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Security could be the difference between an IoT dream and nightmare

The Internet of Things promises to transform the way things are done in the enterprise – vastly increased efficiency at substantially reduced costs. Yet, if enterprises don't get out in front of the security risks that thousands if not millions of connected devices will pose, they will soon find their IoT dream has turned into an IoT nightmare.

Spotlight: Photos of rumored Android-based BlackBerry phone released

Photos of the rumored BlackBerry Venice phone running Android operating system have been published by the website Tinhte.vn and covered by TechCrunch.

FAA grants exemption to Measure to fly more than 300 types of commercial drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted an exemption to Measure to fly 324 types of drones for commercial applications.

Workers believe mobile connectivity has made life less stressful, Sprint survey finds

Despite recent complaints about the impact of mobile technology on work/life balance, a new survey commissioned by Sprint found that 44 percent of respondents said that believe that being constantly connected to their work via their mobile device has made life less stressful, not more.

LinkedIn pushes chat features for iOS, Android, desktop to keep the conversation going

LinkedIn today announced a new messaging service available today on iOS, Android and the desktop browser version of the website.

First IBM, now Cisco: Apple takes aim at the enterprise

Tech giants Apple and Cisco are teaming up to better integrate iOS products with Cisco networks, the companies said.

Firms balk at mobilizing core business processes

Only 17 percent of companies surveyed by VMware have pulled the trigger and mobilized at least one of their core business processes, according to VMware's Business Mobility Report released on Tuesday.

Apple may be looking to enter augmented-reality market

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster made note of multiple acquisions made my Apple that hints at Apple's looking into augmented-reality technology. 

Spotlight: Android Wear smartwatches will now work with iPhones

Google announced Monday that its Android Wear smartwatches will now be able to work with iPhones.

Lenovo consolidates smartphone operations at Motorola unit

Chinese computer maker Lenovo, which shelled out $2.9 billion to buy Motorola Mobility from Google last year, is moving all of its smartphone business to its Motorola subsidiary, reported eWEEK.

Mobile apps are key to the future of BlackBerry handsets, says CEO

Without a large ecosystem of apps for BlackBerry, consumers are not going to buy BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted as much in a talk Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.

Telefonica, TeleSign partner on mobile identity services for enterprises

Spanish telecom provider Telefonica and mobile identity firm TeleSign are partnering to offer enterprises and service providers a suite of services to address mobile authentication and fraud prevention.

Infographic: It's not OK to answer a mobile phone during a meeting

While a mobile phone can be an important business tool, it's not okay to answer one during a business meeting, according to a survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults by the Pew Research Center.

DoD, local governments and private sector team on $171M hybrid electronics innovation hub

The U.S. Department of Defense is teaming with the City of San Jose, high-tech companies, universiities, nonprofit organizations and some states in building a $171 million Silicon-Valley-based hybrid electronic manufacturing innovation hub, the private industry-academia FlexTech Alliance announced on Friday.

Spotlight: Workflow adds widget to trigger automated iOS tasks

Workflow, an app that automates tasks on iOS devices, has added a shortcut to frequent actions in the iOS notification center, reported Tech Crunch.

Struggling Autodesk looks to enterprise IoT for salvation

In an effort to diversify its customer base in face of large losses, Autodesk has decided to go after the Internet of Things market in a big way, acquiring SeeControl, a developer of an enterprise IoT cloud service platform.

Intel makes $60M investment in Chinese drone maker Yuneec

In effort to stay ahead of the drone tech curve, Intel announced this week an investment of more than $60 million in Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec.

Could Facebook's M fill the gap left by dwindling real-life assistants?

Facebook has revealed mobile digital assistant M. One key differentiator between this tech and its predecessors is how M carries out its processes. While competitors solely on software, Facebook will employ a set of "M trainers" in conjunction with its artificial intelligence software to fulfill every request.

Fire phone goes down in flames, says report

Amazon threw its smartphones in the fire Wednesday, according to a report on The Wall Street Journal. Maybe not quite into the fire, but definitely on the back burner.

Mobility is not just about smartphones and tablets anymore

Mobility has moved beyond smartphones and tablets and is now embedded in most business processes, judged Dan Bieler, a business technology futures analyst at Forrester Research.