SD Times news digest: IDC’s IoT spending predictions, SafeSpec, and F-Secure acquires MWR InfoSecurity

Market research company IDC has released the latest Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, predicting that IoT spending will experience a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent during the 2017-20122 forecast period. It expects spending to reach $1.2 trillion by 2022. The forecast also shows that the consumer section with lead IoT spending … continue reading

SD Times news digest: React Native rearchitecture, .NET Core 2.1 for Red Hat and Python in Visual Studio

With the release of Facebook’s State of React Native 2018, the company has announced it is working on a large-scale rearchitecture of the framework. The rearchitecture is meant to make the framework more flexible and enable it to integrate better with native infrastructure in hybrid JavaScript/native apps. The company says it will take what it … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Office 365 updates, Samsung NEXT Q Fund, and Google’s policy changes in Android P

Microsoft wants to provide users with a better experience. The company announced it is redesigning Office 365.   According to the company, the changes were inspired by changes to work culture and are designed to provide a balance between power and simplicity. To guide the updates, Microsoft created a set of “The Three Cs,” which stand … continue reading

Facebook open sources Sonar

Facebook has announced it will be open sourcing its extensible debugging tool: Sonar. Sonar was originally created to help Facebook engineers manage the complexity of working with multiple different modules. According to the company, Sonar provides a framework where experts and developers can convey important information to users. It also provides engineers with an intuitive … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IBM Cloud expansion, dtSearch beta release, and Cohesity’s $250 million Series D

IBM has announced an expansion of its cloud capabilities, which will include the launch of 18 new availability zones for IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud already operates in about 60 locations, but will be adding more capacity and capability with these new locations. The new availability zones will be located across North America, Europe, and Asia … continue reading

Google lays out seven principles for AI applications

Google has long been using AI to make its products more useful, and now it is releasing its list of seven AI principles it will follow in assessing AI. The seven principles are:  AI has to benefit society, taking into account a range of social and economic factors. It will only proceed with technology when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation reacts to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, Mozilla’s Common Voice project, and Breakthrough Technologies’ Loco platform

The Linux Foundation has released its statement on Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. It stated that the move is probably a good thing for the open-source community as Microsoft has the means to make GitHub better. It also thinks it is a good sign that they brought in Nat Friedman, who has been well-respected in the … continue reading

Android P beta 2 is now available

Google has announced the second beta release of its upcoming operating system Android P. This update includes the final Android P APIs, the latest system images, and updated developer tools to prepare for the consumer release. This beta release utilizes machine learning in many of its new features, according to the company. In collaboration with … continue reading

Google releases Project Capillary for end-to-end encryption of push messages

Google is trying to make it easier to implement end-to-end (E2E) encryption with the release of Project Capillary. The open-source library is designed to simplify the implementation of E2E-encryption for push messages between developer servers and users’ Android devices. “Developers already use HTTPS to communicate with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). The channel between FCM server … continue reading

Databricks releases MLflow, runtime for ML and Databricks Delta at Spark + AI Summit

Databricks has announced new capabilities to its Unified Analytics platform designed to help lower the barrier for enterprises utilizing AI. The company introduced MLflow, Databricks runtime for ML and Databricks Delta at the Spark + AI Summit in San Francisco this week. According to the company, the new capabilities aim to simplify distributed machine learning … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft SDK, Quick Base Automations, and OutSystems’ new funding

Dynamsoft has announced a new SDK for Android app developers that will enable them to build mobile apps with enterprise-level document scanning capabilities. According to the company, it is ideal for capturing and processing mission-critical documents such as contracts, forms, ID cards, driver’s licenses, passports, receipts, and presentations. The solution features built-in editing, automatic border … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Postman 6.1, Rookout’s AWS Lambda debugger, and Apache Traffic Control

Postman version 6.1 has been released, with new workspace features for enterprises. It now allows Postman Enterprise users to create private workspaces that can be shared with specific team members. The private workspace will only be visible to the user who created it and those that have been invited to join it. According to the … continue reading

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