Amazon, Microsoft, Sounders execs to promote Seattle’s bid to be 2026 World Cup soccer host city

GeekWire

The SEA 2026 logo for Seattle’s bid to be a host city for international soccer’s 2026 World Cup. SEA 2026 Image). The SEA 2026 executive committee, clockwise from top left: Adrian Hanauer, Amy Hood, Ciara, Jenny Durkan, Russell Wilson, Adam Selipsky and Mark Suzman.

Report: Confidential computing market could grow to $54B by 2026

Venture Beast

With over 75% of demand, regulated industries like finance and healthcare are expected to dominate the adoption of confidential computing. Read More.

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Sony planning more than 10 live service games before March 2026

The Verge

In an investor call today, Sony has revealed it plans to launch more than 10 new live service games by March 2026. Through close collaboration between Bungie and PlayStation Studios we aim to launch more than 10 live service games by the fiscal year ending March 2026.”.

DevOps market predicted to be worth $15 billion by 2026

Tech Republic Cloud

DevOps tools decrease the chance of errors and help strengthen the development process in organizations

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Report: By 2026, it’s predicted 25% of people will spend an hour per day in the metaverse

Venture Beast

All orgs should begin developing digital business strategies that leverage the built-in infrastructure and participants of the metaverse. Read More.

By 2026, The Global Market For OMS Software Will Nearly Double To Reach $1.9 Billion

Forrester Digital Transformation

We forecast that global OMS spending will nearly double over the next five years, with a CAGR of 12.8%. Here’s why. Age of the Customer digital business omnichannel customer experience Retail Trends

Cloud suppliers' share of IoT data and analytics revenues to top $56 billion by 2026

Tech Republic Data Center

Right now, ABI Research said cloud suppliers bring in around $6 billion from IoT data and analytics

Sony plans to use Bungie to launch 10 live service games by March 2026

TechSpot

When Sony announced it was buying Bungie, many thought about how this developer could help the Japanese company thrive even more in the game industry. Right now, Bungie is still creating content for Destiny 2, and we believe it's also working on a new IP codenamed Matter

5GAA expects 5G-V2X basic car automation in 2024, cooperation in 2026

Venture Beast

The 5G Automotive Association expects autonomous vehicles to have a bright future and lays out dates for the next steps toward mass adoption. Read More.

Electrify America's Boost Plan will 'more than double' its EV charging network's footprint by 2026

TechSpot

Countrywide, the company has nearly 3,000 individual chargers and 635 full charging stations as of writing. By the end of 2025, EA hopes to expand those numbers to a whopping 10,000 individual chargers, and 1,800 fast chargers as part of its newly-revealed "Boost Plan

5 Reasons Why MSPs Should Get Excited About Drones

Association of Information Technology Professional

billion by 2026, 16.4% There's big opportunity for MSPs in the drones/UAV market, expected to reach $58.4 annual growth. Delivering UAV services successfully, MSPs will generate more revenue and increase their perceived value with customers

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5G is on pace to be the fastest-deployed mobile communication tech in history

Tech Republic Cloud

Ericsson predicts that it will penetrate every market on the globe by 2026 5G devices and services are appearing at an ever-faster rate.

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IDC Salesforce economic impact study makes predictions that, at first glance, seem impossible

Tech Republic Data Center

trillion in revenues for other companies by 2026. Salesforce's ecosystem, the study said, will be responsible for the creation of 9.3 million jobs and $1.6 Are those numbers even feasible

Cloud telephony is set to reach a value of US$42 billion by 2026

Spearline

between 2018 and 2026. million by 2026. As we’ve blogged about before, migrations to the cloud are well underway for contact centres worldwide. Projected growth of cloud telephony. Now, recent research by Transparency Market Research has confirmed the mass migration is set to continue, with cloud telephony forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.2% This leaves them predicting that cloud telephony services market revenue will reach US$ 41,768.3

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Intel unveils new generation of infrastructure processing units

Venture Beast

Intel unveiled its latest infrastructure processing unit (IPU) plans to take on its rivals through the year 2026. Read More. AI AI, ML and Deep Learning Applied AI category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware/Computer Components

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SD-WAN may be the future of the hybrid workplace, study suggests

Tech Republic Data Center

92% of IT decision-makers polled by Masergy and Altman Solon say they plan to adopt SD-WAN by 2026, and more than half plan to use a hybrid public/private model

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Remote onboarding to drive digital identity verification spend

Venture Beast

billion globally on digital identity verification by 2026, representing a 77% increase on 2021. Businesses will be spending $16.7 Read More. Cloud Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Software identity verification Juniper Research

Balbix sets out to automate cyber risk quantification in the hybrid cloud

Venture Beast

Balbix is part of the cloud security posture management market, which researchers valued at $4 billion in 2020, and is expected to reach $9 billion by 2026 as the increase in demand for cloud infrastructure increases the need for cloud security solutions.

Minecraft Earth shuts down, but AR gaming should bounce back

Venture Beast

Minecraft Earth's shutdown is a blow to AR gaming, but it's poised to bounce back by 2026 if it follows these tips. Read More. AR/VR GamesBeat Mobile Apple AR gaming ARKit category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Google Microsoft Minecraft Earth

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Apple is reportedly working on a device with a 20-inch folding display

The Verge

It’s not expected until 2026. In terms of a potential release date, Gurman cites Young’s prediction of 2026, around the same time Apple’s rumored car is set to launch. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Trump Presidential Library Launches Online But Won't Take FOIA Requests Until 2026

GizModo VR

The U.S. National Archives officially launched the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library’s website on Wednesday , the new digital home of the worst presidency in modern U.S. history.

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Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 can go from 0 to 50% battery in 5 minutes

TechSpot

billion by 2026, a lot of consumers still prefer wired charging for its faster speed and If you've experienced the convenience of wireless charging before, it's easy to see why it's becoming more popular with each passing year.

Lincoln’s new electric concept car uses lo-fi beats and ‘fragrances’ to elevate your state of mind

The Verge

Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, says it will release four new electric vehicles by 2026, by which point 50 percent of its global sales will be EVs. Later, Lincoln considered introducing at least five new battery-powered SUVs through 2026, according to a report in Reuters last February.

Cisco, others, shine a light on VPN split-tunneling

Network World

The VPN market will hit $70 billion by 2026, according to market research and management consulting company Global Market Insights.

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Global VPN use exploded in March

Network World

The global VPN market was forecast to grow 12% year-on-year and be worth $70 billion by 2026, according to a Global Market Insights 2020 survey. With millions of people working from home, the coronavirus outbreak has seen global VPN demand surge.

Google Pixel 6 leak teases Magic Eraser feature, plus five years of Android security updates

The Verge

That would mean Pixel 6 devices would have protection into 2026. The Google Pixel 6 (top) and Pixel 6 Pro (bottom) | Google.

Google joins Samsung in working with iFixit on a self-repair program

The Verge

As of the Pixel 6, Google is promising three years of Android updates and five years of security updates, which could see the phones being used into late 2026.

Woot is selling refurbished Pixelbook Go laptops that don’t have Google branding

The Verge

And despite not being retail units, the seller says they will receive software updates through Google through June 2026. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge.

FCC approves Amazon’s internet-from-space Kuiper constellation of 3,236 satellites

The Verge

The company must launch half of the constellation by 2026. The company must launch half of the constellation by 2026 to retain its FCC license, and then the remaining satellites by 2029. An artistic rendering of a satellite in orbit | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

IDG Contributor Network: How quantum computing increases cybersecurity risks

Network World

Experts have estimated that a commercial quantum computer capable of breaking the cryptography we rely on today will be available by 2026. Imagine you wake up one morning, assuming everything is as you left it the night before. But overnight, attackers with a quantum computer capable of breaking current cryptography standards have targeted millions of people and stolen their personal data.

Renewables see record growth in 2021, but supply chain problems loom

The Verge

Renewables will likely make up 95 percent of new power capacity globally through 2026, according to the new report. By 2026, the IEA says, the amount of renewable electricity capacity globally will likely be equivalent to today’s fossil fuel and nuclear energy capacity combined.

Electric aircraft motor company MagniX lands deal to power UK startup’s planned 300-plane fleet

GeekWire

UK startup Faradair is proposing to bring an 18-passenger propeller-driven triplane to market as soon as 2026, powered by electric motors from Seattle-area startup magniX.

Silverback Therapeutics shuts down oncology program, plans to lay off 27% of workforce

GeekWire

With the re-alignment and layoffs, the company has cash to last through the second half of 2026, said Shawver in the call. Laura Shawver, CEO of Silverback Therapeutics. Silverback Photo).

Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill with $1.9B Support for Cybersecurity Efforts

SecureWorld News

40124): $250 million will be dispersed between 2022 and 2026 to states to update technology. 40125): An additional $350 million will be dispersed between 2022 and 2026 to develop cyber defenses for the energy sector.

Disney inks a huge Sony deal to bring Spider-Man and other films to Disney Plus and Hulu

The Verge

Sony’s theatrical releases from 2022 through 2026 are included in the deal, and Disney will get access to them following their “Pay 1 TV window.” Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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MagniX partners with Brazil’s Desaer to develop hybrid-electric regional aircraft

GeekWire

Desaer plans to start flying its gas-fueled ATL-100 prototype in 2023 , with the first deliveries expected by 2026. Artwork shows Desaer’s ATL-100H aircraft with a hybrid electric propulsion system. MagniX Illustration). Everett, Wash.-based

CIOs See A Need For Data In Their Factories

The Accidental Successful CIO

These benefits are expected to spur annual spending by global manufacturers on data management, analytics and other advanced capabilities to nearly $20 billion by 2026, up from roughly $5 billion this year. After the virus fades, factories are going to need more data Image Credit: Cathy.

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Seattle U names $100M Center for Science and Innovation after Costco co-founder and wife

GeekWire

The College of Science and Engineering is the university’s fastest growing college/school, with enrollment expected to reach 1,600 students by 2026. A rendering of the Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation at Seattle University. EYP/Mithu?n n Image).

5 Strategies to Improve Your Learning Management System

Kitaboo on EdTech

Research and Markets predicts that by 2026, the worldwide online learning sector will hit $336.98 within the period of 2018 and 2026. . You are a school, college or university looking to publish online courses and assign virtual work to your students.

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Facebook’s satellite internet team joins Amazon

The Verge

The company gained FCC approval to operate the network last year, and will launch half its satellites by 2026. An artistic rendering of a satellite in orbit. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

T-Mobile tries to ease up California’s requirements for allowing the Sprint merger to go through

The Verge

First, that the date for T-Mobile’s 5G rollout in California be moved two years back to 2026. Since the deal closed in 2020, T-Mobile says, the goal date should be moved to 2026. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Quantum hardware startup Rigetti Computing to go public in $1.5B SPAC deal with ex-Zillow CEO

GeekWire

It estimates revenue to grow to $288 million by 2025, and $594 million by 2026. Chad Rigetti, founder of Rigetti. Rigetti Photo). Rigetti is going public.

Ford doubles down on EVs in Europe with $2 billion push

The Verge

The automaker aims to sell 600,000 battery-powered vehicles on the continent by 2026, building toward a goal of all EV sales and complete carbon neutrality across its production footprint by 2035.