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Beyond the Screen: 6 Industries Exploring Virtual Reality for Business

Virtual Reality for Business

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” ~Bill Gates When the Oculus Rift was made available for pre-orders back in January, many were downright skeptical about how mainstream the device would become. Sure, virtual reality sounds cool and diehard gamers with a pretty […]

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Cryptowall 4.0: How Your Data May Be At Risk

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The fourth installment of Cryptowall has been released and this time it is worse than ever. Tactics that evade anti-viruses and thwart any attempts to undo the damage caused by the ransomware seem feeble. This version is seemingly worse because now it can encrypt files without the victim even knowing that they are affected. Cryptowall […]

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How to Keep Your Data and Computer Safe While Traveling

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Many senior business leaders travel regularly as part of their work. This means that they are often conducting business from connections that are less protected than what would be desired. A while back, the risk while traveling was limited to what documents could be stolen from a hotel or brief case, but now the risk extends to online […]

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T-Mobile Database Hacked

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Database of 15 Million Consumers Hacked at Experian Did you apply for a new post paid connection from T-Mobile last month? If yes, then you have cause for worry as hackers have accessed data of nearly 15 million consumers who had applied for a phone connection with T-mobile. Experian happens to be the vendor appointed […]

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Apple Inc. Beats Samsung in Major Legal Battle

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Apple and Samsung have a long standing feud in the smartphone arena. The rivalry stems back to the time when the late Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple. Samsung being the biggest rival to Apple, has come under legal fire for copying technology used in the Iphone.   What This Means for Samsung and the […]

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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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Apple and E-Books: The Conspiracy


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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The Future of the Internet

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It started most visibly with Siri.  Now, according to TechCrunch, Uber is participating.  It is now possible to summon an Uber ride without ever opening the Uber app itself, but rather accessing it from other applications using Uber’s Request application program interface (API).  This model of service is an example of the “programmable web.”  It […]

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LastPass Hacked

LastPass Hacked

If you have a password management account with LastPass, you may want to change your master password.  The company says that it found and blocked suspicious activity from a security breach on Friday in an announcement given on Monday.  According to the company, the hackers did access users’ email addresses and other information, but were […]

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