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Content tagged with Social posted in December 2013
Big Data Analytics: Descriptive Vs. Predictive Vs. Prescriptive
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
What distinguishes these three key types of analytics? A data scientist explains the differences.
7 Facebook Wishes For 2014
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
Facebook botched some changes in 2013, but what will next year bring? Here's our wish list.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Why Native Apps No Longer Add Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
The economics no longer work in the mobile game market. But alternatives are emerging for game discovery and monetization. Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Facebook Launches Donation Button
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Facebook partners with 19 nonprofits to test a simple way to donate. Here's what you need to know before you use the feature.
Facebook Launches Video Ads: 4 Facts
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Video ads will soon hit your Facebook newsfeed. Here's a look at what this means to you.
Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
New Twitter mobile app capability displays tweets from people based on their tagged location, users report.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Twitter Retracts Changes To Blocking Policy
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Twitter quickly reverts to old policy -- which completely blocks others -- after user outcry. Twitter says tweak was intended to protect users from angry ex-followers.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
Gmail Shows Images By Default
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google now serves images through a proxy server to improve both security and the user experience. Marketers might not like the change, though.
4 Ways Gamification Can Help Your Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Badges and other game features keep your customers happy and your employees engaged.
Beware LinkedIn Invitations, Mail Delivery Messages
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Phishers favor emails that appear to be from LinkedIn friends or email systems, study says.
Instagram Private Messaging Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Instagram Direct tool challenges Twitter and Snapchat, lets Instagram users message each other with photos and videos.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
The Truth About Why Stores Track You
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple's iBeacon and other "contextual awareness" technologies might soon pop up on your smartphone as shopping advice. That's not as frightening as it sounds.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
Twitter Enhances Private Messaging For iOS, Android
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Twitter's latest mobile app redesign adds support for photos in direct messages.
Social Business Rules Workplaces – For Now
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Social tools and strategy is generating plenty of hype in the workplace. But we've seen this story before.
5 Facebook iPhone App Headaches, Solved
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
With Facebook's mobile app, locating certain settings can feel like a scavenger hunt. We track down answers to common gripes.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
8 More Facebook Buttons We Want
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A Facebook engineer developed a Sympathize button for the times when Like just doesn't work. But why stop there? The TMI button seems long overdue.
Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99
News  |  12/7/2013  | 
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad?
Facebook Feed Changes: 4 Ways To Declutter
News  |  12/7/2013  | 
Facebook's newest algorithm changes may leave you with a stream full of annoying posts. Regain control over your News Feed using these tips.
Attention Apple Shoppers: iBeacon Is Watching
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Bluetooth transmitters will monitor shoppers' in-store movement and make recommendations based on location.
Creating The 'Solution Economy': Government's Role
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
Google, Facebook Apps Win Smartphone Loyalty
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Who's winning over the most smartphone users? New research by Mobile Metrix and ComScore shows it's a tough road for smaller apps developers.
10 Worst Social Media Meltdowns Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/6/2013  | 
Social media can be a marketer's best friend or worst enemy. Consider the year's social media-fueled nightmares.
Microsoft Is Not Killing Windows RT
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft will unify its operating systems, not eliminate product lines.
PC Slump: No Recovery in Sight
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks are compelling upgrades, but they aren't driving sales of new devices.
Facebook Feed Tweak, Explained
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Facebook's latest change means you can expect to see more shared articles and news, but fewer memes.

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