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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Promising autonomous vehicle technology was everywhere you looked at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, but sorting out which promises might actually be fulfilled took some exploring.

  • About 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans developed in collaboration with Fiat Chrysler—will make their initial appearance in Phoenix, Ariz. and Google's hometown of Mountain View, Calif.

  • PLUMgrid is a natural for VMware, because the Palo Alto-based company is investing heavily in network virtualization, security and OpenStack IP.

  • Microsoft will team up with with leading mapping companies including HERE, Tom, Tom and Esri to grow its location-aware cloud, IoT and connected car capabilities.

  • Agreement with government-owned ETECSA telecommunications company will improve performance of YouTube other high-bandwidth content in Cuba, company says.

  • By embedding network visibility on every router and switch, enterprises can achieve pervasive visibility throughout the network to catch problems before they get big.

  • The transaction aligns with Verizon's strategy to focus on driving digital transformation for enterprise customers, not running data centers.

  • A new open-source connector enables businesses to build IoT applications that gather and make sense of mountain of data from disparate sources.

  • Smart home investments are increasing as more products reach the market and the devices become more capable of handling diverse user needs, according to several industry organizations, including Coldwell Banker. One of those platforms is Samsung’s SmartThings, a smart home hub featuring integrated applications connected to the cloud. Samsung has owned SmartThings, founded in 2012, since it bought the startup company for $200 million in 2014. At the center of the SmartThings technology is a networked-connected hub to control hardware. Users also can buy a wide range of Samsung accessories to work with SmartThings, such as smart outlets and environmental sensors, as well as compatible products from third-party providers, including Google’s Nest. SmartThings is becoming one of the more popular ways for people to get into smart home technology as they look for ways to take control of their home security, utilities and environmental systems. This slide show will cover SmartThings' features and what it takes to get it up and running in any smart home.

  • ALE Rainbow provides a set of cloud-based communication services (web, PBX, chat and others) with high-end features.

  • The new package is implemented as a virtual network function within Verizon's VNS and Secure Cloud Interconnect environments.

  • It's that time of year, when retailers across the United States prepare to welcome massive numbers shoppers as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season. Many shopping malls and individual retail outlets now provide free WiFi as a convenience to consumers, but not all free WiFi is created equal. Mobile security firm Skycure released its third-quarter Mobile Threat Intelligence report Nov. 17 that provided some insights into the mobile threats shoppers need to be aware of this holiday season. Among the key highlights of the report is a ranking of the 10 riskiest shopping malls in America for mobile phone users. The Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas was ranked the most dangerous, with Skycure discovering no fewer than 14 WiFi networks that were rated as either being malicious or risky. Staying safe with smartphones and other mobile devices this season involves multiple steps, including avoiding potentially risky free WiFi networks, keeping mobile device security and applications updated and using only legitimate app stores. This slide show details some key trends and tips covered in Skycure's third-quarter Mobile Threat Intelligence report.

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