This is a lesson about greed, bad communications and stupidity. Somewhere deep inside the executive offices of computer giant Lenovo, somebody had an ingenious plan: Let's extract more money from our customers.
Samsung has been very naughty. And not the 50 shades of Grey kind.
Over the last weekend we discovered that Samsung has been playing "peeping Tom" in our homes. Through privacy disclosure, Samsung revealed that its TV sets might listen to our conversations and even share them with third parties (http://g3t.ca/Fii9y2). All the pundits and defenders of privacy are now racing to find the right adjectives to properly scold Samsung and demand higher levels transparency from the company.
Last week, we witnessed an amazing technology feat. After 10 years in space, (see the timeline here - http://g3t.ca/byvugE) Rosetta space probe released a lander module Philae. Philae landed on a comet 67P and sent us first close up pictures of the comet. Unfortunately, the scientists didn't include the Energizer bunny, nor its batteries and for now the lander has ran out of juice. To our dismay, it landed in shade. The probe sent some data back. We were hoping for more.
There were two news stories from IBM in regards to Watson last week. The first one was about a partnership between IBM and Twitter. The news release is full of great promises - Analytics Services on Cloud, which should deliver cognitive services in the palm of your hand; predictive analytics; visualization. Between Twitter and Watson, you'll be able to keep the pulse on the planet.
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October 8, 2014
Pacific Coast Information Systems Announces New Partnership to deliver IBM MaaS360
VANCOUVER, BC – Pacific Coast Information Systems Ltd. (PCIS) announced today that it has entered a partnership with MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM company, recognized as a leader in enterprise mobility management solutions.