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AWS announces per-second billing for EC2 instances

Paying for computing resources will become even more precise next month, when Amazon will introduce per-second billing for EC2 instances. Effective October 2 in all AWS regions, Linux instances launched in On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot form will be billed in one-second increments, Amazon Web Services announced. Per-second billing also applies to provisioned storage for EBS volumes, as well as Amazon… Read more →

Intel has invested more than $1 billion in AI companies

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an op-ed Monday that the company has invested more than $1 billion in business that are advancing the field of artificial intelligence. The investments have come through the Intel Capital investment fund and include financing for a number of AI startups, including Data Robot, Mighty AI, and Lumiata. Intel sees huge potential in AI… Read more →

Oracle unveils next-gen SPARC platform

Securing Your Mobile Enterprise iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Based on their specs, which flagship makes the better business phone? Read More Oracle has unveiled its eighth-generation SPARC platform, its engineered systems and as a cloud service. The platform is powered by the new SPARC M8 microprocessor, and Oracle claims that it can deliver encryption and hashing two… Read more →

TCS partners with São Paulo government to plug IT skills gap

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed a cooperation agreement with the government of São Paulo to bring its IT education program to 190,000 high school students across the Brazilian state. The Indian firm’s goIT education program seeks to present career options within technology and STEM subjects in general to students at public schools. Want a good tech job? Report says… Read more →

Microsoft to hold mixed reality showcase event October 3

Dell joins Microsoft’s Mixed Reality gang with Visor headset Microsoft officials plan to show off the company’s end-to-end mixed reality offerings on Oct. 3 in San Francisco. The invitation-only press and analyst event will be hosted by Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman and highlight how Microsoft sees and plans to address the mixed-reality space. (I’m hearing the event will not… Read more →

Asia is leading social media innovation through livestreaming — can the US catch up?

Live video streaming is redefining the way people broadcast and consume media. Analysts at Goldman Sachs have predicted that China’s livestream video market will grow from $2 billion in 2015 to $15 billion in 2020. special feature Louisville and the Future of the Smart City Louisville, Kentucky is building a unique bridge between the smart city and the smart home…. Read more →

HP’s Aruba announces 360 Secure Fabric analytics security solution

Hewlett-Packard’s Aruba unit has announced the launch of Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, an enterprise security solution to protect businesses from cloud-borne, mobile, and IoT-based threats. On Monday, the enterprise firm said the new offering is a security framework for analytics-based attack detection and response. As part of the Aruba IntroSpect product family, 360 Secure Fabric uses User and Entity Behavioral… Read more →

Bringing Shadow IT Out of the Shadows

Back in the day, the only software products on your company’s network were the ones IT installed. Nowadays, employees can easily access a variety of compelling Internet-based services, and they help themselves to whichever apps seem to help them do their jobs. These services run in the cloud, often out of sight of IT and therefore out of their control…. Read more →

8 of the best quick charge USB multi-port car chargers

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Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, eyes broader smart city, smart grid deployments

Itron, which focuses on energy and water analytics and technology, said it will acquire Silver Sprint Networks, an Internet of things and smart city player, in a deal valued at $830 million. The combined companies are expected to target smart city deployments as well as smart grid technology. Under the terms of the deal, Itron will acquire Silver Spring for… Read more →