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Using Drones? Know the Rules

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

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

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

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?

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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Brexit: The Whole World is Watching! Including Tech

It is hard to imagine a vote on something- even for those of us in the U.S. consumed and amazed by the daily barrage of presidential election year politics-that has garnered more attention than the vote in the U.K. on June 23rd on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU). In fact, not only i…

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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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Brexit: The Whole World is Watching! Including Tech

By: Peter Bernstein     6/20/2016

It is hard to imagine a vote on something- even for those of us in the U.S. consumed and amazed by the daily barrage of presidential election year politics-that has garnered more attention than the vote in the U.K. on June 23rd on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU). In fact, not only i…

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How Steve Jobs Would Fix Apple

By: Rob Enderle     6/20/2016

It is hard to see Apple in trouble. It has massive reserves and remains one of the most powerful brands in the market, yet every week seems to contain more bad than good news for the company. Last week part of China banned the iPhone (this will get overturned), far worse, the forecast for the Apple …

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Twitter Invests $70M in SoundCloud

By: Andrew Bindelglass     6/16/2016

It seems that SoundCloud sees much of the benefit in this partnership with Twitter in the rollout of their new subscription service that is meant to serve as the company's main revenue stream. "This investment will enable SoundCloud to remain focused on building value for creators and listeners alik…

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Microsoft Breaks Console Model with New Xbox(s)

By: Rob Enderle     6/14/2016

There are a couple of rules when it comes to game consoles. First you don't change them very often (the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 remained largely unchanged for a decade), you don't price them over $500 (Sony did that initially with the PlayStation 3 and ceded the market to Microsoft), and you don'…

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn - Big Deal, But Needs a Tweak

By: Doug Mohney     6/13/2016

Kicking off the week, Microsoft has agreed to buy business social media firm LinkedIn for an all-cash deal of $26.2 billion. Microsoft is paying LinkedIn $196 per share and plans to finance the deal with new debt. But is it a good deal or will it be a bust like the vaunted Nokia purchase? I'm thinki…

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We Are So Close to Saying Goodbye to Traffic and Flying to Work Instead

By: Rob Enderle     6/13/2016

We often focus on clear and very visible trends like self-driving cars and drones, forgetting there is another even more interesting trend trying to get off the ground. That is technology focused on allowing us to fly to work. Now there are three basic versions of this class of personal aircraft. Th…

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The Revolutions at Computex 2016: Best 2-in-1, Wearable & Non-Homicidal Robot

By: Rob Enderle     6/9/2016

Computex is the huge technology show that kicks off in Asia this time of year, and typically is a showcase of interesting products set to launch before the year-end holidays. Traditionally, it has been more of a PC show and with the decline of PCs a lot of the excitement connected to the show has de…

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Five Technology Trends Peaking in 2016

By: Drew Hendricks     6/9/2016

The sheer vastness of technology's presence in today's world is enough to make anyone's head spin, even if you are keeping up with the news on a regular basis. Now that we're well into 2016, though, it's important to know where things are headed and what technological developments are poised to make…

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Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Sees IP Traffic Near-Tripling by 2020

By: Peter Bernstein     6/7/2016

As resources that tend to become the gold standard as references for what lies ahead, there are few that can rival the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI). Indeed, the publication of the VNI is one of the most anticipated ones of the year up and down ICT food chains and ecosystems. And, the good new…

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The Oncoming Tectonic Shift in Telecom

By: Special Guest     6/7/2016

Carriers competing on connectivity have created a massive overabundance of supply. This "race-to-zero" for both wired and wireless connectivity is turning the concept of carriers as 'dumb pipes' into a reality.

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How to Improve Productivity in the Office: Don't Have One

By: Special Guest     6/7/2016

Yes, you read that right. If you want to increase efficiency in your company, the best decision that you can make right now is to eliminate your office.

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