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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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

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

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

EA and the NFL extend exclusive partnership for Madden games until 2026

The Verge

The contract now extends to May 2026, although financial terms of the deal, like past contracts between EA and the NFL, were not disclosed. Image: Electronic Arts.

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.

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

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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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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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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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Cloud for healthcare: Avoid these 2 pain points

David Linthicum

The global healthcare cloud computing market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate around 14 % from 2019 to 2026. If you’ve done the math, that puts the market value around USD $40 billion by 2026. When it came to whole industries closing their eyes to the rise of cloud computing, healthcare companies once comprised my biggest group of deniers. Most would not even take meetings, even though the scary public cloud held previously unattainable solutions for them.

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

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

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.

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.

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Every Bentley will be totally electric by 2030

Mashable VR

What's more, by 2026 all Bentley vehicles will be either plug-in hybrids or battery-powered. "We Ultra luxury car brand Bentley plans to go 100 percent electric. By 2030, the century-old British motor company will only produce batter-powered cars, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark said Thursday.

Stephen Colbert mocks U.S./China agreement to 'enhance ambition’ on tackling climate change

Mashable VR

According to the New York Times , the two countries said they would cooperate to cut emissions overall this decade, with China committing to reduce methane gas emissions and "phase down" coal from 2026 without any real timeline details.

Why Flying Drones Could Disrupt Mobility and Transportation Beyond COVID-19

CEB IT

” Gartner predicts that in 2026, more than one million drones will be carrying out retail deliveries, up from 20,000 today. Zipline, a U.S.-based based startup, is using contactless drone delivery to transport COVID-19 test samples in r emote locations across five African countries.

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.

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.

How to learn the basics of data science online

Mashable VR

percent increase in employment in the field through 2026, driven by the demand for data science skills. TL;DR: Access 13 courses with the Complete Excel, VBA, and Data Science Certification training bundle for $38.24, a 99% savings as of Dec.

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.

Apple's Tim Cook just made $355 million

Mashable VR

According to the BBC , last year Cook signed a new compensation package, which runs through 2026. Apple CEO Tim Cook just cashed in the final part of his decade-old compensation package: 5,040,000 Apple shares, worth roughly $750 million.

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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.

Bentley eases into electric with its second luxury plug-in hybrid

Mashable VR

Its first 100-percent battery electric vehicle is slated to arrive by 2026. If a plug-in Toyota Prius doesn't cut it, luxury carmaker Bentley has some more sumptuous options.

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.

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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.

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.

Kia’s EV9 concept car is a big, boxy vision of our electric future

The Verge

Kia won’t confirm whether the EV9 will make it into production, but it seems highly likely, given the South Korean automaker’s commitment to release seven dedicated battery electrics by the end of 2027 and to sell half a million battery cars annually by 2026

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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Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

Network World

Because of quantum computing, there's a one-in-seven chance that fundamental public-key cryptography tools used today will be broken by 2026, warned Michele Mosca, co-founder of the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing and special advisor on cybersecurity to the Global Risk Institute. As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today's cybersecurity technologies useless. Earlier this year the U.S.

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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).

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.

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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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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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.

Mars rover ready to collect samples destined for Earth

Mashable VR

Right now, NASA wants that mission to hit Mars in 2026, with samples returning for analysis in 2030. NASA's Perseverance rover is getting ready to collects its first rock samples on Mars, which should eventually make their way back to Earth.

Power sports company BRP will make electric watercraft, go-karts, and motorcycles

The Verge

Canadian power sports firm BRP announced that it would spend $300 million to electrify its entire lineup of vehicles by 2026. The company, which manufacturers watercraft, snowmobiles, ATVs, and go-karts, will start rolling out its first products in the next two years.

US drone firm Skydio valued at $1 billion as government freezes out Chinese competition

The Verge

billion in 2020 to $35 billion in 2026. Skydio’s X2 drone is aimed at enterprise and military customers. Image: Skydio.

First Mode wins $1.8M contract to build hardware for Psyche mission to asteroid

GeekWire

Psyche is set for launch in 2022, and after a years-long cruise that includes a Mars flyby in 2023, it’s scheduled to arrive at the asteroid Psyche in the main asteroid belt in early 2026. An artist’s conception shows NASA’s Psyche spacecraft at the asteroid Psyche.