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Severed Internet Cables Causing Massive Outages in Bay Area

At 4:20 am. on Tuesday morning, three fiber optic cables providing Internet access to Sacramento were physically cut leaving California's capital with an outage that lasted until 11:40 pm. In the latest attack an underground vault was broken into and three fiber-optic cables belonging to Colorado-ba…

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The Future Form of Communication is Telepathy, According to Zuckerberg

"One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You'll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you'd like."

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1Gbps Broadband Boosts Economy, Home Prices

1Gbps services to the home-the new frontier of competition for triple-play providers-turn out to have a measurable economic benefit. A study from the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas found that communities with widely-available gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1 percent higher t…

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Windy City Takes on Cloud: New Tax on Streaming Media, SaaS and PaaS

In a bold and controversial move, the city of Chicago instituted a new cloud tax today that will target online databases as well as popular streaming media services like Netflix and Spotify. The tax is designed to recoup some of the sales tax that has gone missing as consumers shift their spending a…

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Practical Step-by-Step Guidance After Your Company Has Been Hacked

Everybody tends to think that hackers will never ever target them or their company/organization-until a breach occurs. We have already published several practical examples explaining why hackers target you and your data. Here, we will concentrate on post-incident actions and provide some brief advic…

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Why the Apple Watch Failed

The Apple Watch hasn't exactly been the success the iPod, iPhone, and iPad initially were (though to be fair the iPhone and iPod weren't that great the first year either); with demand matching that of the iPod's currently, and Apple apparently rushing to get a revised model out the door, things aren…

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Severed Internet Cables Causing Massive Outages in Bay Area

By: Joe Rizzo     7/2/2015

At 4:20 am. on Tuesday morning, three fiber optic cables providing Internet access to Sacramento were physically cut leaving California's capital with an outage that lasted until 11:40 pm. In the latest attack an underground vault was broken into and three fiber-optic cables belonging to Colorado-ba…

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The Future Form of Communication is Telepathy, According to Zuckerberg

By: Joe Rizzo     7/2/2015

"One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You'll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you'd like."

Read More

1Gbps Broadband Boosts Economy, Home Prices

By: Tara Seals     7/2/2015

1Gbps services to the home-the new frontier of competition for triple-play providers-turn out to have a measurable economic benefit. A study from the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas found that communities with widely-available gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1 percent higher t…

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Windy City Takes on Cloud: New Tax on Streaming Media, SaaS and PaaS

By: Laura Stotler     7/1/2015

In a bold and controversial move, the city of Chicago instituted a new cloud tax today that will target online databases as well as popular streaming media services like Netflix and Spotify. The tax is designed to recoup some of the sales tax that has gone missing as consumers shift their spending a…

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Practical Step-by-Step Guidance After Your Company Has Been Hacked

By: TechZone360 Special Guest     6/30/2015

Everybody tends to think that hackers will never ever target them or their company/organization-until a breach occurs. We have already published several practical examples explaining why hackers target you and your data. Here, we will concentrate on post-incident actions and provide some brief advic…

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Why the Apple Watch Failed

By: Rob Enderle     6/29/2015

The Apple Watch hasn't exactly been the success the iPod, iPhone, and iPad initially were (though to be fair the iPhone and iPod weren't that great the first year either); with demand matching that of the iPod's currently, and Apple apparently rushing to get a revised model out the door, things aren…

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Department of Defense Wants to Move Majority of Apps to the Cloud by 2020

By: Peter Bernstein     6/29/2015

It is no secret that the U.S. government wants to upgrade its IT capabilities and that moving them into the cloud is a priority. In fact, it is a mandate. However, a recent report, "DoD's Move to the Cloud: Box it Up or Build New?" by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the o…

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HBO Now Proves Big Hit with Cable Cutters

By: Steve Anderson     6/26/2015

For those have made the jump from traditional cable service to online sources for entertainment- also known as "cable cutters" or "cord cutters"-the Internet has never been quite so ready to accommodate. With services like Hulu and Netflix providing movies and television shows, and YouTube supplying…

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OneWeb Satellite Broadband Effort Gets $500M

By: Doug Mohney     6/26/2015

OneWeb, intent on building a 900 satellite Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) broadband network encompassing the globe, released a flurry of information today. The company announced it secured $500 million in A-round funding, with participants including Airbus Group, Bharti Enterprises, Hughes Network Systems, (…

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Ransomware Hits Hard: $18 Million in 15 Months

By: Steve Anderson     6/25/2015

Ransomware has been on the rise in recent months, and the extent of its ascension might horrify even the most casual observer. The software, which takes over a computer and effectively holds it-and its contents-hostage until conditions are met usually in the form of a ransom payment, has made some p…

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How Communication Service Providers Can Find Value in Over-the-Top Video

By: TechZone360 Special Guest     6/25/2015

Internet streaming media, also known as over-the-top content (OTT) is a part of our everyday reality and affecting every entertainment medium. OTT-TV services have a steep growth potential, as a growing number of people worldwide already watch Internet video on their TV sets-and more regularly.

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Google Play Music Hits United States, Offers Free Music Streaming

By: Steve Anderson     6/24/2015

Streaming music is proving to be one of the biggest developments in entertainment in a long time. With a host of companies already involved in the practice like Spotify and Pandora, and others stepping in, like Apple Music, it's a field that's likely to have plenty of competitors vying for the ears …

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Report Shows Surge in Indicators of Cyber Attackers

By: Peter Bernstein     6/23/2015

We know from the headlines that cyber attacks of all types have become more frequent and more sophisticated. It is also well known that those will malicious intent,whether they're organized criminals, state-sponsored terrorists or just bad actors looking to monetize an opportunity, are always lookin…

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IBM i2 COPLINK on Cloud Means a Network Over One Billion Documents Strong

By: Steve Anderson     6/22/2015

The idea of law enforcement networking goes back a long way, and today, it's hard to see a police car without some kind of network terminal in it enabled for remote access. But IBM is taking this idea to an impressive new level with the IBM i2 COPLINK on Cloud system, a cloud-based tool that gives l…

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Advances and Questions for SpaceX, OneWeb 'Big LEO' Broadband Satellite Constellations

By: Doug Mohney     6/22/2015

SpaceX and OneWeb engaged in a symbolic tit-for-tat last week in their respective quests to build large scale, low-flying broadband satellite networks. Word leaked out that SpaceX has filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fly three demonstration satellites while OneWeb made a big…

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Running Enterprises: Game Changing Business Process, Project and Case Management Capabilities

By: TechZone360 Special Guest     6/19/2015

Comindware looks at how and what enterprises need to change in a digital world where change is the dominant constant.

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