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Tech Sightings, July 8, 2014

Posted July 8th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Jack Ma’s Journey to Build Alibaba Was Full of Crazy Alibaba founder Jack Ma, an English teacher, went on to start an e-commerce business that is able to take on global multi-billion-dollar companies.This is the subject of a new movie titled “Crocodile in the Yangtze” that offers a comprehensive look at the journey that lead […]

Tech Sightings, June 18, 2014

Posted June 18th, 2014 at 2:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Report: Neither iOS Nor Android Inherently More Secure Than the Other Apple might have an edge over Android in mobile app security, but a report by Marble Security found that companies face data breach risks regardless of the platform if they let their employees bring in their own devices. A ‘Bionic Pancreas’ Might Transform How […]

Tech Sightings, June 11, 2014

Posted June 11th, 2014 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
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New Technology Aims to Rid World Cup of ‘Ghost Goals’ Soccer’s governing bodies are working to resolve the issue of the “ghost goal” – a situation where it is impossible to tell if an air-borne ball in the goal area actually crosses the goal area. Now, with the help of a German company, FIFA will […]

Tech Sightings, May 13, 2014

Posted May 13th, 2014 at 2:31 pm (UTC-4)
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Ransomware Gang Targets Android Phones The Reveton Gang that pioneered the idea of locking up a victim’s computer and demanding a ransom to unlock it is now targeting the mobile market. Once Reveton mobile infects a phone, it will display a bogus warning that will hold the phone hostage until the extortionists get payment.  One […]

Tech Sightings, May 7, 2014

Posted May 7th, 2014 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Unveils Free Classroom Tool for Educators Goggle’s new “Classroom” tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail and makes teachers’ use of IT and online communications in the classroom more streamlined and simplified. How Technology is Set to Transform India’s Fragmented Education System India has no overall technology policy for schools and Internet penetration is […]

Tech Sightings, March 13, 2014

Posted March 13th, 2014 at 2:52 pm (UTC-4)
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 Intel Lead on Conflict Minerals Helps, Challenges Other Firms After spending more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Intel Corp is now offering to “open source” its methods so that other companies can follow suit. Singapore Backtracks, Unveils New […]

Tech Sightings, February 11, 2014

Posted February 11th, 2014 at 4:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Online Clues Located North Korea’s Missile-Launcher Factories It’s not really a spy job .A team of researchers using freely available open-source information have been able to  pinpoint two North Korean factories where some of the country’s mobile missile launchers are assembled. Mobile World Children? Camp Brings Kids to MWC 2014 Forty kids between the ages […]

Tech Sightings, January 29, 2014

Posted January 29th, 2014 at 4:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Answers to a Puzzling Deal at Alibaba Remain in the Shadows China’s Internet giant Alibaba, which recently acquired the Hong Kong-listed company Citic 21CN,  hopes to join the ranks of Google and Microsoft. But much remains unclear about Alibaba and its business. Meet the ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Arrested for Allegedly Helping Silk Road Launder $1 Million […]

Tech Sightings, January 8, 2014

Posted January 8th, 2014 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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2014: The Year Connected TVs Go Simple Sony, LG, Hisense, and TCL enjoyed the CES spotlight for a deceptive innovation in TVs: Keep them simple, stupid. This may be the year Internet-connected TVs come into their own, but is that enough? Could Video-Sharing Indians Disrupt Television Advertising? If 3G connections begin to deliver their actual […]

Tech Sightings, January 7, 2014

Posted January 7th, 2014 at 3:29 pm (UTC-4)
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These Gamers are Raising Money for Charity at Mind-Blowing Speed Awesome Games Done Quick, the biggest speedrunning event of the year, kicked off Sunday at noon. It’s a unique spectacle in eSports, and not just because speedrunning is a bit of a niche phenomenon. Instead of cash prizes, the competition raises money for charity every […]

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