Google introduces a new app that will ease the language barrier and AirWatch preps for a week full of education technology at BETT.
- Members of Congress this week announced the formation of the Internet of Things Congressional Caucus. Co-chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, the caucus aims to address policies regarding the 25 billion devices that are likely to be connected by 2020, as predicted by Gartner.
- You bet your bottom dollar BETT is around the corner! Read about the mobility focus at the ed tech event next week in London.
- Instacart plans to expand its grocery stocking service in more cities after its latest $220 million round of funding, as reported by GeekWire. The San Francisco startup app allows users to order their groceries and have a personal shopper deliver the goodies to their homes.
- Your personal translator was just granted access to your camera. Google this week released an update to its Google Translate app that can translate text, images and audio in real time. See the demo of the Android and iOS app here.
- AirWatch government solutions director Paul Brubaker authors the piece “Cutting Through the Red Tape: Why the Benefits of Going Mobile Outweigh the Risks for Government Agencies,” in Cyber Defense’s December 2014 issue, out this week.
- Noah Wasmer, VP of Product Strategy for End-User Computing for VMware shares his predictions for 2015 in computing technology. Wasmer elaborates on predictions such as big data, improved security and cross platform support.
- “We need to be competitive with our technology and the services we offer our students, faculty and our stakeholders that we support,” Lisa Davis, CIO of Georgetown told CIO.com this week. Davis and other higher education CIOs share their thoughts on technology for their customers – students, faculty and administrators in this article.