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Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Dog Fitness Tracker Raises $25 Million: Blame Google
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
As the tech market scrambles for the Next Big Thing, VCs are betting on nervous executives with deep pockets.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
Samsung Loses Smartphone Lead Over Apple
News  |  1/29/2015
Rise in iPhone sales and drop in Galaxy sales put Apple and Samsung on even ground during the holiday quarter.
Dear Marketing: You're Doomed (If You Don't Change)
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Marketing pros and the technologists who support them are killing us with irrelevancy and no opt-in. Quit it, or risk the black hole.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
iPad Sales Lag As iPhone, Mac Shipments Soar
News  |  1/28/2015
Apple's iPad sales were down during the 2014 holiday quarter, even though iPhone and Mac sales were booming. Is the tablet market faltering?
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
News  |  1/22/2015
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Augmented Reality Is For Real In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/20/2015
Google Glass got the hype, but a system used by Lockheed Martin shows how augmented reality will charge ahead in the enterprise.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But it's got competitors. Who will win?
9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015
What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
News  |  1/15/2015
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
Facebook For Work App: Dislike
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
Facebook for Work might be a success, but I'm changing my status to "no way."
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
PC Market Continues Slow, Steady Growth
News  |  1/14/2015
An uptick in PC market growth is good news, but analysts predict slow progress in the coming year.
Google Domains Service Opens For Business
News  |  1/14/2015
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
Mobile Advertisers Gear Up For Apple Watch
News  |  1/13/2015
Apple hasn't said it will allow ads on its smartwatch, but mobile marketers are already exploring how to serve ads on the wearable.
Verizon Cloud Outage Draws Overblown Angst
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
CES 2015: 11 Peeks Into The Future
Slideshows  |  1/10/2015
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
University Of Phoenix Finds Payoff In Private Cloud
News  |  1/9/2015
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
CES 2015: Wearable Tech Is Business At The Flick Of A Wrist
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
What do the wearable devices on display at CES 2015 have in common with enterprise business intelligence? Turns out, quite a bit.
How To Build A Data-Driven Dream Team
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
Like any good sports team, your data team needs a leader, a common goal, and group chemistry.
CES 2015: FCC's Wheeler Stirs Net Neutrality Pot
News  |  1/8/2015
Agency chairman hints at plans to side with Obama, reclassify broadband as a utility.
Google Experiments With New Spectrum Opportunities
News  |  1/8/2015
Google's research on Citizen Broadband Service Radios could change the competitive landscape for Internet service providers.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
AT&T Counters T-Mobile With Rollover Data Plan
News  |  1/7/2015
AT&T responds to T-Mobile's Data Stash campaign with its own plan to let customers carry over unused data.
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
Cuba Calling? Not So Fast...
News  |  1/6/2015
Lack of infrastructure and enterprise communications capabilities will make a tough go for companies interested in taking advantage of loosening restrictions.
The Other Side Of Real Estate Big Data
News  |  1/6/2015
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
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