ABB names Nokia executive Jouret first chief digital officer

ABB has appointed Guido Jouret as its first chief digital officer, a move designed to ramp up the Swiss power and automation company’s efforts in digital technology and the internet of things. Jouret will lead development and deployment of digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses, ABB said in a statement on Monday.… Read More ABB names Nokia executive Jouret first chief digital officer

Can Apple Beat Snapchat and Instagram at Their Video Game? Print Email By John P. Mello Jr.

Snapchat and Instagram, look out. Apple has you in its sights. The company is working on a video-sharing app with features similar to those found in Snapchat and Instagram, Bloomberg reported last week. The app, possibly slated for release in 2017, will allow users of Apple devices to record a video, apply filters and draw… Read More Can Apple Beat Snapchat and Instagram at Their Video Game? Print Email By John P. Mello Jr.

Exclusive: HP Enterprise in talks to sell software unit to Thoma Bravo – sources

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) (HPE.N) is in talks with buyout firm Thoma Bravo LLC to sell its software division, hoping it can fetch between $8 billion and $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations come as HPE Chief Executive Meg Whitman seeks to focus the U.S. company’s strategy on networking,… Read More Exclusive: HP Enterprise in talks to sell software unit to Thoma Bravo – sources

Baidu to test autonomous vehicles in California

The Chinese company has obtained permission from local authorities Chinese Internet giant Baidu said it has received permission from authorities in California to test its autonomous driving technologies in the state. The tests on public roads in California, which the company said will start very soon, are part of its ambitious plan to expand in… Read More Baidu to test autonomous vehicles in California