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Facebook Still A Teen Idol: Forrester
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Majority of US teens still use the site and their time on site has increased, Forrester survey says.
Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Why IT's Mobility Efforts Still Fall Short
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
IT must support employees on the go as well as build mobile apps for customers. Both initiatives still have a long way to go.
Facebook App Cleans Up Your Social Profile
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Social Sweepster combs users' Facebook and Twitter accounts for pictures and posts that could jeopardize job searches.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Facebook Ad Prices Increase, Frequency Drops
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Facebook's redesigned format means marketers should expect to pay more for right-hand-column ads. The good news: Users will see fewer ads.
Smartphone Buyers Want Larger Screens
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Big-screened phones are no longer a fad, global survey of potential smartphone buyers shows.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Facebook Overhauls Android App For Emerging Countries
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Facebook's Android app now consumes 50% less data and is 65% smaller to accommodate bandwidth and device limitations in emerging countries.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Amazon Fire: 6 Key Points
Slideshows  |  6/20/2014  | 
Amazon's Fire smartphone might convince people to buy more stuff from Amazon. But consider these factors before buying the phone.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
Amazon Fire: Here's The Rub
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon's new Fire smartphone makes sense for Jeff Bezos, but not for us. The "ultimate" shopping experience should be made available as an app, not as hardware.
LinkedIn Job Search App Debuts
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
LinkedIn's new job search app lets you search for open positions, filter results, apply for jobs, and more. Here's the lowdown.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Amazon Fire: The Buy Phone
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Or should we call it the Prime Phone? Amazon hopes its smartphone will tempt people to ditch Apple and Samsung for dedicated access to Amazon products.
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
'Selling' DevOps With Business Results
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams often coast on "feel-good" technology diagnostics that don't affect the bottom line.
Facebook Slingshot: Watch Out Snapchat
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Facebook again tries to win over Snapchat users with Slingshot, its own version of self-destructing messages. Here's a look at the app's features.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Google+ Launches Premium Features For Apps Customers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
New premium version of Google+ for Apps customers includes additional controls and features for the social network and video conferencing platform, Hangouts.
Amazon Phone Looks To Be AT&T Exclusive
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
It stands to reason that Amazon would have a single carrier partner for its first smartphone.
Microsoft Office For iPad Vs. iWork Vs. Google
Slideshows  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Office for iPad wins praise from productivity software users, but is it right for you? We compare the free alternatives from Apple and Google.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
Transportation Dept. Wants To Regulate Smartphone Maps
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The Department of Transportation seeks the power to determine whether smartphone apps are a danger to drivers.
What Amazon Phone Could Mean
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
Watch for Amazon's long-rumored device to usher in a new era of commerce-optimized smartphones. Call it the industry's first sell phone.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Smart New Moves
Slideshows  |  6/16/2014  | 
Ready to take your LinkedIn success to the next level? Check out the newest tools and features to get you there.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Takes On iPad
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Samsung's new line of high-end tablets boasts a gorgeous display, sophisticated design, and a thoughtful feature set.
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
Twitter Rules Trustworthy Websites
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Social networks scored high in a new report on website privacy and security, while news companies scored the lowest.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
Business PCs' New Era: 6 Trends
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Six factors are shaping the new multi-screen world of office computing.
9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Slideshows  |  6/13/2014  | 
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Facebook Ads: Users Offered More Control
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Soon Facebook will opt you into ads based on your browsing history and offer new ways to adjust what you see. Here's how to opt out -- and the other key details.
Starbucks Wireless Charging Plan: Meet Powermat
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Starbucks plans to install free wireless charging stations in its stores -- but not all devices are compatible.
When Internet Of Things Meets Imperfect Networks
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Internet of Things creates a flow of data that often must be constant to be of real value. Bandwidth shortcomings need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
16 NoSQL, NewSQL Databases To Watch
Slideshows  |  6/12/2014  | 
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
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