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posted in January 2016

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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AIToolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
Stanford Scientists Develop Safer Battery Material
News  |  1/13/2016
To prevent itself from overheating, a new kind of polymer can temporarily disable its ability to conduct electricity.
Google, Lenovo Team On Project Tango Smartphone
News  |  1/9/2016
Lenovo announced at CES that it will release a smartphone that integrates Google's Project Tango spatial sensing technology this summer.
Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
News  |  1/7/2016
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
Twitter's 10,000-Character Limit Bump Makes Business Sense
Commentary  |  1/6/2016
Epic tweets could arrive before the end of April, according to a report. Users are not happy about the prospect so far, but it makes business sense.
Ford Aims To Connect Cars To Smart Homes, Drones
News  |  1/5/2016
As it transforms from automaker to mobility provider, Ford is betting big on self-driving cars and automotive connectivity.
DOJ Sues VW Over Emissions-Cheating Scandal
News  |  1/5/2016
Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche used "defeat devices" to make polluting vehicles appear to meet clean air regulations, the US Department of Justice claims.
Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
Google's 'Lego' Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We're Excited About In 2016
Commentary  |  1/1/2016
The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016.


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