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Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/3/2016
In this Strata + Hadoop edition of our big data roundup, we've got news from Microsoft, Intel, Hortonworks, Confluent, and others for the week ending April 3, 2016.
Microsoft Positions Cortana, Skype, AI As 'Future Of Communications'
News  |  4/2/2016
Microsoft is exploring new communication technologies with updates to Skype, Cortana and artificial intelligence.
iPhone SE: India, China Offset Slow US Demand
News  |  4/2/2016
The iconic computer maker is facing lackluster demand for its new iPhone SE in the US, according to an analyst report. But overseas demand may be a different story.
Windows 10, Azure, Office Take Over Build 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/2/2016
Microsoft held its annual Build developer conference and announced updates on Windows 10, Cortana, Skype, Office, Azure, Power BI, and other products and services.
BlackBerry Seems Closer To Ending Smartphone Sales
News  |  4/1/2016
The road to salvation may lead BlackBerry away from hardware altogether to focus on software, according to the company's latest financial results. However, multiple challenges lie ahead for the former smartphone titan, even if it switches strategies.
Google's Mic Drop Gag Screws Up April Fools' Day Joke
Commentary  |  4/1/2016
Google is forced to pull a Gmail April Fools' Day joke called Mic Drop after users accidentally tell off coworkers and employers. However, the search giant had some other gags ready to go.
AI, Public Data Sets, Real-Time: Strata + Hadoop Keynote Sampling
News  |  4/1/2016
Strata + Hadoop keynotes included updates on the state of AI, new public data sets and programs from the US Department of Commerce, a closer look at what real-time data means for big data, and more. Here's a sampling of some of our favorite keynotes from this week's event.
Windows 10 Goes Native With Ubuntu
Commentary  |  4/1/2016
Microsoft has announced that Ubuntu user-mode code is now running as native Windows 10 software. Yeah, that's big.
Tesla's Model 3 Sedan Offers Affordable $35,000 Price Tag
News  |  4/1/2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the wraps off its highly anticipated Model 3 sedan on March 31. It's the first vehicle the company has manufactured that targets the average car-buying consumer. The company already has 115,000 preorders in.
Microsoft Integrates Xamarin Into Visual Studio
News  |  4/1/2016
A demo of Xamarin tools, which enable developers to build fully native mobile apps to run across iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac platforms using a single code base, was among the highlights of the second-day keynote at Build 2016. The lengthy keynote also brought updates on Azure, Power BI, and Office.
6 Ways To Become An IT Talent Magnet
Commentary  |  4/1/2016
Dan Roberts, CEO and president of Ouelette & Associates Consulting, has been coaching CIOs since 1984. What's he's found is that those with a track record for creating high-performing cultures focus on one thing above all else: talent. Here, he shares his guidance on how you can become an IT talent magnet.
Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches
Slideshows  |  4/1/2016
As gadget geeks and fashion-focused buyers flock to the latest and greatest smartwatches, we bring you a look at seven of the most expensive options available.
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