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The role open cloud plays in accelerating innovation (VB Live)

VentureBeat | April 23, 2021, 10:20 a.m.

Learn how to leverage the enormous potential of open cloud for innovation, flexibility and more in this VB Live event.

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Nokia and NewCore Wireless bring 5G broadband to tribal nations in U.S.

VentureBeat | April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Nokia and NewCore Wireless have partnered to bring 5G wireless networking and 4.9G/LTE service to underserved communities in the U.S.

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Automation in the 5G core

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 6 a.m.

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's 'Cloud-Native 5G Core Operator Survey' explores the adoption and implementation of 5G core infrastructure and services automation.

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Dish fealty to AWS risks 'vendor lock-in' and open RAN fallout

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 4:30 a.m.

The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.

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Daily Crunch: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

We test out Apple’s lost item finder, Google Fi gets a new unlimited plan and Facebook tests new video ad targeting features. This is your Daily Crunch for April 22, 2021. The big story: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags AirTags are Apple’s new Tile competitor designed to help owners locate lost objects. They use Bluetooth […]

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Google’s Anthos multi-cloud platform gets improved logging, Windows container support and more

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 1 p.m.

Google today announced a sizable update to its Anthos multi-cloud platform that lets you build, deploy and manage containerized applications anywhere, including on Amazon’s AWS and (in preview) on Microsoft Azure. Version 1.7 includes new features like improved metrics and logging for Anthos on AWS, a new Connect gateway to interact with any cluster right […]

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MIT researchers develop AI to calculate material stress using images

Artificial Intelligence News | April 22, 2021, 6:21 a.m.

Researchers from MIT have developed an AI tool for determining the stress a material is under through analysing images. The pesky laws of physics have been used by engineers for centuries to work out – using complex equations – the stresses the materials they’re working with are being put under. It’s a time-consuming but vital... Read more »The post MIT researchers develop AI to calculate material stress using images appeared first on AI News.

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9 investors, execs and founders discuss Zagreb’s startup potential

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 2:55 a.m.

"With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's easier to land remote jobs and stay in Zagreb, which will positively impact the Croatian startup ecosystem."

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Advantech Connect Online Partner Conference to Promote Edge-to-Cloud Partnerships and AIoT Solutions for Smart City Services

Business Wire | April 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantech (stock code: 2395), a leading provider of advanced IoT intelligence systems, is excited to launch its Advantech Connect Online Partner Conference, an online partner conference for global partners, focusing on the theme “Edge-to-Cloud Partnerships Enable Smart City Services with AIoT.” The conference sessions will be livestreamed in North America on April 28-30 (UTC-4) and center around six main topics: Intelligent Hospitals, Telehealth & Mobile Sol

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Ericsson’s network business shines in Q1

Fierce Wireless | April 21, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

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Koch Industries embraces networking as a service

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 5:27 p.m.

Koch Industries transitions to WAN service provided by Alkira as part of its effort to consume IT infrastructure rather than build it.

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Gartner predicts public cloud spending to reach $332B in 2021

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

Gartner predicts 2021 global spending on public clouds will reach $332.3 billion, driven by demand for containerization and edge computing.

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MetTel announces availability of Microsoft Teams External Voice

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 1 p.m.

MetTel today announced a unified solution that allows customers to use Microsoft Teams to enable external calling to or from any source, directly from the Microsoft Teams application.

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Google launches AI-powered document processing services in general availability

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 10 a.m.

Google launched a number of AI-powered document processing services in general availability, including Lending DocAI and Procurement DocAI.

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Hive raises $85M for AI-based APIs to help moderate content, identify objects and more

TechCrunch | April 21, 2021, 9:02 a.m.

As content moderation continues to be a critical aspect of how social media platforms work — one that they may be pressured to get right, or at least do better in tackling — a startup that has built a set of data and image models to help with that, along with any other tasks that […]

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Salesforce introduces new Sales Cloud features to boost automation and remote collaboration

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 9 a.m.

Salesforce's new Sales Cloud features address pandemic trends, including the need for automation and remote work tools.

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Public Cloud Platforms to Drive Innovation in Telecoms in 2021 and Beyond

ABI Research | April 21, 2021, 5 a.m.

The public cloud serves as the foundation for many businesses in the enterprise domain. Increasingly, telecom entities seek to partner with public cloud providers to use their compute capacity and leverage their strong network capabilities at the back end. Inexpensive compute access is the chief reason a growing number of network equipment vendors (NEVs) and communications service providers (CSPs) are now exploring public clouds as a viable complement to their telco cloud platforms. According to a new report from global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, public cloud is set to spur new growth for the telco cloud market, which is forecasted to grow to US$29.3 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27%. Low cost of ownership, little or no implementation risk, and increased business agility and innovation are some key drivers that are propelling the adoption of cloud compute capacity in telecoms.“Adoption of public cloud constitutes an evolutionary path on three fronts; technology evolution, operational changes, and service evolution,” explains Don Alusha, Senior Analyst, 5G Core & Edge Networks at ABI Research. “Technology evolution of the public cloud, and broader cloudification efforts, is a key enabler for a more digital telco ecosystem. Operational changes in cloud efficiencies enable CSPs to propel service convergence by intelligently fusing today’s siloed internal processes. And service evolution is the quest to enhance existing business models, which also stands to be a key reason behind the adoption of public cloud.” Communication services remain at the heart of CSPs’ business, but with public cloud as a foundation, many large Tier-1 CSPs are increasingly diversifying into ICT services. AT&T, Telefonica Tech, Verizon, and Vodafone are some CSPs that are embracing public cloud for new value creation outside of their historical (consumer) markets. Furthermore, platforms are going to be at the center of new commercial forays, particularly enterprise 5G, which inherently constitutes a horizontal value creation. “CSPs will capture growth if they get three strands right: 1) the intelligent connectivity to connect dispersed cloud platforms; 2) the human capital to get their workforce innovating on, working off of, and 3) tap into a cloud ecosystem that is composed of independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers; and finally, the governance to get the best out of this ecosystem and cushion its side effects. Naturally, this change will not happen overnight, even in the most progressive of CSPs. But it is vital that, in close collaboration with NEVs and hyperscalers, CSPs plant the seeds of cloud and software platforms today to create new value tomorrow,” Alusha adds.With public cloud platforms, hyperscalers like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle typically develop and control a homogeneous tech ecosystem. In contrast, CSPs procure solutions from many different suppliers that compete and move sometimes slightly, sometimes substantially, in different directions. “So, what does a proliferation of cloud platforms in telecoms mean for Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE? It means that the successful vendor of the future will need to shoulder much more of the financial risk of CSPs adopting their products and services,” says Alusha. They need to invest in CSPs’ success by going beyond merely installing and integrating capabilities. They need to guide CSPs, and their enterprise prospects to consume capabilities they have at their disposal – sometimes even doing it for them. The exact role that public clouds will play in how we shape the telco system going forward remains to be seen. At the same time, the industry at large must have the willingness to stake future growth and success on the ability to make commitments today that may not pay off until years into the future. “In other words, new-growth strategies should begin with a high tolerance for risk and what we do not know over cloud and associated economic models rather than what we do, for successful strategies must be built upon a degree of unpredictability, not in spite of it,” Alusha concludes.These findings are from ABI Research’s Public Cloud Platforms in Telecoms application analysis report. This report is part of the company’s 5G Core & Edge Networks research service, which includes research, data, and ABI Insights. Based on extensive primary interviews, Application Analysis reports present in-depth analysis on key market trends and factors for a specific application, which could focus on an individual market or geography.

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All the electric vehicles that stood out at the Shanghai Auto Show

TechCrunch | April 20, 2021, 8:56 p.m.

The 19th annual Shanghai Auto Show delivered a bevy of electric and tech-centric vehicles this year. Chinese, European and U.S. automakers showed off their latest offerings in every price segment, from the budget-minded Wuling Hong Guang Mini via a joint venture between SAIC Motor Corp., General Motors Co. and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co. to the […]

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Microsoft wants to let you build video games at your kitchen table with its new tools - CNET

CNET | April 20, 2021, 1 p.m.

Microsoft's new cloud services program ID@Azure gives indie game developers new tools to build games for Xbox, PC or cloud.

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IBM breaks latest revenue losing streak as cloud revenue shows modest growth

TechCrunch | April 20, 2021, 12:38 p.m.

For IBM, much of the last 8 years simply posting positive revenue growth was a challenge. In fact, the company had a period between 2013 and 2018 when it experienced an astonishing 22 straight quarters of negative revenue growth. So when Big Blue reported yesterday that revenue was up slightly, I’m sure the company took […]

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ACLU joins over 50 groups in calling for Homeland Security to halt use of Clearview AI

Artificial Intelligence News | April 20, 2021, 12:10 p.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has joined over 50 other rights and advocacy groups in calling for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt the use of Clearview AI’s controversial facial recognition system. In a letter (PDF) addressed to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the signatories wrote: “The undersigned organizations have serious concerns about... Read more »The post ACLU joins over 50 groups in calling for Homeland Security to halt use of Clearview AI appeared first on AI News.

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