Архив за месяц: Июль 2019

«Сердце Рунета» потратит на облачную платформу больше трех миллиардов из-за «стремительного роста»

В
контексте бурного роста облачного бизнеса дочерняя структура «Ростелекома»
выделила на приобретение серверов и дисковых массивов свыше 3,3 млрд руб. С
учетом предыдущих крупных «железных» тендеров зарезервированный бюджет компании
на закупку оборудования перевалил за 15 млрд руб.
«Сердце Рунета» потратит на облачную платформу больше трех миллиардов из-за «стремительного роста»

LG’s smartphone sales dropped another 21%

Let’s start with the good news. LG actually had a pretty good quarter (on the strength of appliance sales). The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution division made $5.23 billion for Q2. Anyone who’s been following the company for the past several years can guess where the bad news comes.
Smartphone sales dipped 21.3% year over year for the South Korean company. The culprits are as you’d expect: an overall slowing of the smartphone market, coupled with aggressive undercutting from Chinese manufacturers. Huawei seems to lead the pack on that front, with a big increase in sales, in spite of a confluence of external factors.

LG Mobile’s losses continue but now sales are falling too

The smartphone unit saw an operating loss of $268.4 million, in spite of a 6.8% increase in sales from the quarter prior. LG chalks up the loss to higher marketing on new models and April’s move from Seoul to Vietnam for smartphone production for longer-term cost cutting.

LG gets a 5G flagship, making the world’s longest phone name even longer

In spite of this, the company says it’s still bullish about smartphone sales for Q3. “The introduction of competitive mass-tier smartphones and growing demand for 5G products are expected to contribute to improved performance in the third quarter,” it writes in an earnings release.
LG is, of course, among the first companies to release a 5G handset, with the V50 ThinQ. The next-gen wireless technology is expected to increase stagnating global smartphone sales, though much of that will depend on the speed with which carriers are able to roll it out. It seems unlikely that 5G in and of itself will be a quick or even longer-term fix for a struggling category.

LG’s smartphone sales dropped another 21%

«Ростелеком» покупает пенсионный фонд у структур своего бывшего директора

«Ростелеком» увеличивает с 51% до 95% свою долю в НПФ «Альянс», который несколько лет осуществляет программу добровольного пенсионного накопления для сотрудников оператора. Продавцом выступает структура бывшего члена совета директоров «Ростелекома» Анатолия Милюкова.
«Ростелеком» покупает пенсионный фонд у структур своего бывшего директора

«Ростелеком» построит новую инфраструктуру связи для реализации нацпрограммы «Цифровая экономика» в Адыгее

239 объектов социальной сферы в 145 населенных пунктах Адыгеи будут подключены к интернету до конца 2021 года
«Ростелеком» построит новую инфраструктуру связи для реализации нацпрограммы «Цифровая экономика» в Адыгее

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone will have motion control and face unlock

Google’s Pixel 4 is coming out later this year, and it’s getting the long-reveal treatment thanks to a decision this year from Google to go ahead and spill some of the beans early, rather than saving everything for one big, final unveiling closer to availability. A new video posted by Google today about the forthcoming Pixel 4 (which likely won’t actually be available until fall) shows off some features new to this generation: Motion control and face unlock.
The new “Motion Sense” feature in the Pixel 4 will detect waves of your hand and translate them into software control, including skipping songs, snoozing alarms and quieting incoming phone call alerts, with more planned features to come, according to Google. It’s based on Soli, a radar-based fine motion detection technology that Google first revealed at its I/O annual developer conference in 2016. Soli can detect very fine movements, including fingers pinched together to mimic a watch-winding motion, and it got approval from the FCC in January, hinting it would finally be arriving in production devices this year.
Pixel 4 is the first shipping device to include Soli, and Google says it’ll be available in “select Pixel countries” at launch (probably due to similar approvals requirements wherever it rolls out to consumers).

Google also teased “Face unlock,” something it has supported in Android previously — but Google is doing it very differently with the Pixel 4 than it has been handled on Android in the past. Once again, Soli is part of its implementation, turning on the face unlock sensors in the device as it detects your hand reaching to pick up the device. Google says this should mean that the phone will be unlocked by the time you’re ready to use it, as it does this all on the fly, and works from pretty much any authentication.
Face unlock will be supported for authorizing payments and logging into Android apps, as well, and all of the facial recognition processing done for face unlock will occur on the device — a privacy-oriented feature that’s similar to how Apple handles its own Face ID. In fact, Google also will be storing all the facial recognition data securely in its own dedicated on-device Titan M security chip, another move similar to Apple’s own approach.
Google made the Pixel 4 official and tweeted photos (or maybe photorealistic renders) of the new smartphone back in June, bucking the trend of keeping things unconfirmed until an official reveal closer to release. Based on this update, it seems likely we can expect to learn more about the new smartphone ahead of its availability, which is probably going to happen sometime around October, based on past behavior.

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone will have motion control and face unlock