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Google Unveils Multisearch Feature for Simultaneous Image and Text Searches in the U.S.

Google has introduced a new AIpowered feature called Multisearch in the United States, enabling users to search with images and text simultaneously us

Google has introduced a new AIpowered feature called Multisearch in the United States, enabling users to search with images and text simultaneously using their mobile phones. The feature, available on smartphones like Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and the new Samsung Galaxy S24 series, allows users to utilize multisearch with gestures without switching apps. Google aims to enhance the search experience for users and compete with other tech giants in the generative artificial intelligence AI field. The Multisearch feature can be accessed through the lens camera icon in the Google app for both Android and iOS. Read More..

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Blackstone Expanding Singapore Private Equity Team to Capitalize on Southeast Asia Deals

Over the next two years, Blackstone, the worlds most prominent alternative asset manager, intends to treble the number of employees in its Singaporean

Over the next two years, Blackstone, the worlds most prominent alternative asset manager, intends to treble the number of employees in its Singaporean private equity operation. Through this development, the asset management hopes to become closer to its investor base, which consists of family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and private investors, as well as capitalise on the increasing number of deals in Southeast Asia. Due to economic and geopolitical unrest, Blackstone has opened offices in Singapore and is joining other international asset managers. With a minimum deal size of $150 million, the business concentrates on valueadded industry, consumer, healthcare, financial services, and technology. Read More..

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Nigerias Dangote Petroleum Refinery Starts Production, Aiming for SelfReliance

The Dangote Petroleum Refinery in Nigeria, Africas largest oil refinery, has started operations, which is a significant step forward for the refining

The Dangote Petroleum Refinery in Nigeria, Africas largest oil refinery, has started operations, which is a significant step forward for the refining capability of the area. The $19 billion plant, owned by Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote, can generate 650,000 barrels of gasoline daily and already produces aviation fuel and diesel. Nigeria has historically imported refined petroleum products, a significant oil producer. With 40% more fuel available for export, the Dangote refinery hopes to meet Nigerias domestic demands for kerosene, petrol, diesel, and aviation jet fuel. The facility is essential to Nigerias ability to refine itself independently. Read More..

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Vodafone and Microsoft Forge $1.5 Billion AI Partnership for Customer Services and IoT Expansion

Vodafone and Microsoft have partnered for ten years to offer cloud, digital, enterprise, and generative AI services to more than 300 million customers

Vodafone and Microsoft have partnered for ten years to offer cloud, digital, enterprise, and generative AI services to more than 300 million customers and organisations in Europe and Africa. Vodafone invested $1.5 billion in customerfocused AI created using Microsofts Copilot and Azure OpenAI technology. Microsoft has agreed to invest stock in Vodafones managed IoT platform, which is scheduled to be spun off as a separate company by April 2024. Microsoft will also help expand Vodafones mobile finance platform throughout Africa. The collaboration intends to improve IoT and financial services capabilities while utilising AI to revolutionise client services. Read More..

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UK Ecommerce Firm THGs Ingenuity Collaborates with Holland & Barrett for Enhanced Online Presence

The UK ecommerce business THG announced a new collaboration between Holland & Barrett, a UK wellness retailer, and its online platform, Ingenuity. Uti

The UK ecommerce business THG announced a new collaboration between Holland & Barrett, a UK wellness retailer, and its online platform, Ingenuity. Utilising automated facilities in the UK is part of the agreement. THG said that its performance for the fourth quarter and the entire year aligns with projections and expectations. THGs exclusive operating platform and technology, Ingenuity, helps companies with data science, marketing, and logistics related to ecommerce. The alliance with Holland & Barrett indicates THGs ongoing growth and partnerships with wellknown companies in the wellness and ecommerce industries. Read More..

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UN Report Exposes Collaboration Between North Korean Hackers and Criminal Networks in Southeast Asia

According to a UN assessment, fraudsters and drug traffickers in Southeast Asia are collaborating with North Korean hackers, specifically the Lazarus

According to a UN assessment, fraudsters and drug traffickers in Southeast Asia are collaborating with North Korean hackers, specifically the Lazarus Group, on money laundering and underground banking networks. Examples of this kind of sharing have been seen throughout the Mekong region, including in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC. Southeast Asias unlicensed cryptocurrency exchanges and casinos have become essential parts of the regions organised criminal networks finance infrastructure. According to the research, these locations effectively transport and launder enormous amounts of cash and cryptocurrency, bringing billions of dollars worth of illicit gains into the official banking system. Read More..

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Microsoft Expands Copilot Virtual Assistant Access to Small Businesses with Microsoft 365 Subscriptions

Small organisations that subscribe to Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard may now sign up for up to 299 licences at $30 per person pe

Small organisations that subscribe to Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard may now sign up for up to 299 licences at $30 per person per month, thanks to Microsofts expansion of access to its Copilot virtual assistant. Once exclusive to bigger businesses and academic institutions, Copilot uses OpenAIs language models to assist users with writing, scripting, creating, researching, and learning. Individuals with Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions may now use Copilot Pro in Word, Excel, Outlook, and other apps for $20 per person per month. Priority access to the newest models—including OpenAIs GPT4 Turbo—as well as extra features like model switching and the ability to create bespoke chatbots are provided by Copilot Pro. Read More..

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New AIPowered Chatbot and Enhanced Product Search Feature Introduced for Retailers by Google Cloud

Google Cloud has unveiled a new set of tools for retailers that use generative artificial intelligence AI to improve retail operations, including onli

Google Cloud has unveiled a new set of tools for retailers that use generative artificial intelligence AI to improve retail operations, including online purchasing. Among the services offered is a chatbot driven by generative AI for mobile applications and websites that converses with users and suggests products based on their interests. A sizable language model function has also been included to enhance the calibre of product searches. These advancements demonstrate the growing impact of generative AI in the retail industry, as seen by the recent adoption of comparable technology by Amazon and other merchants. An announcement is made before the annual meeting of the National Retail Federation in New York City. Read More..

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