SD Times news digest: Lyft and Udacity self-driving partnership, GCC 8.1, Cisco to acquire Accompany, and Oculus Go

Lyft and Udacity are partnering up for the Lyft Perception Challenge, which is designed to test problem solving skills for Perception for Autonomous Vehicles. The top 25 participants in the challenge will earn an interview with Lyft. The challenge was created because Lyft wanted to find a new approach for identifying, attracting, and hiring top … continue reading

SD Times news digest: InfluxCloud, Datadog’s Java support, and the Cisco Container Platform

InfluxData has announced the latest release of its database-as-a-service, InfluxCloud. New capabilities include improved security, expanded global region support and faster onboarding. In addition, it features pre-built dashboards that allow customers to co-monitor the health of their InfluxCloud as well as new multi-user functionality.  “At InfluxData, we pride ourselves on listening to customers and being responsive … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cisco to acquire Perspica, Google’s Data Loss Prevention API, and Google Play Console updates

Cisco has announced their intent to acquire Perspica in an effort to support and accelerate their AppDynamics vision, which Cisco purchased earlier this year. The company hopes that the addition of Perspica will allow customers to take advantage of more machine learning capabilities in order to analyze large amounts of data. “With the addition of … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: AngularFire adds Cloud Firestore support, Samsung release Windows Mixed Reality headset, and Azure Functions gets Java support

The Angular team has announced support for Cloud Firestore in AngularFire. Cloud Firestore was released into public beta this week by the Google Firebase team. It features querying; real-time data synchronization; iOS, Android and web SDKs with offline data access; and multi-region data replication. AngularFire is the official Angular library for Firebase. “AngularFire combines the … continue reading

Cisco to acquire AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

In order to give its customers more insight into their application layers and drive the digital transformation for IT and business, Cisco announced its intent to acquire AppDynamics for US$3.7 billion. AppDynamics, an application intelligence company, was supposed to be the first tech company to go public this year, according to a Wall Street Journal … continue reading

Pebble migrates to Fitbit, Cisco’s plans to end Intercloud Services, and ANTLR 4.6 released—SD Times news digest: Dec. 16, 2016

Pebble has detailed what will happen to its software and services now that it has become a part of the Fitbit family. Fitbit will keep Pebble’s software and services running through 2017. The elements that will remain in service include the Pebble SDK, CloudPebble, Timeline APIs, firmware availability, mobile apps, the developer portal, and the … continue reading

Companies to watch in 2017

As the technology industry continues to grow and flourish, new companies and startups are sprouting, and old companies are finding new ways of reviving themselves But as we head into the new year, some companies won’t make it through the winter months, while others will find new and innovative ways to thrive and blossom. SD … continue reading

Cisco acquires ContainerX

Cisco is headed into the container market. The technology company announced plans to acquire the container startup ContainerX, marking Cisco’s first entry into the emerging container space. “Many of our customers are starting to use containers to build, deploy and manage cloud native applications,” wrote Rob Salvagno, vice president of corporate business development at Cisco. … continue reading

Winning hackathon team develops sensors to save the bees

Bee colonies have been on the decline for some time due to environmental pressures, and it’s become a global issue that researchers, farmers, environmentalists, even average citizens are trying to solve. One software development team has joined the fight, and their small device with simple and inexpensive hardware might be one way to bring the … continue reading

New AT&T IoT Starter Kit announced with connectivity, plug-and-play modem

AT&T has introduced an IoT Starter Kit to help developers take advantage of 4G LTE connectivity, allowing them to quickly create their IoT solutions. The kit provides tools needed for IoT development, including connectivity, LTE hardware, application services, and cloud storage. The model is plug-and-play and includes an LTE modem that runs on the AT&T … continue reading

Cisco puts PNDA on GitHub, Android Nougat changes for CAs, and Rust 1.10 released—SD Times news digest: July 8, 2016

Cisco’s open-source platform for network data analytics for Big Data called PNDA is now available on GitHub. Developers can find the source-code repositories and sub-projects for it. PNDA aggregates data like logs, metrics and network telemetry, and the goal of this platform is to remove the complexity of combining technologies into an end-to-end solution. The … 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

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