All posts by David Slivken

Login Managers and Web Trackers

The site Freedom to Tinker, which is hosted by Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, has started publishing an ongoing series called “No Boundries” around the topic of how third-party scripts on sites can exploit browsers to collect/extract user data in growing ways. 

Their second installment focuses on how the well-known vulnerabilities of browser login managers can provide trackers with user information – not for the purposes of stealing passwords which has been looked at many times, but for the purposes of web tracking which can then be monetized to other companies. Continue reading

Tech Predictions for 2018

2017 has been a busy year for Technology. Dominating the news cycle since January have been ongoing stories and discussions about hacking (from elections to ad networks), cryptocurrencies, smart speakers, self-driving cars, and of course net neutrality. Here are some predictions of what the top Technology stories in 2018 might turn out to be… Continue reading

Build AR, VR, and 3D apps with Amazon Sumerian

Today Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Sumerian – a tool that lets developers create virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications quickly and easily. 

Even without any specialized expertise, users of the platform can put together highly immersive experiences and environments to be used for any number of ways including education, training, service, marketing – you name it! Continue reading

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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