Industry Updates

U.S. Air Force awards over $130,000 to hackers for reporting vulnerabilities

HackerOne announced the results of its latest federal bug bounty program for the U.S. Air Force. The program, Hack the Air Force,  resulted in...

Microsoft unveils open-source Coco Framework for commercial blockchain

Microsoft announced the release of the Coco Framework for commercial blockchain, on Thursday. The framework, when integrated with blockchain networks, can address commercial adoption issues like...

Intel releases specifications for Core i9 12 to 18-core processor series

Intel is releasing the specifications for the 12- to 18-core processors: Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition...

Morgan Stanley launches Multicultural Innovation Lab accelerator program

Morgan Stanley has launched a Multicultural Innovation Lab, an accelerator program for technology and technology-enabled start-ups in the post‐seed to Series A funding rounds. The...

Staples pilots robotic material handling solution

Office supplies retailer Staples says it is developing a robotic material handling solution for their fulfillment centers, powered by Great Star. The automated robotic storage...

Techniplas opens additive manufacturing center in California

Techniplas, a company that provides design and manufacturing of automotive products and services, has opened an additive manufacturing center in Ventura, California. The manufacturing Center...

IBM scientists observe elusive gravitational effect in solid-state physics

An international team of physicists, materials scientists and string theoreticians have observed a phenomenon on Earth that was previously thought to only occur hundreds...

Comcast rolls out enterprise IoT service to major markets

Comcast says it plans to expand its enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ, to 12 major U.S. markets. MachineQ is an IoT network...

Public cloud services expected to reach $128 billion in 2017: IDC

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud...

Bluetooth SIG announces mesh networking capability

Bluetooth now supports mesh networking, says the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Mesh networking capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications, and is optimized for creating large-scale...

Intel, IBM to spend $300M with women-owned businesses in three years

Intel and IBM (along with pharma giant Pfizer) has pledged to spend an additional $300 million with women-owned businesses over the next three years. The...

Qualcomm files patent infringement complaints against Apple with ITC

Qualcomm says it is filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that Apple has engaged in the unlawful importation...

Thomson Reuters launches startup incubator for transformational technologies

Thomson Reuters has launched an incubator as part of the Thomson Reuters Lab, an incubator located in Switzerland. The incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs...

Samsung to invest roughly $18 billion in its chip business

Samsung says it plans to invest roughly $18 billion in its chip business. These investments will include expansion of it current semiconductor fabrication capacity in...

Samsung to open $380 million manufacturing plant in South Carolina

Samsung has reached an agreement with the State of South Carolina to open a state-of-the-art home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County. The $380 million...