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Lenovo's Motorola Buy: Government IT Impact
News  |  1/31/2014
Lenovo won't overcome its obstacles with US federal IT market due to this acquisition -- but deal will likely strengthen Samsung's position.
Dell's Android Dongle Dare
News  |  1/30/2014
$129 Cloud Connect, a wireless network card, turns any modern display into a computer; use with Android apps, virtualized PC desktops, and Dell cloud services.
Facebook Paper: 3 Facts
News  |  1/30/2014
Facebook will launch a standalone news reader app on Feb. 3. Here's what you need to know.
Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion
News  |  1/30/2014
Google loses billions of dollars on the deal, but says it will help to improve Android and let Motorola become a major player in the wireless phone market.
Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes
Commentary  |  1/30/2014
Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
AT&T Fights To Keep Customers
News  |  1/29/2014
AT&T fires the latest salvo in the carrier war for contracts: $100 credit for all new lines of service.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
Chrome Apps Come To Android, iOS
News  |  1/29/2014
Google software lets developers package Chrome Apps to run on Android and iOS devices as if they were native mobile apps. Move helps bridge the gap between web and native development.
Government Loosens Data Disclosure Gag
News  |  1/28/2014
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
1 Billion Smartphones Shipped In 2013
News  |  1/28/2014
Smartphones accounted for 55.1% of worldwide mobile phone shipments last year; Samsung, Apple again led the pack.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
NSA, British Spy Agency Collect Angry Birds Data
News  |  1/27/2014
National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters have collected data from smartphone apps for years, says new report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Android Surges, iOS Slips In 2013
News  |  1/27/2014
Android, iOS, and Windows Phone continue to jockey for position as Samsung and Apple begin to show signs of weakness.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Google Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
Stop Harassing Google Employees
Commentary  |  1/25/2014
The right to free speech isn't a license to threaten, harass, or intimidate.
SAP Preps Super Bowl 'Stats Zone'
News  |  1/25/2014
NFL sponsor SAP is bringing a giant data-analysis expo to 'Super Bowl Boulevard' on New York's Times Square.
Facebook Predicts Princeton Won't Exist In 2021
News  |  1/24/2014
Facebook addressed Princeton's prediction of the social network's sudden demise with its own amusing findings using the same methodology.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Samsung Profits Decline As Growth Slows
News  |  1/24/2014
Sales of Samsung's smartphones fell slightly during the fourth quarter as the world's leading smartphone maker offers weak outlook moving into 2014.
MDLive, Sutter Health Make Telemedicine Inroads
News  |  1/24/2014
Telehealth provider MDLive rides high on healthcare partnerships totaling $24 million in funding so far.
Google's Competition Is Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  1/24/2014
People tend to think of Amazon as an online store. But it's so much more.
Nokia Smartphone Sales Dip Ahead Of Microsoft Buyout
News  |  1/23/2014
Nokia's latest earnings report could signal more challenges ahead for the Windows Phone platform.
Workday Brings Consumer Web Experience To Enterprise Apps
News  |  1/23/2014
Workday taps HTML5 to bring the look and feel of Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn to corporate apps on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Better Videoconferencing In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/23/2014
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why advanced HD desktop videoconferencing systems are a smart choice for enterprises, and offers 12 tips for using them effectively.
Motorola Lures iPhone Customers With Migrate
News  |  1/22/2014
Motorola Mobility updates Android data migration app with ability to handle iPhone data.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
Apple Customers Bought More Expensive iPads In Q4
News  |  1/22/2014
Apple sold about 25 million iPads during the holiday season, with iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display making up the bulk of sales.
Facebook Tweak Promises More Posts From Friends
News  |  1/22/2014
New Facebook feed bows to users' preference for posts from friends over posts from pages they've liked, and tells page owners to try using images with their posts.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
SAP Doubles Down On Cloud Computing
News  |  1/21/2014
SAP accelerates its transition to cloud services, raising subscription revenue forecasts and rolling back profit expectations as it invests in cloud growth.
Apple Phablet Could Disrupt Market
News  |  1/21/2014
Phablets aren't a fad, Juniper Research says. Android and Windows Phone will lead the market -- at least until Apple jumps in.
Why Most Companies Renovate Instead Of Innovate
Commentary  |  1/21/2014
Low-risk, incremental improvements aren't innovation, but that's where most companies focus, Accenture finds.
Can Windows Tablets Break Out In 2014?
Commentary  |  1/18/2014
One lesson to date: While Apple can still command top dollar, Windows tablets only become widely desirable when they drop to Android-level pricing.
Obama Outlines 5 Surveillance Reforms
News  |  1/17/2014
NSA's controversial bulk collection of phone records will end, but businesses may be asked to retain data in case the government needs it.
Facebook Sees Green In Trending Topics
News  |  1/17/2014
What is Facebook up to highlighting trending topics? Think advertiser clout compared to Twitter and online news sites.
Net Neutrality: Regulation Makes Evil Empire Giggle
Commentary  |  1/17/2014
Want a faster, better, cheaper, more available Internet? Painful Net neutrality regulations won't help. Competition will.
Apple, Samsung Extend US Smartphone Supremacy
News  |  1/17/2014
US consumers prefer iPhones and Galaxies to other smartphones, iPhone sales help Apple widen its lead.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans
News  |  1/17/2014
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.
16 Stupid Tech Job Interview Questions: Show Your Snark
Commentary  |  1/17/2014
Glassdoor characterizes these actual job interview questions as "oddball." We give these questions the answers they deserve.
Look Out, Nest: 5 Smart Home Startups
News  |  1/17/2014
Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google's charge into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.
5 Big Business Intelligence Trends For 2014
Commentary  |  1/17/2014
Visual data discovery, cloud computing, and mobile lead the BI trends to watch in 2014. Take a closer look.
Samsung Aims Low With Android Tab3 Lite
News  |  1/16/2014
Samsung's latest Android tablet features stripped-down specs, targeting casual users more than mobile pros.
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