John Petrucelli

  • Embedded versus tethered apps: Who wins the battle? Your phone knows a lot about you – and is getting smarter every day. Why not share some of that data with your vehicle (especially if you drive for work)? The notion of connectivity, however, introduces a whole new set of privacy issues. The million-dollar question remains:…

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  • A few weeks back I had the pleasure of attending Google I/O: a developer festival in Mountain View, CA that “brings together developers from around the globe annually for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts and a first look at Google’s latest developer products.” The conference gave me a first-hand glimpse into how Google is…

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  • The 50th Consumer Electronics Show is officially a wrap and once again the “C” in CES could have easily meant “car.” The conference proved that the automotive industry is merging with the high-tech sector to create a hybrid approach to personal mobility. The autonomous vehicle will be here before we know it, bringing with it…

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  • The landline telephone was the first speed-of-light communications technology that anybody could use. The telegraph was invented earlier, but it wasn’t practical to put in every home and office—plus, you needed to learn Morse Code to talk to anybody.

    Once you could talk to anyone, anywhere, in any language you pleased, everything about business changed. Entire industries sprang up around the phone—not just to take care of the wiring, but to help facilitate the connections and opportunities that all that unfettered communication brought with it.

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  • The Consumer Electronics Show is not a place for agoraphobics or the faint-of-heart. With over 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space and 170,000 attendees attempting to navigate the many venues, the event can easily overwhelm. There were scores of drones, super-thin TVs and mind-blowing Virtual Reality, but this year, car tech stole the show….

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  • It’s 2015, and cell phones are now ingrained into every nook and cranny of our lives—and that includes our workspaces. Once considered office distractions, cell phones are now an office mainstay. And since technology has evolved immensely over the past decade, even the simplest smartphones are now powerful office tools. In the past, companies sometimes…

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