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Google Pushes AI, Machine Learning to the Front

The company's advances in TPU should vastly improve developer interest in AI and machine learning, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. Smarter Devices ...

Crate.io Packs New Features, Services Into DB Upgrade

Crate.io pitches its database solution as one that blends the best parts of SQL, NoSQL and open source. That is, it delivers exceptional database performance but can utilize a wide range of open source tools, observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "It is also op...

Microsoft Debuts Smarter Cloud at Build

Microsoft's announcements targeted the core developer audience at the Build conference, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "Not surprisingly, Azure is particularly strong in its support for Microsoft's individual and group applications, which aren't high prioriti...

Amazon Adds Show to Echo’s Tell

Show is a logical step for Amazon to take with its voice products, observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "It seems to leverage technologies and lessons learned from other efforts, like the Fire tablets," he told TechNewsWorld. "The company is also being aggressi...

Apple May Be Prepping Siri for Smart Home Duty

"Apple's Siri was actually the first digital assistant to widely impact the market, but the company has leveraged the technology less than might be expected," observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "That left an opening for Amazon Alexa and Google Home," he told T...

Red Hat Gives JBoss AMQ a Makeover

"Messaging," in this case, relates to commands passing between servers and client devices. Broadly speaking, this kind of technology is called "message-oriented middleware," or "MOM," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "This is purely aimed at easing the lives ...

Mobile Ubuntu Gamble to Fizzle Out in June

"This is one of those 'What if you gave a party and nobody came?' scenarios," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. It is no doubt disappointing for Canonical, but it also calls into question the viability of any mobile OS that does not have a sizable following or ...

Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

However, there's a fine line between stretching the rules and systematically ignoring or breaking them, or believing they don't apply to you, cautioned Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "The details that have come to light about Kalanick's personal behavior and his ma...

Moby, LinuxKit Kick Off New Docker Collaboration Phase

The new collaboration initiatives could lead to faster, simpler deployments, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "Both efforts are similarly aimed at simplifying critical parts of deploying and supporting container environments," he told LinuxInsider. "Docker's d...

Apple May Be Getting Its Innovation Groove Back

Introducing a trio of iPhones instead of the typical two makes sense, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "That's especially true when you consider that this is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and the continuing criticism heaped on Apple for lack of innovation,...

Report: Commercial Software Riddled With Open Source Code Flaws

Many of the points Black Duck's report highlights are longstanding issues that haven't registered a negative impact on open source to any great degree, observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "The findings are certainly concerning, both in the weaknesses they po...

Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

Many Silicon Valley firms hire workers from India through the H-1B visa program, and they recruit them directly when they complete their engineering studies at major American colleges and universities, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "One concern among IT vend...

Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office

Providing cloud support with WPS Office will provide a good alternative to the likes of Microsoft's OneDrive offering and Google's Drive, which is part of its G Suite ecosystem, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "It will allow Kingsoft to position WPS Office...

Imagination’s Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose

"Under Tim Cook's leadership, Apple has become a far more risk-averse company than it was during Steve Jobs' tenure," noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "I can't imagination Apple stating such a decision unless they were fully prepared to move forward and execut...

Now World’s Second-Wealthiest, Bezos Travels to Different Drumbeat

"Bezos' success is the result of a kind of risk taking that is highly praised, but relatively uncommon," observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "By making very early and large commitments to the Internet as a conduit for delivering information and retail products ...

Google Gives Devs First Look at Android O

"Background limits illustrates how Google is moving ahead to improve battery life on Android devices, and support for new/emerging WiFi functions and specs highlight the company's efforts to stay on the leading edge of device connectivity," observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT...

Apple May Alter the AR Competition

"Apple has been regularly criticized for failing to deliver on 'next big thing' technologies and products," observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "Bringing AR features into the iPhone would allow the company to both leverage its strongest platform and help its pr...

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed

"The D&B breach shines an uncomfortable light on a common fact of modern life -- that companies of most every sort consider personal customer information to be a valuable commodity," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "Once consumers provide information to busin...

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed

"The D&B breach shines an uncomfortable light on a common fact of modern life -- that companies of most every sort consider personal customer information to be a valuable commodity," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "Once consumers provide information to busin...

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed

"The D&B breach shines an uncomfortable light on a common fact of modern life -- that companies of most every sort consider personal customer information to be a valuable commodity," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "Once consumers provide information to busin...

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