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IBM Stuffs Flash Into Next-Generation Servers
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
IBM moves flash storage inside the box -- 12.8 TB of it -- to work alongside RAM and cut data movement latencies.
Apple Settles FTC In-App Purchasing Complaint
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
Agreement calls for $32.5 million in refunds for in-app purchases made without parents' OK.
PaaS Is Dead. Long Live PaaS
Commentary  |  1/15/2014  | 
Platform-as-a-service is not dead -- Red Hat exec Krishnan Subramanian says it has evolved to a higher state.
Top 10 Retail CIO Priorities For 2014
Slideshows  |  1/15/2014  | 
NRF Big Show 2014 serves up a wealth of advice for retail tech leaders looking to embrace digital commerce, adopt a mobile-first strategy, and take advantage of big data.
Is The Cloud Platform Battle Over?
Commentary  |  1/15/2014  | 
Iaas and PaaS platform distinctions will soon become irrelevant, as OpenStack's Solum project shows.
FCC Net Neutrality Rules Rejected
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
FCC must draft new rules or rely on the intervention of lawmakers if it's to regulate Internet broadband service providers.
Rackspace Names Taylor Rhodes President
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
Former chief customer officer aims to shake off investor doubts about Rackspace's cloud service fortunes.
Dropbox Takes Blame For Cloud Outage
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
Post-mortem analysis says Friday's cloud service outage was caused by bad script in routine maintenance update.
Google Buys Nest Labs
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
The $3.2 billion deal represents one of Google's largest acquisitions
Mozilla's Eich: Trust Us, We're Open
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
Firefox is trustworthy because its source code can be verified, says CTO Brendan Eich.
Google+ Email Changes: How To Opt Out
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Google+ users can now send you messages without knowing your email address. Here's how to opt out.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
Foreign Businesses Flee US Cloud Computing, Survey Finds
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Concerns about NSA surveillance driving some Canadian and UK companies to take their cloud computing business abroad.
6 Cool Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  1/10/2014  | 
The US government now offers more than 100 handy apps for mobile devices. Check out new apps users rate highly.
SAP Reports Gains, Loses Cloud Chief
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
SAP wraps up 2013 with triple-digit cloud gains, but its cloud business leader, Bob Calderoni, has resigned.
IT Analytics: Measuring Up Is Hard To Do
Commentary  |  1/9/2014  | 
IT groups are struggling to measure their own performance, especially around cloud services, new research says.
CenturyLink Eases Cloud Foundry Deployments
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
CenturyLink embraces Bosh software support from Tier3 acquisition, aims for a greater piece of the PaaS pie owned by Amazon, Microsoft, Google.
CES 2014: Your Heat-Seeing iPhone Awaits
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
FLIR says its thermal imaging attachment for iPhone 5 and 5s has camping, home improvement, and security applications.
Microsoft CES Buzz: CEO Search
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Microsoft remains publicly committed to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer's vision. Is that discouraging his potential replacements?
Benioff: Oracle's 'Big Mistake' Is Salesforce's Gain
News  |  1/9/2014  | CEO Marc Benioff says hiring former Oracle executive Keith Block moved the company "to the next level" in selling to big companies.
Google Ferry Dodges Street Protests
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
To avoid besieged buses in San Francisco and Oakland, Google begins transporting employees by boat.
IBM Builds A Better OpenStack Scheduler
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
IBM's Platform scheduler uses more efficient resource management to improve on OpenStack's own scheduler operations.
Mayer's Yahoo Makeover: CES 2014
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
CEO Marissa Mayer launches new products, showcases a media company emerging from years of rudderless leadership.
CES: Gym Equipment Links To Microsoft HealthVault
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Fitness club members will be able to use a touch screen console to record activity, then pipe it to a personal health record.
GSA CIO Coleman Joins AT&T Government Solutions
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Deputy CIO Sonny Hashmi named acting CIO of General Services Administration.
Vendors Must Cater To Developers Or Die
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | 
Technology providers need to realize that the procurement game has fundamentally changed.
Salesforce1: As The Innovation Story Spins
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | will share its Salesforce1 story in New York this week. Will this be the next confusing chapter in the company's innovation story?
Apple App Store Annual Sales Exceed $10 Billion
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
iOS developers earn $7 billion, while Apple keeps $3 billion.
Intel CEO: 'Make Everything Smart'
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
"Intel Inside" will take on a whole new meaning in the age of wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Parature Buy: Think Self-Service CRM
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Microsoft's planned Parature acquisition will improve Dynamics CRM customer service app to compete more successfully with and Oracle RightNow.
Google Android Heads For Cars
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Automaker alliance will let cars be recognized as Android devices, seeks to dim Apple, Microsoft influence in automotive tech.
3 Mobile Strategy Priorities For 2014
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
Fewer than half of all enterprises have clear mobile strategies in place, IBM research finds.
eLynx Maps Mortgage Docs Move To Public Cloud
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Provider of mortgage documents and digital signatures says banks and mortgage lenders will follow its move to public cloud.
CES 2014: 8 Technologies To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/4/2014  | 
Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers -- it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?
8 Hot IT Jobs For 2014
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
What IT skills and roles will be in demand this year? Recruiters share the scoop.
CES: 5 Hot TV Tech Trends
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
What TV technologies will shine at this year's Consumer Electronics Show? Take a sneak peek.
6 Cloud Upstarts To Watch
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
Watch out, Amazon Web Services. These younger cloud companies bring new architectures and provisioning methods to the game.
Google In 2014: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
2013 proved a great year for Google. Will 2014 be even better?
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