NetraDyne Keeps Driving Momentum

NetraDyne, a California based startup focused on deep learning and computer vision solutions for driver analytics and safety, recently gained another partnership, this time with OmniVision, a digital imaging company. NetraDyne only…

Intel’s IP Roadmap – Great. Product Planning – Not So Great.

Intel quickly became the leader in edge computing even though they did not begin filing patents in the space until 2017. They made up for the late start by keeping up a relentless pace in patent applications that has allowed them to…

Honda is a Trendsetter for…Samsung?

As the saying goes, slow patent activity makes for strange bedfellows. Or at least that should be the saying. While Samsung is not partnering with Honda, it is following Honda’s idea of partnering with companies that have existing…

Dell Lags in Edge Computing – Partnership Might be an Option.

Dell is often touted as one of the leaders in the edge computing industry, and even recently discussed how edge computing was a major component in its future plans as a company with the release of their Streaming Data Platform. However, it…

Telefonica and Microsoft Partner for Industry, but What is Microsoft Bringing to the Table?

5G and the Edge are two technologies that naturally synergize to produce faster data processing for industrial applications. 5G needs edge computing capabilities, as the on-site processing enabled by Edge Computing is really the…

Dell, Vapor IO, and VMware Partner to Define the Cutting Edge in Edge Computing

Dell, Vapor IO, VMware, and a few other startups have all announced a partnership called the Open Grid Alliance. The goal of the Alliance is to define and standardize what a future edge-focused Internet could and should look like. This is…

Red Hat Capitalizes on their Growing Portfolio

Red Hat just announced a major update to their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 platform, clearly building off their success in the edge computing industry. Red Hat has been active in the sector over the past three years and is clearly one of…

IBM is watching Mimik. Should you?

Mimik Technology is a startup based in Vancouver that develops hybrid edge cloud solutions. It is a new company to join the Patent Forecast® Edge Computing Platform Sector and only appears with two patent applications so far. However, it…

No Patents? Find A Partner Who Has Some. Honda, Meet Verizon

Once again, slow patent activity has forced a company to partner in order to stay competitive. Honda, not wanting to be left behind, has started working with Verizon to research mobile edge computing interacting with 5G and…

T-Mobile Partners with Lumen. One Reason? Enormous IP Portfolio

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has struck a partnership with T-Mobile to offer edge computing services over T-Mobile’s 5G Network. This partnership follows deals with cloud providers like Google and Amazon who have also paired…

Fidelity Is New to Edge Computing. Without Patents They Are Forced to Partner

Telecommunications provider Colt Technology Services is extending its partnership with IBM to incorporate IBM’s Cloud Satellite with Colt’s edge network. But who has the upper hand in the patent space? Colt Technology does not have any…

Theta Labs Takes Streaming to the Edge

Got bandwidth? Theta Labs is trying to revolutionize video delivery and streaming by offering a content delivery network powered by blockchain and user devices rather than a centralized server. The media streaming industry has blown up…

Netflix’s Edge Computing Development is Still Buffering

Netflix has expressed interest in edge computing recently, but its miniscule patent portfolio is a sluggish attempt. In February 2020, the streaming service claimed edge computing solutions would be most effective for its in-house…

Microsoft Quiet in Patents but Active in Acquisitions

Has Microsoft stopped inventing and now enters acquisition mode to innovate in edge computing? Patent Forecast® data in the Edge Computing platform sector reveals Microsoft activity has shifted from build to buy.  With only 3 new…

Pure Storage is building an enviable IP portfolio in Edge computing. Hello Intel?

Pure Storage, Inc. is a storage hardware and software company based in Mountain View, CA. Pure Storage was highlighted in an insight earlier this year (2020) for being issued four patents on the same day in the Edge Computing sector, after…

FedEx Ships Dell as a Partner

FedEx and Dell recently announced a partnership to build a mini-datacenter that will help FedEx utilize edge computing for its logistics facilities. The goal is to expand the use of advanced robotics and automation, as well as more…

Akamai Making Moves in Edge Computing

Akamai Technologies is a content-delivery and cloud services company that was founded in 1998. Akamai is in the top three in total patent documents for edge computing in the last three years with 26 total documents, behind only Intel…

Computing at the Planet’s Edge?

Microsoft makes another appearance this week due to the recent news that they will be partnering with SpaceX. This partnership specifically focuses on connecting Microsoft's cloud computing service, Azure, to the new SpaceX Starlink…

Console Wars at the Edge

Sony and Microsoft are familiar competitors, with every generation of gaming sparking a new debate over the superior console. While the "console-war" has existed for close to twenty years, Microsoft and Sony also make an appearance in the…

Vapor IO Wins Another Partnership

Vapor IO is an Austin based start-up that was discussed in a previous insight published in June for their work in the blockchain category of Edge Computing. While still a fairly small player in the space with only six patent documents in…

A Look at Qualcomm

Qualcomm is a well-known chip technology company, most commonly known for making modems for cellular networks and many types of semiconductor technology. However, this week they have released three new AI accelerator chips targeted toward…

Netskrt Jumps into Edge Computing

Netskrt Systems Inc. is a Canadian-based technology company founded in 2017. Named an "Emerging Rocket" in the tech sector earlier this year, they focus on expanding Internet access by developing their own mobile Content Delivery Network…

Netskrt Jumps into Edge Computing

Netskrt Systems Inc. is a Canadian-based technology company founded in 2017. Named an "Emerging Rocket" in the tech sector earlier this year, they focus on expanding Internet access by developing their own mobile Content…

Verizon’s Renewed Focus

Verizon originally invested heavily in edge computing, with fairly active development happening in 2015 and 2016. Oddly, it then had quiet years from 2017 until late 2019 before coming back with renewed development in the industry. This…

HP Focusing on Edge Acquisitions

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HP) was recently issued a patent for an Edge as a Service (EaaS) system, which includes a method for predicting availability of resources and automatically deploying distributed storage across different host…

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