcast stated very clearly that they wouldn’t take advantage of the loss of Net Neutrality, but immediately after FCC announced their plans, Comcast deleted that post
Closing the show, Jay reveals Dinosaur, literally means terrible lizard and we find out that Craig cannot pronounce the word “paleontologist”.We appreciate you joining us today, and if you have a topic you want us to discuss ping us on Twitter to let us know!

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