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David Needle

David Needle is a veteran technology reporter based in Silicon Valley. He covers mobile, big data, customer experience, and social media, among other topics. He was formerly news editor at Infoworld, editor of Computer Currents and TabTimes, and West Coast bureau chief for both InformationWeek and Internet.com.

Enterprise IoT vs. Consumer IoT

From wearable devices to computer sensors that monitor the manufacture of products and water accumulation for farmers, the era...

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality: the False Debate

Virtual Reality took center stage at a recent San Jose Convention Center trade show, where several thousand attendees checked...

Augmented Reality, Driverless Cars and Smarter Drones

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Mapping is one of our oldest activities and remains key to many recent innovations and...

Hybrid Cloud Strategies That Work

Enterprises are getting the message when it comes to cloud computing – get on board. While few may be...

Azure Pricing: Navigating Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

Microsoft may have been late to the cloud party, but steady investment and improvements to its Azure cloud have...

4 Big Data Tools Worth Checking Out

Call it a perfect storm. Cheap storage and a huge influx of structured and unstructured data have led to...

IBM Watson Vs. Amazon: Machine Learning Systems Presage the Future

IBM has traveled a long path to make artificial intelligence (AI) more accessible. Its Big Blue supercomputer famously beat...

Mining for Big Value in Big Data

Nate Silver knows a thing or two about the value of Big Data. He famously predicted who would win...

Cloud Computing’s Enterprise Challenges

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Is cloud computing misunderstood? In some ways it's hard to think there'd be much confusion...

HP to Ship All PCs With webOS Option

Desktop PCs stopped being the hub of much innovation over the past several years. Notable improvements include the addition...