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Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
Google Chrome OS On A Stick
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
The latest Chrome devices are more affordable than ever, and more varied in their form factors.
IT Life Radio: Working with Millennials
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
Join us for the first-ever IT Life Radio show April 1 at 3PM ET.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015  | 
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and how each might enhance its future.
Apple Rumor Mill: Disposable Smartphones
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Well-placed sources leaked news on April 1 revealing Apple's plans for new line of disposable smartphones and accompanying recycling program.
Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
NAS Is Sexy Ö Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
The InteropNet comes to life at Hot Stage. For the first time, InformationWeek is there to cover the creation of this complex temporary network.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
Interop Radio Continues From Hot Stage
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
Interop Radio is coming to you live from the Hot Stage warehouse again this week. You won't want to miss an episode.
Goats, Now Available From Amazon
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
The new Amazon Home Services will help you find a wide variety of professional home improvement resources.
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Comic: Where Twitter And Reality Meet
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
How many of us do business with people we've only met through social media? This is what happens when we finally meet.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015  | 
We canít tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015  | 
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Facebook VR: 10 Reasons It Won't Work Out
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
Virtual reality sounds great, but Facebook and VR aren't necessarily a great pairing.
iPhone 6C With 4-Inch Display? Expert Says No
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
This week, the Apple rumor mill started to churn with talk of three different iPhone 6 series devices, including a 4-inch iPhone 6C. However, a smaller iPhone doesn't seem to jive with the company's plans.
Robot Room Service Delivers The Goods
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
If you welcome your new robot overlords, they may bring you toiletries.
Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
Smartphones Make Some Of Us Lazy Thinkers
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
We've often thought that smartphones made us dumb, but new studies show it is more complicated than that. They make us lazy more than dumb.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Are you on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9? This InformationWeek guide will help you pick the better of the two smartphones.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015  | 
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Facebook's Teleportation Station: 10 Things We Wanted Instead
Slideshows  |  3/27/2015  | 
Facebook accidentally leaked something called Teleportation Station and the rumor mill went wild. However, the rumors weren't that good, so we came up with something better.
Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits in.
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015  | 
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
Amazon Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
Amazon gives customers the option to choose from two unlimited storage plans on Cloud Drive.
Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
If there's one day to go smartphone shopping, it's April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and the HTC One M9 will hit store shelves on the same day.
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
IT Pros Make Job-Hopping A Way Of Life
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
IT pros are always looking for the next job (actively or passively). Why can't anyone sit still?
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
Cyanogen Developing Android OS Without Google
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Now flush with $80 million in new funding, Cyanogen is looking to create a unique version of Android that doesn't rely on Google. Will smartphone manufacturers try it?
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015  | 
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
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