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  • News: Who's to Blame When IT Breaks?

    There's always a reason why things break in IT, and the powers that be can usually find someone to blame -- whether that someone is a data center operations staff member, an OEM, a systems integrator or a third-party service provider. (Insider, registration required.)

  • News: Popular Instagram iOS App Headed for Android

    Popular mobile photo-sharing app Instagram announced it now has more than 27 million users on iOS, and is hinting the company plans to release an Android app soon. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom showed off a forthcoming Android app, currently in a private beta period, at the music, arts, and tech conference South by Southwest in Austin, TX on Sunday.

  • News: Marvel hopes to give comic books a boost with augmented reality content

    Next month Marvel Comics is releasing a new application that will add augmented reality content to some of its comic books, the company announced on Sunday at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.

  • News: Infor releases first in string of tie-in applications for Salesforce.com

    Infor on Monday launched Inforce Everywhere, the first in a series of planned software products that will tie its ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications to Salesforce.com.

  • News: 15 things to know about "Office 15"

    The next version of Microsoft Office is expected to arrive later this year. We don't know for sure what new major features will be added to its individual applications (i.e. Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word), but several tidbits about the overall suite have been subtly revealed or officially announced by Microsoft. Plus, there's been plenty of speculation by the tech news media.

  • News: With heart and money, Silicon Valley aids undocumented students

    Some big names in Silicon Valley's tech community are helping a group of talented, young students who are victims of circumstance and politics.

  • News: 'Google Bucks' Never Paid Off, Schmidt Recalls

    Google at one point considered issuing its own currency, to be called Google Bucks, the company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

  • News: China's mobile browser leader UCWeb targets U.S. market

    China's largest mobile browser provider, UCWeb, is preparing to enter the US market, as the company shifts from doing business on its home turf to becoming a global Internet firm.

  • News: SXSW panel heats up over big data privacy concerns

    A Sunday afternoon panel designed to address head-on privacy concerns stemming from so-called "big data" collection sparked passions even though both Facebook and Google, whose privacy practices draw most consternation from critics, declined to participate, leaving no one to take the side of industry.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Demonstrates Vocal Translator

    Experimental programs that use speech recognition to perform real-time language translations have been kicking around for years now, but Microsoft took the idea to a new level at its TechFest 2012 event last week.

  • Opinion: Linux Certificate Program Targets Newcomers to the OS

    Linux skills are in growing demand in today's IT hiring landscape, and there are many ways to bolster those skills both online and off.

  • News: Glancee's Vaccari gives SXSW overview of social discovery apps

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  • News: SXSW panelists: Mobile payments poised to take off in US

    Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference Saturday.

  • Opinion: Highlight Is Like the 'ChatRoulette' of iOS Apps

    One of the apps that is getting a lot of attention in Austin at this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference is Highlight. The social app automatically notifies you when other Highlight users you may have something in common with are nearby. The concept is either sort of cool, or a bit creepy and stalkerish.

  • News: Thomson Reuters hits fresh EU hurdle over data codes

    Thomson Reuters, which has proposed a number of changes to the financial codes in its feeds in response to competition concerns, has been informed by Europe's top antitrust official that the modifications are not enough.

  • News: London Stock Exchange targets improved IT purchasing scale with LCH.Clearnet stake

    The London Stock Exchange – which today announced it was taking a 60 percent controlling stake in clearing firm LCH.Clearnet, for £386 million – is expecting to draw on its larger scale for improved IT purchasing.

  • Opinion: Lost Smartphone? Don't Plan On Seeing It Again

    You know that sinking feeling in your stomach when you realize you don't know where your smartphone is? Thankfully, every time I have experienced that I have been able to resolve it by simply calling it and following the rings to find out what couch cushion it fell behind. But, what happens when you really lose your smartphone--like leaving it in a taxi, or at a restaurant?

  • News: Hands On with Apple TV Software Update 5.0

    On Wednesday, Apple introduced a new version--the third generation--of its Apple TV media player, adding support for 1080p video and debuting a major update to the device's user interface with a number of new software features. But just as welcome to many Apple TV fans was the announcement that all of the software improvements in the new model are also available immediately to the previous model via Apple TV Software Update 5.0. Which means that if you have a second-generation Apple TV, even though you won't be able play 1080p video, you'll gain the rest of the new features of the latest model without spending a cent. (Your Apple TV should notify you that the update is

  • News: Microsoft : OnLive, cloud provider of Windows and Office, is improperly licensed

    OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of Microsoft licensing rules, according to a Microsoft official.

  • Opinion: Nokia Lumia 900 May Be Pushed to Late April, Still $100

    Windows Phone fans might have to wait another six weeks to get Nokia's Lumia 900 on AT&T.



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