Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Snapchat's $20 million boost from an investment firm, Aetna's decision to get rid of the CarePass mHealth app, Intel's reveal of its 3G mini-modem or IoT devices, more mobile messaging service options for the enterprise and the role millennials need mobile to play in their in-car experience.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Thursday, July 17, including Microsoft to lay off 14 percent of workforce over next year, location-based push notifications will be the mobile marketing rage this holiday, connected car services to generate $17B in 2018, predicts Infonetics, MFFM software vendors supporting more mobile devices, operating systems and IT needs to assemble portfolio of digital workplace tools and services, advises Gartner.
IT behemoth Cisco and auto parts supplier Continental this week demostrated a proof-of-concept connected car at a Traverse City, Mich., auto research conference.
Researchers were able to hack into a car computer and gain control over the steering, acceleration and braking function at the Def Con hacker conference.
The Ethernet could serve as the backbone to the electronic architecture connecting domains and sub networks that require higher bandwidth and also cater to consumers' need for high-speed connectivity in their vehicles, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Deutsche Telekom, Sprint and Vodafone top the rankings of carriers in the connected car market, according to the latest report from Informa Telecoms & Media.
The connected car market is expected to reach €40 billion ($53 billion) in 2018, up from €13 billion ($17 billion) in 2012, according to research by SBD on behalf of GSMA.