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Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: What Techies Want
Slideshows  |  12/5/2014  | 
Need to show your appreciation for the techies in your life? Back away from the knockoff Bluetooth speakers and consider these can't-miss gift ideas.
Facebook Tackles Malware With ESET Partnership
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
ESET joins two other Facebook security partners, Trend Micro and F-Secure, to help protect Facebook users from malicious software in news feeds and messages.
Google Gets Better At Spotting Humans
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Google's revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster -- unless they are using a browser's private mode or some other privacy measure.
Twitter Overhauls Harassment Reporting Tools
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Twitter announces improvements to its blocking feature, plus redesigned tools that make it easier for users to report abusive activity.
HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
5 Ways To Manage LinkedIn Email Notifications
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Drowning in LinkedIn emails? Here's a look at five settings you can change to prevent email overload.
9 Google Apps Tips: Productivity Boosters
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014  | 
Check out these little-known Google Apps features that can make you more efficient and less irritated.
Twitter App Tracking: How To Opt Out
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
New Twitter setting tracks the apps you install on your mobile devices. Here's how it uses this information and how you can opt out.
Twitter Offers Turn Credit Cards Into Coupons
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Twitter targets advertisers with its latest commerce program, which lets users store discounts on their credit cards.
Americans Flunk Internet History
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Pew Research finds gaps in what people understand about the technology they use daily.
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014  | 
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Google Apps Gets New Enterprise Security Features
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 New Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
LinkedIn's latest updates include blogging and mobile app redesigns, adding certifications to your profile, a custom infographic tool, and WeChat integration.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
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.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
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.
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.
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?
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
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.
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.
Facebook Privacy Policy Updates: 4 Facts
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
As Facebook tweaks policies yet again, here's what you need to know.
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.
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
Facebook Messenger Nets 500 Million Users
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Facebook's rocky rollout of its Messenger app has paid off, with its user base more than doubling since making it mandatory for users who want to chat.
SAP Helps Marketers Use Facebook Customer Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP analytic application lets marketers cross customer data with Facebook social data to improve digital campaign results.
Facebook News Feed: 4 Ways To Cut Clutter
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Facebook now gives you more -- but not absolute -- control over the content in your news feed. Use our tips to ditch the noise.
Apple Resolves iMessage Glitch
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Former iPhone users can deactivate their numbers to fix a bug that sent some texts via iMessage rather than SMS.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Facebook: 5 Things You Didnít Know
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed why the social network made Messenger mandatory, his personal style, and more in a Q&A session with users. Here's a look at the highlights.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
Truthy Project Not Orwellian, IT Groups Tell Congress
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Indiana University research on Internet memes is not a threat to free speech, computing researchers tell lawmakers threatening to defund the project.
4 Ways to Avoid Malicious Links on Social Media
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Social media remain fertile ground for hackers to expand their attacks through malware and trendjacking.
8 Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
Slideshows  |  11/6/2014  | 
Serious gamers have been left out of the casual-game tablet app market. These well-loved games deserve a reboot for the tablet.
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