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Between The Lines Columnist Windows Blue: What We Know
By Michael Endler
Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged.

Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
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Google's 10 Best Gags, Pranks And Easter Eggs
The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.

Windows Phone Gains At BlackBerry's Expense
Windows Phone grew from 2.7% of the U.S. market in February 2012 to 4.1% of the market one year later. That puts it in third place -- ahead of BlackBerry.

Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros And Cons
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.

Big Data, Meet Long Data
Overlooking historical information, or "long data," may limit a company's ability to connect with its customers.

20 People Who Changed Tech: Thomas Edison
In this fifth installment in our series, Howard Anderson chats up the Wizard of Menlo Park.

Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.

How To Make A MOOC, MIT Style
Here's how MIT professor Eric Lander's introduction to biology course is being turned into a massive open online course for remote students.

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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"Microsoft is slowly making itself irrelevant. This new 'modern desktop' probably ranks as the stupidest thing they've ever done, but it's not the first time they've tossed users out of the boat by making a radical change to their UI."
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Research: State Of Unified Communications
Many UC projects are stuck in neutral: Only 38% have deployed, up just two points from our 2011 survey, and 31% of these respondents have rolled UC out to less than 10% of their user bases. Here's how to get out of the rut.
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Windows Blue: What We Know
Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged.

Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.

3 Warning Signs Your IT Team Is Job Hunting
Do you know how to spot clues that your IT team members may soon leave? Consider this expert advice on IT talent retention.

How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.

10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
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Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

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