POSTAL PARTNERSHIP: Technology Bubble? Ask Waffle House. In the latest bid to disrupt FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc., startup Roadie Inc. aims to entice college students and other travelers to earn some extra pocket money by delivering packages on the way to where they’re already going. Read more
INTERNET OF THINGS: Awareables: The Technology Of Superhumanism. If you don’t like something about yourself, change it. We all use tech for self-improvement, be it eyeglasses or iThings. Watches have been making us timely since the 1500s. Read more
SEARCH ANALYTICS: Elasticsearch Changes Its Name, Enjoys An Amazing Open Source Ride And Hopes To Avoid Mistakes. Elasticsearch sees some 700,000-800,000 downloads per months and has been downloaded 20 million times since the inception of the project. Read more
OFFLINE MAPS: Open Source Offline Map Tool For Android. To realize the full potential of location-based smartphone apps, they should be built to support offline mode and original map graphics. Creating a custom offline map is the best choice. We were faced with this challenge as well, and the solution we came up with was creating a separate library for this purpose. Read more
FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT IT
WASHINGTON: CIA Aided Program to Spy on U.S. Cellphones. The Central Intelligence Agency played a crucial role in helping the Justice Department develop technology that scans data from thousands of U.S. cellphones at a time, part of a secret high-tech alliance between the spy agency and domestic law enforcement. Read more
OUTSOURCING: How Private Sector IT Firms Can Work Smarter With State CIOs. As state chief information officers begin to outsource information technology services to make government more effective and efficient for constituents, private sector partners face a deepening need to understand a state’s technology problems and develop a greater relationship with state CIOs, according to a new report. Read more
CLOUD COMPUTING: Feds Are Still Skittish About Cloud Security. Security remains the primary barrier for organizations moving more services to the cloud, according to a new CDW survey of more than 1,200 IT professionals in government, industry, education and healthcare.
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