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Google says Encryption Keys are in the Ignition

It has been such a wild few days in the cyber security area with all of the hacks, data breaches, exposures by security folks that all Android and wearable devices can be compromised, etc., that an announcement by Google of a new security measure almost slipped through the cracks. Hence, as a bit of…

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Chattanooga Fiber Network Triple Play: Smart Grid, Gigabit, Green Energy

Chattanooga is unique for a gigabit class network that covers the entire community, serving over 150,000 homes and businesses. Its advantages go far beyond simple connectivity and into smart grid and renewable energy. Duplicating Chattanooga's success, however, will be difficult at best for many cit…

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Strategy Analytics: Shakeups Abound in the Tablet Market

While the tablet market is something of a lesser phenomenon compared to the smartphone market, there's still quite a bit happening. A new report from Strategy Analytics shows off just how dynamic this particular market is, producing a surprising variety of unexpected twists. How unexpected? How abou…

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Chattanooga: Much More than GigCity

It is far too simple to say Chattanooga's high-speed fiber optic network is the cornerstone to the city's future growth. While city leaders and operator EPB have embraced the slogan of "GigCity" along with "Fastest network connectivity in the Western Hemisphere" to underline deployment of one gigabi…

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Taking a Look into Windows 10

On July 29, 2015 the long awaited release of Windows 10 arrived. You may have noticed that Microsoft went from version 8.1 to Windows 10, which is due to the fact that this is an entirely new version of the operating system.

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Windows 10: One Giant Step into the Future

This is Windows 10 launch week and things are going pretty well. Unlike some rumors to the contrary, the OEMs are ready with preloads and so far, the systems I've looked at are very clean. Not a lot of crapware (in fact I haven't seen any yet but I'm sure someone will disappoint me) and very little …

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Google says Encryption Keys are in the Ignition

By: Peter Bernstein     7/31/2015

It has been such a wild few days in the cyber security area with all of the hacks, data breaches, exposures by security folks that all Android and wearable devices can be compromised, etc., that an announcement by Google of a new security measure almost slipped through the cracks. Hence, as a bit of…

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Chattanooga Fiber Network Triple Play: Smart Grid, Gigabit, Green Energy

By: Doug Mohney     7/31/2015

Chattanooga is unique for a gigabit class network that covers the entire community, serving over 150,000 homes and businesses. Its advantages go far beyond simple connectivity and into smart grid and renewable energy. Duplicating Chattanooga's success, however, will be difficult at best for many cit…

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Strategy Analytics: Shakeups Abound in the Tablet Market

By: Steve Anderson     7/31/2015

While the tablet market is something of a lesser phenomenon compared to the smartphone market, there's still quite a bit happening. A new report from Strategy Analytics shows off just how dynamic this particular market is, producing a surprising variety of unexpected twists. How unexpected? How abou…

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Chattanooga: Much More than GigCity

By: Doug Mohney     7/31/2015

It is far too simple to say Chattanooga's high-speed fiber optic network is the cornerstone to the city's future growth. While city leaders and operator EPB have embraced the slogan of "GigCity" along with "Fastest network connectivity in the Western Hemisphere" to underline deployment of one gigabi…

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Taking a Look into Windows 10

By: Joe Rizzo     7/31/2015

On July 29, 2015 the long awaited release of Windows 10 arrived. You may have noticed that Microsoft went from version 8.1 to Windows 10, which is due to the fact that this is an entirely new version of the operating system.

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Windows 10: One Giant Step into the Future

By: Rob Enderle     7/30/2015

This is Windows 10 launch week and things are going pretty well. Unlike some rumors to the contrary, the OEMs are ready with preloads and so far, the systems I've looked at are very clean. Not a lot of crapware (in fact I haven't seen any yet but I'm sure someone will disappoint me) and very little …

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Cyberattacks on OPM, Anthem and United Airlines are Linked

By: Peter Bernstein     7/30/2015

The bad news on the cyberattack front got a whole lot worse with a story from Bloomberg by reporters Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson that revealed evidence that a group of China-tied hackers are responsible not only for the recent major data breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OP…

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Comings & Goings: Citrix CEO Steps Down as Company Gears for an Overhaul

By: Tara Seals     7/29/2015

There appears to be a bit of shakeup going on over at Citrix, the venerable distributed computing company. Long-time Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has announced his retirement, even as activist investor Elliott Management installs its representative as a board member-with another seat to be filled as we…

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Three Reasons Passwords Are Here to Stay

By: TechZone360 Special Guest     7/28/2015

Siber Systems explains why someday passwords will be a thing of the past, but not any time soon.

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Wheelings & Dealings: Visa Joins Amex with Giant Investment in Payment Startup Stripe

By: Laura Stotler     7/28/2015

Payment startup company Stripe has scored a whopping round of funding, with Visa taking a major interest in the company's technology. The funding amount is open to speculation, with some sources claiming Visa alone contributed $5 billion.

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Google Removing Google Plus Requirements

By: Andrew Bindelglass     7/28/2015

When Google first revealed its answer to social media giants Facebook and Twitter in 2011, it was met largely with a fizzle. With membership in Google Plus far underperforming its goals, Google took a somewhat drastic step: much to the chagrin of users, Google began requiring people to have a Google…

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US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Validates Class Action Suit Over Data Breach

By: Peter Bernstein     7/27/2015

Since what follows is about legal matters, let me start with the disclosure that I am not a lawyer, have no legal training and this is not an attempt to play an attorney on the Internet. That said, a very important decision was recently handed down here in the U.S. by the Seventh Circuit Court of Ap…

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The Do's and Don'ts of Viral Content Promotion

By: Drew Hendricks     7/27/2015

Viral content promotion is the word we use to describe content that just simply takes off on its own. It creates a brand out of nothing and can quickly boost the visibility and customer response for the lucky company that manages to tap into it as a resource. Although we do know the ingredients for …

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Windows 10: Z Generation is When Everything Will Change.

By: Rob Enderle     7/24/2015

I started looking at the new Windows 10 ads and it got me thinking about how much change we will have seen that the next generation of Windows users will have no concept of. Things that seem kind of amazing to my generation will be common place, or even obsolete, by the time kids born now reach high…

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AT&T-DirecTV Merger May Benefit Consumers in a Big Way

By: Tara Seals     7/24/2015

The FCC is about to approve a $49 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV, the No. 1 US satellite TV provider, and if the conditions that the commission wants to put on the union are adopted, consumers may just win, big time.

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AT&T, House of Cards and Net Neutrality

By: Doug Mohney     7/22/2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is green lighting AT&T's $49 billion takeover of DirecTV, in exchange for promises to abide by stricter Net neutrality roles and expand broadband fiber to more customers. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that AT&T should hire Kevin Spacey as Franci…

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