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Amazon and Google are Racing to Get Your DNA into the Cloud

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by Angela Guess Sharon Begley of Reuters recently wrote, “Amazon.com Inc is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018. Academic institutions and healthcare…

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Our Brains Will be Internet Connected Within 15 Years

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by Angela Guess Anthony Cuthbertson recently wrote for the International Business Times, “Artificial intelligence pioneer Ray Kurzweil has predicted that within 15 years technology will exist that will allow human brains to be connected directly to the internet. Speaking at the Exponential Finance conference in New York on Wednesday (3 June), Kurzweil hypothesised that nanobots…

Diffbot Has Its Own Version of Google’s Knowledge Graph

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by Angela Guess Wired contributor Cade Metz recently wrote, “If you’re listening to a Skrillex song, you can say “What’s his real name?” and your phone will give you his real name. If you open an email asking if you want to see Tomorrowland, you can tap on it and get instant reviews, ratings, and…

Google Wants to Take the Cloud in New Directions

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by Angela Guess Computerworld contributor Sharon Gaudin recently wrote, “Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that’s OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data. ‘It’s not about catching up to [Amazon],’…

Best Buy, Bing, CNET, eBay, Google and Walmart Support New GS1 US Standard for Listing Product Information Online

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by Angela Guess According to an article released yesterday, “A new GS1 US standard offers a common approach for listing and classifying products across all e-commerce platforms. Developed in collaboration with 18 companies, including Best Buy, Bing, CNET, eBay, Google, and Walmart, the GS1 US Simple Product Listing™ helps ensure that products are accurately represented…

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Service for Storing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for PC World, Joab Jackson reports, “Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service. The offering, called Google Cloud Bigtable, ‘is based on technology that Google has been running internally for many years, so it…

How the Internet of Things Will Save You Money

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by Angela Guess Cade Metz recently wrote for Wired, “As the Internet of Things expands, with everything from thermostats to cameras to cars plugging into the net, so does the need for machines that can handle those connections. The data traveling to and from all those thermostats, cameras, and cars, you see, must flow through…

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Our Phones Will Be As Smart As Us By 2020

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Huffington Post, Vivek Wadhwa notes, “Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore’s law, which postulates that the processing capability…

The Internet of Things Developer War

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for ReadWrite, “Developers are the new kingmakers, and nowhere will this resonate more than in the growing Internet of Things market. In fact, the easiest way to pick winners in this emerging field is to look for Internet of Things companies with the biggest developer populations. The hitch,…