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Quantum computing company D-Wave releases open source qbsolve tool

Quantum computing company D-Wave has released an open-source, quantum software tool called qbsolv. Qbsolv is a metaheuristic or partitioning solver that solves a potentially large quadratic...

Consumers would rather do dishes than shop in stores, finds Capgemini study

Consumers are growing frustrated with in-store shopping experience - with four in ten (40 percent) claiming shopping in-store is a chore, and a third...

Alibaba Cloud opening four new data centers

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is opening four new data centers. A new facility in Dubai went online on Monday, with data...

Oracle buys Dyn

Close on the heels of the Netsuite acquisition, Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire internet infrastructure services provider Dyn, for an undisclosed sum. “Oracle already...

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Spaces raises $6.5M

Mixed reality company Spaces has raised $6.5 million in funding. The investment was led by China-based Songcheng Performances Development Co. , with additional investment from Comcast...

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GOVERNMENT

BAE Systems awarded $11.4 million IARPA cyber-security contract

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop technology that will help the U.S. military and intelligence agencies...

General Dynamics awarded USSOCOM contract for up to $900 million

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded the SOCOM Wide Mission Support (SWMS) contract by the United States Special...

IT & TELECOM

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft has acquired Maluuba, a Montreal-based deep learning company working on natural language understanding. In a blog post, Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence...

PGi to acquire ReadyTalk

PGi has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based ReadyTalk, a provider of cloud communications services. ReadyTalk was founded in 2001 and, according to...

AEROSPACE & AUTOMOTIVE

Alitalia switches to Sabre IT systems

Italian airline company Alitalia has completed a major IT system upgrade, in which reservations, check-in and critical airline operations were switched from Arco to Sabre. The...

Air Mauritius inks 5-year Cloud and Analytics deal with IBM

Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM for cloud and analytics technologies delivered as services. The deal, which will be...

OTHER NEWS

Bsquare inks $4.8 million IoT software and services deal

Bsquare has entered into an agreement with a global supplier of smart grid and smart city solutions to utilize its DataV Internet of Things...

AARP, University of Illinois opening technology lab for research

AARP and the University of Illinois are opening The Tech Nest, a new technology lab at the University of Illinois Research Park. The new lab,...

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