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By IDG News Service staff | 03 July, 2015 23:11
It has been quite a week for Windows 10. In the past four days, Microsoft has released three preview builds of its upcoming operating system, and the company plans to keep serving up hot new bits to testers in rapid-fire style in the run-up to the OS's launch on July 29.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 July, 2015 09:56
Two U.S. Supreme Court justices owned stock in tech vendors or other companies that filed briefs in cases under review by the high court in the past year, a watchdog group said Thursday.
By Grant Gross | 03 July, 2015 07:00
Microsoft has confirmed that it would roll out the free upgrades to Windows 10 later this month in several "waves," with beta testers getting first dibs on the OS.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 July, 2015 05:11
With a user base of over 200 million people, who collectively post 70 million new photographs and short videos a day, Instagram provides a timely view of events around the world that people are interested in. But how does the service spot emerging trends while they are still on the rise?
By Joab Jackson | 03 July, 2015 04:42
Microsoft gave early testers of Windows 10 a little surprise in the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. by releasing a yet another new build of its upcoming operating system to the public.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 July, 2015 04:35
It's coming up on four years since ex-Sun CEO Scott McNealy launched Wayin, but the startup today bears little resemblance to its original self.
By Katherine Noyes | 03 July, 2015 02:53
With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 02 July, 2015 13:53
Microsoft quietly updated its Office 2016 Preview apps for early adopters over the past two weeks with a slew of new features the company announced in a round-up Wednesday.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 02 July, 2015 05:37
By Mikael Ricknäs | 02 July, 2015 02:30
Salesforce has long targeted SMBs with its Desk.com application for customer support, but on Wednesday the cloud powerhouse launched a new version of the software designed specifically for rapidly growing firms.
By Katherine Noyes | 02 July, 2015 01:21
Businesses that use Microsoft's Skype for Business communication product have some new beta features to play with that make the enterprise messaging and calling product more useful.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 July, 2015 23:01
Microsoft has added a handful of image- and photography-related features in a new version of the Windows 10 SDK. It, along with the OS itself, will become generally available at the end of the month.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 July, 2015 20:40
Australian media group Bauer Media has used Dropbox for Business to share documents and designs, reducing the need for network drives, email and paper printouts.
By Hamish Barwick | 01 July, 2015 14:09
Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4% leap over the same quarter in 2014.
By Lucas Mearian | 01 July, 2015 10:49
Microsoft surprised testers of Windows 10 on Tuesday by launching another build of its forthcoming operating system just a day after the last update.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 July, 2015 10:42
What good is big data if you don't have the proper tools to make sense of it? A startup, Kyvos Insights, can transform terabytes of information stored on Hadoop clusters into easy-to-parse data cubes, the format business analysts prefer.
By Joab Jackson | 01 July, 2015 08:12
Potentially saving the world from another online security disaster like last year's Heartbleed, Amazon Web Services has released as open source a cryptographic module for securing sensitive data passing over the Internet.
By Joab Jackson | 01 July, 2015 03:03
Workday has long been known for its financial and HR software, and on Tuesday it rolled out a new enterprise offering that spans both areas with a focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting.
By Katherine Noyes | 30 June, 2015 23:18
As foreshadowed on Twitter yesterday, a new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.
By Sharon Machlis | 30 June, 2015 23:11
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