FCC adopts historic Internet rules

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The FCC has passed a historic measure to more strictly regulate the Internet. The new rules, known as “net neutrality,” act to provide equal opportunity for Internet speeds and access to websites. Source: CNN Money Date: February 26th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/26/technology/fcc-rules-net-neutrality/index.html Discussion 1) The Internet can be described as being very… Read more »

Tommy Hilfiger merges fashion with tech

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Daniel Grieder, Global CEO of Tommy Hilfiger, discusses the company’s efforts to stay ahead of the latest trends in technology. They’ve opened a digital showroom in Amsterdam to streamline sales. Source: CNN Money Date: February 25th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser) http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/02/23/tommy-hilfiger-fashion-technology.cnnmoney/index.html Discussion 1) The CEO of Tommy Hilfiger says that the company’s new… Read more »

Hundreds of ISIS social media accounts shut down

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Hundreds of social media accounts apparently linked to terrorist group ISIS have been shut down. Hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for targeting nearly 800 Twitter accounts, 12 Facebook pages and over 50 email addresses because of their links with ISIS (a global terrorist organization based largely in Syria and Iraq). Source: CNN Money Date: February… Read more »

Microsoft acquires Sunrise: A new day dawns in Redmond?

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Source: Fortune Date: February 12th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): http://fortune.com/video/2015/02/12/microsoft-acquires-sunrise-a-new-day-dawns-in-redmond/ 1) The analysts talks about the “consumerization of the enterprise purchased”. What does she mean when she says this? 2) What do you think Microsoft will do with this $100m purchase?

Anthem probe looking at China as possible source of hack

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Anthem’s computer experts, and private contractors the company has hired to investigate the hack, are convinced the breach of their systems came from China, according to government and private sector people involved in the investigation. Source: CNN Money Date: February 12th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/06/technology/anthem-hack/index.html Discussion 1) The title of this article… Read more »

Could a robot have written this post? The rise of the Robo-journalist

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At large news agencies where speed is crucial, template-style stories have long been used for company results, allowing journalists to simply key in the relevant facts and numbers and fire off the dispatch. Often disparagingly referred to as ‘churnalism,’ some of the larger media organisations — including the L.A. Times and Associated Press — have… Read more »