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Top IT vendors reveal their IoT strategies (Network World)

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines—as well as the attention of IT vendors looking to tap into the growing market for IoT-related products and services. Cisco, IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft argue that the Internet of Things is mainstream today.

Not surprisingly, vendors are taking varied approaches to IoT, based on their own strengths. “The big vendors generally understand the importance of building interoperable platforms and they are helping lead this development,” says Daniel Castro, senior analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a research and educational institute.    Read More

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior disussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Center for Public Policy Innovation Hosts Congressional Site Visit of FireEye & Symantec

On May 28, 2014, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a bipartisan Congressional tour of two leading cybersecurity companies in Northern Virginia - FireEye and Symantec. Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL-21); Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27); Tom Marino (R-PA-10); and Jared Polis (D-CO-2) had a chance to meet with top industry cyber experts to better understand vulnerabilities and methods of deterrence.     Read More

Wearable to Aware-able: Contact, Connection, Context (Cisco Blog, Dave Evans)

Since the dawn of time, humans have been motivated by an innate desire to be connected to each other and to information. Today, we are seeing this need satisfied as the Internet of Everything (IoE) evolves to connect more people, process, data and things than ever before. An essential part of the growth of the Internet of Everything will depend on how mobile devices, connected things and wearable technology adapts and develops to become more aware and intelligent.    Read More

Source: AP

Facebook data mining for political views (Politico)

November 1, 2014

Facebook is mining its data of user's posts to find out how users feel about certain candidates or issues and sharing that data with ABC News and BuzzFeed for use in their 2016 reporting, the social networking site will announce on Friday.

The data will be gathered from the posts of Facebook users in the United States 18 and older, classifying sentiments about a politician or issue as positive, negative or neutral. The data can also be broken down into sentiments by gender and location, making it possible to see how Facebook users in the key primary states of Iowa or New Hampshire feel about certain presidential candidates, or how women in Florida feel about same-sex marriage.

IPCC preparing 'most important' document on climate change
October 30, 2014
(BBC News) - Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what's been termed the "most important document" on climate change. The IPCC Synthesis Report will summarise the c...

Cleveland Clinic, IBM Partner To Use Watson on Cancer Data Project
October 30, 2014
(iHealthBeat) - IBM and the Cleveland Clinic announced they are forming a new partnership designed to use Watson to help physicians identify new cancer treatments....

Cisco Wants IoT To Solve UK’s Transport Challenges
October 30, 2014
(TechWeek Europe) - Cisco has invited startups and SMBs to come up with M2M applications that can help improve the UK’s transport network in a bid to demonstrate the power of the Internet of...

FCC Proposes Cable, Satellite, Radio Database Extension
October 30, 2014
(Multichannel News) - The FCC is proposing to extend the FCC's online public file, including political file, requirement to cable, satellite and radio....

Time Warner Cable, Ruckus and others voice support for Release 2 of HotSpot 2.0
October 30, 2014
(FierceWirelessTech) - Support for HotSpot 2.0 Release 2 is gathering momentum as more vendors and service providers are expected to roll out the technology....

States Have No Common Rules About Dealing with Official Email
October 30, 2014
(Governing) - Every state has policies governing how long records are saved and when they can be purged—if ever. But those retention policies vary greatly across states. Often employee...

Puzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts
October 30, 2014
(Government Executive) - The new global dependency on social media has forced all agencies to revise their archiving habits to comply with the updated 1950 Federal Records Act. But employees of t...

Don't panic, OPEC secretary general says after oil price fall
October 29, 2014
(Reuters) - There is no need to panic at the recent drop in oil prices, the secretary general of OPEC said on Wednesday, saying low prices would curb competing supplies and require t...

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