Industry Updates

Industry Updates

Hanover receives FAA approval for municipal drone program

The Town of Hanover in Massachusetts has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its drone program, the first municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to have licensed pilots and a FAA approved Air Wing for municipal...

Symantec files patent infringement suit against Zscaler

Symantec has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Zscaler, in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Delaware. Symantec previously filed a separate patent infringement complaint against Zscaler on December last year. The new lawsuit asserts that...

Nvidia deep learning platform now available on Baidu Cloud

The Nvidia deep learning platform is now available as part of Baidu Cloud's deep learning service. The offering includes Pascal architecture-based Nvidia Tesla P40 GPUs and deep learning software. It provides training and inference acceleration for open-source deep learning frameworks such as...

Bosch investing $40M in new offices, relocating to Sunnyvale

Robert Bosch will relocate its Palo Alto-based Research and Technology Center to a new 104,000-square-foot, single-tenant office in Sunnyvale, Calif., by the end of 2017. The move consolidates associates from three suites in Palo Alto into one workspace. The Sunnyvale...

Chamber of Digital Commerce forms Blockchain Intellectual Property Council

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a global trade association on digital assets and blockchain technology, has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) by addressing intellectual property...

IBM to hire 2,000 U.S. veterans

IBM says it will hire 2,000 U.S. veterans over the next four years, as part of the company's pledge to hire 25,000 U.S. workers through 2020. IBM is also expanding its training programs to train U.S. vets in software used in the defense...

Wipro, Harte Hanks working on joint marketing technology services

Wipro is partnering with marketing services company Harte Hanks to offer marketing technology services, as part of a multi-year engagement. The company will also upgrade Harte Hank’s data analytics and applications platform, and simplify IT-related processes for the company, said Wipro in...

New GE flight management software to be standard for Boeing 737 airplanes

GE Aviation has announced the delivery of its new flight management software Update 13 (U13) for the Boeing 737 MAX. The software will be standard fit for all 737 MAX production airplanes, beginning with the 737 MAX entry into service in 2017,...

Mitsubishi Electric introduces FA-IT open platform for factory automation

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a FA-IT open platform for factory automation based on edge computing. The platform facilitates connectivity between factory shop floors and value chains via Internet of things (IoT) systems, says the company. Vendors can download the free development...

HPE announces Pointnext – new technology services organization

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is revamping its technology services division. The company announced the launch of Pointnext, a technology services organization that it says will help companies accelerate their digital transformations; including the adoption of emerging technologies, including cloud...

A typo brought half the Internet down

Amazon Web Services (AWS) had an outage on Tuesday, affecting thousands of websites and companies using AWS. Now typically, service providers like AWS would have redundancy built in to avoid exactly this kind of a scenario. So what went wrong?...

Toyota shows off autonomous test vehicle

Toyota showed off its second-generation advanced safety research vehicle at the company’s Prius Challenge event in Sonoma, California, recently. The safety research vehicle is the first autonomous testing platform developed entirely by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). The platform is built...

NASA releases its 2017 – 2018 software catalog to the public

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers a portfolio of software products for a variety of technical applications, free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. A number of software packages are being presented for...

Symantec forms venture capital arm for cyber security investments

Symantec has formed a venture capital arm called Symantec Ventures, to invest in cyber security startups. In addition to contributing capital, the company says it aims to help the startup community reduce expenses and accelerate time to market with the new initiative. Symantec...

Docker launches Enterprise Edition

Docker has launched the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a new version of the Docker platform which the company says is optimized for business-critical deployments. Docker is also renaming its free tier of products to Docker Community Edition (CE). Docker Enterprise Edition Docker Enterprise...