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Domino's Pizza announces Kelly Garcia as new CTO
Domino's Pizza has announced Kelly Garcia as its new Chief Technology Officer. Garcia replaces Executive Vice President – Chief Information Officer Kevin Vasconi, who has announced his retirement from Domino's, effective Oct. 2. Garcia and his team has overseen the launch Domino's GPS technology and Domino's Carside Delivery applications in recent months, the company said in a statement.
Verizon taps Samsung for indoor 5G gear
Samsung has unveiled a mmWave small cell for indoor 5G. Verizon has signed up as its first customer in the United States. The solution will deliver optimal 5G in indoor environments. Samsung recently won a $6.6 billion contract to supply Verizon with 5G equipment. "The addition of indoor cell sites will extend the availability of the fastest 5G service in the U.S.," said a Verizon spokesperson.
Cerberus Cyber Sentinel snaps up cybersecurity outfit Clear Skies
Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation has acquired Clear Skies, an Atlanta-based cybersecurity assessment firm. Clear Skies will become a subsidiary of Cerberus Sentinel and continue to focus on providing security assessments and penetration testing services. Brad MacKenzie, president, Clear Skies, will take on the role of managing director for Cerberus Sentinel. No financial terms were disclosed.
SSE Enterprise reveals large-scale network expansion
SSE Enterprise Telecoms has revealed a significant network expansion programme in the UK. It will nearly double its number of unbundled BT Exchanges in just over a year, enabling its customers to bring high capacity fibre services to the doorstep of approximately 80% of UK business premises. It is is delivering connectivity to Three UK, with 198 exchanges deployed, and another 259 in due course.
Trading app Robinhood raises an additional $460 million
Robinhood Markets Inc, the financial technology startup famous for creating a free stock trading app, has raised an additional $460 million, increasing its latest Series G funding round to a total of $660 million. The recently obtained funding came from new an existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, DST Global, Ribbit Capital, 9Yards Capital and D1 Capital Partners.
CrowdStrike acquires Preempt Security for $96 million
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. has announced its plans to acquirezero trust cybersecurity startup Preempt Security Inc. for $96 million. Preempt Security's technology is able to optimise enterprises' identity hygiene and stop attackers and insider threats in real-time before they can impact business. CrowdStrike wants to use the deal to bolster its Falcon platform with conditional access technology.
Intel launches new IoT processors
Intel has used its 2020 Industrial Summit to reveal some improved IoT capabilities. New processors will bring enhancements in security and AI, according to the company. It revealed that it already has 90 partners committed to delivering the new solutions. Intel expects the edge market to be worth $65 billion by 2024, while its own revenues in this area have grown significantly in recent years.
Mobile World Congress 2021 postponed to late June
Mobile World Congress 2021 has been pushed back to late June by organisers GSMA. The event was due to take place in March but has now been postponed because of the ongoing impact of COVID-19. MWC 2020 was one of the tech industry's first major events to be cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year. "We have been overwhelmed by the support of all our partners," said GSMA's CEO.
Salesforce and Stripe partner on Digital 360 launch
Salesforce has partnered with Stripe as part of the launch of Digital 360 digital commerce platform. Salesforce Commerce Cloud is built to power commerce experiences across all digital channels—mobile, social, web, and in-store. Commerce Cloud will also include Commerce Cloud Payments, powered by Stripe, enabling brands to launch commerce experiences with integrated payments capabilities.
Rigetti will build the UK's first quantum computer
Quantum start-up Rigetti will be the leader of the £10 million project to create the UK's first quantum computer, alongside Oxford Instruments, Edinburgh university and Standard Chartered. “The countries that really have leading-edge efforts in making quantum computing practical give themselves the seeds of an innovation hub akin to Silicon Valley,” CEO Chad Rigetti told The Telegraph.
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Issue 20
Aveva's CEO, Craig Hayman, speaks about the company's ambition to fully digitalise the industrial sector and how enterprise has adapted during COVID-19. Elsewhere, we look at how a former NSA scientist has taken homomorphic encryption into the private sector.