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posted in April 2014
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Facebook Mobilizes At F8
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Twitter User Growth Stalls
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Do recent lackluster user numbers mean Twitter's strongest days are behind it?
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
Firefox 29 Debuts, With Mozilla In Turmoil
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
BASIC Turns 50: A Love/Hate Story
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
We look back on BASIC's 50 years of attracting -- and repelling -- new programmers.
Facebook Launches Business Manager Tool
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Business Manager streamlines workflows for large advertisers and provides one dashboard to manage accounts, pages, permissions, and more.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Healthcare Social Networks: New Choices For Doctors, Patients
Slideshows  |  4/29/2014  | 
Check out healthcare-focused social networks, where healthcare pros can collaborate and share resources online, and patients can access more than information.
Epicor Overhauls ERP For Cloud, Mobility
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Epicor says ERP upgrade based on Microsoft's stack is twice as fast and four times as scalable for cloud deployment.
How To Blend BPM, Social Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
One example: a renewable energy firm wanted to implement more rigorous process management, but also needed to leave room to improvise.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
White House Website Helps Veterans Find Jobs
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Veterans Employment Center offers job-search tools to help transitioning service members connect with employers.
Google+ Manager Vic Gundotra Resigns
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
AOL Adds 'Native' Mobile Ads
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
What Millennial Workers Want
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Use Facebook's newest setting to disable auto-play videos and ads on desktop, limit them to WiFi on iOS and Android.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Facebook's "Nearby Friends" feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here's what you need to know.
Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
LinkedIn Debuts SlideShare App, Mobile Updates
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
LinkedIn's mobile push continues with a new content-driven app and web-based mobile features for SlideShare.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Facebook's own e-money service could make the company millions, but would you trust it with your cash?
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
Facebook Changes: What To Expect
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here's what it means to you.
Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  4/12/2014  | 
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Facebook Unfriends In-App Mobile Messaging
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Facebook is phasing out the in-app chat feature in its iOS and Android apps and wants users to download a separate app to chat with friends.
Apple Loses iOS Designer Greg Christie
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Greg Christie, designer responsible for iPhone user interface, will retire as Jony Ive is given more control.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Facebook Privacy: 4 Changes In Works
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Facebook plans to give users more control over sharing, including new photo privacy settings and reminders about public posts. Here's what to expect.
Platform Wars Just Starting
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
BlackBerry is just an early victim in the platform wars. The likes of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook will disrupt established product players in enterprises, homes, and cars.
Twitter Redesign: Hello, Facebook
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Twitter's newest profile revamp prompts comparisons to Facebook, but the changes make it more usable. Here's what to expect.
Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
Twitter Beats Facebook On Ad Returns
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Advertisers invested twice as much in Facebook ads, but Twitter ads received more clicks, a report says.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
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