Remote-Work Technology Fuels M&A Activity During Pandemic

  Technology ventures that are developing software for videoconferencing, collaboration and e-commerce tools are becoming hot acquisition targets for large companies and investors during the pandemic. Lifesize Inc., a videoconferencing software company based in Austin, Texas, in August announced a deal to purchase collaboration-tool maker Kaptivo, citing a growing demand […]

AAR Adapts Technology to Fit Pandemic Needs

AAR says its pilot projects of new technologies such as drones and augmented reality (AR) wearables have proved to be advantageous during the COVID-19 crisis. The technologies, which are being tested at its Miami, Florida facility, were initially implemented as a way to improve efficiencies, but their remote collaboration capabilities […]

Augmented World Expo Hosts 6th Asia Conference Amid Pandemic

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On August 15th and 16th, 2020, the Augmented World Expo (AWE) hosted its 6th annual Asia-Pacific Conference in Shenzhen with 46 speakers, about 700 in person participants, 20 exhibitors, and over 60,000 live stream viewers. One of the only XR trade shows to happen […]

Comms startup Element helps support secure communications during pandemic

British communications startup Element is using an open source, decentralised network to support enterprises in securely exchanging real-time information during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Element’s communications infrastructure is underpinned by the Matrix Project – an open source, decentralised communications protocol built in 2014 and maintained by the not-for-profit Matrix Foundation. […]