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Apple's Project Titan Focuses On Autonomous Driving Software
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Apple is bulking up its and sharpening the focus of its Project Titan team with the hiring of Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s automotive software division.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/29/2016
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How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/29/2016
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Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/29/2016
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Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and for revisions to the nation's immigration policy.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/28/2016
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Ford, MIT Testing Pedestrian-Conscious Electric Shuttles
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The partnership between Ford and students at MIT represents another step in electric vehicle technology and the use of autonomous vehicle technology to make roads safer for pedestrians.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/28/2016
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Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2016
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Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Staff,
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Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2016
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10 Hiring Challenges Confronting CIOs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
CIOs are seeing the highest level of skills shortage since the Great Recession of 2008-09 and other hiring issues, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Find out where these challenges exist and to what extent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/28/2016
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GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2016
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Tesla Unveils Gigafactory As Production Ramps Up
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The partial opening of Tesla's Gigafactory will give the electric car manufacturer the ability to make the majority of components under one roof, including lithium ion batteries.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/27/2016
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Apple Taps Bob Mansfield To Lead Project Titan
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Bob Mansfield, the veteran Apple hardware engineer, is returning to Apple to lead Project Titan, widely believed to be the company's self-driving electric vehicle initiative.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/26/2016
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Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/25/2016
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Verizon Buying Yahoo's Web Business For $4.8 Billion
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The telecommunications giant strikes a deal to acquire Yahoo's core internet assets, ending a drawn-out process for one of the early dot-com darlings.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/25/2016
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How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps that can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, 7/25/2016
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Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/25/2016
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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
News
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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