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INTERNET OF THINGS

The Internet of Things is becoming the next cloud battleground
GigaOM
As the competition among cloud computing providers steps up, so is interest in the Internet of Things. More connected devices — perhaps especially by governments rolling thousands at a time — should increase the competitive environment as providers fight to be the best possible IoT platforms.
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Now there's a periodic table for the Internet of Things
MedCity News
After the attention CB Insights got for its periodic tables for technology and healthcare, it has taken on the Internet of Things category and condenses the technology subsector into the most vital parts. It includes eight health care companies, including the usual players like Proteus Digital Health and implantable glucose monitoring company Senseonics. It also spotlights venture capital firms that have been particularly active in this area alongside wearables companies and M&A targets.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


MTBC opens up membership to individuals and companies who use technology
MTBC
The MTBC is making changes to its membership criteria to further its vision of championing the technology community in North Texas. The changes welcome anyone who is passionate about technology. In the past, only 20 percent of the membership could be a company who did not have propriety technology. However, with the proliferation of technology, opportunities abound to grow and strengthen the tech community in North Texas. Thus, any company or individual can join the MTBC, as long as they agree with the MTBC creed. Companies may be implementers of technology.
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North Texas Technology Hiring Expo attracts highly qualified talent
MTBC
The North Texas Technology Hiring Expo, presented by the MTBC and held Oct. 1 at the Richardson Civic Center, connected technology companies in the Dallas area to nearly 200 qualified job applicants seeking employment. Finding qualified talent is an on-going challenge for many high-tech companies. This event aimed at closing that gap.
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MAKING HEADLINES


Ghosts in the machine language
The Economist
Heartbleed. Goto Fail. Shellshock. Poodle. These are the inscrutable monikers of this year's crop of overlooked errors in widely distributed software programs. Each represents a little digital thread, the pulling of which exposed vulnerabilities in devices numbering into the hundreds of millions. Such dizzying numbers arise from the many different bits of specialized software running on so many interconnected devices, allowing the tiniest security gap to be opened.
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Cisco leads 2.5/5G Ethernet effort
EE Times
Aquantia, Cisco Systems, Freescale and Xilinx have formed the NBASE-T Alliance to develop 2.5 and 5 Gigabit/second Ethernet specifications, plugging a hole between today's 1 and 10G standards for cost-sensitive enterprise uses.
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Big data trends in 2015 reflect strategic and operational goals
TechRepublic
In 2014, enterprises advanced their big data initiatives by converting plans into working projects and even implementations of big data that have transformed the business. In 2015, these businesses will know much more about big data, and what it can and cannot do. Unsurprisingly, many will create their 2015 budgets based upon what they have learned.
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The robot in the cloud: A conversation with Ken Goldberg
The New York Times
Ken Goldberg has been thinking hard about robots for almost three decades. His work ranges from over 170 peer-reviewed papers on things like robot algorithms and social information filtering to art projects about the interaction of people and machines. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, he is establishing a research center to develop medical robots to assist in surgery. That is just the latest development in what he thinks will be one of the great technology breakthroughs of our age: the fusing of robotics and cloud computing.
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EDUCATION


Who's supporting single-sex education, and why?
Inside Philanthropy
Single-gender education is certainly not a new concept, but the number of such schools is on the rise nationally, along with philanthropic support for them. One education site has cited this as among "the fastest-growing trends in the educational landscape of 21st-century America."
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Data crunchers hope to help with college choice
The Associated Press via Portland Press Herald
For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online give members of the class of 2015 more tools than ever to help chart their next step, even if finding the right college is an inexact science.
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BEHIND THE SCENES


Unlock employee innovation that fits with your strategy
Harvard Business Review
In innovation circles, empowerment is now a familiar theme; project teams working highly autonomously have been behind many of the world's most innovative offerings. But my work with colleagues studying successful firms suggests that maximum innovative output occurs when contributors believe that they have absolute freedom to contribute and pursue innovative ideas, while at the same time, top management believes that it remains in complete control.
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For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data
Computerworld
IT salaries will remain mostly stagnant in 2015, except for workers with highly coveted skill sets, according to a report tracking IT salaries and skills demand in the coming years.
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