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  • Immigration Minister Peter Dutton becomes Creepy internet meme

    Australian Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, asked journalists to remove a creepy photo taken of him from a press conference where he blamed refugee advocates for refugees inflicting self-harm in the "refugee camp" on Nauru. Cartoonist David Pope articulated the claims thusly, to great acclaim. The response from the internet at being asked to remove the unflattering picture was exactly what one would expect from the internet were it to ever be asked to remove an unflattering picture.

    Written by By PCWorld Staff04 May 16 14:59
  • The Cloud gets mobile apps moving

    Immediately after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City in October 2012, city officials needed a quick way to show the damage that had been done to streets and infrastructure.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin17 Aug. 15 20:05
  • DCHQ Releases Docker management product into GA with 35 enterprise users

    <a href="http://www.prweb.net/Redirect.aspx?id=aHR0cDovL2RjaHEuY28v">DCHQ</a> is a startup building software for enterprises using Docker for application deployment and lifecycle management. Founded by MIT graduate Amjad Afanah, who formerly managed application automation offerings for <a href="http://www.vmwareinc.com/">VMware</a> and cloud management solutions for Oracle, DCHQ is looking to fill a very important space: while every forward-looking IT department on the planet sees containers in general and Docker in particular as the way forward, there is a lack of mature management tools with which to keep everything in check. True there are a number of different products looking to fill space, but there is no dominant player, or group of players, as yet.

    Written by Ben Kepes14 Aug. 15 04:04
  • IBM Watson bring cognitive computing to fantasy football

    Logic. Stats. Cold calculations. That's what it takes to win at fantasy football. Or is it? After all, football is as much a game of passionate intensity as it is a chess-like mental contest. That's why Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM as an IBM Watson Ecosystem partner to deliver an app that tackles players' emotional feels alongside a host of other stats and analyses to provide fantasy football players with an expert adviser.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud13 Aug. 15 23:45
  • Why Instagram started banning hashtags (and why it's a bad idea)

    Policing social media sites is no easy task, because users can post almost anything they want, often without consequence. Other users can report inappropriate content, but it's not possible for social networks to remove every post that violates their guidelines.

    Written by Lauren Brousell12 Aug. 15 23:55
  • Why you shouldn't accept every LinkedIn connection invite

    Next time you receive an invitation to connect on LinkedIn from someone unfamiliar, think twice before you accept. This is not only sound advice, it's part of LinkedIn's official rules. Section 8.2 of the site's user agreement specifies that members agree not to "invite people you do not know to join your network." While Facebook and Twitter are great for broadcasting random thoughts and bragging about your private life to complete strangers, LinkedIn is designed to be personal and relevant to your professional life.

    Written by Matt Kapko10 Aug. 15 23:42
  • GE Cloud could make sense of massive IoT data storm

    While the Internet of Things can give a company a massive influx of information, it then faces the problem of wrapping its corporate arms around all that data to make meaningful use of it.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin06 Aug. 15 06:29
  • How to become an IoT hero for your organization

    You can't get away from the Internet of Things lately. It's coming and it's going to take over everything. Cisco says it will push the number of internet-connected devices to <a href="http://readwrite.com/2011/07/17/cisco_50_billion_things_on_the_internet_by_2020">50 billion by 2020</a>. But you already knew that, because it's all everybody is talking about.

    Written by Colin Neagle04 Aug. 15 21:52
  • Government CIOs fret over apps reliability in the cloud

    Government CIOs in states and local districts increasingly are looking to push applications to the cloud, but security and a reliable user experience remain principal challenges, a new survey reports

    Written by Kenneth Corbin03 Aug. 15 23:27
  • The Internet of Things now includes the grocery store's frozen-food aisle

    Every summer, people head to the grocery store in droves to pick up cartons of cold, creamy ice cream. It's a great way to stay cool. But shoppers will go elsewhere if the frozen dairy treat is crusted with yucky ice crystals--the result of freezing, thawing and refreezing.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige01 Aug. 15 23:10
  • How to find agility in the Cloud

    When Girish Juneja left his position as CTO of the Datacenter Software division at Intel to take on the role of CTO of global financial services and business services company Altisource in January 2014, Altisource was struggling with a problem many companies would love to have -- it was growing so fast that IT operations was having trouble keeping up.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud27 July 15 23:39
  • Predicting winners and losers in the EMV rollout

    We're just a couple months shy of the big EMV liability shift. That's when companies that don't accept chip-enabled debit and credit cards take on financial responsibility for hacks and fraud.

    Written by Jen A. Miller27 July 15 23:34
  • 7 social media mistakes job seekers must avoid

    Social media can be a fun part of your day. You get to interact with friends, family and strangers -- and maybe if you're lucky, get a retweet from your favorite celebrity. But as much as you may like to put yourself out there, it can be easy to forget that your public social media accounts are just that: public.

    Written by Sarah K. White24 July 15 00:15
  • Can Microsoft's Azure bring machine learning to the masses?

    Machine learning makes software smarter and more aware. It's becoming as integral to our collective computing experience as the Internet itself. But how can developers really get started with it? What's the first step? Microsoft aims to make that leap a little easier with its Azure Machine Learning service.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell21 July 15 00:06
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