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Apple To Accept Cracked iPhones For Credit
News  |  2/6/2016  | 
Apple is relaxing its trade-in policies for users who want to swap their busted iPhones for upgraded devices.
Mozilla To Kill Firefox OS For Smartphones, Shift Focus To IoT
News  |  2/6/2016  | 
Mozilla announces plans to cancel support and development on Firefox OS for smartphones in order to shift efforts to connected devices and the Internet of Things.
SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/6/2016  | 
This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available.
Visa Debuts Developer Platform
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
In an interview, Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis sees renewed competition for enterprise cloud customers coming. This means that Google, Microsoft, and Verizon will play larger roles, even as AWS continues to dominate.
Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Commentary  |  2/5/2016  | 
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.
IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
Tim Cook Talks iPhone Sales At Apple Town Hall
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
During a town hall-style meeting with employees at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, CEO Tim Cook talks about the company's future plans. Cook also spoke about revitalizing the iPad, Apple's future headquarters, and how the company plans to expand in the entertainment market.
SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
8 iPhone Apps To Help Tackle Super Bowl 50
Slideshows  |  2/5/2016  | 
If you want to get more out of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, here's our list of eight different iPhone apps that will keep you covered all day long during the big game and America's unofficial holiday.
Google Taps AI Chief To Head Up Search
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
With its longtime search executive Amit Singhal retiring, Google has named AI chief John Giannandrea to head its search business -- yet another sign of Google's focus on artificial intelligence.
CoreOS Launches Rocket 1.0 Into Production
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
CoreOS's Rocket 1.0 will run containers, regardless of whether they are built to run on Docker's dominant platform or the industry standard AppContainer spec.
Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify, Orders Domino's Pizza
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
Alexa's new powers mean you can't ask for a better Super Bowl party companion than the Amazon Echo. The AI-powered device now plays music from Spotify and orders you pizza from Domino's.
Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Google Fiber Expansion Coming To Public Housing
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.
Best Agile Method For Your Team: Scrum Vs. Kanban
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
What's the best way to bring Agile to your team? The answer depends on just what you want to transform.
Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
10 Quirky Tech Job Interview Questions That May Stump You
Slideshows  |  2/4/2016  | 
Apple, Google, and other tech giants are notorious for grilling candidates with tough questions. How would you fare in one of their job interviews? Here are 10 quirky questions tech companies asked applicants in the hot seat.
Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
Apple Steps Up Visits To Stanford University VR Lab
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
In yet another sign its interest in virtual reality is growing, Apple is stepping up its frequency in visiting Stanford University's virtual reality lab. The move comes as the iPhone maker is amassing a large team to tackle virtual reality to play catch-up to Facebook and Microsoft.
Fitbit, Other Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
Odds are pretty high that your wearable is spilling personal data all over the place, says a new study. But the Apple Watch may be the exception.
Intel's Diversity Report: Some Progress, More Work Ahead
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Intel has set ambitious goals to increase diversity within its US workforce. A new report shows that the chipmaker has made progress since announcing its five-year, $300 million plan. But there's more to be done in the years ahead.
12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
Microsoft Recalls 2.4M Surface Pro Power Cords
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Microsoft issued a recall for its Surface Pro AC power cords after it heard complaints of the cords overheating and posing a fire and shock hazard.
Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of Assets
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Yahoo said it plans to cut 15% of its workforce and hinted at selling its non-strategic assets. Another strong indication that change is afoot is the resignation of a high-profile board member -- the second one in the past two months.
Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 May Launch At Apple March Event
Commentary  |  2/2/2016  | 
Apple might unveil new products, including the iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se, and new strap options for the Apple Watch, in March.
Smartwatch Sales To Grow 48% By 2017, Gartner Says
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Wearables will achieve over 18% growth in 2016, with smartwatches taking the lead for earnings growth potential, Gartner predicts.
iPad Pro Outsells Rivals To Lead Flagging Tablet Market: IDC
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Tablet sales continue to slide as the market faces increased competition from detachable tablet devices, according to IDC's Q4 tablet shipments report.
Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
Comic: Augmented Profits
Commentary  |  2/2/2016  | 
Sometimes there is a fine line between augmented reality and alternate reality.
Microsoft's Project Natick: Underwater Data Center Takes The Plunge
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Microsoft aims to explore the possibility of an undersea data center for lower costs and environmental sustainability with its Project Natick.
Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
10 Signs You're Not Cut Out To Work At A Startup
Slideshows  |  2/2/2016  | 
Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop May Qualify For Federal Funding
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
Although Elon Musk's vision of levitating, high-speed pods zipping through a highway tube has been called crazy by some, the US Transportation Secretary said it may be eligible for government funding.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch, Android Marshmallow Plans For S6 Unveiled
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 at a media event scheduled in February, while it's also preparing to update its existing phones to Android 6.
Tesla Hires Former Apple And AMD Chip Guru
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
The competition between Apple and Tesla in the electric vehicle space takes a new twist with a former Apple chip guru Jim Keller moving over to the EV maker to work on its Autopilot feature.
Xerox Corporate Split Reflects Changing Industry Dynamics
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Xerox announced that the company will split into two separate public companies, one focusing on hardware and software, the other dedicated to professional services.
IBM Buys Marketing Agency To Bolster 'Strategic Imperatives'
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.
Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
Apple May Lose Biggest Company Title To Google Parent Alphabet
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Apple first captured the title of the world's largest company when its market capitalization exceeded that of Exxon Mobil in 2011. But now, the iPhone maker is poised to see its title ripped away by another tech titan -- Google's parent company Alphabet.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016  | 
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
Google SkyBender Drone Project Aims To Deliver 5G WiFi
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.
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