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Smart Positioning Technology Is Coming to an exhibition hall near you

Let’s assume you are visiting mobile world congress. It is ice cold outside and ho in the different halls, and your appointments are shattered all over the place. If you are as challenged to really read and understand maps as I am, you have this moment of truth, when you realize you have absolutely no idea which partner to meet where first, even if it is neatly documented by your secretary in your agenda. Where was booth J203 again? Hall 7 or 23? And which is the best way of… Read more Smart Positioning Technology Is Coming to an exhibition hall near you

Stack’s Smart Sensor-Packed Light Bulbs Run Autonomously, No App Interactions Required | TechCrunch

Using connected light bulbs as iBeacons offers a high-resolution way to surveil a space, argues Joseph. “It’s the same functionality as any other iBeacon except it’s a higher resolution… There are more bulbs in any space than any other electronic device because of how numerous they are.” “The two biggest applications we see is in the retail sector to measure foot traffic and motion throughout a store. As well as with the iBeacon part of it being able to have that interactivity with their customers. The big thing here is… Read more Stack’s Smart Sensor-Packed Light Bulbs Run Autonomously, No App Interactions Required | TechCrunch

Could lessons from retail transform the way healthcare works?

CVS has recently rebranded itself as CVS Health. It plans to open 600 new MinuteClinics over the next three years. Previously they just treated minor conditions. Now services are expanding to include preventative health (vaccinations, screenings and so on) as well as the management of chronic conditions. Can Healthcare indeed learn from retail? Most probably not in the way, Jacob West suggests, as the healthcare regulations and NHS requirements in the UK are certainly a different kettle of fish from what MinuteClinics and CVS are able to offer. Yet, there… Read more Could lessons from retail transform the way healthcare works?

Cisco targets SDNs at the speed of light

A Cisco-funded router startup has unveiled its first product, which the company says implements breakthrough silicon-to-photonics circuitry for scaling service provider networks and enabling them for software-defined networking (SDN). Compass-EOS this week announced the availability of the r10004, the first in a line of “core-grade” modular routers designed to increase network capacity and speed. The r10004 is powered by icPhotonics, a proprietary technology developed by Compass-EOS that is a chip-to-chip direct silicon-to-photonics implementation designed to provide terabit-per-second connectivity between line cards. BOth SDN and network function virtualization will definitely profit… Read more Cisco targets SDNs at the speed of light

Freihandelsabkommen contra Datenschutz?

Klarer als Thilo Weichert kann man es kaum ausdrücken, warum es in Europa bei TTIP harzt: “Datenaustausch hat in einer globalisierten Informationsgesellschaft eine zunehmende wirtschaftliche Bedeutung bekommen; diese Bedeutung wird weiter zunehmen. Daher spielt das Ziel des freien Datenflusses zwecks Abbaus von Handelshemmnissen bei internationalen Abkommen schon seit Jahren eine zentrale Rolle. Dabei wurde jedoch immer das weitere Ziel verfolgt, den freien Datenfluss von der Gewährleistung eines angemessenen Datenschutzniveaus abhängig zu machen. Auf diesem Gedanken basiert die Konvention des Europarates zum Schutz des Menschen bei der automatisierten Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten… Read more Freihandelsabkommen contra Datenschutz?