American Express acquires Resy

American Express has signed an agreement to acquire Resy, a digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.

VMware launches Carbon Avoidance Meter for data centers

VMware has launched Carbon Avoidance Meter (CAM), a service that provides data center operators with near-real time “carbon scores”.

Global IT spending to grow 1.1 percent in 2019: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2018, according to a forecast by Gartner.

Accenture acquires creative agency Droga5

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Droga5.

Intel Capital invests $117 million in startups

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, announced new investments totaling $117 million in 14 technology startups.

Stratasys gets Pantone Validated designation

Stratasys has signed a new agreement with Pantone, which makes the 3D printing solutions provider officially designated as Pantone Validated.

Radcom enters into a 3-year contract with AT&T

Israel-based network intelligence company Radcom has signed a three-year contract with AT&T Services.

AI will eliminate 80 per cent of existing project management tasks: Gartner

By 2030, 80 percent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated, thanks to advances in AI, says Gartner.

Anthem Blue Cross joins AI for Health affiliation as founder member

Anthem Blue Cross is joining the AI for Health affiliation program as the initial founding member.

FTC launching task force to monitor technology markets

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a task force dedicated to monitoring competition in U.S. technology markets.

Ericsson, Intel collaborating on software-defined infrastructure

Ericsson and Intel have inked a multi-year collaboration to align ongoing development efforts in software-defined infrastructure (SDI) and Rack Scale Design. 

Accenture opens innovation hub in SF

Accenture has opened a flagship innovation hub in San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower.

Ultimate Software goes private in a $11B deal

Cloud-based human capital management software provider Ultimate Software has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Hellman & Friedman.

McCormick using AI to mix flavors

Food company McCormick is collaborating with IBM to use artificial intelligence for flavor and food product development, the companies said in a statement.

Samsung launches 1TB embedded universal flash storage

Samsung says it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in mobile phones.