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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Samsung, Sony, HTC: Smartphone Struggles
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
All three companies saw smartphone sales decline, thanks to fierce competition and a changing market.
Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014  | 
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Facebook will drop the chat feature from its main app and require users to download Messenger. You will have one week to make the switch.
Fitbit Debuts Windows Phone App
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Popular fitness device is one of the first wearables to offer a dedicated app for Windows Phone.
5 Inexpensive Smartphones: No Perfect Choice
Slideshows  |  7/29/2014  | 
As manufacturers realize that real growth potential is in the developing world, the race is on to build the best inexpensive smartphone. Phone makers are getting closer but haven't perfected the formula yet.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update Details Leak
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Windows Phone 8.1 is still rolling out, but a new update is already on the way, with support for Start screen folders and even bigger phablets.
Samsung's Tizen Smartphone: Dead On Arrival?
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Samsung has indefinitely delayed the launch of its Tizen-based smartphone. Time to call it a failure?
Amazon's Bruising Week
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Second quarter financial struggles combined with poor reviews of the Fire Phone leave Amazon playing defense.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Slideshows  |  7/25/2014  | 
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Just Let Me Code!
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.
Sprint To Push Google Apps For Business
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
In bid to win enterprise customers, Sprint offers Google Apps for Business.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Why Facebook’s 'Buy' Button Will Fail
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Even if Facebook is able to overcome its trust problem, it still faces an even more serious threat: timing.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
Location Analytics + Maps: 10 Eureka Moments
Slideshows  |  7/23/2014  | 
Multiple data sources combined with geographic information (GIS) technology can provide a new level of business insight. Ask smart questions and see where the data takes you.
Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
Apple Preps Larger iPhone
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Apple's order of up to 80 million devices suggests consumers want a larger iPhone, but will it hurt iPad sales?
Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Facebook's Save Button Bookmarks Content For Later
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
If you're short on time, a new bookmarking feature on Facebook lets you save links, places, music, and more. Here's what you need to know.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Hidden iOS Services Bypass Security
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
A computer researcher asks why Apple allows undocumented services to bypass encryption and access user data.
Internet of Sports: How Seattle Sounders Track Performance
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
The US soccer powerhouse uses wearable devices and data visualization to analyze the fitness levels of stars like Clint Dempsey.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Why Enterprises Need To Adapt To Agile
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Today's large businesses are not too big and inflexible to be agile. Here's why.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014  | 
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Oracle Social Cloud Gains LinkedIn Support
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.
CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Digital strategies that focus only on customer engagement are shallow. But to go deeper, CIOs and CMOs must be partners.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Google+ Ends Ban On Fake Names
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Google+ policy change lets you mask your true identity with a pseudonym and allows you to make anonymous YouTube comments once again.
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