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Seeing through the data haze remains a challenge. Semantic data can help provide instant context to applications.
The companies didn't say how much they've invested in the firm, but Samsung says that it hopes to have better voice-driven and context-aware services on its products.
Context-aware computing is the future of personal tech, says Intel CTO. That means your gadgets will learn about you, and not the other way around.
The CEO of graphics-chip supplier Nvidia repeated his claim that traditional PCs will be replaced by smaller devices based on non-Intel silicon.
As it hosts its annual developer forum, the chipmaker is contending with a major shift among tech companies and consumers toward pervasive computing, where no single device holds sway.
After falling nearly 9 percent last year, global IT spending is set to rise more than 8 percent in 2010 to the tune of $1.6 trillion, predicts Forrester Research.
Expect 3.3 percent growth to $3.3 trillion in 2010. Also, Gartner releases fresh buzzwords: "context-aware computing" and "pattern-based strategies."
The research and strategy chief says "spatial computing" will see people and sensors spewing trillions of bits of data, with programmers scrambling to mask complexity.
In the future, Intel chief executive Paul Otellini predicts Internet services will be more proactive, predictive and context aware.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini predicts a future where Internet services find the user on their mobile device.