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10/20/2014

The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter

10/20/2014 By Mary Ann Azevedo

Pill bottles that can tell a caregiver when a patient’s missed a dose. Diapers that can pinpoint urinary tract infections and monitor hydration. A baby monitor that allows parents to get information on their baby’s breathing, ... Continue Reading

Tags: Healthcare, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Mary Ann Azevedo, Internet of Things, Connected Health

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10/20/2014

New Human-Machine Interfaces: Beyond Verbal Communication

By Kerry Doyle
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New Human-Machine Interfaces: Beyond Verbal Communication

10/20/2014 By Kerry Doyle

These multimodal interfaces are changing how humans and machines work together and offering unforeseen possibilities for wearable technology, voice-activated or gesture-based computing and emotions analytics. Parallel advancements in robotics, ... Continue Reading

Tags: Healthcare, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Kerry Doyle, Internet of Things, Connected Health

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10/16/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Oct. 13-17

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Oct. 13-17

10/16/2014

1.) The Internet of Things: Capturing the Accelerated Opportunity   Post by Cisco .   2.) Chicago’s Data-Driven Decision Making     3.) Chicago: A Tech Hub Driving Change ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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10/13/2014

American Healthcare: The Startups are Coming

By Kristi Essick
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American Healthcare: The Startups are Coming

10/13/2014 By Kristi Essick

A new crop of healthcare startups are leveraging low-cost, ubiquitous technologies such as Internet of Everything (IoE), big data, wearables, cloud computing, and mobile apps in an attempt to disrupt the multitrillion-dollar US healthcare sector ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Healthcare, Internet of Everything, Kristi Essick, Internet of Things

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10/09/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Oct. 6-10

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Oct. 6-10

10/09/2014

1.) Who is Building the Internet of Everything?   Post by Cisco .       2.) The Maker Movement Creates Smarter Cities   Post by Cisco .   ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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10/07/2014

Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities

10/07/2014 By Melissa Jun Rowley

There has never been a more opportune or crucial time to build great, smart, and connected cities than today. According to the United Nations Population Fund, by the year 2030 almost 5 billion people, 60 percent of the world’s population, ... Continue Reading

Tags: Smart Connected Communities, Melissa Jun Rowley

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10/06/2014

Who's Building the Internet of Everything?

By Jason Deign
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Who's Building the Internet of Everything?

10/06/2014 By Jason Deign

Talk about the Internet of Everything and the mind soon starts to boggle. Gartner says 26 billion non-PC, tablet, and smartphone devices could be connected by 2020. IDATE forecasts 80 billion. Already, around 25,000 new things are ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

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10/02/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

10/02/2014

1.) The City of Chicago Leverages Connected Technology 2.) Intercloud, The Next Internet Starts Here   Post by Cisco .   3.) Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman   ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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09/30/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

09/30/2014 By Scott Gurvey

If he had known that most of the email he would receive every day would be unsolicited bulk email, he might have done things differently. Network Trailblazer Eric Allman was the author of delivermail , and its successor sendmail . Delivermail ... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Internet of Everything, Eric Rabkin, Internet of Things

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09/25/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 22-26

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 22-26

09/25/2014

1.) Focus: Smart+Connected Communities - The Internet of Everything in action, monitoring natural disasters, and helping keep cities safe with connected technology.   Post by Cisco .   2.) Adding Security to ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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09/25/2014

Welcome to the Intercloud

By Jason Deign
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Welcome to the Intercloud

09/25/2014 By Jason Deign

An emerging concept called the Intercloud could help the IT industry from falling into a trap it got out of a decade ago. The Intercloud may prevent cloud-computing infrastructures from forming massive walled-garden silos by making it much ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud, Jason Deign, Fast IT

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09/24/2014

Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

By Jason Deign
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Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

09/24/2014 By Jason Deign

Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together ... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign, Internet of Things

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09/22/2014

Intercloud_Partner_Fact Sheet FINAL

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Intercloud_Partner_Fact Sheet FINAL

09/22/2014

Intercloud_Partner_Fact Sheet FINAL ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

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09/22/2014

Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

By Joanne Taaffe
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Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

09/22/2014 By Joanne Taaffe

The "Mona Lisa" is estimated to attract 15,000 visitors on average per day. Such high traffic rates offer art-lovers little hope of solitary contemplation of the Louvre's most famous painting. The story is similar across ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Joanne Taaffe, Internet of Things

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09/22/2014

Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

By Anne Field
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Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

09/22/2014 By Anne Field

Last August, 10 seconds before residents of South Napa, Cal., were awakened by an earthquake measuring 6.0; scientists at the UC-Berkeley Seismological Laboratory were warned of the impending quake. The conveyor of that information? ShakeAlert, an ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Public Safety, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

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09/22/2014

Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

By Amy Cortese
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Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

09/22/2014 By Amy Cortese

On a recent evening in San Francisco’s South of Market district, seven teams of entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups to an audience of potential investors and partners. But this wasn’t your typical Demo Day. All ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Smart Connected Communities, Amy Cortese, Smart Connected Focus

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09/22/2014

Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

By Mary Gorges
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Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

09/22/2014 By Mary Gorges

The Devil's Slide area just south of San Francisco has seen its share of drama – quite literally. This incredibly scenic stretch of Highway 1 was featured in the 1960 movie thriller "Portrait in Black" about a couple who ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Mary Gorges

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09/18/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 15-19

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 15-19

09/18/2014

1.) Cisco Takes New Step Toward Creating World's Largest Intercloud   Post by Cisco .     2.) Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Memoir Systems   Post by Cisco . ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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09/17/2014

Retrofitting Smart Cities

By Jason Deign
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Retrofitting Smart Cities

09/17/2014 By Jason Deign

Smart cities are on the rise. According to a recent study , the number of smart cities across the world is set to quadruple between 2013 and 2025. Many of these should be new city developments. India, for example, is planning to spend US$1.13 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Jason Deign, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

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09/15/2014

The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

09/15/2014 By Melissa Jun Rowley

During times of crisis, such as violent conflicts and natural disasters, cities, buildings, and homes aren’t the only things that get torn apart. It’s more common than not for family members to go missing in action during such ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Collaboration, Melissa Jun Rowley

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Contributing Writers Contributing Writers
Contributing Writers

Mary Ann Azevedo
Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Austin, Texas.

Amy Cortese
Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist and the author of Locavesting (Wiley, 2011)

Laurence Cruz
Laurence Cruz is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.

Jason Deign
Jason Deign is a Barcelona-based business writer, journalist and author.

Kerry Doyle
Kerry Doyle has covered business and technology issues for over a decade and was senior editor at ZDNet.com.

Kristi Essick
Kristi Essick has covered technology for the Wall Street Journal and The Industry Standard.

Anne Field
Anne Field has covered entrepreneurship and small business for the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Mary Gorges
Mary Gorges is a seasoned journalist who has written for both print and television including the Denver Magazine.

Scott Gurvey
Scott Gurvey was the New York bureau chief of the Nightly Business Report on PBS.

Melissa Jun Rowley
Melissa Jun Rowley is an award-winning journalist, on-air host, and content strategist with a passion for all things tied to social innovation.

Prasanto Kumar Roy
Prasanto K Roy is a New Delhi-based veteran journalist and speaker on technology, social media and greentech.

Kevin Maney
Kevin Maney is a veteran journalist and reporter who wrote for USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company and ABC News.

Joanne Taaffe
Joanne has contributed to science and economics titles including France's Science & Vie, and Science & Vie Junior.

Sue Tabbitt
Sue Tabbitt is a technology journalist who covers IT and telecommunications.

Steve Wildstrom
Steve Wildstrom is a veteran technology journalist who wrote the Technology & You column at BusinessWeek.

Staff Contributors

Kirsten Chiala
Kirsten Chiala is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and a former executive producer for NBC Bay Area.

Karen Crocker Snell
Karen Crocker Snell is an award winning content producer and The Network's Digital Content Lead.

John Earnhardt
John Earnhardt is Director of Social Media Communications at Cisco.

Joie Healy
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications, is an award winning broadcast journalist who worked at NBC for 15 years prior to Cisco.

Past Contributors

Elizabeth Corcoran
Elizabeth Corcoran covers education and technology. She was the Silicon Valley bureau chief at Forbes.

Lee Gomes
Lee Gomes has spent nearly two decades writing about technology, much of the time for the Wall Street Journal.

Julie Pitta
Julie Pitta was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine covering the high-tech and biotech industries.

Eric Rabkin
Eric S. Rabkin is Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Associate Provost for Online Education at Stony Brook University.

David Rogers
David Rogers teaches brands, marketing and digital strategy at Columbia Business School.

Wendy Tanaka
Wendy Tanaka is a former editor at The Network and technology editor at Forbes.

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