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Google Shutting Down Orkut
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
4 Facebook Privacy Intrusion Fixes
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Facebook may control most of your data, but you can take protective steps. Here's what you need to know.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Google Kills Quickoffice
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google will no longer offer Quickoffice mobile productivity suite to new users, urging mobile owners to adopt Google Drive apps instead.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
Facebook News Feed: 5 Changes
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
Gone are the days when Facebook showed you every post from every friend. Here's a look at Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm changes and how they affect the content you see.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Mobile Security Action Plan
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Consumerization means CIOs must grant personal devices access to corporate data and networks. Here's how to avoid loss and corruption.
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
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.
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.
Wearable Tech: Fashion Will Rule
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
With wearable tech, first impressions matter more than features.
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.
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.
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