Industry Updates

Skyward becomes FAA-approved LAANC airspace vendor for drones

Skyward, a Verizon company, has been approved to give commercial drone operators access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability...

Worldwide public cloud services revenue to reach $260 billion: Gartner

The worldwide public cloud services market revenue is projected to grow 18.5 percent in 2017 to total $260.2 billion, up from $219.6 billion in...

Thomson Reuters plans $100 million expansion of technology center

One year after the launch of the Thomson Reuters Technology Center, the company has announced a new long-term facility for the technology center, a...

Hyperloop One becoming Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Group has invested in the company to form a global strategic partnership. With this partnership, Richard Branson joined the board of directors and...

Intel delivers 17-qubit superconducting test chip

Intel says it delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech, the company's quantum research partner in the Netherlands. Qubits are tremendously...

Dell Technologies to invest $1 billion in IoT R&D

Over the next three years, Dell Technologies says it plans to invest $1 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The company launched...

Siemens to open dedicated cloud and IoT research hub in Chicago

Siemens says the company is going to invest $20 million each year to establish a dedicated research and development hub in Chicago. The hub...

Delta to offer free mobile messaging in flight

Delta Air Lines will be offering free mobile text messaging to customers, including via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger; come October. Free messaging will be...

Toyota creates “Connected Technologies” team under CIO Zack Hicks

Toyota is forming a new group in US focused on user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The newly formed...

IBM launching Watson Media artificial intelligence solution for videos

IBM  is launching IBM Watson Media, a suite of AI-powered solutions that analyze images, video, language, sentiment and tone. The US Open tennis championship...

EY launches blockchain-based mobility platform

EY has launched Tesseract, a mobility platform for blockchain technology. The platform can facilitate fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport, says...

Oracle hiring five thousand cloud professionals

Oracle says it is hiring more than five-thousand engineers, consultants, sales and support people for its cloud business. According to a statement released by the...

Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo

Google has released Android 8.0 Oreo - the company's latest release of the Android platform - named after, gasp, Oreo cookies. The new version of the...

ANSI launches unmanned aircraft systems standardization collaborative

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), with a kick-off meeting scheduled for...

New Intel eight generation chips to boost performance by 40%

Intel is starting to roll out its eight generation chips. The new mobile family processors are going to deliver a 40 percent jump in...