Fred Donovan

Biography for Fred Donovan

Fred Donovan is the senior editor of FierceMobileIT and FierceITSecurity. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was a freelance writer working for Infosecurity Magazine, Report on Patient Privacy newsletter, and other security- and IT-related publications. Prior to that, he worked as a Booz Allen Hamilton analyst for the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity office and the U.S. Air Force. He gets excited about the latest mobile and IT security developments and is also an avid lover of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and Cape Cod, where he lives with his lovely wife Christy and beautiful daughter Katie. Email Fred at fdonovan@fiercemarkets.com and follow @FierceFred1 on Twitter.

Articles by Fred Donovan

Spotlight: Jolla unveils handset for developers to test latest Sailfish OS

Troubled Finnish mobile operating system maker Jolla has unveiled a handset called Jolla C for developers to test the latest releases of its Sailfish OS, reported TechCrunch.

Intel to aquire Itseez, a startup providing computer vision tech for IoT applications

Chip behemoth Intel has agreed to acquire Itseez, a San Francisco-based startup that is developing computer vision and machine learning technology for self-driving cars and other Internet of Things applications, for an undisclosed consideration.

A tale of 2 troubled mobile phone units

This has been a tough week for high-tech giants who spent billions of dollars to buy their way into the mobile handset market.

Sensors will fuel growth of AI spending in manufacturing, says Tractica

Training and calibration of sensors in Internet of Things systems is expected to drive enterprise pending on artificial intelligence software in the manufacturing sector, which Tractica forecasts will increase from $13.5 million last year to over $1 billion by 2024.

Spotlight: Twilio teams with T-Mobile to launch Programmable Wireless

Twilio teamed with T-Mobile to launch Programmable Wireless, a SIM-based service that eanbles developers to build full-featured cellular services, reported TechCrunch.

Microsoft to cut another 1,850 jobs at Nokia unit, takes $950M impairment charge

Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to cut another 1,850 jobs at its troubled Nokia phone making unit and take an impairment and restructuring charge of $950 million.

Aftermarket mobile accessories revenue to top $110B in 2021, says ABI

The aftermarket mobile accessories market is forecast by ABI Research to top $110 billion in revenue by 2021, with Bluetooth headsets for smartphones growing the fastest.

New federal electronic logging device mandate could put financial pressure on smaller firms, says ABI

The federal regulators are requiring commercial fleet managers, operators, and drivers to transition from using paper to log hours of service to using electronic logging devices. While the use of ELDs is designed to improve the HOS process, it could be a financial strain on smaller carriers and individual track drivers, warned ABI Research.

Spotlight: Apple releases new iOS 9.3.3 Developer Beta 1

Apple has released a new iOS 9.3.3 Developer Beta 1 for developer testing on iOS devices, reported 9to5Mac on Monday.

Google, Levi's team on connected denim jacket that controls your phone from your sleeve

Google and Levi's unveiled Friday at Google's I/O conference a connected Levi's denim jacket that will enable users to answer phone calls, control music, access naviation and other actions by touch the jacket's sleeve.