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Why Retailers Must (But Won’t) Succeed In Introducing Mobile Payment Systems

Man paying with NFC technology on mobile phone, in restaurant, bar, cafe In the digital age, it’s critical for retailers to collect and manage customer data. This information is the key to providing personalization for any kind of shopping experience, as it allows retailers to understand customer preferences and analyze shopping histories. Smartphone payment systems like Apple Pay are an important method of obtaining this data since they allow data… Read More Continue reading

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How NASA Opens Planetary Mission Data

 As the U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration tests new rockets for its manned space program, planetary scientists are already working with reams of data to determine what the next generation of astronauts may encounter.
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The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy

robottoy The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry player has declared the IoT to be the next big thing. Each of these industries sees a way of taking advantage of tiny low-power intelligent devices or sensors and they’ve baked the IoT into their future product strategies. Read More Continue reading

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Hands On With The Blackberry Classic

BlackBerry Classic Front It’s been a long time coming: Blackberry’s return to its roots. Rather than chasing the pack, Blackberry has brought back exactly what its fans have been wanting in a package that is usable, fun, and solid. But can it save the company? I’m a fan of the $450 Classic and will post a full review on Monday but until then I’ve prepared a brief hands on. I’ve found… Read More Continue reading

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How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

government-issue-iphone Editor’s note: Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries.
Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, citizens are continuously equipped with an Internet connection, GPS functionality and a digital… Read More Continue reading

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11 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

6818192898_c132e81824_z From the Sony hack coverage to Instagram being valued at $35 billion, here are the top stories from 12/13-12/19. 1. Sony was hacked. Sony cancels the theatrical release of The Interview after threats from hackers. The FBI blames North Korea for the hack. Obama says Sony made a mistake in canceling the release of The Interview (and calls James Franco, James Flacco). Sony’s CEO responds… Read More Continue reading

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North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

2014-12-20_1021 Here is the latest twist in the ongoing Sony hacking story: after the FBI alleged that North Korea was indeed behind the attack on Sony, North Korea today categorically denied having anything to do with it. According to a BBC report, North Korea’s foreign ministry went as far threatening “grave consequences” and demanding a joint investigation into the allegations. North… Read More Continue reading

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Gillmor Gang: Hackathon

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 19, 2014. Our end-of-year show, produced as RogenGate broke and the President held a press conference. It may have occurred to some employees at Sony that they would be better off with some form of corporate SnapChat. It may have occurred to the President that there’s… Read More Continue reading

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Stichy Makes It Easier For Groups To Curate And Share Mobile Media

Stichy Rumr Inc, a mobile messaging focused startup which last year raised an $800,000 seed, led by Khosla Ventures‘ Ben Ling, to fund a series of projects, has now launched its third app — called Stichy — this one focused on sharing multimedia content within groups. Read More Continue reading

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Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science

womancomputer Barbie and Mattel made news recently in the world of computer science. While initial reaction to Mattel’sBarbie “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” book focused on all-too-common and inaccurate stereotypes, conversation that has developed around the book is actually helping to shine the spotlight on two very important issues. Read More Continue reading

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