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Hackers Use Fridge, Other Smart Devices to Send Spam

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January 18, 2014
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Smart devices were used to send more than 750,000 spam emails between Dec. 23, 2013, and and Jan. 6, 2014.


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Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

FORA.tv (Mar. 20, 2013) Swissnex San Francisco The advance of health devices is giving the world greater capability to track physiological data and create new systems of personalized health. According to ABI Research, the total number of wearable devices with fitness and wellness applications in 2012 was 30 million, a 37% growth from 2011. The market is expected to grow at an average rate of 41% per year, leading to 169.5 million devices shipped in 2017. With the multiplication of data available across emerging channels, what are the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry? How can people analyze and make sense of the data? What will the data tell us? What are the advantages and risks for individuals to rely on healthcare devices? Our highly qualified panelists, with deep expertise ranging from high-level technical issues to user behavior, measurement and social insights, will explore the future of the data-driven health era.
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Sales of Google's Android Devices to Top One Billion in 2014

Sales of Google's Android Devices to Top One Billion in 2014

TheStreet (Jan. 7, 2014) Research firm Gartner predicts that sales of devices running Google's Android operating system will hit 1.1 billion in 2014. That would mark the first time shipments of Android devices exceeded one billion and would also represent a nearly 26% increase from last year. Gartner expects Android to remain the most popular operating system thanks to the success of low-cost smartphones on the market, but shipments of Apple devices are expected to increase by the most, while shipments of Microsoft Windows devices will also be on the rise.
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Google's Acquisition of Nest Closes the Loop on the Smart Home

Google's Acquisition of Nest Closes the Loop on the Smart Home

TheStreet (Jan. 14, 2014) Google's acquisition of Nest completes the circle of connectivity. Google Glass was already able to speak to cars like the Mercedes Benz, so extending that reach to Nest completes the loop. Other smart home companies like Control4Home also work with many mobile devices to keep the inter-connectivity loop complete. Control4Home works with 7500 different devices and recently partnered with Tivo to connect home to phone to TV. The idea is to have a complete connection between car, home and phone.
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New Challenges in the Battle to Keep Kids Safer Online

New Challenges in the Battle to Keep Kids Safer Online

MultiVu (June 15, 2012) A new survey of Internet use by tweens (10 to 13 year olds) revealed that parents are doing a good job monitoring their children's online behavior, including talking to them and setting guidelines and restrictions for Internet use on home computers. Yet there is room for improvement, especially when it comes to keeping tweens safer when they use mobile and other connected devices.
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