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Google Shutting Down Orkut
News  |  6/30/2014
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
4 Facebook Privacy Intrusion Fixes
News  |  6/30/2014
Facebook may control most of your data, but you can take protective steps. Here's what you need to know.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Facebook News Feed: 5 Changes
News  |  6/28/2014
Gone are the days when Facebook showed you every post from every friend. Here's a look at Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm changes and how they affect the content you see.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Mobile Security Action Plan
News  |  6/26/2014
Consumerization means CIOs must grant personal devices access to corporate data and networks. Here's how to avoid loss and corruption.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Facebook Still A Teen Idol: Forrester
News  |  6/25/2014
Majority of US teens still use the site and their time on site has increased, Forrester survey says.
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
News  |  6/25/2014
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
Microsoft Exchange Online Suffers Service Outage
News  |  6/24/2014
Service disruptions with Microsoft's Exchange Online left many companies with no email on Tuesday.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Facebook App Cleans Up Your Social Profile
News  |  6/24/2014
Social Sweepster combs users' Facebook and Twitter accounts for pictures and posts that could jeopardize job searches.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
News  |  6/24/2014
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Facebook Ad Prices Increase, Frequency Drops
News  |  6/23/2014
Facebook's redesigned format means marketers should expect to pay more for right-hand-column ads. The good news: Users will see fewer ads.
Oracle Buys Mini Me In $5.3 Billion Micros Deal
News  |  6/23/2014
Oracle nabs a software and hardware kingpin in hospitality and retail, but it won't do much for cloud growth.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Florida Hospital Shows Power Of Patient Engagement
News  |  6/20/2014
Florida Hospital Celebration Health uses GetWellNetwork software to improve patient care and build a culture of empowerment.
Facebook Overhauls Android App For Emerging Countries
News  |  6/20/2014
Facebook's Android app now consumes 50% less data and is 65% smaller to accommodate bandwidth and device limitations in emerging countries.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
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