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Posted: June 18, 2013
After months of courtship from the Google-Facebook-Apple tech triumvirate, Israel-based social navigation app Waze ultimately chose to partner -- for more than US$1 billion -- with Google. The price tag shows how valuable Waze has become, and that's to say nothing of the overtures it received from the world's tech giants.
To break down the recent deal and how it came about, TechNewsWorld talked with David Shamah, the tech correspondent for The Times of Israel.
Posted: June 4, 2013
Last December, the United Nations-sponsored World Conference on International Telecommunications accomplished... well, not much. Disagreement abounded, as Western democracies aligned against predictable foes. In mid-May, representatives from around the world convened in Geneva to take another crack at finding common ground.
In this TechNewsWorld podcast, we chat with Eli Dourado, a research fellow with the Mercatus Center's Technology Policy Program at George Mason University and cofounder of the website WCITLeaks.org. Dourado was in Geneva to monitor the proceedings, and he joined us to discuss why censorship-happy governments are concerned about UN approval, and what role recent stories -- like gratuitous cyberespionage conducted by China -- have on the debate.
Posted: May 20, 2013
When you're a top Internet service provider in Turkey, and you deploy scores of applications each year, you have to find an efficient testing method that ensures the apps are working properly across all infrastructures. In this podcast, TTNET's test and release manager Hasan Yukselten discusses how his company used advanced service virtualization (SV) solutions to automate end-to-end testing, which helped pave the way for integrated functional testing.
Posted: May 6, 2013
Organizations of all sizes are discovering that they have to expend more energy than ever to keep up with the data streams flooding their infrastructures. It's not just the internal data that provides intelligence about their businesses -- organizations must also manage all of the external Big Data coming in that can help them win new clients and grow revenue. In this podcast, Matt Wolken, executive director and general manager for information management at Dell Software shares his insight into the current state of the information management market and its future path.
Posted: April 22, 2013
When it comes to the enterprise, thin is in -- as in slimming down business processes and reducing the level of complexity that comes with running organizations in the 21st century. That goal would be challenging enough without the arrival of trends like Big Data and mobility. There are also the continuing struggles to secure company data, manage risk, meet compliance deadlines and overcome regulatory hurdles. In this podcast, executives from Enterprise Architects talk about how they help companies in verticals such as finance, defense, utilities and education deal with business challenges and transformation.
Posted: April 20, 2013
Earlier this month, agents for France's top intelligence agency were accused of attempting to force a Wikipedia volunteer to remove a Wikipedia page describing a French military radio relay station. The volunteer reportedly was threatened with jail unless he complied. In this TechNewsWorld podcast, we talk with Geoffrey Brigham, the general counsel and board secretary for the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts a number of projects, including Wikipedia. Brigham explains the logistics of a Wikipedia takedown request, what the criteria for legitimacy are, and how Wikipedia's linguistic expansion -- which invariably means a geographic expansion -- affects this process.
Posted: April 8, 2013
Healthcare providers know that technology can provide an answer to higher operating costs and ailing efficiencies within their organizations, but strict regulatory issues and other compliance matters have always proved to be tough obstacles. In this podcast, Ray Todich, systems administrator for Associated Surgeons and Physicians, shares his story on the best methods and technologies for better IT and business results in the healthcare services sector. Todich relates his experiences in allowing users to designate their own device choices while also gaining an ability to better manage sensitive data and creating a data-protection lifecycle approach.
Posted: April 6, 2013
No one is keeping a closer eye on the NCAA Final Four than Ken Pomeroy, who has turned his hobby of analyzing basketball stats into one of college sports' most talked-about websites. Pomeroy has created a brand that is no longer merely a labor of love, but an increasingly mainstream -- and lucrative -- outlet. In this TechNewsWorld podcast, Pomeroy discusses the evolution of kenpom.com, the science of paywalls and the prospect of pulling a Nate Silver and joining with a mainstream media outlet.
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