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Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/31/2014
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Getting Back To Coding
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
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Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it). Resist "featuritis" and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 7/31/2014
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Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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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.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/30/2014
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Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
David Wagner, Community Editor
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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.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 7/30/2014
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Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/30/2014
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LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/30/2014
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Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Apple upgrades MacBook Pros with faster processors and, for some models, lower prices and more RAM.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/29/2014
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Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/29/2014
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Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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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.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/29/2014
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Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/29/2014
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Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/26/2014
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Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/25/2014
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Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Susan M. Reese, Director, Healthcare Practice Group, Kronos
Commentary
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
By Susan M. Reese Director, Healthcare Practice Group, Kronos, 7/25/2014
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Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/25/2014
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Just Let Me Code!
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
Commentary
Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 7/24/2014
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Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/24/2014
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Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
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?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/24/2014
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Why Facebook’s 'Buy' Button Will Fail
David Rekuc, Marketing Director, Ripen eCommerce
Commentary
Even if Facebook is able to overcome its trust problem, it still faces an even more serious threat: timing.
By David Rekuc Marketing Director, Ripen eCommerce, 7/24/2014
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Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Peter Waterhouse, Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies
Commentary
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
By Peter Waterhouse Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies, 7/23/2014
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Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/23/2014
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