• 7 Dec 2020 2:22 PM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    America leads the computer vision in hardware, talent and patents according to Computer Visions’ new report by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. 

    China is constantly looking for new innovative ways to lead the next generation, however they are falling short compared to the US. For example, if you look at talent, the US has over 2,000 computer vision scholars where as China has less than 200. 

    China are now looking for news areas of growth such as retail and marketing to create a new generation for computer vision. 

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  • 7 Dec 2020 2:09 PM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    Cisco, a tech company has signed a contract to acquire IMImobile, a cloud based communications software for $721 million in a move to help firms keep track of their users and interact with them.

    The CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins is hoping to revamp the company to become more centred around networking software and service providers. 

    The deal with IMImobile is aimed to help them use AI software in order to automate the outreach process more efficiently. For example, providing their customers with a generic way to communicate with people in which they prefer, so either video calls, texts, social media...

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  • 3 Dec 2020 9:44 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    Telco company Three is continuing to roll out their 5G network with the launch of its first Ecrisson 5G sites.

    Three first launched their 5G network in Central London in 2019 after they partnered with Ecrisson. Now customers in Manchester, Glasgow and Reading can also access their 5G network.

    This has enabled Three to provide 5G to customers in over 154 towns and cities. 

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  • 3 Dec 2020 9:24 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    Amazon have announced that they will be bringing their company, AWS cloud to Apple’s new M1 Mac mini. 

    AWS is Amazon Web services, a cloud based infrastructure. This move will allow developers to build across Apple goods whilst using Amazon cloud.

    Amazon is using their experience in logistics to boost their cloud offering for the next generation of factories.

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  • 2 Dec 2020 10:16 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    Salesforce, a cloud computing software company are planning to acquire Slack, an app facilitating chat for $27.7bn in order to compete with Microsoft.

    In 2016, Microsoft was going to acquire Slack for $8bn, however, they acquired LinkedIn instead.

    This move by Salesforce comes as demand for digital services to enable working from home in the pandemic has increased massively.

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  • 2 Dec 2020 10:04 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    Telco company, Orange is planning to roll-out commercial 5G to 15 municipalities in France from the 3rd of December.

    Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of the Orange Group said “the deployment will be done gradually and in a constructive dialogue with all local authorities, in parallel with our efforts to expand coverage of the French territory in 4G,” said Stéphane Richard, Orange Group chairman and CEO.

    Orange plans to switch their existing 4G to 5G by the end of the year. They hope that this will give France more power for competition in things like AI.

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  • 1 Dec 2020 10:02 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    The UK Government are banning telecom providers from installing Huawei Technology 5G equipment from September 2021.

    This comes as many countries enforce regulations on Huawei due to spying and data privacy concerns.

    A 5G supply chain diversification strategy has been published to ensure that the UK aren’t dependant on a couple of telecom providers.

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  • 1 Dec 2020 9:47 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    The UK Government is investing more than £3 million into “The Engineering Hub” which will allow UK companies to use 5G and satellite technology.

    The engineer hub will be a centre for researchers and businesses to look at the benefits of 5G and satellite technology. The hub will also develop software that allows satellite networks.

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  • 25 Nov 2020 4:07 PM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    French authorities have warned US tech firms like Amazon that they will have to pay the new digital service tax.

    Many mark this as the end of the commitment between Washington and Paris which was formed in January to extend the period for meetings regarding tax.

    The US trade department are supposedly now implementing tariffs of up to 25% on French goods. 

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  • 25 Nov 2020 9:45 AM | Mia Devonshire (Administrator)

    Vodafone UK has partnered with IoT.nxt to offer consumers everything IoT solutions has to offer and to remove barriers between IoT and business adoption. 

    Vodafone will provide IoT sensors, devices and create a data management platform. The aim is to consolidate multiple processes into one platform to increase business adoption. 

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