With much fanfare, South African IT firm Dimension Data proclaimed that it was partnering with Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, to "deliver [a] big data cycling analytics platform for the first time in the history of professional cycling." Unfortunately, the website is not live yet, even though the Tour de France is into its fourth day.
Google developers offered up some details about how they built some of Android's location-aware apps, like an automatic car finder feature, and said that new products like watches and connected devices promise much more interesting apps in the future.
Startup Samsara came out of stealth mode this week, announcing it raised $25 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and that Marc Andreessen will join the board of directors.
Analysts at PwC have identified "the three digital technology trends in 2015 that have extraordinary potential to raise companies' Digital IQs this year."
CIOs in the United States lag behind their counterparts in other countries when it comes to understanding the relevance of advanced technologies such as sensors, augmented reality, robots and thinking machines.
Pratt & Whitney is using predictive analytics to expand its business model, specifically through new and enhanced services initiated through its many-sensored products. The move to predictive analytics "is really a paradigm shift in the way the business has to operate," CIO Larry Volz says in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
To help enterprises harness the data generated by the Internet of Things, or IoT, enterprise software giant SAP has unveiled three new IoT products.
Intelligent systems are expected to disrupt traditional industries, such as manufacturing, energy and transportation, predicts market research firm IDC.
While some pundits had predicted that Apple Watch would be an independent wearable able to connect to wireless networks on its own, it turned out that it is wholly dependent on the lastest iPhone to communicate with the outside world. This will continue to be the case for wearables into the foreseeable future, says Juniper Research.
The top news stories for August 7, 2014.