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Google Shutting Down Orkut
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
4 Facebook Privacy Intrusion Fixes
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Facebook may control most of your data, but you can take protective steps. Here's what you need to know.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Facebook News Feed: 5 Changes
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
Gone are the days when Facebook showed you every post from every friend. Here's a look at Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm changes and how they affect the content you see.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
Facebook Still A Teen Idol: Forrester
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Majority of US teens still use the site and their time on site has increased, Forrester survey says.
Facebook App Cleans Up Your Social Profile
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Social Sweepster combs users' Facebook and Twitter accounts for pictures and posts that could jeopardize job searches.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Facebook Ad Prices Increase, Frequency Drops
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Facebook's redesigned format means marketers should expect to pay more for right-hand-column ads. The good news: Users will see fewer ads.
Facebook Overhauls Android App For Emerging Countries
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Facebook's Android app now consumes 50% less data and is 65% smaller to accommodate bandwidth and device limitations in emerging countries.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
LinkedIn Job Search App Debuts
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
LinkedIn's new job search app lets you search for open positions, filter results, apply for jobs, and more. Here's the lowdown.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
Amazon Fire: The Buy Phone
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Or should we call it the Prime Phone? Amazon hopes its smartphone will tempt people to ditch Apple and Samsung for dedicated access to Amazon products.
Yahoo, LinkedIn, Google: Not A Diverse Club
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Yahoo joined LinkedIn and Google in releasing workplace diversity statistics. They tell the same tale: Silicon Valley is predominantly white and male.
Facebook Slingshot: Watch Out Snapchat
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Facebook again tries to win over Snapchat users with Slingshot, its own version of self-destructing messages. Here's a look at the app's features.
Prepare To Be (Software) Audited
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
The difference between the software you have installed and the software you actually have licensed could mean trouble. Tune in to learn how to survive a software audit.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Google+ Launches Premium Features For Apps Customers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
New premium version of Google+ for Apps customers includes additional controls and features for the social network and video conferencing platform, Hangouts.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
LinkedIn Faces Lawsuit Over Privacy Violation
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
US federal judge orders LinkedIn to face a lawsuit that claims the social network sent emails to users' contacts without their consent.
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Smart New Moves
Slideshows  |  6/16/2014  | 
Ready to take your LinkedIn success to the next level? Check out the newest tools and features to get you there.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
Twitter Rules Trustworthy Websites
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Social networks scored high in a new report on website privacy and security, while news companies scored the lowest.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
Facebook Ads: Users Offered More Control
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Soon Facebook will opt you into ads based on your browsing history and offer new ways to adjust what you see. Here's how to opt out -- and the other key details.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Google Imagines People As Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Google patent application describes a way to reduce the friction of online social interaction.
Microsoft's 3D-Sensing Smartphone: Evidence Mounts
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may be prepping a 3D-sensing smartphone that lets users interact with it without touching the screen, according to company research and recent reports.
13 Ways To Beat Big Brother
Slideshows  |  6/9/2014  | 
Just because cameras are everywhere doesn't mean you have to be under surveillance all the time.
5 Mobile Apps For Visiting Washington, D.C.
Slideshows  |  6/7/2014  | 
Planning a visit to our nation's capitol? These mobile apps, created by federal agencies, guide and educate travelers.
Facebook Organic Reach: 5 Facts For Businesses
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
Facebook discusses concerns from businesses that have seen a sharp decline in organic reach.
Facebook's Parse Embraces Swift
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Developers can use Swift to access Parse services, but Apple is now competing for that business.
Secret Service Seeks Social Signals: Inside The RFP
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
Social media analytics RFP seeks to sort serious from sarcastic threats against government officials.
Yahoo Dumps Google, Facebook Logins For Flickr
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Flickr users who sign in with Facebook or Google IDs will need a Yahoo account to access their photos after June 30th. Here's what you need to know about the change.
Facebook Business Page Relaunch: 4 Facts
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Facebook's redesigned business pages go live this week. Here's what to expect.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 New Ways To Stand Out
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
LinkedIn added features for paid users, including a redesigned profile, a keyword optimization tool, and more prominent search placement. Here's a deeper look, plus details on a new paid account option.
Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings To Check
Slideshows  |  6/5/2014  | 
Facebook's latest privacy changes include a number of welcome improvements. Learn how to tweak your settings for the least exposure.
Google Previews Gmail Encryption
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Gmail users will soon be able to encrypt their messages easily with End-to-End, a free Chrome extension.
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