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International Business Times: "As China Awaits The iPhone 6, Samsung Could Gain A Regional Advantage"

09/25/2014

International Business Times: "As China Awaits The iPhone 6, Samsung Could Gain A Regional Advantage"

. . . Darren Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University, says Apple's new security features -- iMessage, Apple’s native iOS messaging system, is completely encrypted; and TouchID, a hardware-software system in the phone, grants a user access only if his or her thumbprint matches the one that it stores for comparison -- raise new concerns.

Such secure devices "might present an invitation to people to use them for nefarious purposes," Hayes said. Should law enforcement want to gain access to someone’s locked-down phone, it needs help both from Apple and a judge, but Tim Cook said last week in an interview with Charlie Rose that Apple’s security makes it impossible for the company to help law enforcement entities. The takeaway quote from Cook: “If the government laid a subpoena to get iMessages, we can’t provide it. It’s encrypted and we don’t have a key. And so […], the door is closed.”

Hayes posited that businesses such as Apple generally “would rather not spend their time and resources working on investigations, as it’s not a good business model.” If Chinese authorities are in fact delaying the iPhone 6 launch to debate the merits of such a super-secure consumer device, Apple’s security measures, which benefit both its customers and its business resources, may be the very things preventing its latest phone from launching in one of its most important countries.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/china-awaits-iphone-6-samsung-could-gain-regional-advantage-1694208

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New York Times: "New Rules Make Inversions Less Lucrative, Experts Say"

09/25/2014

New York Times: "New Rules Make Inversions Less Lucrative, Experts Say"

. . . “One of the benefits of inversions is the ability to access these foreign earnings,” said Philip G. Cohen, a former general tax counsel for Unilever United States and a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. “If you thwart that, it will dissuade some companies from inverting.”

Read more: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/new-rules-make-inversions-less-lucrative-experts-say/ 

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NPR's All Things Considered: "Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL"

09/25/2014

NPR's All Things Considered: "Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL"

. . . it's likely there's a lot more than that going on behind the scenes, says Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University in New York.

"There are phone calls being made," Chiagouris says, "meetings being held, in which people are saying, flat-out, in much more direct and colorful language, 'Get your act together. We don't want our brand associated with a problem.' "

Chiagouris, who spent 25 years in the marketing business, says these are calls the NFL needs to listen to.

"Basically, the NFL survives mostly — thrives — on the sponsorships and advertising, much more than, say, ticket sales or other such things," he says. "Without sponsors, there's no NFL."

Listen to the story: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/23/350885700/nfls-domestic-abuse-scandal-upsets-big-sponsors

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Recorded Future blog: "How Pace University is Building the Next Generation of Cyber Security Analysts"

09/25/2014

Recorded Future blog: "How Pace University is Building the Next Generation of Cyber Security Analysts"

Cyber threat intelligence is a young area of security. Relatively few universities offer formalized instruction to prepare analysts for this specific problem set, and these curriculums are rapidly evolving. Yet, the demand for analysts with these skills is growing and organizations are facing serious hiring and retention challenges. Therefore, it’s critical for those starting in or transitioning into this career to know how and where to get the right foundation and skill sets. Professor Darren Hayes’ post below very nicely summarizes the key skills a good analyst must have or develop.

Read more: https://www.recordedfuture.com/pace-cyber-security-analyst/

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E-Commerce Times: "Will the Beats Go On?"

09/25/2014

E-Commerce Times: "Will the Beats Go On?"

. . . "It would seem extraordinarily strange that Apple would abandon the Beats Music brand after paying so much money for the Beats brand," said Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

"What would make sense for Apple is to diversify its music offerings by creating new channels and not simply rely on iTunes," he told the E-Commerce Times.

"Currently, Spotify, Pandora, Google Music and Amazon Prime appear to be leading the charge with the way that consumers download and listen to music, and Apple has a different model of delivery," Hayes pointed out.

Consumers have access to iTunes Radio, but there is very little buzz about that service, he noted.

If Beats Music is abandoned, then there will be many disgruntled fans, Hayes predicted. "People become very attached to the look and feel of mobile apps, and it's not all about the choice of music."

- See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Will-the-Beats-Go-On-81086.html#sthash.LTtVWInS.dpuf

 

"It would seem extraordinarily strange that Apple would abandon the Beats Music brand after paying so much money for the Beats brand," said Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

"What would make sense for Apple is to diversify its music offerings by creating new channels and not simply rely on iTunes," he told the E-Commerce Times.

"Currently, Spotify, Pandora, Google Music and Amazon Prime appear to be leading the charge with the way that consumers download and listen to music, and Apple has a different model of delivery," Hayes pointed out.

Consumers have access to iTunes Radio, but there is very little buzz about that service, he noted.

If Beats Music is abandoned, then there will be many disgruntled fans, Hayes predicted. "People become very attached to the look and feel of mobile apps, and it's not all about the choice of music."

- See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Will-the-Beats-Go-On-81086.html#stha...

 

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MarketWatch: "Opinion: How tax-inversion rules may stall mergers"

09/23/2014

MarketWatch: "Opinion: How tax-inversion rules may stall mergers"

. . . Philip Cohen, a professor of tax policy at Pace University and former tax counsel for Unilever PLC’s U.S. division, said the Treasury Department is limited in its ability to truly curb inversions.

“The best way of addressing the problem of inversions is for Congress to pass anti-inversion legislation,” Cohen wrote in an analysis Tuesday. “Unfortunately, that does not appear likely to occur in the short term.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-tax-inversion-rules-may-stall-mergers-2014-09-23

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U.S. News: "Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape"

09/19/2014

U.S. News: "Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape"

Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University, and her colleagues frequently describe the interrupted educational paths of their adult student population like this: “Life gets in the way.” By enrolling in online courses, however, students are able to reintegrate higher education into their lives without their studies getting in the way of their work or family commitments.

“We are dealing with an adult audience; many have started and stopped,” she says.

Students who graduate from iPace, the online version of the undergraduate program at Pace University in New York, receive the same diploma as the traditional students. “Part of the myth is that online is easier,” Shakespeare says. In actuality, students need to be self-disciplined and dedicate the same amount of time and effort as if they were participating in person, even if the majority of iPace students are part time, she notes.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/college-of-tomorrow/articles/2014/09/22/online-options-expanding-in-higher-education-landscape

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Chicago Tribune: "How carbon cuts are measured determines winners, losers"

09/19/2014

Chicago Tribune: "How carbon cuts are measured determines winners, losers"

. . . Karl R. Rabago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School, said it might not be worth the effort to create a measurement system that forces regulators to determine exactly which power plant is turned on or off at every second of the day because of carbon-cutting policies.

"It may be entirely possible for me to control my toaster with my iPhone and determine how that changes my carbon emissions, but I don't want to do that," Rabago said.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-calculating-greenhouse-gases-0...

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WCBS-TV: "Mystery Surrounds Tappan Zee Bridge Funding, Potential Toll Hike"

09/19/2014

WCBS-TV: "Mystery Surrounds Tappan Zee Bridge Funding, Potential Toll Hike"

IRVINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The builders of the new Tappan Zee Bridge said Thursday that they are on schedule, and untroubled by a $500 million federal loan that just fell through this week.

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the loan is just one of many funding sources. But as CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, critics are worried about how much the project is going to cost drivers.

Even as they raced to replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge, lawmakers in Albany would not say how much it will cost drivers at the toll booth. But critics claimed Cuomo’s tactic of funneling low-cost federal loans to get construction rolling rather than borrowing on the open bond market is a way of keeping secrets.

“It puts off the day of reckoning when we finally find out what the financing on this bridge is going to be,” said Pace Law School Professor Karl Coplan.

See the video: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/09/18/mystery-surrounds-tappan-zee-bridge-funding-potential-toll-hike/

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CNBC: "NFL sponsor wrath: Can they change the league?"

09/18/2014

CNBC: "NFL sponsor wrath: Can they change the league?"

. . . "Even as prestigious as the NFL brand is, there are other ways for companies to spend their money," said Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University.

Chiagouris added that the discontent expressed by sponsors might not hit the NFL's revenue right away but further down the line when contract renewals and extensions come up.

He said the companies would likely want to verify that the NFL is making changes to address player conduct—and if nothing is changed, the deals might go away or be cut back substantially.

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102009315

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