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An IoT-driven economy requires technology-empowered firstline workers

We continue to bask in the glory of the information technology revolution, now a three-decade-long event, which has reshaping the jobs of professionals and corporate staffs across the globe. However, it seems most workers have actually been left out of the equation — the so-called firstline workforce, consisting of field technicians, healthcare providers, retail clerks, drivers, and so on. They’re… Read more →

Can big business save us from fake news and loss of trust?

Big business has the most to lose from fake and harmful media content because of the trillions of dollars they’ve invested in their brands. If consumers cannot tell what is real they will hesitate to buy. It only takes a little fake news and people will question everything — even the truth. ​Web inventor wants Facebook, Google to lead the… Read more →

Holding ISPs accountable: Let’s build an app to monitor net bias

Video: Net neutrality is gone — welcome to biased net A New Year and a new relationship with our broadband and wireless services providers begin for Americans as we wake up to an internet post-net neutrality. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More This… Read more →

Qualcomm to Broadcom: Thanks for the meeting, but regulatory risk is too high for a deal

Qualcomm said that the regulatory risks related to a merger with Broadcom would be too high and leave the companies in limbo. However, Qualcomm did encourage further discussions. Broadcom and Qualcomm executives met Wednesday to discuss the former’s $82 a share best and final offer. Broadcom has been pursuing an acquisition of Qualcomm, which is trying to close the purchase… Read more →

Brazil makes progress on IPv6 adoption

Brazil is making progress in the adoption of of next-generation protocol for Internet networking IPv6, according to new research. ​The last seconds are ticking off the U.S. IPv4 network clock ARIN reports it only has about two to four weeks of IPv4 Internet address blocks left. Read More According to data released by Google, 23.6 percent of Brazilian Internet users… Read more →

MongoDB 4.0 will take ACID

Should the cloud close the front door to the database? The recent MongoDB ransomware hack in the cloud that made headlines earlier this week raises questions as to whether cloud platform providers should take the initiative in babysitting their most negligent customers. Read More In our recent post, we spoke of the MO that MongoDB will be judged as guilty… Read more →

Coinbase responds to user fury over rampant overcharging

Coinbase has responded to claims that customers are experiencing heavy charges and unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts by saying the company has reached the source of the problem. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More As first reported by The Verge, customers using the… Read more →

Roche acquires Flatiron Health in $1.9 billion deal

Roche has announced the acquisition of Flatiron Health in a deal worth $1.9 billion. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More On Friday, the global pharmaceuticals conglomerate said the deal will “accelerate industry-wide development and delivery of breakthrough medicines for patients with cancer.” In… Read more →

Atari to launch cryptocurrency token for use in casinos, gaming platforms

Max Pixel Atari has revealed plans to create a company token and potentially develop cryptocurrency-based casino platforms. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More The company, commonly associated with arcade classics such as Asteroids, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong, seems to believe new life… Read more →

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy, book review: Inventions with unexpected connections

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy • By Tim Harford • Little, Brown • 344 pages • ISBN: 978-1-4087-0911-5 • £18.99 In a November 2017 article in The Atlantic about the fortunes of Google X, the ‘moonshot factory’, Derek Thompson distinguishes between innovations and inventions. Innovations, the incremental improvements in existing technologies, are Silicon Valley’s bread and butter. Inventions,… Read more →

Cryptocurrency mining GPU demand hampers scientific research

Scientists involved in projects which need advanced computer hardware are finding their efforts dampened due to supplies being snapped up by cryptocurrency miners. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More Last year, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that “cryptocurrency is here to stay,” and… Read more →