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Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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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
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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
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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
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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
News
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
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Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/14/2014
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Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/14/2014
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Facebook Changes: What To Expect
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here's what it means to you.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/12/2014
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Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/12/2014
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Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/12/2014
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Google Glass Goes Public
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/12/2014
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Facebook Unfriends In-App Mobile Messaging
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook is phasing out the in-app chat feature in its iOS and Android apps and wants users to download a separate app to chat with friends.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/11/2014
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Heartbleed Will Go On Even After The Updates
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading
News
What's next now that the mindset is 'assume the worst has already occurred?'
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2014
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