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Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
If you think that Google has got enough of your personal data, think again. In an interview with the New York Times, Larry Page has said that he wants access to your medical records, but don’t worry, it’s all for your own good. In describing how Google’s services freq...
If you’ve ever been using any form of Google voice recognition and gotten frustrated that the friendly female on the other side just can’t understand you, you may be happy to know that a quick command can now fix misheard words. Previously, you would have to start the query over comple...
In case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users: The useR! 2014 conference in Los Angeles opened with 16 tutorials. DataInformed published an article by David Smith on how various companies use R. Joe Rickert reviews the new book "Applied Pre...
Company maturity drives strategic use of social media, PR and government supportLondon, UK - Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 - The only independent global enterprise tech startup awards, the Tech Trailblazers, today announced the first wave of results from its research program, The Enterpri...
By Shannon Perry CTOVision has investigated the future of technology and has explored the future with technology many times. Advances in communications will greatly improve the way we communicate; advances in wearable devices will provide information to individuals and doctors that cou...
As we continue our LinkedIn Marketing series, we are going to learn and simplify the use of your company page. Before you can use the company page option in LinkedIn you need a personal profile, which you can learn more about in last week’s article “LinkedIn Marketing Serie...
Micromanaging has definitely been seen as blight on management, but there are times when micromanagement actually makes sense. To distinguish quote, unquote, “healthy micromanaging” from... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://t
Hospitals Are Mining Patients’ Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick – Businessweek Replace credit card with your Google data and imagine your online habits being pushed analysed to send you Google Now alerts and that you just might form a picture of healthcare a fe...
Often the shortest route between two places involves some grey, eight-lane expanse of Interstate that’s about as thrilling to drive as it was to pave. Resourceful road-trippers have learned to make use of the avoid highways feature, but that’s always a crapshoot. Sometimes ...
As of July 9, it’s been 23 years since Mario and the bellicose King Kong clone appeared in gaming arcades and then spread to our home consoles like kudzu. Since Donkey Kong (the first Mario... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twit
I write and speak often on the need to have a thoughtful Code Halo strategy in addition to your mobile and digital strategies.  Code Halos is the term for the information that surrounds people, organizations, and devices.  Many companies consider Code Halo strategies only for...
When you’re managing a busy team, you’re probably doing a lot of delegating – of big projects as well as small details. In an ideal world, you’d be able to rely on your team members to circle back to... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://
Prague, Czech Republic, July 08, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Devart Team released the second version of a new online service for cloud data integration - Skyvia. The service enables users to integrate data in cloud CRMs and relational databases. Skyvia provides rich data integration functionali...
UseR! 2014, the R user conference held last week in LA, was the most successful yet. Around 700 R users from around the world converged on the UCLA campus to share their experiences with the R language and to socialize with other data scientists, statisticians and others using R. The w...
Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches. Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to when they want to search and buy just about anything — from diapers to...
The way you make decisions determines your career trajectory, and if you want to rise high, you must aim for a leader-like style. I always thought of myself as a decisive person. But after reading... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twi
Science shows that most of our communication is unconscious, and the implications for leadership is profound. If leaders want to increase their influence and ensure that their teams are engaged and... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://tw
This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. How to make your web site better, how to improve your users experience when they come to your website and how to optimize the overall experience. Why? ...
When videos blur, buffer, or won’t play altogether, YouTube is now pinning the blame on your internet service provider. “Experiencing interruptions?” reads the message in a blue bar underneath choppy video, as seen in the above screenshot. Clicking “find out why” brings you to Google’s...
Sometimes, life sucks so hard. One minute you waltz along, lah di dah and everything is perfect. The next, a 10,000-pound weight lands on your chest, knocks you flat and changes everything. That must be how Eric Cantor feels right now. A rising star in Congress, the politician lost Jun...
Saturday 5 July, 2014 UK website Live Shop Local marked Independent Retailers Day (UK) today with an exciting new loyalty card scheme that is sure to get the nation's shoppers buzzing. The scheme, which works similarly to loyalty cards offered by chain shops across Britain, is...
As the United States gears up for another dazzling display of independence from sea to shining sea this Fourth of July, we thought it would be fun to share with you some of the best vantage points to... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://
Search is so engrained in our daily internet lives that we sometimes forget to stop and think about how it works. Often, when digging for a website on Google or finding a video on YouTube, search is straightforward: type a few keywords into the box, and sift through the results to find...
The office picnic, also known as the company summer outing, is a great time to bond with colleagues and socialize with the boss, but not understanding the etiquette around such an event can be a... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitt
Unless you work alone for your whole career, you’re likely to run into nosy coworkers who want more information about your private life than you’re comfortable sharing. If you read last month’s post... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://t
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
Bidstalk's global footprint gives significant boost to AppFlood's mobile ad inventoryAppFlood integration boosts Bidstalk's global reach, particularly across China and AsiaLondon & Beijing, 3 July 2014 - AppFlood (www.appflood.com), the China-based global mobile real time bidding (...
“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, respectively. As a reporter, you tend to ask a lot of stupid sounding questions, and it’s generally no big deal. But I was ab...
In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google announced on Tuesday that it had bought Songza, a three-year-old app that competes with Pandora and others in making customized playlists of recommended songs. The price was not announced. But a person briefed on ...
Dromology - the science (or logic) of speed.  This is the definition developed by Urbanist and Professor Dr. Paul Virilio's.  He believed that, "a thing that acts with speed quickly comes to dominate that which is slower."  I highlighted this statement in his paper when ...
Last Tuesday in Detroit, along with IC-Consult, Axway ran an API Workshop in Detroit. Many attendees from the major car companies were present. One of the
One of the attributes all employees need to have is being able to adapt to change. In this current economy, everyone is moving around from one company or group to the next. We’ve accepted that... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://t
Google recently showed off the future of Android at its I/O conference. The most exciting thing on display might have been a $20 piece of cardboard. Google’s Cardboard project is the company’s take on Virtual Reality – an area of tech that saw Facebook spend $2 billion to acquire VR de...
Houston, TX, July 02, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Presensoft Inc., provider of a leading IM, email and social media archiving solution for the financial services industry, now offers archiving and compliance for Salesforce Chatter™, an enterprise social network built on the Salesforce1 Pl...
I had this vexing issue where the Google Now notification would show the temperature in Fahrenheit on my desktop Chrome browser notifications. It seems that this is a known bug, and is not fixed properly. The workaround that did the trick for me (as highlighted in this comment) was to ...
Ouya, the maker of a $99 video game system running on a modified version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, is going to great lengths to get players to buy into its platform — even if it means giving away 800 games for the price of one. Starting Monday, Ouya will ...
Nine new automakers have committed to supporting Apple’s CarPlay in future models of their vehicles. Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and Ram are joining the existing 20 companies that have already announced their plans to integrate CarPlay, AppleR...
What do you do when you have an important new project that you’d like to delegate to a staff member, but your entire team is swamped? If you go ahead and dump it on them anyway, in the hopes that... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twit
Fully compliant with European Union (EU) data privacy and security laws, FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud is the only full-function, software-as-a-service (SaaS) Software License Optimisation Solution for a global marketplaceMaidenhead, UK - July 1, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading prov...