Cloud Platforms and the Connected-Device Value Chain


Internet of Things cloud platforms offer device makers and companies the opportunity to greatly expand the value of products and services. These devices are reshaping the value chain by altering product design and development, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain management and service after the sale. They also generate new support activities, such as product data analytics and security. While connectivity and cloud support require additional product costs for device makers, business value expands greatly.

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Amazon Sidles Into Student Loans


Amazon has teamed up with Wells Fargo Educational Financial Services to offer Amazon Prime Students a 0.5 percent discount on private student loan interest rates, Wells Fargo announced last week. Wells Fargo is the largest private student lender in the United States among commercial banks. The Amazon discount can be added to the 0.25 percent discount rate Wells Fargo already offers for enrolling in an automatic monthly loan repayment plan, as well as any of the bank’s interest rate discounts tied to a global promotion.

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Because of Grindr, 2 men find out they are HIV-positive

Researchers are pushing for banner ads that offer free HIV test kits to gay men on the dating and hookup site Grindr after a UCLA and Indiana University study.

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Streaming woes? Sources claim Netflix could offer offline viewing by year's end

While some companies like Amazon offer the ability to temporarily download shows or movies for offline viewing, Netflix doesn’t. That could be set to change,as Penthera says the company could offer offline viewing by the end of the year.

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World's largest solar-powered computer

Touted by its creators as the “world’s largest solar-powered computer,” it could offer a quantum leap for development across rural Africa.

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Oculus Rift pre-orders get free shipping, but its Terms of Service raises eyebrows

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Oculus will offer free shipping to all preorders as a way to apologize for recent delays in getting hardware out the door, but the company’s Terms of Service are going to be a concern for at least some users.

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Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro

Article Image Apple’s new USB 3 Lightning accessories offer faster file transfers and battery recharging abilities, but the only Apple device with a USB 3 Lightning port supporting those featuers remains the jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

Article Image The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple’s Smart Keyboard or Logitech’s Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

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What happens when the Windows 10 free upgrade timer runs out?

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The Windows 10 free upgrade offer is now six months old, and an estimated 200 million users have switched to the new OS. What happens when the offer ends — and will Microsoft take steps to address the concerns of users who are holding off on upgrading?

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Despite past failures, case makers place early bet on Apple 'iPhone 6c'

Article Image Being among the first to offer cases for a new iPhone is a multi-million dollar business opportunity that leaves manufacturers racing to prepare updated models based on rumors and hearsay — a move that can easily backfire.

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iOS's News app to incorporate some subscription-only content – report

Article Image Apple will soon reportedly allow publishers to offer subscription-only articles through iOS’s News app, gating some content behind paywalls normally reserved for separate apps or the Web.

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Expansion to new third floor nearly complete at Apple Store in Hong Kong's IFC Mall

Article Image Apple’s first retail store in Hong Kong will soon offer three floors of shopping space, once renovations are completed at the IFC Mall location.

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Exclusive Deal: Free 32GB Apple TV with all 2015 MacBook Pros plus up to $230 in additional discounts per model with no tax in 48 states

Article Image One-upping our offer from last year, this Black Friday AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple’s top authorized resellers to knock $30-$111 off all 2015 13″ MacBook Pros and $71-$230 off all 2015 15″ MacBook Pros, then throw in a brand new 4th-generation 32GB Apple TV — on top of those discounts — for free. Plus free shipping and no tax in 48 states.

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Apple and Microsoft Black Friday deals are worth checking out

Apple and Windows devices typically offer some of the best Black Friday digital deals. Here’s a sampling of some of the better deals on marquee products during Thanksgiving week.

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Microsoft Hands Cloud Data Control to German Trustee


Microsoft on Wednesday said it would offer its Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM cloud services to business clients using two Germany-based data centers hosted by a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. The arrangement will protect the integrity and privacy of customer data, the company said. The data centers, located in Magdeburg and Franfkurt am Main, will be under the control of T-Systems, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, which will act as data trustee and have control over all access to the data, Microsoft said.

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Lowest Prices Ever: 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,349, 15" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB 1TB M370X) for $2,849.00

Article Image For the next 4 days, B&H Photo and AI have teamed up to offer the lowest prices ever on Apple’s early-2015 13″ MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 256GB) at $1,349 ($150 off) and Mid-2015 15″ MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB 1TB M370X) for $2,849.00 ($350 off). Also $100 off iMac 4Ks and 5Ks with no sales tax outside NY.

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