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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
10 Social Business Leaders For 2013
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
State Street, Unisys, GE Capital, KPMG and Leaseplan lead list of companies recognized as E2 Social Business Leaders.
MIT Sees Zombies And MOOCs In Education's Future
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Parents Press For Mobile Tech In Education
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
More than 50% of parents believe schools should make added use of mobile devices in education, new survey finds.
U.K. Fiber Failures Hinder Economic Growth
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
U.K. should follow France's model of public-private investment in broadband infrastructure to bolster its economy, telecom consultants say.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Ted Turner And Jerry Levin
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
By bringing the world of content to the world of technology, they transformed media and entertainment.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Google Adds Stock-Android Smartphones
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With $599 version of HTC One, Google responds to demand for more smartphones that have the stock version of Android installed.
Google Pushes On iPhone Apps
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai reveals why the company makes apps for Apple's iPhone but not for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Amazon Cloud Pricing Threatens Tech Titans
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
Why You Need A Mobile Center Of Excellence
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
A division created specifically to marshal your mobile efforts can bring your company long-term rewards. Here's what it needs to succeed.
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
NASA Launches Second Robot Challenge
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Contestants to demonstrate robots that can collect geologic samples in bid for $1.5 prize money.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
Gmail Inbox Update: Hopes And Fears
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Gmail's new categorization capabilities bring optimism -- and apprehension -- to this email addict's heart.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Windows 8.1: Thanks For Listening, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Consumers will keep chasing new and shiny; business users will keep working on a PC. Microsoft finally appears to understand that.
Giants, Red Sox, Celtics To Talk Customer Experience At E2
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT leaders from some of history's most successful sports franchises join the E2 keynote lineup to discuss how they're transforming fan experience through technology innovation.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dials Back Specs
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Billed as a smaller version of its powerful flagship smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is nothing short of a land grab.
Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Motorola To Make Moto X Phone In Texas
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms it's preparing to storm the market with a new flagship phone in early fall.
Rackspace Meets VMware Halfway On Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Rackspace president Lew Moorman agrees on the power of hybrid cloud, but says rival VMware has the wrong notion of how it should work.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
Microsoft Unites Skype and Lync, Cisco Protests
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Microsoft has started integrating Lync and Skype, as expected. Phase 1 doesn't include video support, but Cisco's claims of "monopoly" indicate it's concerned.
HootSuite Fights Social Media Account Takeovers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
HootSuite Security Services audits social assets, monitors for unusual Twitter account activity and offers crisis plans in the event of account takeovers.
3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Why haven't cash-strapped American schools embraced open-source operating systems on the desktop?
10 Twitter Power Tips
Slideshows  |  5/29/2013  | 
Want to take your Twitter presence to the next level? These features and techniques will get you there.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Intel Buys GPS Technology To Boost Mobile Effort
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Intel scoops up ST-Ericsson's geo-location business in a bid to improve its mobile offerings.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
Texting Tool Helps Kids Fight Bullying
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Confidential two-way texting service will be offered to all U.S. K-12 schools, will cost only the price of a phone line.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
Savvis Expands Worldwide Data Center Footprint
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
CenturyLink unit adds space in 9 locations, plans to focus on recovery services.
VMware Partners Wrestle With Cloud Co-opetition
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
VMware's strengths include its partner ecosysytem. But those partners must stare down some risk as VMware itself ventures into hybrid cloud services.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
PC Lockdowns Eyed As IP Theft Tool
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Controversial proposal says businesses should be allowed to lock down PCs they suspect contain stolen information. Privacy expert warns of fraud risk.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Server Sales Slump Continues, Gartner Says
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue declines 5% in the first quarter, with Oracle as loss leader and Dell bucking the trend.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
LG Intros White Nexus 4, Talks Nexus 5
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
LG isn't building the Nexus 5, but wouldn't turn down the opportunity.
EdgeCast Knows What Seconds Cost Online Retailers
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
Google Chrome Browser Blurs OS Lines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Google talks about Chrome OS and the Chrome browser as though they're different products, but they continue to converge. Witness the new rich notifications feature.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Irving Kahn
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
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