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.

Global IT spending to reach $3.76 trillion in 2019: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.76 trillion in 2019, according to a  forecast by Gartner.

Open source mapping platform Mapzen now a Linux Foundation project

Mapzen, an open source mapping platform focused on map display including search and navigation, is a now a Linux Foundation project, the industry body said in a statement.

IBM Services signs $260 million IT services agreement with Bank of the Philippine Islands

IBM and the Bank of the Philippine Islands, a universal bank headquartered in Manila, has signed a $260 million, multi-year services agreement.

Facebook creating AI ethics research center with Technical University of Munich

Facebook has inked a partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to create an independent AI ethics research center.

AT&T Park in San Francisco has become Oracle Park in new sponsorship deal

The San Francisco Giants and Oracle have signed a 20-year partnership providing Oracle with the naming rights to the ballpark through 2038.

ExxonMobil, research labs join IBM quantum computing network

ExxonMobil and research laboratories CERN, Argonne, Fermilab, and Lawrence Berkeley are joining the IBM quantum computing network, says IBM.

DARPA seeks to develop schema-based AI capability

DARPA says it is seeking to develop schema-based AI capabilities, to enhance reasoning about complex world events and generate actionable insights. 

IBM launches quantum computing system for commercial use

IBM has unveiled Q System One, what the company calls, 'an integrated universal approximate quantum computing system'.

Kroger launches unmanned delivery service in Scottsdale, AZ

Kroger is launching an unmanned delivery service, available to the general public (to the general public in Scottsdale, Arizona, only for now; but nonetheless), in association with Nuro, a...