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bigdataToday, on December 10 2014, Japan's Softbank declared to take a GE's Predix Licence to develop apps for shipping and manufacturing (Industrial Internet). The agreed revenue sharing agreement between the two has the potential to yield $200 million over the next five years. GE believes that the Industrial Internet could add $10 to $15 trillion to global GDP in efficiency gains over the next two decades. That’s the about the current size of the US economy.

fibreoptiqueAt the end of november 2014, the Burundian government enrolled it's plans for deploying a Metropolian Area Network, the hardware-step necessary to come to a Burundian comgov. Chinese netgear specialist Huawei was contracted to backup state owned telecompany Onatel. World Bank approved studies suggest a seven percent increase in nominal GDP when a country's communications gets connected to fibre.


Mobile-bankingEconet Wireless Global has acquired Telecel Globe Limited in a $65 million deal, as reported us Chronicle. In a statement, VimpelCom, the Russian-Norwegian parent company of Telecel Globe said Econet now owns 100% of U-COM/Leo in Burundi.  With this aquisition, Econet Wireless now serves clients in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Nigeria, Lesotho, Burundi and Central Africa Republic.


maasThe team behind Canonical comes with something new: the Orange Box. This computing cluster and network stack that fits in a box about the size of a old desktop computer, wants to bring the language of the cloud to physical servers.


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56432PRISM Break

Wondering how to bypass NSA-security? This is how Snowden did it.

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.


pic2 01Solar Powered Ubuntu Laptop

Engadget tested the Sol Black Mamba laptop for two weeks. While not a high-end computer, the SOL laptop turns out to be perfect for what it's build for and for whom it's build for: people on low budget with no grid connection.

Nobody would call Sol "sleek". It's big, bulky and measures more than two inches in depth at its thickest part -- a look that calls to mind Panasonic's Toughbook series.


768736736Big data: what about?

Big data requires exceptional technologies to efficiently process large quantities of data within tolerable elapsed times.

EnterpriseAppsToday walks us through a new report on big data.

Exclusive research shows that many organizations are interested in Big Data Analytics, though few have deployed it - yet.


564684522qsfBeing wiped from the internet?

A new ruling of the European Union offers a way. The BBC analyses the court ruling.

A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".  The European Union Court of Justice said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request.

Google said the ruling was "disappointing".


Antique cash registerLinux to the ATM.

The banking industry has had it with Microsoft's all benefits for the shareholder-strategy.

So they seem to go the Linux way when updating their cash distributors. ComputerWorld's Jaikumar Vijayan gives us the insides.

Some financial services companies are looking to migrate their ATM fleets from Windows to Linux in a bid to have better control over hardware and software upgrade cycles.