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Google Glass: First Impressions
News  |  4/30/2013
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
Skype Gets More Versatile
News  |  4/30/2013
Will Outlook.com integration and other new Skype features boost Microsoft's user base?
9 Challenges To Your Mobile App Strategy
Commentary  |  4/30/2013
Mobile application development will test many IT teams as they deal with everything from mobile context to Google Glass-like displays.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
CIA Invests In Apigee For Better Data Sharing
News  |  4/29/2013
Intelligence community's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, taps API management firm to improve dissemination of data across federal agencies.
Google Now Melds With iOS
News  |  4/29/2013
Apple's Siri now has some competition on iPhones and iPads.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Launches 7-Inch Budget Tablet
News  |  4/29/2013
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
Why Facebook Bought Parse
News  |  4/26/2013
Development platform gives Facebook new mobile cred.
Is Google Bad For Your Brain?
Commentary  |  4/26/2013
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Windows 8 Sells Best On New Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013
New reports reveal what Microsoft would not in its recent earnings meeting: Windows 8's 7.5% share of the tablet space is around double its overall market penetration.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
EMC's Pivotal Plan: Brilliant Or Crazy?
News  |  4/25/2013
Pivotal's ambitious plan promises next-generation cloud computing, big data, application-development and analytics capabilities. Can it succeed?
Google Eyes Social News Aggregator Wavii
News  |  4/24/2013
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
DataCell Wins WikiLeaks Donation Case
News  |  4/24/2013
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
News  |  4/24/2013
Windows 8 devices with touchscreens are getting more affordable. But with new, more powerful models on the horizon, is now the time to buy?
Samsung Galaxy S 4: 11 Clever Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 smartphone features solid hardware and a variety of innovative software capabilities, making it one of the best choices now. Take a closer look.
U.K.'s Biggest Social Media Fans: The Middle Aged
News  |  4/24/2013
People ages 55 to 64 drove increase in social media profiles last year, says Ofcom study. One in seven U.K. citizens still isn't interested in the Internet, though.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Oozes Innovation
News  |  4/24/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
Apple CEO Promises Fresh Product Crop
News  |  4/23/2013
Reporting strong earnings, Apple says it plans to boost its stock with a $55 billion increase in its capital return plan.
CA's Future: DevOps, Mobile, Analytics Key, CEO Says
Commentary  |  4/23/2013
Mike Gregoire says company has an edge in big data analytics because it already looks at massive amounts of network, system, security and application management data.
Apple iCloud Has Service Issues, Again
News  |  4/23/2013
Latest iCloud technical problems affect "some users," according to Apple.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid
Commentary  |  4/23/2013
Are you oversharing or undersharing on social networks? Job hunters should understand the social behaviors that may concern potential employers.
Skykick Tackles Microsoft Office 365 Migration Headaches
News  |  4/23/2013
Startup promises to reduce the pain for IT providers that help SMBs move from on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Salesforce Unveils Social Ad Management System
News  |  4/22/2013
Social.com makes real-time customer and social sentiment data available for Facebook, Twitter marketing campaigns.
Google Now Destined For Google.com?
News  |  4/22/2013
Telltale code on a Google test web page suggests that Google Now, the service that displays appointments and other personalized info on Android screens, will soon be part of the desktop.
13 WordPress Add-Ons That Mean Business
Slideshows  |  4/22/2013
Want to get more out of the WordPress Web publishing platform in areas like analytics, SEO and security? Check out this baker's dozen of add-ons for business users.
VA Goes Paperless To Eliminate Claims Backlog
News  |  4/22/2013
Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.
U.K. Government CloudStore Sales Spike 300% In March
News  |  4/22/2013
Cloud-based government IT procurement model appears to be gaining steam after a slow start.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Facebook Home Draws Early Interest, Lousy Reviews
News  |  4/22/2013
About 500,000 people have downloaded Facebook's Android home screen software, but the reviews suggest it isn't seeing much use.
Google App Makes Charity Social
News  |  4/19/2013
One Today encourages users to give $1 a day to nonprofit organizations.
Google Wants To Pay More For Clean Power
News  |  4/19/2013
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
SAP Outperforms Oracle With Steady Financial Results
News  |  4/19/2013
SAP reports 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as core applications lag but sales of Hana, cloud and mobile grow.
Splunk, DataSift Team Up For Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/19/2013
DataSift now streams real-time social data to Splunk's analytics software for the enterprise.
Chicago CIO Pursues Predictive Analytics Strategy
News  |  4/19/2013
The city's IT team is using open source to build an analytics platform aimed at predicting and preventing big city problems.
New York City Builds On Its Technology Base
News  |  4/19/2013
An expanding IT infrastructure and tech-savvy workforce are evidence of the Big Apple’s emergence as a global tech center.
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