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Your next DDoS attack, brought to you courtesy of the IoT

The internet is reeling under the onslaught of unprecedented denial-of-service attacks, the sort we normally associate with powerful adversaries like …

Cybersecurity

Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals

The massive attack on Brian Krebs’s website presents huge problems for investigative reporters<p>Brian Krebs is one of the unsung heroes of tech journalism. He’s a former reporter for the <i>Washington Post</i> who decided to focus on cybercrime after his home network was hijacked by Chinese hackers in 2001. …

Amazon’s Alexa group is on a massive hiring spree

Alexa, we’re going to need some more recruiters.<p>When Jeff Bezos revealed in May that Amazon employed more than 1,000 people working on Echo and Alexa products, he warned: “It’s just the tip of the iceberg.”<p>Here’s some proof. The Echo and Alexa groups are currently looking to fill 400 positions, …

Automation

Siri answers your questions. This bot will understand your emotions.

The proliferation of bots equipped with artificial intelligence has humans interacting with machines in more emotionally charged situations than ever before. Consider every time you call your bank, as I did yesterday to report a missing debit card.<p><i>How can we help you? You can say log-in support,</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

This Week in Popular

Another week, another 25 breathtaking photos to inspire you from the 500px community. From a majestic tiger playing in the water to a stunning …

Out of this world: why the most important art today is made in space

It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun embracing it, whose flares and vortices of unimaginable heat shudder the imagination. What a brilliant way to convey the size and power …

Universe

Atlanta Ignites with Continued SharePoint and OneDrive Innovation!

This past week, Atlanta was host to about 25,000 visitors for Microsoft Ignite. During the Day 1 keynote, Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President for …

Microsoft SharePoint

The Technology Route

<i>This column is by Founder of FORTH innovation method, Gijs van Wulfen</i><p>It is considered a classic innovation ‘mistake’: a technology oriented …

Innovation

Why global innovation and competiveness will be driven by new metrics based on the fourth industrial revolution and ICT infrastructure

Economies and people worldwide are starting to feel the first effects of the dawning fourth industrial revolution, a convergence of technologies that …

Innovation

Research Says Your Employees Don't Innovate. Here's How Your Company Can Change That

Company culture has a powerful influence on people's willingness to share their ideas.<p>Innovation is one of the most important factors for sustainable growth. Innovative or die. Businesses know that, but it's not that simple to turn the wheel of innovation in any established business.<p>Business …

Innovation

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Innovation, Business and Success

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates answer students questions at the University of Washington. These questions cover topics such as innovation, their path …

Summer Reading List: 17 Great Books Every Innovator Should Read

The absolutely essential books for anyone who wants to change the world. Related posts: Summer Reading List: The Books Behind the Buzz Summer Reading …

Innovation

The 4 stages of digital disruption: an incumbents's view

Incumbents needn’t be victims of digital disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act in time. Here are the four stages of digital disruption from the perspective of an incumbent. The reality is, most industries are still in stages one, two, and three. That’s why …

Innovation

Disrupting the Everyday: How Enterprises Use Digital to Innovate

Embracing technological change can prevent your business from going extinct.<p>Is your company a mammal--able to adapt to change--or will you go the way of the dinosaurs? The answer lies in your response to technological change.<p>Digital disruption is the asteroid of modern enterprise, which happens any …

Innovation

Here's What Bill Gates Thinks of Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition

Bill Gates is viewing Microsoft’s (msft) $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the business-focused social networking site, as a business …

Bill Gates

Amazon hires AI expert to ward off Google in its cloud business

A former Google researcher will crunch numbers for AWS.<p>To pitch its cloud storage business, Google is leaning on its artificial intelligence features. Amazon, the market leader, is too.<p>Now Amazon has recruited a leading expert in the field to up its game. Alex Smola, a top machine learning …

Machine Learning

Android creator sees a future powered by one almighty AI

Android co-founder Andy Rubin has spoken about how he sees artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing transforming the future of …

BMW and Mini's vision for the 'ultimate driving machine' of tomorrow has AI

As the world gets more and more autonomous, one of the biggest unknowns in the automotive industry is where car enthusiasts will get their kicks. BMW …

Google sends machine learning researchers to the mountain views of Switzerland

Google headquarters are in Mountain View, California, so it’s not that big a shift for the company to announce the opening of a machine learning …

Machine Learning

What Children Can Teach You About Risk and Innovation

Their focus on fun, trust, and loyalty is a trait you can use in business.<p>When Graham Nash sings, "Teach your children well," it can also mean the reverse. Children can remind you as an adult about what makes life so important-- even when you get distracted by work.<p>Trust, loyalty, adventure, …

Kids

Innovation Shifts from Products to Solutions

A new survey examines trends in R&D spending.

Trends

Microsoft acquires Wand Labs to accelerate innovation in Bing intelligence and Conversation as a Platform - The Official Microsoft Blog

I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs. This acquisition accelerates our vision and strategy for …

Bing

Five Principles for Building Corporate Innovation Ecosystems

It is undeniable that the world around us is changing. Technology and software have transformed large parts of business; and continues to do so in …

Innovation

It’s easy to say you want to innovate. These companies are doing it.

A lot of companies say they want to hire innovators, but creating a culture where ideas filter up from the rank and file can be really difficult. Sometimes, employees fear that their ideas will be tossed aside in favor of established modes of operation. And the time and financial resources it takes …

Social Research

Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the Tesla 3 hitting the markets, innovation is on everybody’s minds. However, an electric car is hardly revolutionary: It’s at best an evolution of what already exists. While Elon Musk’s venture is touted as innovative, it can be …

Innovation

GM's Innovation Chief Lives For A Phenomenal Future

At General Motors (GM), one of the world’s largest car makers, Saejin Park refuses to limit her thinking around the possibilities for connected cars.<p>Connectivity is crucial to meeting the future demands of customers, she says: “We’re focused on identifying solutions to meet the needs that customers …

Carsharing

What keeps companies from thinking digitally?

Consumers are spending more time online and on social-media sites. Yet many companies have yet to adapt.<p>That’s the argument made by Clara Shih, chief …

Wall Street

The New Rules of Brainstorming

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever been stuck in a brainstorming session? You know, an open and engaging environment where people can discuss ideas in a safe place, free of any negative feedback.<p>Traditionally, brainstorming tends to follow a few standard …

Creativity

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26 billion

In one of the biggest tech mergers of all time, Microsoft said Monday that it's buying LinkedIn in a deal valued at $26.2 billion.<p>It's Microsoft's largest acquisition ever and is not coming cheap.<p>Microsoft (MSFT) is paying $196 per share in an all-cash deal. That's 50% more than LinkedIn stock's …

Microsoft Office

LinkedIn cancels Apple WWDC viewing party

LinkedIn has had a busy morning.<p>The company announced it would be acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion on the same day that Apple's developer conference kicked off at1 p.m.<p>LinkedIn had planned a viewing party in San Francisco so that its Apple developers could watch the World Wide Developers …

Apple