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  • Here's a to-do list for Comcast's first 'customer experience' exec

    Posted September 28, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Charlie Herrin, the man that led the overhaul of Comcast’s cable box UI as part of its X1 platform, will be tasked with redoing the company’s relationship with its customers. Here’s a brief to-do list for Herrin in his new job.
  • VoIP phone systems at risk of Shellshock Bash attacks

    Posted September 28, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    The Shellshock Bash bug was found in a typical voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system, opening up the possibility that many more of the business communication systems could be vulnerable if attacked.
  • Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

    Posted September 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    Japan's Softbank is in talks to acquire Dreamworks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter said late Saturday citing a source. The Wall Street Journal later reported the same news citing "people familiar with the matter."
  • Uber defiant in face of new legal challenge

    Posted September 26, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Uber is pushing back against the latest legal challenge to its business, saying accusations against it and its competitors are inaccurate and need correcting.
  • How to use Facebook's new privacy checkup tool

    Posted September 26, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    These are the three ways Facebook allows you to control what you share and with whom you share it. Here's the rundown.
  • Russia requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to register as social networks or be blocked

    Posted September 26, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Russia's communications regulator has ordered Facebook, Twitter and Google to join a register of social networks or face being blocked in Russia, according to a report in the newspaper Izvestia.
  • New ad-free social network Ello is pro-privacy, but with caveats

    Posted September 25, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    A new social network is generating buzz for its hard stance against paid advertising and data collection. But how the site really works, when it comes to privacy, is a little more nuanced.
  • Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

    Posted September 25, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    The amount of personal information held by firms like Google and Facebook has made them ripe targets for data-hungry governments and intelligence agencies. But the bull's-eye on Yahoo's back may be losing its appeal.
  • Apple asks iPhone 6 users in trouble to revert to iOS 8

    Posted September 25, 2014 - 3:09 am

    Apple has recommended to users of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones to reinstall iOS 8 after an update Wednesday led to complaints of lost cellular service and functionality on the Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.
  • Apple quickly drops iOS 8.0.1 to fix HealthKit bug

    Posted September 24, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    A bug in the HealthKit tool for developers of health and fitness apps prevented those apps from being released with iOS 8 last Wednesday. A week later, the fix is in--but the update also seems to be causing problems of its own for some iPhone 6 users.
  • Question

    Will Google abandon Google+?

    Posted September 23, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    I realize that I’m in the minority, but I love Google+. Basically, it gave me a chance to start something like Facebook from scratch, and avoid many of the things that made me abandon Facebook. With Google+, the only people in my circles are people that I actually know well, and who I would consider friends, not just casual acquaintances.
  • Ray Ozzie's Talko app stores calls in cloud, lets you search them

    Posted September 23, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    So far it's just for iPhone, but the goal is support for corporate work groups.
  • Run any Android app on your Chromebook with this hack

    Posted September 22, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Google's letting you run four official Android apps on your Chromebook. This hack lets you run ANY Android app on your Chromebook.
  • Delve, Office Graph must transcend Office 365 to be revolutionary

    Posted September 22, 2014 - 10:32 am

    The release of Delve, the first application to use Microsoft's Office Graph machine learning engine, will be remembered years from now as either the genesis of a revolutionary technology or as a fireworks-style launch that dazzled everyone only for a brief moment.
  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    Posted September 19, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.
  • Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

    Posted September 19, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.
  • Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    TwitPic, the image-hosting company that two weeks ago said it would shut down after a trademark dispute with Twitter, has apparently been acquired, keeping its service alive.
  • Ex-Ambitel/GreenNet CEO jumps ship to Sierra Leone's Smart Mobile

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    The appointment of John Weir as the new head of Smart Mobile in Sierra Leone highlights the new competitive dynamics in the West African country and the shadow that has fallen over the expansion plans of Libya's telecom holding company, Lap Green Network.
  • Facebook turns its feed into a popularity contest

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Facebook users will soon start to see more posts higher in their feeds tied to popular events or topics of conversation, with less relevant posts getting pushed farther down.
  • Shareholders approve Safaricom acquisition of YuMobile

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    Safaricom, East Africa's largest telecom operator, has been cleared by shareholders to acquire Indian-owned YuMobile, paving way for the company to consolidate its dominance of the Kenyan telecom market.
  • White Paper

    802.11ac Infographic

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    802.11ac is a new very high throughput Wi-Fi standard (final approval in 2014). It delivers data rates in excess of 1Gbps in its first phase of products with future iterations planned to take performance to nearly 7Gbps.
  • White Paper

    Five Reasons to Think Again about UC

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    There's a lot of noise out there about Unified Communications. Here are five good questions to ask yourself and your prospective UC vendor.
  • White Paper

    Embracing a Flexible Work Environment

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    This Infographic highlights the costs of losing experienced workers and the steps you can take to support a more flexible work environment.
  • How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE might eventually change the way voice calls are handled in the enterprise.
  • Learn the science of when to post on Facebook and Twitter

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Here's how to map out a game plan for scheduling your social media activity.
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