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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Windows 10 Build 14342, Azure Expansion: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/14/2016
Microsoft this week announced Windows 10 Build 14342 for PCs, Azure expansion into South Korea and Canada, and the end of MSN China and the Sunrise calendar app.
FBI Chief: Battle Over Encrypted Devices Rages On
News  |  5/12/2016
Despite dropping its fight with Apple over creating a backdoor to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI still plans to pursue access to other encrypted devices and data, said the agency's director.
Microsoft Kills Controversial Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense
News  |  5/11/2016
In its latest Windows 10 build, Microsoft disables its Wi-Fi Sense feature, which allows users to easily share their networks with friends -- and, inadvertently, hackers.
iPhone 7 Rumor Wars Confuse Apple Watchers
Commentary  |  5/10/2016
Constantly changing rumors demonstrate no one knows anything certain about the iPhone 7 -- but we can catch the latest round of speculation.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 May Launch In June
News  |  5/10/2016
It has been a few months since Microsoft released its high-end Surface Book laptop, but the rumors of a next-gen device have already started.
Opera VPN For iOS: Access Blocked Sites With iPhones, iPads
Commentary  |  5/9/2016
Opera Software just handed people the key to unlock Facebook, YouTube, and other sites their organizations' networks may be blocking.
iOS 10 May Include Standalone HomeKit App
News  |  5/9/2016
The current HomeKit platform lacks a dedicated app, which could finally reach consumers with the launch of iOS 10 later this year. The smart home market place is expected to grow and Apple is looking for a piece of this emerging market.
Windows 10 Milestone, SharePoint Server 2016 Launches: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/7/2016
Microsoft released SharePoint Server 2016, updated the Windows 10 device count to 300 million, bought Solair, and announced a June 1 launch for SQL Server 2016.
Windows 10 Now Running On 300 Million Devices
News  |  5/6/2016
Microsoft announces Windows 10 is active on 300 million devices, and emphasizes the upcoming end to its year-long free upgrade offer.
Windows 10 Pro No Longer Lets IT Block App Store
News  |  5/5/2016
Microsoft dealt administrators a blow with its Windows 10 Pro 1511 update, forcing them to migrate to Windows 10 Enterprise should they want to prevent Windows Store access.
Apple CEO Becomes TV Spin Doctor
Commentary  |  5/3/2016
Tim Cook uses televised interview to claim Apple's best days are still to come, and calm investor fears.
iPhone Fingerprint Unlocking Case Raises Constitutional Issue
News  |  5/3/2016
As smartphone makers are increasingly adding fingerprint-sensor technology as a log-in feature for their devices, users may be unaware they may lose their right to the Fifth Amendment.
Google Play Store Drops Tablet, Chromebook
Commentary  |  5/2/2016
The Nexus 9 Android tablet and $999 variant of the Chromebook Pixel laptop are no longer available for sale.


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