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Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Geekend: Replacing the Turing Test
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
We need a better way to test artificial intelligence.
Cartoon: Your SLA Is A Turkey
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Our cartoonist shows that, even on Thanksgiving, there's no such thing as a free lunch for IT people.
Video: Tech Hygiene Bad Habits, 3D Stock Portfolios
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at bad tech hygiene habits, using Oculus Rift for 3D stock portfolios, security risks during the holiday shopping season, and more.
Comcast App Lets Customers Track Service Techs
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Comcast tests a service that alerts customers when technicians are on the way.
Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
10 Holiday Party Attire Atrocities
Slideshows  |  11/21/2014  | 
Remember, this is Christmas, not Halloween, and this is a company event, not Vegas. What happens at the company party does not stay at the company party.
Silverton Banks On Analytics For Turnaround
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Oregon healthcare organization Silverton Health hopes sophisticated analytics can help it fight rising tide of patients who don't pay their bills.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Mobile Platforms: The Truth About Third Place
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Gorilla Glass 4: Better Smartphone Drop Protection
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Corning says its next-generation glass is twice as strong as anything now on the market.
Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Apple WatchKit: 6 Facts
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones.
H-1B Visa Program: 13 Notable Statistics
Slideshows  |  11/20/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas is expected to considerably outpace supply in the coming year. Consider these 13 instructive figures.
Facebook Groups App Bolsters Microsharing
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Facebook released yet another standalone app, this time focusing on Groups -- a budding subset of 700,000 users.
Salesforce.com Tweaks Social Studio
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Salesforce blends social listening, analysis with content publishing and customer engagement, plus touts Wave Analytics Cloud momentum at the Salesforce1 World Tour event.
Intel's Mobile Change Of Plans
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
As Intel merges its mobile, PC divisions, the promise of a big smartphone division fades.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Nokia N1 Android Tablet: iPad Mini Lookalike
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Nokia returns to the mobile hardware game with the N1 tablet, which resembles an iPad Mini but runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
A Super-Wrong Way To Understand Net Neutrality
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Comparisons to electricity and cable TV are off base. Time for an honest discussion.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
H-1B Visas: What To Expect In 2015
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
Facebook's Enterprise Ambition: 3 Big Hurdles
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
Apple Pay Sparks Consumer Interest In Mobile Payments
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
McDonald's, Walgreens, and other retailers report more consumers are using mobile payments.
Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.
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