We are entering unchartered territory when it comes to surveillance because of information broadcast from our smartphones even when they're off. Right now, it's the NSA collecting this data, but as computing power gets ever cheaper, it could be your local police or even the store you just entered.
Video: Remember when people called Internet Explorer "the Internet"?
Nostalgia is powerful -- especially for Microsoft, whose power in the technology industry grew to its zenith in the 1990s.
Now, the Internet Explorer team wants children of the '90s who remember growing up with IE to give it another shot. Yesterday, the team released this video which features tech memes of yesteryear like Tamagotchi and Oregon Trail. It's a fun trip back -- even if you (like me) are a little too old to call yourself a "child" of the 90s.
It turns out that most IT departments no longer want to buy, install, and run software on their own servers, and the ancillary benefits of the cloud -- like easier mobile access for workforces that combine full-time employees and contractors -- seal the deal.
Adding to a string of announcements aimed at making its service more appealing to businesses, Dropbox this morning said that Dell will start selling the service to its customers.
The battle over which platform delivers the best location and context services to mobile users is already underway with Google in the lead, but Apple's purchase of mapping startups and social analytics firm Topsy, combined with its Bluetooth-based iBeacons could give Apple a strong chance.
Box is experiencing some good times these days with new features, new funding and a high profile CEO, but Box has to be careful as it grows to say true to its root and not fall into the trap becoming just another enterprise software company.