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Chief Data Officers: The New 'Oil' Barons

One hundred years ago, oil changed the economic, technological and political landscapes at every level of society. Going forward, the importance of data as a similarly omnipresent factor in life cannot be understated. From how we grow food to what we eat; from how diseases are fought to the design o…

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Facebook Reaches One Billion Messenger Users

Many of us who have been on Facebook for several years remember the glory days before the social media platform turned into the gargantuan beast that it is today. Remember when statuses had to start with "is," and fewer people shared long paragraphs about their personal woes? Those were the good day…

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The Importance of Diligent Authentication and Post-Sale Protection in a Changing Payments Landscape

Merchants must be diligent in evolving their security strategies and authentication procedures to protect their customers' data and their own interests as well.

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Pokemon Go Enough to Double Nintendo's Market Cap

For a while there, Nintendo was looking like a slow-motion train wreck, plunging wildly off the rails into obscurity and disaster. Many have even stopped mentioning Nintendo as part of the console wars, leaving it out of conversations about Sony and Microsoft. A new report notes that that may be abo…

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Auto ISAC: Creating A Car Smarter Than You

There is a pretty good chance that your existing car uses QNX, which is Blackberry's operating system. Interestingly, the most common places you'll find it is in nuclear power plants, automobiles, hospitals (medical equipment), defense, utilities, and, of course, Blackberry phones. This is why I fou…

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Security Advisory: Say No to Pokemon GO in the Office

Take a look around your building today and you're bound to see countless people walking around with their heads down, staring at their phones. The majority of these people aren't checking their email or browsing the Web...they're playing a game called Pokemon GO-a highly addictive mobile application…

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Chief Data Officers: The New 'Oil' Barons

By: Special Guest     7/22/2016

One hundred years ago, oil changed the economic, technological and political landscapes at every level of society. Going forward, the importance of data as a similarly omnipresent factor in life cannot be understated. From how we grow food to what we eat; from how diseases are fought to the design o…

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Facebook Reaches One Billion Messenger Users

By: Alicia Young     7/21/2016

Many of us who have been on Facebook for several years remember the glory days before the social media platform turned into the gargantuan beast that it is today. Remember when statuses had to start with "is," and fewer people shared long paragraphs about their personal woes? Those were the good day…

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The Importance of Diligent Authentication and Post-Sale Protection in a Changing Payments Landscape

By: Special Guest     7/20/2016

Merchants must be diligent in evolving their security strategies and authentication procedures to protect their customers' data and their own interests as well.

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Pokemon Go Enough to Double Nintendo's Market Cap

By: Steve Anderson     7/20/2016

For a while there, Nintendo was looking like a slow-motion train wreck, plunging wildly off the rails into obscurity and disaster. Many have even stopped mentioning Nintendo as part of the console wars, leaving it out of conversations about Sony and Microsoft. A new report notes that that may be abo…

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Auto ISAC: Creating A Car Smarter Than You

By: Rob Enderle     7/19/2016

There is a pretty good chance that your existing car uses QNX, which is Blackberry's operating system. Interestingly, the most common places you'll find it is in nuclear power plants, automobiles, hospitals (medical equipment), defense, utilities, and, of course, Blackberry phones. This is why I fou…

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Security Advisory: Say No to Pokemon GO in the Office

By: Justin Verrastro     7/15/2016

Take a look around your building today and you're bound to see countless people walking around with their heads down, staring at their phones. The majority of these people aren't checking their email or browsing the Web...they're playing a game called Pokemon GO-a highly addictive mobile application…

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How Cisco And New Jersey Are Working To Fix One Of The Most Unfair Parts Of Law Enforcement

By: Rob Enderle     7/14/2016

I'm at C-Scape this week which is an analyst focused event that is run at the same time as Cisco Live, their annual customer show in the US. One of the really interesting sessions at events like this is the customer panels. This is when you get to hear how the technology the vendor is promoting is a…

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Car Hacking is the Car Jacking of the Future

By: Lindsey Patterson     7/13/2016

It might seem quite convenient to have a vehicle featuring a GPS system or a hands-free phone. However, could the super connected automobiles incorporated with wireless navigational and communication technologies increase vulnerability?

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With One App, You Can Save Eight Lives

By: Alicia Young     7/6/2016

For most, the question of becoming an organ donor is only raised once every few years when you have to renew your driver's license. Apple, who is teamed up with Donate Life America, hopes that making registration so easily accessible will cause the overall number of donors to increase.

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The FBI vs. Clinton: Brilliant Wordsmithing and Fixing Email

By: Rob Enderle     7/5/2016

Sometimes you are asked to say something in your job that you disagree with. The trick is to do it in a way that conveys this without letting the folks who gave you the direction know you aren't really on board. The reason this works is something we call confirmation bias, a tendency to hear what yo…

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Boosting Productivity with a Healthy Software Stack

By: Special Guest     6/30/2016

If you haven't been monitoring the health of your software, it may be time for your stack to get a checkup.

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Using Drones? Know the Rules

By: Special Guest     6/29/2016

Using a drone for your business, or as a hobby, means complying with requirements which are in constant flux or that you may not know about.

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The Problems with Amazon's Dash Buttons

By: Rob Enderle     6/29/2016

The news this week is that Amazon is going to massively expand their Dash Button program, which hasn't sold well, to include more buttons. This increases sales from tiny, to 70 percent more than tiny. The concept is a good one, place a connected button near where you use a consumable item and folks …

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6 Insurance Companies Investing in Wearable Technology

By: Lindsey Patterson     6/27/2016

Wearable fitness devices are growing in popularity, Tech research firm Gartner says that sales will grow by 18.4 percent this year. Over the past several years, including wearable fitness trackers in wellness programs has been a corporate trend. Now companies have gone a step further, partnering wit…

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Facebook Closes 50 Million Dollar Deal for Live Streaming

By: Andrew Bindelglass     6/24/2016

Facebook seems like it is ready to launch a fledgling version of Facebook Live in the near future, Osofsky said. "We have an early beta programm for a relatively small number of partners that includes a broad range of content types from regions around the world."

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Twilio IPO: Bellwether or Blip for the API Business?

By: Doug Mohney     6/23/2016

San Francisco-based Twilio counts Uber, Open Table, and Nordstrom among its customers. In 2015, the company's revenues were around $167 million with a net loss of $35.5 million. Having raised $150 million, Twilio isn't pressed to be breakeven or cash flow positive, but it would help the stock in the…

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