Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We weren't kidding about Microsoft's startup shopping spree

Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015 | Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media

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We weren't kidding about Microsoft's startup shopping spree
As I wrote last week ("What's behind Microsoft's not-to-crazy startup spending spree?"), the Redmond company has been making acquisitions at an historical rate to start the calendar year. And today we hear that Microsoft has bought yet another firm: Datazen, a Toronto maker of mobile business intelligence and data visualization technology for Windows, iOS and Android devices. Read More

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Mobility: The Game-Changer for your Organization
IDG Research shows a majority of companies (59 percent) allow their employees to do work using their own devices either away from their office or at work. In this webcast, hear from two experts on how to make some critical decisions about optimizing your mobile workforce. Learn More

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The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
This webinar will look at how CIOs can leverage three intersecting trends – cloud, new technologies, and web-scale IT – to help their companies respond rapidly to new business opportunities. Learn More

Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015
Commencement speakersColleges and universities across the country have begun touting their Class of 2015 commencement speakers, including some of the biggest names in the technology industry. The tech industry has been well represented over the years, with everyone from Steve Jobs (Stanford, 2005) to Bill Gates (Harvard, 2007) sharing words of wisdom. Here’s a look at who will be speaking in 2015. (LOOK BACK at 2014’s top techie commencement speakers)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media
The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has warned participants in next Monday's Boston Marathon against posting their bib numbers on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or risk having their results wiped out.The warning stems from incidents last year in which some runners made copies of legitimate bib numbers presumably seen on social sites, then were found out when officially registered runners went to look up their photos online after the race -- only to find other people wearing their numbers. Among the culprits, the wife of social site Foursquare's owner (when she was found out, Foursquare's Dennis Crowley issued a public apology on her behalf).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Apple's ResearchKit is here, now open your iPhone and say 'ah'
The framework lets researchers gather health related data and lets developers build health related apps Read More

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Infographic: Re-Define Simplicity with EMC VSPEX BLUE
EMC Redefines Simplicity With VSPEX BLUE Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance. It delivers compute, storage, networking and management in an agile, scalable, trusted and easy to manage hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. Learn More

Location-based apps' next frontier: Indoors
Using your smartphone to get around inside will become increasingly popular, analysts say, everywhere from your own home to hospitals, hotels and other types of businesses. Read More

5 things I learned living with just a smartphone for two weeks
I was worried that traveling lightly with a single device would be too limiting, but it turns out that getting by is surprisingly easy. Read More

Which is more secure, Android or iOS? The answer isn't that simple
Beyond either OS you need an actionable, multi-layer approach to security Read More

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Team Security Overview
Adobe takes the security of your digital experience seriously. A proactive approach to security helps to protect your Creative Cloud data. Learn More

The mobile-enabled enterprise: Are we there yet?
The potential is considerable, but plenty of challenges remain Read More

VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps
VMware's goal is to make it easier for administrators to control what apps and resources mobile users can access Read More

How to monitor Wi-Fi traffic on Android devices
With these sniffer apps, instead of having to run captures on your bulky laptop, you can walk around with your Android tablet or phone tucked away in your pocket. Read More

MIT alums celebrate 10th anniversary of bogus CompSci paper generator with cheeky new tool
Three MIT grads this week are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their clever SCIgen program, which randomly generates computer science papers realistic enough to get accepted by sketchy technical conferences and publishers, with a brand new tool designed to poke even more fun at such outfits.Just a bit late for April Fool’s Day, the new SCIpher program from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab alums enables users to hide messages inside randomly-generated calls for papers from phony conferences whose names are so ridiculous that they sound legit. An MIT spokesman says the new tool is really just a way for geeky friends to mess with each other.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

RIP: OnLive gaming service dead as of April 30
OnLive, the ahead-of-its-time cloud-based video game service, is calling it quits on April 30. Sony is picking up the scraps, in the form of patents and other assets.OnLive writes on its customer service page that "It is with great sadness that we must bring the OnLive Game Service to a close. Sony is acquiring important parts of OnLive, and their plans don’t include a continuation of the game service in its current form. Your service should continue uninterrupted until April 30, 2015. No further subscription fees will be charged, and you can continue to play all of your games until that date."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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