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DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015  | 
Flaws in Google’s Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
How Military Tech Changed IT: A Memorial Day Retrospective
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015  | 
In honor of Memorial Day, we laud the IT technology the military helped develop.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NASA Technology Roadmap: A Heavenly Guide For IT And CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
NASA's Technology Roadmap for 2015-2035 gives hints about the future of IT in your enterprise. Here's how space is changing big data, supercomputing, and other technologies.
NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
Google Maps Slur Forces Company To Apologize
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
While Google's mapping technology can make everyday life much easier for many -- especially during Memorial Day weekend -- users' ability to edit search terms with Map Maker can cause problems.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
Whether Or Not Chris Roberts Took Over A Plane, It Still Matters
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
Whether prominent hacker Chris Roberts took over a plane or not, the industry needs to rethink the way white hat hackers do their research.
Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015  | 
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Google Automated Car Accidents: Not Our Fault
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Self-driving cars have been involved in several accidents, but the blame appears to belong to other drivers.
Poker Pros Barely Beat Bot
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
NASA, CASIS Show How Your Company’s Space Strategy Can Work
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The business model is changing when it comes to commercial space research.
Google I/O 2015: Dial M For Android
News  |  5/8/2015  | 
The next version of Android is likely to be discussed at Google's developer conference, possibly along with news about a new wearable.
IT Staff Fearful Of Cloud? Try Cloud Whispering
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Don't force people into cloud scenarios they fear. Here are some ways to win them over first.
Cuba Turns To Analytics, Big Data To Help Tourism
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
As Cuba prepares for an influx of American tourists and businesses, the government turned to a Spanish analytics firm to help it crunch big data to improve hotels and infrastructure.
First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?
Pinterest Opens Up To Developers
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
FCC's Wheeler Dishes On Comcast, Time Warner, Net Neutrality
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler talked Time Warmer, Comcast, net neutrality, and whether he'll serve under the next president or just play with his grandkids.
H-1B Visas: 10 Numbers To Know In 2015
Slideshows  |  5/5/2015  | 
Statistics around this year's record-setting volume of new H-1B visa applications point to continuously growing demand for a supply that's unlikely to rise soon.
Tesla Energy: Changing How Businesses, Homes Use Power
News  |  5/2/2015  | 
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works.
Remember The Restroom When Deploying Wireless
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
One lesson learned at Houston Methodist Hospital about going wireless: If the CEO can't get access in the can, it's a bad day.
Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
H-1B Visas Tougher To Come By In 2015
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas far outpaces supply in the 2015 application cycle. Don't expect that to change in the near future.
Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
NASA MESSENGER Prepares For Impact On Mercury
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is beaming back some final, incredible photos as it prepares to smash into the planet's surface -- a hard landing for the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.
IBM Sets Quantum Computing Milestone
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
IBM sees the future of quantum computing as having a major impact in the life sciences and chemistry fields.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Slideshows  |  4/26/2015  | 
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
Box Looks Beyond Storage
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
At its second annual developer conference, Box rearranged its platform to entice enterprise developers.
Hubble Telescope: 25 Years Of Stunning Images
Slideshows  |  4/22/2015  | 
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th year in low-Earth orbit, InformationWeek has taken a selection of some of the craft's most stunning and awe-inspiring photos, which explore the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond -- pictures that truly define the phrase "out of this world."
Bypassing The Password, Part 3: Freedom Compromised
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Want to protect your privacy from government snoops? Say no to biometrics. Say yes to strong password protection and encryption.
Bypassing The Password, Part 2: Trusted Identities
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The federal government's collaborative efforts with the private sector to "mov[e] beyond the password" are difficult to trust when there are potentially ulterior motives at play.
Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015  | 
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
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