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NAB Show to highlight drones, online video and digital transformations



A drone pavilion, an online video conference and an increasing focus on digital transformations will be among the changes attendees see at the 2015 NAB Show. "We really felt it was important to create… Read More

Reviews: Twitter's Periscope is a worthy challenger to Meerkat


  • Adweek

The streaming application Meerkat, which was a hit at South by Southwest, faces strong competition from Twitter's Periscope, which was released Thursday, and various marketers and media types have giv… Read More

UTAC CEO predicts growth will continue for back-end IC services


  • DigiTimes

UTAC Holdings CEO John Nelson is sanguine about the prospects for the semiconductor packaging and testing business in this interview, given demand for chips to be used in the Internet of Things and ot… Read More

Some colleges invest resources in open-source programs



Higher-education institutions that favored open source, community-built software programs in part because they were free now are finding that in many cases, it makes sense to hire companies to take ov… Read More

How Google's mobile woes may make the FTC's non-action a moot issue


  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The rise of advertising-derived revenues in mobile applications, largely at the expense of Google's traditional Web-based search engine, has made the Federal Trade Commission's decision not to sue Goo… Read More