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Google's new Fit app plays well with Strava, Runkeeper and others

Google is aiming to keep its users healthy -- and away from Apple -- with a new app that takes a broader view of fitness tracking.

By Zach Miners | 29 October, 2014 06:04

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, Google, consumer electronics, smartphones, mobile

IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the Cloud

Two of IBM's most popular analysis products, the Cognos Business Intelligence and the SPSS predictive analytics package, are headed for the Cloud, the latest in an ongoing push by IBM to port its vast software portfolio to the Cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 29 October, 2014 04:04

Tags: applications, IBM, software, Managed Services, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, analytics

Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, Cloud computing to businesses

Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 October, 2014 02:21

Tags: Google, applications, PwC, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Office suites

Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Apple is eyeing a possible partnership with China's biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group that could help bring the company's Apple Pay service to the country.

By Michael Kan | 28 October, 2014 19:35

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, e-commerce, Alibaba Group, internet, mobile

Microsoft makes OneDrive storage unlimited for Office 365 customers

Microsoft will no longer try to "one up" competitors in cloud storage, opting instead to eliminate the ceiling for consumer and business subscribers of its Office 365 suites, a move that will put it on par with some vendors and ahead of others.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 October, 2014 05:13

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, software, Office suites

CheckCell promises to finger all-too-common Excel spreadsheet errors

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have released a tool called CheckCell that's designed to spot errors in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that could lead to big problems.

By Bob Brown | 28 October, 2014 00:42

Tags: Excel, spreadsheets, applications, GitHub, Microsoft, research, software

Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

After John Kerry lost a very winnable election in 2004, Democrats were worried that Republicans had gained an almost insurmountable lead in both technology and data analysis.

By Jeff Vance | 27 October, 2014 21:08

Tags: applications, big data, software, data mining, business intelligence

Big Data digest: Rise of the think-bots

It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans -- artificial intelligence -- has been lots and lots of data.

By Joab Jackson | 25 October, 2014 08:06

Tags: Zintera, applications, Salesforce.com, emerging technology, IBM, big data, data mining, Tobi, sumo logic, Google, DataRPM, Snowflake Computing, splunk, Cognitive Scale, software

8 big trends in Big Data analytics

Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 23 October, 2014 21:43

Tags: applications, computerworld, Intuit, big data, software, data mining

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:33

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: Jive Software, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

SAP is hoping a new set of programs, services and policies will help rev up sales of its Hana in-memory database and computing platform.

By Chris Kanaracus | 22 October, 2014 07:40

Tags: applications, databases, SAP, software, IT management, Oracle

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 10:38

Tags: Smartsheet, spreadsheets, applications, software, project management, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that's already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.

By Martyn Williams | 21 October, 2014 08:59

Tags: applications, telecommunication, ios, mastercard, Mobile OSes, industry verticals, mobile, Apple, Google, retail, visa, security

Office Mix now lets PowerPoint users create on the fly

Microsoft wants to deliver a new wave of apps that are intuitive, intelligent, and mobile- and cloud-friendly -- and its latest move is with Office Mix, a PowerPoint add-on aimed at teachers, for recording presentations and making them more interactive.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 07:01

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

In 1966, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers reckoned that they could develop computer vision as a summer project, perhaps even get a few smart undergrads to complete the task.

By Joab Jackson | 21 October, 2014 04:08

Tags: applications, Salesforce.com, software, data mining

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

By Joab Jackson | 18 October, 2014 07:52

Tags: applications, software, ClearStory Data, business intelligence

Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

It's a boom year for venture capital investing, and tech companies with the potential to disrupt business-as-usual are grabbing the lion's share of the money.

By Marc Ferranti | 18 October, 2014 07:12

Tags: business issues, Uber, applications, Airbnb, software, internet, investments, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

China's Alibaba Group has decided to power app searches for its mobile operating system using technology from U.S.-based Quixey, a company in which it invested.

By Michael Kan | 17 October, 2014 19:56

Tags: mobile applications, e-commerce, Alibaba Group, Mobile OSes, internet, mobile

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

Anonymous sharing app Whisper has come under a cloud after a newspaper report charged it with tracking the location of its users, including those who have asked not to be followed.

By John Ribeiro | 17 October, 2014 17:17

Tags: mobile applications, whisper, The Guardian, security, mobile, privacy

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