Cliff Saran: The European Parliament, Council and Commission finalise negotiations to enact the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Negotiators have finalised talks on the proposed European Union (EU) data protection legislation, paving the way to a single EU digital market worth up to €415bn a year.

Cheong Wai Quan: You need enough willpower to create your own retirement plan

The Internet of Things (IOT) is a dream place for many. Now everyone can fly. Fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories are just a fingertip away. All these joys are funded by DIY (do it yourself) investments put together from a slew of funds online.

The lure of IOT is strong, but is it a good idea to DIY one’s retirement plan? Some argue yes – more funds to choose from and fees are lower.

India plans to build 100 'smart cities,' but residents just want water, power

Many question whether India PM Narendra Modi's fascination with smart cities in South Korea, China and Abu Dhabi can be duplicated in India.

AJMER: Ajmer's famous 13th-century Sufi shrine draws millions of pilgrims from around the world every year. The city recently launched a new website called "Amazing Ajmer." But life in this ancient city of 550,000 people in northern India is anything but amazing.

William Pentland: Where Is The Internet-Of-Things Being Invented? Not In Silicon Valley

The emerging consensus view of humanity’s imminent future is that just about everything will soon be interconnected with just about everything else.

In a recent report on Digital Life in 2025, the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project predicted that the internet would soon become a “global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing environment built through the continued proliferation of smart sensors, cameras, software, databases, and massive data centers in a world-spanning information fabric known as the Internet of Things.”

TECHNOSHAMANISM/TECHNOMAGIC ENCOUNTER - FICTION AND NOISEOCRACY

We're organizing a new technoshamanist encounter, this time in CASA NUVEM in Beco do Rato, Rio de Janeiro. The event will take place on Tuesday June 30th and Wednesday July 1st, 2015, 14:00 to 24:00 hours.

We will take advantage of the visit of our associate Carsten Agger who organized the technoshamanism encounter in Aarhus, Denmark in 2014, to create a new event here in Rio de Janeiro. The topic of this new encounter is FICTION AND NOISEOCRACY.

Roger Kay: Freescale Positions For The Internet Of Things

You know you’re in Austin when a live band is playing rock and roll at 8:30 in the morning before Steve Wozniak’s keynote speech.  Every square inch of free space and time in this town is filled with Austin’s own weird brand of country/western/rock music.  The crowd of 2,500 or so goes wild, clapping and cheering while trying not to spill coffee on its pants.  We, the tech community, are at Austin City Limits, and why not?  We’re in a town that mixes music and tech as easily as tequila and lime juice.

Alex Kelleher: 5 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Your World

1999 – 5 years before Facebook launches, and 7 years before Twitter tweets its way onto the web. British technologist Kevin Ashton forecasts a time in the future where everyday things are interconnected via the Internet, and calls this idea ‘the Internet of Things’ (IOT).

Sixteen years later, we’re in the future, and where are these things?

Alexander Howard 
: Digitizing The World Through The Internet of Things Could Be Worth $11 Trillion By 2025

Creating the "Internet of Things" by connecting everyday objects like factory machines, vehicles and buildings to the web could be worth between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion by 2025, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute.

Mohana Ravindranath: Senators urge GAO to study Internet of Things

A bipartisan group of senators that has been urging lawmakers to pay more attention to the Internet of Things is now pushing the Government Accountability Office to study the phenomenon.

Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., this week co-signed a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, requesting a GAO study on the Internet of Things -- a term for a network of mobile devices, sensors and other technology.

Internet of Things: You'll Never Guess What General Electric Has in Store

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) may be an industrial giant, but it's always had a gaping hole in its competitive advantage: it has left user-friendly innovation to others. But with the Internet of things upon us, General Electric is reinventing its products in ways few of us have ever thought of. Here's what you need to know.

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