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Smart Grids Will Save City Dwellers $14bn in Energy Costs by 2022

Smart Grids Will Save City Dwellers $14bn in Energy Costs by 2022

16 Jan 2018 comment

New data from Juniper Research has found that the development of smart grids linked to smart cities will result in citizens saving $14 billion per annum in energy bills by 2022.

Facebook Reassures Partners It Will Help Them Adjust to New Policy

Facebook Reassures Partners It Will Help Them Adjust to New Policy

16 Jan 2018 comment

Facebook, seeking to calm creators of articles and video after announcing a change in how their work will be promoted in its news feed, sent an email pledging to help them adapt, according to Bloomberg.

Gartner: AI Is a Game Changer for Personal Devices

Gartner: AI Is a Game Changer for Personal Devices

16 Jan 2018 comment

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual's emotional state than his or her own family.

GoPro Is Said to Hire JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale

GoPro Is Said to Hire JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale

16 Jan 2018 comment

GoPro has hired investment bank JPMorgan to advise on a potential sale of the struggling wearable-camera maker, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Are Smart Speakers the Key to the Smart Home?

Are Smart Speakers the Key to the Smart Home?

15 Jan 2018 comment

With Amazon and Google having slashed the prices of their respective smart speakers this holiday season, it doesn’t take an expert to know that voice-enabled speakers featured prominently under Christmas trees in the United States and elsewhere last year.

Infosys Profit Rises on Client Wins and a One-Time Tax Benefit

Infosys Profit Rises on Client Wins and a One-Time Tax Benefit

15 Jan 2018 comment

Infosys posted a 38 percent surge in third-quarter profit on a tax benefit and investments in digital technologies as its new CEO maintained forecasts for slowing sales growth.

Gartner: PC Shipments Declined 2% in 4Q17 and 2.8% for the Year

Gartner: PC Shipments Declined 2% in 4Q17 and 2.8% for the Year

15 Jan 2018 comment

As we have mentioned earlier, it is still unclear whether PC shipments grew or fell in the last quarter of 2017. Gartner reports, also in a preliminary analysis, that PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 2 percent decline from the same quarter of 2016.

Shareholders Press Twitter and Facebook on Sexual Harassment

Shareholders Press Twitter and Facebook on Sexual Harassment

15 Jan 2018 comment

Facebook and Twitter are now facing heat from shareholders, who say the companies need to do more to combat sexual harassment of women on their platforms, according to Bloomberg.

Infosys Names Salil S Parekh as CEO

Infosys Names Salil S Parekh as CEO

4 Dec 2017 comment

Indian software-outsourcing giant Infosys named outsider Salil S Parekh as CEO, ending the company’s search for a new leader after previous head Vishal Sikka quit following criticism from a group of founders, according to Bloomberg.

Bosch IT Head Elmar Pritsch Named CIO of the Year

Bosch IT Head Elmar Pritsch Named CIO of the Year

27 Nov 2017 comment

The outstanding efforts of Bosch IT head Elmar Pritsch and his team have not gone unnoticed. The trade journals CIO and Computerwoche named the 48-year-old executive “CIO of the year” in the large company category at its gala in Munich.

HP Enterprise CEO Whitman to Step Down

HP Enterprise CEO Whitman to Step Down

22 Nov 2017 comment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise said Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman is stepping down after six years leading the company, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Reassures Partners It Will Help Them Adjust to New Policy

Facebook Reassures Partners It Will Help Them Adjust to New Policy

16 Jan 2018 comment

Facebook, seeking to calm creators of articles and video after announcing a change in how their work will be promoted in its news feed, sent an email pledging to help them adapt, according to Bloomberg.

GoPro Is Said to Hire JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale

GoPro Is Said to Hire JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale

16 Jan 2018 comment

GoPro has hired investment bank JPMorgan to advise on a potential sale of the struggling wearable-camera maker, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Infosys Profit Rises on Client Wins and a One-Time Tax Benefit

Infosys Profit Rises on Client Wins and a One-Time Tax Benefit

15 Jan 2018 comment

Infosys posted a 38 percent surge in third-quarter profit on a tax benefit and investments in digital technologies as its new CEO maintained forecasts for slowing sales growth.

Verizon Selects Samsung for 5G Commercial Launch

Verizon Selects Samsung for 5G Commercial Launch

12 Jan 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has been selected to supply Verizon with commercial 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions. The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California in the second half of 2018.

Ericsson Signs Funding Agreements for 5G Research

Ericsson Signs Funding Agreements for 5G Research

2 Jan 2018 comment

Ericsson has signed agreements for credit facilities with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for USD 220 million, maturing in 2023, and AB Svensk Exportkredit (SEK) for USD 150 million, maturing in 2025.

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Achieve a New Breakthrough in 5G

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Achieve a New Breakthrough in 5G

27 Dec 2017 comment

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, one of largest commercial areas in Japan.

CES: Bosch Sees Future in Smart-city Business

CES: Bosch Sees Future in Smart-city Business

12 Jan 2018 comment

German company Bosch has presented many new smart-city solutions at this year's CES in Las Vegas. They range from a new compact unit that measures and analyzes air quality in real time, to a system that digitally monitors river water levels and gives early warning of flood risks and  a completely automatic parking space service.

CES: CEVA Introduced NeuPro Processors and ClearVox Solution

CES: CEVA Introduced NeuPro Processors and ClearVox Solution

12 Jan 2018 comment

At CES in Las Vegas, CEVA introduced NeuPro, specialized AI processor family for deep learning inference, and ClearVox, a software suite of advanced voice input processing algorithms.

CES: Samsung Delivers Vision for Open and Intelligent IoT Experiences

CES: Samsung Delivers Vision for Open and Intelligent IoT Experiences

11 Jan 2018 comment

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Samsung outlined its vision and strategy for IoT experiences. South Korean company demonstrated its ability to make seamlessly connected consumer experiences across devices at home, at the office and on-the-go.

EU Launches One Billion Euros Supercomputing Plan

EU Launches One Billion Euros Supercomputing Plan

13 Jan 2018 comment

The European Union will spend one billion euros to try to catch up to China, the U.S. and Japan in supercomputing, the European Commission said.

Intel Says Chip-Security Fixes Leave PCs No More Than 10% Slower

Intel Says Chip-Security Fixes Leave PCs No More Than 10% Slower

12 Jan 2018 comment

Intel, trying to defuse concern that fixes to widespread chip security vulnerabilities will slow computers, released test results showing that personal computers won’t be affected much and promised more information on servers, according to Bloomberg.

ARM Says About 5% of Its Chips Have Hack Vulnerability

ARM Says About 5% of Its Chips Have Hack Vulnerability

11 Jan 2018 comment

ARM Holdings said about 5 percent of chips made using its designs and intellectual property are vulnerable to the potential hardware hack known as Spectre, according to Bloomberg.