Verizon has appointed Mrinalini Ingram as its new Vice President of Smart Communities. In the newly created role, Ingram will shape the long-term vision and lead the execution of Verizon’s Smart Communities product and solutions organization.
Ingram’s team will develop an array of smart solutions that drive efficiencies in areas such as lighting, reducing traffic congestion, and improving citizen safety, in addition to simplifying the creation of IoT applications through the Verizon ThingSpace platform.
Ingram came to Verizon from Cisco, where she spent 16 years, nearly a decade of which as a pioneer developing the Smart Communities industry on a global scale.
AT&T and IBM are working together to help businesses accelerate their IoT initiatives. Developers now have the ability to deploy apps on the IBM Cloud, which provides more visibility and understanding into the “things” they connect. The new integration allows AT&T M2X, AT&T Flow Designer and AT&T Control Center to be used with the IBM Watson IoT Platform and Bluemix services available on IBM Cloud.
Walmart said its Walmart Pay mobile payment system is now available in all of its more than 4,600 stores nationwide. The solution, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, was first launched in 110 Arkansas stores and 480 stores in Texas in December.
As of May, Walmart said more than twenty million customers actively used the Walmart app each month.
ZTE USA said Wednesday it is now accepting online preorders for its Axon 7 smartphone today through Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg, and www.zteusa.com.
The Axon 7 comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running Android Marshmallow, a 20 mp rear camera, an 8 mp front camera, dual stereo speakers, Qualcomm Quick Charge, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
The device comes at a retail price of $399.98.
Ingenu announced the availability of Intellect, the next generation of its horizontal Internet of Things (IoT) device management platform. Intellect serves as the connection gateway and management platform for Ingenu’s Machine Network in the U.S., and its Global Licensee Network in the rest of the world. Both the Machine Network and the Global Licensee Network are powered by the company’s Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) technology, which provides low-power, wide-area connectivity for the IoT.
The Intellect platform allows IoT devices to quickly join the RPMA network and become active within minutes. Intellect’s cloud-based design provides network operators and application partners with capabilities for managing devices and data, including provisioning, data usage reporting, alerts and notifications, advanced billing, enhanced diagnostics and seamless device replacement.
Qualcomm Incorporated announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.53 per common share, payable on September 21, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2016.