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Visa Debuts Developer Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.
By Eric Zeman , 2/5/2016
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Tim Cook Talks iPhone Sales At Apple Town Hall
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
During a town hall-style meeting with employees at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, CEO Tim Cook talks about the company's future plans. Cook also spoke about revitalizing the iPad, Apple's future headquarters, and how the company plans to expand in the entertainment market.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 2/5/2016
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Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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8 iPhone Apps To Help Tackle Super Bowl 50
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
If you want to get more out of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, here's our list of eight different iPhone apps that will keep you covered all day long during the big game and America's unofficial holiday.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/3/2016
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Smartwatch Sales To Grow 48% By 2017, Gartner Says
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Wearables will achieve over 18% growth in 2016, with smartwatches taking the lead for earnings growth potential, Gartner predicts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/2/2016
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Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
News
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 2/1/2016
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10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/1/2016
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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/31/2016
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Airborne Robot Can Replace Ladders In Industrial Environments
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Ladders are dangerous. Appelix wants to replace them with airborne robots for industrial applications.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 1/30/2016
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Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/30/2016
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Microsoft Windows Phone Headed Toward Zombieland?
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
New flagship hardware released during Q4 wasn't enough to help overcome Microsoft Windows Phone's long, downward spiral into a zombie platform.
By Eric Zeman , 1/29/2016
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10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/28/2016
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Apple Mulls Subscription Services For News App
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In an effort to differentiate itself from competing news service applications, Apple may start to offer subscription services for certain content providers.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/27/2016
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