SD Times new digest: Waymo launches “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign, Upskill updates Skylight platform, and Nokia halts OZO VR development

Waymo has launched the “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign to educate the public on how the technology behind self-driving cars can address safety challenges on the road. The company will start the campaign using digital, outdoor, and radio advertising in Arizona, as well as updating their website with helpful resources. They are partnering with organizations such … continue reading

Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

Atlassian acquires Trello, Google Go in 2016, and the Nokia 6—SD Times news digest: Jan. 9, 2017

Atlassian has acquired the project-management software provider Trello. According to Atlassian, over the past five years Trello has helped more than 19 million registered users capture and add structure to their workflows. Atlassian hopes the acquisition will help transform the way teams work. “Atlassian’s mission is to unleash the potential in every team. That’s a … continue reading

Google App Maker, Nokia and HPE team up on IoT, and Apple’s drone initiative—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2016

Google is joining the low-code movement with its new release of App Maker. App Maker is the company’s low-code app development solution designed to help business users develop and deploy custom made apps. “App Maker makes it easy for IT or even citizen developers (including analysts and system administrators) to quickly iterate from a prototype … continue reading

HTC launches VR Venture Capital Alliance, Nokia launches mobile network analytics solution, and Red Hat announces OpenJDK 8 for Windows—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2016

HTC announced the VR Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a US$10 billion initiative that will put investments into long-term growth in the virtual reality industry. The VRVCA is made up of 30 virtual reality investors from all over the world. They believe that virtual reality is a “transformative technology that will revolutionize entire industries, one that … continue reading

Nokia IoT portfolio, SmartBear introduces Collaborator 10.0, and new Google Springboard and Google Sites—SD Times news digest: June 14, 2016

Since the Internet of Things is opening plenty of opportunities for businesses, Nokia created a complete solution for operators to simplify the management of millions of IoT device connections, and to help them with the development of IoT applications. Nokia is now building an ecosystem around IoT. Its portfolio contains radio, which will optimize LTE … continue reading

Google’s Project Magenta, Redfin open-sources React Server, and Nokia to lay off more than 1,000 employees—SD Times news digest: May 23, 2016

One of Google’s latest projects is the Magenta project, an effort to generate music, video and images using machine intelligence. It’s also an open-source library for machine learning, part of the Google Brain team, using TensorFlow. The big question Project Magenta tries to answer is, “Can machines make music and art?” If this is possible, … continue reading

Coding Dojo expands to new locations, SmartBear releases API testing solution, and Google’s self-driving car crash—SD Times digest: March 1, 2016

Today, Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp, announced that it is opening new locations in Dallas, Washington and Chicago. Coding Dojo will double its number of existing campuses, which are currently located in Los Angeles, San Jose and Seattle. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1 million more computing jobs … continue reading

How AI aims to save Wikipedia, Nokia’s VR camera OZO, and Facebook’s new SDK—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2015

Wikipedia has a past of being notorious for incorrect information, since it’s a site that anyone can edit. Aaron Halfaker, a senior research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, has built an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to identify these acts of vandalism, a step toward replacing some of the volunteer editors with AIs. His engine relies … continue reading

Nokia enters the VR market, iOS support coming to AWS Device Farm, and Google on deep learning—SD Times news digest: July, 29 2015

Nokia is entering the virtual reality world. The company officially confirmed it has a VR product in the work: OZO, a VR camera designed for professional content creators. “OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands of professionals who will create amazing experiences for people … continue reading

The SPY Car Act, Flurry’s Mobile Addicts report, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7—SD Times news digest: July 22, 2015

U.S. Senators have introduced a bill designed to improve vehicle security. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, proposed by Senator Edward Markey and Senator Richard Blumenthal, intends to establish federal standards that would secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy. In addition, a rating system, also known as a cyber dashboard, would … continue reading

Nokia provides insight into its mobile comeback

It has been widely speculated that Nokia will eventually make its way back into the mobile market, and now a spokesman for the company is providing more insight into its plan. “For 14 years Nokia was the biggest cell phone maker in the world, and the brand became a household name—one that evoked quality, innovation … continue reading

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