In this blog post, we take a look at the latest happenings around mobile edge computing.
Apple Acquires Startup Focused on AI at the Edge
Apple reportedly acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based startup focused on delivering AI at the edge. The deal is valued at $200 million. The acquisition of Xnor.ai and its technology will help Apple in advancing its smart home platform based on iOS and iPadOS. Xnor.ai also enables Apple to compete with Amazon and Microsoft in the IoT and edge computing markets. To read more, click here.
Adlink Joins Forces with Intel and AWS for AI at the Edge
Edge computing company, Adlink, partners with Intel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) on a product that targets industrial use cases. The product aims to make it easier for customers to design and deploy machine learning models by automating edge computing processes. The vendors claim the platform will allow industrial users to develop applications without needing advanced knowledge of data science and machine learning models. To read more, click here.
Verizon’s New 5G Mobile Service Will Make Use of Edge
Verizon announced a new edge partnership with Amazon’s AWS to bring its new 5G mobile service as a network edge computing service. It will initially be available in Chicago via AWS’s new Wavelength service — which enables developers to build and deploy applications via 5G. Video games and sports are two of the latest places Verizon is finding a use for 5G. To read more, click here.
Equinix to Acquire Automation Startup, Packet
Datacenter giant Equinix moves to acquire bare metal automation startup, Packet, which will accelerate the delivery of enhanced edge services to Equinix’s growing customer base. Packet provides customized hardware configurations that compete with public cloud players including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. By acquiring Packet, Equinix will add important new on-demand deployment alternatives that meet the market’s full range of use cases. To read more, click here.
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