Verizon Takes The Lead In Creating 5G Future Forum

Verizon has issued a press release announcing the creation of the 5G Future Forum, a coalition of global 5G leaders. The growth of 5G has been hampered by multiple bands of 5G service. The fastest high-frequency mmWave bands offer speed…

CES 2020: Blackberry & AWS Partnering To Deliver Connected Vehicle Software Platform

Blackberry and AWS have announced a partnership at CES 2020, aimed at helping automakers tackle the challenges of modern autos. According to the press release, the partnership will leverage Blackberry’s QNX operating system (OS), in combination with AWS’ Internet of…

Goldman Sachs: Microsoft Making Significant Inroads In Cloud Market—At Amazon and Google’s Expense

According to Business Insider, a recent Goldman Sachs poll shows Microsoft making significant inroads into the cloud market at Amazon and especially Google’s expense. Goldman Sachs polled 100 IT executives from Global 2000 companies to see what cloud platforms were…

Xiaomi Investing $7 Billion In 5G, AI And IoT

According to Reuters, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is planning on investing over $7 billion in 5G, IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) over the next five years. Xiaomi was founded in 2010 and released its first smartphone in 2011. The…

Microsoft May Be Working On a Version of Windows 10X For IoT

According to Windows Latest, a recent LinkedIn job posting would seem to indicate that Microsoft is working on a version of Windows 10X for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Windows 10X is a version of Windows designed specifically for multi-screen…

Polte IoT Cloud Comes to AWS Marketplace

Polte has announced its Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud is now available on the AWS Marketplace. Polte is a Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) provider, offering a patented Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) solution as an alternative to traditional GPS. According to the company…

Ockam Raises $4.9 Million in Funding to Enable IoT Developers

Ockam is a Bay Area company that builds tools to enable developers to “develop trustful IoT systems with…easy to use tools, methods, and protocols.” The company announced it has raised $4.9 million in seed funding to continue its efforts to…

Amazon Bringing Alexa Functionality to IoT Devices

In the battle for smart speaker dominance, estimates show that Amazon’s Alexa has a dominating lead with 70 percent of the market. Based on Amazon’s recent announcement, that market share may increase even more. The company recently announced Alexa Voice…

Cybersecurity Firm Firedome Raises $10 Million to Secure IoT Devices

VentureBeat is reporting that Tel Aviv and New York-based cybersecurity firm Firedome has raised an additional $10 million in funding, bringing their total to $14.5 million. The new round of investment will help the company continue development of its cybersecurity…

5G Dramatically Accelerates Industrial Digitization, Says Qualcomm CEO

The total amount of economic impact of 5G in 2035 is going to be $13.2 trillion, says Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf. This is really about all the features to make high reliable factories. There are special features that we have put into the standard which will come out in a second, third, and fourth-wave over the next decade.