It's not always easy to condense an event into a few words, but in the case of tthis year's TM Forum Live, key buzzwords immediately spring to mind: NFV--the much-discussed Network Functions Virtualisation--big data analytics and the digital enterprise.
A Microsoft executive indicated that HTC may soon be producing new smartphones running the software giant's Windows Phone operating system--but he declined to give any details.
Online video provider Netflix is accelerating its transition to HTML5-based streaming, a move that should improve load times for viewers and make 4K video streaming easier to deliver.
NICE, France--Telecoms and media companies are sitting on what Microsoft describes as a potential "data dividend" worth $235 billion over a four-year period, if such companies were to make better and smarter use of the data they gather from and about customers on a daily basis.
Microsoft could soon jump into the wearable device market with a smart watch that is loaded with sensors and works with Apple iPhones, Google's Android phones and Microsoft's own Windows Phones, according to a report from Forbes.
Equinix continues to ramp up its Cloud Exchange, announcing that it has added GoGrid, a provider of open data services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for big data services.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that despite the firm's $7.5 billion purchase of Nokia's devices and services business, Microsoft is still at its heart a software company.
Cisco and Dimension Data announced that they are expanding their long-standing relationship with a focus on driving businesses' movement to a hybrid cloud environment.
Let's make one thing perfectly clear: When we talk about "discoverability" in the app space, we're talking about consumers discovering apps. Not app stores discovering developers and then plucking them from obscurity into their app stores. Hopefully a recent incident involving Nokia won't muddy those waters too much.
Artificial intelligence is a new battleground for tech giants, and China's Web search leader Baidu, often termed "China's Google," is getting in on the action via a new research lab in Sunnyvale, Calif. In addition, the company announced it has hired Stanford computer science professor Andrew Ng, who previously worked on deep learning at Google, to head Baidu Research, which also includes labs in Beijing.