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Walmart Search Engine Move Aims At Amazon
News  |  8/31/2012
By developing its own e-commerce search engine, Walmart aims to drive more online sales.
Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest
News  |  8/31/2012
Got a pet? Got a gadget? Take a photo of your pet with the gadget and enter it in the Honeywell Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest. Tweet or Instagram it to @HoneywellPlugIn using the hashtag #TechOutYourPet. The deadline is September 7th.
Workday Wins Google Deal, Plans $400 Million IPO
News  |  8/31/2012
As Workday details its IPO plans, it reportedly lands a huge deal with Google as a human capital management customer.
Feds' Cloud Email Deal Paves Way For Agencies
News  |  8/31/2012
General Services Administration taps 17 vendors to provide cloud email from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Zimbra to government agencies from federal to local levels.
Curiosity Rolls Ahead On Mars Following Software Upgrade
News  |  8/31/2012
NASA engineers upgrade software on Curiosity to let six-wheeled vehicle cruise longer distances on surface of Mars and make use of robotic arm.
When Google Docs Isn't Enough: One Retailer's Story
News  |  8/31/2012
Wireless retailer LetsTalk needed a way to collaborate and consolidate the many moving parts of its business. Here's why Podio's tools did the trick.
Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012
From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
Firefox 16 Adds Charms For Developers
News  |  8/30/2012
Mozilla's Firefox 16 beta release includes a command line interface to speed development work.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Nokia Lumia 920 PureView, Lumia 820: Colorful Designs
Commentary  |  8/30/2012
Leaked press shots of Nokia's next-generation Lumia devices show Windows Phones that will stand out from their peers.
Uber Is Disrupting How Urbanites Get Around
News  |  8/30/2012
Uber is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco and continues to expand from city-to-city. Using your smartphone, the service allows you to request a car for a ride. As a regular user of Uber, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson took Uber for a spin.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Total Number Sold Remains Mystery
News  |  8/30/2012
Amazon on Thursday said that its Kindle Fire tablet, available for the past nine months, has sold out, accounting for 22% of U.S. tablet sales in the process. But it won’t talk number of units.
Google+ Grows Up For Business
News  |  8/30/2012
Google+ has new features that will allow employees to collaborate more, while making IT folks comfortable with privacy restrictions and control mechanisms.
Shoutlet Helps Retailers Track Foursquare Activity
News  |  8/30/2012
Social media management tool also manages promotions tied to a location.
State Agencies Need A Big Data Strategy
News  |  8/30/2012
State CIO association urges states to make better use of big data, warns of challenges in implementing programs.
Parallels 8 Runs Windows More Like a Mac
News  |  8/29/2012
Popular software for running multiple virtual machines on a Mac, including Windows, gets a major upgrade. Windows users on Mac can take advantage of Mountain Lion features like multi-touch gestures, dictation and notifications. Windows can use the Retina display to its full potential. Overall, Windows apps feel more part of the Mac experience.
Samsung Announces Windows 8 Phone, PC and Tablet
News  |  8/29/2012
Samsung announced a new line of Windows 8-based devices under the ATIV brand Wednesday, including the first publicly-revealed Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The company said the lineup will include the Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro, an ATIV tablet and ATIV S smartphone.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
Samsung Updates Galaxy Note Phablet
News  |  8/29/2012
Pundits were skeptical about the Galaxy Note phone/tablet hybrid, but Samsung has sold 10 million of them. The Galaxy Note II bumps up the hardware power and battery life, updates the OS to Android Jelly Bean, and increases screen size with only a modest increase in size and weight.
How Spigit Fosters Innovation: A Hands-On Tour
News  |  8/29/2012
In both its enterprise software and its new freemium product, Icon, Spigit offers tools for brainstorming and selecting the best ideas. Learn more in this Valley View video.
10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Slideshows  |  8/29/2012
Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.
Apple 'AirPlay Direct' To Shed Wi-Fi Requirement
News  |  8/29/2012
At September iPhone 5 event, Apple expected to announce way for iOS and OS X devices to transmit audio to wireless speakers without a Wi-Fi network..
Wajam Dodges iPhone Restrictions, Adds Social Search, Maps
News  |  8/29/2012
Bypassing the App Store, social search utility demonstrates the value of making iPhone apps talk to each other and to social networks.
Aerospike Vies To Advance NoSQL Database
News  |  8/29/2012
Acquire a competitor? Check. Round of VC funding? Check. Open source version of base product? Check. The former Citrusleaf hits several big data development trends at once.
Firefox 15: Better Graphics, Painless Updates
News  |  8/29/2012
Mozilla's revamped browser utilizes new Web standards for better gaming, improved memory management and developer support, and best of all, less disruptive updates.
Your Purchased iTunes, Ebooks Die With You
Commentary  |  8/28/2012
The iTunes license is nontransferable. So when you die, all access to the content you've bought goes with you. BYTE's Chris Spera thinks that's messed up.
Google Gives Nexus 7 Prime Ad Spot
News  |  8/28/2012
Google embellishes its usual pristine, white search page with an ad for its 7" Android tablet.
Video: Good Technology App Upgraded For Easier Mobile Work
News  |  8/28/2012
Good Technology on Wednesday upgraded Good for Enterprise, an email and collaboration app that lets employees use personal smartphones without compromising data security. The major upgrade is focused on making GFE easier to use and require fewer clicks.
SUSE Launches OpenStack Cloud Platform
News  |  8/28/2012
SUSE Cloud automated platform aims to speed OpenStack cloud setup, improve resource utilization.
Google+ Gets Down To Business
News  |  8/28/2012
Google rolls out several new Google+ features, eyes launch of a distinct Google+ enterprise service by 2014.
Top 5 Password Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2012
2012 is the year of the password breach. Did you know there are tools to manage multiple, strong passwords so you don't have to? Here are BYTE's Top 5 [email protected]$$w0rd Managers.
FAA Reconsiders Airplane Mobile Device Ban
News  |  8/28/2012
Federal Aviation Administration study may change airlines' requirement that passengers turn off electronic devices for significant portions of flights.
Splunk Adds Cloud-Based Systems Monitoring Option
News  |  8/28/2012
Splunk Storm offering helps companies monitor, gain insight from apps built on public cloud platforms.
AirWatch Integrates MDM With Apple Configurator
News  |  8/28/2012
Mobile security vendor AirWatch now allows users of Apple Configurator to access its Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management software, for mass deployment and configuration of iPhone and iPad devices.
Curiosity's Robotic Arm: Strong, But Not Sensitive
News  |  8/28/2012
NASA's Curiosity rover is using its seven-foot robotic arm and tools to gather more information about Mars. Next step: Make the arm 'feel' what it's doing.
Apple Seeks Injunction Against 8 Samsung Phones
News  |  8/28/2012
At the judge's request, Apple has produced a "tailored" list of 8 Samsung models on the sale of which it seems an injunction. Numerous Samsung Galaxy models are on the list, but not the most current ones.
Ready For This? GlassMap Maps Social Network Streams
News  |  8/27/2012
Glassmap puts your social streams on a map, hinting at a future when news won't live on a single scrolling page but will come alive on a map as you walk around in the real world.
Apple Wins, But Android Game Not Over
News  |  8/27/2012
Samsung lost an important legal round to Apple. But looking ahead, Google has Android patent weapons of its own.
Android Smartphones To Power NASA Satellites
News  |  8/27/2012
NASA plans to use Nexus Android smartphones as the on-board computers on tiny, low-cost satellites.
iOS And Android Phones Are Taking Over The World
News  |  8/27/2012
It's a good time to be a mobile phone software developer: iOS and Android phones are being adopted at a rate never seen before in consumer tech history, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry.
Google Nexus 7: A Work Tablet?
News  |  8/27/2012
Google's first Android tablet, with its fast quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, compact size, and hi-res screen, offers the best bang for the buck of any tablet available today. It's the snappiest, most comfortable-feeling tablet I've tested.
Big Data Scientists: The New Mad Men?
News  |  8/27/2012
Successful marketing now depends on "who has the better math," not the better creative, says analytics firm.
Open Source: Key To Big Data Riches?
News  |  8/27/2012
Big data makes a company smart, open source makes it rich, Gartner report contends.
Apple Verdict Could Boost Microsoft, RIM Smartphones
Commentary  |  8/27/2012
Here's how Apple's courtroom win against Samsung might impact Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and RIM's BlackBerry 10.
Evernote Smart Notebook Helps Digitize Handwritten Notes
News  |  8/24/2012
The new Evernote Smart Notebook--the paper kind, not computer--lets you jot notes and sketches, then snap a picture of the page to easily digitize it for use in the Evernote app. At its second annual Trunk Conference Friday Evernote also introduced a new business service that makes the app easier for companies to adopt.
Crowdsourced Work Made Cheaper With Qurk
News  |  8/24/2012
MIT researchers find that tasks given to people because they're too tough for machines can still be improved through the involvement of computers.
Apple, Samsung Both Violated Patents: South Korean Court
News  |  8/24/2012
The decision helps Samsung, but is it fair?
Why Microsoft Should Use Its Nvidia Option
Commentary  |  8/24/2012
Nvidia this week confirmed that its acquisition deal with Microsoft remains in effect. Steve Ballmer and company should jump at the chance.
Salesforce.com's Next Billion-Dollar Business: Marketing
News  |  8/24/2012
After reporting a 34% quarterly revenue gain, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talks up ambitious service, marketing, and human capital management goals.
Facebook Takes Mobile App Native For Speed
News  |  8/23/2012
Facebook remains under pressure to prove that its social network will thrive as much on mobile devices as it has on desktop computers
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