IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 September, 2014 06:17

Tags: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Networking, internet

InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 06:11

Tags: business issues, open source, applications, databases, software, InfiniDB

FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

By Grant Gross | 20 September, 2014 05:20

Tags: National Cable and Telecommunications Association, telecommunication, regulation, Kickstarter, Rick Chessen, internet, Susan Crawford, mozilla, Internet service providers, Stephen Coran, Tom Wheeler, Michal Rosenn, Harvard Law School, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, broadband, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

iPhone 6 review roundup -- the raves come quietly

As the iPhone 6 series hits store shelves and users' pockets, professional opinions have been generally positive, if not breathlessly impressed. The overall reaction is probably best characterized as a "eh, they're pretty good."

By Jon Gold | 20 September, 2014 04:38

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.

By Zach Miners | 20 September, 2014 03:42

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce, financial results, alibaba, internet, social media

New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.

By Lucian Constantin | 20 September, 2014 03:32

Tags: Google, dropbox, online safety, security, encryption, privacy

Tim Cook launches iPhone 6 sales in Palo Alto

What's an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Talking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

By Martyn Williams | 20 September, 2014 03:05

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

OpenStack has a new top contributor: HP.

By Brandon Butler | 20 September, 2014 02:44

Tags: HP, public cloud, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, OpenStack

New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are easier to repair

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are slightly easier to repair than their forerunners, the iPhone 5C and 5S, iFixit said today after tearing apart the smartphones in Australia, where the devices first went on sale Friday.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 September, 2014 02:33

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, iFixit, smartphones

Shut out on iPhone 6 Plus, buyers settle for smaller version

Apple fans who stood in line for hours in hopes of buying the 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus were disappointed -- even perturbed -- to find none in stock at both the AT&T and Verizon stories in this college town west of Washington D.C.

By Matt Hamblen | 20 September, 2014 01:15

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, at&t, Apple iOS

Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

Apple fans were out early in full force in Boston and New York Friday morning to buy the larger screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

By Agam Shah and Nick Barber | 20 September, 2014 01:04

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone

Half-baked mergers

It can take years after a merger has been declared "complete" for the IT processes and systems to be truly merged. Over the years, we've all seen stories in the business press about this sort of thing, and yet it keeps happening, despite what can be dire consequences.

By Bart Perkins | 20 September, 2014 00:43

Tags: mergers & acquisitions, american airlines, IT management

Ping Identity picks up $35 million more in venture funding

Ping Identity has picked up another $35 million in venture funding to speed development of the next-generation of its identity and access management technology and expand the company's presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

By Tim Greene | 20 September, 2014 00:36

Tags: Identity & Access Management, security, Ping Identity

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

Apple's iOS 8 addresses a serious weakness that could allow attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication of Apple devices and gain access to enterprise networks.

By Lucian Constantin | 20 September, 2014 00:35

Tags: patches, Apple, security, Access control and authentication, encryption, Exploits / vulnerabilities, University of Hasselt

Watch video of the first iPhone 6...being dropped

It almost looks like too perfect of a testimonial of the new iPhone 6's sturdiness to be believable as an accident. But live TV cameras caught a young man in Perth, Australia dropping his new prized new Apple smartphone as he opened the box (see video).

By Bob Brown | 20 September, 2014 00:24

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

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