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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014  | 
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Facebook will drop the chat feature from its main app and require users to download Messenger. You will have one week to make the switch.
Fitbit Debuts Windows Phone App
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Popular fitness device is one of the first wearables to offer a dedicated app for Windows Phone.
Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Amazon, the world's largest online commerce store, offers mass customization.
Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Why Facebook’s 'Buy' Button Will Fail
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Even if Facebook is able to overcome its trust problem, it still faces an even more serious threat: timing.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
The Internet of (Passive) Things
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
IoT is not only about sensors, actuators, and connected thermostats. Manufacturers need to incorporate all bar-coded products into their plans.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Facebook's Save Button Bookmarks Content For Later
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
If you're short on time, a new bookmarking feature on Facebook lets you save links, places, music, and more. Here's what you need to know.
Hidden iOS Services Bypass Security
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
A computer researcher asks why Apple allows undocumented services to bypass encryption and access user data.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014  | 
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
Oracle Social Cloud Gains LinkedIn Support
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Google+ Ends Ban On Fake Names
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Google+ policy change lets you mask your true identity with a pseudonym and allows you to make anonymous YouTube comments once again.
Are Social Businesses Really More Innovative?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
A strong enterprise social network can improve innovation in an organization, according to anecdotes and self-reported survey data. But how can we measure more accurately?
Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
LinkedIn Connected App: The Lowdown
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
LinkedIn's new Connected app replaces Contacts, helps you keep up with news from your network.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Tech Toys For Summer Fun
Slideshows  |  7/12/2014  | 
From sterilizing your drinking water to entertaining the kids, these tech tools and apps can help make your summer adventures the best yet.
Could You Quit Facebook For 99 Days?
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
The "99 Days of Freedom" campaign suggests that a Facebook hiatus could make you happier. Will you accept the challenge?
10 More Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/10/2014  | 
Looking for big data expertise in 140 characters or less? Here are 10 more industry players that can help.
Google Apps: 5 New Features For Businesses
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Catch up on the newest Google Apps features, including a premium version of Google+, Hangouts integration with Microsoft Outlook, and new admin controls.
Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
Are Macs Taking Over the Enterprise?
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
More enterprises are embracing Macs, but is OS X actually challenging Windows?
Retro Macro Viruses: They're Baaack
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Malicious Virtual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros are back, this time using social engineering to trick users into opening infected attachments, says Sophos.
Gartner: Rising Enterprise Software Spending Won't Lift IT
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
CRM and ERP spending will rise through 2015, but the switch to cloud and hosting means data center spending won't keep pace.
PC Market: Don't Call It A Revival
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Ultramobile hybrids and Windows XP upgrades have slowed the bleeding but the PC slump hasn't ended.
Facebook Mood Experiment Draws FTC Complaint
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Electronic Privacy Information Center files a complaint against Facebook alleging that its news feed experiment deceived users and violated a 2012 Consent Order.
UN Studies Social Data For Global Pulse
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
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