Google launches the ‘Open Web of Things’, inviting research proposals to advance the Internet of Things
Google is setting up an open innovation and research program to formalize and push forward much of the research, standards, security, systems, and more that will feed in to this much-mooted “connected society” and inviting research proposals from academics interested in embarking on a “cross-disciplinary expedition intended to address the complex challenges and opportunities before us as we explore the next generation of systems, services and Internet-connected devices”.
The submission deadline is January 21, 2015, with successful proposals expected to be filtered out by spring.In addition to financial support, Google says it will serve up access to many of its own technologies to help with the research, including hardware, software, and other related systems.
Read more at VentureBeat.
The Trend in Multi-CDN to Meet Digital Demands
Increased adoption of CDN technology, and the trend towards multiple CDN deployments, reflects a fundamental change in how businesses are delivering goods and services. As of the end of Q3 of this year, 1,400 sites ranked in the Alexa 100K have more than one CDN deployed, which is a 6% increase from Q1 of this year (this growth is slightly less than overall CDN adoption growth in the A100K since Q1, which was 8%). Software firms in particular like CDNs to push software updates as close to end users as possible, especially as endpoint devices go mobile.
Media, Retail, Leisure, and Corporate Services all frequently rely on multiple CDNs to deliver static and rich dynamic content. Deploy content across multiple networks for high availability; optimize traffic to that content via cloud DNS; and use WPM tools to monitor performance and take corrective action when latency or downtime events occur.
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Mobile is taking over (no wonder)
Mobile marketing has been a dominant trend in the advertising world for some time, and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Mobile marketing is what is currently driving the growth of cloud computing. As anyone who is aware of how enterprise software and related programs work, the massive increase in bandwidth consumption and more means that most legacy systems simply can’t handle the burden. Mobile marketing pretty much applies for every company nowadays. The growing number of BYOD (bring your own device) workplaces means that mobile apps can make their team more efficient and productive – in a way that’s also quite cost effective. Regardless of one’s current perspective on mobile marketing and the enterprise usage of the cloud, they’re both are here to stay, so it’s either get on the train or fall of the rails.
Read more at CloudTweaks.
Qualcomm to invest $40M in four Chinese companies
Qualcomm has invested $40 million in four Chinese companies as well as the China Walden Venture Investments fund, despite facing antitrust probes. Qualcomm is investing in 7Invensun, an eye-tracking solution provider; Chukong Technologies, a mobile entertainment platform provider; inPlug, a smart home device/platform solution provider; Unisound, a voice recognition and processing technology provider.
The investments in the startups and the fund will come from Qualcomm’s $150 million strategic China venture fund that was announced earlier this year. Qualcomm expressed it’s satisfaction with the investment and it’s help towards the Chinese wireless industry.
Full story at VentureBeat.
Yotta’s Horizons U.S. launch
Yotta is launching its visualised asset management software Horizons in the U.S. Designed as a cloud hosted solution Horizons allows for multiple data types to be integrated, visualised and utilised underpinning decision making and informing development plans for highways management. Representing a milestone for the U.S. economy MAP-21 provides much needed funds and more importantly policy and a framework to guide growth and development of the country’s vital transportation infrastructure. Horizons is a visualised Software-as-a-Service asset management platform designed to make it easier for asset managers in a unique and effective way using a single cloud-based solution.
Read more at Yottaa.