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Smartwatch Sales To Grow 48% By 2017, Gartner Says
News  |  2/2/2016
Wearables will achieve over 18% growth in 2016, with smartwatches taking the lead for earnings growth potential, Gartner predicts.
iPad Pro Outsells Rivals To Lead Flagging Tablet Market: IDC
News  |  2/2/2016
Tablet sales continue to slide as the market faces increased competition from detachable tablet devices, according to IDC's Q4 tablet shipments report.
Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
News  |  2/2/2016
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
Comic: Augmented Profits
Commentary  |  2/2/2016
Sometimes there is a fine line between augmented reality and alternate reality.
Microsoft's Project Natick: Underwater Data Center Takes The Plunge
News  |  2/2/2016
Microsoft aims to explore the possibility of an undersea data center for lower costs and environmental sustainability with its Project Natick.
Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
News  |  2/2/2016
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
10 Signs You're Not Cut Out To Work At A Startup
Slideshows  |  2/2/2016
Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
News  |  2/1/2016
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop May Qualify For Federal Funding
News  |  2/1/2016
Although Elon Musk's vision of levitating, high-speed pods zipping through a highway tube has been called crazy by some, the US Transportation Secretary said it may be eligible for government funding.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch, Android Marshmallow Plans For S6 Unveiled
Commentary  |  2/1/2016
Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 at a media event scheduled in February, while it's also preparing to update its existing phones to Android 6.
Tesla Hires Former Apple And AMD Chip Guru
News  |  2/1/2016
The competition between Apple and Tesla in the electric vehicle space takes a new twist with a former Apple chip guru Jim Keller moving over to the EV maker to work on its Autopilot feature.
Xerox Corporate Split Reflects Changing Industry Dynamics
Commentary  |  2/1/2016
Xerox announced that the company will split into two separate public companies, one focusing on hardware and software, the other dedicated to professional services.
IBM Buys Marketing Agency To Bolster 'Strategic Imperatives'
News  |  2/1/2016
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.
Data as Defense Against Disruption
Commentary  |  2/1/2016
Companies like AirBnB and Uber are disrupting their industries with data. But just as data can be used to disrupt an industry, it can be used to protect it from outsiders.
Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
News  |  2/1/2016
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
Apple May Lose Biggest Company Title To Google Parent Alphabet
Commentary  |  2/1/2016
Apple first captured the title of the world's largest company when its market capitalization exceeded that of Exxon Mobil in 2011. But now, the iPhone maker is poised to see its title ripped away by another tech titan -- Google's parent company Alphabet.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016
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.
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