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CartoDB: Combining Data with Location

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CartoDB has expanded its reach.  The company, established in 2011 by two Spanish biodiversity and conservation scientists, was originally designed for map makers and data scientists, but now it is helping other industries visualize their data in map form.  As of July 21st, CartoDB has a new feature that will analyze any data that is […]

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Apple/IBM Partnership: One Year In

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At first it seemed like a rather unlikely partnership: the consumer-driven, flashy, fashion-forward Apple and the business-oriented, enterprising, and buttoned-down IBM.  The companies make possibly the ultimate ‘odd couple’ in the tech industry.  But one year and the release of 42 applications later, it seems to be working, giving both companies what they were looking […]

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Does Your Business Need a CDO?

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As businesses rely more and more heavily on data and analytics, questions start to arise: does the business need to hire a Chief Data Officer (CDO)?  If so, when?  What purpose will this person serve? A CDO is a person who helps a business transform into a data-driven enterprise.  The ideal CDO has a good […]

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Apple and E-Books: The Conspiracy

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The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Apple did conspire with five major book publishers to fix prices and establish itself in the e-book industry, and that it also actively hurt competitors such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the process.  The judges stated that the company violated antitrust laws by […]

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Bill Gates’ Definition of Human

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The Big History Project is a joint effort by scientists, scholars, teachers, and others to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to history, examining it as a whole rather than as an isolated subject separate from others.  It is primarily aimed at high school students, but is accessible to anyone looking to better understand the history of […]

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Federal Trade Commission Stands by Decision with Google

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According to cnet.com, after some internal documents were leaked via The Wall Street Journal saying that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should have sued Google for some of its practices (like allegedly stealing content from Amazon, Yelp, and TripAdvisor, among other things), the FTC released a statement saying that their decision not to prosecute was […]

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Stay Connected With Enstep Technology Solutions

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We Want To Hear From You! Our digital foot print is growing larger each day. Not only do we have an awesome 21st century website, but you can also connect with us on our social media sites. Our newest venture down the digital highway is Google +. Check out our awesome Google Plus page and […]

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South by Southwest Kicks Off This Friday

South by Southwest Kicks Off This Friday

South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual Austin festival that features technology, film, and music, is upon us again.  This year it runs from March 13-22. SXSW Interactive (the part of the festival that is focused on technology and innovation) has a wide range of activities, from checking out new products to taking workshops to listening […]

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The Vote on Net Neutrality

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This Week: The Vote on Net Neutrality Today the FCC is voting to reclassify broadband internet as a Title II telecommunications service that will fall under the 1934 Communications Act. What does this mean?  Well, it means that there will be equal access to broadband space for everyone, regardless of how big they are or […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Best Thing Ever or Potential Threat?

Artificial Intelligence: Best Thing Ever or Potential Threat?

AI Technology The science fiction industry has been posing the question for decades: what happens when our technology can think for itself? Does it make everything easier, or is it something that could be dangerous?  According to CNET, some of the greatest minds in the science and technology fields, like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and […]

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