Beware the Analytics Bottleneck

Within the next three years there will be over 20 billion connected devices (e.g. oil pipelines, smart cities, connected homes and businesses, etc.) which can empower the digital enterprise — or intimidate them.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/beware-the-analytics-bottleneck/

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Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

For the longest time, pundits said that Google’s Chromebook initiative wouldn’t amount to much because Chrome OS couldn’t run complex applications like Photoshop. Those pundits will have to find another example now, because starting today, Photoshop will run on Chrome OS and on Chrome for Windows (if you are an Adobe education customer).

This new streaming version of Photoshop will be available first for Adobe education customers with paid Creative Cloud subscriptions. Clearly, the company is using this group as its beta testers for this project and it’s unclear when Adobe plans to launch this to a wider audience. The company is hosting its MAX conference next week, which would be the ideal staging ground for a wider launch, but that would be an awfully brief beta period. Adobe says the project will be available to its education customers for at least the next six months.

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The Maps That Show Amazon’s Plans to Rule the World

Fulfillment centers and “sortation centers” around the globe.

http://recode.net/2014/09/25/the-maps-that-show-amazons-plans-to-rule-the-world/

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The Nexus 6 Could Be A Giant-Sized Monster, But I Hope It Isn’t

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Google has a new Nexus 6 in the works, also potentially dubbed the “Nexus X,” and rumors abound about its potential specs. But 9to5Google has what might be the clearest look yet at this next iteration of Google’s Android reference smartphone, and the good news is that it’s basically a new Moto X. There’s bad news, too, however, depending on your opinion regarding phablets.

The new report says that rumors of a 5.92-inch screen are in fact true, meaning it’s the new Moto X, but scaled up. For me, that’s sad, because after playing with the new Moto X for a short time, the only thing I really felt it could use was the display size from the original.

This 5.92-inch diagonal monster display will have 2560×1440 resolution, which would make for a chart-busting 498 ppi pixel density. It’ll be powered by a 3,200 mAh battery pack, which should provide…

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Apple kicks off iPhone 6 sales in 20 more countries starting w/ New Zealand

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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NZ carrier Spark offers customers life-sized cardboard emoji characters to reserve their spot in line for iPhone 6

Apple’s second wave of iPhone 6 sales has just kicked off with customers in New Zealand getting access to the device through retail stores and online as we roll into the morning of September 26 in the country. We’re also approaching the launch in a total of 20 countries today as the device goes on sale the morning of September 26 local time in the following locations:

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New LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer wants team to ditch iPads

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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Steve Ballmer may have retired as Microsoft’s CEO back in February and resigned from the company’s board last month, but rest assured that the raging businessman is still loyal to the Redmond-based software giant. For those of you who aren’t sports fans, Ballmer recently purchased the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and one of his first acts as the team’s new owner is to have the organization cutdown its use of Apple products.

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