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Wearables and Big Data: A Match Made in Heaven

Big data is only getting bigger. This catch-all phrase for the continued growth and availability of information that was spurred from the escalation of PCs, smartphones, and tablets has only become more prevalent. Its next big step could very well lie in an emerging market: wearables.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mobile Gaming Growing into Largest Ad Platform

According to a panel of advertising experts at the Global Mobile Internet Conference, mobile gaming is trending toward becoming the largest advertising platform in the world. This particular industry is actually pulling a lot of advertising money out of other media.

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Josiah Renaudin
Smartwatches will Lap Fitness Trackers by 2018

People all over the world will be tracking their daily activity through their Fitbits, Jawbones, and other various bands wrapped around their wrists by 2018. Fitness trackers will triple in number by that year, but it’s smartwatches—led by Apple’s upcoming iWatch—that will really see the most use.

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Josiah Renaudin
The Ever-Increasing Competition in the Cloud

A decade ago the cloud was still a new technology that Amazon had made headway into, while others were attempting to understand how it all worked. Fast forward to today, and the cloud is well established by both large and small players, and it is all about execution, expansion, and sales.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Apple Pay Gets off to a Rough Start

Apple Pay made its debut October 20, and while plenty of iPhone users are having success paying for certain items with little effort and greater security, early glitches and issues have made this service difficult to recommend.

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Josiah Renaudin
Wearable and Mobile Technology—My Journey through Disney World

The new MagicBand technology at the Disney resort operates by radio frequency technology and allows you to connect your theme park ticket, hotel room key, credit card for buying food and merchandise, and your Disney ride preferences. They're an interesting take on wearables.

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Cristy Bird
The Race to Smartwatch Supremacy

In an attempt to compete with Google and Apple, Pebble, which Kickstarted one of the first smartwatches two years ago, is dropping its prices and adding new functionality. The company will have to continue to push, though, if it hopes to remain relevant in this now competitive industry.

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Josiah Renaudin
What Would an Open Source Swift Look Like?

Apple could see significant benefits if it made Swift an open source product. Innovation often stems from shared coding languages, and if Android is any indication, going that route can also open up new markets and business ventures. However, the drawback of fragmentation may discourage that option.

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