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12/8/2017

Heptio is partnering with Microsoft to launch its Heptio Ark project, a disaster recovery program for open-source container management system Kubernetes. The two companies will focus on strengthening Ark's core capabilities and allowing users to move applications across on-premise environments.

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Microsoft, Kubernetes, Kubernetes
12/8/2017

Cities need a citizen-centric blueprint, an infrastructure framework and a digital backbone to be successful in the smart city space, according to Iteris Chief Marketing Officer Joe Boissy. Every city has the potential to be smart, but smaller cities have advantages, such as less red tape and the ability to launch projects much faster than larger cities, he says.

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Joe Boissy, Iteris
12/8/2017

Bitmoji, the free custom emoji app, sits at the top of Apple's list of most downloaded iOS apps in 2017. Among paid apps, the most popular was Facetune, in which users can edit their photos.

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Apple, iOS, Bitmoji
12/8/2017

The newest communications channels are taking on new importance for business-to-business marketers, Liz Matthews, senior vice president of global brand and creative at Dell, notes in an interview. In particular, mobile targeting has proved effective "when it's combined with another vehicle" or when it's used for "mobile geotargeting for industry events to capture relevant mindshare," Matthews says.

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Liz Matthews, Dell
12/8/2017

Robots making deliveries to consumers face tough constraints in San Francisco. Among other new regulations, companies are restricted to using three of the devices each, and the robots' areas of operation are strictly limited.

12/7/2017

IKEA and Sonos will team up to highlight ways that in-home speaker systems can fit in home furniture layouts. These collaborations will become part of the IKEA Home Smart lineup starting in 2019.

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IKEA, Sonos
12/7/2017

Roughly $70 million in bitcoin cryptocurrency was stolen during a security breach of NiceHash, prompting the mining service to decide to shut down for 24 hours. "[T]he incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are cooperating with them as a matter of urgency," NiceHash said in a statement.

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NiceHash, law enforcement, Bitcoin
12/7/2017

Members of the Oculus Story team, which was abruptly disbanded this year, have continued working on a film for release at the Sundance Film Festival. "Wolves in the Walls" will debut as part of the festival's New Frontiers program, which highlights virtual reality storytelling.

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TechCrunch
12/7/2017

Amazon and Apple have announced that Amazon Prime Video is being made available on Apple TV in more than 100 countries. Apple also announced that live sports are being made available on the platform beginning this week.

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Apple, Amazon
12/7/2017

Snap took the top two spots on the list of Apple's most popular apps of 2017 with the Bitmoji and Snapchat apps. Snap purchased Bitmoji when it bought parent company Bitstrips for $100 million in 2016.

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SNAP, Apple, Bitmoji, Bitstrips