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Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
Eric Zeman,
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LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
By Eric Zeman , 4/22/2014
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Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/22/2014
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Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/22/2014
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Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/21/2014
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What Millennial Workers Want
Toni Cusumano, People & Change Leader, PwC
Commentary
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
By Toni Cusumano People & Change Leader, PwC, 4/21/2014
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Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/18/2014
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Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Use Facebook's newest setting to disable auto-play videos and ads on desktop, limit them to WiFi on iOS and Android.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/18/2014
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Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/18/2014
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Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/18/2014
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Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook's "Nearby Friends" feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here's what you need to know.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/18/2014
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Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/17/2014
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Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
News
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 4/17/2014
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LinkedIn Debuts SlideShare App, Mobile Updates
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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LinkedIn's mobile push continues with a new content-driven app and web-based mobile features for SlideShare.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/17/2014
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Microsoft Lync: 10 Ways To Do More
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Lync does much more than instant messaging. Check out these tips and tricks for getting the most from this communication and collaboration tool.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/17/2014
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Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/15/2014
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Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook's own e-money service could make the company millions, but would you trust it with your cash?
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/15/2014
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Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/15/2014
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Twitter Posts Betray Illness
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/14/2014
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