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  • Opinion: Who will be Microsoft's new CEO? Place your bets -- literally

    Think you know who will replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's new CEO? Put your money where your mouth is.

  • Opinion: Definition of broadband' is too broad

    There's good news, and not-so-good news. The good news is the number of people accessing the network over broadband continues to increase. The not-so-good news is that the term "broadband" is so broad that it's difficult to tell how good the good news really is.

  • Opinion: Expensify expands capabilities to create expense reports that don't suck'

    Keeping track of hours, mileage, and receipts is tedious. Compiling it all into an expense report that will pass the scrutiny of the accounting department can be a nightmare. Expensify wants to relieve that burden by delivering "expense reports that don't suck," and it continues to add new features to achieve that goal.

  • Opinion: Could Haswell laptops replace ARM tablets?

    The latest generation of Intel laptops should offer vastly improved battery life, and that in turn may infuse the traditional Windows laptop with a new lease of life. Could Haswell laptops replace ARM tablets?

  • Opinion: The Mac office: Embracing the nearly paperless future

    I have a nice document scanner. I have great OCR and document-management software. I have a solid system for converting paper into digital documents. I hardly ever print anything. I even wrote a book on the paperless office. And yet, somehow, I still have tons of papers in my home office, and despite my best efforts, more appear all the time. What's happening?

  • Opinion: The whistleblower rightly trusted Hong Kong

    When I first heard that Edward Snowden was in Hong Kong, I was skeptical. The young cybersecurity guru who uncovered the NSA's extensive surveillance surely would have headed for Iceland or some other haven (Sweden's off the map, as Julian Assange has learned).

  • Opinion: How does the government's data collecting program Prism work?

    On the 6th of June the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers broke a story which stated that the American government had been secretly collecting massive amounts of private data about its own citizens, as well as anyone who used services provided by certain US technology companies. These included well known brands as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL, and Skype.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Supreme beings

    The Supremes smile down on Apple and the friendly skies are now full of iPads, but Tim Cook's got nothing but downside. The remainders for Monday, June 24, 2013 have their ups and downs.

  • Opinion: Bad social media strategy for any business

    Until last month, few had heard of Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro restaurant in the US city of Scottsdale, Arizona. It's a family-owned eatery offering slightly upmarket burgers, pizzas, and cakes.

  • Opinion: Mageia Linux 3 brings a raft of key updates

    Mageia has long been what you might call a "best-kept secret" of the Linux world, consistently residing among the top five distributions in DistroWatch's page-hit rankings despite minimal marketing and hoopla.

  • Opinion: 10 tech patents that should have been rejected

    Welcome to the wacky world of tech patents--a place where you'll find not just the crazy-sounding ideas that inhabit any category of patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but some ideas that seem so minute or so obvious that you wonder how they ever qualified as patentworthy.

  • Opinion: The perils of corporate tweeting

    Many enterprise level-tech firms have sophisticated social media strategies. Unfortunately, all it takes is one employee with inflammatory social media skills, and the firm's brand takes a beating.

  • Opinion: All PCs great and small: how competition and collaboration is driving tech innovation

    A strange set of competitive and interdependent business relationships is driving innovation in PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. And for the consumer that's mostly good news.

  • Opinion: Six ways to cope with flaky hotel Wi-Fi

    During a recent trip I stayed at a hotel offering free Wi-Fi--always a nice perk. Just one problem: the network was terrible. The connection speed reminded me of my old dial-up modem, but without the consistency.

  • Opinion: YouMail Business Edition: Smarter voicemail for business

    YouMail has long been a champion of smartphone users, offering visual voicemail on phones that lack it and better visual voicemail on phones that include it.

  • Opinion: Create gorgeous animated business presentations with Prezi

    How can I put this delicately? Your presentations? Bo-ring.

  • Opinion: No end in sight to telework, survey finds

    When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to end telecommuting at her company was followed soon afterwards by a similar move at Best Buy, it was tempting to think a new trend had been started, and that more firms would soon follow suit.

  • Opinion: Infographic: The top 10 productivity-killers (and how to beat them)

    Time is on your side, at least according to Mick Jagger. (Think: song lyric.) But it rarely seems that way when you get to the end of the day and realize you didn't have nearly enough of it. Where on earth does the time go?

  • Opinion: Discuss and organize team projects with Dispatch

    If there's one thing the Web probably doesn't need, it's another project-management tool aimed at teams. I mean, hello? Basecamp? Bitrix24? Yammer? How the heck does start-up Dispatch hope to compete?

  • Opinion: Aaron Swartz suicide: who's to blame, what happens now

    On January 11 2013 programmer and internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his New York apartment having taken his own life. He was 26 years old. We investigate the circumstances of Aaron Swartz's death, and what happens next.

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