The Role of Backend Services (BaaS and MBaaS) in a Post-App World

By: Special Guest    10/21/2015

This post from guest writer Rich Mendis looks at what created the demand for BaaS in the first place, and hypothesizes where we are likely to go from …

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With Connected TVs Increasing, Cable Must Adapt

By: Kyle Piscioniere    10/20/2015

Parks Associates has found that 45 percent of Western European households equipped with broadband own a smart TV. Widespread adoption of the connected…

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G.Fast, Gigabit Connectivity and the Glass Gap

By: Doug Mohney    10/20/2015

G.Fast and copper can only go so far. The future is clearly fiber. The question is how long it takes to get there.

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Analog Devices in Talks to Acquire Maxim

By: Tara Seals    10/16/2015

Analog Devices meanwhile supplies the supplies the touchscreen controller that powers Apple's Force Touch in the Apple Watch, and is rumored to supply…

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Square Officially Files Its IPO

By: Oliver VanDervoort    10/16/2015

The company has released plans to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol, "SQ" and Goldman Sachs is going to be the lead und…

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Five Companies Helping to Create More Work From Home Jobs

By: Drew Hendricks    10/16/2015

It seems that a growing trend in the American workplace is the rise of the entrepreneur. Everyone in the workplace wants to start a business and revol…

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Tech Mergers Suck

By: Doug Mohney    10/15/2015

Dell is doing a mega-deal to acquire EMC for $67 billion. Activist investors are talking up the glory of putting together Mitel and Polycom. To both I…

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Microsoft Patches Critical Security Flaw Affecting All Versions of Windows

By: Tara Seals    10/14/2015

Microsoft has issued a critical patch for all supported versions of Windows, to address a remote code execution flaw in Internet Explorer.

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Dell's $67B EMC Offer Only a 19% Premium on Market Cap

By: Tara Seals    10/14/2015

EMC Corp. is planning to look for other suitors, even though its $67 billion merger with Dell is officially announced. But could EMC command more? The…

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The Problems and Promise of Amazon Echo

By: Rob Enderle    10/14/2015

I've been using Amazon Echo for several weeks now. There is little doubt that Amazon Echo is a picture into the future when we'll use our voice to com…

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10 Biggest Technology Trends of 2015

By: Drew Hendricks    10/13/2015

Technology changes faster than people can keep up with. From the rise of remote work to the death of cable, it's hard to keep up. With so much new inf…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Dell Makes Ambitious Bid to Acquire EMC

By: Joe Rizzo    10/12/2015

Dell, once only a provider of PCs, has acquired EMC Corp. in a landmark deal.

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Microsoft Band 2 vs. Apple Watch

By: Rob Enderle    10/7/2015

This week Microsoft launched the anticipated replacement for its first smartwatch-like offering and it is like night and day compared its first effort…

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Microsoft Out-Pencils Apple, Adds Laptop

By: Doug Mohney    10/7/2015

If the stylus is the standard by which business tablets are now to be judged, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 clearly one-upped Apple's iPad Pro and pencil.…

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Microsoft Introduces the Surface Book, Newest Surface Pro and Lumia Models

By: Joe Rizzo    10/6/2015

Microsoft revamped their lineup at this morning's NYC demonstration, with a clear challenge to Apple. Here are the most notable additions to the Micro…

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Parks Associates Study Sheds Light on SMD Viewing Habits

By: Kyle Piscioniere    10/6/2015

Recent Parks Associates research has determined that U.S households with a streaming media device (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.) consume four more…

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Dorsey Named Twitter CEO a Second Time

By: Christopher Mohr    10/6/2015

Twitter announced recently that Jack Dorsey, who had been serving as the company's interim CEO the past three months, will continue in the same role o…

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Who Will Save Sprint?

By: Doug Mohney    10/5/2015

Sprint has been on the skids for a while, a long slow decline due to a combination of bad decisions. Currently owned by SoftBank, it's an open questio…

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Amazon Pulls Apple TV, Google Chromecast from its Store

By: Kyle Piscioniere    10/2/2015

The move is a blow to all three companies; Apple and Google lose the retail giant's highly visible sales platform, while Amazon loses the valuable ins…

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Google and Microsoft Settle Patent Disputes

By: Doug Mohney    10/1/2015

Google and Microsoft have agreed to end a group of 20 smartphone and video game lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany. The battles started in 2010 over roy…

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After Embroiled CEO Search, Twitter Expected to Reappoint Dorsey

By: Kyle Piscioniere    10/1/2015

Jack Dorsey, current founder and CEO of the payment company Square and founder of Twitter, is expected to retake the helm as Twitter's CEO without res…

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Google Dives into RCS, Buys Jibe Mobile

By: Doug Mohney    10/1/2015

Rich Communications Services (RCS) is a controversial topic in net purists' circles and the discussion just got hotter: Google has purchased Jibe Mobi…

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Carriers Play Critical Mobile Finance Role

By: Tara Seals    10/1/2015

More than 68 percent of consumers have yet to use mobile financial services, but that number is changing as mobile broadband continues to roll out glo…

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Virgin America Takes Netflix to New Heights

By: Steve Anderson    9/30/2015

Virgin America has heard the cries of travelers and has recently started offering free Netflix streaming on some of its flights.

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Google Updates Flagship Nexus Models, Introduces 'Marshmallow' Operating System

By: Kyle Piscioniere    9/29/2015

While the hardware updates are certainly impressive, Google's new software updates stole the spotlight. The innocuously-named Marshmallow operating sy…

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Apple TV: Coming Soon To Your Living Room?

By: Special Guest    9/29/2015

Last week Apple launched its next foray into the world of television, announcing a complete overhaul of their Apple TV platform. Apple's new vision, a…

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A Cautionary Tale On Apple And Warnings On Bad Technical Support

By: Rob Enderle    9/28/2015

This week I got a troubling email from an Apple customer who had been wronged by the company. While this is only a sample of one there have been rumbl…

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Terabit Networks in 2020

By: Doug Mohney    9/25/2015

Gigabit is the new 100 Mbps for this decade, with everyone from AT&T and Google to the Obama Administration onboard with the idea of "ultra-high-speed…

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10 Tips To Design A Mobile Friendly Website

By: Drew Hendricks    9/25/2015

It's 2015 and the world is going mobile - even more so than it already has. So there's no time like the present to make sure you have the best mobile …

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Kubi from Revolve Robotics Integrated into Zoom Video Conferencing

By: Peter Bernstein    9/24/2015

As the headline says, robotic telepresence company Revolve Robotics recently announced the integration between the controls of its Kubi robotic telepr…

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An Endpoint Has Been Breached - Isolate to Minimize the Damage

By: Ryan St Hilaire    9/23/2015

If you look around any organization, it is clear that the number of endpoints and applications in use are growing exponentially. Data is being accesse…

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Apple/Qualcomm and the Problem with Smartwatches

By: Rob Enderle    9/23/2015

There are two companies that appear to have the most power in the new Smartwatch space: Apple and Qualcomm.

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Tempest in an Email Server: Hillary Clinton and the Politics of IP Addresses

By: Special Guest    9/23/2015

Ken Simpson, CEO, MailChannels explains in the context of current news how it is all about securing the outbox.

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Apple Sets Sights on 2019 Release for Electric Car

By: Andrew Bindelglass    9/23/2015

It seems that Apple has moved it's plans to release an electric car from the back burner to a more short term plan. Up until now, Apple has devoted a …

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AVG Will Sell Users' Browsing Histories and More in Updated Privacy Policy

By: Laura Stotler    9/22/2015

AVG has found a new way to capitalize on the "non-identifying" data it collects from users. The company recently updated its privacy policy to reveal …

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Google's Appeal is Rejected by French Data Privacy Regulators

By: Joe Rizzo    9/22/2015

Earlier this year, Google filed an informal appeal to discard the European Court of Justice's ruling stating the impediment of the public's right to i…

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Apple's Bad Apps are More Plentiful and Dangerous than Initially Reported

By: Dominick Sorrentino    9/21/2015

All the due-diligence in the world could not stop the ironclad iOS App store from falling prey to malware. Today, it was announced that several truste…

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IBC 2015: The 4K Ultra HD Pieces Begin to Fall into Place

By: Tara Seals    9/18/2015

The 4K Ultra HD television space is heating up, with TV shipments tumbling out at triple-digit rates and commercial arrangements proliferating nicely.…

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Broadband Providers: FCC Regulation Threatens Network Investment

By: Tara Seals    9/18/2015

The FCC can only be called "embattled" when it comes to the legal storm brewing around Net neutrality. It's facing lawsuits from several broadband pro…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Cablevision to be Acquired by Altice Group

By: Joe Rizzo    9/17/2015

The Altice Group, a multinational cable and telecommunications company, has presence in many areas including include France, Israel, Belgium and Luxem…

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Attack on Cisco Routers Proves That Barbarians Can, Have and Will Circumvent the Gates

By: Peter Bernstein    9/17/2015

Hopefully, you haven't been asleep at the router the past few days. If you have, you might have missed all the commotion regarding the finding of the …

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Bezos' Blue Origin Announces Florida Rocket Factory, Launch Facilities

By: Doug Mohney    9/16/2015

Blue Origin, started and owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has taken its next concrete steps to space launch. Yesterday, September 15, t…

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Comings & Goings: Google's Self-Driving Car Project to be Led by New CEO

By: Casey Houser    9/15/2015

Google's self-driving car project, part of its Google X lab, has a new leader. The search giant recently announced that it has added John Krafcik as i…

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Intel Moves to Secure Cars Before They Kill Us

By: Rob Enderle    9/15/2015

One of the very surreal and prophetic meetings I had was years ago was with the On-Star division of GM. I was invited in by one of the executives I'd …

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Dirty Wi-Fi: How Do You Fix It?

By: Doug Mohney    9/14/2015

Wi-Fi, the technology we love and hate. When it works, it is great, but it was never designed from scratch to support things like VoIP. It doesn't do …

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Apple Copies Microsoft and NVIDIA with iPad Pro and Apple TV Refresh

By: Rob Enderle    9/14/2015

At Apple's launch event the news surrounding the iPhone was, as expected, less than exciting. However the smart Apple buyers know this is the phone to…

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Has Apple Jumped the Shark?

By: Doug Mohney    9/10/2015

Fanboys and the tech media are once again ga-ga over Apple's latest set of announcements. To me, it represents catch up moves with Microsoft and Samsu…

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Apple's Orchard of Updates: iPad Pro, Apple TV, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

By: Dominick Sorrentino    9/9/2015

For the most part, we knew what to expect from today's big Apple announcements: the business-grade iPad Pro, some sort of Siri revision that involves …

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Google and Verizon Refresh Logos, A 'G' String and a Checkmark

By: Peter Bernstein    9/4/2015

Who knew that this past week was going to be something akin to national logo refresh week as both Google and Verizon revealed their new looks. As some…

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Apple Music: A Lesson in Subscription Based Content

By: Special Guest    9/4/2015

In June 2015, Apple launched music streaming service Apple Music, which became a differentiator for the company and an example for the content industr…

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