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Enterprise mobility news recap: Mar 23 – 27

  • Maddie Cook By

Another smartwatch is underway and Tesla plans to upgrade its cars with software

This week, we learned that Twitter is exploring the world of video streaming. Also, at AirWatch Connect Barcelona, EyeVerify announced new AirWatch integrations. Read more below about this week’s mobility announcements, hardware and new software for cars.

  • Recently, Bloomberg News hosted a panel titled, “What do cars, wearables, tech have in common?” Moderated by Bloomberg editor in chief emeritus Matthew Winkler, AirWatch chairman Alan Dabbiere sat on the panel with executives from Porsche and Bastille Networks. Read more about the panel and watch the recording.
  • Tag Heur, Intel and Google are teaming up to build a smartwatch. The watch will be manufactured by Tag Heur and will incorporate Intel and Android technologies. The collaborative watch announcement was made last week at the international watch and jewelry conference, Baselworld. The New York Times blog describes the new piece of jewelry, as “a wrist computer.”
  • Cars upgraded through software? Yes, you read that right. Reported by Wall Street Journal, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. is steering toward auto software as they explore autonomous driving and continue to build electric motors. When speaking to car software upgrades, Musk says, “We view it in the same way as updating your phone or your laptop.”
  • This week, AirWatch received the Connected/Mobility Solutions of the Year award from the 2015 European IT & Software Excellence Awards. The award featured Delta as a global brand that is changing its business and industry through mobile innovation. To read about Delta’s use of AirWatch, watch the #MobileGameChanger video.
  • President Obama hired the first Chief Digital Officer of the United States. A Twitter veteran, Jason Goldman will join the White House Office of Digital Strategy and will lead digital outreach. Read more on TechCrunch about this Silicon Valley hire, among others that are moving to Washington, D.C.
  • In other Twitter news, the social media company has announced that it will begin mobile live streaming. GeekWire writes that Twitter’s mobile live streaming, called Periscope allows users to share and view others’ video recordings. Twitter’s acquisition of Periscope in January 2015 enables users to remain connected to their Twitter follower database.
  • In an AirWatch TV interview, Chris Barnett of EyeVerify describes AirWatch and EyeVerify’s new additional integrations. Watch the video interview here.
Maddie Cook

Maddie Cook

Maddie has a variety of journalism experience as a science and technology reporter, editorial editor and production manager. As a writer for the AirWatch blog, Maddie looks forward to being a resource for mobility professionals.

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