Intel’s brain-inspired research chip system Pohoiki Beach available to research community now

Intel's brain-inspired research chip, the eight million neurons neuromorphic system,  is now available to the broader research community

NASA funds demo of 3D-printed spacecraft parts made, assembled in orbit

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, of Mountain View, California, to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.

Worldwide PC shipments grew 1.5% in second quarter of 2019, says Gartner

After two quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market grew 1.5% in the second quarter of 2019, says Gartner.

Moody’s, Team8 launch cyber risk joint venture

Ratings and analytics company Moody’s, and Team8, a cybersecurity think tank and company creation platform, have formed a joint venture to establish a global standard for evaluating and assessing cyber risk for enterprises; the companies said in a news release.

Mass deployments of IoT solutions transforming China, says GSMA

Chinese mobile operators are leading the world in the deployment of transformative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, by connecting the country's estimated 960 million devices via cellular networks, says GSMA.

Spanish utility company Naturgy signs hybrid cloud services agreement with IBM

Spain-based Naturgy, a supplier of gas and electricity, serving more than 18-million customers in more than 30 countries, has inked a ten-year agreement with IBM to help implement a hybrid cloud strategy.

Internet grows to 351.8 million domain name registrations

The first quarter of 2019 closed with 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs).

SoftBank selects Nokia for 5G in Japan

Japanese telecom behemoth SoftBank has selected Nokia as a strategic partner to drive its commercial 5G offering.

Indonesia testing blockchain for agricultural commodities bidding

Singaporean blockchain company PLMP Fintech has signed an MoU with the Agency for Free Trade Zone and Free Port of Batam, and Indonesian firm Central Distribusi Batam.

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.