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Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Apple joins host of other retailers that offer current iPhone owners sweet deals, just in time to capitalize on its new iPhone models due out in September.
Microsoft Greenlights Gag Order Lawsuit
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Citing free speech, Microsoft and Google proceed with lawsuits against government to allow the companies to publicly divulge more information about FISA requests for user data.
MOOCs No Slam Dunk For Virginia Commonwealth University
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Rather than jump headfirst into online education, VCU created a task force, surveyed students and faculty and wrote a long-range plan.
Vanderbilt Teases Students, Pleases Faculty With MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Vanderbilt positions its massive open online courses as "educational outreach," not course replacements.
Social Media May Influence Your Credit Worthiness
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Some lenders look at how you interact with friends and customers on Facebook and Twitter to decide whether you're a good loan candidate.
MOOCs Proliferate Despite Unanswered Questions
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Universities investing in massive open online courses face an uncertain payoff.
Wesleyan's Secrets To Successful MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Wesleyan University polls students regularly and avoids flashy Hollywood techniques to ensure its massive open online courses are effective without breaking the budget.
PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Will MOOCs Massively Disrupt Higher Education?
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Even as they grow in popularity, massive open online courses prompt debates about their impact on students, business model and role in the future of education.
Nokia Connects Cars To Cloud With Here Auto
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Nokia banks on the future of constantly updated, Internet-connected maps with its cloud-based Here Auto in-dash navigation system.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Specs Emerge
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Samsung smartwatch will have oversize 2.5-inch screen but only 10 hours of battery life.
Facebook Says User Data Is Price Of Admission
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Social network clarifies it has the right to sell ads associated with user names and profile pictures without compensating the user.
Pearson Expands Online Adaptive Learning To Science, Business
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Pearson will use Knewton's big-data technology to power its online tutoring service for college biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting students.
U.S. Military Units Share IT, Save $1.2 Billion
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency agree to share 100-Gbps backbone and regional security stacks, saving over $1 billion in future IT costs.
Twitter Intros Facebook-Style Conversation Feature
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Twitter plays catch-up to Facebook with the launch of a better threaded commenting system, new mobile features.
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
MOOC Math Students Beat On-Campus Pass Rate
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Udacity-San Jose State MOOC partnership, paused over poor early results, turns a corner and will resume.
Google Glass Gets Road Test
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Traffic data provider Inrix believes Google Glass has a future on the highway.
Cloud Security: Why Auditors Are Part Of The Problem
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
Disruptive Education Advocate Encouraged By Obama Focus
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Christensen Institute's Michael Horn says Obama college ratings proposal could be valuable without link to student financial aid.
Nokia, Microsoft Plan New Windows RT Tablets
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
IT innovators turn great ideas into action. Use these winning InformationWeek 500 projects to spark your creativity and advance your plans.
Top 10 Government IT Innovators Of 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
From low-cost open-source tech tools to better citizen services, government IT staffs show how creative -- and cost conscious -- they can be.
Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Microsoft puts Windows 8.1 in PC and tablet makers' hands. But according to Forrester analyst, there might not be many customers waiting.
Build Richer Customer Relationships Using 'Small Data'
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Treat your customers like people, not marketing segments. The key: pay attention to tweets, Facebook posts and other data that can help personalize the relationship.
Where Do Data Scientists Come From?
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Data experts aren't uniformly distributed around the globe. Prepare to be surprised at some of the best countries and cities for data expertise.
Facebook Expands Shared Photo Albums
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Facebook's newest feature lets selected friends add images to a shared photo album. Here's how it works -- and how to keep it private.
Stop Cyberbullying: 5 Tips
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Cyberbullying victims face harassment long after the school day ends. Here's how to protect students from online tormentors.
Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Yes, our organization is heavily invested in Microsoft products, but here's why the CEO's exit won't keep me up at night.
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Samsung will debut wearable computer Sept. 4, says exec, but it may not yet be ready for consumers.
Google Explains Chromecast Changes
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Despite claim that it will shut out small developers, Google insists it wants Chromecast video-streaming apps for local content.
Ballmer's Legacy Still Incomplete
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Clearly, Ballmer had to go. But will Microsoft's "device and services" plan seem any more viable once a new CEO takes over?
Will Flash Memory Rule VMworld?
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Flash is everywhere at VMworld. Here's why.
Samsung Courts Developers With Conference
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Samsung's inaugural Global Developers Conference is open for registration.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
What I Didn't Say About Agile
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Former VA CIO Roger Baker responds to readers who haven't seen the upside of Agile development.
Army, Marines Can Improve Training Simulation
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
MOOCs Lead Duke To Reinvent On-Campus Courses
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Massive open online courses shake up the way professors teach traditional classes.
Big Data: A Practical Definition
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Today's hazy definitions don't clearly illustrate big data's benefits, says one Hortonworks exec. Here's a pragmatic alternative.
Ballmer Is Off The Matrix
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
iPhone Needs More Than Gold To Regain Mojo
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
A gold-colored iPhone will reportedly arrive next month -- but to recapture market momentum, Apple must deliver more than a new hue.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Everyone's trying to create environments for rapid innovation, but some ideas need to simmer for a while.
Microsoft's Big Risk As Ballmer Departs: Windows Phone
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Progress sometimes freezes when troops must wait for a new CEO. Microsoft's Windows Phone team can't let this happen for two big reasons: Apple and Google.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
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