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Boston Calling attendees were guinea pigs in IBM surveillance pilot
Via Dig Boston
A new three-part series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 forthcoming) from Dig Boston is looking at how IBM lured the city into trialling a new model of a "smarter city": One that watched and listened to its citizens, seeking out suspicious activity while tracking faces and clothing, tying together tweets and hundreds of cameras in a system the current administration ultimately found no "practical value" in. Read More
IBM acquires Y-Combinator alum and In-Q-Tel-backed Cloudant

This morning, IBM announced that it had acquired Boston-based NoSQL innovator Cloudant. Cloudant is best known for its database-as-a-service (DBaaS) products that allow users to harness the power of big data without getting bogged down in the process of navigating backend web infrastructures. The company is also heavily involved in the open source database community Apache CouchDB.

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