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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.
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.
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 Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of IT’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
Samsung Aims Low With Android Tab3 Lite
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Samsung's latest Android tablet features stripped-down specs, targeting casual users more than mobile pros.
3 Trends Are Reshaping Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
Skepticism of innovative health technology is nothing new. But trends such as social technology will redefine healthcare's future.
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.
Facebook Mobile News Reader Coming Soon?
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
Facebook's Paper will compete with the news reader app Flipboard and could launch this month.
Windows 9: What We Know
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
With Windows 8.1 floundering, Windows 9 rumors have picked up steam. What can you expect from the next version of Windows?
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.
Why Does Nest Need Google? Analytics
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Before we have a truly smart home (or car), we need data analysis that we trust with our lives.
Facebook Privacy Settings: 3 To Check
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
Facebook privacy settings can be tricky to navigate. Do you need to change these?
China Mobile Preps iPhone Launch
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
China Mobile secures more than 1 million iPhones as it prepares to offer the device to customers for the first time. Meanwhile, one study suggests sales of the 5s are killing the 5c.
Smells Like Entrepreneurial Spirit… In The Enterprise?
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Hiring the enterprise IT talent needed to speed innovation will only get harder. Perhaps it's time to partner with independent developers.
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.
Pediatricians Welcome Patients With Surface Tablets, EHRs
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
A practice in Microsoft's backyard, Pediatric Associates of Bellevue, Wash., uses Surface tablets equipped with Greenway's mobile EHR software to record patient visits, beginning at birth.
iPhone Thefts Rise: Protect Yourself
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Thieves nabbed more than 8,000 Apple products in NYC last year. Take these device and data safety steps.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
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.
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.
Samsung Touts Galaxy S5 Dramatic Change
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Samsung hints at big makeover for Galaxy S5 smartphone, expected to ship in April, along with improved Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Benioff: Oracle's 'Big Mistake' Is Salesforce's Gain
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says hiring former Oracle executive Keith Block moved the company "to the next level" in selling to big companies.
CES 2014: Exciting Smartphones Absent
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Top smartphone makers shied away from CES this year, and Chinese companies flooded show with budget models.
10 Wearables To Watch At CES 2014
Slideshows  |  1/8/2014  | 
Smartwatches show their mobile mojo at the annual Las Vegas tech fest, but they're not the only promising wearables.
Do Drivers Need More Privacy Protection?
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
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.
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