Disney will not be among the studios that offer theatrical releases for home viewing through a premium video-on-demand service, sources say. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. is making headway on releasing films 17 days after they hit theaters, studio CEO Kevin Tsujihara says.
Wal-Mart has announced the promotions of three key employees as it looks to expand its digital footprint and offer more mobile options. The company is elevating Fiona Tan to senior vice president of US consumer technology, Jae Evans to vice president of global technical engineering and operations, and Jaya Kolhatkar to senior vice president of global data and analytics platform.
Deloitte's acquisition of Day1 Solutions will allow the global consulting giant to assume established public contracting and subcontracting work and add 3,000 engineers. Virginia-based Day1 Solutions provides a variety of cloud-based technology services for both government and corporate clients.
A good security-awareness program identifies the likely security missteps employees are susceptible to and aggressively targets them, said Masha Sedova, co-founder of Elevate Security. Employees tasked with creating security-awareness programs should have a good mix of technical and communications skills, Sedova said.
Cisco has added to its cloud-based Spark business communications and collaboration platform. The changes
make the platform easier to use for meetings and videoconferencing, give customers options to manage encryption keys and provide customer care via chat and other methods.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International wants to make internet of things devices with its mature process technology. The foundry currently provides a 55-nanometer process for IoT chips and will be adding low-power 65nm and 90nm processes for IoT applications.
Shipments of Intel's Optane solid-state drives for PCs will commence April 24. Based on the 3D XPoint memory devices, Optane SSDs will make PC booting twice as fast and boost internal data storage performance by a factor of 14, it was said.
ABI Research forecasts gallium nitride radio-frequency power semiconductors will represent nearly 25% of high-power chips going into mobile wireless infrastructure this year. RF power amplifiers are viewed as crucial components in infrastructure, including cellular base stations, the market research firm notes.
Korea Institute of Science and Technology researchers report development of a graphene nanomesh thermoelement by making uniform holes in the 2D carbon material. The nanostructure is said to induce phonon scattering.