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Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/15/2014
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Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
Eric Zeman,
News
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
By Eric Zeman , 12/15/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/15/2014
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Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 12/15/2014
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LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/13/2014
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Web Becomes Less Free
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/12/2014
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Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/12/2014
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Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 12/12/2014
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Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/11/2014
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Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/10/2014
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The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
News
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 12/10/2014
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Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Jim Rapoza,
Commentary
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
By Jim Rapoza , 12/10/2014
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The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Marci Powell, Global Director, Education & Training, Polycom
Commentary
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
By Marci Powell Global Director, Education & Training, Polycom, 12/10/2014
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Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/10/2014
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8 Facebook Privacy Settings To Check
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook's renewed focus on privacy brought new settings and apps to the social network in 2014. Check out the settings you should review.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/10/2014
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Kids And Tech: How Much Is Enough?
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
Commentary
On the question of kids and screen time, educators and cognitive scientists still have more questions than answers.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 12/9/2014
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Facebook Search: 5 Privacy Fixes
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook's search engine, Graph Search, makes it easier for friends to find old posts buried in your profile. Here are five ways you can review your content and adjust your privacy settings.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/9/2014
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8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech
Kevin Casey,
News
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
By Kevin Casey , 12/9/2014
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9 Implausible Tech Products For 2015
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Technology sometimes pushes the boundaries of usefulness and good taste. We're pushing back with these nine outrageous (and bogus) products due out in 2015.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/9/2014
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10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 12/9/2014
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