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posted in February 2014
Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
Facebook Ends Email: Beware Forwarding
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Facebook will retire its email address system in March and forward messages to your personal email account. Here's how to turn it off, plus other email settings to check.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
LinkedIn Block User Feature: What It Means
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
To combat online stalking, new LinkedIn feature lets you block specific individuals. Here's how it affects your account.
Social Collaboration, Small Business Style
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
Choose social collaboration tools based on your company's size and ambitions -- and the sensitivity of the business you will discuss.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Facebook's WhatsApp Mega Deal: 5 Rivals
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
After Facebook's WhatsApp deal, pundits couldn't get over the price. But consider these five other sky-high acquisitions from the last decade.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
What Else Could Facebook Buy With $19 Billion?
Commentary  |  2/21/2014  | 
If it's hard to get your mind around just how much $19 billion really is, hereís a few other purchases to put it into perspective.
HIMSS14 Preview: Enabling Today's Digital Doctor
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
A major theme at HIMSS will be the convergence of patient data, social platforms, and analytics -- and what possibilities arise from this convergence.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
Windows XP Shutdown Outrage: Users Boo Microsoft Blog
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Microsoft blogger recently encouraged customers to "help their family and friends get off Windows XP." Oh, really?
LinkedIn Expands Blogging Capability
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
LinkedIn plans to open its publishing platform to all users who want to share career insights and advice.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
LinkedIn Privacy: 5 Safety Tips
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Protect your LinkedIn account by browsing securely, keeping your activity private, and recognizing signs of malicious behavior.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Social Business: Why Group Adoption Matters
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Social business adoption shouldn't focus on individuals. Instead, success stems from groups. Here's why.
Facebook Tackles Your Love Life
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Facebook combs through data to judge whether your love will last, and which seasons spell trouble for relationships.
Dear Twitter: Stop Imitating Facebook
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
Twitter tests a redesign of user profiles that borrows heavily from Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. Here's why we hope Twitter reconsiders it.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
10 Signs Your Geek Lost That Loving Feeling
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
You don't need a Hadoop cluster to analyze the signs that your romance is headed south. A Valentine's Day guide for techies and those who love them.
3 Social Analytics Mistakes: Don't Be Fooled
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Are you rocking your brand's social presence -- or kidding yourself? Make sure you donít fall into these common traps.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
Surveillance Protests Go Global
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Tech companies, advocacy groups, and Internet users rally to demand that governments limit online surveillance.
Facebook's Paper App: 5 Wishes
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Facebook's news reader Paper launched last week to positive reviews, but we see room for improvement.
Flappy Bird Killed By Creator
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Developer who says success "ruins my simple life" yanks hugely popular mobile app that reportedly earned him $50K a day.
California Kill Switch Bill Targets Phone Thieves
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
California bill directs mobile hardware makers to include a way to disable stolen communications devices. Will privacy concerns be addressed?
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Facebook's Next Decade: 3 Key Challenges
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Facebook redefined privacy and sharing, but the next 10 years will force the social network to find new ways to connect with a changed culture.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Nordic Combined Troubleshooting: Not for the faint of heart. Resolve your non-technical spouse's email connectivity issue over the phone, in the air, while ski jumping.
Google Settles EU Antitrust Case, Rivals Whine
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Rival search services gain a guaranteed spot alongside Google results, but competitors say it's not enough.
Hey CIOs, Stop Saying 'No' To Consumer Tech
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
CIOs can learn from Consumerization 2.0 issues such as restless employees, shadow IT, and BYOD.
Facebook: What We Love To Loathe
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Facebook tests your patience on privacy -- and some friends test your patience with TMI. Survey shows what makes Facebook fans tick, and what ticks them off.
10 Famous Facebook Flops
Slideshows  |  2/4/2014  | 
Facebook has suffered some ignominious strikeouts during its 10 years. Consider these 10 features and products that didn't fly.
10 Domain Names We'd Like
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
As new, generic top-level domains spring up everywhere, we have some thoughts on some that -- surprisingly -- no one's claimed.
Second Life Founder Pursues Second Chance
Commentary  |  2/3/2014  | 
Philip Rosedale's new startup, High Fidelity, hopes to make virtual worlds mainstream by clearing technical hurdles that Second Life stumbled over.
Facebook History: 10 Defining Moments
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
From Facebook's Harvard beginnings to its billion-user mark, we look back at the decisions and milestones that shaped the social network.
Downside Of The Data Fast Lane
Commentary  |  2/3/2014  | 
Marketing data enables plenty of efficiencies for consumers. But convenience shouldn't blind us to the potential hazards.
Microsoft Slashes Windows 8.1 Tablet Prices
News  |  2/1/2014  | 
Microsoft knocks $50 to $70 off Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba Windows 8.1 tablets, putting them in range of iPad Mini.


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