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Google Killing Off Flash-Based Ads By June
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
While Adobe Flash is little loved, its retirement has been a slow one. Google has announced steps to speed the process, and it will switch over to an HTML5 format in June.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/10/2016
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Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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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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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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Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2016
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11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/26/2016
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9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2016
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Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/21/2016
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End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/16/2016
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World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/15/2016
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Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/7/2016
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Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
News
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/7/2016
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Twitter's 10,000-Character Limit Bump Makes Business Sense
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
Epic tweets could arrive before the end of April, according to a report. Users are not happy about the prospect so far, but it makes business sense.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/6/2016
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Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/4/2016
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Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 1/4/2016
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Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/31/2015
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Yahoo Now Alerting Users Of State-Sponsored Hacks
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Yahoo will begin warning its users when the company suspects that customers' accounts have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter and Facebook have already started similar alert systems.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/26/2015
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Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft will acquire messaging startup Talko from its former exec Ray Ozzie, but he won't be rejoining the company.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/21/2015
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7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Because fur and circuits belong together.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 12/18/2015
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