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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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Here’s what we know about Magic Leap, the Google-backed company that just grabbed $542M (Venture Beat)

October 23, 2014

Magic Leap, an augmented reality company shrouded in mystery, just announced today a raise of $542 million led by Google.

Little is known about the company or product, but here’s what we do know: Founded in 2011, Magic Leap is a company that says its technology is all about ideas. “It’s an idea based in the belief that people should not have to choose between technology or safety, technology or privacy, the virtual world or the real world,” the company website reads. Its website, by the way, is full of surreal images of submarines and whales superimposed on real-life scenes.

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October 22, 2014
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October 22, 2014
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October 22, 2014
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Using Avatars and Apps to Help Troubled Vets
October 22, 2014
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Hawaii's first CIO comes stateside to join Treasury
October 22, 2014
(Federal Times) - Hawaii’s CIO, Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, is making the long trip cross-country back to Washington, D.C., to take over as CIO at the Treasury Department....

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October 21, 2014
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October 21, 2014
(BBC News) - Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot which they plan to land on the Moon to act as eyes for Earth-bound space enthusiasts. The project is part ...

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