Electrolux expands smart appliances collaboration with Google

Electrolux is expanding its collaboration with Google by integrating connected kitchen products in Europe with the Google Assistant.

IDC: Smartphone shipments forecast to return to growth

While the worldwide smartphone market is expected to decline again in 2018, IDC says it believes the market will experience low single-digit growth from 2019 through the end of its forecast in 2022.

Dell Boomi powers 2018’s top enterprise technology IPOs

Eight of the ten enterprise technology Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in the first half of the year were their customers or partners, says Dell Boomi. These companies include DocuSign, Dropbox, Pivotal, Zuora and Ceridian.

Foxconn gifts $100 million to UW–Madison

Foxconn and its chairman and founder Terry Gou have announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

IDC report identifies three stages in process automation

IDC has a new report on the intelligent automation value chain, which identifies three stages in the intelligent automation value chain: Basic Automation, Machine Augmented Decision Making, Autonomous Decision Making.

Lead Edge Capital secures $520 million

Growth stage technology investment firm Lead Edge Capital has raised its Fund IV round of $520 million. This brings its total capital under management to more than $1.5 billion.

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. 

NASA doing feasibility study of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit

NASA has selected 13 companies to study the future of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit, including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station.

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.