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By Grant Ecker | Social, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and the Internet of Things
While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.
While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …Internet
On the off chance you've experienced some sketchiness with your Verizon home internet account over the past few weeks, we might just know why now. As first reported by BuzzFeed, a vulnerability in Verizon's customer service systems meant that attackers could have duped their way into the accounts of …Verizon
The world’s largest retailer will begin testing a subscription service for unlimited shipping like Amazon’s Prime this summer, as it looks for way to re-accelerate its digital sales growth.
Wal-Mart Stores WMT is developing a new tool to fight back at Amazon.com AMZN . The world’s largest retailer …Fortune 500
With its acquisition of AOL, Verizon has a big opportunity to deliver hyper-personalized video ads to an increasingly mobile audience. But the AOL deal also could play a powerful role in Verizon’s soon-to-launch video streaming platform, OnCue.
Verizon acquired Intel’s flailing video streaming …AOL
Meet the friendliest drone on the market.
Lily is a brand-new drone coming to market that makes drone photography easier than anything else out there.
That’s because the drone is made to follow around its user completely automatically — no controller necessary — tracking a GPS wristband and following …Drones
Talk of Amazon’s delivery drones scarcely goes off the boil for more than a few weeks before some new bit of news or development brings them right back into the headlines.
The problem with the whole scheme, however, is while the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is slowly making changes to rules …Amazon
Amazon has partnered with DHL and Audi to test a program that will deposit packages in the trunks of customers' cars.
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Today Microsoft is making a whole bunch of announcements about its enterprise tooling at the 2015 Ignite conference in Chicago. Here’s a roundup of all the news out of the show.
Microsoft previews organizational analytics in Office Delve, coming later this year
Microsoft today showed off at its …Build Developer Conference
Apple iOS 8 security problem puts mobile devices and apps at risk of crashing via Wi-Fi - Dallas Business Journal
Run away! In an affected area, an iPhone automatically connects to the rogue Wi-Fi network and won’t let the user switch it off or work offline. …Security
It’s here. And I’ve been playing with my Apple Watch for about an hour.
I have the white Sport model. It wasn’t my first choice. I or ered it because this was the version that had the best chance of being delivered today and not some much later date.
That syncing feeling
Nothing was special about the …
Your fingerprint is a more valuable security resource than your password—you can change a password, after all. So it’s worrying to hear that …Samsung
We could spend all day counting all of the things that make Android a great platform, but for real smartphone enthusiasts, the operating system’s …Phones
Jawbone on Thursday unveiled brand new fitness trackers meant to better compete against some of the upcoming hot wearable devices, including an even …Fitness
As Amazon Prime debuts its one- and two-hour delivery program in cities across the U.S., new data suggests the e-commerce giant’s annual subscription service is starting to crowd out online competitors like Walmart and Target , despite the best efforts of these big-box retailers.
Market research …Amazon
U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminium for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.
The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminium-ion battery has the potential to …Batteries
In other blogs I’ve looked at how cutting-edge companies like Amazon and Apple are getting closer to their customers by using consumer data to take the friction out of the purchasing process. That’s why you may be surprised that one of today’s leading lights in the retail space is actually a home …The Future
Never, ever want to run out of coffee, toilet paper, razors or trash bags again? Amazon has a button for you.
The online behemoth launched Amazon Dash on Tuesday. Although that was one day before April Fools', it actually is a real product, the company says.
Dash is a small oval electronic device …
Have you ever been watching a TV show or a movie and wondered where you could buy the clothes? Well, Spylight is the answer.
Spylight is a nifty new app for iOS that allows you to “shop the screen” quite literally. There are two ways you can do it – by holding your phone up to the TV while the show …TV
In the few years since its introduction, Netflix’s online video streaming service has grown to serve over 50 million subscribers in 40 countries. …Nginx
Curved displays on smartphones have finally hit the mainstream. Sure, you may not have one in your pocket just yet, but between models like the LG G …Samsung
Last week the Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon permission to begin test flying its delivery drones outdoors. But in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Amazon argued that the government wasn't moving nearly fast enough. "This approval came last Thursday, and we’re eager …Amazon
Cable is amazing. For as much as people justifiably rag on cable providers, the actual content and breadth of channels is absolutely mesmerizing. …TV
Employers want to know who has one foot out the door.
As turnover becomes a bigger worry—and expense—in a tightening labor market, companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG and Box Inc. are analyzing a vast array of data points to determine who is likely to leave a post.
But don't expect a drone on your doorstep anytime soon
Amazon’s hopes of delivering shipments to customers via drones got a little more real Thursday as federal regulators granted the company approval to test its unmanned aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon’s drones what’s …Amazon