Apple launches new clean energy fund in China
Apple announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund.
The Hidden Technologies at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
The Football Technology Innovation team is in the final preparations and functionality tests of the technologies that are set to be used throughout the tournament in Russia. The various tools that operate in the background will provide additional support to the referees and important additional information to the participating teams for their decision making process during the 64 matches thus helping to improve the performance on the pitch.
Cisco and UCL announce new AI Centre to open in autumn. Cisco today announced that it is partnering with UCL to open a new AI research centre, as part of its continuing investment in the UK with a commitment of £100m to help accelerate digital innovation for the nation. Cisco and UCL announce new AI Centre to open in autumn. Cisco today announced that it is partnering with UCL to open a new AI research centre, as part of its continuing investment in the UK with a commitment of £100m to help accelerate digital innovation for the nation. The support is aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy, and the investment in the UK will support partnership with industry, government and academia to help accelerate digital opportunity for the UK.
Orange has revealed three new 5G test initiatives in the area surrounding Paris. Orange has extended its 5G tests in Greater Paris, rolling out test zones in the city's Opera district, Chatillon and Linas Montlhery. The announcement comes after French regulator ARCEP reached an agreement on the allocation of 5G spectrum in the 3.4-3.8GHz range. Orange intends to set up a designated 5G platform intended to demonstrate 5G usage on the move, at its Orange Opera megastore.
In Chatillon, Orange will offer its partners the opportunity to test new products and services at the company's 5G laboratory at the Orange Garden site. This laboratory will provide ultra-low latency test environments and speeds far in excess of those currently available on 4G networks.
The city of San Jose is shaping up as a public relations battle ground for AT&T and Verizon as they race to deploy small cells to support their networks and smart city solutions to support municipalities. Today both carriers shared announcements about their progress in San Jose, a city which has been called "the capital of Silicon Valley." AT&T and San Jose have added a public-private partnership to their existing small cell agreement. The new agreement calls for San Jose to trial AT&T's smart city solutions. AT&T's digital infrastructure, which the company has described as a "smartphone for cities," is connected hardware with integrated sensors that can be attached to lamp posts to capture information about the environment.