Tuesday Tech Wrap: Apple, Square, Jimmy Wales

Tuesday Tech Wrap: Apple, Square, Jimmy Wales
(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) The co-founders of Yik Yak, Brooks Buffington (left) and Tyler Droll speak onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015. Apple is slashing the commission it pays out to members of its App Store affiliate program, to 2.5% from 7% on May 1. The move mainly affects app discovery sites like Touch Arcade and App Shopper which give information on new apps or recent updates. Such sites make money by posting links to the App Store with a…
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Waymo Taps Phoenix For A Big Public Test Of Google Self-Driving Car Tech

Waymo Taps Phoenix For A Big Public Test Of Google Self-Driving Car Tech
Waymo A Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan outfitted with Waymo's self-driving vehicle system rolls through Chandler, Arizona. Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, the company created to commercialize Google’s self-driving car research, is starting its first public test of the futuristic technology with a large-scale program in Phoenix, Arizona, that will eventually have hundreds of residents integrating robotic vehicles into their daily routines. Waymo, formed in December, ha…
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This Smartpen Quickly Digitizes -- And Transcribes -- Your Handwriting

This Smartpen Quickly Digitizes -- And Transcribes -- Your Handwriting
As a journalist, I take a lot of notes. That usually means writing by hand in a notebook. I’ve taken an iPad to meetings. It looks a little pretentious, but has become more acceptable the past few years. That said, I’m always worried that my notes won’t save if I’m not on the building’s WiFi network. And often, I’m just a guest in someone’s office. So I really don’t like having to ask for the WiFi password. I’ve also taken notes on a laptop, at meetings. Which is great, but I’m not a fan of lugg…
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Eric Yuan Builds Cloud Conferencing Company Zoom To Create Satisfied Customers

Eric Yuan Builds Cloud Conferencing Company Zoom To Create Satisfied Customers
Photo courtesy of Zoom Eric Yuan, Founder and CEO, Zoom A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Eric Yuan, Founder and CEO, Zoom. Why would a Chinese immigrant work against all odds to journey from a small town in Shangdong province to the mecca of tech innovation Silicon Valley, put his time in working his way up the corporate ladder — all so that he could found a company that provides audio and video conferenci…
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No The EPA's Open Data Website Is Not Going Away - The Future Of Open Science Data

No The EPA's Open Data Website Is Not Going Away - The Future Of Open Science Data
The inside of a compute harddrive. (Shutterstock) Yesterday a Medium post went by that caught my eye – the CEO of a contractor claiming that it had been informed by the US Government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it would potentially have to shut down the EPA’s open data website this coming Friday. As frantic calls to action coursed through my inbox this morning and I started seeing news coverage claiming the site was going to be defunded, that this repre…
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NetApp's CIO Helps Drive Company's Shift From Data Storage To Data Management

NetApp's CIO Helps Drive Company's Shift From Data Storage To Data Management
NetApp is in the throes of a major transformation from a data storage company to a data management company. The implications are profound, and the company's chief information officer Bill Miller is at the center of a lot of the change. As the CIO of a company that serves many IT departments, he and his team have multiple programs that impact and influence product and service design, from being customer one to running the NetApp-on-NetApp program to helping evolve what the company refers to the D…
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Monday Tech Wrap: Uber, Twitch, March For Science

Monday Tech Wrap: Uber, Twitch, March For Science
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Uber has responded to a New York Times profile of founder Travis Kalanick and a particularly juicy section that says Uber tracked its users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones. Apple’s Tim Cook threatened Kalanick with pulling Uber from the app store when the two held a meeting early 2015, according to the…
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Huawei’s New Global Cloud Idea

Huawei’s New Global Cloud Idea
Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Shenzhen has decided to build a cloud, but a little differently than others. It will be based on its cut of OpenStack, but the difference is it will have a patchwork of clouds that will run by itself. Sounds confusing? Well, yes. After the announcement was made a couple weeks ago by its CEO Eric Xu, it got many reporters and the cloud community wondering on what this could be and what exactly does Huawei p…
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How To Build A Big Data Engineering Team

How To Build A Big Data Engineering Team
Adrian Bridgwater Data is going to be a part of the way every firm operates both now & in the future... some even say data is great. Companies are digitizing and pushing all their operational functions and workflows into IT systems that benefit from so-called 'big data' analytics. Using this approach, firm's can start to analyze the massive firehose stream of data now being recorded by the Internet of Things (IoT) with its sensors and lasers designed to monitor…
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Microsoft Ups The Ante In Enterprise IoT and Edge Computing

Microsoft Ups The Ante In Enterprise IoT and Edge Computing
Microsoft has added new capabilities to its Internet of Things platform making it one of the first to support emerging industrial use cases such as Edge Analytics and device management. Source: Microsoft Microsoft is one of the few companies to deliver end-to-end IoT capabilities covering the entire spectrum of solutions. From Windows 10 IoT Core to Power BI, the company offers a compressive set of IoT services to enterprises. Customers with experienced technical teams can bui…
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