Ikea and NASA are partnering on Mars furniture?

Setting up Ikea furniture may be difficult, but it’s not rocket science…or is it? Thanks to a new collaboration between NASA and the Swedish furniture store, the two challenges may not be so disparate after all.

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Google Cracks Key Security Code, Calls for New Standard

Google on Thursday announced that its two years of collaboration with CWI resulted in the launch of a successful attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm, a widely used standard protocol used to protect sensitive data in millions of computers. The breakthrough research, led by Marc Stevens of CWI and Ellie Bursztein of Google, shows that the industry needs to send the SHA-1 standard into retirement, Google said, because the attack they were able to generate shows that the algorithm is no longer secure.

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Quip Adds Serious Muscle

Salesforce has announced new integrations for Quip, the collaboration startup it acquired last summer for $582 million. Quip, which operates independently, also added new capabilities to its product’s existing feature set, which includes smart notifications, chat built into every document and spreadsheet, and a smart inbox. Quip lets users direct-message group members. Users can insert items such as code, images, cells and spreadsheets into a document. The new integrations Salesforce introduced are Quip Connect and the Quip Lightning Component.

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Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers

Microsoft earlier this week launched Teams, a new collaboration offering designed to fend off competitors to its Office 365 platform. The new chat-based workspace product brings together people, conversations and content, along with some familiar productivity tools, to facilitate collaboration on projects. “Teams are now more agile and organizational structures more flat to keep communications and information flowing,” noted Kirk Koenigsbauer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Office.

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Google's Jamboard Aids Enterprise Brainstorming Sessions

Google on Tuesday announced Jamboard, a digital whiteboard for collaboration in the cloud. It’s compatible with G Suite and Google Search, as well as Google Drive. Users can collaborate and broadcast their work globally through Google Hangouts. Jamboard has a 55-inch 4K display with touchscreen functionality, a built-in HD camera, speakers, and WiFi connectivity. Features include sticky notes, stencils, and handwriting and shape recognition. The Jamboard will be available for purchase next year at a price point of less than $6,000.

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Dropbox & Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS updated with tighter integration for PDF editing

Article Image Collaboration between Dropbox and Adobe has resulted in updates for both the official Dropbox and Acrobat Reader apps, making it easier for users to access and edit their PDFs in the cloud.

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IBM's 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps to get cloud services boost with new Box partnership

International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.

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Huggable, the robotic teddy bear for sick children, is now in Boston Children's Hospital

In what is either a truly genius or entirely creepy move, a collaboration between the Boston Children’s Hospital and M.I.T. has combined the nostalgic comfort of the teddy bear with the technological advances of the 21st century to produce Huggable, the robotic teddy bear that talks to sick children.

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Users Choose to Wear Blinders, Facebook Suggests

Facebook, in collaboration with the University of Michigan, conducted a study on the diversity of news and opinions posted by members of the network, in an effort to determine whether its manipulation of News Feed algorithms could be responsible for creating an echo chamber of viewpoints. To cut to the chase, the researchers concluded that users themselves are to blame if all they’re exposed to is preaching to the choir. Facebook’s fiddling with filters also plays a role, the company acknowledged — but its influence was “less consequential.”

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Apple, U2 reportedly working on secret new digital music format

U2’s new collaboration with Apple appears to run deeper than the recent exclusive release of the band’s new Songs of Innocence album on iTunes, as the Irish rockers are said to be working alongside the iPhone maker to create a new digital music format.

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Accelerating Hadoop's Big Data Momentum

The concept of “collaboration” has become such a messaging mainstay that it often verges on cliché. So, does the recently announced Pivotal and Hortonworks plan to improve Hadoop operations by collaborating on Apache Ambari qualify as anything new or special? In fact, it does. Hadoop is a core technology in many or most modern Big Data analytics solutions and strategies, but it has struggled to develop the practical features enterprises demand for dependable management and performance.
Delaying those features likely would hobble wider adoption.

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Microsoft SharePoint's Crossroads: Where Opportunities, Challenges Meet

One of the most broadly deployed collaboration platforms, Microsoft SharePoint, is rapidly evolving from local network portal roots into the new cloud and mobile era.
Delivering information as an actionable asset in a widely collaborative and increasingly mobile environment has become a top business priority. Business architects need the agility enabled by such unshackled information sharing and contextual collaboration to keep pace with distributed services and a boundaryless enterprise approach to their operations and commerce.

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