Industry Updates

DARPA announces ‘Ocean of Things’ program

DARPA has announced an Ocean of Things program, which the agency says seeks to enable persistent maritime situational awareness over large ocean areas, by deploying thousands of small, low-cost floats that could form a distributed sensor network.

Toshiba, Western Digital settle disputes

Toshiba and Western Digital have entered into a settlement to resolve their ongoing disputes in litigation and arbitration, and work on collaboration initiatives.

Google opens AI research center in China

Google is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China, focused on basic AI research.

Worldwide spending on industry cloud in the finance industry expected to reach $3.2 billion: IDC

Worldwide spending on industry cloud in the finance industry (banking, insurance, and securities and investment services combined) is expected to reach $3.2 billion in 2017, says IDC.

U.S. IT sector employment expands by 8,100 jobs in November

New hiring in computer and electronics manufacturing and technology services and custom software development sparked November job growth for the U.S. information technology (IT)...

IBM unveils next-gen servers geared for AI and deep learning

IBM has unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers, incorporating the company's POWER9 processor; built specifically for compute-intensive AI workloads, says the company.

AWS launches GuardDuty managed threat detection

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched GuardDuty, a managed threat detection service that monitors account activity for malicious or unauthorized behavior.

AWS introduces new instances

Amazon has launched a bare metal instance offering for its Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and introduced a new Storage Optimized instance family (H1 instances).

AWS PrivateLink can be used to access third-party SaaS applications

AWS PrivateLink can now be used to access third-party SaaS applications, says Amazon Web Services (AWS).

RealNetworks launches Kontxt text messaging management for carriers

RealNetworks has launched Kontxt, a product that offers text messaging management on mobile networks.

Cyber Monday was largest online sales day in history, says Adobe

Adobe released its 2017 online shopping data for Cyber Monday and the holiday weekend overall. Cyber Monday is projected to hit a new record...

Toshiba announces 10TB surveillance hard drive

Toshiba has launched the MD06ACA-V, the latest addition to its SV Series line-up of 3.5-inch hard drives for surveillance applications.

Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM come together to promote common cure rights commitment

Red Hat, Facebook, Google, and IBM are coming together to promote additional predictability in open source licensing.

Amazon gets into virtual reality with Sumerian

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Sumerian, a new service for developers to build Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and 3D applications.

Lyft gets approval to test self-driving cars on California roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles, has okayed Lyft as the latest company that can test its autonomous vehicle on public roads in California.