Monday, August 20, 2018

Industry

HPE building supercomputer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is building a new supercomputer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

U.S. Department of Energy selects PARC to develop low-cost CO2 sensors

PARC, a Xerox company, was selected via a Funding Opportunity Award from the Department of Energy to develop low-cost CO2 sensors. 

Maersk, IBM Introduce TradeLens blockchain shipping solution

A.P. Moller –Maersk and IBM have announced the creation of TradeLens, a jointly developed blockchain-enabled shipping solution by the two companies.

IBM launches X-Force Red Labs secure testing facilities globally

IBM announced  X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), the company said in a statement.

Jack Ma to donate $10 million to establish Africa Entrepreneur prize

Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has launched the Jack Ma Foundation ‘Netpreneur’ Prize, a program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs.  

Retail giant Kroger launches e-commerce platform

Kroger is introducing Kroger Ship, a new direct-to-customer e-commerce platform. The launch will initially target four markets: Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, and Nashville.

Traditional PC market grows 2.7% , strongest rate since Q1 2012: IDC

Preliminary results for the second quarter of 2018 showed shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 62.3 million units, recording solid year-on-year growth of 2.7%, according to IDC.

Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America

Apple has launched a collaboration between its ten Apple Developer Academies in Brazil and Malala Fund, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Thiel Foundation announces 2018 Thiel Fellows

The Thiel Foundation has named 20 people into the 2018 class of Thiel Fellows.

Korean fintech startup Viva Republica raises $40 million

Korean fintech startup Viva Republica, makers of the financial services app Toss, has raised a $40 million funding round.

Worldwide technology spending on IoT to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022: IDC

Internet of Things (IoT) spending will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% over 2017-2022 and reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, according to a forecast by IDC.

HyperloopTT signs agreement for commercial system in Ukraine

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement with the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine to begin the process for a planned commercial Hyperloop system. 

AT&T completes Time Warner acquisition

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. Jeff Bewkes, former chairman and CEO of Time Warner will remain with the company as a senior advisor during a transition period, said AT&T in a statement. 

Deutsche Bank launches digital repository for document exchange

Deutsche Bank has launched eVault – a secure digital repository for exchange of documents.

IPass partners with BSNL in India

Redwood Shores, California-based iPass has inked a partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a telecom service provider in India.