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GE spins off digital assets to form internet of things company

GE spins off digital assets to form internet of things company

General Electric announced plans Thursday spin off its GE Digital business and establish an independent internet of things company, built around several GE Digital technologies.GE also said it is simultaneously selling a majority stake in Service Max to private equity shop Silver Lake. Service Max is a software business GE Digital acquired for $915 million in November 2016."As an independently operated company, our digital business will be best positioned to advance our strategy to focus on our core verticals to deliver greater value for our customers and generate new value for shareholders," GE chairman and CEO Larry Culp said in a statement.
Salesforce Adds IoT Insights to Its Field Service CRM Platform

Salesforce Adds IoT Insights to Its Field Service CRM Platform

Salesforce has announced some new Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities for its Service Cloud console to enable companies to automate requests for sending out customer service representatives. Launched today, Salesforce IoT Insights for Field Service Lightning lets companies use connected devices to troubleshoot problems with machinery before they get on site. Salesforce said it is easy to add customize new capabilities on Lightning through drag-and-drop functionality.
How IoT Can Save the Bees

How IoT Can Save the Bees

With bees to thank for 30 percent of our food and an estimated 9.5 billion people to feed by 2050, colony collapse, which is already catastrophic, is accelerating when we’ll need bees more than ever. Thankfully, researchers and innovators worldwide have turned to #agtech and #apitech innovations, many of which make use of IoT, so that we can remain positive about the intertwined future of humans and bees.
Huawei boss: The US may not win the 5G race if it doesn't let us back in

Huawei boss: The US may not win the 5G race if it doesn't let us back in

Chinese technology giant Huawei warned on Thursday that American ambitions to lead the world in the next generation of mobile internet may not be realized if Washington continues to block the company from participating in the U.S. market. That widely heralded new technology, known as 5G, could allow consumers to download movies in seconds and it could support infrastructure such as smart cities that will require lots of data. The U.S. and China are both in a race to become leaders in the space.
The 5 Top Industries IoT Is Disrupting the Most

The 5 Top Industries IoT Is Disrupting the Most

IoT. Digitalization. Disruption. These are some of the concepts that have been garnering a lot of attention lately. IoT has already begun to disrupt industries. This generation has seen a massive technological revolution. This revolution has and slowly will change how the corporate world works.
Ktor 1.0 Released: A Connected Applications Framework by JetBrains

Ktor 1.0 Released: A Connected Applications Framework by JetBrains

As we work on Kotlin, we implement many features that help build idiomatic and high-performing APIs. We’ve been dreaming of seeing a Web framework that utilizes these features to the max. Today, we can finally say we’ve built that kind of framework! Please welcome Ktor, which has just reached 1.0. Ktor is a Kotlin framework for building asynchronous servers and clients in connected systems. It is being created by the Kotlin team, and as such, it takes full advantage of the language in order to provide a great developer experience and excellent runtime performance.
Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

In the days leading up to the US midterm elections on November 6th, Amazon’s Alexa will be able to tell users information about voter registration deadlines, polling information, and give real-time election results. Following the election, Alexa will also be able to give more details on the outcome, including how many seats each party gained, and information on specific candidates.
Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021

Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021

These and many other insights are from KPMG’s recent research study Tech Disruptors Outpace The Competition. The study can be downloaded here(PDF, 42 pp., no opt-in.).  The methodology is based on interviews with 750 global technology industry leaders, 85% of whom are C-level executives. For additional details on the methodology, please see pages 32 and 33 of the study. The study found that the three main benefits of adopting IoT, AI, and robotics include improved management of personal information, increased personal productivity, and improved customer experience through personalized real-time information.
Walmart’s test store for new technology, Sam’s Club Now, opens next week in Dallas

Walmart’s test store for new technology, Sam’s Club Now, opens next week in Dallas

Walmart’s warehouse club, Sam’s Club is preparing to open the doors at a new Dallas area store that will serve as a testbed for the latest in retail technology. Specifically, the retailer will test out new concepts like mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system for inventory management, electronic shelf labels, wayfinding technology for in-store navigation, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence-infused shopping, among other things.
New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

Hacker group targets misconfigured Hadoop YARN components to plant DemonBot DDoS malware on resource-rich servers. For nearly a month, a new botnet has been slowly growing in the shadows, feasting on unsecured Apache Hadoop servers, and planting bots on vulnerable servers to be used for future DDoS attacks. First spotted in honeypot data by a NewSky Security researcher while it was still in its infancy, the botnet has matured and expanded in the meantime.


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