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THE SOCIAL-COMMERCE REPORT: Social Networks Are Driving More Online Sales And Influencing Offline Purchases

Today only a fraction of retailer's online sales are actually generated directly through a referral from a social network. But the volume of social commerce is growing quickly, in the triple digits in many cases. Overall, social commerce sales grew at three times the rate of overall e-commerce last …

eCommerce

Small businesses have their own social network today in Brazzlebox

Do small businesses need their own social network? A new online community, launching today, is betting they do.<p>Called Brazzlebox, the new environment is designed specifically for the needs of Mom and Pop stores and other businesses that often have to plan carefully just to buy a new office …

3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now.

The tech that powers Oculus Rift isn't mainstream yet, but if you're looking at a new condo or office, you may have already seen it.<p>Immersive 3-D worlds could be a big deal in the future, which is why Facebook was willing to bet $2 billion on Oculus Rift this year: Imagine the possibilities for …

7 Free Ways for Boosting Your Social Media Engagement

Did you know that there are over 1.82 billion social network users worldwide? That number is expected to increase to approximately 2.33 by 2017. Needless to say, being active on social media is an essential part of your marketing plan. But, how can you reach your audience more effectively than your …

AT&T Disaster Recovery Drill in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Floods, violent storms, tornadoes, man-made disasters: the world has seen its share. To keep …

Why Disaster Recovery for Networking and IT Matters

Information Technology (IT) professionals have recognized the importance of <b>disaster recovery</b> for decades. High-profile Internet worms, natural …

The Five Myths of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery - Innovation Insights

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Stealing encryption keys through the power of touch | Ars Technica

Researchers pilfer decryption keys through Ethernet and human touch side channel.<p>Researchers from Tel Aviv University have demonstrated an attack …

Open-Xchange launches open-source OX Guard encryption tool for its mail and storage apps

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Maxkabakov<p>Germany’s Open-Xchange, a provider of web apps for renaming by service providers and deployment …

Information Systems

Associated Press News

Ralph Lauren biometric smart shirt debuts at US Open

Forget fitness bands. Ralph Lauren has introduced an entire fitness shirt stocked with sensors designed to monitor heart rate, stress levels, and movement.<p>The tennis courts at the US Open this year will be hosting more than just competitors lofting high-tech rackets. Ralph Lauren is using the event …

Associated Press News

Report: Microsoft’s smartwatch will be packed full of biometric sensors

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>It appears that Microsoft(s msft) is planning to launch a smartwatch platform later this year. Last month, we heard that …

Apple to go big on biometric devices, bigger on iPhone

Technology giant expected to announce healthcare-focused wearable device as well as 4.7in iPhone 6 as it seeks to diversify<p>Not content with dominating the market for digital music, smartphones and tablets, Apple is about to outline a future in which wearable devices monitor everything from our …

India

San Francisco, San Jose combine their Wi-Fi networks using Hotspot 2.0

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The cities of San Francisco and San Jose are merging their two municipal Wi-Fi networks; at least on the virtual level. The …

Google wants to turn NYC’s archaic pay-phone kiosks into useful Wi-Fi hotspots

Google has expressed an interest in turning New York City’s public pay-phone kiosks into free Wi-Fi hotspots, it emerged Monday, with the Web giant …

Google may win the contract to turn NYC pay phones into free Wi-Fi hotspots

New York City has over 9,000 public pay phones that are slowly decaying. So it’s little wonder that the city wants to find a new purpose for these ubiquitous devices.<p>The plan so far, is to get a private company to step in and turn the entire fleet of pay phones into free Wi-Fi hotspots.<p>Free? Yup, …

Wi-Fi hotspot speeds are still faster than 4G in the U.S., but that could soon change

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>OpenSignal’s newest report on U.S. Wi-Fi speeds contains a particularly interesting nugget of information: the network …

8 of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever and How They Happened (Infographic)

We live an overwhelming percentage of our lives on the Internet. And that means a lot of our personal information is stored there.<p>Unfortunately, it also means a lot of our personal information can be stolen. This week alone, Apple confirmed that the accounts of several A-list celebrities were …

Prepare for the Attack of the Data-Sucking Cyber Zombies

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The data-sucking cyber zombies have attacked again! This time, the nation’s fourth largest retailer, Home Depot, possibly fell victim to malicious and vengeful acts of sophisticated hackers who exposed customer information that …

Cybersecurity

Hackers Mount Denial-of-Service Attack With Computer Clock Tool

Hackers used a weakness in the Internet system that sets the time on computers’ clocks in order to overload a victim’s servers with traffic, in what is reportedly the largest-ever such cyberattack.<p>The common hacking method is called a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, in which Web …