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6 Google Play Rule Changes
News  |  3/31/2014
Google tightens app store rules for developers to improve Android app security, integrity, and quality.
Adobe Updates Mobile App Development Software
News  |  3/31/2014
Adobe Experience Manager aims to make it easier for government agencies and other organizations to turn Web pages into mobile apps.
Microsoft Clarifies Email Snooping Policy
News  |  3/31/2014
Microsoft amends its terms of service to stop peeking into customers' emails, even if it suspects they may be stealing from the company.
Sony Reveals 'Digital Paper' Tablet
News  |  3/31/2014
Sony sees Digital Paper, to ship in May, as a way to get paper-based processes out of legal, education, and government organizations.
Busting 5 DevOps Myths
Commentary  |  3/31/2014
DevOps is a technology movement for hipsters and your company doesn't need to worry about it, right? Right?
Big Data Forces IT & Business To Get In Sync
Commentary  |  3/31/2014
Data that benefits the company will slip through the cracks if IT and business groups don't bury the hatchet.
Social Media And Future Of News: 8 Findings
News  |  3/27/2014
Pew Research Center finds reason to believe that American journalism has a future -- and social media will play a key role.
Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
News  |  3/27/2014
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.
GM's Randy Mott: What I Believe...
Commentary  |  3/27/2014
CIO's five core principles underpin automaker's three-year "IT transformation" plan.
Oculus VR: Crowdsourcing Or Mass Exploitation?
Commentary  |  3/26/2014
Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR should consider rewarding its Kickstarter backers with something more than a T-shirt.
Tech Fear-Mongering Must Stop
Commentary  |  3/26/2014
It's time for Americans to worry more about the Luddites quashing tech innovation and progress, and worry less about job-stealing robots and privacy-invading smart meters.
Facebook Buys Oculus VR: What's Next?
News  |  3/26/2014
Virtual friends socializing in virtual reality? There's a headset for that.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
DevOps Creates A New Digital Divide
Commentary  |  3/25/2014
What's that? Your product is the code and the code is the product and automation is your middle name? How nice. You're the digital 1%.
What A Microsoft Xamarin Buy Would Mean
Commentary  |  3/24/2014
If Microsoft buys Xamarin, it will be a big shift in mobile strategy -- and good news for mobile app developers who want to work across Microsoft, iOS, and Android mobile platforms.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Slideshows  |  3/24/2014
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
Buy Your CIO A Gift: 5 Inexpensive Ideas
Commentary  |  3/21/2014
Consider these ideas for CIOs who think they have everything. These gifts may just keep on giving.
Twitter Turns 8: How To Fail In 140 Characters
News  |  3/21/2014
Not everyone can get it right all of the time -- these businesses included. In honor of Twitter's birthday, here's a look at eight unforgettable Twitter fails.
How Enterprises Can Plan For Wearables
Commentary  |  3/20/2014
CIOs need to stay ahead of the wave by staking a claim in the wearables ecosystem through apps and always be asking: What do employees and customers need from wearables?
Twitter's Enduring Struggle: ROI
News  |  3/20/2014
On the eve of Twitter's eighth birthday, businesses remain uncertain about the social network's true value, report finds.
Google Gets Break In Gmail Privacy Lawsuits
News  |  3/20/2014
People who claim Gmail violates anti-wiretapping laws must pursue their claims individually rather than as a group.
Yahoo's 'Mission Accomplished' Moment: Talent Retention
Commentary  |  3/19/2014
Marissa Mayer and other tech employers should focus less on an aggressive acqui-hire strategy and more on moonshot engineering goals, current and former Yahoo employees say.
How IT Pros Can Become Great Developers
Commentary  |  3/19/2014
It takes business skills, as well as coding skills, to be a successful developer. The good news: Many IT pros already have the soft skills for the job.
Mobile Strategy: How & Why To Go Faster
Commentary  |  3/18/2014
Your colleagues want an information Autobahn, so buckle up and embrace the pace.
ICANN Move Doesn't Equal Net Armageddon
Commentary  |  3/18/2014
After Obama administration announces plans to give up US control of ICANN, political partisans howl. But international governance makes sense.
Big Data Drives The Smart Car
News  |  3/18/2014
The data-driven car is coming -- whether you like it or not.
GDC: Hunting Social Whales
News  |  3/18/2014
Courting the socially connected can help make games more profitable.
GDC: Google Play Games To Support iOS
News  |  3/17/2014
Google's cloud gaming service for developers gets new features and analytics capabilities.
Federal IT: Pay For Results, Not Services
Commentary  |  3/17/2014
Value-based arrangements can help agencies reduce up-front investments and improve results.
Patent Debate Spawns Stanford Study
News  |  3/17/2014
Stanford's Hoover Institution launches a five-year effort to determine whether the US patent system helps or hinders innovation.
Code You Can Quote
News  |  3/17/2014
GitHub, FigShare, and Mozilla join forces to make programming code fit for academic citation.
Engage Patients: 16 Creative Healthcare Strategies
Slideshows  |  3/17/2014
Hospitals can go beyond Meaningful Use requirements to make patients happier and healthier and the bottom line better. Consider these ideas.
The JavaScript Alternatives
News  |  3/14/2014
Three languages compete to make JavaScript easier to write and faster to execute. Which to choose?
Facial Analytics: What Are You Smiling At?
News  |  3/14/2014
Emotient's API provides "real-time emotional analysis" for use in focus groups and other consumer applications.
Apple iPhones Could Thwart Attackers
News  |  3/13/2014
Apple patent application suggests the company is looking to add personal security features to its mobile devices.
Will Microsoft Waive Windows Phone Fees?
News  |  3/13/2014
Microsoft has waived Windows Phone licensing fees for two Indian smartphone makers. Will the company extend the offer to other manufacturers to help boost sales?
NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner
Commentary  |  3/13/2014
Mayor de Blasio needs more than public support to advance his plans for jobs, education, and public safety. He must harness big data.
6 Lessons CIOs Can Learn From WhatsApp
Commentary  |  3/13/2014
CIOs looking to expand services globally should take a long, hard look at WhatsApp's strategy, growth, and acquisition.
DevOps Demands You Fix Twice
Commentary  |  3/13/2014
If you've taken time to get everything just perfect, you haven't truly adopted the rapid iteration, lean product development ethos.
Berners-Lee Seeks Digital Bill Of Rights
Commentary  |  3/12/2014
On the 25th anniversary of his proposal for the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to come to the Web's defense.
Patent Data Missing In Troll Debate
News  |  3/12/2014
Congress and the Supreme Court are poised to take action on patent suits, but data to inform ongoing debates is missing, experts say.
Google Apps Referral: Cash For New Customers
News  |  3/11/2014
Google's new Apps Referral Program pays you $15 for each new Google Apps business account you refer.
Facebook Revamps Business Pages: 3 Changes
News  |  3/11/2014
Facebook business pages get a new timeline design, direct access to admin tools, and a new feature that lets you size up your competition.
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
News  |  3/10/2014
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Surfaces
News  |  3/8/2014
Microsoft inadvertently leaked its Windows 8.1 update for a few hours Thursday. When it arrives in April, can the update overcome doubts about the future of Windows?
10 Inspirational Women In Engineering, Science
News  |  3/8/2014
Celebrate International Women's Day with a look at 10 females -- one of them only 12 years old -- making strides in science and technology.
Building A Social Business: 10 Questions
Commentary  |  3/7/2014
Is your company truly becoming a social organization -- or simply "doing social?" Answer these questions to ensure that you're on the right track.
Google Expands Support For Tech Partners
News  |  3/6/2014
Independent software vendors can now receive the same support as Google resellers.
Mobile App Dev: 4 Insights From The Trenches
Commentary  |  3/6/2014
One example: Show travel times, not distances.
Do You Have A Future In IT?
Commentary  |  3/6/2014
During the next five to 10 years, 80% of current enterprise IT job functions will cease to exist. Yet, I'm optimistic.
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