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2019

Kitty Hawk is a flying company that is backed up by top technology leader Larry Page of Google. Moreover, it is led by the co-founder of Udacity, Sebastian Thrun as well. The good news is that Kitty Hawk has signed a great deal with Boeing, one of the top aerospace conglomerates around the globe.

 

The terms are a little bit unclear but both the companies vouch to collaborate on urban air mobility, safety and the existence of autonomous vehicles.

 

Kitty Hawk is growing as we speak and they have already launched a great product, Cora, that is a two-person air taxi. Another product is a Flyer that is a vehicle for personalized flight. The partnership fully focuses Cora, according to the announcement.

 

“Working with a company like Kitty Hawk brings us closer to our goal of safely advancing the future of mobility,” said Steve Nordlund, vice president, and general manager of Boeing NeXt. NeXt is an organization within Boeing that aims to create next-gen vehicles.

 

Thrun also co-founded Kitty Hawk. The company is based in Mountain View, California. However, a large portion of testing activities takes place in New Zealand. The technology is relatively new the company will definitely need to partner with a good software testing company. Rigorous testing of the vehicles will be very important in order to release efficient and superb vehicles that have seamless software.

 

Today is the era of artificial intelligence and IoT. With such cars in the “air” we are bound to get some exciting software and technological features. To ensure that these features are truly up to the market, Kitty Hawk will definitely need to conduct rigorous testing since this technology is relative. Before market release, they will need to test the software in the flying cars for manual, automation, regression, accessibility, smoke and penetration testing etc. to ensure that the passengers remain safe in the car. A small bug can take the entire system down. Keeping this in consideration, and perhaps, by outsourcing to a quality software testing company Kitty Hawk can release cars that fly with perfection! With not even the slightest chances of any accidents! Now that sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

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Many people rushed to their social media to take on the retail agent head on. This has happened for the second day in a row and the buyers are suffering. Many stores are only accepting cash and gift cards which is a total outrage. Such a major retail giant must not be allowing such incidences with such frequency. This happens after Target suffered a global point-of-sale machine outage on Saturday. The checkouts were down for a time of more than two hours.

 

Target has maintained that they can “confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue” and that “no guest information was compromised at any time.” The company said that an “internal technology issue” was the result of this outage. They made no comment on the specifics of this incident.

 

Company reputations suffer greatly when data breaches occur. That’s why companies increasingly seek security testing services these days. Security breaches are a make or break for any business today.

 

In 2013, a data breach occurred and the company was forced to pay $162 million in expenses.

 

Jenna Reck, a spokesperson for Target, recently said:

 

“Like many other companies, Target uses NCR as a vendor to help accept payments, and on Sunday afternoon NCR experienced an issue at one of their data centers. While this was not an issue within Target’s technology system, Target was unable to process select card payments at some stores for about 90 minutes. The issue is now resolved and payments are going through normally. Additionally, we can confirm that this was not a security-related issue and no payment information was compromised at any time. Although this was unrelated to Saturday’s issue, we know many guests had a frustrating shopping experience in our stores this weekend. For that, we are truly sorry. We never want to disappoint any guests and we’re working tirelessly to ensure these issues don’t happen again.”

 

Updated with comment from Target.