Deloitte Develops Audit Technology for Smaller Firms

Man at laptopThe mindset that led to it? Competition from a couple of guys in a garage.

By Rick Richardson

Deloitte just announced the availability of audit technology for smaller accounting firms through a new venture it recently formed.

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Deloitte created Auvenir as an in-house startup and tasked it with developing its own auditing technology that could be offered to small firms. Deloitte is starting with a North American launch of the technology, known as the Auvenir Audit Smarter platform, which leverages artificial intelligence to help auditors with their work.
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Why Voice Is So Important

Illustration of household voice recognition deviceCurrent uses just scratch the surface.

By Rick Richardson

Serial entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk said it best: “I don't think anybody who's a major internet company can live without having a major voice strategy.”

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Voice will account for nearly 50 percent of search on mobile in the next three years and will be the primary way consumers search for and make purchases on their phones and voice-enabled devices. Everything we do will involve voice in some way, from shopping to ordering groceries to asking what the weather is outside.
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Anker Unveils New Capsule Portable Projector

Hand holding projectorYes, it can handle 4K.

By Rick Richardson

Recently, Anker launched a new campaign on Indiegogo under its Nebula sub-brand for the upcoming Capsule handheld projector.

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Called the “world’s most advanced pocket cinema,” this soda can-sized device offers a range
of connectivity options including AirPlay, Chromecast, Bluetooth and HDMI.
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Russian Software Spying on the West

Faceless hooded anonymous computer hacker with programming code from monitorYou may have it yourself. You'll want to change that.

By Rick Richardson

Kaspersky antivirus software is used by 400 million people worldwide, including by officials at some two dozen American government agencies.

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Kaspersky is a Russian company that has now been found to be spying on all of the spy organizations in the west as a tool of Russian intelligence to scour computers worldwide for useful intelligence. Israel Intelligence Services have been spying on Kaspersky for the past two years and recently blew the whistle on their covert activities.
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