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Drivers Prefer Autonomous Cars That Don't Kill Them
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
A new study shows that most people prefer that self-driving cars be programmed to save the most people in the event of an accident, even if it kills the driver. Unless they are the drivers.
Brexit Ripples Through Tech Community
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
UK voters gave a thumbs up for leaving the European Union, generating concerns in the tech community over the ease of finding jobs and potential company relocations.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
YouTube Mobile Live Streaming Launch Targets Facebook
Commentary  |  6/24/2016  | 
Google-owned YouTube plans to bring live streaming to its mobile app, a direct attack on recent moves made by Facebook.
Apple Dumps Thunderbolt Display, No Replacement Named
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Anyone who wants to get their hands on an Apple Thunderbolt Display has until stock runs out. The company has decided to discontinue the monitor. Does this mean a 4K or a 5K display is on the way?
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters
Slideshows  |  6/24/2016  | 
Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
Microsoft Azure Information Protection Unveiled
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
The Redmond giant announces a new service to provide data protection based on a company's policies, as information is created, moved to the cloud and shared with employees, partners and customers devices.
BlackBerry Earnings Shine Light On Its Struggling Smartphone Business
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
BlackBerry's service revenue climbed during the last three months, but not enough to stem the hemorrhaging of its hardware business.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
IoT Revenue May Reach $357 Billion By 2018
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
The internet of things is gaining traction in a number of industries, but IoT investments in three areas will be particularly large, according to IDC.
MacOS Sierra Preview: Siri, iCloud, Photos App Updates
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
Apple debuted macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016, along with the developer preview. Here's a look at the features you can expect to see in the company's latest desktop OS.
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2016  | 
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016  | 
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Microsoft Rolls Out Wallet App To Windows Insiders
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Microsoft Wallet will bring tap-to-pay to Windows 10 Mobile, starting with Windows Insiders.
BMW Adapts i3 Batteries For Home Energy Storage
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
The stationary energy storage system deploys BMW's i3 vehicle batteries to help power a house after their first life in cars is over. Tesla Motors offers similar batter conversion technology.
iPhone 7 Release May Shake Up Apple's Upgrade Cycle
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
The iPhone 7 will closely resemble the iPhone 6s, as Apple pushes major changes to its core product out to 2017, breaking the company's traditional two-year upgrade cycle, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016  | 
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Google's 2-Step Authentication Update Simplifies Sign-On
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
To encourage more users to practice some form of two-factor authentication when they log in to Google accounts, the tech titan has made the process easier with its latest update.
FCC Aims To Accelerate 5G Rollout
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says 5G may enable autonomous cars, smart cities, efficient transportation, and immersive entertainment -- if we start as soon as possible.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Adobe Creative Cloud Update Offers More Features, Performance Enhancements
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
In a major update announced June 20, Adobe is offering deeper integration and additional capabilities in its Creative Cloud suite, which now lets users work faster and helps foster more productive workdays.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
Solar Impulse 2 Embarks On Atlantic Crossing
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has taken off to cross the Atlantic in four days, in one of the most hazardous legs of its trip around the world.
10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016  | 
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a timeline for including self-driving features in its vehicles. Within the next five years, the company expects to add driver assistance systems into its vehicles to perform safety-related maneuvers designed to avoid collisions.
Microsoft Touts Edge Browser's Power-Saving Capabilities
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Microsoft conducted a series of tests to prove its Edge browser is more power-efficient than competitors Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
Nvidia Releases Tesla P100 Accelerator, Software Tools
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Nvidia has released a series of software and hardware tools aimed at the high-performance computer market, and for systems dedicated to AI and machine learning. In addition to the Tesla P100 GPU accelerator, Nvidia released a series of new software tools for its deep learning platform.
Docker Embeds Container Orchestration In Engine 1.12
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
At its DockerCon event, Docker is detailing the ways the company built its Swarm orchestration capabilities into its container-formatting Docker Engine.
Apple Watch Price Cut To $49 At Best Buy
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Best Buy will be able to score an Apple Watch for a mere $49.
OpenStack And Storage -- Flowing Downstream With Openness
Partner Perspectives  |  6/20/2016  | 
Building your IT future with OpenStack and software-defined storage opens you to a new world of innovation and locks you in and out of nothing.
Bluetooth 5: Five Things For IT To Know
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Bluetooth 5 promises improvements in speed, range, and application over the current version. Here are five things you need to know about what has been announced, and what it can mean for your enterprise.
Containers Commanding More IT Dollars, Survey Finds
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
ClusterHQ conducted its second annual survey on container adoption. The results show that IT professionals are putting more containers in production, with more dollars budgeted for the technology.
9 Fun Tools For Teaching Kids To Code
Slideshows  |  6/20/2016  | 
Young people should learn to code. Young people should also have fun. Here are nine systems, programs, and websites that will help you help them do both.
Solar Impulse 2: 11 Images From Its Awe-Inspiring Journey
Slideshows  |  6/19/2016  | 
If Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes its planned journey through Europe and back to the Middle East, it will have accomplished something previously believed impossible: heavier-than-air flight fueled only by the power gleaned from the sun's rays.
IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/19/2016  | 
IBM Watson IoT and Health groups announce new moves. Google opens a new AI and machine learning research center. Microsoft will soon own a huge big data open source incubator -- LinkedIn. Those are some items in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 19, 2016.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
Plume Delivers WiFi Via Cloud
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Face Ban In Beijing
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing have ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China's major city, claiming they violate patents held by a Chinese smartphone maker.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
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