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Lenovo's Motorola Buy: Government IT Impact
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Lenovo won't overcome its obstacles with US federal IT market due to this acquisition -- but deal will likely strengthen Samsung's position.
Dell's Android Dongle Dare
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
$129 Cloud Connect, a wireless network card, turns any modern display into a computer; use with Android apps, virtualized PC desktops, and Dell cloud services.
Facebook Paper: 3 Facts
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Facebook will launch a standalone news reader app on Feb. 3. Here's what you need to know.
Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Google loses billions of dollars on the deal, but says it will help to improve Android and let Motorola become a major player in the wireless phone market.
Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes
Commentary  |  1/30/2014  | 
Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
AT&T Fights To Keep Customers
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
AT&T fires the latest salvo in the carrier war for contracts: $100 credit for all new lines of service.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
Chrome Apps Come To Android, iOS
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Google software lets developers package Chrome Apps to run on Android and iOS devices as if they were native mobile apps. Move helps bridge the gap between web and native development.
Government Loosens Data Disclosure Gag
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
1 Billion Smartphones Shipped In 2013
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartphones accounted for 55.1% of worldwide mobile phone shipments last year; Samsung, Apple again led the pack.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
NSA, British Spy Agency Collect Angry Birds Data
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters have collected data from smartphone apps for years, says new report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Android Surges, iOS Slips In 2013
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Android, iOS, and Windows Phone continue to jockey for position as Samsung and Apple begin to show signs of weakness.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Google Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
Stop Harassing Google Employees
Commentary  |  1/25/2014  | 
The right to free speech isn't a license to threaten, harass, or intimidate.
SAP Preps Super Bowl 'Stats Zone'
News  |  1/25/2014  | 
NFL sponsor SAP is bringing a giant data-analysis expo to 'Super Bowl Boulevard' on New York's Times Square.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014  | 
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
Facebook Predicts Princeton Won't Exist In 2021
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Facebook addressed Princeton's prediction of the social network's sudden demise with its own amusing findings using the same methodology.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Samsung Profits Decline As Growth Slows
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Sales of Samsung's smartphones fell slightly during the fourth quarter as the world's leading smartphone maker offers weak outlook moving into 2014.
MDLive, Sutter Health Make Telemedicine Inroads
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Telehealth provider MDLive rides high on healthcare partnerships totaling $24 million in funding so far.
Google's Competition Is Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
People tend to think of Amazon as an online store. But it's so much more.
Nokia Smartphone Sales Dip Ahead Of Microsoft Buyout
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Nokia's latest earnings report could signal more challenges ahead for the Windows Phone platform.
Workday Brings Consumer Web Experience To Enterprise Apps
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Workday taps HTML5 to bring the look and feel of Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn to corporate apps on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Better Videoconferencing In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/23/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why advanced HD desktop videoconferencing systems are a smart choice for enterprises, and offers 12 tips for using them effectively.
Motorola Lures iPhone Customers With Migrate
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Motorola Mobility updates Android data migration app with ability to handle iPhone data.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
Apple Customers Bought More Expensive iPads In Q4
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Apple sold about 25 million iPads during the holiday season, with iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display making up the bulk of sales.
Facebook Tweak Promises More Posts From Friends
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
New Facebook feed bows to users' preference for posts from friends over posts from pages they've liked, and tells page owners to try using images with their posts.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
SAP Doubles Down On Cloud Computing
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
SAP accelerates its transition to cloud services, raising subscription revenue forecasts and rolling back profit expectations as it invests in cloud growth.
Apple Phablet Could Disrupt Market
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Phablets aren't a fad, Juniper Research says. Android and Windows Phone will lead the market -- at least until Apple jumps in.
Why Most Companies Renovate Instead Of Innovate
Commentary  |  1/21/2014  | 
Low-risk, incremental improvements aren't innovation, but that's where most companies focus, Accenture finds.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Can Windows Tablets Break Out In 2014?
Commentary  |  1/18/2014  | 
One lesson to date: While Apple can still command top dollar, Windows tablets only become widely desirable when they drop to Android-level pricing.
Obama Outlines 5 Surveillance Reforms
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
NSA's controversial bulk collection of phone records will end, but businesses may be asked to retain data in case the government needs it.
Facebook Sees Green In Trending Topics
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
What is Facebook up to highlighting trending topics? Think advertiser clout compared to Twitter and online news sites.
Net Neutrality: Regulation Makes Evil Empire Giggle
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
Want a faster, better, cheaper, more available Internet? Painful Net neutrality regulations wonít help. Competition will.
Apple, Samsung Extend US Smartphone Supremacy
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
US consumers prefer iPhones and Galaxies to other smartphones, iPhone sales help Apple widen its lead.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.
16 Stupid Tech Job Interview Questions: Show Your Snark
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
Glassdoor characterizes these actual job interview questions as "oddball." We give these questions the answers they deserve.
Look Out, Nest: 5 Smart Home Startups
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google's charge into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.
5 Big Business Intelligence Trends For 2014
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
Visual data discovery, cloud computing, and mobile lead the BI trends to watch in 2014. Take a closer look.
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