Google may choose to expand its service, but there’s little incentive for established players to come up to speed.
As well as making the grid more reliable and efficient, the technology could deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony.
Common Crawl supplies a database of over five billion Web pages in the hope that it will inspire new research or online services.
Expect Labs hopes to reinvent the phone call by providing real-time search results.
The carrier hopes that encouraging innovation will prolong the life of its voice business.
By monitoring people’s mobile devices, brick-and-mortar stores can get data on foot traffic much as websites follow clicks.
New technology could let the screens on future devices wrap around corners, act like paper, and sense touch on the rear as well as the front.
PC makers hope that new ways of interacting with computers will boost sales.
Some car apps will mirror mobile ones, while others will add new functionality, the auto giants say.
The Internet isn’t robust enough for the ongoing explosion of connected devices. Now labs around the country are scrambling for solutions.