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SpaceX and Blue Origin Talk Seriously Going to Mars

SpaceX CEO and nerd-god Elon Musk put forth his architecture for mankind to colonize Mars and potentially other bodies in our solar system on Tuesday, September 27. As Musk stood in the spotlight describing a huge rocket to transport up to 100 people at a time to Mars, Blue Origin started talking ab…

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The Galaxy Note 7 Disaster: Samsung's Strategic Weakness

Samsung was really the only company in recent years to truly threaten Apple successfully; granted, they did so largely with Google's help. But Apple had successfully taken on Microsoft, HP, Dell, Palm, Nokia, Motorola, and Research in Motion, among others, and tossed them aside almost casually even …

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Was the Yahoo Hack State-Sponsored? Unlikely Says Cyber Expert

Last week, Yahoo confirmed at least 500 million user accounts were compromised by a data breach in 2014. The attack was the largest security breach ever disclosed to the public, revealing customers' names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and, in some cases, security questions and answers…

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Will Disney Make Twitter the Happiest Social Media on Earth?

To get back on their feet, Twitter is reportedly seeking an acquisition deal that would value them at $30 billion. There are a few contenders already, and Disney is contemplating throwing its hat into the ring as well.

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500M Yahoo! Users Impacted by Hack; What It Says About Password Protection

Yahoo! is facing a lot of challenges lately. Add to the heap the breach - which the company confirmed today - that has affected 500 million Yahoo! accounts and is believed to have been carried out by a state-sponsored actor.

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From Robotic Friends to Flying Cars: Looking Ahead to 2025

I'm at the IBMEdge conference this week, and one of the topics that came up at lunch today was how robotics are going to dramatically change how and when we buy goods and consume services. It is really going to seem like a strange new world where we may never need to drive to work, go to the store, …

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SpaceX and Blue Origin Talk Seriously Going to Mars

By: Doug Mohney     9/29/2016

SpaceX CEO and nerd-god Elon Musk put forth his architecture for mankind to colonize Mars and potentially other bodies in our solar system on Tuesday, September 27. As Musk stood in the spotlight describing a huge rocket to transport up to 100 people at a time to Mars, Blue Origin started talking ab…

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The Galaxy Note 7 Disaster: Samsung's Strategic Weakness

By: Rob Enderle     9/29/2016

Samsung was really the only company in recent years to truly threaten Apple successfully; granted, they did so largely with Google's help. But Apple had successfully taken on Microsoft, HP, Dell, Palm, Nokia, Motorola, and Research in Motion, among others, and tossed them aside almost casually even …

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Was the Yahoo Hack State-Sponsored? Unlikely Says Cyber Expert

By: Gerald Baldino     9/28/2016

Last week, Yahoo confirmed at least 500 million user accounts were compromised by a data breach in 2014. The attack was the largest security breach ever disclosed to the public, revealing customers' names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and, in some cases, security questions and answers…

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Will Disney Make Twitter the Happiest Social Media on Earth?

By: Alicia Young     9/26/2016

To get back on their feet, Twitter is reportedly seeking an acquisition deal that would value them at $30 billion. There are a few contenders already, and Disney is contemplating throwing its hat into the ring as well.

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500M Yahoo! Users Impacted by Hack; What It Says About Password Protection

By: Paula Bernier     9/23/2016

Yahoo! is facing a lot of challenges lately. Add to the heap the breach - which the company confirmed today - that has affected 500 million Yahoo! accounts and is believed to have been carried out by a state-sponsored actor.

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From Robotic Friends to Flying Cars: Looking Ahead to 2025

By: Rob Enderle     9/22/2016

I'm at the IBMEdge conference this week, and one of the topics that came up at lunch today was how robotics are going to dramatically change how and when we buy goods and consume services. It is really going to seem like a strange new world where we may never need to drive to work, go to the store, …

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Windows 10: Is it Worth the Update?

By: Alicia Young     9/22/2016

Last summer, Microsoft shook up their Windows design with the release of Windows 10. They offered the update to users for free for a year, giving everyone the opportunity to try out the new design. When it was first released, there were quite a few issues that needed fixing. Over time, though, these…

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Apple Making Serious Push Into Car Industry

By: Andrew Bindelglass     9/22/2016

Over the past two years, Apple has been seriously looking into entering the connected car industry, attempting to build its own electric vehicle that can drive itself. It seems that the tech giant is considering both internal and external options as they move further into this process. Apple has rep…

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Will Legacy Paper Save Us From Electronic Fraud?

By: Doug Mohney     9/21/2016

Voting in the 2016 elections may be under threat from hacking, with the FBI worried about interference by a foreign power. Every day, I and tens of thousands of other Americans get robot phone calls from the "IRS" saying we're under immediate threat of being sued due to failure to pay back taxes. As…

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Building Big Data Earth: Google, Planet Add More Imaging Satellites

By: Doug Mohney     9/19/2016

This month the skies became fuller with Earth observation satellites. Google added four new SkySat satellites on September 15, while Planet added eight more Doves to its collection this month. Both companies are building large constellations that will provide near round-the-clock coverage of the Ear…

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iPhone 7: A Stepping Stone to Bigger and Better Smartphones

By: Alicia Young     9/19/2016

If a phone can fully understand its environment, this opens up a whole new world of opportunity for developers as well as advertisers and marketers-just think of all the cool new ways you could start interacting with apps or ads.

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A Creeping World of Voice-Enabled Cloud Surveillance

By: Doug Mohney     9/16/2016

We live in a world where Amazon will "use stocking stuffers to take over your home," in the words of a CNET article, on the same week FBI director James Comey defends putting tape over his computer's webcam. What is wrong with this picture? We are on a steep (and getting rapidly steeper) slope to a …

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Why HP Inc. is Moving to Consolidate Printer Market

By: Rob Enderle     9/13/2016

This week HP bought Samsung's printer business which may seem anything but a no-brainer because the printer market has been in decline for the last decade. Why would you buy a declining business? There is actually method behind this seeming madness and it comes down to where the firm is in the marke…

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Reports Note That Banks Are Implementing, VCs Are Funding Blockchain

By: Paula Bernier     9/12/2016

Bitcoin and blockchain technology companies attracted $290 million in venture capital funding in the first half of 2016, according to a study from Juniper Research.

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Have We Hit Peak Phone?

By: Doug Mohney     9/9/2016

If Apple's biggest excitement from the latest iPhone announcement this week is adding dual-cameras and ditching the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, what is wrong (so to speak) with this picture? The bigger problem may not be with Apple as much as the market and cellphone industry. Has the era of P…

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The Darwinian Approach to Business Survival

By: Special Guest     9/8/2016

At its core, business mirrors evolution-it is survival of the fittest. In an economy that is uncertain and unpredictable, it is more important than ever to ensure your company can survive.

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