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YouTube Mobile Live Streaming Launch Targets Facebook
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google-owned YouTube plans to bring live streaming to its mobile app, a direct attack on recent moves made by Facebook.
By Eric Zeman , 6/24/2016
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Apple Dumps Thunderbolt Display, No Replacement Named
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Anyone who wants to get their hands on an Apple Thunderbolt Display has until stock runs out. The company has decided to discontinue the monitor. Does this mean a 4K or a 5K display is on the way?
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/24/2016
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BlackBerry Earnings Shine Light On Its Struggling Smartphone Business
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
BlackBerry's service revenue climbed during the last three months, but not enough to stem the hemorrhaging of its hardware business.
By Eric Zeman , 6/23/2016
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Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/23/2016
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Microsoft Rolls Out Wallet App To Windows Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft Wallet will bring tap-to-pay to Windows 10 Mobile, starting with Windows Insiders.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/22/2016
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iPhone 7 Release May Shake Up Apple's Upgrade Cycle
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The iPhone 7 will closely resemble the iPhone 6s, as Apple pushes major changes to its core product out to 2017, breaking the company's traditional two-year upgrade cycle, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
By Eric Zeman , 6/22/2016
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FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
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.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/22/2016
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Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/22/2016
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Google's 2-Step Authentication Update Simplifies Sign-On
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
To encourage more users to practice some form of two-factor authentication when they log in to Google accounts, the tech titan has made the process easier with its latest update.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/21/2016
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Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/21/2016
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Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/20/2016
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Apple Watch Price Cut To $49 At Best Buy
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Best Buy will be able to score an Apple Watch for a mere $49.
By Eric Zeman , 6/20/2016
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Bluetooth 5: Five Things For IT To Know
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Bluetooth 5 promises improvements in speed, range, and application over the current version. Here are five things you need to know about what has been announced, and what it can mean for your enterprise.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/20/2016
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Plume Delivers WiFi Via Cloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/18/2016
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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Face Ban In Beijing
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/17/2016
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Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
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.
By Eric Zeman , 6/17/2016
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9 Gadgets Geeky Dads Will Love
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
If picking out the perfect Father's Day gift has you stumped, there's still time to scoop up a handy tech tool or two. It's hard to go wrong with a new gadget, especially when there's one for every type of interest and hobby your dad might have.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/17/2016
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IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/16/2016
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Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/16/2016
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Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
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.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/15/2016
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