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  • 8 big trends in big data analytics

    Bill Loconzolo, vice president of data engineering at Intuit, jumped into a data lake with both feet. Dean Abbott, chief data scientist at Smarter Remarketer, made a beeline for the cloud. The leading edge of big data and analytics, which includes data lakes for holding vast stores of data in its native format and, of course, cloud computing, is a moving target, both say. And while the technology options are far from mature, waiting simply isn't an option.

  • Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

    If you're worried about a loved one languishing in an assisted living home, Panasonic has a tablet service to keep you connected.

  • Apple to stop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications soon

    Apple will stop support next week for an encryption protocol found to contain a severe vulnerability, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.

  • At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

    The Internet can ease travel concerns in many ways, including flight-delay information, maps of road congestion, and ride-sharing apps. But a Wi-Fi network at the Austin, Texas, airport can now answer one of the great unknowns: How long will I have to wait in line at security?

  • AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

    AT&T signed up half a million cars to its 4G network between July and September, the result of deals with Audi and General Motors to connect cars and offer in-vehicle hotspots for riders.

  • Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

    Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them be more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices.

  • IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

    IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications. It has the potential of being complicated because of IBM's role as a defense supplier.

  • Some Bank of America customers double-charged with Apple Pay

    Some Bank of America customers have been double-charged for purchases made with Apple Pay, the payment system Apple launched on Monday.

  • Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

    Drawing inspiration from its Play Store, Google will create a hardware store in which users can buy and sell Lego-like hardware modules for the customizable Project Ara smartphone.

  • Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

    Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.

  • Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

    Twitter is opening its nest to more mobile developers, with a new service for easier app sign-ins.

  • Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

    Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

  • Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

    Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.

  • Twitter tears into mobile developer services with Fabric

    The problem with Twitter has always been monetization: Ads don't pull in the revenue needed to maintain the social network, and it doesn't have Facebook's pull to entice developers to build on top of the platform. But no more -- or at least so Twitter hopes.

  • Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

  • ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

    With smartphones and sensors putting more demand on servers and other back-end gear, chip design company ARM is introducing new interconnect technologies that will help shuttle the data around more quickly.

  • Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

    Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

  • EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

    EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

  • Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

    A malicious Android app that takes over the screen of devices and extorts money from users with fake notifications from law enforcement agencies was recently updated with a component that allows it to spread via text message spam.