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Three major run-time performance hurdles to avoid

Network Function Virtualisation

Atchison Frazer from Xangati provides some advice to mitigate risk for companies before they embark on a race to virtualise

Uber backs up self-driving car moves with new mapping tech

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Uber has announced plans to ‘double-down’ its investments in digital mapping technologies to decrease its reliance on external sources and create a route into the autonomous vehicles sub-sector.

YouTube targets small biz and moves up download rankings

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App Annie has released its monthly Index which shows the popularity of dating app Tinder is once again on the rise, YouTube is climbing the content ranks and online video platform iQIYI is fast catching category leaders

AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues

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AWS has continued its promising progress towards breaking the $10 billion barrier, after reporting revenues of $5.4 billion for the first six months of 2016, a boost of 60% from the same period last year.

Google grows (again) but ‘Other Bets’ cost the giant $1bn

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Google has reported its Q2 numbers, continuing a strong run of performances within the technology industry, though efforts to diversify its overall business are not paying off just yet.

Facebook puts Twitter into crosshair

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Facebook has reported healthy growth in advertising revenues over the last quarter, and also outlined its ambitions to take on Twitter and traditional search engines.

Nintendo shares slump before Tokyo regulators step in to stop decline

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Nintendo has released a statement in which the company outlined the limited impact Pokémon Go will have on its annual revenues. Following the news, around $6.7 billion was wiped from the company’s market capitalization.

Smartphones help Huawei to 40% revenue growth over H1

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Huawei has released financials for the first half of 2016 demonstrating a 40% revenue boost to $37 billion, partly owing to a healthy performance in the consumer business unit.

Smart Watch market enters into decline for first time

How will wearables impact privacy in the enterprise?

Research firm IDC says shipments of the Apple Watch have dropped by 55% resulting in the first year-on-year quarterly shipment decline for the smart watch sector.

Intel grows despite the PC continuing its slow decline

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Intel has reported 3% growth, including a 5% boost in its data centre business, though the client computing unit continues its slow decline.

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