Qualcomm Plans to Acquire NXP Semiconductors

By: Steve Anderson    10/28/2016

In a major shakeup on the chip market, mobile phone chipmaking titan Qualcomm is reportedly embarking on a plan to acquire a similar company, NXP Semi…

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Microsoft One-Ups Apple, PC Manufacturers with Surface Desktop

By: Doug Mohney    10/26/2016

Once upon a time, Apple was king of hardware design, be it the desktop, laptop, or tablet. No longer. Microsoft is now the one to watch as it hones in…

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Hurdles for Operators Deploying a Multi-Point Wireless Backhaul System

By: Greg Friesen    10/26/2016

Multi-point wireless systems offer much promise for backhaul. An operator can deploy a single central unit (CU) and the connect end sites as they are …

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Free Public Wi-Fi: Is it a Trick or a Treat?

By: Special Guest    10/26/2016

Public Wi-Fi allows us to stay connected wherever we go. While the convenience drives us to connect more often, by no means does that indicate we're i…

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Will the Next Generation of Computers be Crowdsourced? Maybe

By: Doug Mohney    10/25/2016

If you have any doubts that the world of PC design has stagnated - looking at you Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and whoever else is left standing this week…

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The Cybersecurity Race to Secure the Internet of Things

By: Doug Mohney    10/25/2016

Last week's wave of worldwide DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks through the use of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices is both distu…

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AT&T Announces Plans to Buy Time Warner

By: Paula Bernier    10/24/2016

AT&T over the weekend revealed plans to purchase Time Warner Inc. in a deal valued at more than $85 billion, driving down both of their stocks and dra…

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Google Adds CBS to its Unplugged Roster

By: Steve Anderson    10/21/2016

Over-the-top Web-based television seems to be the way of the future, as demonstrated by Netflix, Hulu, and a host of developments to follow, along wit…

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A New Stock Price High for Microsoft?

By: Steve Anderson    10/21/2016

It would be easy to think that Microsoft's stock price glory days were behind it, lost with the dot-com bubble and a little song called "Mambo No. 5."…

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T-Mobile, FCC Reach 10-Figure Settlement Agreement

By: Steve Anderson    10/21/2016

It's a shot in the chops for T-Mobile, as the company recently agreed to a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the matter…

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DDoS Attack Causes Several Site Outages

By: Alicia Young    10/21/2016

This morning, as thousands of people woke up and started their daily routines, they found that it had been disrupted. Those who like to lie in bed scr…

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Death by Hedge Funds: Why Samsung is Run by Idiots and They Aren't Alone

By: Rob Enderle    10/12/2016

Samsung is certainly having a bad quarter. First their halo product the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts blowing up or catching fire and they attempted th…

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Addressing the Third Party Threat: Five Financial Industry Takeaways from the SWIFT Hack

By: Special Guest    10/12/2016

It has now been several months since more than a dozen financial institutions associated with the Society for a Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecomm…

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The Impact of Virtual Reality's Mainstream Evolution

By: Special Guest    10/12/2016

As virtual reality becomes more prevalent in both a business and personal setting, less expensive equipment is becoming more obtainable. This increase…

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Google's Losing Temperament Won't Help With Phones

By: Doug Mohney    10/11/2016

For all of Google's strength in search and huge amounts of cash, it really has struggled to be a success beyond its core business. Last week's release…

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Next-gen Workers: Stay Connected with Facebook's Workplace

By: Alicia Young    10/11/2016

In today's connected, mobile world, it's likely that you or someone you know works remotely. I'd be willing to bet that a good number of people at you…

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Snapchat Preparing $25 Billion IPO

By: Andrew Bindelglass    10/10/2016

Snapchat, the photo sharing social media service, has become elevated to the same plane as other social media behemoths like Twitter, Facebook and Ins…

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Oculus' Santa Cruz Offers New Look at VR

By: Steve Anderson    10/7/2016

While the virtual reality (VR) scene has been a bit on the quiet side lately, some noteworthy news has emerged that may well address one of VR's bigge…

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How Consumer Tech Trends are Driving AR in the Enterprise

By: Special Guest    10/4/2016

While the topic of augmented reality (AR) has made headlines for some time, Snapchat - or newly named, Snap Inc.'s - recent launch of its Spectacles i…

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5G's Real Revolution Won't Be Mobile, But Wireline

By: Doug Mohney    10/4/2016

If you believe all the hype around 5G - and there's plenty of it - it will deliver multi-gigabit, low latency broadband to mobile devices. That "mobil…

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Intel & Digital Fashion: The Birth of Smart Clothing

By: Rob Enderle    10/3/2016

There were two interesting announcements from Intel this week: the first was on a new pair of Smart glasses from Oakley, which imbed voice command/res…

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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,…

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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 h…

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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 ev…

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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,…

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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! acc…

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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 w…

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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 ever…

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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 …

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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 th…

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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 eigh…

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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-ju…

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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 Jam…

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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 de…

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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 Jun…

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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, …

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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 ev…

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Corning Takes the Fight to Sapphire on Samsung Galaxy Gear S3

By: Rob Enderle    9/7/2016

The death match between Corning and Sapphire heated up last week when Corning, responding to both the threat and opportunity Sapphire has been explori…

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Apple Unveils iPhone 7, Apple Watch and iOS 10

By: Alicia Young    9/7/2016

Apple clued the world in to a tremendous number of updates today during its iPhone 7 launch. Presenters Phil Schiller and Tim Cook covered a wide rang…

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Broadband Satellite Provider LeoSat Finds First Enterprise Customer

By: Doug Mohney    9/6/2016

Today, September 6, startup satellite provider LeoSat Enterprises announced its first customer contract. A global financial trading company - not name…

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Intel Makes a New Lateral Move with Movidius Buy

By: Steve Anderson    9/6/2016

We all know that most of the major chipmakers and computing companies out there have been working on spreading their influence in a "post-PC" age. Tho…

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CAKE Provides Real Time Marketing Insights

By: Alicia Young    9/1/2016

As marketers, you know that the easiest customers to market to are happy ones. One of the key ways to ensure that your company is keeping customers ha…

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Google vs. Uber Saga Continues with New Ride-Share Service

By: Alicia Young    8/31/2016

There seems to be an ongoing battle between Google and Uber when it comes to providing the best car services. When Uber deployed self-driving cars in …

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Two for Two: Genesys to Buy Interactive Intelligence

By: Paula Bernier    8/31/2016

Today saw yet another acquisition in the contact center space. This one has Genesys purchasing Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. for $1.4 billion.

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Sound the Alarm on 911 Failures

By: Doug Mohney    8/30/2016

The District of Columbia - the Nation's Capital - lost 911 services for more than 90 minutes between late Saturday evening, Aug. 27 and Sunday morning…

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New Technologies that Debuted at the Rio Games

By: Special Guest    8/30/2016

When it comes to cutting-edge technology, this summer's Olympic Games didn't fail to impress. The weird - and really wonderful - tech advancements and…

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How to Buy a Laptop in 2016: Oh the Choices...

By: Rob Enderle    8/29/2016

Currently people are replacing their laptop computers about once every five years, and for those reaching that five-year due date, the next couple of …

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Wearable Camera Market Climbs to New Heights

By: Alicia Young    8/29/2016

Wearable cameras are becoming increasingly popular thanks to thrill-seekers. After all, it's much easier to record yourself skydiving or mountain clim…

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Ford's Autonomous Car Plan Implies We're Idiots

By: Rob Enderle    8/29/2016

According to CrashStats, about 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police reported crashes were caused largely because we weren't actu…

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Apple Goes Social with Video Editing App

By: Alicia Young    8/26/2016

The goal is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to millennials and upcoming generations-the people who grew up surrounded by social m…

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