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Huawei announces its new Harmony operating system

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Huawei has announced it is developing a new operating system called HarmonyOS.

There had been speculation that Huawei was planning to replace the Android operating system which powers its smartphones and tablets.

In May, Google suspended the company’s Android licence after the US government put Huawei on a trade blacklist.

However, Huawei said HarmonyOS would first be used in devices such as smart speakers and watches, rather than replacing Android in its phones.

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The Linux Foundation Announces Full Agenda for Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Premier open source event showcases existing and emerging technologies across tech sector and brings together open source and community visionaries in Lyon, France

SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2019 – The Linux Foundation today announced the session line-up for its Open Source Summit Europe, the leading conference for open source developers, architects and other technologists and a hotbed for emerging technologies, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The event takes place October 28-30 in Lyon, France.

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OpenAI forms exclusive computing partnership with Microsoft to build new Azure AI supercomputing technologies

Multiyear partnership founded on shared values of trustworthiness and empowerment, and an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence

 

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI (left), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI (left), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

SAN FRANCISCO and REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2019  Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI, two companies thinking deeply about the role of AI in the world and how to build secure, trustworthy and ethical AI to serve the public, have partnered to further extend Microsoft Azure’s capabilities in large-scale AI systems. Through this partnership, the companies will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and power OpenAI’s efforts to create artificial general intelligence (AGI). The resulting enhancements to the Azure platform will also help developers build the next generation of AI applications. The partnership covers the following:

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IT Leaders Unite to Discuss the GraphQL Ecosystem and API Innovations at Lake Constance

IT leaders and engineers are gathering for the first GraphQL Conference in Southern Germany on September 6 in Konstanz. The line-up for GraphQL Day Bodensee includes speakers from Financial Times, AWS App Sync, Gatsby JS and more, bringing in industry experts from the US, Germany, Switzerland, France, and beyond. They will share insights into best practices for optimizing application performance, increasing API flexibility, uncovering the nuances of GraphQL schema design along with general developer productivity.

The non-profit community event is a part of GraphQL Days – a series of global events focused on the open-source data query and manipulation language for APIs, GraphQL. Adopted by technology leaders like Facebook, Airbnb, Paypal, and Microsoft, GraphQL is becoming the preferred approach for developing and consuming digital APIs. It is rapidly becoming a top alternative to REST. 

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ONAP Doubles-Down on Deployments, Drives Commercial Activity Across Open Source Networking Stack with ‘Dublin’ Release

  • Continued community expansion and alignment  make ONAP center of gravity among Members, End Users, SIs, Vendors, OSS groups, and SDO organizations 
  • Major blueprints and 5G features focused on global deployments and scale
  • ONAP now plays an integral role in compliance and verification program (OVP)
  • Increased adoption and commercial ecosystem support reaches mainstream tipping point

San Francisco, July 9, 2019 – LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced the availability of ONAP Dublin and the addition of six new members. ONAP’s fourth release, Dublin, brings an uptick in commercial activity –  including new deployment plans from major operators (including Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, and Telstra) and ONAP-based products and solutions from more than a dozen leading vendors – and has become the focal point for industry alignment around management and orchestration of the open networking stack, standards, and more.

Combined with the availability of ONAP Dublin, the addition of new members (Aarna Networks, Loodse, the LIONS Center at Pennsylvania State University, Matrixx Software, VoerEir AB, and XCloud Networks) continues LFN’s global drumbeat of ecosystem growth for accelerated development and adoption of open source and open standards-based networking technologies.

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EdgeX Foundry Announces Production Ready Release Providing Open Platform for IoT Edge Computing to a Growing Global Ecosystem

  • Enables IoT digital transformation for Enterprise, Industrial, Retail and Consumer
  • Supports complementary products and services from global open ecosystem including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs
  • Deployed in many end user projects; EdgeX also collaborates with IIC on AI testbeds and is the foundation for the Open Retail Initiative (ORI)

SAN FRANCISCO –  July 11, 2019 – EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge IoT computing independent of hardware, silicon, application cloud, or operating system, today announced the availability of its “Edinburgh” release. Created collaboratively by a global ecosystem, EdgeX Foundry’s new release is a key enabler of digital transformation for IoT use cases and is a platform for real-world applications both for developers and end users across many vertical markets. EdgeX community members have created a range of complementary products and services, including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs and plug-in enhancements for device connectivity, applications, data and system management and security.

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