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next five years

Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

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According to GigaOM, the main provider of US Internet service, Comcast has raised its data limits to 300GB from 250GB. The key reasoning for this, according to Comcast itself, is set-top boxes like Roku and of course the iPad phenomenon: Four years ago, when we first instituted a broadband Internet...
Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes
Android growth to end in 2012 as Microsoft begins to steal Google and Apple’s thunder

Sun Glass

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I don’t think glasses are the answer. I think it might be a 10-year answer, but not in the next five years. Maybe if they’re in sunglasses or what not. Jack Dorsey talking to the New York Times’ Brian X. Chen about Google Glass...
Sun Glass

Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

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Cisco predicts that, by 2017, smartphones and tablets will consume three times more data on service providers networks than the entire, desktop Internet. What are the ramifications for this massive adoption? Cisco answers those questions and more in its annual report on the growth of the mobile Internet.Mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold...
Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

ANZ Banking Group CIO, Anne Weatherston

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Shifting ANZ Banking Group from an Australian and New Zealand centric bank to a super-regional Asia Pacific financial services entity while implementing new technology is Anne Weatherston's top priority for the next five years....
ANZ Banking Group CIO, Anne Weatherston

Report: Social TV Market To Be Worth $256.44BN By 2017; Europe Taking Largest Share Now

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The global social TV market is already a multi-billion dollar industry, with TV giants betting big money on second screen viewing, but the market is set for double-digit growth in the the next five years,  according to a report by market research firm MarketsandMarkets. The research firm expects the market to...
Report: Social TV Market To Be Worth $256.44BN By 2017; Europe Taking Largest Share Now

WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

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The heat is on to migrate more digital marketing activities into the cloud, and while we have seen a lot of movements from smaller, fleet-0f-foot startups in this area, the big players don’t want to be left out in the cold, either. Enter WPP, which today announced a partnership with...
WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

Public sector leaders are not ready for tomorrow's major disaster

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Our survey reveals that public sector leaders are unprepared for the new challenges facing them, including issues to do with outsourcing and cyber securityMajor incidents across both the public and private sectors have been high on the news agenda: from severe flooding, to mobile network blackout, an NHS trust being...
Public sector leaders are not ready for tomorrow's major disaster

Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

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Can we all relax? We all know that rumors about Apple are more than a staple in technology, and especially the technology reporting realm. Even more, we all eat up what tech analysts say, even if it has entirely no basis in reality.The more crazy the pronouncement from an analyst, the more...
Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion

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The advertising giant WPP continues its strategy to build up its digital business through acquisitions: today Possible Worldwide, a WPP-owned digital agency that has strong operations in emerging markets, announced that it has purchased Fortune Cookie, a 190-person, UK-based firm with operations also in Poland, the U.S. and Australia. Financial...
Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion
Gaming investors say the iPad will be this generation's console

Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

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What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.5 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Programmable Web acquired Mulesoft. And then...
Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

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How much in content sales does it take for Amazon to earn a 20 percent profit margin on its Kindle Fire hardware? About $10 per month, which generates $3 once Amazon takes its 30 percent cut. Senior analyst at ABI Research, Aapo Markkanen, estimated by doing the math last week,...
Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

Forbes says Seattle is 5th-best city for good jobs

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Seattle skyline (Photo: Angela N.) According to Forbes’ latest list of the best cities for good jobs, Seattle is doing pretty well for itself. Out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., the Emerald City ranked as the 5th-best city for good jobs. Here’s what Forbes had to say...
Forbes says Seattle is 5th-best city for good jobs

Computers that smell you, and other 5-year IBM predictions

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In the not-too-distant future, all of our five senses may be complemented and in some ways outmatched by powerful computers, according to IBM. The company has just released its annual "5 of 5" list of technology predictions for the next five years. This time, the focus is on the...
Computers that smell you, and other 5-year IBM predictions

Nevales CEO: Our Target is 1 million Indian SMBs in the Next Five Years

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In an exclusive interaction, Ravishankar, CEO & Co-Founder, Nevales Networks speaks about the company's value proposition as the defacto managed service provider for SMBs in India. The Indian company is sure about the success of their 'Cloud' model. Is it a big business opportunity for channel partners ?...
Nevales CEO: Our Target is 1 million Indian SMBs in the Next Five Years
Five Years Of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS
Crowdsourcing is creating the cloud filmmaking revolution

TV’s status quo may be strong, but technology WILL change it soon whether the industry is ready or not

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“The idea that the web will cause the TV business to ‘collapse’ is fantasy,” wrote Dan Frommer yesterday in a calm response to Henry Blodget’s actually-quite-alarmist Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse. While Frommer is right that the business of TV is actually still doing...
TV’s status quo may be strong, but technology WILL change it soon whether the industry is ready or not

With BroadHop buy-up, Cisco expands its policy portfolio

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Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic, and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group. According to Cisco’s VP of Corporate Business Development Hilton Romanski, global IP traffic is projected to...
With BroadHop buy-up, Cisco expands its policy portfolio

NASA craft to visit asteroid approved, destination chosen

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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been approved for development, and NASA plans to send it to meet up with asteroid Bennu within the next five years. [Read more]...
NASA craft to visit asteroid approved, destination chosen

Amaya, not Zynga, buys Bwin.party-owned poker business Ongame for up to $33.3m

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Although social gaming juggernaut Zynga was reportedly ‘leading the race’ in a bidding war for online poker provider Ongame Network just a few months ago, Amaya Gaming Group has ended up winning it. The Montreal, Canada-headquartered gaming company this morning announced that it has acquired Ongame from Internet gambling powerhouse...
Amaya, not Zynga, buys Bwin.party-owned poker business Ongame for up to $33.3m

Barnes & Noble CEO: NFC coming to the Nook

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William Lynch talks about the future of the Nook business -- including how the company's software could be used in Windows and the potential of NFC chips showing up soon. FORTUNE -- The battle for e-book dollars became a lot more interesting earlier this week when Barnes & Noble (BKS)...
Barnes & Noble CEO: NFC coming to the Nook

European Commission accepts settlement from Apple and four major publishers over ebook price-fixing

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After offering to settle the price fixing case back in September, Apple and four major publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck — have had their offer accepted by the European Commission. The Commission states that the companies involved have terminated any on-going agreements with...
European Commission accepts settlement from Apple and four major publishers over ebook price-fixing

4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

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Flickr: dierken The swell of early- and midstage venture capital continues to swamp the enterprise space. It's where the money is, with worldwide enterprise spending accelerating to pass $2.6 trillion in 2013, according to Gartner. The smartest VCs like Philly's First Round Capital (backers of Bazaarvoice, Gigya) are making...
4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom
Seeking World Domination, 500 Startups Snaps Up LatAm Startup Accelerator Mexican.VC

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple is in talks to acquire The Fancy, a Pinterest competitor, in order to get a foothold in the growing e-commerce market. Yahoo just lost another top executive. Jim Heckman, the company's senior vice president of strategy, is the latest to quit since Marissa Mayer...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

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The days of easy mobile growth are gone in the developed world, and those who want a smartphone have one — or 1.57 mobile connections according to recent research. That’s why the theme of third-quarter wireless industry financial results calls in the U.S. have focused on how carriers will grow...
The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

AT&T: You can never have enough wireless spectrum

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AT&T's CFO told investors at a conference in San Francisco Tuesday that the company has enough wireless spectrum to fuel growth for the next five years, but it's still pushing the FCC to free up more wireless airwaves. [Read more]...
AT&T: You can never have enough wireless spectrum

Microsoft CEO Ballmer still thinks iPhones are too expensive, opens door to Microsoft doing their own phone

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been making the rounds following the launch of Windows 8 and Surface, and yesterday sat down for an interview in Santa Clara with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. TechCrunch pointed us to audio from the interview (embedded above), where Steve is asked about the role...
Microsoft CEO Ballmer still thinks iPhones are too expensive, opens door to Microsoft doing their own phone
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