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SAP Cloud Partnership, Feature Phone Sale: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/21/2016  | 
This week brought news of a Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build, a Bing Concierge Bot, plans to bring SAP HANA to Azure, and the sale of Microsoft's feature phone business.
Apple May Add Touch ID To OS X
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
The iconic computer and device maker is reportedly considering an OS X 10.12 feature that would allow users to unlock their Macs via the same Touch ID technology that's in iPhones and iPads.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
iPhone Sales Slide As Chinese Smartphone Makers See Growth
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Xiaomi, and Huawei continue their strong performance, while Apple sees a double-digit slide in iPhone sales, according to the latest statistics from Gartner.
Google's Virtual Reality Vision Comes Into Focus
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
Google makes several announcements, including its mobile virtual reality platform Daydream, that reveal its long-term strategy to bring VR to the masses.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Grads
Slideshows  |  5/20/2016  | 
The class of 2016 is moving on to higher education or into the working world. Which new gadgets do they want or need for the big transition? Here are some gift ideas for the new grad in your life.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
LinkedIn Hack: Why Breach Is A Wake-Up Call For Users
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
The 2012 LinkedIn security breach is far worse than previously reported. Now reports say that hackers are trying to sell information for more than 117 million accounts, which should have people who use the same password on multiple sites worried.
Videoconferencing Made Easy
Videoconferencing Made Easy
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/19/2016  | 
Shan Sinha, CEO of Highfive, shows off new videoconferencing appliances.
It's All About Automation
It's All About Automation
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/19/2016  | 
A News Desk conversation with VMware VP Dom Delfino.
Acura Testing New Self-Driving Vehicle For 2020 Release
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Acura, the luxury division of Honda, has started testing a hybrid sedan named the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which offers self-driving capabilities. The company is gearing up to release a version of it by 2020.
New Life For Linux
New Life For Linux
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/19/2016  | 
Tom Burns, VP and general manager of Dell Networking, talks Linux with InformationWeek.
Big Man On Campus
Big Man On Campus
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Todd McDole, product line manager at Dell, chats with InformationWeek.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Supporting Multiple VMs From One Device
Supporting Multiple VMs From One Device
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/19/2016  | 
Tom Butts, CEO of SDN appliance maker Accelerated Concepts, stops by the Interop News Desk.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Android N Focuses On Performance, Productivity, Security
Commentary  |  5/19/2016  | 
Google revealed more details about Android N at its annual Google I/O developer conference and released a beta build of the refreshed mobile operating system.
Apple iOS App Dev Accelerator To Open In India
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
The iOS design and development accelerator will be based in India's startup center and build Apple's global ecosystem of third-party developers at a time when its sales in countries like China are plummeting.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016  | 
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Division To Foxconn, HMD Global
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and HMD Global for $350 million. This also means Nokia will return to the phone business.
Motorola Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Target Budget-Conscious Buyers
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Motorola, recently acquired by Lenovo, looks to customization and strong battery life to stand out in a crowded smartphone market. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, along with the Moto G4 Play, are all designed for budget-conscious users in emerging markets.
SAP HANA SPS12 Adds Data Visualization, Other Features
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
SAP HANA SPS12 brings new features for testing, migration, and data visualization to customers for the in-memory database.
Welcome To Our Digital Future
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
Digital transformation is disrupting enterprise IT. David Guzman, CIO of H.D. Smith, has ideas on how to survive and succeed through the disruption.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Slideshows  |  5/18/2016  | 
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Supreme Court Hands Interim Victory To Spokeo Search Site
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
The US Supreme Court has sided with Spokeo in a false-data case, saying that the plaintiff failed to show that he suffered a "concrete" injury. The case highlights several warnings for businesses that aggregate data for sale to the public.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Apple OS Updates Fix Bugs, Brick Some iPads
Commentary  |  5/17/2016  | 
Apple released new versions of its iPhone, Watch, TV, and Mac operating systems this week, but not all of the updates went smoothly for some users.
Google's Waze Enters Uber Territory With Ridesharing Trial
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Bay Area residents will soon have a new ride-sharing option when social navigation app Wave introduces its Rider carpool service. Waze is owned by Google, which is looking to go head-to-head with services from Uber and Lyft.
The Importance Of A Personal Business Continuity Plan
Partner Perspectives  |  5/17/2016  | 
Devising a plan to back up your data is important, inexpensive, and relatively fast, so there is no excuse not to do it.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Bets $1 Billion On Apple
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
The famed investor's firm takes a $1 billion stake in the iPhone maker, marking its first investment in the company and signaling hope for Apple's growth prospects.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016  | 
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Samsung Smartwatch Design Projects UI On Your Hand
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Samsung recently filed a patent application indicating plans to integrate a projector into its smartwatch, which could turn the wearer's hand or nearby surface into a display.
Fitbit Rules Wearables, Apple Dominates Smartwatches: IDC
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
The first quarter saw wearable shipments increase across the board, but there's now a clear division between devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit Flex, according to IDC.
Google Ending Automatic Chrome Support For Flash
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Google's Chrome browser will begin to display HTML5 video and animation, when they're available, on all but 10 websites starting in the fourth quarter of this year. It's another serious blow to the Adobe Flash platform.
Using Containers To Make App Dev Easier
Partner Perspectives  |  5/16/2016  | 
Containers facilitate increased utilization at lower cost with a single control plane. The result is increased efficiency.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Slideshows  |  5/16/2016  | 
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers
Slideshows  |  5/15/2016  | 
The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to success.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016  | 
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Google Hiring Driverless Car Testers In Arizona
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Google is seeking drivers to test its driverless cars in Arizona. If you meet the requirements, you can earn $20 per hour to sit behind the wheel.
Facebook Investigating Trending Topics Censorship Controversy
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launches a probe into allegations that the social media giant excluded conservative news stories from its Trending Topics section.
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