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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

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Government, the Last Great Technology Skeptic (Next Gov)

October 1, 2014

Nearly a decade after late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, described the Internet as “a series of tubes,” the famous phrase lives on as a reminder of how clueless some politicians remain about technology.

But how bad is that oblivion, really, among our lawmakers? According to Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., it’s pretty bad.

Russia Weighs Capital Controls in Case Net Outflows Intensify
September 30, 2014
(Bloomberg) - Russia’s central bank is weighing the introduction of temporary capital controls if the flow of money out of the country intensifies, according to two officials with dire...

Qualcomm Working to Build Artificial Intelligence Into Smartphones
September 30, 2014
(MIT Technology Review) - Future smartphones will be able to understand what you’re taking photos of and recognize faces, says mobile chip maker Qualcomm. Researchers at the company are working to...

World's Broadband Gets Broader, but U.S. Still Lags Many Countries
September 30, 2014
(NBC News) - Broadband Internet is creeping into all corners of the world, but there's a lot left to be done, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai....

FCC To Send Broadcasters Economic Pitch For Auction
September 30, 2014
(Broadcasting & Cable) - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that the FCC will start sending info packets to broadcasters this week, prepared by an investment banker, making the economic case for why t...

FCC Votes Unanimously to End Sports Blackout Rules
September 30, 2014
(Wall Street Journal) - The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to scrap the agency's 40-year-old ban on cable and satellite providers airing football games blacked out on local stat...

Tool gauges efficacy of public health
September 30, 2014
(Healthcare IT News) - It has historically been difficult for public health officials – especially at cash-strapped state and local departments – to gauge whether their outreach and initiatives...

Initial NIH BRAIN Initiative investments total $46 million
September 30, 2014
(Fierce Health IT) - The National Institutes of Health will put forward $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in the firs...

European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'
September 30, 2014
(NPR) - Most U.S. poultry is bathed in chlorine to keep bacteria in check. In Europe, chlorine treatment was banned in the 1990s out of fear that it could cause cancer. Now "chl...

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