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Facebook Mobilizes At F8
News  |  4/30/2014
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Twitter User Growth Stalls
News  |  4/30/2014
Do recent lackluster user numbers mean Twitter's strongest days are behind it?
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
Firefox 29 Debuts, With Mozilla In Turmoil
News  |  4/30/2014
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
BASIC Turns 50: A Love/Hate Story
News  |  4/30/2014
We look back on BASIC's 50 years of attracting -- and repelling -- new programmers.
Facebook Launches Business Manager Tool
News  |  4/29/2014
Business Manager streamlines workflows for large advertisers and provides one dashboard to manage accounts, pages, permissions, and more.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Healthcare Social Networks: New Choices For Doctors, Patients
Slideshows  |  4/29/2014
Check out healthcare-focused social networks, where healthcare pros can collaborate and share resources online, and patients can access more than information.
Epicor Overhauls ERP For Cloud, Mobility
News  |  4/28/2014
Epicor says ERP upgrade based on Microsoft's stack is twice as fast and four times as scalable for cloud deployment.
How To Blend BPM, Social Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
One example: a renewable energy firm wanted to implement more rigorous process management, but also needed to leave room to improvise.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
White House Website Helps Veterans Find Jobs
News  |  4/25/2014
Veterans Employment Center offers job-search tools to help transitioning service members connect with employers.
Google+ Manager Vic Gundotra Resigns
News  |  4/25/2014
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
AOL Adds 'Native' Mobile Ads
News  |  4/24/2014
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
News  |  4/22/2014
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
News  |  4/22/2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
News  |  4/22/2014
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
What Millennial Workers Want
Commentary  |  4/21/2014
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
News  |  4/21/2014
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play
News  |  4/18/2014
Use Facebook's newest setting to disable auto-play videos and ads on desktop, limit them to WiFi on iOS and Android.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts
News  |  4/18/2014
Facebook's "Nearby Friends" feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here's what you need to know.
Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
News  |  4/17/2014
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
News  |  4/17/2014
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
LinkedIn Debuts SlideShare App, Mobile Updates
News  |  4/17/2014
LinkedIn's mobile push continues with a new content-driven app and web-based mobile features for SlideShare.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
News  |  4/15/2014
Facebook's own e-money service could make the company millions, but would you trust it with your cash?
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
Facebook Changes: What To Expect
News  |  4/12/2014
Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here's what it means to you.
Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  4/12/2014
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Facebook Unfriends In-App Mobile Messaging
News  |  4/11/2014
Facebook is phasing out the in-app chat feature in its iOS and Android apps and wants users to download a separate app to chat with friends.
Apple Loses iOS Designer Greg Christie
News  |  4/10/2014
Greg Christie, designer responsible for iPhone user interface, will retire as Jony Ive is given more control.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Facebook Privacy: 4 Changes In Works
News  |  4/9/2014
Facebook plans to give users more control over sharing, including new photo privacy settings and reminders about public posts. Here's what to expect.
Platform Wars Just Starting
Commentary  |  4/9/2014
BlackBerry is just an early victim in the platform wars. The likes of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook will disrupt established product players in enterprises, homes, and cars.
Twitter Redesign: Hello, Facebook
News  |  4/8/2014
Twitter's newest profile revamp prompts comparisons to Facebook, but the changes make it more usable. Here's what to expect.
Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
News  |  4/8/2014
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
Twitter Beats Facebook On Ad Returns
News  |  4/7/2014
Advertisers invested twice as much in Facebook ads, but Twitter ads received more clicks, a report says.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
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