Cyberculture agenda: “The business model of NSA apologists… “Google’s self-driving cars…


The proliferation of cloud computing is one of the most impactful trends in the world of enterprise IT today — and the technology is ever evolving.

The business model of NSA apologists

Those talking heads you see on TV defending the NSA and calling for Snowden’s ass in a sling? They make bank off NSA surveillance contracts. Read the rest

The viability of self-driving cars will likely be debated and scoffed at for a long time, but at least we know they’re not distracted by their cellphones. In an article on Backchannel, Google revealed details about how its cars work and some of the mishaps they’ve gotten into. After all, one of the guiding principles behind autonomous vehicles is being able to reduce car accidents, and driver mistakes cause 94% of them in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Google has over twenty cars on the road, which have driven a combined 1.7 million miles in…
Why Europe needs more tech leaders

The US is home to the world’s leading tech companies, with Silicon Valley serving as an unchallenged startup hub.

This past two weeks at the Newfronts, presenters on every stage in Manhattan have declared that the golden age of digital video has arrived. The numbers are clear: Viewership is up by more than 53 percent, and global ad-supported video platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are all experiencing massive growth.

Facebook Is Now in the Content Syndication Business

If you weren’t already aware, Facebook officially unveiled what it calls “Instant Articles” this past week. This feature gives publishers (currently just beta participants) the ability to fully syndicate entire articles on Facebook.

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