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Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/22/2016
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Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/22/2016
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Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/21/2016
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Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/21/2016
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Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/21/2016
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SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/21/2016
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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Staff,
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Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/21/2016
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Google's DeepMind AI Cuts Data Center Power Bills
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Google uses its DeepMind artificial intelligence to slice nearly half of the amount of energy used for cooling its data centers, improving its overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) by 15%.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/20/2016
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Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/20/2016
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Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/20/2016
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Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing's Cloud Business
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/19/2016
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Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving 'Future Bus' Logs 12 Miles
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Mercedes-Benz's successful test of self-driving 'Future Bus' served as a world premiere for the vehicle, which features state-of-the-art design cues. The city bus made a 12-mile journey in the Netherlands.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/19/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/19/2016
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Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
By Eric Zeman , 7/18/2016
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Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/18/2016
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Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/18/2016
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