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STEM Graduates Pursuing Other Fields

STEM Graduates Pursuing Other Fields
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

Technology-industry executives and politicians consistently clamor for more STEM education and training to fill an ostensible dearth in employees. But according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, the unemployment rate for “computer workers” is just 2.7%—far lower than the rate ... Read More »

Monday Humor: U.S. Punishes Counterfeiting of Cisco Gear

Monday Humor: U.S. Punishes Counterfeiting of Cisco Gear
July 21, 2014 No Comments »

Apparently unable to ever see the comedy of its actions, the U.S. government sentenced a counterfeiter of Cisco products to jail time. In cahoots with a Chinese company, ConnectZone.com owner Daniel Oberholtzer produced “counterfeit Cisco Systems network products that were ... Read More »

New York on Bitcoin: We’re Here to Help

New York on Bitcoin: We’re Here to Help
July 18, 2014 No Comments »

The last words you want to hear from a government are “We’re here to help.” But New York State is aiming to help Bitcoin by—what else?—regulating it. According to ZDNet, the state has proposed to use a so-called BitLicense scheme ... Read More »

Intel Struggling in Mobile

Intel Struggling in Mobile
July 16, 2014 No Comments »

A looming turnaround in the PC market garnered Intel a strong net profit of $2.8 billion for 2Q14 (a 40% year-over-year increase), but its mobile segment moved in the opposite direction. According to EE Times, revenue from the company’s mobile ... Read More »

D-Wave Increases Funding

D-Wave Increases Funding
July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Regardless of whether D-Wave’s products are true quantum computers, the company is still gaining investment funds for its efforts. It recently garnered an additional $28 million, reaching a total of $150 million, according to Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld. “This Canadian ... Read More »

Peak Tablet?

Peak Tablet?
July 14, 2014 No Comments »

PC naysayers may have a new target: tablets. InformationWeek, citing NPD DisplaySearch data, notes that global tablet sales fell in 1Q14—the first decline since Apple’s 2010 introduction of the iPad. The market declined to 56 million units for that quarter, ... Read More »

The Big Data Myth?

The Big Data Myth?
July 11, 2014 No Comments »

Citing author David Searls, ZDNet recently discussed the possibility that big data is a bubble that will soon burst. “There’s a mania around big data, and there’s a mania around surveillance-based advertising. It has all the marks of a bubble ... Read More »

CISA Advances to Senate

CISA Advances to Senate
July 10, 2014 No Comments »

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill similar to the failed CISPA, has passed the Senate Intelligence Committee and is now up for consideration by the U.S. Senate. Said committee chair Dianne Feinstein, “To strengthen our networks, the government ... 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 »