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Content Translation in the Mobile Era: 3 Lessons to Learn the Easy Way

The tech industry is working hard to destroy the virtual Tower of Babel. If you only speak English and Skype a Spanish speaker Microsoft will now translate your conversation in real-time. Google Translate will soon recognize popular languages and text you an instant translation.

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Super Bowl Sunday - Game on for TV Everywhere

NBCUniversal is using the largest annual live sports viewing stage - the Super Bowl - to pitch consumers the benefit of a cable TV subscription - by offering a free, no-strings attached live stream of the game, pre-game, post-game and half-time programming, along with an episode of The BlackList.

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Corporate Video Usage Widens and Gets Creative

At least 40 percent of organizations that use real-time video applications are employing it in more than a dozen use cases.

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Eat Your Heart Out Apple: Dell Tablet to Film Hollywood Movie

I don't mean the tablet will be used in the film, I mean it will be used as the camera to create the movie. The tablet in question is the Dell Venue 8 7000 with the Real Sense camera that just hit the stores this month and won the most innovative award at CES. The movie effort is a collaboration wit…

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Obama Administration Wants To Crack Down On Fruits Of Hacking

The law also makes it a felony to traffic in information such as passwords and trafficking will now include posting a link. Basically, the new law would basically upgrade hacking to a kind of "racketeering" offense. This means that people who had nothing to do with the initial hack will be looked at…

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OneWeb Satellite Broadband Venture Secures Funding, Generates Questions

Will the world be surrounded by the largest satellite network ever created? OneWeb, formerly known as WorldVu Satellites, secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Qualcomm and Virgin Group, to build a low-orbiting constellation of an estimated 648 Ku-band satellites. But questions remain.

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Content Translation in the Mobile Era: 3 Lessons to Learn the Easy Way

By: TMCnet Special Guest     1/26/2015

The tech industry is working hard to destroy the virtual Tower of Babel. If you only speak English and Skype a Spanish speaker Microsoft will now translate your conversation in real-time. Google Translate will soon recognize popular languages and text you an instant translation.

Read More

Super Bowl Sunday - Game on for TV Everywhere

By: Bob Wallace     1/22/2015

NBCUniversal is using the largest annual live sports viewing stage - the Super Bowl - to pitch consumers the benefit of a cable TV subscription - by offering a free, no-strings attached live stream of the game, pre-game, post-game and half-time programming, along with an episode of The BlackList.

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Corporate Video Usage Widens and Gets Creative

By: Tara Seals     1/22/2015

At least 40 percent of organizations that use real-time video applications are employing it in more than a dozen use cases.

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Eat Your Heart Out Apple: Dell Tablet to Film Hollywood Movie

By: Rob Enderle     1/19/2015

I don't mean the tablet will be used in the film, I mean it will be used as the camera to create the movie. The tablet in question is the Dell Venue 8 7000 with the Real Sense camera that just hit the stores this month and won the most innovative award at CES. The movie effort is a collaboration wit…

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Obama Administration Wants To Crack Down On Fruits Of Hacking

By: Oliver VanDervoort     1/19/2015

The law also makes it a felony to traffic in information such as passwords and trafficking will now include posting a link. Basically, the new law would basically upgrade hacking to a kind of "racketeering" offense. This means that people who had nothing to do with the initial hack will be looked at…

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OneWeb Satellite Broadband Venture Secures Funding, Generates Questions

By: Doug Mohney     1/16/2015

Will the world be surrounded by the largest satellite network ever created? OneWeb, formerly known as WorldVu Satellites, secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Qualcomm and Virgin Group, to build a low-orbiting constellation of an estimated 648 Ku-band satellites. But questions remain.

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White House's Sweeping Cybersecurity Package Already Sparks Debate

By: Tara Seals     1/16/2015

Against the backdrop of a seemingly never-ending spate of data breaches, the White House made a renewed push this week for better cybersecurity legislation, asking the new Congress to consider a comprehensive measure that addresses three major buckets of concern, including the Personal Data Notifica…

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America's Got Talent and It's Thriving on OTT TV

By: Bob Wallace     1/16/2015

Consider for a moment where subscription OTT services like Netflix, Amazon etc. would be today if it weren't for their creation of original series programming, along with releasing all episodes of a new season at once. It might seem like the dark ages of online TV.

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Facebook At Work: Marketing Tool, Not Firing Offense

By: Steve Anderson     1/15/2015

Facebook At Work is available for iOS and Android, as well as a Web-based version available directly at Facebook itself, and at last report, all involved were available as part of a limited pilot mode. With this system, employers can either establish separate links for employees to use, or employes …

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Google Needs to Cure its ADD Before it is Too Late

By: Doug Mohney     1/14/2015

At risk of offending, Google has a cultural attention deficit disorder problem. It needs to start working to fixing it and put more effort into strategic areas, rather than simply doing a bunch of half-baked projects and leaving them on cruise control while others respond more rapidly. Microsoft and…

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President Obama Announces Steps for Affordable Universal Broadband: Competition and Local Choice Part of the Plan

By: Peter Bernstein     1/14/2015

It has become an indisputable fact that broadband connectivity and economic vitality go hand in glove. In the digital age it has become increasingly apparent to everyone that you literally can't have one without the other. It is why so much attention is being paid by governments around the world to …

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Word Lens, Faster Translations Means a Better Google Translate Experience

By: Steve Anderson     1/14/2015

Learning another language can be difficult, especially while living in areas in which only one language is spoken for several miles around. So to help fill in the rough spots, we often turn to language guidebooks and the like to help identify just what a particular item is, or the means to ask for a…

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Facebook Set to Bolster Amber Alert System with News Feed

By: Steve Anderson     1/14/2015

The Amber Alert may be one of the most heartbreaking concepts out there. Reserved for when a child goes missing-the mechanism itself is actually a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response-such things only go out at one of the worst times in a family's life. But it can also produ…

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Today's TechFast: It's All Rock 'n Roll To Me: Datacom Reportedly Gaining on Telecom

By: Rory J. Thompson     1/14/2015

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The Ubiquitous Social Media 'Buy' Button and the Journey of Authentication

By: Richard Moulds     1/14/2015

Last year, two of the world's largest social media sites, Facebook and Twitter, announced the addition of 'buy' buttons to their offerings, giving users the option to add billing information to their personal profiles. With just one click, users can now purchase products advertised without being dir…

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Qualcomm's AllPlay vs. Plays for Sure vs. Sonos: Getting to Critical Mass at CES

By: Rob Enderle     1/14/2015

AllPlay is Qualcomm's initiative to recreate the Sonos experience but across a number of vendors. The goal is basically to get the industry to a point were various devices work seamlessly together across your home so music could magically move with you. The first time I saw something like this was a…

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