technology

Tricentis acquires load testing specialist Flood IO

Tricentis, the California and Austria-based software test automation provider, has acquired Flood IO. Flood, launched only four years ago in Australia, has become rapidly established as: “the industry’s most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution” said Tricentis. Flood’s technology frees load testing from resource-intensive performance labs and “shifts it left” with a simplified and »

Banks Turn to Mind Reading to Source Top Tech Graduates

At career fairs and on university campuses as part of its graduate hiring scheme, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc has been attaching sensors to the heads of potential candidates, to measure brain activity and attention spans. Students are played a series of images and videos for a few minutes while being monitored. Depending on how »

Luxoft signs three-year deal with UBS for $100 million to $300 million per year

Luxoft, a Zurich-based provider of software development tools and testing services listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has made a deal with UBS. The Swiss bank has signed a three-year agreement with the Luxoft, and has agreed to an average minimum spend of $100 million to $300 million a year. The technology service provider »

Google’s AI Brainiacs Achieve Speech-Generation Breakthrough

Google’s DeepMind unit, which is working to develop super-intelligent computers, has created a system for machine-generated speech that it says outperforms existing technology by 50 percent. U.K.-based DeepMind, which Google acquired for about 400 million pounds ($533 million) in 2014, developed an artificial intelligence called WaveNet that can mimic human speech by learning how to »

Misys moves to platform-as-a-service strategy

Trading and risk systems vendor Misys has announced a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy, which will see the company open up a new service platform called FusionFabric.cloud. This will open up Misys’s core systems to third parties to drive innovation and collaboration across financial services, the firm says. “FusionFabric.cloud is the future of financial services software,” said Robin Cr... »

Nasdaq launches Validator testing platform

Nasdaq, the US stock exchange has launched a testing platform that it says will improve quality assurance processes among its customers. The platform, called Validator, is designed in particular for use by exchanges, clearing houses and central securities depositaries and will lower the testing costs and delivery times of new functionalities they want to bring »