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Internet of Things

Wired Wineries: IoT Fine-Tunes Ancient Processes

Making wine has become as much science as art, and tech is playing an increasing role. Hahn Family Wines in California partners with Verizon to deploy sensors throughout their vineyards. The sensors collect data that is analyzed and used to increase output and improve flavor.   More

Security & Privacy

Hello Barbie Hijacked, as Techonomy 2016 Foreshadowed

At Techonomy 2016, panelists revealed shocking security risks associated with embedding the internet in children’s toys. The fear that these devices could be compromised appears to have been warranted. Over the past year, hackers have found a way to turn "Hello Barbie" into a listening device, and have held data ransom. Germany has even banned certain connected toys in their country.   More

Techonomy Events

What Happened at Techonomy 2012, and What to Expect This Year

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick shares highlights from our 2012 Tucson conference, which was more business-centric than previous gatherings. As a place "where the suits meet the geeks," the Techonomy conference looks at the big issues changing retail, banking, money, international trade, and leadership, as well as how the trends of cloud, mobile, social, and big data impact business.   More

Business Security & Privacy

As NSA Worries Cloud Dropbox, Tonido Offers its “Personal Cloud”

With the revelation that the National Security Agency’s PRISM program accesses user data at nine U.S. Internet companies, many presumed that Dropbox would be the tenth. The public cloud storage company denied that, but the mere idea should get one thinking about “personal clouds.” At least that’s what Madhan Kanagavel, founder of Austin-based CodeLathe and its Tonido storage service, is counting on. He says his “personal cloud” software and service product was inspired not by privacy concerns, but by the worry that he could lose content if his public cloud provider went out of business. The surveillance scandal, however, underscores his pitch: “Personal data is no longer safe, and hasn’t been for a long time.”   More

Global Tech Government Security & Privacy

NSA Surveillance a Setback for U.S. Cloud Services Overseas

Long before the National Security Agency's PRISM program was exposed, technology industry executives had warned Congress that the Patriot Act and other laws that "give U.S. government authorities unfettered access to data stored with U.S. companies" are hampering global sales for American cloud services providers.   More

Internet of Things

The Increasingly Wearable Cloud

While Google Glass is the biggest and boldest wearable cloud technology on the market today, it’s still in the early-adopter phase. But according to a recent Forbes blog by Joe McKendrick, more and more on-your-person cloud offerings—including fitness monitors, smart watches, and lifelogging cameras—are coming out, and pretty soon they’ll become ubiquitous.   More

Business

Predictions for the Cloud in 2013

What can we expect from cloud computing in 2013? Joe McKendrick at Forbes has aggregated a list of analysts’ predictions, including more hosted private clouds, a greater integration of cloud and mobile, and the personal cloud replacing the PC as the location where individuals keep and manage their personal content.   More

Business Jobs

How Web Tools Are Redefining Employment

How work evolves in the age of the Net is a crucial question for every country, not least the U.S. The easily assembled palette of services that is evolving from suppliers like Amazon, Facebook, Salesforce, and many others gives companies and employees a new ability to employ tech quickly for business advantage. Cloud, mobile, social, and analytics can be mixed and matched increasingly by anyone. Joe McKendrick of Forbes has a thoughtful take on some of the implications for employment.   More

Energy & Green Tech

Energy Data Management Heads to the Cloud

Managing “Big Data” is a big issue these days, especially within the energy industry, SmartPlanet reports. Companies are compiling huge amounts of data about energy supply and consumption, and cloud computing is enabling them to forecast future usage and even create alternative energy models.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

How “Cloud” Services Democratize DNA Sequencing

DNAnexus is providing genomic storage and analysis tools in the cloud. Techonomy Contributing Editor Adrienne Burke spoke with the company's leadership recently about what their innovative approach to managing this unique brand of big data means to scientific research, personalized medicine, and individuals who’ve had their DNA sequenced.   More

Business

Do You Get the Cloud, Or Do You Fake it?

Whether to conduct online banking or engage with social networks, 95 percent of Americans rely on the cloud. But few of us understand what the cloud is, and one in five of us admits to pretending we do, according to a new survey. Do people outside of the IT field need to comprehend the cloud? Yes, argues Forbes.com contributor Joe McKendrick, who has also written about the cloud's impact on jobs, how it could decrease the federal deficit, and why Steve Wozniak doesn't trust the cloud.   More

Techonomy Events

Vivek Ranadivé on a New Model for Data Access and Organization

In this video from the session "The Brain and the Data: How Accurately Can We Predict?" at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick talks to TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadivé about a new model for data access and organization that gives data context, and removes information into more accessible options like cloud storage.   More