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A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number

A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number

(via The New York Times) The next time someone asks you for your cellphone number, you may want to think twice about giving it. The cellphone number is more than just a bunch of digits. It is increasi

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Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations

Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations

(via TechCrunch) Apple announced this morning that its payments service Apple Pay will now support the ability to make donations to nonprofits, starting today in the U.S. This includes both Apple Pay

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Apple’s NFC restriction hits mobile payments innovation, Australian banks claim • NFC World

Apple’s NFC restriction hits mobile payments innovation, Australian banks claim • NFC World

(via NFC World) ACCESS RIGHTS: Restricting iPhone NFC functionality ‘hits mobile wallet app investment’ The group of Australian banks taking on Apple over access to the NFC technology within iPhon

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What would the seven sages have made of the digital world?

What would the seven sages have made of the digital world?

(via Mobile) As a starting point for understanding the digital future we face, it’s worth thinking about what the ancients might think if they suddenly tripped into a time warp and landed up in the

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Survey Shows Cloud Becoming Mission Central for IT Transformation

Survey Shows Cloud Becoming Mission Central for IT Transformation

(via Mobile) A recent survey of 1,850  senior managers, conducted by enterprise cloud company, ServiceNow exemplifies how important the cloud has become more important to the enterprise.  Their re

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Shadow innovation cannot happen without embracing shadow security

Shadow innovation cannot happen without embracing shadow security

(via Mobile) The word ‘shadow’ seems to take pride of place in this year’s Logicalis annual CIO survey, which asked questions of over 700 CIOs in mid-market organisations across Europe, the Amer

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Serverless-enabled storage? It’s a big deal

Serverless-enabled storage? It’s a big deal

(via Mobile) The success of services like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions or Google Cloud Functions is indisputable. It’s not for all use cases, of course, but the technology is intriguing, easy to impl

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Innovation in Financial Services

Innovation in Financial Services

(via Mobile) This week, I attended the Money 20/20 Hackathon & Money 20/20 conference seeking to better understand technologies disrupting the financial services industry and assess opportunities

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How to be smart in a post-truth world

How to be smart in a post-truth world

(via Mobile) What the heck just happened? Events over recent months in the UK and USA, two nations divided by a common language, have led to a swathe of commentary expressing disbelief and anger along

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Echodyne’s amazing miniature UAV radar: A huge step towards legal, autonomous drone deliveries

Echodyne’s amazing miniature UAV radar: A huge step towards legal, autonomous drone deliveries

(via Gizmag is now New Atlas) It’s not drone technology that’s stopping you from being able to get a burger or a beer flown over to you by drone – it’s aviation law. But this extra

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Where the jobs will be in 2030: new report

Where the jobs will be in 2030: new report

(via Brisbane Times) Rachel Lilley is teaching children how to prepare for an uncertain jobs future. The curriculum she teaches at Regents Park Christian School in Sydney is one she developed to teach

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Google is rolling out the new Google Sites for G Suite customers, will kill old version later

Google is rolling out the new Google Sites for G Suite customers, will kill old version later

(via VentureBeat) Google today announced that the new version of the Google Sites service for easily creating websites is now becoming available for all G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps for Work

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