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For iOS More than Android, Failure Is an Option

November 21, 2016
The physical nature of smartphones has been front and center since the Galaxy Note 7 began catching fire and forced a humiliating and costly recall by Samsung, but iOS may be more troublesome.
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Ericsson: Smartphone Subscriber Numbers Continue Exploding

November 18, 2016
News this week includes smartphone subscriber numbers, laptop phase-outs, Cisco's hardware blues, thinking machines, and a Verizon-XO deal.
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5G Takes Shape

November 17, 2016
5G is coming. That’s definite. What is not set: When, in what capacity it will serve when it arrives, and the ecosystem of carriers and vendors that will win the race.
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Now Is the Time to Deal with IoT, Consumer Gear and Security

November 15, 2016
Mirai and whatever comes next – and something certainly will – pose extreme dangers to the IoT. Business, the government, or a combination of the two must do something quickly.
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For Google, It’s Mobile-First Indexing

November 14, 2016
Nothing is more important than Google rankings to many companies, so this move to mobile-first indexing is a big deal.
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Windstream, EarthLink to Merge

November 11, 2016
News this week includes lots of telecom merger developments.
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Mirai May Be Fading, but IoT Dangers Are Not

November 10, 2016
Mirai is a threat that may or may not be fading. The big picture is that the idea of assaulting the internet with DDoS attacks launched at IoT-connected devices is a potent one.
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The Age of WiGig Is Almost Here

November 9, 2016
The 802.11ad standard has been given the catchy moniker of WiGig, and enables data speeds as fast as 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) over short range.
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Artificial Intelligence Helps in the Malware Fight

November 8, 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be as potent in the malware battle as it is in other endeavors in which massive amounts of data must be assessed, trends deduced, and plans of action put in play.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality Continue to Mature

November 7, 2016
Business, from the factory floor to the training room and the showroom, is likely to be the biggest beneficiary of the fascinating technology of VR and AR.
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CenturyLink Buying Level 3, Selling Data Centers and Colocation Assets

November 4, 2016
CenturyLink will hold a $150 million stake in the entity formed by BC Partners and Medina Capital.
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Security Must Be Baked into IoT Protocols

November 3, 2016
In one version of the future, the IoT will collapse into a series of unconnected or semi-connected islands with varying degrees of functionality and security.
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The Redefinition of the Tablet Continues

November 2, 2016
At one time, tablets were king of the hill. Those times are gone forever.
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Is Apple Losing Its Mojo?

November 1, 2016
Apple last week released the latest iteration of the MacBook Pro, and the reviews are not very encouraging to the folks in Cupertino.
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FCC Tightens Privacy Rules

October 28, 2016
FCC privacy rules will require broadband providers to ask subscribers’ permission before “using or sharing” much of their data.
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Google Searches for Another Broadband Plan

October 27, 2016
It seems that Google Fiber – which is a division of Alphabet -- has come to a crossroads.
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Welcome to the Bad Version of the IoT Future

October 25, 2016
One of the biggest fears that accompanies the great benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it is a massively insecure undertaking with literally countless opportunities for crackers to mount disabling attacks.
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AT&T Probably Won’t Acquire Time Warner

October 24, 2016
The consensus is that the proposed acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T is a long shot.
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Bloomberg: AT&T and Time Warner Talking Deal

October 21, 2016
AT&T making deals, Verizon and T-Mobile facing trouble.
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