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Wrike boosts reporting capabilities of its social project management software

Wrike's social project management software for enterprises now features new reporting capabilities designed to help leaders and participants better visualize project workloads and progress.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 06 September, 2014 07:31

Tags: Wrike, applications, software, project management, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Google adding GPS, offline music playback to Android Wear smartwatches

Smartwatches powered by Google's Android Wear operating system will soon become a little more useful, with features like GPS support and offline music playback.

By Zach Miners | 06 September, 2014 04:28

Tags: mobile applications, Motorola, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Maps, Music and audio, internet, mobile

Open-source player-tracking project kicks off

Big Data isn't just a buzzy concept in the business world these days – professional sports teams are, increasingly, applying similar principles to their own operations, analyzing fast-growing quantities of data in order to better understand the game.

By Jon Gold | 06 September, 2014 03:02

Tags: Apple, open source, Google, applications, big data, software, data mining, Open Source Subnet, Facebook

Microsoft plans critical IE update next week

Microsoft has announced it will issue just four security updates to customers next week, with the usual patches for Internet Explorer (IE) as well as others for Windows, the .Net Framework and Lync, the company's communications server software.

By Gregg Keizer | 05 September, 2014 05:20

Tags: patches, applications, Microsoft Windows, security, Microsoft, browsers, software

Google to pay $19 million to refund kids' in-app purchases

Google has agreed to pay at least US$19 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company unfairly billed Android mobile device owners for in-app purchases made by their children, the agency said Thursday.

By Grant Gross | 05 September, 2014 03:36

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission,, regulation, legal, Civil lawsuits, Edith Ramirez, government, mobile, mobile applications, Apple, Google says wearables push is catching on with customers, partners

A few months after launching a developer toolkit for writing apps that run on wearable devices, says the concept is gaining traction with customers and partners.

By Chris Kanaracus | 04 September, 2014 14:02

Tags: peripherals, Oculus,, software, Vuzix, mobile, jawbone, mobile applications, philips, samsung, Google, consumer electronics

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler gets deeper into ride-sharing

Automotive giant Daimler has acquired two ride-sharing companies that could help the German company become a stronger competitor to Uber and Lyft.

By Zach Miners | 04 September, 2014 10:44

Tags: Daimler, Internet-based applications and services, Lyft, social networking, internet, RideScout, Intelligent Apps, mobile, mobile applications, Uber

Isis Wallet mobile payment service changes its name to Softcard

Mobile payments startup Isis Wallet is changing its name to Softcard to avoid association with the Islamic militant group known as ISIS.

By Zach Miners | 04 September, 2014 04:33

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce, Isis, Softcard, internet, mobile

Insurers will now be able to track driver behavior via smartphones

A new usage-based insurance (UBI) software platform will allow companies to track drivers' behavior through smartphone sensors and geolocation services.

By Lucas Mearian | 04 September, 2014 00:24

Tags: mobile applications, mobile, telematics

Latest Firefox version adds protection against rogue SSL certificates

Mozilla has added a defense in its latest version of Firefox that would help prevent hackers from intercepting data intended for major online services.

By Jeremy Kirk | 03 September, 2014 12:04

Tags: Google, applications, security, browsers, twitter, software, mozilla

Appeals court clears Yelp of claims that it fixed reviews

A federal appeals court has cleared Yelp of claims that it extorted businesses into advertising on its site by fabricating bad reviews about them.

By Zach Miners | 03 September, 2014 10:53

Tags: mobile applications, yelp, Internet-based applications and services, internet, social media, mobile, search engines

Office for iPad adds monthly in-app subscription payments

Microsoft today began letting customers subscribe to Office 365 in monthly payments within its Office for iPad apps.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 September, 2014 06:02

Tags: mobile applications, Microsoft, Apple iOS, mobile

Uber vows to defy German ban on its UberPop ride-sharing service

Uber Technologies must stop operating its ride sharing service UberPop in Germany or pay a fine, a German court has ruled -- but the ban could be short lived, a court spokesman said Tuesday.

By Loek Essers | 02 September, 2014 20:54

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, legal, Civil lawsuits, transportation, internet, industry verticals, mobile, Uber Technologies, mobile applications

In earthquakes, alerts may turn machines into action heroes

The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory issued an alert about the recent earthquake in California's Napa Valley 10 seconds before it struck. That may not seem like much time -- unless you're a child of the 1950s and 1960s who was trained in school to duck and cover the second you saw a large bright nuclear flash.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 02 September, 2014 18:51

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software

Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

The idea of buying an enterprise application from a startup company might sound like anathema to a CIO. But Chris Laping, CIO of restaurant chain Red Robin, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., disagrees. He believes we're in the middle of a significant shift that favors startups -- moving from huge applications with extensive features to task-based activities, inspired by the apps running on mobile devices.

By Howard Baldwin | 02 September, 2014 17:34

Tags: enterprise applications, startups, applications, enterprise resource planning, Microsoft, procurement, software

IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 30 August, 2014 06:59

Tags: popular science, applications, IBM, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past.

By Zach Miners | 30 August, 2014 04:48

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, search engines

Chrome for Mac to desert early Intel Mac owners by October

Google yesterday advanced its 64-bit Chrome browser to beta status, and told owners of the very earliest Intel-based Macs that they would soon be left behind.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 August, 2014 00:23

Tags: web browsers, Google, applications, browsers, software, intel

Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debuts ads in Firefox preview

Mozilla has added small advertisements to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged build, the channel dubbed "Nightly" because it is updated each evening.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 August, 2014 23:13

Tags: web browsers, applications, software, mozilla

Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones.

By Loek Essers | 29 August, 2014 22:54

Tags: mobile applications, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, mobile

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