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Coming Soon – More Open Source AI

The Linux Foundation recently announced a new open source AI project in collaboration with AT&T and Tech Mahindra. The Acumos Project is expected to launch in early 2018 and will “expedite innovation and deployment of AI applications, and make them available to everyone.” according to Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. Continue reading

New AI Competition!

This past week, Microsoft Ventures announced a new AI Competition for startups in partnership with Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital, and Vertex Ventures Israel. There will be three regional competitions across the globe and prizes range from Office 365 licenses to $1,000,00 in funding.

Find the official rules and more information at the Microsoft Ventures site here: https://microsoftventures.com/innovateai/

AIM – RIP the BRB OG

This past week AOL announced it would be shutting down their iconic AIM on December 15th after a twenty-year run. Before Gchat & Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or any number of alternatives today, millions of people associated concepts like “screen name” and “buddy lists” only with AOL Instant Messenger. It was many people’s first exposure to chats and instant messaging – undeniably helping to bring this type of communication to the mainstream and pave the way for texting.

Goodbye AIM. We hope you’ll make a return in a new format sometime in the future, but for now we’ll just consider you “In a Meeting”.

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Shopify Partner Program 2.0

Did you know Boyle Software is a Shopify Partner? As a partner, we can do so much with this popular ecommerce platform: create and publish our own themes and Shopify apps; access unlimited development stores to continuously build our Shopify expertise; preview information about upcoming releases to best prepare for new features. We’re proud to be in the program, and we believe that Shopify can be a fantastic solution for many types of sites!

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New Design Work for Harland Clarke

Harland Clarke logoGenerally, when our clients ask us to help launch new websites or applications, we take on Boyle Software’s “expected tasks” like site hosting, back-end database integration, front-end development, and other things related to standard development responsibilities. But did you know that we also offer a full range of design and product management services too? Recently we’ve been providing this type of support for several new sites in partnership with our client Harland Clarke.

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New! AWS Migration Hub

AWS iconJust announced today is a new collection of tools to help businesses move applications to the cloud – the AWS Migration Hub.

The Hub is organized into three categories which guide users through the process and offer status tracking and updates:

  • Discover (understand all the moving parts)
  • Migrate (connect tools and start the move)
  • Track (track the status of your migrations)

The hub itself is free to use (but you will be charged for the use of AWS Services during the move.)

Read more about it here and let us know if you decide to give it a try!

T!m3 f0r n3w P4ssw0rd rul3s!

SSL padlockI’m sure most people have had the experience of needing to change a password frequently for security reasons, but do you really know why?

The origin of this practice can be traced back to a password primer written by a man named Bill Burr in 2003 when he was a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He’s the reason I’ve sometimes had passwords based on whatever was in my line of sight at the time of the change (like Stapl3r2015!) and sometimes had password themes like colors+date (like Red!20160310, Blue!20160608, Yellow!20160906). Continue reading