All posts by Jeff Clark

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It
July 8, 2014 No Comments »

A recent European court decision involving Google has raised awareness and debate regarding the so-called right to be forgotten. Rooted in matters related to privacy, the right to be forgotten creates more problems than it solves and may actually become ... Read More »

Cynk: Evidence of a Technology Bubble?

Cynk: Evidence of a Technology Bubble?
July 8, 2014 No Comments »

Market observers who believe technology stocks are presently overvalued (i.e., in bubble territory) often point to Twitter: a company that has yet to be profitable yet has a market capitalization of nearly $24 billion. But Cynk Technology may be the ... Read More »

Facebook and Psych Studies: You Get What You Pay For

Facebook and Psych Studies: You Get What You Pay For
July 7, 2014 No Comments »

The recent discovery of psychological studies conducted on Facebook users has elicited a complaint by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking sanctions against the company. “The complaint follows days of mounting outrage ... Read More »

What’s Next After Silicon?

What’s Next After Silicon?
July 3, 2014 No Comments »

The remarkable advancement of the semiconductor industry over recent decades, described by the much-celebrated Moore’s Law, may finally be slowing as silicon manufacturers struggle to bring their next-generation process technologies to production. In an effort to keep innovation going, researchers ... Read More »

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?
July 3, 2014 No Comments »

The decline of the PC is often blamed in part on Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which failed to bridge the fixed and mobile markets to users’ satisfaction. And recent market-share numbers indicate that Windows 8 uptake is stalling, outpaced even ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers
July 2, 2014 2 Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Jay Owen about efforts to improve efficiency in ... Read More »

Semicon West to Consider Moore’s Law

July 2, 2014 No Comments »

The upcoming Semicon West tradeshow in San Francisco will look at the present and future of Moore’s Law, notes Rick Merritt at EE Times. Whether through technical roadblocks or simple economics, the trend of faster, cheaper and smaller computer chips ... Read More »

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost
July 1, 2014 1 Comment »

Although the Mt. Gox debacle tripped up Bitcoin for a time, the alternative currency won a victory in the state of California, which has amended its law to allow the use of currencies besides the U.S. (i.e., Federal Reserve) dollar. ... Read More »

Gartner Cuts IT Spending Growth Forecast

Gartner Cuts IT Spending Growth Forecast
July 1, 2014 No Comments »

The growth rate of IT spending in the U.S. will be significantly lower than previously predicted, according to research firm Gartner. Network World notes that the original forecast of 3.2% for 2014 has fallen to 2.1%—still in positive territory, but ... Read More »