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FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/2/2016
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Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/30/2016
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Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/30/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2016
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Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/28/2016
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Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 steps away from its traditional Quests and takes a different approach to the way Windows Insiders can help chase bugs.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/27/2016
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Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/27/2016
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Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/26/2016
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Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile - and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/26/2016
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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/23/2016
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Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances, Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft announced Windows 10 builds 14327 and 14328 for smartphones and PCs, Skype Bots for Mac and Web, and earnings for its third fiscal quarter.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/23/2016
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Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/22/2016
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10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/22/2016
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Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016
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EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/21/2016
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10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016
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Skype Bots Now Reach Mac And Web
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Skype users on Apple's Mac machines and the Web can now interact with bots from Microsoft.
By Eric Zeman , 4/20/2016
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IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/20/2016
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As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/19/2016
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