New Security Efforts by OTT Providers Continue Despite Wiretap Concerns

By: Paula Bernier    3/15/2016

Popular online entities like Facebook, Google and Snapchat continue to advance the security they deliver around their services and capabilities, and w…

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AMD Gets Serious About Virtual Reality

By: Rob Enderle    3/15/2016

For years at the Game Developer's Conference, AMD's event looked like a visit to your poor relatives. In the midst of huge presentations by AMD's comp…

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5G Use Cases Drive Innovation

By: Tara Seals    3/10/2016

There's no question that wireless networks are on the verge of obsolescence if they don't innovate. For one, the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly e…

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Avaya Aims to Address the OTT Threat, Declining PBX Space with Zang, Breeze

By: Paula Bernier    3/10/2016

Avaya is taking a page from GENBAND and Kandy in an effort to stay relevant in a rapidly changing communications environment. The PBX leader this week…

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Latency and the Coming Internet Reboot

By: Doug Mohney    3/9/2016

Best effort Internet only goes so far when it comes to real-time applications. As service providers talk up the magic wonders of software defined netw…

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How Far Away Are We from Putting Computer Chips Underneath Our Skin?

By: Lindsey Patterson    3/8/2016

Today, microchip implants are already being used by pet owners to keep track of their dog or cat and in 2004 the FDA approved a computer chip for impl…

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Will Autonomous Boats Become a Thing?

By: Anna Johansson    3/8/2016

It may be awhile before anyone will trust autonomous aircraft, but boats are another story. In fact, there have already been several innovations in th…

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For Mom-Execs, Results Matter. Hours Don't

By: Special Guest    3/8/2016

Leading security industry executive reflects on work-life balance and how being a mom contributes to a more thriving enterprise.

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PC Taken in Different Directions by HP, Huawei

By: Doug Mohney    3/3/2016

Hardware manufacturers HP and Huawei used this year's Mobile World Congress to expand beyond their stock template and into new territory. HP is taking…

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Watson: IBM's (and IT's) Biggest Breakthrough Since the PC

By: Doug Mohney    3/3/2016

Can you escape IBM's latest innovation, Watson? Big Blue is hammering the cognitive technology into as many avenues as it can.

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What to Watch in Wearables This Year

By: Special Guest    3/2/2016

Over the past couple of years, wearables have hit the news headlines and the wrists of many consumers looking to monitor their vitals and ultimately, …

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Open and Sustainable Telecom Infra Project Reflects Telecom Networking Evolution

By: Laura Stotler    3/2/2016

The big players in today's telecom world simply can't afford to hold onto legacy, proprietary network components and technologies. The Internet of Thi…

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Apple's Showdown with the Feds Gains Steam with Brooklyn Decision

By: Tara Seals    3/2/2016

U.S. magistrate judge James Orenstein in Brooklyn ruled this week that the tech giant is under no compulsion to hand the Justice Department access to …

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Bewildering Lag In Connected Car Security Showcases Looming IoT Issues

By: Tara Seals    3/1/2016

As the Internet of Things (IoT) revolutionizes the way consumers interact with hardware in their daily lives, security has come to the forefront-with …

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HoloLens Goes to Developers: The Near Term Future of Altered Reality

By: Rob Enderle    2/29/2016

This week Microsoft released HoloLens for order to developers to be shipped at the end of March. This is a very different device than a 3D Headset or …

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Apple's March 21 Event Packed With New Releases

By: Steve Anderson    2/29/2016

For Apple fans, March 21 is shaping up to be one spectacular day, as a major event is scheduled that should reveal a host of new products. Not only ar…

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Nissan LEAF Open APIs Start the Hackers' Engines

By: Tara Seals    2/26/2016

Completely unauthenticated APIs for the mobile app that goes with the Nissan LEAF have opened the door for hackers to remotely control the world's bes…

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The Dark Side of the Web

By: Peter Bernstein    2/26/2016

It may be because of the popularity of horror films, or the Oscar-bound The Revenant, but there are times when you go to the movies and sit there with…

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CafeX Delivers on the Promise of WebRTC without WebRTC

By: Erik Linask    2/25/2016

CafeX eliminates obstacles to adoption of real-time video-based conferencing and collaboration with new Chime solution.

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5G Hype - Where's the Fiber?

By: Doug Mohney    2/24/2016

The greatest outrage from Mobile World Congress this week is the sheer amount of hype surrounding 5G. Hardware vendors and service providers are offer…

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Why Business Continuity is the Biggest CIO Consideration

By: Special Guest    2/23/2016

The first and last job for every CIO is to ensure a network infrastructure that is always available. As Internet assets increase in importance not onl…

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Data Science: The 21st Century's 'Plastics'

By: Special Guest    2/23/2016

Data scientists meet growing need to bring structure to large quantities of formless data and glean actionable insights.

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Mobile World Congress: The Powerful, Exact Opposite of An iPhone

By: Rob Enderle    2/22/2016

I've always been a tad fascinated with Panasonic as the first computer I bought myself was a Panasonic, as was one of the first cell phones I owned, a…

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Apple Says No to Feds Over Compromising its iPhone Security

By: Peter Scott    2/19/2016

Apple put its foot down when a federal court ordered Apple to create what amounted to a backdoor that would give access to the encrypted iPhone used b…

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The Ever-Increasing Role of Technology in the World of Philanthropy

By: Drew Hendricks    2/18/2016

At its most basic level, the purpose of technology is to improve some aspect of the human experience. For example, wearable tech was developed with th…

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2016: Social Media's Plateau?

By: Doug Mohney    2/17/2016

LinkedIn and Twitter both reported flat growth this month, leading to the typical Wall Street stock battering. Both companies are making more noises a…

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Web Conferencing Sucks and Everyone Knows It

By: Special Guest    2/17/2016

ScreenMeet is changing the face of web conferencing with mobile first capabilities for the mobile workforce.

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Your Toaster May Eventually Spy On You, and Your Camera Could Kill Your Kid

By: Rob Enderle    2/16/2016

This is what came out of testimony in the US Senate on Tuesday. The point is that, as we increasingly network our devices without wrapping them with a…

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President Obama Outlines Plans for Greater Protection of U.S. Interests from Cyberthreats

By: Peter Bernstein    2/12/2016

President Obama, in a commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal, has laid out what is described as "Our new national action plan includes $3 billion…

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Self-Driving Car Update: The Human Driver Is No Longer a Risk

By: Rob Enderle    2/11/2016

This week, the NHTSA made a decision to designate the computer in a self-driving car the driver. This means, in theory, that you can now build a car t…

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Artificial Intelligence: Man's New Best Friend

By: Special Guest    2/11/2016

Roll over dogs, there's a new human companion in town and it's smart, omnipresent and perhaps best of all, hair-free.

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Tech Ethics (And Where They're Lacking)

By: Kayla Matthews    2/11/2016

The late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said, "Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do…

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Carriers Losing Nearly $40 Billion a Year to Fraudulent Calling

By: Laura Stotler    2/10/2016

Telecom fraud is big business and poses a significant threat to carriers throughout the globe. According to a 2015 survey from the Communications Frau…

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The Microsoft Surface Book is So Apple-like, it Fooled Intel

By: Rob Enderle    2/9/2016

This last week I was at the Intel Skylake for business launch in San Francisco, and I moderated a panel on security which pretty much convinced me to …

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A CES Made of Glass: Corning's Impact - Problem Is Placement

By: Rob Enderle    2/8/2016

At CES last week, Corning led with a glass-forward vision that was picked up by companies like Panasonic and Samsung showcasing a number of active dis…

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IBM Connect: Blending Apple, Social Media, and Watson to Obsolesce Email

By: Rob Enderle    2/5/2016

I'm at IBM Connect this week, and as with all IBM events since the IBM/Apple partnership, this is as much a showcase for IBM software as it is a showc…

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What's the True Spirit of Super Bowl Sunday? Advertising

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/5/2016

With the big game coming up on Sunday, let's not forget what the Super Bowl is really about: commercials. Sure, some brutes in jerseys are going to co…

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Verizon & XO: Spectrum, 5G Cause for Rumored Deal?

By: Maurice Nagle    2/4/2016

For two firms that have had somewhat of a contentious relationship, seeing Verizon in late-stage talks to purchase XO Communications is certainly an i…

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Strife at Yahoo: Board Plays Coy, But Mayer Forges On

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/3/2016

Yahoo has never really recovered its initial dot-com glory. Now, the company is faltering and ready to be stripped for parts. Yet somehow, against all…

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How the Car Industry is Reinventing Itself in 2016

By: Drew Hendricks    2/3/2016

Car manufacturers are no longer focusing on the strength of the engine or how well the car handles on the road; instead, companies are realigning thei…

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Mobile Providers Beefing Up Coverage for Super Bowl

By: Andrew Bindelglass    2/3/2016

All throughout the United States, preparations are beginning to ramp up for perhaps the single biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl. Liquor store…

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Tom Wheeler Wants to End Cable's Set-Top Box Monopoly - Here's Why They Should Let Him

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/3/2016

In his open letter, Wheeler compared his proposal to the regulation of the phone industry: "Decades ago, if you wanted to have a landline in your home…

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Connecticut's Download Speeds Second Highest in the Country

By: Rory Lidstone    2/3/2016

Faster internet is a common desire of just about every regular internet user in the United States. After all, even though one gigabit speeds are commo…

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Telcos Beware - Alphabet/Google Fiber Gets Serious

By: Doug Mohney    2/2/2016

Alphabet's earnings call and a report from the Washington Post indicate that Google Fiber is going into high gear. Service providers - both traditiona…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Sesame Street Gets More Tech with New Investment

By: Steve Anderson    2/2/2016

There have been a lot of changes on Sesame Street over the last few years. A move to HBO might have been the biggest in recent memory, but now, it's p…

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Netflix's Rapid Expansion: How Tech Brands Can Adjust to Reach Developing Markets

By: Special Guest    2/2/2016

With more advanced markets quickly reaching their saturation points, and consumer acquisition becoming more challenging than ever before, tech brands …

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Alphabet Overtakes Apple as World's Most Valuable Company

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/2/2016

It all began with Alphabet's fourth-quarter report. The company published the numbers after-hours on Monday, revealing earnings that surpassed interna…

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Artificial Intelligence, Smarter Home Ecosystems Power IoT in 2016

By: Tara Seals    2/1/2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly emerging as a significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital worlds. In the latest …

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Facebook Adds Live Streaming in Latest Bid for Social Supremacy

By: Kyle Piscioniere    1/29/2016

Most casual users think the great social media revolution is over. Silicon Valley has won the game. Everyone uses Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and Instagr…

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Aereo Founder Takes on Broadband Internet with Starry

By: Rory Lidstone    1/28/2016

You may or may not remember Aereo, the New York City-based technology company that enabled its subscribers to view live and time-shifted broadcast tel…

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