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Email Privacy Act Wins Sweeping Approval In House
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
The US House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act by a unanimous vote. That sets the stage for requiring search warrants to review electronic communications older than 180 days.
Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
Samsung earned a bit more than it expected to during the first three months of the year, thanks to robust sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.
Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
iPhone Shipments Decline As Smartphone Market Cools Worldwide
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Chinese vendors like OPPO and vivo show impressive leaps in growth as the overall market for smartphone shipments cools down.
Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
iPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the company's future even though it just posted its first-ever drop in iPhone shipments during its latest earnings report.
Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Slideshows  |  4/28/2016  | 
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 steps away from its traditional Quests and takes a different approach to the way Windows Insiders can help chase bugs.
FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
Intel CEO's Manifesto Details Cloud, IoT Strategy
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
In a lengthy breakdown of Intel's future strategy for growth, CEO Brian Krzanich singles out the importance of the cloud and the Internet of Things.
VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.
iPhone Sales To Blame For Apple Earnings Tumble
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
Apple experienced its first quarterly decline in 13 years due to a slowdown in iPhone sales, which fell for the first time in the smartphone's history.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016  | 
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
Google, Uber, Ford Form Self-Driving Car Coalition
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
A group of tech, auto, and ride-sharing companies have joined forces to speed up federal regulations surrounding self-driving cars.
BlackBerry Pushes Marshmallow Update To Priv
Commentary  |  4/26/2016  | 
BlackBerry's Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Priv smartphone this week comes with a significant security patch.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
Containers Help IT Move From Pet Mode to Cattle Mode
Partner Perspectives  |  4/26/2016  | 
Microservices are a fundamentally different way of developing code. IT can increase operational resilience with containers.
Gmail For Android Adds Microsoft Exchange Support
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Google's Gmail on Android is now adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, fixing one of the email app's biggest shortcomings for mixing work and personal information.
93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
Where Resiliency And The Internet Of Things Intersect
Partner Perspectives  |  4/26/2016  | 
There is a lot to think about and there many unknowns, but the resiliency path coinciding with the IoT starts now.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
iPhone Sales Slump May Affect Apple's Earnings
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Apple is expected to report lower earnings for its second fiscal quarter due to a slowdown in iPhone demand.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Slideshows  |  4/26/2016  | 
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile - and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
Google's Area 120: An Incubator To Fight Brain Drain
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
Google expands its commitment to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in its employees, allowing some to work on new projects full-time in its Area 120 startup incubator.
Apple Watch Apps Will Have To Run Natively
Commentary  |  4/25/2016  | 
On the wearable's one-year anniversary, Apple told developers over the weekend that all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps starting June 1.
IoT Security Will Reach $840 Million By 2020, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
The IoT security market will hit its stride in 2020, according to Gartner, driven by IoT growth in energy management, the automotive industry, consumer applications, and an increase in malware attacks.
Google's Chrome OS May Start Offering Android Apps
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
In an effort to better integrate Android and Chrome OS -- its desktop-based operating system -- Google may be bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.
Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016  | 
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
10 IoT Startups You Need To Know
Slideshows  |  4/24/2016  | 
IoT is hot. And there is no shortage of companies in the space. We take a look at 10 IoT startups you need to know because they are doing something a little different or a little special.
SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/24/2016  | 
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
News  |  4/23/2016  | 
Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Intel LTE Chip, Compact Camera
Commentary  |  4/23/2016  | 
Apple may be moving to install an Intel LTE chips in its upcoming iPhone 7, according to comments from current supplier Qualcomm. However, one analyst claims it's 2017's iPhone 8 that everyone should be watching.
Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances, Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/23/2016  | 
Microsoft announced Windows 10 builds 14327 and 14328 for smartphones and PCs, Skype Bots for Mac and Web, and earnings for its third fiscal quarter.
Google Search Fuels First Quarter Earnings For Alphabet
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Alphabet posts a solid first quarter that was fueled by its core search business and YouTube. But cloud and enterprise remain in sharp focus for future growth.
Windows Mobile Slides Closer To Oblivion
Commentary  |  4/22/2016  | 
Sales of Lumia smartphones crashed and burned during the first quarter of the year, according to Microsoft's latest financial results released this week. The collapse is leading to questions about Windows 10 Mobile's future.
FBI Paid iPhone Hackers $1.3 Million, Report Claims
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
James Comey suggested the FBI paid the iPhone hackers upward of $1.3 million -- more than Comey will earn for the remaining seven years of his term as FBI director.
Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016  | 
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
FAA Approves First Commercial Nighttime Drone Flights
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
Federal Aviation Administration authorities issued their first approval for nighttime commercial drone flights. The move bodes well for companies that want to ramp up drone services.
Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.
Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC
Commentary  |  4/21/2016  | 
Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.
Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
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