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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Samsung, Sony, HTC: Smartphone Struggles
News  |  7/31/2014
All three companies saw smartphone sales decline, thanks to fierce competition and a changing market.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Fitbit Debuts Windows Phone App
News  |  7/29/2014
Popular fitness device is one of the first wearables to offer a dedicated app for Windows Phone.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
5 Inexpensive Smartphones: No Perfect Choice
Slideshows  |  7/29/2014
As manufacturers realize that real growth potential is in the developing world, the race is on to build the best inexpensive smartphone. Phone makers are getting closer but haven't perfected the formula yet.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update Details Leak
News  |  7/28/2014
Windows Phone 8.1 is still rolling out, but a new update is already on the way, with support for Start screen folders and even bigger phablets.
Samsung's Tizen Smartphone: Dead On Arrival?
News  |  7/28/2014
Samsung has indefinitely delayed the launch of its Tizen-based smartphone. Time to call it a failure?
Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Slideshows  |  7/28/2014
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
FAA Rules On Drones Vs. Model Aircraft Protested
News  |  7/28/2014
Proposed FAA dividing line between model aircraft and drones is too limiting to hobbyists, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Amazon's Bruising Week
News  |  7/26/2014
Second quarter financial struggles combined with poor reviews of the Fire Phone leave Amazon playing defense.
Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Slideshows  |  7/25/2014
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
News  |  7/25/2014
Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
Bubblemania: Will We Party Like It's 1999?
Commentary  |  7/25/2014
Feverish tech activity is exciting and in many ways similar to 15 years ago. We aren't at dot-bomb levels of hysteria, but there's one big problem that may threaten growth.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
Sprint To Push Google Apps For Business
News  |  7/24/2014
In bid to win enterprise customers, Sprint offers Google Apps for Business.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
News  |  7/23/2014
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
Location Analytics + Maps: 10 Eureka Moments
Slideshows  |  7/23/2014
Multiple data sources combined with geographic information (GIS) technology can provide a new level of business insight. Ask smart questions and see where the data takes you.
Apple Preps Larger iPhone
News  |  7/22/2014
Apple's order of up to 80 million devices suggests consumers want a larger iPhone, but will it hurt iPad sales?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
News  |  7/21/2014
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Google To Turn NYC Payphones Into WiFi Hotspots
News  |  7/21/2014
New York is looking for a payphone payoff. Google, Samsung, and others expected to submit bids for the project.
Internet of Sports: How Seattle Sounders Track Performance
News  |  7/21/2014
The US soccer powerhouse uses wearable devices and data visualization to analyze the fitness levels of stars like Clint Dempsey.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
IBM-Apple Deal Feeds CIO App Ambitions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
But do CIOs want Apple-only, ready-made apps? Custom, in-house apps have advantages.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
7 Ways To Escape Communications Dark Ages
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Here's how unified communication tools can improve processes, cut costs, and drive new business. Second of a multipart series.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
Box Uncaps Storage, Cozies Up To Microsoft
News  |  7/15/2014
In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.
iPhone 6: 8 Ideas Ripped From Rivals?
Slideshows  |  7/15/2014
As the iPhone 6 rumor mill speeds up, check out some of the predicted features that we've seen -- in other smartphones.
Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
News  |  7/15/2014
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Internet Of Household Things: Convince Me
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
My washer needs to speak to my grill? I'm talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
Smartphones Of The Future: 6 Cool Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/14/2014
What will smartphones do next? Check out these technologies and ideas for next-gen gadgets.
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