Today’s Tech Sightings:
The Internet of Things (IoT) will take root in 2016, projects Mark Barrenechea, CEO of Enterprise Information Management firm OpenText. Barrenechea says IoT will become more prevalent in 2016 as social media dominate the world, becoming the new marketing avenues of choice.
On the other hand, IoT devices – from connected cars, smart home devices, and wearables – are raising a lot of concern over privacy and security because they often lack basic security safeguards to prevent hackers from breaking into them. Writer Jonathan Camhi argues IoT devices in 2016 will create new opportunities for hackers and defenders alike.
Asia’s tech scene is booming, with India projected to become the world’s second-largest tech market. In China, South Korea, and Southeast Asia as a whole, many tech companies made leaps and bounds and are likely be on the radar in 2016. Writer Catherine Shu looks at some Asian startups that are expected to shine this coming year.
The Next Web put together a list of some of the more interesting apps on the Android mobile platform in 2015. But if you have an iPhone, then this app list is for you.
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