In Brief: Zomato to enter e-grocery space; HCL rolls out marketing automation platform update

In Brief: Zomato to enter e-grocery space; HCL rolls out marketing automation platform update
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20 Mar, 2020

Food delivery and restaurant discovery platform Zomato looks to foray into the online grocery delivery space in partnership with e-grocers Grofers and BigBasket, The Economic Times reported. Gurugram-based Zomato is in talks with the two companies to facilitate the delivery of day-to-day essentials such as grocery, homecare and beauty products and pet food for its platform. The new unit, tentatively titled Zomato Market, is expected to launch next week, the report said, citing sources.

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HCL rolls out update for marketing automation suite Unica

Noida-based information technology (IT) services company HCL Technologies has rolled out an update for its marketing automation suite Unica, which will be available from April. Named Unica V12.0, this is the largest update made on the platform, according to a statement. Unica is an enterprise-grade marketing automation suite that performs inbound and outbound marketing automation across offline and online channels including direct mail, email, call centres and mobile. The new update has over 200 enhancements, 25 new features, over 90 native reports, more than 500 representational state transfer application programming interface (REST APIs), as well as a new user interface design and user experience design, the statement added. 

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Intel introduces neuromorphic computing system Pohoiki Springs

Santa Clara, California headquartered chipmaker Intel has released its largest neuromorphic computing system, Pohoiki Springs. Neuromorphic computing refers to an engineering method where computer elements are modelled after systems in the human brain and nervous system. The cloud-based system can provide a computational capacity of 100 million neurons, Intel said in a statement. The system will be available to members of the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC). According to Mike Davies, director of Intel Neuromorphic Computing Lab, Pohoiki Springs will scale up its Loihi neuromorphic research chip by more than 750 times while operating at a power level of under 500 watts.

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Oracle announces general availability of Java Development Kit 14 

Enterprise cloud giant Oracle has announced the general availability of Java Development Kit (JDK) 14. It is an open-source reference implementation for the Java 14 programming language. The Redwood City, California-based company has added new features to the tool to improve developer productivity, it said in a statement. The features include two preview features and Java language support for switch expressions. For users and enterprises seeking commercial support, Oracle also provides support solution Oracle Java SE Subscription, the company said.