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Latest Mobile Market Share Data Shows Android at 55%, Apple iOS 41% in the USA

Android Share Growth Slows After Historic Gains Last Period, While iOS Returns to First Growth Phase in Great Britain Since October 2015 The latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending in April 2016 shows Android accounted for 67.6% of smartphone sales in the US, followed by iOS at 30.7%. These survey results are being released during the same week as Apple’s annual software conference, WWDC 2016, and less than a month after Google’s I/O 2016 developers’ conference. The similarities in the services and products launched at those two conferences are noteworthy, according to Lauren Guenveur,…

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Spacesuits, Salads, School and Stories: Crowdfunding research from Tech Forward

These days, crowdfunding is a first-choice option for an entire range of projects and causes that include everything from the Smithsonian’s effort to protect American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moonwalk spacesuit to the infamous potato salad caper of Ohio’s Zach “Danger” Brown – the project that netted more than $55,000 and now has morphed into a potato salad cookbook venture. In between there are more startups, nonprofits and product launches than ever, and there are plenty of headlines. The new crowdfunding site Fig launched with a focus on game development, British tennis star Andy Murray just announced his investments in…


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Cloud Logistics redefines logistics with TMS featuring rapid deployment and low learning curve

To delve into the issues and considerations of how transportation management software integrates with cloud and mobility, we spoke with David Landau, executive vice president at Cloud Logistics. His responsibilities include sales and marketing leadership and business development strategy. Prior to joining Cloud Logistics, David spent 19 years at Manhattan Associates including in leadership positions in product management, marketing, sales, and research and development. He is a frequent speaker at supply chain events and is regularly quoted on industry-specific topics. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University. The limitations and constraints companies have…


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Tech Recruiter Says New York Startups Poised to Compete with Silicon Valley

New York startups, built largely on the city’s foundations in advertising, finance, media, and fashion, are the new smart bets for both investors and prospective employees, according to NIAH Recruiting founder Tatiana Becker. Becker specializes in recruiting top talent for New York’s most innovative startups, and has placed top talent in many emerging tech firms. Prior to launching NIAH, she held key recruiting positions that helped launch the growth of New York’s best startup success stories, including Etsy and AppNexus. “When I first moved here five years ago, it was hard to get someone to move to New York for tech….


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Critical Infrastructure: Securing the Power Grid

Although it didn’t quite fit the FBI’s criteria for terrorism, a mysterious nighttime attack on an important Northern California substation two years ago was a wakeup call for the electric power industry. Someone using wire cutters and a rifle caused $15 million in damage and forced the substation out of service for nearly a month. Since this happened in the middle of the night when power demand was low, no homes or businesses were blacked out, but the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at the time characterized it as “the most significant incident” involving the power grid that…


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Can Modern Jetliners Be Hacked?

Is it possible for hackers to break into the control systems of airliners in flight? Aviation experts are skeptical, but APTN reports that one hacker claims to have done that. If there is any truth to the story, it raises significant implications even beyond the memories of what occurred on 9/11. A U.S. federal court document posted by APTN indicates that the FBI has seized computer equipment owned by outspoken hacker Chris Roberts, and filed for a search warrant to examine the devices. Is Roberts seeking publicity?  No doubt. How vulnerable are the flight systems on commercial airliners? APTN says…