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

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

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.

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

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

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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SpaceX Supply Flight Lost Due to Strut Failure

The June 28, 2015 loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 and its Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was most likely due to the failure of a strut in the rocket's second stage liquid oxygen tank. Estimates of SpaceX financial losses due to the accident are in the hundreds of millions.

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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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SpaceX Supply Flight Lost Due to Strut Failure

By: Doug Mohney     7/22/2015

The June 28, 2015 loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 and its Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was most likely due to the failure of a strut in the rocket's second stage liquid oxygen tank. Estimates of SpaceX financial losses due to the accident are in the hundreds of millions.

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Businesses Have to Get Serious About Security

By: Erik Linask     7/21/2015

It should be a simple prioritization. In light of the increasing number of security breaches across industries, security should find itself at the top of the list of IT priorities today. From Target to Anthem, from AshleyMadison.com to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and countless others, t…

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Arbor Networks: Average DDoS Attack Size Increasing

By: Peter Bernstein     7/21/2015

Data breaches probably rightfully get the headlines. However, it is hard to argue that in terms of damage to business "in-the-moment" and potentially longer term, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks remain a major bane of IT departments. And, while DDoS attacks come in many flavors and the …

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Constant Connectivity: Are You Addicted to Mobile?

By: Stefania Viscusi     7/21/2015

When's the last time you turned off your cellphone? I mean literally powered down on purpose, not because it died from a low battery. If you're like me, the answer is never.

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Hackers Gain Access to 37 Million Records from AshleyMadison.com

By: Andrew Bindelglass     7/20/2015

AshleyMadison.com, the infamous online dating site targeting married adults who are looking to have an affair, found itself this morning the subject of a troubling development, and a threat. Hackers operating under the alias of "The Impact Team" posted some sensitive personal information that was st…

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Symantec, Frost Data to Fund Cybersecurity Tech Incubator

By: Tara Seals     7/20/2015

Symantec and Frost Data Capital have teamed up to start a tech incubator that is meant to fuel innovation in cybersecurity, especially when it comes to analytics, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Darkode, the Dark Web Haven, Shut Down by the Feds, Europol

By: Tara Seals     7/17/2015

A coordinated effort by law enforcement globally has taken down one of the baddest, most notorious hacker forums on the so-called "Dark Web": the Darkode forum.

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The End to Moore's Law in Sight

By: Doug Mohney     7/17/2015

Back in 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of components in an integrated circuit would double every year. He revised his benchmark in 1975 to a doubling of components every two years. For nearly 40 years, Intel managed to keep pace to what has become a cliche-Moore's Law-…

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5G Gets Underway for Real with Industry Buy-In and Research

By: Tara Seals     7/17/2015

The ability to offer super-fast and reliable connectivity for use cases such as remote control of robots, and support for billions of sensors and things, will mark the next generation of mobile networks. As a result, 5G networks are challenged with the need to provide significantly higher data rates…

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Intel Earnings Beat Estimates Thanks to Data Center and IoT Growth

By: Peter Bernstein     7/16/2015

Way back in 1971 the Monty Python comedy group put out an anthology film based on their then hit TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus called, "And Now For Something Completely Different." Dominant global chip manufacturer Intel came out with its second quarter earnings, and while they may not be c…

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Netflix Beats the Street on Subscriber Adds, But Margins Worsen

By: Tara Seals     7/16/2015

Netflix surprised investors with a better-than-expected addition of 3.28 million streaming subscribers for the second quarter, translating to revenue that was in line with estimates at $1.65 billion.

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