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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.
Google's Mobile Search Shift Demands Website Upgrade
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
"Mobilegeddon" is here. It's not the end of the world, but it may mean the end of your stale website.
Comment: one lesson - Thomas Claburn - 4/20/2015
Comment: I wonder... - Thomas Claburn - 4/20/2015
Comment: Score - Thomas Claburn - 4/20/2015
Comment: Nokia's return - Thomas Claburn - 4/20/2015
Comment: browser? - Thomas Claburn - 4/20/2015
Android Wear Promises Less Phone Dependence
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
The latest update to Android for wearable devices allows connections with phones on distant networks.
L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.
Comment: email - Thomas Claburn - 4/15/2015
The Sharing Economy: Access Is The New Ownership
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that revenue in five key sectors of the sharing economy could reach $335 billion by 2025.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
3DR's Solo Drone Promises New Level Of Smarts
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
Solo thinks for itself, looking to make flying drones to capture video much easier.
Comment: Re: Glance - Thomas Claburn - 4/12/2015
LinkedIn's Lynda.com Deal: Hiring Firms, Job Seekers Benefit
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
LinkedIn's plans to acquire an online learning site give it an advantage in a burgeoning e-learning market.
HP Retreats From Public Cloud
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
Auto Nausea: The Downside Of Self-Driving Cars
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Self-driving cars may lead to self-induced motion sickness.
Comment: Apple Watch - Thomas Claburn - 4/8/2015
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
When Robots Attack
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
When robots fight, they don't last long. That's okay, because they're educating and entertaining us as they tear each other apart.
Google Ad Injectors Affect 1 In 20 Visitors
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
If you're seeing extra or unusual ads, you may have an unwanted ad injector.
Comment: Re: Honest - Thomas Claburn - 4/1/2015
Comment: Foundation DB - Thomas Claburn - 4/1/2015


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