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Gartner's Top 10 Internet Of Things Technologies For 2017 & 2018

• Gartner predicts that low-power short-range networks will dominate wireless IoT connectivity through 2025, far outnumbering connections using wide-area IoT networks.<br>• For enterprises to adopt and gain the full value of these technologies, significantly higher investments in training are …

This startup makes getting freelance help for your business as easy as sending a chat

Getting freelance help for business projects often feels more like dating than time-saving.<p>Businesses have to post an attractive task, pick a freelancer to do it (based on little information) and then hope it’s a good match and that the work comes back at a decent quality.<p>If it’s bad, they move …

HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank Doesn't Want to Disrupt All Hotels -- Just Hilton and Marriott

"People are looking for more authentic experiences when they travel."<p>Mobile travel app HotelTonight launched in 2010, way before every on-demand startup wanted to be “Uber for X” (because Uber itself hadn’t even left beta).<p>On the most recent episode of <b>Re/code Decode</b>, hosted by Kara Swisher, CEO Sam …

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The head of Google Ventures says there's 'insecurity' in European technology

Maris spoke to TechCrunch's Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos on Thursday night and was asked about the decision to shut down Google Ventures' separate fund for investing in European technology companies.<p>Maris claimed the European fund wasn't shut down, it was just merged with the main fund. "We …

So this is why PayPal's founding team are called the Web Mafia

PayPal’s founding team are called the ‘Mafia’ for a reason. Not because they’re criminals, but because they’ve had a rather sinister grasp on the startup ecosystem since they sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. The below infographic now makes that clear for all to see.<p>Names like Peter Thiel, …

A physical vault for your digital passwords? Eh?

For most of us, a password manager is a perfectly acceptable way of keeping all your access codes in one-safe place. But for the people behind Vaulteq, this just isn’t secure <i>enough</i>.<p>That’s why they’ve come up with the world’s first plug n’ play password manager. In other words, they’ve made a …

How 3D printing is shaking up high end dining

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1229000/1229299_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524624120_faba8fee9262a3f216213e72fff2e175<p><b>Paco Perez is experimenting. The chef has won several Michelin stars for his restaurants. At one of them, La Enoteca at the Hotel Arts in</b> …

Malware hints that Hacking Team is back

Hacking Team has largely stayed under the radar after a gigantic leak exposed its spyware-selling ways, but the company <i>might</i> be on the rebound. Security researchers have noticed that recent Mac malware installs a version of Hacking Team's Remote Code Systems tool from around October, or three …

Users are not happy about Netflix's crackdown on VPN services

Netflix is cracking down on customers using virtual private networks (VPNs) to watch its content, and it doesn’t look like anyone is happy about …

Advertising Company Will Use Its Billboards To Track Passing Cellphones

Clear Channel Outdoor — one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the U.S. — is starting a new program called Radar that will use billboards to map real-world habits and behaviors from nearby consumers.<p>The technology is sure to help advertisers better target their ads. But privacy …

The Smartphone As PC Replacement: Still An Idea Ahead Of Its Time

HP’s Elite X3 is the latest in a long line of products merging phone and laptop, but there are still kinks to be worked out.<p>The tech industry can’t seem to get over its obsession with bridging the difference between the laptop and smartphone–or even merging them into one device. Over the years, the …