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    1. Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin

      Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin

      In a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital currencies and is pondering its own solution, CitiCoin. According to the International Business Times, Citigroup has built its own digital currency based on bitcoin and the blockchain. This, in itself, isn’t very difficult – anyone can create a cryptocurrency in a few seconds with a bit of programming knowledge. But the fact that Citibank, at least in its R&D arm, is looking into the technology is promising.

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    2. Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into Leadership Roles

      Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into Leadership Roles

      Say goodbye to the calcified, creaky business systems and processes that we’ve come to know and love. They’re being swept away by clouds and mobile systems at an alarming rate. But that’s a positive thing, of course. With this transformation, however, comes a need for deeper knowledge and understanding of the new systems and processes that are driving new businesses, how they interact, and what they are capable of delivering.

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    3. MasterCard to trial using selfies as authentication

      MasterCard to trial using selfies as authentication

      MasterCard users may soon be able to pay for online purchases with their face or finger, with the payments giant to begin experimenting with facial-scan technology as well as fingerprint identification in an attempt to eliminate digital fraud. According to a report by CNNMoney, MasterCard will launch a pilot program with 500 participants over the next few months to develop the infrastructure to approve purchases without the need to enter a password.

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    4. Is the Internet of Things over-hyped? ; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too

      Is the Internet of Things over-hyped? ; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too

      Is the Internet of Things greatly over-hyped? Technology experts speaking at a recent panel suggest 'yes', and stated the trend should really be called the Internet with things. As noted by CIO, panelists said there are still a number of issues that stand in the way of many devices and items joining the inter-connected world. Chief among them are issues related to security, standards, trust and privacy.

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    5. Open source technologies become kingmakers in enterprise

      Open source technologies become kingmakers in enterprise

      Open source has become the new fast track to enterprise credibility both for incumbents and any vendor playing in the space. And that reality is going to reorder the vendor pecking order. This past week highlighted the momentum in enterprise open source technologies. Red Hat at its user conference outlined a series of announcements ranging from its container-based OpenShift platform to a mobile software deal with Samsung to security and analytics offerings.

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    6. IBM, Box tie up in global cloud push

      IBM, Box tie up in global cloud push

      IBM and Box have announced a global partnership designed to advance cloud solutions worldwide. The collaboration between Big Blue and the cloud storage service provider was unveiled on Tuesday. Both companies will contribute existing products and technologies in order to design "new, innovative solutions" targeted across a range of industries and professions including the enterprise, medical industry, mobility, cybersecurity and consumer services.

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    7. Lack of trust in tech is damaging smarthome industry

      Lack of trust in tech is damaging smarthome industry

      A drop in consumer trust in technology has led to smarthome technologies for energy efficiency being underused, research by Edelman has revealed. According to the firm, the drop in trust has come about as a result of events such as the revelations of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and the UK government's planned surveillance legislation – dubbed the snoopers' charter – which have made consumers question whether the data collected by smart technology will be used for good.

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    8. Whatever happened to green IT?

      Whatever happened to green IT?

      Five-or-so years ago, sustainability was a common theme for CIOs and tech suppliers, but it's now something that is rarely heard about. So is it simply that the fashion has changed and the emphasis has moved onto new hot topics, or has the agenda of tech chiefs and tech vendors shifted so that green IT is no longer a relevant issue? Sustainability has become part of best business practice Ashurst LLP CIO Bruna Pellicci says that technology is now inherently greener. Awareness has grown, too.

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    9. Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

      Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

      The concept of deep learning or deep structured learning has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent months because of the commitment and advancements of some of the world’s largest and most prolific search companies. With organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Baidu (a Chinese search engine) buying into this technology, we are starting to see a huge acceleration of the applications and uses for this relatively new artificial intelligence (AI).

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