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Space Systems Command refines front-door concept

SpaceNews | May 24, 2022, 8:33 p.m.

The U.S. Space Systems Command is continuing to refine its concept for establishing a single point of contact for commercial innovators called the front door.The post Space Systems Command refines front-door concept appeared first on SpaceNews.

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Lightspeed’s New Consumer Partner on Seed Deals, the Downturn and a Timeline for the Metaverse

The Information | May 24, 2022, 7:49 p.m.

Last week, we caught up with Faraz Fatemi, who joined Lightspeed Venture Partners last month as a partner focused on consumer investments. Fatemi previously led monetization, growth and corporate development initiatives at Clubhouse, where he worked from June 2021 to earlier this year, and before that invested in startups at Bain Capital Ventures as an associate. He got to know the Lightspeed partners when he worked on Bain’s investment in celebrity shoutout app Cameo’s Series B round in 2019. Lightspeed had led its Series A the previous year. We talked about what tough market conditions means for founders and investors—and how seed-stage companies have been buffered from a retreat by investors from late-stage deals. 

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Walmart to deploy Symbiotic's AI tech in all regional distribution centers

Supply Chain Dive | May 24, 2022, 6 p.m.

The retailer plans to expand its work with Symbotic in a bid to boost speed and accuracy throughout its supply chain.

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MIT researchers help robots navigate uncertain environments

The Robot Report | May 24, 2022, 6:15 p.m.

MIT's research team hopes that its findings could help autonomous robots explore remote exoplanets with unknown conditions. The post MIT researchers help robots navigate uncertain environments appeared first on The Robot Report.

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Samsara Announces 2022 Connected Operations Award Winners

Business Wire | May 24, 2022, 5 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #SamsaraConnectedOperations--Samsara Inc. (NYSE: IOT), the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, today announced the winners of its 2022 Connected Operations Awards. This year, Samsara expanded its awards program to honor fleets, operations, and individuals for their achievements in safety, efficiency, performance, sustainability, and innovation. The 2022 Samsara Connected Operations Award winners stand apart as leaders and innovators among their peers and within their communities. “Sam

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Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

TechCrunch | May 24, 2022, 8:30 p.m.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked Pony.ai’s permit to test its autonomous vehicle technology with a driver on Tuesday for failing to monitor the driving records of the safety drivers on its testing permit. “While reviewing Pony.ai’s application to renew the testing permit, the DMV found numerous violations on the driving records of active […]

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For 5G and beyond, energy is as important as RAN, core and transport

5G RCR Wireless | May 24, 2022, 5:13 p.m.

Hardware, software, and site energy solutions can collectively make 5G more sustainable For communications service providers, the trend lines around demand for mobile and fixed wireless data are clear. The trajectory of adoption for the Internet of Things is equally clear. Layer in the distributed compute and storage capabilities necessary for 5G to be fully […]The post For 5G and beyond, energy is as important as RAN, core and transport appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

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MEC Spending for Private Networks Market to Reach US$5.8 Billion by 2030

ABI Research | May 24, 2022, 5 a.m.

According to new research from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the revenue for Multi Access Edge Compute (MEC) deployments for private cellular enterprise networks will reach US$5.8 billion by 2030. The so-called non-carpeted verticals like Manufacturing, Logistics Energy Generation, Logistics, and Healthcare show particular interest in MEC deployments.“These numbers highlight the great momentum there is for distributed computing within private networks,” says Leo Gergs, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Connectivity and 5G Markets at ABI Research. “Distributed Computing offers great advantages to enterprise owners and operators of private networks”, he continues,” both from a commercial as well as from a technical point of view.” As distributed computing allows the processing of payloads at different locations within the private networks, it reduces the strain on the cellular network core and therefore enables a smoother network performance. Furthermore, in fully digitized enterprises, data will be generated in all possible different locations of the respective site. Distributed computing allows data to be processed much closer to their origin. “By reducing the transmission data between the place of origin and the place of processing, distributed computing drives down end-to-end latency, as any avoidable data transmit will be scrapped,” Gergs explains.From a commercial point of view, distributed computing will allow for more economical network deployments, removing one of the most important barriers to entry for enterprises considering deploying a private network. As distributed computing allows the offloading of certain processing capabilities to existing public infrastructure (e.g., a hyperscaler cloud), it will lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing the amount of dedicated infrastructure needed to be deployed on enterprise premises. However, a certain level of dedicated infrastructure will always need to be deployed to preserve the integrity of each enterprise network. According to Gergs, “Enterprises often transmit highly sensitive data – think about the condition of production assets, the conditions of a mine or the remote operation of cranes, for example. No enterprise owner is prepared to see this kind of data leaving the respective premises. As such, suppliers need to ensure that user plane data can always remain on-premises.”As the distributed computing opportunity is vast, it will likely be the next wave of competition and innovation. “The spheres of influence are not yet set in stone, and the next few years will be pivotal for many established and new companies,” Gergs concludes.These findings are from ABI Research’s Distributed Computing in Private Networks application analysis report. This research is part of the company’s Distributed & Edge Computing research service, which includes research, data, and analyst insights. Based on extensive primary interviews, Application Analysis reports present in-depth analysis on key market trends and factors for a specific technology.

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Some LG Phones Are Being Essentially Bricked By A T-Mobile Bug; + more notable news -

DSL Reports | May 24, 2022, 9:02 a.m.

Some LG phones are essentially bricked by T-Mobile bug phonearena.com CMO Profiles Two Main Types of T-Mobile Fixed Wireless Customers telecompetitor.com Nextlink sizes up gigabit speeds over fixed wireless lightreading.com AT&T becomes first company to white label Google Stadia androidcentral.com FCC eyes higher speed goals for small rural broadband convergedigest.com Zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome and Android exploited by commercial spyware blog.malwarebytes.com A California bill could allow parents to sue social-media companies for up to $25,000 if their children become addicted to the platforms businessinsider.com

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OneWeb and TinSky complete first West African LEO satellite gateway

SatellitePro ME | May 24, 2022, 4:14 a.m.

OneWeb’s first SNP gateway in Africa, located in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa is also nearing completion with others in Senegal and Mauritius currently under development.The post OneWeb and TinSky complete first West African LEO satellite gateway appeared first on SatellitePro ME.

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14 Students, 1 Teacher Dead in Texas School Shooting

Wall Street Journal | May 24, 2022, 6:41 p.m.

The shooting happened at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, west of San Antonio. The alleged gunman, a local 18-year-old, has died, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

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More ports to join Supply Chain Information Highway

Supply Chain Dive | May 24, 2022, 1:31 p.m.

The Port of Long Beach wants to expand the visibility platform from "coast-to-coast," and is starting with familiar partners.

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Walmart building capacity to deliver 1M packages a year by drone

Supply Chain Dive | May 24, 2022, 1:20 p.m.

DroneUp and the retailer aim to have delivery hubs set up at 34 facilities by the end of 2022.

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Food manufacturers shift sourcing tactics to stay ahead of edible oil turmoil

Supply Chain Dive | May 24, 2022, 12:20 p.m.

From substitutions to diversifying suppliers, companies have to stay flexible as war, weather and other disruptions pressure ingredient supplies and prices.

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Earnix Welcomes Two Experienced Insurance Leaders Further Advancing Global Footprint

Business Wire | May 24, 2022, 10 a.m.

LONDON & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earnix, a global provider of real-time AI-driven rating, dynamic pricing, product personalization, and fully operationalized telematics solutions for Insurance and Banking, announced today two new insurance technology leaders will join the organization to support its mission to create a personalized connected world and lead the transformation of how insurance enterprises run. Adrian Coupland based in London and US-based Edwin Amerman will work in concert to exe

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Cambridge Mobile Telematics Research into Electric Vehicle Risk Unveils Key Insights into Changes in Road Safety in an EV Future

Business Wire | May 24, 2022, 8 a.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics service provider, will share its new research findings into driving risk for electric, hybrid, and traditional vehicles in a keynote today at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Charging Into an Electrified Future Conference. The new research shows that drivers of electric vehicles exhibit acceleration risks ranging from 180% to 340% higher than when driving traditional combustion vehicle

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Watch a Robot Shaped Like Pasta Escape a Maze - CNET

CNET | May 24, 2022, 8:22 p.m.

These "soft robots" could help us gather energy from natural environments.

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Intuitive collaborating with Creo Medical to enhance surgical robots

The Robot Report | May 24, 2022, 12:39 p.m.

The deal will make certain Creo surgical technologies compatible with the surgical robotic giant’s systems.The post Intuitive collaborating with Creo Medical to enhance surgical robots appeared first on The Robot Report.

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Global Insurance Providers Market Report 2022: Pay-as-you-Drive (PAYD) and Pay-how-you-Drive (PHYD) Services are Growing Rapidly in Europe, Asia and America - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Business Wire | May 24, 2022, 7:17 a.m.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Insurance Providers Global Market Report 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global insurance providers market is expected to grow from $5,171.65 billion in 2021 to $5,530.65 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9%. The market is expected to grow to $6,849.64 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. North America was the largest region in the insurance providers market in 2021. Asia P

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UR+ ecosystem adds module to automate blasting processes

The Robot Report | May 24, 2022, 1:21 p.m.

Certification guarantees compatibility with UR's collaborative robots and compliance with specific quality criteria.The post UR+ ecosystem adds module to automate blasting processes appeared first on The Robot Report.

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Scythe Robotics autonomous mower cuts down commercial milestone

The Robot Report | May 24, 2022, 12:24 p.m.

Scythe Robotics said it surpassed 5,000 reservations for its M.52 autonomous mower for commercial landscaping.The post Scythe Robotics autonomous mower cuts down commercial milestone appeared first on The Robot Report.

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