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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

Bots

Twitter To Kill The Music App Nobody Knew It Had

News is now leaking that Twitter is on the verge of killing its #Music app, as the company revamps its music strategy in preparation for its IPO. Some of you reading this are probably saying to yourselves, “I didn’t even know Twitter had a music app!”, and that’s the whole point. The company didn’t …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

When you start adding up all the IT budgets of every company and government agency, you start talking about, as they say, real money.<p>Here’s the …

Citi Exec Get Mentored on Digital Strategies by Gen-Y Students

<b>By Jeffry Pilcher,</b> CEO/President & Publisher of <b>The Financial Brand</b><p>As part of a unique reverse-mentoring program, students from the University of …

Mentoring

Apple is sitting on 10% of all US corporate cash

Don’t be surprised if the next rumor out of Cupertino is that the new gold iPhones are forged from the company’s own melted-down ingots: Apple is richer than ever. It is holding onto $147 billion, which amounts to 10% of all corporate cash.<p>Non-financial companies are collectively holding onto $1.48 …

Wall Street

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Perhaps the most exciting (and challenging) aspect of working in a progressive IT organization is the pace of technological change. It requires that IT staff — and our customers — are continuously learning. Managing this rapid change and fostering innovation while “keeping the trains running on …

IoT is Coming – How can Enterprises leverage it for business success? -Part1

The wave that is IoT (internet of Things) is coming, but who will ride the wave? Enterprises, more specifically those in the B2B space stand to …

Competing in a digital world: Four lessons from the software industry

Software is becoming critical for almost every company’s performance. Executives should ask what they can learn from business models employed by …

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

<b>July 25, 2023</b> — As part of its second-quarter earnings announcement today, local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In addition, the two companies have agreed to a deal in which …

Students raise cash with novel tool

When Rachel Kim needed money to pay off her Harvard Business School loans and get her San Francisco nail-art company off the ground, instead of finding a bank or angel investor she used Upstart, a Palo Alto startup that lets people raise funds in exchange for a percentage of their future …

10 videos that offer a glimpse at 10 emerging sectors

Yesterday I was in Austin to give a talk to a group of science and technology educators from two-year colleges around the country. As part of the …

Microsoft IllumiRoom - Extended Demo

3D Printing Creates Unique Exoskeleton For Broken Bones

The future of health technology might not be designed by a technologist, scientist or roboticist, but by an artist, designer or dreamer. A design student at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand came up with an idea that merges 3D scans of your broken limb with a 3D model to make an …

Toddlers and Tablets: The Way of the Future?

Just 10 days out of the womb, Alex's mother, Beth Lehman-Brooks of Seattle, propped him up in front of an iPad for what she hoped was a good …

New York City

Anybody can Learn

Mexico’s treasures

Enrique Peña Nieto is on a roll. In a single week Mexico’s president has boosted his credentials on domestic security with the arrest of the …

Mexico

Exploit IT for Strategic Benefit

IT leaders have long embraced the idea that the role of the IT unit, and of enterprise IT systems, is to enable business. However, when we ask CIOs how their “enabling” is going, they consistently respond that sometimes it goes well; sometimes not so much. In the digital economy, as IT becomes ever …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Software is Eating the Digital Advertising Business

Yesterday, Yahoo! reported earnings and released undeniable data about the growing impact that advertising technology companies are having on the …

AdTech