The Department of Justice on Thursday released a report that focuses on the cyberthreats facing the nation and how the DOJ plans to address them. The report also addresses foreign influence operations and outlines a policy for disclosing foreign meddling investigations.
An open source initiative dubbed the Data Transfer Project has been announced by four of the largest technology companies: Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter. The project will make it easier for users to transfer data among the companies' services.
Four smart home leaders received equal marks in a recent study of consumer perception: Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung. Smart home hubs were among the most well-known devices, with 67% of survey respondents saying they were aware of the devices.
Google has unveiled an artificial intelligence project called the "Move Mirror," which matches users' poses with similar images. The project was created to make machine learning more accessible to coders, as well as to inspire the development of other applications.
Royole Corp. has unveiled a flexible shirt and top hat with smart video features that users can use to show off 3GP/MP4 videos and JPEG/GIF images. "Individuals can select video content that showcases their personality and stream in real-time from their mobile phone, giving them unlimited portability and versatility," noted Bill Liu of Royole.
Microsoft posted revenue growth of 89% during the fourth quarter for its Azure cloud services, ahead of Wall Street expectations. Azure is the second-largest cloud service provider, making up 16% of the cloud-infrastructure market.
Windstream Enterprise has released the SD-WAN Cloud Connect service, a virtual edge device which integrates its Concierge SD-WAN and Cloud Connect solutions. The technology is powered by VMWare's VeloCloud unit, and it's being offered to AWS customers now and will be expanded to Microsoft Azure customers by August.
Companies are most commonly looking for software engineers, software development engineers and product managers, according to data from Glassdoor. Microsoft, Intel and Walmart eCommerce are the top companies looking for technical workers, with 78% of the companies' open positions in the technical field.
IC Insights projects the global semiconductor market will grow by 14% in 2018, reaching $509.1 billion. Meanwhile, average semiconductor content in electronic systems is expected to reach 31.4%, according to IC Insights.