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KLM Passengers Can Use Facebook Messenger For Check In
Commentary  |  3/30/2016  | 
KLM, a Netherlands-based airline, is the first to allow passengers to check in, obtain flight details, and even talk to customer service from within the Facebook Messenger chat app.
8 Hot Software Skills To Keep Your Career On Track
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016  | 
Looking for work in tech right now? Looking for ways to expand your role at your current job? I've put on my prognosticator's cap for a look at which software is worth your time. You'll find content management systems, 3D modeling, and programming frameworks in the mix. If you're a hiring manager, it's worth a look to see which software is being used, and where.
Project Tay Turns Racist, Office Updates For March: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/26/2016  | 
Microsoft updated PowerPoint Designer, announced Office 365 updates, pushed for encrypted email, and silenced AI Project Tay after some Internet troll interference.
Google, YouTube Working On Periscope Competitor
Commentary  |  3/25/2016  | 
Google is secretly developing an app that will let people stream video live to YouTube. The product would compete with similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016  | 
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
What Retailers Really Know About Their Customers
News  |  3/25/2016  | 
Retailers are getting smarter about delivering better customer experiences across multiple channels. Yet in spite of ongoing technology investments, the promise of relevant, personalized marketing is still falling short. Here are some of the latest tools retailers are using, how they're using them, and what it all means to their businesses and customers.
Facebook Drops Support For BlackBerry
News  |  3/23/2016  | 
In another blow to the beleaguered smartphone maker, social media titan Facebook announced it would drop BlackBerry support for Messenger, its popular messaging application.
9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real
Slideshows  |  3/19/2016  | 
VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world.
Google's Next HQ: Modern, With Retro Flairs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2016  | 
The pending makeover of Google's Mountain View campus shows concern for birds and the environment, alongside a look that manages to be both retro and modern.
Google Makes Big Enterprise Analytics Play
News  |  3/15/2016  | 
By unifying its data analytics offerings, Google hopes to provide enterprise marketers with more comprehensive customer insight.
10 CIOs Worth Following On Twitter
Slideshows  |  3/11/2016  | 
Social media is a valuable resource to learn the thoughts and priorities of some top IT leaders who are driving change in business technology. Here are 10 CIOs to follow on Twitter.
9 iPhone Hacks To Free Up Storage Space
Slideshows  |  3/6/2016  | 
If you're tired of seeing notifications to address your shrinking iPhone memory, try a few of these tips to clear some extra space.
5 Hot Virtual Reality Picks From MWC 2016
Slideshows  |  2/27/2016  | 
Virtual reality was the spicy side dish to the main serving of smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year. Products on display included headsets, 360-degree cameras, and immersive gaming devices. Here are our five favorite picks from the show floor.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: An Up-Close Look
Slideshows  |  2/23/2016  | 
Competent and compelling, Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, don't break new ground, but they're solid high-end offerings. The company also unveiled a VR camera and other device initiatives.
Windows 10 Lands At DoD, Outlook Web Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/20/2016  | 
Microsoft this week debuted Outlook.com, group video calls on Skype for iOS and Android, the Lumia 650, and several new features on Windows 10.
Skype Group Video Chats Arrive On iOS, Android
News  |  2/18/2016  | 
Microsoft officially launches group video chats for smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android.
Secrets To Successfully Leading A Diverse, Distributed Workforce
News  |  2/17/2016  | 
The workplace has become more diverse and dispersed. Managers need to adapt by listening, embracing curiosity, and finding way to encourage engagement.
Google Killing Off Flash-Based Ads By June
News  |  2/10/2016  | 
While Adobe Flash is little loved, its retirement has been a slow one. Google has announced steps to speed the process, and it will switch over to an HTML5 format in June.
Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users
News  |  2/9/2016  | 
The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016  | 
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Slideshows  |  1/29/2016  | 
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016  | 
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016  | 
Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016  | 
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Twitter's 10,000-Character Limit Bump Makes Business Sense
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
Epic tweets could arrive before the end of April, according to a report. Users are not happy about the prospect so far, but it makes business sense.
Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Yahoo Now Alerting Users Of State-Sponsored Hacks
News  |  12/26/2015  | 
Yahoo will begin warning its users when the company suspects that customers' accounts have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter and Facebook have already started similar alert systems.
Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will acquire messaging startup Talko from its former exec Ray Ozzie, but he won't be rejoining the company.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015  | 
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Facebook At Work Slated For 2016 Debut
News  |  12/14/2015  | 
Facebook for Work -- a stripped-down version of the world's most popular social networking site -- will officially debut in the coming months, according to a number of different media reports.
Walmart Jumps Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Walmart Pay debuts this month, joining the already-crowded mobile payment ranks that include Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and many others.
Google's Pixel C: Hands-On Review
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015  | 
The first Google-made Android tablet lets you leave your laptop at home, though you may still miss it.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015  | 
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015  | 
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015  | 
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
Google+ Mobile Refresh: Will Revamp Get Users Engaging?
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Google's social media platform claims a high number of users but little active engagement. Now, the company is hoping a revamped Google+ that is designed for mobile will succeed.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Defends Use Of Safety Check
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
After facing criticism for not activating the Safety Check feature following the terror attacks in Beirut, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defends its use in Paris following Friday's terrorist attacks.
Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation, Finally
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
At last, app-dependent travelers can get directions even in areas with no network connection. But it's only for Android users, for now.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Bolsters Machine Learning Capabilities
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Microsoft is changing its approach to customer service in Dynamics CRM 2016, which will include Azure Machine Learning among its new capabilities.
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