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iPhone 7 Models May Start With 32GB Of Storage
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
The iPhone 7 might introduce a new starting point for built-in storage while also improving RAM, according to a report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Microsoft's Mobile Fail: What Happens Now?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Despite dwindling sales, thousands of job cuts, and billions of dollars in restructuring charges, Microsoft remains committed to the mobile market. The questions is, what happens now?
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
Asus Unveils ZenBook 3 Ultra-Thin Laptop, Zenbo Home Robot
News  |  5/31/2016
At a launch event at the Computex trade show on Monday, Asus unleashed a massive wave of consumer electronics products, including a home robot, an ultra-slim notebook, 2-in-1 PCs, and smartphones.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
News  |  5/30/2016
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
10 Fun Gadgets You Can Use All Summer
Slideshows  |  5/29/2016
Summer is a time to disconnect, but that doesn't mean you have to put all gadgets aside. Here are 10 gizmos to help you beat the heat and have fun.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Java Ruling A Potential Win For Open Source
News  |  5/28/2016
Oracle's long and contentious court battle with Google over Java copyright issues ends in defeat. But the open source community can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.
Nokia Remnants Killed, Undersea Cable Project: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/28/2016
Microsoft severed all remaining ties to Nokia, awarded funding to startups to improve global connectivity, and partnered with Facebook to build a cross-Atlantic cable.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Google May Shame Partners Into Ending Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  5/26/2016
Google might resort to naming and shaming smartphone makers and carriers who are behind in updating Android devices.
PayPal Update Deals Further Blow To BlackBerry, Windows Phone
News  |  5/26/2016
PayPal will end support for its popular online payment app at the end of June, dealing another blow to BlackBerry and Windows Phone. The update also eliminates support for Amazon.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
The Dynamics Of The Digital Workplace
Partner Perspectives  |  5/26/2016
As companies begin to fully embrace the digital workplace, they should focus on the employee experience the same way they would on the customer experience.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
News  |  5/24/2016
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network
Commentary  |  5/24/2016
Samsung and SK Telecom have partnered up to create what they say will be the world's first network specifically for the Internet of Things.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Apple MacBook Pro Refresh Will Include OLED Screen, ID Touch
News  |  5/24/2016
The MacBook Pro refresh may be coming later than expected, but Apple could include major new features like an OLED touch bar display.
iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display
News  |  5/24/2016
Apple watchers can add "OLED display" to the list of features we're expecting in the iPhone 7, as hinted by the CEO of Applied Materials.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Motorola suggests that its future lies in its past with a new teaser video that features the 2004-era smash hit RAZR flip phone.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Improved Camera, Quadraphonic Speakers
News  |  5/23/2016
The iPhone 7 rumor mill continues to churn out photos and information indicating a redesigned rear case and improved camera specs. Other photos point to a quadraphonic speaker system.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
Apple Store Turns 15, Gets Retail Revamp
News  |  5/21/2016
This week marked the 15th anniversary of the first Apple Store opening. We take a look at the history of Apple's retail strategy and where it's headed.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
SAP Cloud Partnership, Feature Phone Sale: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/21/2016
This week brought news of a Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build, a Bing Concierge Bot, plans to bring SAP HANA to Azure, and the sale of Microsoft's feature phone business.
Apple May Add Touch ID To OS X
News  |  5/20/2016
The iconic computer and device maker is reportedly considering an OS X 10.12 feature that would allow users to unlock their Macs via the same Touch ID technology that's in iPhones and iPads.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
iPhone Sales Slide As Chinese Smartphone Makers See Growth
News  |  5/20/2016
Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Xiaomi, and Huawei continue their strong performance, while Apple sees a double-digit slide in iPhone sales, according to the latest statistics from Gartner.
Google's Virtual Reality Vision Comes Into Focus
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
Google makes several announcements, including its mobile virtual reality platform Daydream, that reveal its long-term strategy to bring VR to the masses.
Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
News  |  5/20/2016
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Grads
Slideshows  |  5/20/2016
The class of 2016 is moving on to higher education or into the working world. Which new gadgets do they want or need for the big transition? Here are some gift ideas for the new grad in your life.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Android N Focuses On Performance, Productivity, Security
Commentary  |  5/19/2016
Google revealed more details about Android N at its annual Google I/O developer conference and released a beta build of the refreshed mobile operating system.
Apple iOS App Dev Accelerator To Open In India
News  |  5/19/2016
The iOS design and development accelerator will be based in India's startup center and build Apple's global ecosystem of third-party developers at a time when its sales in countries like China are plummeting.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Division To Foxconn, HMD Global
News  |  5/18/2016
Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and HMD Global for $350 million. This also means Nokia will return to the phone business.
Motorola Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Target Budget-Conscious Buyers
News  |  5/18/2016
Motorola, recently acquired by Lenovo, looks to customization and strong battery life to stand out in a crowded smartphone market. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, along with the Moto G4 Play, are all designed for budget-conscious users in emerging markets.
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