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posted in April 2016
Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
News  |  4/29/2016
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
News  |  4/19/2016
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Amazon Echo Now Offers Children's Health Advice
News  |  4/18/2016
The latest update to Amazon's Echo and Alexa lets people seek out health advice from Boston Children's Hospital, and even find home improvement contractors via HomeAdvisor.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage
Slideshows  |  4/18/2016
Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without math degrees can ask smarter questions about analyses they're basing crucial judgments on. Here are some things to know.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
News  |  4/14/2016
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
OpenText Tackles Digital Transformation, Extends EIM Platform To Cloud
News  |  4/13/2016
OpenText Release 16 addresses EIM customer demand for digital transformation and hybrid deployments. CEO Mark Barrenechea told us about the forces driving these demands and how OpenText is pursuing its own transformation, including standardizing on a single ERP system.
Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
News  |  4/13/2016
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
Apple Watch Sales Declining, Report Finds
News  |  4/12/2016
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate Apple information, has issued a report claiming Apple Watch sales are slated to decline 25% this year. The report also indicates that Apple will offer some small Watch improvements this year, before a major redesign in 2017.
SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift
News  |  4/12/2016
SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.
IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home
News  |  4/12/2016
Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.
'Everydata': Littlest Data Causes Biggest Impact
Commentary  |  4/12/2016
A new book by authors John Johnson and Mike Gluck, offers tools for better understanding the "little data" in our lives, and reasons for being leery of big data claims that others make. Johnson spoke with InformationWeek about how data is interrupted and misinterpreted all the time.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
12 Inspiring Women In Data Science, Big Data
Slideshows  |  4/11/2016
Women make up half the population, yet it's been well documented that they don't come close to parity in STEM fields. Could the rise of big data and data science offer women a clearer path to success in technology? Here's a list of 12 inspiring women who work in big data and data science.
LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR's Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/10/2016
LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
Google, Facebook CAPTCHAs Beat By Bot
News  |  4/8/2016
Improvements in computer vision and machine learning are making it harder for companies to defend against automated attacks.
Businesses Harness Emotional Analytics For Gains
News  |  4/8/2016
Companies are using behavioral analytics and sentiment analysis to better understand their customers, but there are still important pieces of insight missing. Few businesses have the ability to engage individuals in a way that is appropriate to the emotions they are feeling in the moment. Emotional analytics can help bridge cognitive gaps between humans and machines.
Google BeyondCorp Breaks With Enterprise Security Tradition
News  |  4/7/2016
Moving away from perimeter defenses, Google has adopted a cybersecurity architecture, called BeyondCorp, that focuses on understanding devices and users.
Salesforce Investing In AI, Deep Learning
News  |  4/6/2016
Salesforce's recent acquisitions of AI startups including MetaMind will enable it to keep pace with the functions that consumer-focused companies such as Facebook and Google have offered.
WhatsApp Launches End-To-End Encryption
News  |  4/6/2016
Facebook's popular messaging client WhatsApp has enabled encryption by default for its 1 billion users.
Next-Generation Databases Shift IT Priorities
News  |  4/5/2016
As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.
Facebook's AI Technology Describes Photos To Visually Impaired Users
News  |  4/5/2016
Visually impaired Facebook users will now find it easier to catch up with their friends' and family's photos with automatic alternative text for iOS. The new feature is based on the social network's AI technology.
Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
News  |  4/5/2016
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
News  |  4/4/2016
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."
Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/3/2016
In this Strata + Hadoop edition of our big data roundup, we've got news from Microsoft, Intel, Hortonworks, Confluent, and others for the week ending April 3, 2016.
AI, Public Data Sets, Real-Time: Strata + Hadoop Keynote Sampling
News  |  4/1/2016
Strata + Hadoop keynotes included updates on the state of AI, new public data sets and programs from the US Department of Commerce, a closer look at what real-time data means for big data, and more. Here's a sampling of some of our favorite keynotes from this week's event.
Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches
Slideshows  |  4/1/2016
As gadget geeks and fashion-focused buyers flock to the latest and greatest smartwatches, we bring you a look at seven of the most expensive options available.


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