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FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016  | 
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Google's 2-Step Authentication Update Simplifies Sign-On
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
To encourage more users to practice some form of two-factor authentication when they log in to Google accounts, the tech titan has made the process easier with its latest update.
FCC Aims To Accelerate 5G Rollout
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says 5G may enable autonomous cars, smart cities, efficient transportation, and immersive entertainment -- if we start as soon as possible.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Adobe Creative Cloud Update Offers More Features, Performance Enhancements
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
In a major update announced June 20, Adobe is offering deeper integration and additional capabilities in its Creative Cloud suite, which now lets users work faster and helps foster more productive workdays.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
Solar Impulse 2 Embarks On Atlantic Crossing
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has taken off to cross the Atlantic in four days, in one of the most hazardous legs of its trip around the world.
10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016  | 
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a timeline for including self-driving features in its vehicles. Within the next five years, the company expects to add driver assistance systems into its vehicles to perform safety-related maneuvers designed to avoid collisions.
Microsoft Touts Edge Browser's Power-Saving Capabilities
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Microsoft conducted a series of tests to prove its Edge browser is more power-efficient than competitors Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
Nvidia Releases Tesla P100 Accelerator, Software Tools
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Nvidia has released a series of software and hardware tools aimed at the high-performance computer market, and for systems dedicated to AI and machine learning. In addition to the Tesla P100 GPU accelerator, Nvidia released a series of new software tools for its deep learning platform.
Docker Embeds Container Orchestration In Engine 1.12
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
At its DockerCon event, Docker is detailing the ways the company built its Swarm orchestration capabilities into its container-formatting Docker Engine.
Apple Watch Price Cut To $49 At Best Buy
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Best Buy will be able to score an Apple Watch for a mere $49.
OpenStack And Storage -- Flowing Downstream With Openness
Partner Perspectives  |  6/20/2016  | 
Building your IT future with OpenStack and software-defined storage opens you to a new world of innovation and locks you in and out of nothing.
Bluetooth 5: Five Things For IT To Know
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Bluetooth 5 promises improvements in speed, range, and application over the current version. Here are five things you need to know about what has been announced, and what it can mean for your enterprise.
Containers Commanding More IT Dollars, Survey Finds
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
ClusterHQ conducted its second annual survey on container adoption. The results show that IT professionals are putting more containers in production, with more dollars budgeted for the technology.
9 Fun Tools For Teaching Kids To Code
Slideshows  |  6/20/2016  | 
Young people should learn to code. Young people should also have fun. Here are nine systems, programs, and websites that will help you help them do both.
Solar Impulse 2: 11 Images From Its Awe-Inspiring Journey
Slideshows  |  6/19/2016  | 
If Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes its planned journey through Europe and back to the Middle East, it will have accomplished something previously believed impossible: heavier-than-air flight fueled only by the power gleaned from the sun's rays.
IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/19/2016  | 
IBM Watson IoT and Health groups announce new moves. Google opens a new AI and machine learning research center. Microsoft will soon own a huge big data open source incubator -- LinkedIn. Those are some items in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 19, 2016.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
Plume Delivers WiFi Via Cloud
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Face Ban In Beijing
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing have ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China's major city, claiming they violate patents held by a Chinese smartphone maker.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
IBM's Watson Powering Olli, A 3D-Printed Self-Driving Bus
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Olli is more than just a 3D-printed self-driving vehicle. By leveraging IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform, the bus can foster a more interactive journey with riders.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.
IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
9 Gadgets Geeky Dads Will Love
Slideshows  |  6/17/2016  | 
If picking out the perfect Father's Day gift has you stumped, there's still time to scoop up a handy tech tool or two. It's hard to go wrong with a new gadget, especially when there's one for every type of interest and hobby your dad might have.
Microsoft Snaps Up Wand Labs For Intelligent Communication Tech
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Microsoft has acquired Wand Labs with the intention of improving messaging apps and bots with enhanced natural language technology.
Google Launches AI, Machine Learning Research Center
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
With Google CEO Sundar Pichai sharply focused on AI, machine learning and their potentials, the search giant is opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe.
Amazon Echo Gains Local NBC News Reports
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
NBCUniversal has added its regional news networks to Alexa-powered devices, allowing Amazon Echo owners to listen to local news.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Chef Builds Habitat To House Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Habitat is an open source system designed to automate the building, deployment, and management of enterprise software.
GE Uses Machine Learning To Restore Italian Power Plant
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
At its Minds + Machines conference in Paris, GE revealed how a new suite of applications helped it restart A2A Group's Chivasso power plant in Northern Italy. GE's Digital Power Plant for Steam is one of the first application suites to sit atop GE's Predix machine data analytics platform and yield practical industrial results.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016  | 
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs
Slideshows  |  6/16/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but that might not matter as much as you think. A bigger battle is looming that includes presidential politics and the US Supreme Court.
iOS 10's App-Deleting Function Comes With A Catch
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
In iOS 10, Apple will allow iPhone owners to delete unwanted pre-installed apps for the first time. But you're not really getting rid of them.
Apple Kills Flash On Safari 10, Will Focus On HTML 5
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Apple has announced that it is ending default support for Adobe Flash on its upcoming Safari 10 web browser. Instead, Apple will focus on HTML5.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
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