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Paris Airport Studies Facial Software to Cut Security Wait Times

Paris Airport Studies Facial Software to Cut Security Wait Times

19 Feb 2017 comment

Groupe ADP, the operator of Paris’s airports, has begun testing new face-recognition software at Charles de Gaulle airport to speed passengers through immigration faster after terrorist attacks on the capital doubled delays amid tighter security, according to Bloomberg.

Tesla Nears Record Stock Price

Tesla Nears Record Stock Price

19 Feb 2017 comment

For Tesla, there’s been little light shed on what the acquisition of money-losing SolarCity will mean to the bottom line. That hasn’t stopped its shares from nearing a record high, according to Bloomberg.

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

18 Feb 2017 comment

In 2013, Google ran its first tests for Project Loon, an ambitious effort to circulate broadband-emitting balloons across the globe. On Thursday, the company said that’s not necessary anymore, according to Bloomberg.

Hollande Requests Cyber Security Briefing on French Election

Hollande Requests Cyber Security Briefing on French Election

18 Feb 2017 comment

French President Francois Hollande requested a full briefing on what is being done to fend off cyber interference in the 2017 presidential race, according to Bloomberg.

Microsoft Raises U.K. Product Prices

Microsoft Raises U.K. Product Prices

18 Feb 2017 comment

Microsoft again hiked the price of some of its products following sterling’s decline in the wake of last year’s Brexit referendum, according to Bloomberg. Becoming the latest technology company to try to force the pound’s drop on to consumers, the company said it increased prices on software and laptops.

Different IoT Devices Could Become Potential Points of Sale

Different IoT Devices Could Become Potential Points of Sale

17 Feb 2017 comment

IBM and Visa announced the industry’s first collaboration that brings the point of sale everywhere Visa is accepted, by allowing businesses to quickly introduce secure payment experiences for any device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Game For Deep Learning Has Just Begun

The Game For Deep Learning Has Just Begun

17 Feb 2017 comment

It’s been 20 years since IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov, in a historical first victory for artificial intelligence. What was once a futuristic concept in 1997, has slowly become part of everyday reality.

Samsung Heir Jay Y. Lee Arrested on Bribery Allegations

Samsung Heir Jay Y. Lee Arrested on Bribery Allegations

17 Feb 2017 comment

Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee was formally arrested this morning on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardizes the executive’s ascent to the top role at the world’s biggest smartphone maker, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

12 Feb 2017 comment

Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who previously held the job to a spot negotiating media content deals, according to Bloomberg. The move suggests a renewed focus on the Apple TV and on providing more content for the device, an effort that has been stalled in the past by failed negotiations.

U.K. Companies Lack Board-Level Digital Defenses

U.K. Companies Lack Board-Level Digital Defenses

8 Feb 2017 comment

Only 5 percent of large U.K. companies say their boards include directors with expertise in information technology or cyber security, even though the vast majority identify hacking and other digital threats as serious risks, a report showed.

Alphabet Gets Matsuoka Back as Nest CTO

Alphabet Gets Matsuoka Back as Nest CTO

5 Feb 2017 comment

Alphabet re-hired Yoky Matsuoka to oversee technology at its Nest Labs smart home unit, snapping up the robotics and artificial intelligence expert after she recently left Apple, according to Bloomberg.  As Chief Technology Officer, Matsuoka will work closely with Nest's engineering and product teams to define a long-term technology roadmap.

Tesla Nears Record Stock Price

Tesla Nears Record Stock Price

19 Feb 2017 comment

For Tesla, there’s been little light shed on what the acquisition of money-losing SolarCity will mean to the bottom line. That hasn’t stopped its shares from nearing a record high, according to Bloomberg.

Hollande Requests Cyber Security Briefing on French Election

Hollande Requests Cyber Security Briefing on French Election

18 Feb 2017 comment

French President Francois Hollande requested a full briefing on what is being done to fend off cyber interference in the 2017 presidential race, according to Bloomberg.

Microsoft Raises U.K. Product Prices

Microsoft Raises U.K. Product Prices

18 Feb 2017 comment

Microsoft again hiked the price of some of its products following sterling’s decline in the wake of last year’s Brexit referendum, according to Bloomberg. Becoming the latest technology company to try to force the pound’s drop on to consumers, the company said it increased prices on software and laptops.

Nokia Creates First 5GTF Connection, Uses Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform

Nokia Creates First 5GTF Connection, Uses Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform

15 Feb 2017 comment

Nokia has completed the first 5G connection in Oulu, Finland, using a data center based on Intel architecture and the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform as the end-user device.

Mobile broadband penetration at 95% in OECD area

Mobile broadband penetration at 95% in OECD area

8 Feb 2017 comment

High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 95 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2016, up from 86 per 100 a year earlier, according to data released by the OECD.

The roaming mess in Europe

The roaming mess in Europe

7 Feb 2017 comment

Not everyone is happy with processes in EU and some think that the roaming deal in Europe is a huge "mess". This is the position of experts and operators in the mobile telephony market who are skeptical of the decisions reached by the EU to abolish roaming fees by June 15, 2017. The skeptics include Manuel Zanella, CEO of ChatSim, Instant Messaging Mobile Operator.

Paris Airport Studies Facial Software to Cut Security Wait Times

Paris Airport Studies Facial Software to Cut Security Wait Times

19 Feb 2017 comment

Groupe ADP, the operator of Paris’s airports, has begun testing new face-recognition software at Charles de Gaulle airport to speed passengers through immigration faster after terrorist attacks on the capital doubled delays amid tighter security, according to Bloomberg.

Different IoT Devices Could Become Potential Points of Sale

Different IoT Devices Could Become Potential Points of Sale

17 Feb 2017 comment

IBM and Visa announced the industry’s first collaboration that brings the point of sale everywhere Visa is accepted, by allowing businesses to quickly introduce secure payment experiences for any device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).

LightweightM2M v1.0 Approved by OMA Board of Directors

LightweightM2M v1.0 Approved by OMA Board of Directors

17 Feb 2017 comment

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) announced that the popular LightweightM2M (LwM2M) version 1.0 specification has moved from Candidate Release status to Approved Release status. Marking an important milestone for this specification, which is being widely deployed in the industry, the move to Approved status indicates that all features for LwM2M v1.0 have been frozen.

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

18 Feb 2017 comment

In 2013, Google ran its first tests for Project Loon, an ambitious effort to circulate broadband-emitting balloons across the globe. On Thursday, the company said that’s not necessary anymore, according to Bloomberg.

Zyxel to Debut New Premium LTE Indoor Gateway at MWC

Zyxel to Debut New Premium LTE Indoor Gateway at MWC

17 Feb 2017 comment

Zyxel Communications announced it will launch its LTE gateway LTE5366, one of the first LTE indoor gateways with802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology, at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. LTE5366 brings ultra-fast mobile broadband connectivity to the home or office, while enhancing the wireless performance and coverage at the locations where it is deployed.

InfiNet Wireless to Showcase Carrier-Grade Wireless Solution at MWC 2017

InfiNet Wireless to Showcase Carrier-Grade Wireless Solution at MWC 2017

16 Feb 2017 comment

InfiNet Wireless announced it will be showcasing its brand new InfiLINK XG 1000 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The company states that their new product is the fastest Point-to-Point wireless solution available in the global marketplace today.