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Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App
News  |  5/29/2015
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Google: Your Password Security Questions Are Terrible
News  |  5/22/2015
You might want to think twice about using an easy-to-remember security question for your protected accounts, according to a Google study.
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
Google Maps Slur Forces Company To Apologize
News  |  5/21/2015
While Google's mapping technology can make everyday life much easier for many -- especially during Memorial Day weekend -- users' ability to edit search terms with Map Maker can cause problems.
Microsoft's Solitaire: 25 Years of Wasting Time
News  |  5/19/2015
Redmond celebrates Microsoft Solitaire's 25th birthday with an employee tournament the same week it welcomes a creative director for HoloLens.
Microsoft Hyperlapse Speeds Up Your Boring Videos
News  |  5/14/2015
The Hyperlapse apps from Microsoft transform clunky videos into seamless time-lapse ones across Windows, Windows Phone, and Android devices.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Facebook: Echo Chamber Is Real, But It's Your Fault
News  |  5/8/2015
While 30% of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, the survey of 10 million Facebook users indicate bias is still present. However, Facebook says that's the fault of users.
Google Launches Cloud Bigtable Database Service
News  |  5/6/2015
Cloud Bigtable brings Google infrastructure to cloud computing customers, and might be particularly useful for Internet of Things applications.
Microsoft Office Moves Deeper Into Cloud, Mobile
News  |  5/5/2015
Microsoft announced a host of changes to its productivity suite poised to affect desktop and Office 365 customers later this year. The emphasis is on cloud and mobility.
Pinterest Opens Up To Developers
News  |  5/5/2015
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
Remember The Restroom When Deploying Wireless
News  |  5/1/2015
One lesson learned at Houston Methodist Hospital about going wireless: If the CEO can't get access in the can, it's a bad day.
Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
Commentary  |  5/1/2015
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?


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