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Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
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.
Panama Papers Fallout: What If Your Lawyer Gets Hacked?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
As the latest wave of high-profile breaches shows, all the sensitive information law firms handle makes them attractive cyberattack targets. Here's what can happen and what you should do about it.
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.
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.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
News  |  5/27/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
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.
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.
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.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
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.
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.
Rancher Labs Attracts VC Funding With Container Management System
News  |  5/24/2016
Rancher Labs is gaining traction since launching version 1.0 of its container management system and pulling in $20 million in venture capital funding.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
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.
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.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Slideshows  |  5/18/2016
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Apple OS Updates Fix Bugs, Brick Some iPads
Commentary  |  5/17/2016
Apple released new versions of its iPhone, Watch, TV, and Mac operating systems this week, but not all of the updates went smoothly for some users.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Google Ending Automatic Chrome Support For Flash
News  |  5/16/2016
Google's Chrome browser will begin to display HTML5 video and animation, when they're available, on all but 10 websites starting in the fourth quarter of this year. It's another serious blow to the Adobe Flash platform.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
News  |  5/16/2016
Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
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