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10/19/2018

Atlassian released its Jira Software tool to all Jira users, which aims to allow a more flexible workflow. Both the updated version and the classic view will be available, says Jake Brereton, head of marketing for Jira Software Cloud.

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10/19/2018

An Uptime Institute report urged data centers to prepare for the impact of climate change and natural disasters on their operations. "Now more than ever, it is crucial to understand any potential vulnerabilities to make new and existing facilities better prepared for extreme weather events," the report says.

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10/19/2018

InfoVista plans to grow its channel partners' SD-WAN offerings through an "all indirect, all the time" strategy, says InfoVista's Jon Howe. "Where we are today is we have some great use cases in the enterprise space [and] we understand how to work with large MSP partners," he says, adding that the challenge is to "scale that model globally."

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10/19/2018

A group of internet providers including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon filed a lawsuit against Vermont over rules barring companies from receiving state contracts if they don't offer net neutrality protections. The companies argue that states cannot regulate "indirectly through their spending, procurement, or other commercial powers what they are forbidden from regulating directly."

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AT&T, Comcast, Verizon
10/19/2018

System-in-package technology and other advanced IC packaging are available for applications in artificial intelligence, the internet of things and smart sensors, notes SC Hung of ASE Technology Holding. The chip assembly and testing contractor has completed 85 packaging research and development projects collaborating with Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University and National Sun Yat-sen University in the past six years.

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DigiTimes
10/19/2018

Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used a 3D printer to make a microscopic scaffold with porous graphene, filled with a pseudocapacitive aerogel, a capacitor material that can function like a battery. The resulting capacitors are said to provide a record-breaking amount of charge over a surface area.

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Inside Science
10/19/2018

Renesas Electronics brought out a software development kit for its R-Car automotive system-on-a-chip devices, enabling developers to pair dynamic vehicle data with cloud-based data in real time. The software development tools use the public cloud of Amazon Web Services with AWS Greengrass and AWS IoT Core.

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EE Times
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Renesas Electronics
10/19/2018

Western Digital debuted the iNAND EU321 embedded flash drive for smartphones, featuring its 96-layer 3D NAND flash memories. The new EFD boasts a UFS 2.1 interface and is available in data-storage capacities ranging from 32 gigabytes to 256GB.

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The Register (UK)
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10/19/2018

Innodisk is teaming with Super Micro Computer and others to develop industrial storage products with artificial intelligence and internet of things technology for applications in smart cities and smart streets. The Taiwanese vendor of industrial embedded flash memories and DRAMs is looking toward the market for such applications in China.

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DigiTimes
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InnoDisk, InnoDisk
10/19/2018

Tommy Hilfiger is adding in-person social interactions to shoppable content with a new experience on Facebook Messenger. Users click a link to activate the SideFlix feature, allowing them to invite friends to sign up and revealing additional content as more people join.

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