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IBM Connect: Blending Apple, Social Media, and Watson to Obsolesce Email

I'm at IBM Connect this week, and as with all IBM events since the IBM/Apple partnership, this is as much a showcase for IBM software as it is a showcase Apple's products in the workplace. Now I've been following email for decades, but this is the first time I've seen a major change in how email is …

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What's the True Spirit of Super Bowl Sunday? Advertising

With the big game coming up on Sunday, let's not forget what the Super Bowl is really about: commercials. Sure, some brutes in jerseys are going to concuss each other for a couple hours, but that's just an excuse to watch primo 30-second adverts for Coke, Big Daddy, and Heineken.

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Verizon & XO: Spectrum, 5G Cause for Rumored Deal?

For two firms that have had somewhat of a contentious relationship, seeing Verizon in late-stage talks to purchase XO Communications is certainly an interesting predicament. Peter Radizeski broke the story yesterday on TMCnet, and suggests the alleged deal is all about spectrum and 5G. Per Rob Powel…

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Strife at Yahoo: Board Plays Coy, But Mayer Forges On

Yahoo has never really recovered its initial dot-com glory. Now, the company is faltering and ready to be stripped for parts. Yet somehow, against all odds, counsel, and expectation, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer wants to press on-but Yahoo's board may undermine her with a bid to sell the Silicon Valley-bas…

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How the Car Industry is Reinventing Itself in 2016

Car manufacturers are no longer focusing on the strength of the engine or how well the car handles on the road; instead, companies are realigning their efforts to create a mobile experience, one defined by connectivity between car and driver and between car and smartphone.

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Mobile Providers Beefing Up Coverage for Super Bowl

All throughout the United States, preparations are beginning to ramp up for perhaps the single biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl. Liquor stores and wing joints are stocking up, hours of pre-game coverage has already begun, and bets are pouring in to casinos in Vegas.

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IBM Connect: Blending Apple, Social Media, and Watson to Obsolesce Email

By: Rob Enderle     2/5/2016

I'm at IBM Connect this week, and as with all IBM events since the IBM/Apple partnership, this is as much a showcase for IBM software as it is a showcase Apple's products in the workplace. Now I've been following email for decades, but this is the first time I've seen a major change in how email is …

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What's the True Spirit of Super Bowl Sunday? Advertising

By: Kyle Piscioniere     2/5/2016

With the big game coming up on Sunday, let's not forget what the Super Bowl is really about: commercials. Sure, some brutes in jerseys are going to concuss each other for a couple hours, but that's just an excuse to watch primo 30-second adverts for Coke, Big Daddy, and Heineken.

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Verizon & XO: Spectrum, 5G Cause for Rumored Deal?

By: Maurice Nagle     2/4/2016

For two firms that have had somewhat of a contentious relationship, seeing Verizon in late-stage talks to purchase XO Communications is certainly an interesting predicament. Peter Radizeski broke the story yesterday on TMCnet, and suggests the alleged deal is all about spectrum and 5G. Per Rob Powel…

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Strife at Yahoo: Board Plays Coy, But Mayer Forges On

By: Kyle Piscioniere     2/3/2016

Yahoo has never really recovered its initial dot-com glory. Now, the company is faltering and ready to be stripped for parts. Yet somehow, against all odds, counsel, and expectation, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer wants to press on-but Yahoo's board may undermine her with a bid to sell the Silicon Valley-bas…

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How the Car Industry is Reinventing Itself in 2016

By: Drew Hendricks     2/3/2016

Car manufacturers are no longer focusing on the strength of the engine or how well the car handles on the road; instead, companies are realigning their efforts to create a mobile experience, one defined by connectivity between car and driver and between car and smartphone.

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Mobile Providers Beefing Up Coverage for Super Bowl

By: Andrew Bindelglass     2/3/2016

All throughout the United States, preparations are beginning to ramp up for perhaps the single biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl. Liquor stores and wing joints are stocking up, hours of pre-game coverage has already begun, and bets are pouring in to casinos in Vegas.

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Tom Wheeler Wants to End Cable's Set-Top Box Monopoly - Here's Why They Should Let Him

By: Kyle Piscioniere     2/3/2016

In his open letter, Wheeler compared his proposal to the regulation of the phone industry: "Decades ago, if you wanted to have a landline in your home, you had to lease your phone from Ma Bell. There was little choice in telephones, and prices were high. The FCC unlocked competition and empowered co…

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Connecticut's Download Speeds Second Highest in the Country

By: Rory Lidstone     2/3/2016

Faster internet is a common desire of just about every regular internet user in the United States. After all, even though one gigabit speeds are common throughout the world, they are less so for commercial U.S. residents. However, thanks to the efforts of Google Fiber in recent years, average intern…

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Telcos Beware - Alphabet/Google Fiber Gets Serious

By: Doug Mohney     2/2/2016

Alphabet's earnings call and a report from the Washington Post indicate that Google Fiber is going into high gear. Service providers - both traditional "phone" companies and cable - have more to worry about, with Tier I/ILEC/whatever you want to call 'em legacy players facing the biggest challenge f…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Sesame Street Gets More Tech with New Investment

By: Steve Anderson     2/2/2016

There have been a lot of changes on Sesame Street over the last few years. A move to HBO might have been the biggest in recent memory, but now, it's putting some cash into a new venture arm focused on technology to help children. The new Sesame Ventures is set to join up with venture capital firms-l…

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Netflix's Rapid Expansion: How Tech Brands Can Adjust to Reach Developing Markets

By: Special Guest     2/2/2016

With more advanced markets quickly reaching their saturation points, and consumer acquisition becoming more challenging than ever before, tech brands need to focus on adjusting services to capitalize on the more than three billion consumers in high-growth markets.

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Alphabet Overtakes Apple as World's Most Valuable Company

By: Kyle Piscioniere     2/2/2016

It all began with Alphabet's fourth-quarter report. The company published the numbers after-hours on Monday, revealing earnings that surpassed internal and external expectations.

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Artificial Intelligence, Smarter Home Ecosystems Power IoT in 2016

By: Tara Seals     2/1/2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly emerging as a significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital worlds. In the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, 28 billion connected devices are forecasted by the year 2021, more than half of which will be machine to machine (M2M) and I…

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Facebook Adds Live Streaming in Latest Bid for Social Supremacy

By: Kyle Piscioniere     1/29/2016

Most casual users think the great social media revolution is over. Silicon Valley has won the game. Everyone uses Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and Instagram for personal and business purposes. Readers can't escape social share buttons, presidential candidates tweet constantly (Trump, we're looking at yo…

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Aereo Founder Takes on Broadband Internet with Starry

By: Rory Lidstone     1/28/2016

You may or may not remember Aereo, the New York City-based technology company that enabled its subscribers to view live and time-shifted broadcast television on internet-enabled devices. After all, the company barely lasted two years before the Supreme Court ruled that the company's service infringe…

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IBM's Abdula Talks Analytics, Cloud, Disruption & Stolen Cars at ITEXPO

By: Paula Bernier     1/27/2016

This disruption is possible due to the rise of the cloud, and the arrival of the always-on customer, who has been emboldened by the ability to get the information and products they want when they want them with just a few clicks, and the expectation that services and solutions should be personalized…

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