Mobile Minutes: Banks’ mobile biometric tech; Apple’s high-speed network; Twitter’s Heron analytics; Google Photos
We already use our fingerprint to unlock our phones, and one day soon your finger could replace your bank password. Over the past year, U.S. banks have been ramping up efforts to incorporate biometric technology (iris scanners, fingerprint readers and facial recognition) into their systems.
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Apple said to build high-speed network for fast content delivery
Apple Inc. is assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, a push to be more competitive with Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in cloud services, people familiar with the plans said.
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Twitter’s Heron will start a new chapter in real-time streaming
With over 500 million tweets generating every day, Twitter certainly knows a thing or two about real-time streaming. Announced last week at SIGMOD 2015, Heron is the brand new real-time analytics platform powering Twitter.
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The coolest stuff you didn’t know Google Photos could do
Google Photos is an easy, relatively frictionless way to back up, store, access, and share your photos. And it’s finally freed from Google+.
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