Experts discuss the exponentially worsening space debris problem

In under 25 years, the amount of junk big enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, according to scientists who met at the seventh European Conference on Space Debris in Germany this week.

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Big Data and Analytics: Creating New Value


The massive amount of data available from connected devices creates an unprecedented opportunity for increased optimization of products and services — and, consequently, revenue. The deep investment in big data gathering and analytics is fueled by an ability to create added value for companies based on actionable business insights, and to create added value for consumers by providing lifestyle benefits. While gathering and analyzing data comes at a substantial cost, the return can be great for businesses.

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Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities


U.S. government agencies spend an overwhelming amount of their annual information technology budgets simply to maintain old and out-of-date systems. As a result, the amount of money available for investing in modernizing IT keeps shrinking, thus depriving vendors of major marketing opportunities at the federal level. The official federal IT budget has remained at about $82 billion per year for several years. However, that figure does not cover all agencies — intelligence and the U.S. court system are notable exclusions — and some estimates project annual IT spending above $100 billion.

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Become the ultimate Pokemon Go gym master with these advanced tips and tricks

If you’ve spent a significant amount of time playing Pokemon Go over the past few weeks, there’s a good chance that you’ve managed to collect a few formidable Pokemon along the way.

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Rethinking the Customer Journey Map


If you talk to marketers for any amount of time about what they do, you are bound to hear the term “customer journey” at some point. The go-to exercise for marketers looking to up their lead generation games today is “journey mapping,” the exercise by which you try to understand how a potential buyer navigates through content on the way to a closed deal. However, the problem with buyer journey “maps” is that they infer you have more influence than you really do, Michael Fauscette of G2Crowd pointed out at last month’s CRM Evolution conference.

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'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

Article Image Apple is expected to use a new “fan-out” packaging technology for some components to maximize the amount of room in its next-generation iPhone, a Korean report said on Thursday.

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Privacy Advocates Blast Plan to Expand NSA Data Sharing


The Obama administration plans to increase the amount of private communications the National Security Agency can share with other government agencies without first adding privacy protections, according to a report published last week. The plan would ease restrictions on the amount of intercepted email and telephone intelligence the NSA gathers, including bulk collection of satellite communications, phone data between foreigners, and messages from overseas that U.S. allies provide.

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5 Customer Relationship Objectives for the Growing Biz


The amount of effort spent on talking and thinking about the best ways to connect with customers truly is incredible. The amount of ink spilled — real and virtual — the number of conferences held, and the dollars spent on efforts and expertise are vast. The irony is that businesses often start out with a natural ability to behave in a customer-centric way. When a business is small enough, it can have significant knowledge of its customers. It’s when the business scales that this knowledge starts to become unmanageable.

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Conventional watch sales slide after Apple Watch launch, NPD says

American sales of conventional watches fell by the steepest amount in seven years during the month of June, a decline linked in part to the debut of the Apple Watch, market research firm NPD Group said on Friday.

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Apple tool could transform how doctors gather your data

Apple’s new iPhone platform could enable doctors to dramatically increase the amount of health data they can gather on patients, the company says.

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Apple Pay Cybercrime Burns Banks


Identity thieves are using Apple Pay to defraud banks of what could amount to millions of dollars. Armed with iPhones, the fraudsters are entering stolen payment card information into Apple Pay. Due to weak authentication procedures at the institutions issuing the cards, they are able to use the stolen cards to make purchases through Apple Pay. Ironically, much of the purchasing is being done at Apple Stores, thanks to the high resale value of Apple products. Before cards can be added to Apple Pay, they must be provisioned — that is, approved — by the card issuer. Criminals are finding that process easy to game.

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Apple paid undisclosed sum to release U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple paid rock band U2 an unknown amount of money to distribute the group’s latest “Songs of Innocence” LP to iTunes users free of charge, a gift to customers of the digital storefront.



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RBC sees Apple selling upwards of 75M 'iPhone 6' units before end of 2014

Apple has apparently placed a massive amount of orders for its next-generation iPhone, prompting RBC Capital Markets to notify investors on Monday that they see great upside potential for the anticipated “iPhone 6″ over the coming quarters.



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Feds Struggle to Corral Data


U.S. government agencies are struggling to manage the huge amount of data they generate or process, despite the goals of a program designed to operate thousands of data centers more efficiently. The idea behind the FDCCI was to save space, energy and IT costs by consolidating woefully underutilized electronic data storage centers into fewer sites and servers. The battle is ongoing, with some advances here, and some retreats there. However, on the whole, federal agencies are far from meeting data management challenges.

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