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Softcard Is Dead, Long Live Google Wallet
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
The mobile carriers behind Softcard plan to shut down their service at the end of March, paving the way for broader adoption of Google Wallet.
3 Technologies To Power Up The Industrial Workforce
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
The combination of the physical web, artificial intelligence, and smart glasses will drive productivity.
Red Hat Launches Atomic Host To Run Containers
News  |  3/6/2015  | 
Red Hat has worked closely with Docker to produce a stripped-down version of Linux to run containers efficiently.
Shoot Fireballs From Your Hands
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
The Geekend covers a device that lets us do something we've all dreamed of: Throwing fireballs.
InformationWeek 2014 State Of The Data Center Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/6/2015  | 
Data center managers are now less interested in bottom-line cost and more focused on extracting business value by following the lead of major cloud providers.
Virtual Reality: Still Goofy After All These Years
Slideshows  |  3/6/2015  | 
The 2015 Game Developers Conference reminded us how hard it is to look cool while playing with VR. Yet, business interest in VR has surged recently as companies try to figure out how to reach beyond hardcore gamers.
Office For Mac 2016: First Look
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 combines Windows and Mac interfaces with built-in cloud storage.
Industrial IoT: Creating New Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  3/5/2015  | 
While the consumer IoT putters along, the industrial world is diving headlong into using connected devices. Here's how mining equipment maker Joy Global plans to use near real-time remote analytics to squeeze more productivity out of equipment.
2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
Apple Watch: 5 Facts, 5 Questions
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
As Apple's March 9 event approaches, we break down what we know, and what we want to know, about Apple Watch.
iPad Pro Update: Larger Model Delayed
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets pushed back as Apple determines which features are best for enterprise users.
VR, Smartwatches, Wearables: 8 Cool Gadgets From MWC
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
At the 2015 Mobile World Congress, InformationWeek looks at eight cool devices from the showroom floor, including VR headsets, smartwatches, and fitness trackers.
Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Salesforce announces Predictive Decisions features to personalize marketing. Data science drives clicky content and offers.
Security Fail: Why Call Centers Leave Us Hanging
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Call centers act too much like they are running phishing scams, and it is hurting customer service and enterprise security.
Galaxy S6 Vs. iPhone 6 Smackdown
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are just what the company needs to battle Apple's iPhone 6. Here are six reasons why these models will win over consumers.
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
Samsung, BlackBerry, Microsoft: 10 Killer Business Devices At MWC
Slideshows  |  3/4/2015  | 
MWC was a whirlwind of announcements from phone makers, chip vendors, network operators, and app developers, including Samsung, LG, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and more. Here are the 10 devices for business from the show.
6 Connected Vehicles Steal The Show At MWC
Slideshows  |  3/4/2015  | 
Car innovations are coming fast and furious at this year's Mobile World Congress.
FCC Chief At MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the FCC's order that upholds net neutrality.
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.
Warrant Canaries: Watching US Agencies So IT Doesn't Have To
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
ISPs and others are unofficially sounding the alarm in the event that a US government agency is seeking access to user records. Here's why this matters to IT.
IBM Expands Catalog Of iOS Business Apps
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Last year's partnership with Apple is beginning to bear fruit.
iPhone 6 Sales Propel Apple To Top Smartphone Spot
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Samsung lost its top spot to Apple towards the end of 2014, during which smartphone sales surpassed 1 billion devices, according to Gartner.
Google+ Breakup Is The Future of Social Media
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
The mobile experience makes individual tools the new social media battleground.
5G Roadmap, Bumps And All, Detailed At MWC
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Government institutions and companies are all working to make 5G technologies a reality. However, at MWC, no one really has a good definition of what 5G is.
Gen Xers: More Millennial Than Millennials
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gen Xers see the worst part of themselves in Millennials, and that is creating terrible myths about them.
8 Ways IoT Will Change IT Forever
Slideshows  |  3/3/2015  | 
Where the money goes, so go the jobs. Find out which areas of IT we think could face a skills gap in an IoT world.
IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
Intel Tablet SoCs Pack LTE
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Intel announced a new family of SoCs and modems for mobile devices under its Atom brand.
BlackBerry Leap Is Coming, But Focus Is Software
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced four smartphones, including the Leap, but the company's focus is really on its enterprise software portfolio.
How Data Restrictions Hurt The Global Economy
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Many countries are creating policies to restrict the flow of data, driven by privacy or protectionist concerns. Such limits could stifle economic growth.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
Mobile Medical Apps: To Be Or Not Be Regulated
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
The FDA has answered several critical questions on what health-related apps face scrutiny.
HP Buys Aruba: What's Next?
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
HP is buying Aruba Networks for nearly $3 billion. That's the simple part. The hard part is figuring out what the purchase means for your network.
Google Wireless Network Project Confirmed
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
In his keynote at Mobile World Congress 2015, Google's Sundar Pichai said the company will make an announcement on its plans to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).
Windows At 30: Microsoft's OS Keeps Evolving
Slideshows  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft Windows is finishing up its third decade of change. Here's a look at how the operating system has evolved along with new technologies and consumer preferences.
Office For Windows 10: New Details Released At MWC
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft shares more details on the mobile Office for Windows 10 at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Interop Radio: An End-User Look at Network Performance
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 3, for Interop Radio: An End-User Look at Network Performance.
Windows 10 For Mobile Takes MWC Stage
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640XL with the promise of a Windows 10 flagship phone later this year.
Samsung Pay On Galaxy S6 Debuts At MWC
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company also rolled out Samsung Pay as an alternative mobile payment system to Apple Pay and the iPhone 6.
Using Business Intelligence To Change Student Lives
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Nashville Metropolitan schools are building a framework for student success using a data analysis foundation.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
Comic: Career Silo
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
A welcome laugh at the trials of our careers. Are you climbing the ladder or stuck in your job?
HTC's One M9 Debuts At MWC, But Fails To Excite
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
HTC showed off the One M9 smartphone at MWC, but there was little buzz around the company's latest device. HTC is also branching out into wearables and virtual reality.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Fast And Fashionable
Slideshows  |  3/1/2015  | 
The latest flagship smartphone from Samsung gets its big reveal on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2015. Let us count the ways that it shines.
Google HQ Plans: Transparency, Inclusion, And Owls
News  |  3/1/2015  | 
Having mostly taken over Mountain View, CA, Google wants to renovate.
Google Play Sponsored Ads: Wrong Solution To Right Problem
Commentary  |  3/1/2015  | 
Adding sponsored search results to Google Play may be more of an effort to save Google's developer community than about money.
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