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Facebook Groups App Bolsters Microsharing
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Facebook released yet another standalone app, this time focusing on Groups -- a budding subset of 700,000 users.
Salesforce.com Tweaks Social Studio
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Salesforce blends social listening, analysis with content publishing and customer engagement, plus touts Wave Analytics Cloud momentum at the Salesforce1 World Tour event.
Intel's Mobile Change Of Plans
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
As Intel merges its mobile, PC divisions, the promise of a big smartphone division fades.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Nokia N1 Android Tablet: iPad Mini Lookalike
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Nokia returns to the mobile hardware game with the N1 tablet, which resembles an iPad Mini but runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
A Super-Wrong Way To Understand Net Neutrality
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Comparisons to electricity and cable TV are off base. Time for an honest discussion.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
H-1B Visas: What To Expect In 2015
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
Facebook's Enterprise Ambition: 3 Big Hurdles
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
Apple Pay Sparks Consumer Interest In Mobile Payments
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
McDonald's, Walgreens, and other retailers report more consumers are using mobile payments.
Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.
Amazon's Container Strategy, Examined
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Amazon believes it can win developers with new AWS Container Service, despite Google's big headstart.
Why We Must Move To IPv6
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Facts are facts: The number of IPv4 addresses available in North America will reach zero soon.
DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
IT's 10 Fastest-Growing Paychecks
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014  | 
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
For Tech Dads, Is Paternity Leave Risky?
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Tech culture prizes long hours at the office. How does that influence new fathers when it comes to family leave?
Video: Google Inbox, BitCoin On Wall Street, & More
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at the new Google Inbox, how BitCoin could change financial services, and other top stories.
Privacy: Zuck Is Not The Devil
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Facebook's new privacy rules? No reason to get grumpy. US Department of Justice's new "overly friendly skies"? Worthy of outrage.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
Cartoon: How I Met Your Mother
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Our cartoonist's take on dating in the gadget age.
8 Doomsday Predictions From Yesterday And Today
Slideshows  |  11/14/2014  | 
We've long been frightened of the potential for technology to go wrong, and that doesn't seem likely to change.
Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
Facebook Privacy Policy Updates: 4 Facts
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
As Facebook tweaks policies yet again, here's what you need to know.
InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/14/2014  | 
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
Geekend: Microsoft Patches Bug Old Enough To Vote
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Microsoft discovered and patched a bug from a previous century.
Microsoft .NET's Sudden Ubiquity
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
In a too-good-to-be-true turn of events for enterprises, Microsoft ports .NET development framework to Linux and Mac OS and open-sources the entire .NET stack.
Oracle Lawsuit Against SAP Settled At Last
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle the long-running copyright-infringement case involving its shuttered TomorrowNow services unit.
L-1 Visas: H-1B's Quiet, Powerful Cousin
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
You're probably familiar with H-1B visas and the annual cap on them. Their lesser-discussed cousin, the L-1, has no such yearly limit.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
4 Twitter Changes, Explained
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Twitter responds to criticism about stagnant innovation by announcing a handful of new features coming to video, messaging, and users' timelines.
ATP: Don't Give Up On Prevention
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
As businesses rely on more complex systems with more tools from different vendors, traditional security measures are becoming increasingly inadequate.
8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
Slideshows  |  11/13/2014  | 
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
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