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Slicing and Dicing Big Data for Opportunity

Big Data has great potential to disrupt well-established vertical markets. continue…

IBM’s Watson Entering Customer Service Market

The IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will crunch data and offer answers for consumers and businesses. continue…

Windows 8 Won’t Become Business Standard: Forrester

The firm hints that the decline of the PC market, coupled with the popularity of iOS and Android, is also harming Windows 8’s corporate adoption. continue…

Windows 8 Sells 100 Million Licenses, But Faces Long Road Ahead

Windows 8 has sold 100 million licenses. That’s a solid number, but Microsoft needs it to climb much higher in months and years ahead. continue…

BYOD Will Dominate Companies by 2016: Gartner

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies will largely become the rule within the next few years, according to the firm. continue…

Data Analytics Remains Bright Spot in Slowing Software Market

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The overall software market might be experiencing slower growth, but data analytics platforms are bucking that trend. continue…

Tech Workers Wary, Industry Hopeful on H-1B Proposal

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Tech industry groups are cautiously optimistic and tech workers are wary of the immigration reform bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which was released by its sponsoring “Gang of Eight” early Wednesday in all its 844-page glory. On Tuesday, Neil Ruiz, associate fellow and senior policy analyst at the Brookings Institution, told us prospects for the bill’s passage looked promising, though at that point he had seen only a 19-page summary of the legislation. Among the wide-ranging bill’s… continue…

Microsoft’s Xbox Studios: Old School or New?

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As Microsoft ramps up its Los Angeles-based Xbox Entertainment Studios, you have to wonder whether its goal is to bring innovative platforms to old-school media, or old-school media to innovative platforms. If the top-down hiring is any indication, it may be the latter. Yusuf Mehdl, senior vice president of Redmond’s interactive entertainment business, says that Xbox users are more interested in videos and music than those who play with other Internet-related consoles. In that context, hiring Nancy Tellem last September as… continue…

Is Windows 8 Failing?

Microsoft might insist the OS is selling well, but there are troubling signs. continue…

SXSW: Nate Silver Discusses Data Bias, Strangeness of Fame

Nate Silver, so famous for predicting political elections, talked about how we all tend to fail when it comes to absorbing data. continue…