California Kill-Switch Law Set to Go into Effect

By: Andrew Bindelglass    7/6/2015

The use of smartphones in the United States has skyrocketed over the past decade, and with that growth has come an increase in functionality. In addit…

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Adidas to Launch Shoe Created from Ocean Waste

By: Andrew Bindelglass    7/6/2015

Making shoes using materials from post-consumer products is hardly a new trend. Various independent companies have created shoes from old soda bottles…

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Severed Internet Cables Causing Massive Outages in Bay Area

By: Joe Rizzo    7/2/2015

At 4:20 am. on Tuesday morning, three fiber optic cables providing Internet access to Sacramento were physically cut leaving California's capital with…

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The Future Form of Communication is Telepathy, According to Zuckerberg

By: Joe Rizzo    7/2/2015

"One day, I believe we'll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You'll just be able to think of something and yo…

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1Gbps Broadband Boosts Economy, Home Prices

By: Tara Seals    7/2/2015

1Gbps services to the home-the new frontier of competition for triple-play providers-turn out to have a measurable economic benefit. A study from the …

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Windy City Takes on Cloud: New Tax on Streaming Media, SaaS and PaaS

By: Laura Stotler    7/1/2015

In a bold and controversial move, the city of Chicago instituted a new cloud tax today that will target online databases as well as popular streaming …

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Practical Step-by-Step Guidance After Your Company Has Been Hacked

By: Special Guest    6/30/2015

Everybody tends to think that hackers will never ever target them or their company/organization-until a breach occurs. We have already published sever…

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Why the Apple Watch Failed

By: Rob Enderle    6/29/2015

The Apple Watch hasn't exactly been the success the iPod, iPhone, and iPad initially were (though to be fair the iPhone and iPod weren't that great th…

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Department of Defense Wants to Move Majority of Apps to the Cloud by 2020

By: Peter Bernstein    6/29/2015

It is no secret that the U.S. government wants to upgrade its IT capabilities and that moving them into the cloud is a priority. In fact, it is a mand…

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HBO Now Proves Big Hit with Cable Cutters

By: Steve Anderson    6/26/2015

For those have made the jump from traditional cable service to online sources for entertainment- also known as "cable cutters" or "cord cutters"-the I…

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OneWeb Satellite Broadband Effort Gets $500M

By: Doug Mohney    6/26/2015

OneWeb, intent on building a 900 satellite Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) broadband network encompassing the globe, released a flurry of information today. The…

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Ransomware Hits Hard: $18 Million in 15 Months

By: Steve Anderson    6/25/2015

Ransomware has been on the rise in recent months, and the extent of its ascension might horrify even the most casual observer. The software, which tak…

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How Communication Service Providers Can Find Value in Over-the-Top Video

By: Special Guest    6/25/2015

Internet streaming media, also known as over-the-top content (OTT) is a part of our everyday reality and affecting every entertainment medium. OTT-TV …

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Google Play Music Hits United States, Offers Free Music Streaming

By: Steve Anderson    6/24/2015

Streaming music is proving to be one of the biggest developments in entertainment in a long time. With a host of companies already involved in the pra…

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Report Shows Surge in Indicators of Cyber Attackers

By: Peter Bernstein    6/23/2015

We know from the headlines that cyber attacks of all types have become more frequent and more sophisticated. It is also well known that those will mal…

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IBM i2 COPLINK on Cloud Means a Network Over One Billion Documents Strong

By: Steve Anderson    6/22/2015

The idea of law enforcement networking goes back a long way, and today, it's hard to see a police car without some kind of network terminal in it enab…

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Advances and Questions for SpaceX, OneWeb 'Big LEO' Broadband Satellite Constellations

By: Doug Mohney    6/22/2015

SpaceX and OneWeb engaged in a symbolic tit-for-tat last week in their respective quests to build large scale, low-flying broadband satellite networks…

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Running Enterprises: Game Changing Business Process, Project and Case Management Capabilities

By: Special Guest    6/19/2015

Comindware looks at how and what enterprises need to change in a digital world where change is the dominant constant.

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Combatting Account Takeover

By: Special Guest    6/17/2015

The Ponemon Institute's 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study showed a 23 percent increase in the total cost of a breach from 2013 to 2014. In other terms, c…

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Facial Recognition Talks Break Down Over Marketing Opt-In

By: Tara Seals    6/17/2015

Facial recognition continues to be a hot-potato topic for consumer advocates, who want stringent rules around how such data can be collected and used.…

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Winning Apps Don't Make Users Tap Out

By: Erik Linask    6/17/2015

In the wild world of mobile apps - and it is wild, with more than 1.5 million apps available to mobile users (as of May, Google Play topped the app ma…

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Self-Driving Car Wars!

By: Rob Enderle    6/17/2015

China and the U.S. are in a race to see who can get self-driving cars on the road first in mass and while the U.S. is ahead technologically, China has…

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Internet Performance: A Real-Time Roadmap for Cloud-Based Services

By: Dominick Sorrentino    6/16/2015

For many, migration to the cloud is a prospect as grim as a sky portending storms. And yet, businesses big and small are drawn to its undeniable silve…

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The MLB: From Steroids to Asterisks and Now… Cyber Warfare?

By: Maurice Nagle    6/16/2015

It was reported today that the Houston Astros' database was allegedly breached with the possible culprit being none other than the St. Louis Cardinals…

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Gigabit South: The Next Big Thing?

By: Doug Mohney    6/16/2015

Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Chattanooga, and Huntsville can all boast about their latest and forthcoming broadband deployments. The South is s…

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Cybersecurity Week in Review: A Bad Week for the Good Guys and Plenty of Food for Thought

By: Peter Bernstein    6/12/2015

Let's start with the headlines. As the week closes we are becoming increasingly aware that the of the U.S. government Office of Personnel Management (…

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Kaspersky Lab Hacked: What Hope For the Rest of Us?

By: Steve Anderson    6/11/2015

Usually when there's been some kind of major hacking, we get word from security firms like Kaspersky Lab and the like telling us about how important s…

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Software Designers & Developers: Product Development Odd Couple or Close Collaborators?

By: Mitch Maiman    6/11/2015

At the end of the day, good software designers and good developers want the same thing: Elegantly designed and efficient applications that are readily…

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Breaking Down Biometric Security

By: Special Guest    6/10/2015

Biometric security isn't a new phenomenon, but until recently its real life applications and benefits have been underutilized by companies in most ind…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Spotify Brings in Over Half a Billion in New Investment to Take on Apple

By: Steve Anderson    6/10/2015

Spotify is a familiar name for many when it comes to streaming music, and with good reason. But it's also a name that has a lot of competitors associa…

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Listening In On Apple Music

By: Ryan Logie    6/9/2015

At Apple's annual WWDC event yesterday, the company announced what practically everyone knew was coming - its new streaming service, Apple Music. Many…

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Innopolis: Russia Launches Its Silicon Volga

By: Doug Mohney    6/8/2015

Five hundred miles east of Moscow, Russia has created a new city from scratch dedicated to IT. Innopolis, located on the shores of the Volga River, bo…

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Why the iPhone Wins, and How Google Killed the Smartphone Market for Everyone Else

By: Rob Enderle    6/8/2015

I'm fascinated by strange facts and broken trends. If you remember, Apple initially drove the Personal Computer market, but Microsoft took it from the…

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Release the Hound: Voice Assistant App Chews Siri Up

By: Tara Seals    6/5/2015

Apple's Siri may have kicked off the era of digital assistants, inspiring legions of me-toos and even a ScarJo movie, but a fresh take on the concept,…

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Netflix Promoting its Products, Not Adding Advertisements

By: Bob Wallace    6/5/2015

It's a sad state of affairs when any movement by streaming pioneer Netflix results in reports predicting customer-unfriendly changes bound to turn the…

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Experts Weigh-in On Latest US Government Agency Data Breach

By: Peter Bernstein    6/5/2015

There is not a physical or virtual media outlet that is not featuring a story about the revelation June 4 that for the second time in the past year th…

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US Government Agency Hacked: Four Million Records at Risk

By: Maurice Nagle    6/5/2015

Did you know that June just so happens to be National Internet Safety Month? Maybe someone should have told the U.S. government, which just got hacked…

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DDoS Attacks Spike in Volume, Heralding Changes in Tactics and Strategy

By: Tara Seals    6/4/2015

The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack landscape is a shifting sea of motives and techniques-which is necessitating new approaches to detecti…

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Why Cost Per Install Is An Irrelevant Mobile App Metric

By: Special Guest    6/3/2015

The vast majority of mobile marketers buy app installs ads on a cost per install (CPI) basis and focus their campaigns on one primary goal: getting th…

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AccelOps Enhances Platform with Threat Intelligence Center

By: Peter Bernstein    6/2/2015

If we have learned nothing else in the past few days of revelations of major data breaches around the world, it should be that the time between detect…

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Nintendo Gives NVIDIA Shield Unexpected Boost

By: Rob Enderle    6/2/2015

Nintendo may have made an interesting move to the Android OS this last week (or not), and it should help them drop costs significantly. I think this i…

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Feedback: It's Not Just at Rock Concerts

By: Drew Hendricks    6/2/2015

Remember back in school when the teacher let you figure out a math problem in a group instead of alone? Sure, there were times when the one math geniu…

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National Internet Safety Month: Tips for Online and Off

By: Steve Anderson    6/2/2015

June is a wonderful month for a lot of people out there. The official start of summer, the start of strawberry season for North America, summer festiv…

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FCC Chairman Looks to 'Reboot' Lifeline Regime

By: Peter Bernstein    6/1/2015

In case you missed it, on May 28, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler set forth a series of proposals in a Notice design…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Intel to Buy Altera, Avago to Purchase Broadcom

By: Paula Bernier    6/1/2015

Intel this week laid out plans to buy Altera for $16.7 billion in cash. The deal comes just days after Avago Technologies announced its intention to b…

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Want a Big Cable Merger? Good Luck Charter!

By: Doug Mohney    5/29/2015

Charter Communications wants to buy both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in a $67 billion deal. It will create an entity second in size to…

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Rising Mobile Broadband Accessibility and Usage Impacting Global Social and Economic Growth

By: Laura Stotler    5/28/2015

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are having a direct impact on social and economic development, according to interesting new research…

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Avago Technologies Acquisition of Broadcom: Let The Chips Fall Where They May

By: Peter Bernstein    5/28/2015

With a combined valuation of roughly $77 Billion and revenues of $15 Billion once the transaction closes the new Avago will have the human and technic…

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Digital Ad Viewability: The New Metric for Monetization

By: Tara Seals    5/28/2015

Verizon Communications raised a few eyebrows earlier this month when it announced plans to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion. It seemed a lot to pay just t…

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Future Watch Apps May Surprise You

By: Mike Russo    5/27/2015

If there's one thing that's abundantly clear about the Apple Watch, it's that this isn't your grandpa's timepiece. Oh, it tells time, sure. The rest i…

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