Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Industry Updates

U.S. IT sector adds 4,600 jobs in February, says CompTIA

The U.S. information technology sector employment expanded by 4,600 new jobs in February, with four of five employment categories recording modest growth, according to CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.

Worldwide server market revenue surges, finds IDC

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 26.4% year over year to $20.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17).

7-Eleven stores in Thailand geting AI-based facial recognition, behavioral analysis

Remark Holdings, a global technology company focused on artificial intelligence, and CP ALL are partnering to deploy Remark's KanKan data intelligence and AI technologies in approximately 11,000 7-Eleven stores that CP ALL operates throughout Thailand.

Lenovo announces expansion plans for telecom, IoT infrastructure

Lenovo has announced an expansion plan for delivering software-defined solutions to support telecom and IoT infrastructure.

Red Hat unveils decision management offering

Red Hat has launched Decision Manager 7, a decision management platform that can simplify the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services, says the company.

HP Launches Device as a Service for Apple

HP has unveiled a set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners, including the launch of DaaS for Apple.

The New York Times launches data science products for advertisers

The New York Times has launched nytDEMO, a cross-functional team that builds data and technology solutions for brands.

Google first non-European company to become ‘Partner of Excellence’ for Technical University of Munich

Google and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have announced a long-term partnership on research and innovation in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

Siemens and industry partners sign joint charter on cybersecurity

Siemens, and eight partners are signing a joint charter for greater cybersecurity at the Munich Security Conference, currently going on in Germany. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization.

Andrew Ng raises $175 million for AI fund

Former head of Baidu AI group/Google Brain, Coursera co-founder and adjunct professor of Stanford University, Andrew Ng has raised $175 million for his artificial...

Amazon’s newest Seattle HQ buildings have 40,000 plants

Amazon announced the opening of Spheres, the company’s newest Seattle HQ buildings that are home to more than 40,000 plants from around the world.  

Fiat Chrysler to supply thousands of vehicles to Waymo

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has inked an agreement to supply thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo, for its driverless ride-hailing service.

Alibaba Cloud, MDEC launch Malaysia City Brain initiative for smart governance

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has launched the Malaysia City Brain initiative, in collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

Auto-ISAC signs cybersecurity agreement with DHS

The Auto-ISAC said in a statement that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collaborate.

Israel becomes first Middle East country to accept Alipay

Israel becomes the first country in the Middle East in which Alipay can be used for in-store payments.