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Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Facebook's own e-money service could make the company millions, but would you trust it with your cash?
Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Antiquated systems have made it impossible for the Army to audit its finances. A new ERP coming online will help solve that problem.
VMware Offers Disaster Recovery As A Service
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
VMware disaster recovery service lets customers automatically replicate business systems and data in one of VMware's five vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
Tibco Brings Reusability To Web, Mobile Apps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tibco BusinessWorks 6.0 upgrade gives Web and mobile developers an old-school-meets-new-school backbone for reusing integration logic and components.
Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  4/12/2014  | 
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Facebook Changes: What To Expect
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here's what it means to you.
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Kathleen Sebelius: Failed IT Project Manager?
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Sebelius didn't write the code for HealthCare.gov, but she is paying the price for failing to oversee those who did.
MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
'Escape From Windows XP' With Microsoft Game
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Microsoft releases arcade-style game in lighthearted attempt to discourage use of outdated operating system. Can you beat the blue screen of death?
Facebook Unfriends In-App Mobile Messaging
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Facebook is phasing out the in-app chat feature in its iOS and Android apps and wants users to download a separate app to chat with friends.
Dropbox Carousel: 3 Highlights
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Dropbox reveals Carousel, a new mobile app that automatically backs up and organizes your images. Here's a closer look.
IBM Silverpop Buy Will Boost Marketing
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
IBM deal for SaaS-based Silverpop will boost marketing automation, challenging Oracle's Responsys and Salesforce.com's ExactTarget.
Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Google Glass For Parkinson's: 10 Findings
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don't lose sight of the potential business benefits.
Facebook Privacy: 4 Changes In Works
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Facebook plans to give users more control over sharing, including new photo privacy settings and reminders about public posts. Here's what to expect.
Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
Software Project Estimates: When Will We Learn?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Developers are smart people. So why are less than a third of software projects done on time or on budget?
IT, Business Exec Gulf Widens, McKinsey Says
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Just as more businesses recognize IT's strategic importance, dissatisfaction with IT's effectiveness is growing, McKinsey research shows.
Platform Wars Just Starting
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
BlackBerry is just an early victim in the platform wars. The likes of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook will disrupt established product players in enterprises, homes, and cars.
Why Cloud Fits File Synchronization At Enterprise Scale
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Tackling the data explosion requires bold new thinking and the abandonment of tried and tired methodologies.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update will try to tempt non-touch users, including those transitioning away from Windows XP.
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Google's new Glass At Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Twitter Redesign: Hello, Facebook
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Twitter's newest profile revamp prompts comparisons to Facebook, but the changes make it more usable. Here's what to expect.
Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
Steve Jobs's Email Revealed
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Jobs's 2010 email to executives reveals how closely he followed business moves by competitors.
IBM Expands MobileFirst Consulting Services
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
IBM adds infrastructure-consulting, app-platform-management, and device-procurement services to its mobility services portfolio.
Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
FTC Privacy Enforcement Power Wins Court Blessing
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
Google's Android TV: Aim Lower
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Still smarting from disinterest in Google TV, Google is working on a less ambitious, more appealing sequel.
Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
CIOs: Always Be Strategizing
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Tech leaders should constantly be connecting the dots on how software, services, and processes touch all facets of the company.
Teradata QueryGrid: Beyond Enterprise Data Warehouse
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Teradata adds unified fabric access to myriad databases and Hadoop, triggering multiple analysis engines with a single query. Say goodbye to yesterday's enterprise data warehouse ideas.
As Moore's Law Slows, Open Hardware Rises
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
In EE Live! 2014 keynote, MIT researcher Andrew Huang discusses Moore's Law, the hardware innovation cycle, and more.
Twitter Beats Facebook On Ad Returns
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Advertisers invested twice as much in Facebook ads, but Twitter ads received more clicks, a report says.
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