AT&T And IBM Team Up For Mobile Cloud Security

Security and Simple Access to Cloud Apps Combined

DALLAS and ARMONK, N.Y. -- AT&T* and IBM can deliver a scalable mobile cloud solution to help protect corporate data and apps. IBM and AT&T's new approach enables a workforce to be productive without compromising security and the mobile user experience.

"More employees are using mobile devices to be more productive. At the same time, data and apps are moving to the cloud. The changes are exciting, but security needs to be top-of-mind," said Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business Solutions. "Trusted collaborators like IBM are helping us better address changing business models. Together we're giving options to deliver highly secure mobile access to cloud apps and data."

The increasing use and value of mobile data has created a challenge for CIOs looking to connect customers, partners and employees across devices. The complexity of securing corporate data in this environment is even tougher. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting mobile apps, Internet connections and corporate networks. The AT&T Cybersecurity Insights report states that our experts have seen a 62% increase in DDoS attacks over the past 2 years.

IBM research found that nearly half of all companies allocate no budget to securing the apps they develop. As threats evolve and grow, how businesses deliver a secure user experience and mobile access to apps must evolve as well.

Rocket Software Releases Rocket Mobile for MultiValue

Rocket Mobile Architecture
On-Platform Modernization Accelerates Mobile Development for MultiValue U2 and D3 Customers

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Rocket Software, Inc. today announced the launch of Rocket Mobile for MultiValue (MV), an enterprise mobile development and deployment platform for customers who rely on MultiValue to power their business solutions. Rocket Mobile MV enables customers to leverage their existing U2 or D3 applications to create new mobile applications faster, more economically, and with less risk.

"Mobile is a key way that most organizations engage with their customers and employees," says P. Gary Gregory, SVP & GM, Database Servers and Tools at Rocket Software. "Our new mobile solution accelerates modernization by enabling our MultiValue customers to quickly adapt existing business logic and data into new mobile applications, all delivered through a single tool for deploying secure managed mobile applications."

New Android App Transforms Tablets Into Mobile 3D Media Centers

NEW YORK -- 3doo, Inc., transforming global 3D media distribution on its cloud-based streaming video platform, today announced it has developed and released a new Android version of its streaming Player App that can be downloaded onto Android-powered touchscreen tablets.

The Android app, available on the Google Play Store, transforms mobile devices into 3D media centers that can be connected to 3D TVs currently unable to download the 3doo Player App. Those TV consumers will initially be able to view free 3D media on the 3doo platform.

Before the end of 2015, 3doo plans to release an upgraded streaming Android app for tablets that will include 3doo's global Video-on-Demand (VoD) platform.

3doo also plans to release a streaming Android app for smartphones on the global market.

Sensics and SMI bring Virtual Reality Eye Tracking to OSVR

COLUMBIA, Maryland, SAN FRANCISCO and TELTOW, Germany, -- SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and Sensics release the first eye tracking plug-in for the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) software platform

The Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) today announce a new software plug-in that supports eye tracking technology by SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI). The OSVR eye tracking interface brings vendor-agnostic real-time eye and gaze data to the open software and hardware platform for virtual reality. The SMI plug-in implements this interface, allowing developers to easily integrate SMI eye tracking data with the range of game engines supported by the OSVR. The plug-in connects SMI's unique and proven eye tracking upgrade for the Oculus Rift DK2 to OSVR core software and, through it, to the universe of supported interfaces. The plug-in has been developed by Sensics, Inc., founding contributor to OSVR, in collaboration with SMI. It is accessible in open-source form from the OSVR-SMI github repository:

Eye Tracking devices are effective tools to create interaction inside VR and gaming environments providing an intuitive way to make selections, move objects, or to create life-like animations of avatars. The SMI plug-in for OSVR uses the SMI SDK to stream real-time eye tracking data via the OSVR EyeTracker interface, including 3D gaze direction and eye images. Via OSVR, SMI eye tracking data can also be integrated into Unity, Unreal and additional game engines.

Marvell Teams Up with Google to Enable Chromecast 2.0 and Chromecast Audio powered by Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus (88DE3006) and advanced Avastar 88W8887 solutions

Marvell continues its legacy of providing smart multi-media solutions, bringing high quality, immersive entertainment experiences to global consumers with the ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus and Avastar 88W8887 SoCs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marvell — a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from storage to Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment, in-home content delivery and Kinoma® software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle"— today announced its continued collaboration with Google in enabling Chromecast 2.0 and Chromecast Audio powered by Marvell's ARMADA® 1500 Mini Plus (88DE3006) and advanced Avastar® 88W8887 solutions. Continuing its long relationship with Google, Marvell raises the bar yet again in providing industry leading multi-media and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity solutions that are designed to provide instantaneous and seamless access to cloud-based content and delivers a multi-screen HD experience across Smart mobile devices, laptops and Smart TVs, transforming any big screen into a Smart and immersive entertainment device. Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus is a low power, cost effective solution that has 2.5 times the CPU performance of the previous generation ARMADA 1500-mini solution (88DE3005).

Verizon Wireless, GCADV encourage Georgians to donate used phones, get involved to help victims of domestic violence

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Georgia ranks ninth in the nation for men killing women, according to the most recent Violence Policy Center study. October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and, hoping to lower that ranking, Verizon Wireless, in partnership with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV), is encouraging all Georgians to get involved with local organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse. One easy life-saving act is to donate old phones to the HopeLine from Verizon program to support victims and local domestic violence organizations in the Peach State.

EZ-BLE PSoC Module for Internet of Things (IoT) applications -- Cypress Introduces the Industry's Most Integrated Bluetooth Smart Module

Pictured is the EZ-BLE PSoC Module Eval Board and BLE Pioneer Kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The fully certified, easy-to-use, end-to-end solution reduces time-to-market and costs for IoT products and a wide range of wireless applications.
Cypress Introduces the Industry's Most Integrated Bluetooth Smart Module -- New Fully-Certified EZ-BLE PSoC Module Provides Easy-to-Use, End-to-End Solution To Reduce Time-to-Market and Costs for IoT Products and a Wide Range of Wireless Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a Bluetooth Smart module that is the market's first Bluetooth Low Energy solution to integrate programmable analog and digital blocks in a fully-certified module. The new, small-form-factor EZ-BLE™ PSoC® module includes Bluetooth 4.1 qualification and worldwide regulatory certification, greatly simplifying design and decreasing time-to-market. Cypress is the single supplier for silicon, software, firmware and module hardware, streamlining the customer support required to develop sensor-based, low-power systems for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including sports and fitness monitors, medical devices, wearable electronics, home automation solutions and game controllers.

CTIA and Participating Wireless Companies Announce New Effort to Help Consumers Combat Stolen Smartphones and Protect Personal Information

CTIA: The Wireless Association Logo
Among the efforts include updating the "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment" to balance widespread adoption of anti-theft tools with consumer choice and privacy.

WASHINGTON -- CTIA-The Wireless Association and participating wireless companies have announced a new effort to update the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment and encourage the widespread adoption of anti-theft tools, which will be made available on all smartphones at no cost to U.S. consumers, as of July 2016. This is in direct response to FCC Chairman Wheeler's request to update the Commitment.

The Commitment updates are in section B part I, which promotes the widest possible adoption of anti-theft tools while respecting the importance of consumer choice and privacy. In addition, CTIA developed a list of apps to locate, erase and/or lock, many of which are free, for the various operating systems. CTIA also created step-by-step video instructions on how to set up a PIN/password on various mobile devices.

Airbus Group Adopts BES12 to Securely Manage its Global Multi OS Mobile Fleet

Airbus Group Adopts BES12 to Securely Manage its Global Multi OS Mobile Fleet

Paris, France – BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, has announced that Airbus Group, a world leader in aeronautics, astronautics and defense, has once again renewed its confidence in BlackBerry by upgrading to BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry, to securely manage its global multi-OS mobile fleet.

BES12 Chosen by PSA Peugeot Citroen for Cross-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

BES12 Chosen by PSA Peugeot Citroen for Cross-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

Paris, France – BlackBerry Limited, global leader in secure mobile communications, has announced that PSA Peugeot Citroën the second largest car manufacturer in Europe, selected BES12 for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). For PSA Peugeot Citroën, BES12 is a secure multi-OS solution able to manage a wide range of mobile devices and increase mobile productivity without sacrificing security.