Carl Weinschenk

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Lots of Traffic on Comcast’s OpenStack Platform

26 Aug, 2016

Traffic stats for Comcast and some lawsuits in the telco industry are in the news this week.

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The Case Against Biometrics

25 Aug, 2016

Developers like biometrics, but creative hacks have many concerned that the solution may not be as secure as we hoped.

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Small Cells Look to a Bright Future

23 Aug, 2016

One of the ways in which small cells will be used is to facilitate the transition to Voice Over LTE.

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A Powerful 5G Team Taking Shape

19 Aug, 2016

5G, virtual reality, and broadband grants make the news this week.

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Small Businesses Need to Reach Out to Mobile Customers

18 Aug, 2016

The first job of any business is to attract and retain customers. Not developing a mobile strategy to do this is a big mistake.

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Workforce Blues: Numbers Down as SDN, NFV and Robotics Grow

17 Aug, 2016

It is clear that 2016 has been a bad one for the tech workforce in general.

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Mixed Reality Takes Center Stage at Intel Developer Forum

16 Aug, 2016

Intel's Project Allow will support 3D and 2D mixed reality apps offered by Microsoft Windows Holographic.

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Is Google Working on Another Operating System?

15 Aug, 2016

A small posting led to conjecture that Google apparently is planning a third major operating system (OS) to go alongside Chrome and Android.

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Google Fiber Changing Direction

12 Aug, 2016

News this week included Google Fiber moving toward wireless, the Quadrooter Android flaw, good news for SD-WANs, and easier equipment installations in historic buildings.

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FCC, Muni Broadband Lose Big at the 6th Circuit

11 Aug, 2016

The municipal broadband issue is important to the extent that limitations imposed by states make gaps in broadband coverage likely to be larger and more numerous.

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Apple and Intel Acquire AI Properties

10 Aug, 2016

AI is a powerful and ubiquitous tool and Apple, Intel and others don’t want to be left behind.

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Security Remains the Big BYOD Issue

09 Aug, 2016

Over the last five years, a lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same with BYOD. The changes are to the types and sophistication of security employed. The constant: Security is, by far, the biggest concern.

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Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Evolving into Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service

08 Aug, 2016

DRaaS, whether or not it is the same or slightly different than DR/BC, is growing.

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Bluetooth, Seeing IoT Growth, Seeks to Build on a Successful Standard

08 Aug, 2016

Bluetooth 5, married with the IoT, will revitalize this strangest of protocols, which manages to hide in plain sight.

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Apple Struggles in India

05 Aug, 2016

News this week included Apple and other smartphones in developing countries, wireless and broadband performance across the U.S., LTE on trains, and combining robotics with BC/DR.

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Smart Homes, Microsoft and the Networks Beyond

04 Aug, 2016

With smart homes, a lot of money is on the table and a lot of powerful companies, in addition to Microsoft, are vying for it.

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Things Looking Up for Drones

03 Aug, 2016

It has long been clear that drones will play a big role in corporate and civic life. We are at the point now at which the government and industry are working through the technical and regulatory issues.

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Verizon Maps a Path into Fleet Management

02 Aug, 2016

Fleet management companies have developed extraordinarily strong software suites. The GPS-type services with which consumers are familiar are just the tip of the iceberg.

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DNC Hack Parallels Critical Infrastructure Insecurity

01 Aug, 2016

Even though the DNC is not critical infrastructure, the hacking of the DNC computers, if it is for a moment assumed that the Russians are responsible, illustrates the stakes.

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IDC: Second Quarter Smartphone Sales Flat

29 Jul, 2016

News this week included smartphone sales, Verizon's plans for Yahoo, the Sailfish OS, and Microsoft security requirements of PC makers.

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