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Microsoft NYC Flagship Opens Oct. 26
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft announces grand opening dates for its first New York City flagship store and first international flagship location in Sydney.
Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
iPhone 6s Plus Hands-On: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  9/30/2015
Apple's new iPhone 6s Plus is more than a simple update to last year's phablet. Here's our hands-on look at the smartphone's strongest offerings.
Google Nexus Phones Run Android Marshmallow
News  |  9/29/2015
Android 6.0 will be making an appearance on two new Nexus phones and a Pixel tablet.
IBM Buys Meteorix, Bolsters Cloud Service Offerings
News  |  9/29/2015
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
Microsoft's Adxstudio Acquisition Targets Dynamics CRM
News  |  9/29/2015
The purchase of Adxstudio aims to improve online self-service tools for Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
News  |  9/29/2015
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Privacy Policies
News  |  9/28/2015
In response to the uproar over privacy concerns, Microsoft executives are clarifying how information is collected and used in Windows 10.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop Portfolio With Security, Data Update Offerings
News  |  9/28/2015
Cloudera is filling the gaps in its Hadoop portfolio with two new products. RecordService provides security management across multiple Hadoop data access apps, while Kudu combines fast analytics and data updates, slims workloads.
iOS 9: 10 More Hidden Features To Explore
Slideshows  |  9/27/2015
Apple fortified iOS 9 with so many features, we're still discovering them. Here are 10 more tricks for iPhone and iPad users.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
News  |  9/26/2015
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Muller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Muller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
Office 2016 Release, Windows 10 In China: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/26/2015
The week of Microsoft's Office 2016 launch brought several updates regarding the company's plan to bring Windows 10 to China in order to grow its presence there.
BlackBerry Priv Will Be Company's First Android Smartphone
News  |  9/25/2015
Amid more losses, BlackBerry officially confirmed rumors that it's working on an Android-based smartphone. The Priv will be released later this year.
Google Contributor: An Ad-Blocking Alternative
News  |  9/25/2015
For a few dollars per month, you can see fewer ads online while supporting legitimate publishers.
Microsoft, Baidu Deal Drives Windows 10 Adoption
News  |  9/24/2015
Microsoft announces a partnership with China's Baidu to broaden Windows 10 adoption in the world's most populated country.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  9/24/2015
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2015
Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks.
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pro's skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
Bitcoin, Security Concerns Drive Blockchain Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Surprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
iPad Pro Vs. Competition: What's The Best Business Tablet?
Slideshows  |  9/22/2015
With the arrival of the iPad Pro, the tech world is talking about enterprise tablets. Which model is best for you?
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Volkswagen CEO: Using Deceptive Software Was Wrong
News  |  9/21/2015
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn pledges cooperation as investigators delve into alleged emissions test cheating.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate 'Fastest Ever,' Apple Claims
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Apple claims more than half of all iOS devices have been updated to iOS 9 since the platform's release this month.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
Microsoft Band 2 Images Suggest Curved Screen
News  |  9/21/2015
The upcoming version of Microsoft's wearable device, the Band 2, will feature a more graceful curved display, according to images that leaked online.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
10 Cloud Storage Options For Your Personal Files
Slideshows  |  9/21/2015
There are many cloud service providers, and choosing the right one for your personal and business needs can be tricky. Here's a look at what the top vendors have to offer.
8 Raspberry Pi Tools That Fire Up Your Programming Skills
Slideshows  |  9/20/2015
The Raspberry Pi has changed the world of embedded servers. Now, it's time to change the way you write software for the tiny powerhouse. Bonus: All the tools featured here are available for free.
Facebook Dislike: 10 Things Not To Like Right Away
Commentary  |  9/20/2015
Facebook is getting a dislike button. What should you use it on?
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
News  |  9/19/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Apple's Court Win Over Samsung Still Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  9/19/2015
Apple may have won the latest round against Samsung in court, but the implications of the case are still evolving.
Windows 10 Hardware, Cortana Meets Salesforce: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/19/2015
Windows 10 and Cortana Analytics Suite were hot topics during a week when Microsoft also appointed a new company-wide president.
iOS 9 Adoption Reaches 20%, But Problems Abound
Commentary  |  9/18/2015
iPhone and iPad owners are upgrading to iOS 9 swiftly, but the process hasn't been smooth for everyone.
iOS 9: 10 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  9/18/2015
Apple packed a lot of changes into iOS 9, now available for iPhone and iPad. Here's your guide to navigating the new system.
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