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  • Woz Talks Smartwatches, Apple Watch at DEMO Fall 2014

    On Wednesday, Apple cofounder and Silicon Valley idol Steve Wozniak took the stage at the DEMO Fall 2014 show to tout his new company, Primary Data, a startup that will focus on data virtualization for enterprises. Wozniak, or "Woz," is the company's new chief scientist, and he left his previous role at, where he held the same title, to join the new venture.

  • US safety board backs FAA on regulation of reckless drone use

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that drones are aircraft for the purpose of the Federal Aviation Administration's prohibition of their careless or reckless use, but skirted other issues on the regulation of drones.

  • IBM Taps Twitter's Data to Drive Business Insights

    The enterprise sector is undergoing such a transformation that companies recently deemed unfit for the corporate world are now sitting at the head of the table. So if IBM's partnership with Apple seemed like a hell-freezing-over moment in the middle of summer, last month's follow-up deal with Twitter would have to be characterized as a deep freeze.

  • FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

    The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.

  • How You Can Stand Up to AT&T and Help Save the Internet

    It's one thing to disagree with President Obama's stand on net neutrality. It's quite another to resort to bullying, but that's exactly what AT&T is doing. Earlier this week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors he plans to delay his company's ambitious fiber optic cable investments in 100 cities.

  • Black Friday iPad fire sale at Staples

    Staples for Black Friday 2014 will not only be offering deep discounts on older iPads, but will let you buy them via <a href=";p=irol-newsArticle&amp;id=1965365">Apple Pay</a> at some 1,400 retail locations.

  • Organisations preparing for bring your own wearables

    Just as some organisations get comfortable with bring-your-own-device programs, others are starting to prepare for wearables entering the workplace.

  • Mobile broadband losses counteract Optus handset growth in Q2 2014

    Optus has suffered heavy losses in mobile broadband subscriptions, despite a return to revenue growth in the quarter year ending 31 October.

  • Verizon is Tops in U.S. Wireless Network Ranking, Sprint is Not

    The U.S. wireless carriers are battling for your business, and each of the four major players -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless -- want you to believe that they're the best. Of course, they can't all come out on top.

  • What CIOs Can Learn From the Biggest Data Breaches

    We keep hearing about them in the news. The tallies are astounding: 145 million user accounts compromised here, 40 million credit cards stolen there. What isn't always as clear with the most high-profile data breaches is how they occurred in the first place and what you can do to prevent seeing your organization in a similar headline.