Tag: Development

Federal, Policy

Biden administration awards $1 billion for economic projects

September 2, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is announcing Friday $1 billion worth of federal grants for manufacturing, clean energy, farming, biotech and other sectors that will go to 21 regional partnerships. The winners were chosen from 529 initial applicants vying for grants […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Nokia buys SpaceTime Insight to expand IoT, machine learning, analytics portfolio

May 7, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Nokia is building out its Internet of things portfolio and ability to target the transportation and energy industries via the acquisition of SpaceTime Insight. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Nokia unloaded Withings, a wearable device maker last week. With […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Bring your own Linux to Windows with new open source tool

March 28, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

After starting with Ubuntu, Microsoft has added a number of Linux distributions to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Linux runtime environment. A Windows machine can simultaneously offer an Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian, and Kali “personality,” providing users with a choice […]


The FCC chief’s call to action could push 5G along faster

March 16, 2017

Via: CIO

U.S. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pledged his agency will respond more quickly to new technology proposals, a move that might influence the direction of 5G development around the world. Pai was appointed by President Donald Trump in January. In […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft hosts the Windows source in a monstrous 300GB Git repository

February 7, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Git, the open source distributed version control system created by Linus Torvalds to handle Linux’s decentralized development model, is being used for a rather surprising project: Windows. Traditionally, Microsoft’s software has used a version control system called Source Depot. This […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Firefox takes the next step towards rolling out multi-process to everyone

December 22, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

With Firefox 50, Mozilla has rolled out the first major piece of its new multi-process architecture. Firefox 50 is also Firefox’s current stable release. Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari all have a multiple process design that separates their rendering […]


Automation brings greater security, faster dev cycle to Durham County, N.C.’s next-gen datacenter

November 29, 2016

Via: StateScoop

Each time technology gets smarter, the people who operate it gain a little freedom. In Durham County, North Carolina, smarter technology comes in the form of a next-generation data center powered by software-defined networking (SDN). On Tuesday, vendor Cisco is […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

GitHub launches built-in project management boards for its code repos

September 15, 2016

Via: CIO

GitHub, the popular site for managing software development projects, is now also a lightweight project management service, thanks to a new feature. The company launched Projects on Wednesday, which is a feature to help with all the work that springs […]


What The U.S. Can Learn About Financial Inclusion From The Developing World

May 23, 2015

Via: Matt Homer

Financial inclusion — expanding access to financial services to those on the margins — is often advocated as a priority for the developing world. And rightly so: It can increase economic security for the people who need it most and […]


Engility’s NGA app store opens for business

May 12, 2015

Via: itCurated

It took nine months, but the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has finally launched its app store. Known as IGAPP or the Innovative Geoint App Provider Program, the app store is managed by Engility’s TASC business under a contract the company won […]

Cloud Computing

5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

March 28, 2015

Via: itCurated

Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain. Sure, “the cloud” is a broad term and in reality, what new tech company […]


Utah Mapping Partnership Aims to Build Live Data-Sharing Framework

February 27, 2015

Via: Jessica Hughes

A new partnership in Utah is looking to take geospatial understanding to the next level. With new high-resolution imagery, the 14-entity Utah Mapping and Information Partnership — which consists of state, regional and local government organizations — plans to share […]