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What CIA Wants In Next-Gen HD Video
News  |  2/29/2012
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Windows 8 Beta: 8 Insights For IT
News  |  2/29/2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version.
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
9 Coolest Smartphones At Mobile World Congress
Slideshows  |  2/29/2012
From the HTC One to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, check out some of the most interesting smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2012.
The Big Data Challenge: Social Data Meets Corporate Data
News  |  2/29/2012
With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights.
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
News  |  2/29/2012
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
Microsoft, Hortonworks Expand Hadoop Partnership
News  |  2/28/2012
ODBC driver for Hive will enable Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot for Excel users to explore Hadoop data.
Coyote Systems Driver Info App Expands Across Europe
News  |  2/28/2012
U.K.-based travel mobile app and device developer Coyote Systems is betting a paid subscription model and user loyalty will drive it to the top of the market.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 8 Expectations
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
Microsoft plans to make its new OS available to the public on Feb. 29 with the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what to watch.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Watchitoo Offers Multiparty Video As Embeddable Player
News  |  2/28/2012
Google+ Hangouts On Air continues a slow rollout, as others show the potential of multiparty video broadcasts.
ON Voicefeed Aims To Modernize Mobile Voicemail
News  |  2/28/2012
Free iOS app, coming soon for Android, offers unique greetings for different contacts, plus social media integration.
HTC One Smartphones Debut At MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012
HTC One series of Android 4.0 smartphones includes high-end camera components and sound from Beats Audio. Check out our video coverage, from Mobile World Congress 2012.
Android's Success: By The Numbers
News  |  2/28/2012
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850,000 new devices activated daily.
The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/27/2012
As on-premises ERP dies a slow death, the hybrid enterprise, not pure SaaS, will be the dominant model for some time to come.
Google Tells Businesses 'Fall In Love With Mobile'
News  |  2/27/2012
Companies that don't invest in mobile websites and ads will soon get left behind by customers, predicts Google's global head of mobile.
DARPA, MIT Research A Self-Healing Cloud
News  |  2/27/2012
Researchers aim to develop a cloud computing environment that could immediately recognize and fend off a cyber attack, much like the human body fights a virus.
MWC 2012: Smartphone Apps, Gadgets For Cars
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012
Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2012, check out new apps and devices designed to make your car time more productive, enjoyable, and safe.
Mozilla, Telefonica Promise Open Web Phone
News  |  2/27/2012
Does the world need another mobile operating system? Boot2Gecko, Mozilla's HTML5 operating system, aims to pry open the mobile Web.
Nokia Launches 41-MP Camera Phone At MWC 2012
News  |  2/27/2012
Nokia is first to seize the Mobile World Congress 2012 stage, bringing a slew of new phones including one that begs the question whether it's more camera than phone.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
Skype App Comes To Windows Phone
News  |  2/27/2012
Microsoft’s VoIP app is optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smarpthones, including Nokia’s Lumia line and Samsung Focus devices.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment.
TelyHD Brings Skype To Your TV
News  |  2/26/2012
Android-based TelyHD connects your TV to the Internet to enable Skype video calling, photo sharing, and other features.
Why Google Plus Is Better For Business
News  |  2/26/2012
Google social and mobile global marketing director Rikard Steiber comes to the set of InformationWeek's Valley View to explain why businesses should use Google Plus to engage their customers.
Seriously Secure Mobile Voice With Custom Crypto
News  |  2/25/2012
KoolSpan's mobile phone voice encryption products create a secure point-to-point channel for voice or other high-value communications.
Wanted: Secure Android App Whitelisting
Commentary  |  2/25/2012
Android's security is broken. Here's how it could be strengthened.
Google Web Intents Promises Better Online Sharing
News  |  2/24/2012
Chrome developer feature makes communication between different online services a lot easier.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
Authentication Via Mobile Phone Enhances Login Security
News  |  2/24/2012
Usernames and passwords are inadequate for strong authentication. Mobile devices are increasingly popular as a second factor.
Apple Takes Chomp
News  |  2/24/2012
Search company acquisition will help Apple's customers more easily find the mobile apps they need.
8 More Ways Windows 8 Could Be Great
Commentary  |  2/24/2012
From SkyDrive integration to picture passwords and Office apps, significant changes to Microsoft's new OS make it barely recognizable compared to predecessors.
Microsoft Windows 8, Server 8 Near Beta Test
News  |  2/24/2012
Microsoft's OS and server OS at the core of its mobile and cloud-era architecture approach a big milestone, along with Visual Studio 11.
Next Office Version To Have Touch Mode
News  |  2/24/2012
Just as Windows 8 is preparing to make touch interfaces a natural part of use, Microsoft Office 15 will allow users to move in and out of Touch Mode.
What Salesforce.com Results Say About Oracle Battle
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
Salesforce.com keeps furthering its reach into more corners of its customers' operations. The competition has noticed.
Air Force Says 'Nyet' to iPad2
News  |  2/23/2012
The U.S. Air Force is pulling back an order of thousands of iPads. Is it because the plan includes software written by a Russian?
Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad
News  |  2/23/2012
Working with documents on the iPad can be inconvenient, but GoodReader makes it easy.
Why 'Do Not Track' Still Doesn't Cut It
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
A consistent standard for opting out of advertiser tracking on the Web is a nice idea. Too bad that's all it might ever be.
Mobile World Congress Preview: 10 Hot Devices
Slideshows  |  2/23/2012
As this year's biggest smartphone-related conference nears kickoff, check out 10 cool pieces of hardware that we're eager to see at Mobile World Congress.
Commerce Dept. Offers $10,000 For Entrepreneur Apps
News  |  2/23/2012
Prize money will go to developers of Web, PC, or mobile apps to support the BusinessUSA initiative promoting business growth.
Chronology Of An Outsourcing Disaster
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
Austin Energy's deal with IBM for a new billing system has gone painfully awry, internal emails reveal, resulting in lost revenue for the utility and outraged customers.
Genius Scan Turns iPhone, iPad Into Scanner
News  |  2/23/2012
Skewed photos of business receipts and whiteboards on your iPhone? No problem. Straighten, brighten, and share captures with Genius Scan.
Nokia May Unveil Budget Windows Phones
News  |  2/23/2012
Finnish phone maker may reveal new, low-cost devices in CEO Stephen Elop's World Mobile Congress keynote.
OnLive Desktop Brings Windows Apps To iPad
News  |  2/23/2012
Virtual desktop based on cloud gaming tech claims to bring speedier Microsoft Office, Flash to iPad than market leader Citrix Receiver can deliver.
Privacy Protections for Mobile App Users Pledged By Vendors
News  |  2/22/2012
The Attorney General of California is working with major mobile-app movers and shakers to ensure end-user privacy is respected.
Veterans Affairs May Dump Microsoft Office
News  |  2/22/2012
Department will consider Web-based suites as it looks to replace current hodgepodge of Microsoft Office versions.
Mozilla Marketplace Prepares To Sell Web Apps
News  |  2/22/2012
Maker of Firefox looks beyond the browser, plans to challenge Apple, Google, and Microsoft by introducing an app store of its own.
7 Potential Problems With Google's Glasses
News  |  2/22/2012
Google reportedly will offer augmented reality glasses by the end of the year. But are you ready for the pitfalls?
Mountain Lion Messages On Your iPhone
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012
Messages Beta for Mountain Lion lets you start a conversation on one iOS device and continue it on another--most of the time.
Making The Most Of Mountain Lion Messages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012
The new Messages Beta from Apple is far more than just an IM app. Here's how to take full advantage of what it can do.
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