Premium-Inhalt. Girls Around Me, the geo-location iPhone app, is under fire for , but the controversy seems blown out of proportion. We're quick to ask what new way tech companies have devised to , but it's hard to see this app as a real threat to privacy or women. I consider it, instead, more of a wake-up call to those that publicly over share.
Premium-Inhalt. You and I may be fully participating in popular social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but I'll bet your company isn't -- at least as well as it could be. While these networks have exploded over the last few years for personal use (Facebook with 800 million users, Twitter with 175 million, and LinkedIn with 115 million), most businesses are at a loss for effective ways to engage with customers in this brave new world. And social media growth is showing no signs of slowing; newer networks such as Google+, Pinterest and Instagram have seen incredible growth in a matter of weeks.
Premium-Inhalt. Sensing a change in the way customers store and analyze data, IBM has updated its flagship DB2 relational database management software to handle a wider range of data processing duties. The company has also updated its InfoSphere data warehouse software, IBM announced Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company, to complement its own payments capability, the company said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. The makers of the mobile app Girls Around Me came under fire Monday for helping men to "stalk" unsuspecting women, but the incident also reveals how much we still have to learn about what social networks reveal about us.
Premium-Inhalt. With the end of the public comment and response periods on LightSquared's plan to operate a 4G LTE service near GPS frequencies, it's now the FCC's turn to decide how to proceed.
Premium-Inhalt. Ethernet has gained speed many times, and now it may be about to lose weight.
Premium-Inhalt. Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety, according to a survey conducted by ISACA, a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management.
Premium-Inhalt. WASHINGTON - The U.S. this week began accepting applications for H-1B visas for the next fiscal year, but that's not the big news it was in previous years.
Premium-Inhalt. Nokia's flagship Windows Phone----will hit the streets on April 8 for $99 with a new 2-year AT&T contract. The price is attractive considering Lumia 900's competition typically costs around $100 more, but did Nokia cut corners to get its device to such a low price?
Premium-Inhalt. The success of Rovio's franchise has a lot to do with the quirkiness of its characters, a dynamic that the Finnish game developer hopes to explore in a series of upcoming video shorts, as well as a feature film.
Premium-Inhalt. MIT researchers from the Distributed Robotics Laboratory (DRL) are working on the very first steps towards nano-bot technology. In their "Smart Sand" project, the researchers hope to make tiny, sand-grain-sized, self-contained computers that can duplicate any object.
Premium-Inhalt. More than half of U.S. smartphone users own an Android phone, according to a new survey by comScore.
Premium-Inhalt. this week said it would invest close to $550 million in Brazil to expand its presence in the country and .
Premium-Inhalt. An optical scan vote tallying system, now used by some 300 U.S. municipalities, misreported the results of a Palm Beach County, Florida, municipal election last month.
Premium-Inhalt. It's probably safe to turn your Mac on again. Just a day after reports spread about a that could install itself on your Mac without requiring that you enter a password, Apple has released .
Premium-Inhalt. At the end of any quarter, the last thing CFOs want to hear is that more than half of forecasted sales did not close. Unfortunately, this scenario is quite common. CFOs blame sales staffs for faulty forecasts, while sales teams try to shift the blame to IT for not giving them the right tools to turn fuzzy forecasts into actionable data.
Premium-Inhalt. Investing in IT departments can have a big impact on a firm's profits, more so than similar spending on R&D and some marketing endeavors, according to a team of university reasearchers.
Premium-Inhalt. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cyberattacks are as a threat to the country, say top officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, speaking before an audience of professionals here at the GovSec Conference today.
Premium-Inhalt. Top coordinators of the OpenStack project shot back at Citrix for dropping its support for the open-source cloud development platform in favor of starting a separate project based on an Apache license.
Premium-Inhalt. Like many people, I rely heavily on email to communicate with all sorts of folks. And sometimes, whether it's sending tax information to my husband or credit card information to the owner of an inn, that communication is sensitive. That's why I was intrigued by Enlocked (free beta), an email encryption service that's designed to take the complications out of complex encryption software. And it succeeds, to a certain extent.
Premium-Inhalt. The LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone will be available for pre-order April 12 with a price tag of $99.99 and a two-year service agreement and rebate, Sprint said Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Working with big data is going to become one of the priorities for large Russian businesses and organizations very soon, and the issue recently drew about 400 attendees to the Big Data 2012 Forum, Russia's first large-scale event on the namesake topic.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Tuesday with Upromise, a college savings service, to settle charges that it collected personal information from consumers without adequately disclosing the extent of the date that it was collecting.
Premium-Inhalt. For the first time ever, and probably only temporarily, Microsoft can be counted as a key contributor to Linux.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook will soon add place objects to its Open Graph API, making it easier for third-party developers to link their data about locations such as concert venues to Facebook users' personal posts.