China probes Microsoft: More Middle Kingdom misery for Redmond

Mike Wheatley | July 30th

Microsoft has been placed under investigation in China for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, according to various media reports. China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) posted a statement to its...»

The CDO vapor is solidifying into enterprise reality | #MITCDOIQ

Maria Deutscher | July 30th

Twelve months ago, predicting that the role of the CIO in its present form may eventually be replaced by a chief data officer (CDO), tasked not with managing systems but rather the information stored inside, would have earned...»

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 July 31: returns to iOS App Store, Ben Lawsky’s “BitLicense” shredded, Coinsetter launches, Stradivarius violin traded for bitcoin

Kyt Dotson | July 30th

The long-term drought of Bitcoin-related apps in the iOS App Store is coming to an end after Apple changed its terms of service to be friendlier to apps that trade in virtual currency. The first app to return...»

All-access medical app delivers prescriptions via smartwatch

Mellisa Tolentino | July 30th

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a new and improved mobile health service, a smart tag to keep Fido safe, and an app to fight childhood obesity.

HealthTap Prime


HealthTap Inc., an interactive


DARPA-backed project aims to dramatically cut WAN provisioning times

Maria Deutscher | July 30th

Despite the tremendous progress made in recent years on injecting more programmability into the stack, the wide-area network (WAN) remains a universal bottleneck that affects companies and cloud service providers equally. While companies like Amazon and Google have...»

Universities are training CDOs, yet organizations can’t keep them | #MITIQ

Alina Popescu | July 30th

The conversations around the emerging Chief Data Officer (CDO) role, what it should entail, and the subsequent interest shown by enterprise organizations led to a pivotal decision by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to modify its annual symposium's...»

Israel defence firm denies being hacked by China’s Comment Crew

Mike Wheatley | July 30th

A defence contractor that works on Israel's Iron Dome missile shield system has come out to deny it was a victim of Chinese hack attack two years ago that allegedly stole classified information about the...»

Analytics break: Big Data market splits into rival camps

Maria Deutscher | July 30th

A new trend has emerged in the open-source Big Data  ecosystem over the last few months: top vendors scaling back and sometimes completely abandoning internal efforts to develop homegrown versions of hot new projects in favor of forming...»

Cisco warns that network virtualization does have its downsides

Mike Wheatley | July 30th

Cisco has just posted a new whitepaper online, in which it suggests that virtualization of networks can be somewhat counterproductive, resulting in reduced productivity. The paper notes that while virtualization is hardly...»

Ecuador bans Bitcoin, plans to create its own digital currency

Mellisa Tolentino | July 30th

While most countries take the wait-and-see approach with regard to Bitcoin and other digital currencies, Ecuador has officially banned them. The reason behind this decision is not because the government doesn’t trust it, but