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Free internet, Fire flops, and iWork for all

“The internet is the ultimate vehicle for free expression. It is simply too important to allow broadband providers to make the rules.” Yesterday an historic decision was made by the FCC. In a 3-2 vote, it was decided that the Internet will be reclassified as a utility under Title II. If you’re not sure what …

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Driverless Cabs and Dreaded Trolls

No Driver? No awkward conversation! When Uber debuted, it seemed like the perfect solution to our many taxi woes. But after myriad problems both big and small, Uber’s Achilles heel was clear: its drivers. While Uber sits mired in lawsuits over their choice of drivers, Google is quietly working on the future. Ride-share using self-driving …

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Apple’s Ups and Downs, Microsoft’s Disruption

Apple leaps (and spills a drop on the way) This week Apple announced it’s quarterly profit, and it was terrible. I’m kidding – we all know Apple makes more profit in an hour (~$6 million/hr in net profit) than most of us will see in a lifetime. Last quarter was no exception, ending with a …

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The Mobile world, the App Store soars, Latin America stumbles

The world, on mobile There is certainly no question that mobile is taking over. What was once just an adjunct to the dominant desktop is now the primary way most users connect to the internet. The most quickly adopted technical advance in human history, its proliferation has created a world linked in ways that our …

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Samsung’s IoT, Google & Title II, Marriott’s Ploy

Samsung’s IoT Hopes With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Enormous, Apple successfully (very successfully, to the tune of 20 million units already sold) entered the large-screen market, and breached the last wall of Samsung’s dominance barriers. Watching its market share rapidly eroded by Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi and Micromax, Samsung has gone into …

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Mobile Apps that (Continue to) Surprise and Delight

With stellar design, advanced functionality, unprecedented success, surprising innovation, unsurpassed longevity or a combination of all, these are the apps that continue stand out in the sea of 1.5 million (and counting). Monument Valley Released by UsTwo in 2014, this surreal, interactive game turns perspective on its head in a visually exquisite programming achievement. It’s …

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4 Ways API and Mobile App Development Teams Can Work Together To Ensure Security

Mobile represents new risks and unique attack vectors that require the focus of the whole organization, not just one team Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rates safes on the length of time it would take an attacker with normal tools to break in and steal your valuables. In addition, most safes are bolted to the floor from within the …

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What is Apple thinking?!

Apple’s latest round of App Store capriciousness indicates a huge threat to their long-term future. Apple certainly has it’s share of naysayers and doom-predictors, and there’s no shortage of people who are waiting in line to give Tim Cook advice (or call for his replacement). In general, I would disagree with all of that. Tim …

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