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Amazon’s EV Delivery Trucks Demonstrate Its Leadership And Firm Commitment To Sustainability

As one of the world’s largest retailers, Amazon and its initiatives have been responsible for driving many trends and paradigm shifts. In 2019, it co-founded and became the first signatory of The Climate Pledge, a commitment, signed by companies across all industries, to reach net-zero carbon across their operations by 2040. Seeking to deliver on …

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Meta And Qualcomm Sign A New, Deepened Multi-Generational VR Agreement

At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Germany, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and Meta’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke together during Qualcomm’s IFA 2022 press conference to announce the deepening of the relationship between the two companies. Qualcomm has a history of making XR-related announcements, as I covered back at IFA 2016. Qualcomm’s XR platform is already …

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T-Mobile And SpaceX’s Satellite Partnership Paves The Way For Real Use Of Satellite In 5G

The satellite communications space has been incredibly busy over the last year, with many companies discussing the possibility of satellite connectivity for consumer devices. Many players in the space, such as AST SpaceMobile and Omnispace, have already launched satellites and are in talks with various carriers around the world to roll out services. One of …

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Cloudera’s New ‘CDP One’ Removing Obstacles To Adopt Industrial-Grade Analytics And ML

Analytics is everywhere and the enterprise is starting to adopt Artificial intelligence (AI). Multiple business functions across industries, from banking and finance to healthcare and media, have deployed ML. The promise of efficiency and profitability gains from faster access to insights from large amounts of data that continues to be collected and stored guarantees that …

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HP Continues To Cultivate Healthy Hybrid Workplaces With Its New Devices

HP announced new devices and solutions for hybrid work environments at HP Amplify Executive Forum (AEF) last week. As businesses begin to settle into their most practical and efficient working methods, it becomes more apparent how to do hybrid work. While all answers aren’t apparent yet, we’re getting a little closer. While orthodox working methods …

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Zoom And Oracle Red Bull Racing Partnering Up On Technology And Marketing

Oracle Red Bull Racing (RBR) and Zoom today announced a new partnership that would integrate the Zoom platform into every communication line of Oracle RBR. When Formula 1 (F1) racing is in season, I hardly miss a race, and over the years, it has quickly grown in popularity stateside. I have to confess, I am …

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Qualcomm Reinforces At IFA That It Is The Consumer OEM’s Secret Weapon Against Apple

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon provided the opening keynote for the IFA 2022 show this morning in Berlin. IFA is Western Europe’s largest consumer electronics and appliance show, where device makers announce many of their newest products just in time for back to school and the holidays. Qualcomm used this year to make significant corporate announcements …

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HPE Aruba Helps The Home Depot Deliver A Better Retail Experience

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) currently leads the IT consumption services market. The company’s GreenLake platform officially launched in the fall of 2017, promising to offer a host of pay-per-use solutions aimed at some of the most prevalent enterprise customer workloads. Nearly five years later, HPE has vastly refined and expanded its offerings. To no surprise, network-as-a-service (NaaS) is …

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AMD Made Progress In 2021 In Corporate Social Responsibility

In recent years I’ve extended my beat as a tech analyst to include technology companies’ corporate social responsibility programs. I’ve found that these initiatives, spanning everything from environmental sustainability to diversity and inclusion to digital empowerment, communicate a lot about a company’s culture and workplace. As employees continue to age out, more people increasingly want …

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Talking ESG With T-Mobile’s Brigitta Witt

As a tech analyst, I’ve expanded my purview in recent years to include not just the latest technology but also how the titans of the tech industry attempt to affect positive change and give back to the global community during this time of massive social and environmental upheaval. It’s a broad area that includes everything …

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Axis Bank – Retaining Customers In A “Two-Click” World

I have had hundreds of calls with customers worldwide to discuss digital transformation. The best question is always, “what business benefits have you measured?” The most common answer is aspirational, as most customers are not far enough along to quantify the benefits. That is why I was excited to talk with Avinash Raghavendra, the Head …

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Skyworks Delivers Record Q3 Revenue, Beats EPS Consensus, Provides Solid Guidance

I’m a tech industry analyst, not an equities analyst, but I have found that there’s no greater source of truth for a company’s quarterly performance than its earnings announcements. I can also find nuggets in earnings calls that provide a better understanding of the macro environment. This week I tuned into Skyworks’ third quarter earnings …

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Spark New Zealand – From ‘Process ERP’ To ‘Intelligent ERP’

Last year I wrote an article about Spark, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company, and the evolution from a traditional telco provider to a digital services provider. Spark’s stated purpose is “To help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world,” a mantra that drives how Spark’s people approach their work. It was …

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Intel Foundry Services Announces MediaTek As First Wafer Customer

It has been over a year since Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced Intel’s re-entry into the foundry business with Intel Foundry Services. Late last month, Intel announced that the company gained its first official wafer fabrication customer with MediaTek. Although other companies like Amazon and Qualcomm have signed up to use packaging and processing technology, MediaTek is …

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MemryX Is A New AI Company We Actually Need

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us, in the cars we drive to the smartphones we use, powering our most favored or despised apps. Consequently, one of the major growth drivers in the semiconductor industry is AI. It’s everywhere and revolutionizing the way humans interact with the modern world, from the datacenter to the device …

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Arm Partners With Cruise To Advance Autonomous Driving Support

As we pass the midpoint of 2022, the possibility of seeing autonomous, driverless vehicles at scale throughout major cities in the United States seems more attainable than ever. I have covered self-driving vehicles for years now, and it’s not an easy puzzle to solve. There are many considerations to balance, including compute performance, power consumption, …

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Amazon Increased Output In 2021 Orders Of Magnitude More Than Carbon Emissions

The world is in an interesting place right now related to the environment. Simultaneously, the debate rages on in the digital town squares, we are experiencing heat waves this summer, and the EU is trying to go greener yet held energy hostage by Russia’s natural gas. OK, maybe environmental interesting equals environmental chaos right now. Public companies have recently …

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Amazon Announces ‘Fleet Edge’ Technology To Improve Safety For Delivery Drivers

Last month, Amazon added some new technology to complement its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program. The latest of those is “Fleet Edge”, new software that helps drivers navigate changing road conditions resulting in safer operations and keeping up with scheduled delivery times.  The DSP program allows entrepreneurs to run their businesses while leveraging Amazon’s technology, …

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Amazon Continues To Focus On Ambient Computing At Alexa Live

Amazon announced many new features for skill developers and device makers this year at its Alexa Live 2022 event that I watched remotely. The Alexa ecosystem has grown tremendously over the past couple of years, doubling its number of active Alexa customers over the last three years and reaching over one million registered developers, brands, …

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HPE’s Transformation Was On Full Display At Discover 2022

Digital transformation, modernization, zero trust and data-driven are buzzwords every IT executive has likely heard one too many times. Nevertheless, these concepts are keys to survival in the digital economy. This is a truism for companies across all vertical industries, including those that build the technology fueling modernization projects. HPE started its transformation in 2018, …

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