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Orbcomm Launches Space-based Vessel Tracking Satellites

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched six LEO comsats to modernize Orbcomm’s orbital fleet of messaging satellites. ORBCOMM says the six satellites’ solar panels and antennas deployed properly, and are connecting to their Gateway Earth Stations around the world. The flight was supposed to take off in early May, but persistent technical issues with the […]

Facebook & Microsoft: Big Gain in Digital Ad Bucks

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Microsoft will surpass Yahoo in global digital ad market share this year, according to E-Marketer. Yahoo’s share of the $140.15 billion digital advertising market will fall from 2.86% to 2.52% this year, anticipates EMarketer, while Microsoft will grow its net worldwide ad revenues by more than 20% over 2013 to reach $3.56 billion, or 2.54% […]

Apple and IBM Form Business Alliance

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Apple and IBM have formed a Global Partnership. The new IBM MobileFirst for iOS utilizes IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities, with Apple’s hardware and software using iPhone and iPads platforms in business. According to the companies, it’s grounded in four core capabilities: A new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native […]

Comcast Buys Cloud Control WiFi Company

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 14th, 2014

Comcast has acquired PowerCloud Systems, a spinoff from PARC that developed cloud-based WiFi management, reports TechCrunch, reportedly for under $50 million. Skydog, their cloud-managed Wi-Fi router was a scaled-down version of their cloud-based networking solution that PowerCloud sells to small and medium-sized enterprise customers. Skydog’s hardware consisted of a dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi router with a […]

Internet of Things: Divided or United?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

Intel, Broadcom, Samsung, Dell, Atmel and others have joined forces to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), an organization that will set standards for connecting billions of household gadgets and appliances. OIC intends to initially target the smart home and office. The Internet of Things (IoT), aka Machine to Machine (M2M) or the Internet of […]

Real-time Transportation Map Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

If you want to track trains in real time on the Boston MBTA you now have a choice of two different maps,reports Google Maps Mania. The Boston Train Track shows the current position of Boston trains on an OpenStreetMap. The trains are color-coded by line and the train markers indicate the direction of travel. Live […]