Profile of Larry LoebBlogger, Informationweek
Member Since: 6/5/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 140
Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange. His first Mac had 128 KB of memory, which was a big step up from his first 1130, which had 4 KB, as did his first 1401. You can e-mail him at [email protected].
Articles by Larry Loeb
posted in December 2015
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?
First announced in 2014, the LinkNYC network, which looks to install WiFi access points in out-of-date NYC pay phones, started rolling out the first of these installations this week. However, some issues of personal information hover below the surface.
Philadelphia is expected to benefit from Comcast's new DOCSIS 3.1 network, which can theoretically offer Internet upload speeds of 1Gbps.
Google is developing a smarter messaging app based on its artificial intelligence and chatbot tech, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Ericsson and Apple called a truce to their ongoing patent-infringement claims and signed a global cross-licensing agreement that has Apple paying royalties on wireless devices.
Microsoft and the government of China have come to a new agreement that will bring Windows 10 to the Chinese market. However, this version of Windows will conform to certain state demands.
The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has been wrapped in crucial legislation handling much of the federal government's funding.
IBM announces that its partnership with Apple has yielded more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps.
The $67 billion deal between Dell and EMC is on track for approval. However, Dell needs to finance the acquisition, and it may sell its Perot Systems division to raise $5 billion, according to several reports.
Google announced the alpha testing of its own Content Delivery Network for the company's cloud computing platform. Google's CDN offering is a direct response to similar services from AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Facebook is open sourcing the hardware design for the servers it uses to train artificial intelligence software.
Big Blue gets a multi-year grant from the US intelligence community for the development of quantum computing technology. A universal quantum computer could tackle challenges such as safeguarding against cyberattacks and speeding up medical R&D.
The IBM Security QRadar analytics platform is now open to developers, enabling them to build custom apps. The company also launched the Security App Exchange, a marketplace in which the security community can create and share apps.
IBM announced its free, browser-based Swift Sandbox, which lets developers write in Apple's programming language and execute their code in a server environment -- on top of Linux.
Google has released its Cardboard Camera app, which looks to bring the company's VR experience to Android-based smartphones.
Open Whisper Systems announces an open beta of the desktop version of its encrypted messaging application Signal. The app is endorsed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Not satisfied with online sales and cloud computing, Amazon has been awarded two patents to create augmented reality in the living room.
Following an 11-year battle, Nicholas Merrill finally gets to publicly talk about the FBI's National Security Letter, which demanded he hand over a wide swath of private information about one of his ISP customers.