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  • News: Microsoft Store getting New York Fifth Ave. flagship and 10 more locations

    The Microsoft Store appears to have CEO Satya Nadella's vote of confidence, with a New York flagship store and 10 other new locations on the way.

  • How-Tos: How to remove the Windows shortcut arrow from desktop icons

    William Beaver asked for "a simple, safe" way to remove the arrows from the shortcuts on his desktop.

  • News: Sorriest technology companies of 2014

    It's so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for their assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions.

  • News: Facebook's new ad sales plan raises hackles in Germany

    As Facebook began rolling out a global advertising network on Monday that will capitalize on all it knows from tracking users across the web, German consumer organizations immediately raised their voices in protest.

  • News: CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

    More and more websites are looking to enable SSL encryption to protect their visitors from eavesdroppers and hackers. Now web infrastructure company CloudFlare will make it a bit easier by adding that feature to the free version of its hosting service.

  • News: Samsung to offer PC gamers a 27-inch curved display

    Curved TVs were all the rage at CES last January. Now Samsung is hoping to entice PC gamers to pay a hefty premium for a 27-inch curved computer monitor. Where conventional consumer-oriented 27-inch displays with native resolution of 1920x1080 sell for as little as $220, Samsung thinks it can fetch $430 for its curved model SD590C.

  • News: Online Daters Looking for Love In All the Wrong Places

    Online dating is common and popular today, but does it really lead to the Happily Ever Afters promised by companies such as eHarmony and Match.com? Unfortunately for romantics scouring the Internet in search of spouses, it frequently does not, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

  • News: How Social Media Can Influence High-Stakes Business Decisions

    In a battle against Southwest Airlines this year for control of two gates at Dallas Love Field airport, Virgin America launched a social media blitz using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, plus an Internet petition to local government officials. The conflict started when the Department of Justice told American Airlines it had to give up its positions at Love Field before it could acquire US Airways. Southwest already controlled 16 of the airport's 20 gates, and Virgin wanted in.

  • News: New Role for CIOs: Governance for Data Analytics

    The CIO's role in IT project portfolio governance is well established. The 2004 book IT Governance, by Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross, captured the benefits of effective IT governance: higher return on assets, investments tied to strategic priorities, greater agility and reduced duplication. The principles of IT portfolio governance served as a road map for CIOs in taming what was often the Wild West of IT spending and decision-making in organizations where investments were not necessarily aligned with business strategies and often led to inflated expenses.

  • News: Attacks against Shellshock continue as updated patches hit the Web

    From Thursday on, several security firms reported a drastic uptick in the number of attacks that leverage the recently disclosed vulnerability in GNU Bash (CVE-2014-6271), widely known as Shellshock.

  • News: Open Internet Central to U.S. Trade Policy

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. cloud providers have ambitious designs on foreign markets, but overseas expansion has been slowed by a number of obstacles, ranging from privacy worries over government surveillance activities to policies that impede cross-border data flows.

  • News: IT skills that are in demand, and those that will be

    IT professionals seeking certifications in the coming months may get their best return with cloud and security-related certifications. Agile-related training won't hurt, either.

  • News: Lenovo Erazer X510 review: An attractive PC for gamers with shallow(ish) pockets

    We all dream of the day we can afford a triple-GPU gaming behemoth that can run the most demanding AAA games on a 4K monitor at a frame rate that never dips below 60fps. But for most of us, that dream is about as attainable as owning a Formula 1 race car. If you don't want to build your own rig, a solid, no-frills gaming PC like Lenovo's Erazer X510 is one of the best alternatives.

  • News: Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

    System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

  • News: Exclusive: Inside the NSA's private cloud

    The National Security Agency (NSA) had a problem familiar to any enterprise IT manager executive: it was running out of space for hundreds of disparate relational databases that contain everything from back-office information to intelligence on foreign interests. And it needed to consolidate those databases to make it easier for NSA analysts to do their job.

  • News: Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

    If you hadn't noticed, we're in the midst of an incredible boom in enterprise technology development -- and open source is leading it. You're unlikely to find better proof of that dynamism than this year's Best of Open Source Software Awards, affectionately known as the Bossies.

  • News: Outlook organization tips: 5 ways to tame the email pile

    Microsoft's Outlook is an irreplaceable tool for countless organizations and a veritable legion of people around the globe--but it's not a beloved one by any stretch. Nobody actually enjoys sifting through a stuffed inbox or responding to meeting requests all day long; you want to open your inbox, do what you need to do, and get the heck out as fast as possible.

  • News: Google Capital leads investment charge in Cloud optical transceiver company

    Google Capital and Lightspeed China Partners have led the charge to invest in Cloud computing optical transceiver company InnoLight.

  • News: Revel takes iPad POS platform open source

    iPad point-of-sale e-commerce firm, Revel Systems, has made its platform available via its open-source code.

  • News: Progressive Insurance Uses Data Analytics to Fine-Tune Ad Strategy

    The Project: Deploy open-source data analytics software to measure the effectiveness of online display advertising at Progressive Insurance.



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