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Equinix adds direct connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS

Colocation giant Equinix is once again expanding its hybrid IT offering by enabling direct connections to VMware Cloud on AWS from 24 of its IBX locations in Europe, North America and Asia. VMware vSphere users can now run their virtualized workloads alongside public cloud applications hosted on bare metal servers in AWS data centers, using the same software. Equinix customers can use the service regardless of their location, thanks to the...


Retail IoT: The new cashier-free stores transforming shopping

Cashier-free stores are shaping up to be the future of retail – but that future is likely to be led by China, as Jessica Twentyman reports. Could a combination of in-store cameras, artificial intelligence, smart-shelf sensors, and a handy mobile app, put an end to the irritation of waiting in line for the checkout? Zippin thinks it can. This week, the San Francisco start-up launched what it calls its “next-generation...


The crypto-powered Brave browser has 4 million monthly users

This means that in two months it added over 1 million users. The cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser, founded by Mozilla co-founder and JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, has recently reached 4 million monthly active users, 21,000 verified channels, and 26,000 publisher accounts. The data comes from a tweet published by Brendan Eich himself, who noted the browser’s team is set to work on integrating its basic attention token (BAT) on...


Nokia and Verizon claim another 5G first

Nokia and Verizon has teamed up to congratulate themselves on achieving another 5G first; the first successful transmission of a 3GPP New Radio (NR) 5G signal to a receiver situated in a moving vehicle. With the self-imposed deadlines for launching 5G services edging ever closer, Verizon has completed another incremental step in making the bufferless cat video world a reality. With two antennas set up in Nokia’s New Jersey campus,...


Interxion introduces direct Google Cloud Platform connectivity

With PoPs in four cities and its Cloud Connect service elsewhere European colocation and connectivity service provider Interxion has added direct links to Google Cloud Platform to the list of services accessible to its customers. The company set up Cloud Interconnect points-of-presence (PoPs) in its Paris, Marseille, Stockholm and Frankfurt sites, and joined the provider’s Partner Interconnect program, meaning Google’s platform...


DigiPlex data center will help keep Oslo warm

Massive campus in Ulven signs up for waste heat recapture with Fortum Oslo Varme Nordic data center operator DigiPlex has announced plans to recover waste thermal energy from its campus in Ulven, Oslo, and use it to heat residential properties. The company has agreed a partnership with a subsidiary of utility provider Fortum, which has similar arrangements with data center owners across Scandinavia. The company will also provide DigiPlex...


Samsung claims the first 3GPP-compliant 5G modem

Korean electronics giant Samsung reckons it has edged ahead of Qualcomm in the 5G modem race. The Exynos Modem 5100 claims to be ‘the industry’s first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3GPP Release 15’. Qualcomm announced its X50 5G modem some time ago and seemed to have an early monopoly on 5G chips. But with Apple apparently making it clear it won’t be using Qualcomm 5G chips there is a stronger incentive than...


HPE to build 'Eagle' supercomputer for the US National Renewable Energy Lab

Eight petaflop system to be installed at the Energy System Integration Facility data center. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will build a new supercomputer for the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The eight petaflop Eagle will be warm water cooled, purportedly capable of capturing 97 percent of waste heat from the servers that will be put to use in the surrounding office space and labs. Installed this...


Alibaba Cloud launches Apsara Stack and new services worldwide

On-premises infrastructure from the Chinese cloud giant Alibaba Cloud is launching nine new product offerings outside of China, which the cloud giant says will support digital transformation and drive new opportunities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Available globally, the new services cover a wide range of capabilities such as search, backup-as-a-service, dedicated hosting, security, data lake analytics capabilities and machine...


Crypto Market Below $200 Billion

Falling prices have sent the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies back below $200 billion. Data from CoinMarketCap shows the total market cap slid to $189 billion on Tuesday, a move that follows successive days of market declines. The market cap first rose above $200 billion in November 2017, a development spurred at the time by the listing of bitcoin futures products. Read more at crypto world network news


IBM & Maersk launch blockchain shipping solution TradeLens

Following on from their January 2018 commitment to develop a blockchain solution for international cargo transportation, Maersk and IBM have launched TradeLens. The shipping tool has been designed to streamline global trade, secure cargo during transit and support information sharing and transparency across the supply chain. IBM and Maersk have confirmed that 94 separate organisations have either been involved or are set to participate in the...


Uber closing self-driving truck division

Uber is pulling down the shutters on its self-driving trucks unit, a programme rooted in the $680 million acquisition of San Francisco-based Otto in 2016. The company has announced that it is now refocusing its efforts on self-driving cars as it gears up for IPO in 2019. More at IOT NETWORK NEWS


First crypto firm IPO on London Stock Exchange raises $32.5 Million

A crypto mining company has raised £25 million (about $32.5 million) through an IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). U.K.-based Argo Mining (ticker: ARB), which provides "accessible" crypto mining via a subscription service, is the first crypto company to be listed on the LSE. The company raised £5 million (about $6.5 million) more than its initial goal of £20 million through the IPO. Read more at CRYPTO...


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