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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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09/12/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 8-12

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 8-12

09/12/2014

1.)  Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'   Post by Cisco .   2.) Connected Transportation with The Internet of Everything   Post by Cisco .   3.) ... Continue Reading

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09/09/2014

How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

By Mary Gorges
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How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

09/09/2014 By Mary Gorges

Just like there’s traffic control for cars, we need it for drones (or UASs) but starting at 1,200 feet above the ground. NASA is leading an effort called the UTM (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management System) to do just this. ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

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09/09/2014

Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

By Mary Gorges
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Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

09/09/2014 By Mary Gorges

While we hear a lot about drones carrying missiles for the military – or even packages some day for Amazon – the other real payload is often cameras and sensors. Drones from all over the world are being tested in Alaska's interior, and are ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything

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09/04/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 1-5

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 1-5

09/04/2014

1.) Six Ways Technology is Changing How We Travel Innovations such as mobility and the Internet of Everything are bringing real-time ease, flexibility, and fun to our journeys.   Post by Cisco .   ... Continue Reading

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09/03/2014

Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

By Sue Tabbitt
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Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

09/03/2014 By Sue Tabbitt

Over the last few years, consumerism has taken a hit as a new Sharing Economy has blossomed. Definitions of this vary. In its broadest form, it’s where members of the public harness the wide reach of the Internet to borrow, swap and recycle ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Collaboration, Sue Tabbitt

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08/29/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 25-29

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 25-29

08/29/2014

1.) Your Smartphone Takes Its Own Vacation   Post by Cisco .     2.) Next Generation Talent: Making Connections... and Coffee   Post by Cisco .     ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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08/21/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 18-22

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 18-22

08/21/2014

1.) What technology makes your travel experience easier? See the latest trends in finding, booking and taking trips.   Post by Cisco .   2.) Travel providers know where you’ll take your next vacation. ... Continue Reading

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08/19/2014

Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

By Amy Cortese
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Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

08/19/2014 By Amy Cortese

Silicon Valley may be #1 for mobile apps and big data, but across the bay, Oakland has become a mecca for the maker movement and big art. Building on the city’s rich legacy of shipbuilding and industrial infrastructure, as well as its ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Amy Cortese

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08/18/2014

How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

By Prasanto Kumar Roy
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How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

08/18/2014 By Prasanto Kumar Roy

When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to ITC Green Center, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon. That building, which she called “a monument to the future”, is the headquarters of the ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, India, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Connected Travel, Prasanto Kumar Roy

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08/18/2014

Travel by Numbers

By Sue Tabbitt
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Travel by Numbers

08/18/2014 By Sue Tabbitt

The travel industry is currently alight with technology activity – particularly in the area of mobile apps, and even more so where these intersect with consumers' shown preferences and social commentary. It reflects a shift in the way people ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, FOCUS, Connected Travel

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08/18/2014

Your Smartphone Takes Its Own Vacation

By Mary Gorges
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Your Smartphone Takes Its Own Vacation

08/18/2014 By Mary Gorges

Even in a state with parts of it so remote that a ‘no-screens vacation' is all part of the experience, it's getting harder and harder to unplug. Only 730,000 people live in Alaska, but up to two million visit every year, mostly in ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Connected Travel, Mary Gorges

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08/18/2014

Six Ways Technology is Changing How We Travel

By Jason Deign
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Six Ways Technology is Changing How We Travel

08/18/2014 By Jason Deign

1. Where to go Travel used to be about selecting a destination, hoping your luggage would get there with you, then worrying about tummy bugs for the rest of the stay. Now, though, with apps such as TripAdvisor , you can now get ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Innovation, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Jason Deign, Internet of Things, Connected Travel

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08/14/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 11-15

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 11-15

08/14/2014

1.) Bridging the STEM Summer Learning Gap   Post by Cisco .   2.) London Underground Turns to Internet of Things to Increase Efficiency   Post by Cisco .   3.) The ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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08/12/2014

Bridging the STEM Summer Learning Gap

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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Bridging the STEM Summer Learning Gap

08/12/2014 By Mary Ann Azevedo

For most students, summer is a time of carefree play, fun and lazy days. However, research shows that there is a price to be paid for taking an annual break from education.  This is particularly true of science, technology, engineering, and ... Continue Reading

Tags: Education, Mary Ann Azevedo

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08/11/2014

London Underground Turns to Internet of Things to Increase Efficiency

By Laurence Cruz
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London Underground Turns to Internet of Things to Increase Efficiency

08/11/2014 By Laurence Cruz

Anyone who has traveled the London Underground can appreciate the challenges of keeping such a beast running smoothly. The iconic transport system is massive, complex and old; it celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, making it the oldest ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Transportation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Laurence Cruz, Internet of Things

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08/07/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 4-8

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 4-8

08/07/2014

1.) How Technology is Shaping the Next Wave of Journalism   Post by Cisco .   2.) Key Takeaways from the Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report   Post by Cisco .   3.) How ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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08/06/2014

How Business Relies On Smart Systems

By Kerry Doyle
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How Business Relies On Smart Systems

08/06/2014 By Kerry Doyle

In our current hyper-connected economy, digital technologies are improving every aspect of business through the use of smart systems in the production and distribution for all manner of physical goods. The technologies that enable these new ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Kerry Doyle

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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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