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Do smart devices need regulation? FTC examines Internet Of Things
Forbes
The Federal Trade Commission recently hosted a public workshop examining the emerging role of connected technology — think smart refrigerators and fitness wristbands — and the ramifications for user privacy and data security. It appears the FTC is taking a serious look at what kind of regulatory steps or oversight are necessary for personal and home devices that collect unique user data and transmit it over the Internet.
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MTBC executive comm member wins best legal department of year
MTBC
MTBC board member Mark Stachi and the legal department he leads at MetroPCS Communications Inc. were one is six teams named legal departments of the year for 2013 recently by Texas Lawyer. The legal publication's editorial staff selected corporate legal departments from Texas-based companies that stand out in six specific categories of achievement. The MetroPCS legal department won in the best deal management category.
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How to understand the new world of crowd funding
Dallas Business Journal
Crowd funding presents a tremendous opportunity for private companies to raise capital by collecting small contributions from a large number of investors. Although crowd funding has been around in some shape or form for centuries it has just started to become regulated. The SEC and FINRA recently issued proposed rules, but there are still unknowns as to how it will play out, and there will certainly be more debate and regulation to come.
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Infographic: M2M 'as a service' coming to the enterprise
FierceMobileIT
Machine-to-machine communications "as a service" will be one of the key enterprise tech trends for 2014, predicts Verizon.
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Is the STEM education crisis a myth?
NPR
Education experts have been sounding the alarm for more students to go into science, technology, engineering and math fields. But some researchers suggest the STEM crisis is just a myth. Anthony Carnevale of The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, tells host Michel Martin which side is right.
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INNOVATION


Object storage: The next storage paradigm
InformationWeek
Jim O'Reilly, vice president of engineering at Germane Systems, writes: "I remember my first object store in 2007. Using a COTS x 86 server with 6 TB of storage, it was powered by Caringo software. I needed a cluster of four units to make a decent starter kit, and it promised metadata searching and replication. The setup worked fine."
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Harvard scientist creates ink for 3-D printing rechargeable batteries
Geek
Three-dimensional printing is not only getting cheaper, it's becoming more diverse. The range of materials you can print with is expanding, and therefore the range of objects you can print is also growing. And one Harvard scientists has come up with a way to 3-D print rechargeable batteries alongside the electronics they will power.
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10 IT job titles we miss
InformationWeek
IT veterans pick their favorite — largely obsolete — job titles of yesteryear. Join us on a 20-year stroll down memory lane.

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The danger of cybersecurity 'ghettos'
CSO
Ghettos are not good, whether they are at the local, state or national level.

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Machine-to-machine communication: Finding M2M solutions
E&T
The machine-to-machine applications market needs a way to communicate, and the communications sector is busy finding different ways to help it.

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6 ways CIOs can stay ahead of customers
InformationWeek
The customer is still always right, but now the customer is always everywhere as well, using mobile apps and social media to find a better deal, switch brands and publicly criticize your product.
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Tech firms way behind the curve on handling cybersecurity
Naked Security
U.S. financial companies are the best protected against the risk of cyberattack, with the energy and retail sectors not too far behind. In contrast, technology businesses consistently rate far lower, according to a study by risk analysis firm BitSight.
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10 IT job titles we miss
InformationWeek
IT veterans pick their favorite — largely obsolete — job titles of yesteryear. Join us on a 20-year stroll down memory lane.
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LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT


5 reasons you need interns to build your business
Entrepreneur
You probably don't wake up every morning — or any morning for that matter — and think about how you need more 19-year-olds in your life or in order to effectively grow your business. But, maybe you should.
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5 ways to be amazing at work
Forbes
In every company, there are a few employees who stand out. They're the ones who always finish first, get recognized for their accomplishments and eventually make their way up the ranks. Invariably, they know how to play the political game. But there are other qualities that world-class performers have in common. Here's how you can be one of them.
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