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San Diego's SAP system has tripled workloads for some tasks, report says
San Diego's US$50 million SAP system has ended up tripling employees' workloads for certain types of tasks, but the city has also failed to devote enough attention to training, according to a consultant's report released earlier this month.
Vic Gundotra, who led the creation of Google+, leaves Google
Vic Gundotra, a key executive at Google who helped to create Google+, is leaving the company, he announced on Thursday.
Facebook enters fitness tracking with acquisition of 'Moves' app maker
Facebook is moving into the hot space of fitness tracking by acquiring a Finland-based mobile app maker.
Facebook tries to break the news with FB Newswire
Facebook, looking to provide more valuable news information, is providing a new tool to that will post real-time content related to the day's news.
Is There Any Digital Marketing Value in New Breed of Social Apps?
The road to revenue for ephemeral and anonymous apps like Snapchat, Secret and Whisper is uncharted. How these social apps will ever achieve a level of revenue that would justify their sky-high valuations is foggy at best.
Security vendor blames Amazon for customer malware
A security vendor claims Amazon Web Services provided a cloud-computing customer with an unpatched version of Windows that resulted in a malware infection. takes a cue from Amazon's Mayday with 'SOS' for service was so impressed by the Mayday customer support feature that rolled out for its Kindle Fire HDX tablets that it's now working to create its own version.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties
Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.
Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT
Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.
With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel
An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centers run by the likes of Google and Facebook.
Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business
Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.
Netgear patch said to leave backdoor problem in router
The security researcher who identified an admin backdoor in a range of routers last year has found that Netgear's patches don't adequately address the security issue.
Verizon breach report makes case for behavioral analytics
Verizon's annual data-breach investigations report makes a strong case for behavioral analytics technology that looks for anomalies among user activity to spot hackers.
It's the little things that matter in Amazon Redshift upgrade
Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait.
Dorian Nakamoto thanks Bitcoin users for donations
The cash-strapped man Newsweek magazine named as the creator of Bitcoin has thanked supporters who donated over US$23,000 of the virtual currency to him.
Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted
Reddit has removed from its front page the popular r/technology subreddit after what it called bad editorial choices by the page's moderators.
Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube
Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.
Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that is having a few growing pains, as...
Aereo argues that ruling against it could hurt cloud storage business
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that streaming video provider Aereo violates the copyrights of TV networks, it may also put cloud storage services at risk, the company's lawyer argued Monday.
4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business (Or Your Global Business)
Small businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other benefits to the service, including analytics and online sales modules, as well as opportunities for larger enterprises to better serve customers.
NEC launches face-recognition protection for PCs
NEC has launched a biometric security program that uses face recognition to unlock access to PCs.
With "Baidu Inside," the Chinese firm takes aim at hardware market
Printers, air quality monitors, and weighing scales aren't exactly in the realm of Baidu, China's largest search engine. But that's starting to change under a new company initiative that seeks to bring Baidu technology to smart devices, including household appliances.
Web apps and point-of-sale were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon
Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013, according to Verizon's latest annual report on data breach investigations.
BMC automates the mainframe change ticket
Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.
Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass
Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can't be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen out of the corner of their eye.
Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights
The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams over-the-air television online.
NTT launches browser-to-browser chatroom with avatars
If you don't mind being represented by a feline avatar, NTT Communications has a quirky video chatroom just for you.
Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches
Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.
Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components
Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications
AMD steers clear of low-cost tablet market
Advanced Micro Devices doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.
Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata
Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case
Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy.
Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon
Can plastic materials morph into computers? A research breakthrough published this week brings such a possibility closer to reality.
Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks
Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.
Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines
Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.
Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order
Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common -- except Suzuka. The home of the Japanese Grand Prix will soon debut Japan's first bitcoin ATM.
Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms
The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed Bitcoin exchange.
Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings
Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972.
AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters
Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.
Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report
Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.
Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips
Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.
CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services
Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.
Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline
Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.
Microsoft's now imports Yahoo Mail
Microsoft said Thursday that it will now import Yahoo Mail via, providing a front door to another major email provider.
Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site
Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.
33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7
Whether it's the first time you've picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you've pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you're not familiar with. Don't sweat it: We're here to help. We've collected some of our...
Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears
Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several...
Nokia doesn't want you to get shocked, suspends tablet sales because of faulty charger
Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.
Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app
Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network.
TSMC benefits from demand for high-tech smartphone chips
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said its net profit in the first quarter increased by 21 percent year-over-year on better than expected demand for smartphone chips.
CES 2012 Gadget Preview
2012 Consumer Electronics Show: From high-definition video calling via your HDTV to practically indestructible SD cards for your camera, here’s a look at 20 gadgets and services that will be making a splash at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January.
USB devices: The big hole in network security
USB devices may be important tools for business but they have security issues
10 SaaS companies to watch
These companies show what software as a service is all about
Make Your Own Tech Accessories
Dashboard mounts, tablet stands, mouse pads--why buy them when you can build your own? Here's how to save money by creating your own tech accessories out of common home or office materials.
Tech conference bloopers: 7 stories of snafus and slipups
Onstage falls, wardrobe malfunctions, and romantic disasters -- cue our real-life blooper reel from tech conferences around the world
The World of Tech Photos: January, 2011
A look back in pictures at technology-related events
15 Sizzling Smartphones of CES 2011
Kiss your current smartphone goodbye. There are a multitude of contenders rushing to take its place from HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and even Dell and Vizio.
2011's Hottest Tech: CES and Beyond
Hybrid laptops! Smarter smartphones! Everything in 3D! From CES in January to next holiday season, 2011 promises some phenomenal new gear.
Android: The next generation
CES 2011 was a sea of Android smartphones and tablets, but only a few stand out as the technology innovators
The Big Deal Products of CES 2011 (So Far)
From seriously fast phones and tablets to better 3D TVs and PCs, here are the 13 products that will make a significant difference this year.
CES Concept Tech: 16 Gizmos Worth Waiting For
CES concept gadgets range from robotic balls you control with your phone, home theaters for your head, and bendable displays.
The 11 hottest Windows and Android tablets unveiled at CES
10 of these tablets run Android or Windows, and one runs both
CES 2011: Gadgets Galore
What devices will rock our world in 2011?
Seven Awesome iPhone Accessories We Wish Existed
There are tons of killer iPhone add-ons out there, but we'd like to see a few more. Here are our top imaginary accessories.
Top 10 Pointless iPhone and iPad Accessories
Here are 10 iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad accessories that the world could unquestionably do without.
Best and worst celebrity technology moments of 2010
Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert collide with Twitter, iPads and hackers.
The well-dressed iPad: Chic accessories for an elegant tablet
Only the best for your baby
The Betting Man's Guide to Tech's Sure Things
What's more likely: You find reliable Wi-Fi at a conference or the real Kim Kardashian follows you on Twitter? We break down the odds of your everyday tech life, from the long shots to the sure bets.
Eight great virtual appliances for VMware, free for the downloading
The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat; here are some of the handiest virtual appliances
Top 10 Ways CIOs Can Prepare for Recession No. 2
As Gartner warns IT leaders to be ready in case a second recession hits,'s Thomas Wailgum shares his thoughts on how CIOs can actually slash pesky budgets. Hint: Unpaid interns, meet Russian hackers!
Network access control in a nutshell
Twelve leading NAC products put to the test
7 Android devices that aren't phones
Android has become a popular choice for Internet entertainment devices and more.
15 Internet Annoyances, and How to Fix Them
The Internet's a wonderful thing, but it can also be a royal pain. Fortunately, there's help.
Quiz: What were the first products from today's biggest tech companies?
Cisco, Microsoft, IBM: They all started somewhere
Hottest laptops and netbooks of CES
Here's the top notebooks debuting at CES, in rough order of hotness
Hot mobile apps at CES showdown
Dissecting the nine finalists from the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown
The Best of CES 2010
From genuine 3D technology to slick new e-readers, these products are the best of the crop from this year's show.
The Biggest Bummers of CES 2010
From the lack of recycling bins to news announcements that weren't really news, here's what missed the mark at this year's show.
Phones Take Center Stage at CES
Move over Nexus One: A slew of Android smartphones in all shapes and sizes invaded the show floor. Other phone trends we saw were affordable, yet stylish messaging devices for tweens and revamped versions of favorites from last year.
2010: Year of the E-reader
Move over, Kindle—this year promises a slew of devices that will make it easier than ever to digitally consume books. We highlight the latest from CES.
The Most Noteworthy Notebooks of CES
Laptops of all shapes and sizes launched at CES this year, but a few were a bit more special than most. Here are eight machines that shift forms, implement the newest technology, and redefine their categories altogether.
Offbeat Tech: The Misfits of CES
Here are eight unusual items--some available, others strictly conceptual--that caught our eye.
CES Day Zero: The Laptop with Two Brains, AT&T Goes Android and More
The big show in Vegas hasn't even officially started yet, but we've already seen new tablets, innovative cameras, and a speaker built into a light bulb.
Small-Business Tech Makes a Big Showing at CES
CES isn't just for consumer gear. Here are eight cool gadgets that will make business-types drool.
CES Preview: Gadgets for the Year Ahead
10 wacky USB devices
Got a spare USB port on your PC? Check out these crazy-but-inspired USB add-ons
Six Best BlackBerry Accessories and Add-Ons for $100 TOTAL
Buying a new BlackBerry smartphone? Looking to spruce up an old Pearl or Curve 83xx? You've come to the right place. Our list of the top six best BlackBerry accessories will have your device, old or new, outfitted and up to snuff in no time. Best of all, the half dozen of them can be had for $100...
Multifunction devices for the holidays
Need a printer, scanner, and copier for your home office or small business? Here's a look at the MFPs we've reviewed in 2009.
The 11 Most Influential Microprocessors of All Time
From the brains of the Voyager space mission to the inspiration for modern CPUs, here are the chips that built our modern technological culture.
12 cool ways to donate your PC’s spare processing power