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The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
Comment: transparency - Thomas Claburn - 6/29/2015
Comment: Re: Amped - Thomas Claburn - 6/29/2015
Comment: Why? - Thomas Claburn - 6/29/2015
Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
For Facebook, open-sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
AI Creates Jobs: Study
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
For knowledge workers, whose jobs consist of many tasks, the automation of a single task frees them to focus on other responsibilities. A survey of business leaders finds enthusiasm for AI as a creator of jobs and a way to deal with data.
Daimler Joins Tesla In Home Battery Market
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
The German automaker plans to offer energy storage units based on Mercedes technology to homes and businesses.
Apple's Siri Takes On Google Now
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
In iOS 9, Apple's personal assistant will be become proactive about notifications.
Comment: Just trust us - Thomas Claburn - 6/9/2015
Apple's Swift Programming Language Goes Open Source This Fall
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
The open sourcing of Swift demonstrates Apple's pragmatism, but should not be construed as a broad embrace of openness.
10 Smartphone Apps You Can Talk To
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015  | 
Voice recognition may finally get the recognition it deserves.
Dropbox Adds Business Features
News  |  6/5/2015  | 
With administrative, integration, and security enhancements, Dropbox for Business is aiming for greater corporate acceptance.
Comment: Re: Homekit - Thomas Claburn - 6/3/2015
Apple Watch Pays For Itself
Commentary  |  6/3/2015  | 
Or the Apple Watch would if time were truly money.
Google Play Ban Challenged By App Maker Disconnect
News  |  6/3/2015  | 
The dispute raises an important question for individuals and businesses: Who controls the software on mobile devices?
Android M Adds Enterprise Features
News  |  6/2/2015  | 
IT administrators will find plenty to like in the next version of Android.
Comment: If only... - Thomas Claburn - 6/1/2015
Google Centralizes Security, Privacy For Web, Android Users
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Google's new account hub, for users of its Web services and Android smartphones, gives IT organizations a new tool to improve employee awareness of security and privacy.
Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015  | 
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
Comment: Time to retire - Thomas Claburn - 5/26/2015
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Comment: Lastpass? - Thomas Claburn - 5/18/2015
Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Comment: Re: Video - Thomas Claburn - 5/15/2015
Comment: tl;dr - Thomas Claburn - 5/15/2015
Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
Comment: I wonder... - Thomas Claburn - 5/14/2015
Comment: Video - Thomas Claburn - 5/14/2015
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015  | 
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Comment: Re: Insurance - Thomas Claburn - 5/12/2015
Comment: I wonder... - Thomas Claburn - 5/12/2015
Google Automated Car Accidents: Not Our Fault
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Self-driving cars have been involved in several accidents, but the blame appears to belong to other drivers.
Poker Pros Barely Beat Bot
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
Google I/O 2015: Dial M For Android
News  |  5/8/2015  | 
The next version of Android is likely to be discussed at Google's developer conference, possibly along with news about a new wearable.
Mac OS X Bugs Tick Off Developers
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
A prominent Apple developer suggests the company's OS X software is so buggy it should be named after Microsoft's hometown. Apple acts as if it doesn't need to respond to the media, to developers, or to customers. For a company that wants a more substantial enterprise presence, that's a self-defeating strategy.
First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?
Comment: gamified yet? - Thomas Claburn - 5/6/2015
Comment: IT priorities - Thomas Claburn - 5/6/2015
Comment: Phablet - Thomas Claburn - 5/6/2015
Google Launches Cloud Bigtable Database Service
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
Cloud Bigtable brings Google infrastructure to cloud computing customers, and might be particularly useful for Internet of Things applications.
Pinterest Opens Up To Developers
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
Tesla Energy: Changing How Businesses, Homes Use Power
News  |  5/2/2015  | 
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works.
Remember The Restroom When Deploying Wireless
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
One lesson learned at Houston Methodist Hospital about going wireless: If the CEO can't get access in the can, it's a bad day.
Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Slideshows  |  4/26/2015  | 
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
Box Looks Beyond Storage
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
At its second annual developer conference, Box rearranged its platform to entice enterprise developers.
Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.


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