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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IBM's Abdula Talks Analytics, Cloud, Disruption & Stolen Cars at ITEXPO

By: Paula Bernier    1/27/2016

This disruption is possible due to the rise of the cloud, and the arrival of the always-on customer, who has been emboldened by the ability to get the…

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Time Warner-Charter Merger: How Big is Big?

By: Tara Seals    1/26/2016

As Charter continues its efforts to win approval for its takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, there has been some confusion as to …

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Wheelings & Dealings: Sony Aims for IoT, Wearables with Altair Acquisition

By: Rory Lidstone    1/26/2016

It's been an interesting ride for Sony over the last few years. The company that once dominated the television industry had to rethink its commitment …

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Device Authority CEO Offers His Unique Spin on IoT Security

By: Paula Bernier    1/26/2016

Device Authority started out providing security solutions for more general enterprise applications. The company in the fourth quarter released an IoT-…

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Kick Off the New Year with IT Resolutions

By: Special Guest    1/22/2016

Armed with a set of foolproof resolutions, there's no doubt that 2016 will be one for the books. A well-oiled IT department can keep enterprises secur…

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Why Collecting More Metrics and Creating More Graphs Is a Slippery Slope

By: Special Guest    1/21/2016

The rapid adoption of cloud-native and containerized microservices, distributed data processing frameworks, and continuous delivery practices has led …

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Large Enterprises need to Leverage Virtual Private Clouds and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)

By: Paula Bernier    1/20/2016

Data Center Interconnect (DCI) is becoming a critical and urgent capability for large enterprise.

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Three Reasons Why Cyber Security Is a Business Issue, Not an IT Issue

By: Special Guest    1/19/2016

By the end of 2015, the top 10 data breaches impacted over 160 million customer records and destroyed more than 3 trillion dollars of market value. Go…

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Mobile Video is Booming, and Facebook is Ready for Its Closeup

By: Paula Bernier    1/19/2016

My daughter just returned from a ski trip, and she told me during their time at the lodge the girls spent a lot of time showing one another funny vide…

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China's Ongoing Economic Volatility Will Send Ripples Through U.S. Tech Sector

By: Tara Seals    1/18/2016

China's Shanghai Composite Index dropped 7 percent on the first day of trading in 2016, sparking a global selloff and renewing fears over the health o…

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Microsoft Buys Event Zero Tools to Further Bolster Skype

By: Steve Anderson    1/18/2016

There's no doubt that Microsoft has put a lot behind the development of Skype. Now that investment is moving forward. Microsoft recently acquired the …

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FCC Opens Telecom Doors to Cuba

By: Steve Anderson    1/18/2016

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once had an Exclusion List, or a list of countries that were forbidden to receive telecommunications servi…

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