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Internet of Things

Business at the Dawn of the Internet of Things

James Moore | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
James Moore

As the IoT era dawns, we can expect integrated and networked devices to recognize our personal profiles and context for our present situations, tailor information to provide products we actually need, and even anticipate our desires, which, collectively, forever changes our lives and the world in which we live.

Drones Overhead, Seeing Everything, Always: Inside Google and Facebook's Latest Acquisitions

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Imagine a fleet of drones, overhead, out of sight, tens of thousands of feet in the sky. Imagine those drones being powered by sunlight -- effectively aerial satellites that are orbiting constantly, never having to touch down for fuel. Now imagine thousands of them with cameras and radio repeaters on board.

Managing Your Identity in a Digital World

Joe Ross | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

The sheer amount of personal information we are generating and sharing online underscores some of the biggest security challenges we are currently facing. How do we control what this data is being used for?

Here's What's Important About the Internet of Things Day 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

April 9, 2014 was the Global Internet of Things Day and people and organizations from all over gathered to talk about the next NEW thing. More than s...

The Internet of Everything is Changing the Education Landscape

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The explosive growth of the Internet of Everything is driving a sweeping wave of transformation across the world. Education is among the many sectors ...

Moving to Zero

Banning Garrett | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Banning Garrett

How much of human productive activity can be moved to "near zero marginal cost"? Jeremy Rifkin's provocative new book poses the question to our future. The case for "near zero marginal cost" in the digital world is pretty clear, as Rifkin so ably explains.

The Search for Intelligent (Business) Life on Earth

John Bates | Posted 06.01.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Firms are working to integrate proprietary and historical data with exponentially expanding masses of valuable new and real-time data, known as big data, in order to improve the way in which they respond to outside challenges.

The Connected Cars War: Apple, Google Duke it Out

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

What both Google and Apple are hinting at is something even bigger than entertainment, and something that demands new capabilities and new products -- not just a better way of using existing mobile devices.

Invasion of the Data Snatchers

Catherine Crump | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Catherine Crump

Welcome to a world where everything you do is collected, stored, analyzed, and, more often than not, packaged and sold to strangers -- including government agencies.

Cloud, CoLo, Hybrid with Internap: Handling the Explosive Growth of Data

James Grundvig | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

While Secaucus, New Jersey, prepared for the first "mass transit" Super Bowl in January, Internap quietly opened its newest data center a short ride f...

Why Google Can Not Run the World: Wisdom = Data + Experience

George Bradt | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Google's purchase of Nest moves it one step further into the Internet of Things and a completely connected world. There's no doubt that data-driven de...

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?

Refrigerator Busted Sending Spam Emails (!!!)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.24.2014 | Technology

Your fridge is trying to tell you something. Not that you're out of milk, or that you left the door open (again), but that it has the inside line o...

Is the 'Internet of Things' Marketing's Next Big Thing?

Molly Borchers | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Molly Borchers

In 2012, I had never heard of the "Internet of Things." By 2013, it seemed to dominate my life. There is no denying that the IoT is all the rage, but putting my PR hat on, I have to wonder what its implications are for communications professionals and my clients.

Surprise! Big Data Rocks CES 2014

Daniel Newman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Up and down the halls of CES, new and exciting items comprising "The Internet of Things" surround us. Tech geeks everywhere can rejoice as the next wa...

Timothy Stenovec

Meet The Tennis Racket Of The Future | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Meet the latest in tennis technology. Babolat, the French racket maker, showed off its sensor-laden, connected tennis racket at the In...

Timothy Stenovec

Meet The Bed Of The Future | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- When you think of mattress technology, you probably think of springs and stuffing, not sensors and voice recognition. Sleep Number, th...

There's No Place Like (a Connected) Home

Joseph Bradley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

It doesn't take long to realize it's going to be one of those mornings. But thanks to the Internet of Everything (IoE) -- the explosion in connectivity that is transforming the world as we know it -- you'll find ease and efficiency in the most time-consuming tasks.

How Your Next Speakers Could Show 'Now-Playing' Songs and Change the World

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The personal tech revolution that encouraged many of us to look at screens for the past 15 years or so is shifting. As we enter the internet of things...

Wearable Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

Christian DeFeo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology
Christian DeFeo

Wearables will only continue to grow in new markets and is expected to amass $50 billion in the next five years. With the New Year around the corner, here are three wearable tech trends to watch in 2014.

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

How We Shop: Internet of Things, Big Data, Social and Mobile Changes Everything

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology
Beverly Macy

As retailers continue to understand that shoppers incorporate social media commentary and photos into their purchasing decisions and expect to see more sophisticated screens in stores and the portability of retail experience from store to online through smartphones and tablets.

Family Online Safety Institute Examines ID Theft and 'Internet of Things'

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Even though humans may not be in the loop when it comes to thing-to-thing communications, we are often affected by them so there are plenty of privacy, security and safety implications.

Software Developers Will Be the Future Masons of the Smart City

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 12.25.2013 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

With billions of products, buildings, and seemingly innocuous items such as public garbage bins with embedded sensors, software will need to pull everything together to provide a cohesive experience.

The Risky Business of Managing Your Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

We are all masters of the universe in our own lives. Let's act like it when it comes to our health.