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Alabama researcher devises a way to harness unused IoT power

The Aura system could generate income from unused computer cycles

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SAP steps up its IoT push with new Hana, analytics releases

SAP Cloud for Planning gets a new mobile app

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KakaoTalk users will get streaming video in chat rooms

South Korean users will be able to comment on live sports matches with KakaoTV

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IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

IBM has contributed SystemML language to the Spark community and will offer Spark as a Bluemix service

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Smartphone beacons power crowdsourced weather forecasts

Japan's Weathernews is giving out atmospheric sensors to improve its crowdsourced weather app

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Alibaba prepares to launch Netflix-like service in China

The service would be offered through smart TVs and set-top boxes running Alibaba software

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FCC says PayPal 'robocall' policy could break rules

FCC has told PayPal that it needs to take written permission from customers for telemarketing robocalls and robotexts

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Virginia teen pleads guilty to giving Islamic State help on bitcoin

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, used Twitter to link to an article on how to use bitcoin, according to U.S. officials

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Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

Identity problems, slowing user growth and abuse, oh my!

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Spark update brings R support and machine learning chops

Spark users can run R jobs across data stored on multiple servers

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LinkedIn extends Sales Navigator with Dynamics CRM integration

An Android version of the Sales Navigator mobile app is also now available


Skype kills its modern Windows 8 app in the name of “efficiency”

Instead of trying to bring its touchscreen app up to par with the desktop version, Skype will just discontinue the app altogether.

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With Sidewalk Labs, Google wants to make cities more efficient

The New York startup will develop technology to reduce the cost of living and improve transport in cities.

Reddit bans five groups on its site for harassment

The website had warned in May that harassment would not be tolerated in posts.

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Why marketers are betting big on predictive analytics

Lattice Engines is one of many software providers capitalizing on this trend