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Verizon, Oh Verizon, Where Are You Going?

Last June, Verizon closed a $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL. Executives said the acquisition would enable the company to layer AOL's advertising strength…

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AMD: The Time For Ryzen Has Arrived

The Ryzen part is a powerful alternative to Intel's offering, which will result in several new, more powerful, and affordable systems for those that g…

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Voice 2017 - Best of Times, Worst of Times

Voice is in a unique position these days, judging from the conversations I've had over the past six weeks during CES and ITEXPO. Available quality is …

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Needed: Better Location Tech for RideShare Services

Uber, Lyft, and other ride services have pushed the bounds of location tech to the point of frustration for end-users, both drivers and customers alik…

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Human Carrying Drones May Arrive in 2017

There are a couple really big problems that will likely make human carrying drones more of a tourist attraction than a real solution for some time, bu…

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PayPal Acquires Bill Management Company

Paypal has acquired TIO Networks, an online bill payment company, in a $233 million deal.

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Verizon, Oh Verizon, Where Are You Going?

By: Doug Mohney     2/23/2017

Last June, Verizon closed a $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL. Executives said the acquisition would enable the company to layer AOL's advertising strengths and growth in video onto Verizon's network. Not satisfied with content, Verizon went after a failing Yahoo for $4.8 billion. Two massive security br…

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AMD: The Time For Ryzen Has Arrived

By: Rob Enderle     2/23/2017

The Ryzen part is a powerful alternative to Intel's offering, which will result in several new, more powerful, and affordable systems for those that game and create. It will also force Intel to either respond by upping its own game or give this market up.

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Voice 2017 - Best of Times, Worst of Times

By: Doug Mohney     2/21/2017

Voice is in a unique position these days, judging from the conversations I've had over the past six weeks during CES and ITEXPO. Available quality is at an all-time high on mobile and is only going to get better in the near future. Amazon's Alexa had a breakthrough season over the holidays, judging …

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Needed: Better Location Tech for RideShare Services

By: Doug Mohney     2/21/2017

Uber, Lyft, and other ride services have pushed the bounds of location tech to the point of frustration for end-users, both drivers and customers alike. I speak from personal experience in using both Uber and Lyft over the past couple of months to get around the cities of Las Vegas and Ft. Lauderdal…

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Human Carrying Drones May Arrive in 2017

By: Rob Enderle     2/21/2017

There are a couple really big problems that will likely make human carrying drones more of a tourist attraction than a real solution for some time, but given the speed at which we are advancing, a lot of us could be flying to work, or tunneling to work, by this time next decade. Let's talk advanceme…

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PayPal Acquires Bill Management Company

By: Andrew Bindelglass     2/17/2017

Paypal has acquired TIO Networks, an online bill payment company, in a $233 million deal.

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Yahoo! Mail App Helps Fight Hackers

By: Alicia Young     2/16/2017

Yahoo! sent out several emails yesterday to users it believes were hacked through the use of forged cookies. Here's how the Yahoo! Mail app can help protect against this kind of attack.

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Social Media is More Than Making Bird Noises

By: Erik Linask     2/16/2017

It takes more time and resources than simply posting product offers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but the value of two-way social interactions is immeasurably more valuable. Beyond understanding the community on a human level, each interaction creates new data that can be collected, complied,…

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SoftBank Drops $3.3 Billion on Fortress Buy

By: Steve Anderson     2/15/2017

SoftBank steps up its options with new business investment, picking up the Fortress Investment Group in a deal valued at $3.3 billion.

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4 Ways to Be the Brady and Belichick of Business

By: Special Guest     2/14/2017

In an NFL era defined by parity, their success over 17 years is worth examining for business leaders. After all, Brady is not the most physically gifted quarterback, and the Patriots have turned over more than 57 percent of their roster in the last two seasons alone.

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ITEXPO 2017: An Amazing Week in Review

By: Erik Linask     2/13/2017

The 2017 edition of ITEXPO has come and gone and, from my perspective, it was easily one of the best I've seen since our first Ft. Lauderdale show back in 2006. It's clear the business communications and tech space is anything but stagnant. Rather, innovation and evolution continue to pace the marke…

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8x8, RingCentral, BroadSoft Discuss Future of UC

By: Paula Bernier     2/9/2017

Cloud-based unified communications were the focus of this morning's general session at ITEXPO. The conversation ranged from everything from the Avaya Chapter 11 filing, to how Slack figures in to the UC picture, to where the industry is going and what players are best positioned to enable the worksp…

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5 Things you Can Do in 2017 to Drive Greater Collaboration Across Your Business

By: Special Guest     2/7/2017

The ability to share and find relevant information from across the business is a key tenant of collaboration. However, with more and more places to store documents, knowledge is increasingly becoming trapped. Almost a quarter of us (23 percent) lock important documents away in our mailboxes as attac…

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Snap Inc. Applies for IPO

By: Andrew Bindelglass     2/7/2017

After some initial bumps in the road, Snap, Inc., parent company of Snapchat, has filed for its IPO.

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Email Privacy Act Clears House

By: Steve Anderson     2/7/2017

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act, a move which may have a tough time in the Senate.

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Vizio Settles Watching Behavior Tracking Lawsuit

By: Steve Anderson     2/7/2017

$2.2 million and a promise to stop tracking users' television watching habits: that's the price Vizio was to pay under an FTC lawsuit.

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