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June 30, 2014

A leap forward in quarterly earnings stories

The Associated Press announced in an advisory to customers today that the majority of U.S. corporate earnings stories for our business news report will eventually be produced using automation technology. We discovered that automation technology, from a company called Automated Insights, paired with data from Zacks Investment Research, would allow us to automate short stories – 150 to 300 words — about the earnings of companies in roughly the same time that it took our reporters. And instead of providing 300 stories manually, we can provide up to 4,400 automatically for companies throughout the United States each quarter. Full Article

April 22, 2014

Bug Labs launches Freeboard as part of a technology toolset for the internet of things

Bug Labs, a software firm behind a of a variety of connected devices and services, is sick of the fragmented nature of the internet of things. So it has created a technology toolset to help tie different devices together and make playing with connected hardware a little easier. The first tool, Dweet was launched in February and lets you insert a bit of code onto a device to start tracking it. Full Article

December 4, 2013

Harris Broadcast to Acquire Imagine Communications

Harris Broadcast, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-efficient services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE). Full Article

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