Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
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Hangouts, the video-chat service embedded in Google+ and Gmail, is now a free standalone app available at Google Play, the Chrome Web Store and Apple's App Store. Conversations can include text, photo-sharing and live video too. Hangouts' new-found independence and multi-platform design should help it compete with Skype, the 800-pound behemoth of the VoIP world.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.