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Report: 'Great' apps monetize five times better than good ones

Developers make five times more money with a "great" app-- defined as one that doesn't crash, conserves power, saves time and provides quick access to features-- than a merely "good" app, according to Forrester Consulting. The company recently conducted a survey for IBM of 1,000 consumers in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and India, as well as a number of companies and mobile professionals.

Weather Channel's Shull: Cable channel won't be part of any digital sale to IBM

While IBM closes in on a reported $2 billion purchase of his company's associated digital properties, Weather Channel CEO Dave Shull released a statement today clarifying that the linear cable channel will remain under its existing ownership group.

Amazon unveils cloud platform for Internet of Things to take on IBM, Microsoft and others

Amazon Web Services launched a new platform for the Internet of Things to let customers build applications to connect devices via cloud, stepping into an arena with giants like Microsoft and IBM, which have staked a claim to be premier IoT cloud service providers.

Apple teams with Cisco to create 'fast lane' to optimize iOS business data traffic

Apple and Cisco Systems are collaborating to optimize Cisco's networking gear for iOS enterprise users, part of a larger push Apple is making to get its iPhones and iPads into more business customers' hands.

Cisco's Robbins names new CTO and chief digital officer

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has put more elements of his leadership team in place, naming Zorawar Biri Singh as senior VP and CTO of Platforms and Solutions and Kevin Bandy SVP and chief digital officer.

Synergy: Microsoft, HP dominate $114B data center infrastructure market

Service provider and enterprise spending on data center infrastructure over the past four quarters continued to rise, reaching $114 billion, accounting for 23 percent of the total, says a new Synergy Research report. Microsoft and VMware lead the software market, commanding nearly 90 percent of the software revenues.

The world's top 10 smartest cities- and what makes them so smart

By Phil Goldstein The trend toward "smart cities" has been ongoing for the past several years, but it is expected to accelerate in the years to come as wireless connectivity becomes...

Amazon Web Services outshines Microsoft, IBM in the cloud market, says Synergy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to outshine its four key competitors in the cloud infrastructure market, according to a new Synergy Group report.

IBM bets $3B on Internet of Things, devotes 2,000 consultants and researchers to the cause

Given IBM's history of dealing with huge swaths of data, it's not a big surprise that it is seizing the opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT), saying it's got the chops to lead the industry and help its partners build IoT solutions.

Synergy: Cisco retains lead in public cloud, while HP dominates private cloud market

Cisco and HP continue to be the vendors to beat in the cloud infrastructure market, accounting for 27 percent of worldwide revenues, says a new Synergy Research report.