Category Archives: Corporate tech

Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for ‘smart city’ makeover of Toronto’s waterfront

alibhai/ October 19, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

A unit of Google’s parent company, devoted to urban innovation, has signed a deal to map out a new kind of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront that could demonstrate how data-driven technology can improve the quality of city life. On Tuesday, Sidewalk Labs, a division of Alphabet Inc., and the government agency Waterfront Toronto announced a partnership in which Sidewalk initially will

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Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for ‘smart city’ makeover of Toronto’s waterfront

alibhai/ October 18, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

A unit of Google’s parent firm, dedicated to urban invention, has signed a deal to map out a new sort of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront that could demonstrate how data-driven technology may enhance the quality of citynbsp;life. On Tuesday, Sidewalk Labs, a division of Alphabet Inc., and the government agency Waterfront Toronto announced a partnership where Sidewalk initially will spend

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Apple’s iPhone 7 outselling recently-launched iPhone 8: analyst

alibhai/ October 17, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 versions are outselling the newly launched iPhone 8 before the early November introduction of the premium iPhone X, agent KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier shop polls. Traditionally, new variants of the iPhone have sold fast as fans queue for the most recent update, but early polls have added to chatter the iPhone 8 isn’t

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Google unveils Pixel 2 Telephone, voice-enabled speakers as part of hardware Drive

alibhai/ October 5, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday introduced the next generation of its Pixel smartphone together with new voice-enabled house speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware industry since it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.. Google’s new products, such as a Pixelbook notebook, wireless earbuds and a tiny GoPro-like camera, showcase Google-developed operating systems and

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NFL signs deal to bring game highlights to Facebook

alibhai/ September 27, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

The National Football League and Facebook Inc have signed a deal to deliver NFL game recaps and highlights into the world’s biggest social media, culminating years of discussions, the NFL said on Tuesday. The deal includes both parties in strategic turning points, as Facebook attempts to add more video to draw viewers and the NFL tries to follow eyeballs from

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Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1-billion bet on devices

alibhai/ September 21, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1-billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The deal announced Thursday underscores how serious Google is becoming about designing its own family of devices to compete against Apple and Amazon in a high-stakes battle to become

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Microsoft sees growth potential in Vancouver, president States

alibhai/ September 18, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Microsoft President Brad Smith says the tech provider anticipates growing past the 750 jobs it originally expected to make in Vancouver. Smith said when the firm opened its Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre, now called Microsoft Vancouver, in June 2016, it expected hiring about 750 workers. Presently, a spokesman said 800 employees are employed throughout product development, sales and marketing, and

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Microsoft sees growth potential in Vancouver, president States

alibhai/ September 13, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Microsoft President Brad Smith says the tech provider anticipates growing past the 750 jobs it originally expected to make in Vancouver. Smith said when the firm opened its Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre, now called Microsoft Vancouver, in June 2016, it expected hiring about 750 workers. Presently, a spokesman said 800 employees are employed throughout product development, sales and marketing, and

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Microsoft pushes AR/VR features with upcoming Windows 10 update

alibhai/ September 6, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Microsoft is set to upgrade its flagship operating system to allow the most recent generation of Windows 10 hardware devices and applications to tap virtual and augmented reality, among a selection of new features, executives said Friday. The significant software update, its fourth upgrade, will be offered beginning Oct. 17 to existing clients of Windows 10 running on approximately 550

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Microsoft pushes AR/VR Attributes with upcoming Windows 10 Upgrade

alibhai/ September 2, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Microsoft is set to upgrade its flagship operating system to allow the most recent generation of Windows 10 hardware devices and applications to tap virtual and augmented reality, among a selection of new features, executives said Friday. The significant software update, its fourth upgrade, will be offered beginning Oct. 17 to existing clients of Windows 10 running on approximately 550

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