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Hadoop Public Cloud Service; Couchbase Updated: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/26/2016  | 
BlueData embraces the enterprise with big data hybrid service for public cloud; Couchbase updates server with features that bridge SQL, NoSQL; Samsung bets big on IoT, and Dell sells Statistica, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 26, 2016.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016  | 
Brexit the vote by the United Kingdom to exit the European Union will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business not only in Europe and the UK, but for US and Asian companies doing business in the region.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
IoT Revenue May Reach $357 Billion By 2018
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
The internet of things is gaining traction in a number of industries, but IoT investments in three areas will be particularly large, according to IDC.
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2016  | 
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016  | 
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
FCC Aims To Accelerate 5G Rollout
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says 5G may enable autonomous cars, smart cities, efficient transportation, and immersive entertainment -- if we start as soon as possible.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a timeline for including self-driving features in its vehicles. Within the next five years, the company expects to add driver assistance systems into its vehicles to perform safety-related maneuvers designed to avoid collisions.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
Plume Delivers WiFi Via Cloud
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Face Ban In Beijing
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing have ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China's major city, claiming they violate patents held by a Chinese smartphone maker.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
IBM's Watson Powering Olli, A 3D-Printed Self-Driving Bus
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Olli is more than just a 3D-printed self-driving vehicle. By leveraging IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform, the bus can foster a more interactive journey with riders.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
Google Launches AI, Machine Learning Research Center
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
With Google CEO Sundar Pichai sharply focused on AI, machine learning and their potentials, the search giant is opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016  | 
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but that might not matter as much as you think. A bigger battle is looming that includes presidential politics and the US Supreme Court.
Apple Kills Flash On Safari 10, Will Focus On HTML 5
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Apple has announced that it is ending default support for Adobe Flash on its upcoming Safari 10 web browser. Instead, Apple will focus on HTML5.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016  | 
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
US Supreme Court Lowers Bar To Larger Patent Damage Awards
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The high court issued a ruling that substantially changes the game in terms of the amount of damages that could potentially be paid out in a patent infringement lawsuit.
AI, Machine Learning Drive Autonomous Vehicle Development
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning in self-driving vehicles range from infotainment systems to advanced driver assistance systems, according to new report from IHS.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
Google Apps Gains Springboard For Search
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
The deal is Microsoft's largest acquisition yet. It's aimed at transforming the company's productivity tools and communications efforts.
Google Puts D-Wave Quantum Computer To Work
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016  | 
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016  | 
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
Bluetooth 5 Bringing Quadruple Range, Double Speed
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
Next week marks the formal debut of Bluetooth 5, which will double the range and quadruple the speed of the wireless standard. The goal of these improvements is to accelerate such applications as industrial automation, smart infrastructure, smart homes, and location-based services.
Tesla Denies Model S Suspension Problems
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for information from Tesla concerning suspension problems with the Model S, and about nondisclosure agreements for customers. The company says it has nothing to hide.
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
Google Fiber Aims To Deliver Home Internet Service Wirelessly
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
As Alphabet looks to bring internet service to more homes, its Google Fiber unit is experimenting with wireless delivery -- a means that could cost substantially less than laying cable.
Google's Larry Page Investing Millions In Flying Cars
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Once relegated to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, flying cars may be zipping across the horizon sooner than we thought. Behind some of their innovations is Google cofounder Larry Page and millions of his own money.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
Amazon Investing Additional $3 Billion In India
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced this week that the company will expand its investment in operations in India from $2 billion to $5 billion. The money will expand Amazon's cloud and retail operations in India.
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