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US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads
News  |  8/29/2014
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
News  |  8/28/2014
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Slideshows  |  8/28/2014
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
Dropbox Expands The Box
News  |  8/27/2014
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
News  |  8/27/2014
iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Facebook Click-Bait Crackdown, Explained
News  |  8/26/2014
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.
GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
News  |  8/26/2014
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Instagram Adds Analytics For Businesses
News  |  8/22/2014
Instagram will launch a new suite of advertising tools to give businesses more insight into how their campaigns perform.
US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
News  |  8/22/2014
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Candy Crush King Taps Exasol For In-Memory Analysis
News  |  8/21/2014
Candy Crush publisher King is using Exasol's massively scalable database to strike the right balance between challenging play and a fun gaming experience.
10 Big Data Online Courses
Slideshows  |  8/21/2014
IT pros looking to add big data skills to their career toolkit can benefit from online learning opportunities, often without breaking the bank.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
News  |  8/19/2014
NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Stop Using Chrome, Mozilla Engineer Says
News  |  8/19/2014
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
Facebook Messenger: How To Turn Off Notifications
News  |  8/18/2014
If you want to shut off alerts from friends within Messenger, you'll need to look beyond the app, iOS and Android users.
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
News  |  8/18/2014
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
News  |  8/18/2014
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
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