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Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 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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Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Eric Zeman,
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Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
By Eric Zeman , 7/23/2014
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Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/23/2014
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The Internet of (Passive) Things
Lori MacVittie,
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IoT is not only about sensors, actuators, and connected thermostats. Manufacturers need to incorporate all bar-coded products into their plans.
By Lori MacVittie , 7/23/2014
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Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/22/2014
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Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/22/2014
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Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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Facebook's Save Button Bookmarks Content For Later
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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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.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/21/2014
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Hidden iOS Services Bypass Security
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
A computer researcher asks why Apple allows undocumented services to bypass encryption and access user data.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/21/2014
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SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 7/21/2014
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Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 7/21/2014
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EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in in-app goods crackdown.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/19/2014
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Oracle Social Cloud Gains LinkedIn Support
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/17/2014
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Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Mike Feibus,
Commentary
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.
By Mike Feibus , 7/17/2014
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Google+ Ends Ban On Fake Names
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Google+ policy change lets you mask your true identity with a pseudonym and allows you to make anonymous YouTube comments once again.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/16/2014
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Are Social Businesses Really More Innovative?
Dennis Pearce,
Commentary
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?
By Dennis Pearce , 7/16/2014
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Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/15/2014
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Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Tonia Allen Gould, Founder & CEO, Tagsource
Commentary
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
By Tonia Allen Gould Founder & CEO, Tagsource, 7/14/2014
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