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Computers that calculate data at the speed of light could arrive as early as 2020

Most folks know that data travels at much higher speeds and capacities over optical cables than it can over copper equivalents. A prime example is …

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For the first time, more Americans subscribe to cable internet than cable TV

You can now officially think of American cable companies as internet service providers with a declining side business in television.<p>At the end of June, the number of people subscribing to broadband internet from the nine largest US cable companies (49,915,000) exceeded the number of television …

FAA Bans Planesharing Startups

There will be no “ZimRide for airplanes”, according to an FAA ruling released today that prohibits private pilots from publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money, including via startups like AirPooler and Flytenow. The decision strikes a blow to the sharing economy, and comes …

Broadband is now a bigger business than TV for big cable providers

For the first time ever, the number of broadband subscribers at top pay TV firms surpassed the number of pay TV subscribers according to data from …

Nexus 7 replaces Virgin America’s current flight tablets

Virgin America announced this month that it will be replacing the tablets used by its crew members with the Nexus 7, doing so for an improved …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

When cloud computing isn’t all about scale

So many conversations about cloud computing focus on Amazon Web Services, Google and which is the biggest company that can drive down prices the …

Can you share sports videos online? Premier League says no, but it’s not clear why

What spoilsports. Premier League officials are marking the kick-off of another soccer season by warning fans that they better not share goal …

China Mobile's next growth strategy: Acquisitions

Despite strong profits, the world's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, is eyeing ways to grow its business in new ways, Chairman Xi Gouhua,confirmed in an earnings call on Thursday.<p>Speaking to investors in an earnings call earlier reported on by The Wall Street Journal, Xi said that China Mobile …

Court orders woman to remove honeymoon photos from Facebook

What happens in marriages stays in marriages.<p>Until, of course, it shows up on Facebook.<p>Then everyone knows, everyone likes and everyone comments behind the couple's backs.<p>In Naples, Italy, one husband decided to take a stand against his wife posting their intimate marital photos on Facebook. Well, …

Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alberto Jimenez is director of mobile payments at IBM. Jimenez was most recently Director of Global Mobile Solutions at Citigroup.</i><p>In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we …

Watch A Thousand Micro Robots Self-Assemble Into Wild Shapes

The madmen at Harvard have finally done it: they’ve simulated real life swarms with tiny robots, thereby bringing the coming robot apocalypse that much closer.<p>Or maybe they just created some really cool proof-of-concept robotic self-assembly systems. Either way, what you’re seeing is a set of a …

Assigning Data Ownership

<b>One of the tenets of Data Governance</b> is that enterprise data doesn’t “belong” to individuals. It is an asset that belongs to the enterprise. Still, …