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Facebook wants to sway your purchases — but not your politics

Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to explain Facebook's role in the 2016 presidential election. The CEO downplayed the impact on its users, but if Facebook's ads can influence purchase decisions, as it claims, why wouldn't the site similarly influence people's politics?

Written by Matt Kapko16 Nov. 16 01:25

What Snap can learn from Twitter ahead its IPO

Snap and its Snapchat app are the talk of the tech town today, but the company has not yet proven its worth to Wall Street. If Snap doesn't want to become the next Twitter after its upcoming IPO, it will have to avoid Twitter's mistakes.

Written by Matt Kapko15 Nov. 16 00:51

Why Slack should worry about Facebook, Microsoft and Google

The market for enterprise messaging and collaboration apps is bigger and more crowded than ever before. Experts tell CIO.com why the market is bustling now, where it’s heading and why Slack now faces stiff competition.

Written by Matt Kapko10 Nov. 16 00:00

Microsoft Teams targets Slack in crowded collaboration market

Microsoft took its time developing the Teams collaboration app for enterprise, but the service's success will likely have less to do with timing and everything to do with its 85 million Office 365 customers.

Written by Matt Kapko03 Nov. 16 23:53

Apple predicts growth in near term despite down year

Apple this week reported its first annual decline in both revenue and profit since 2001, but CEO Tim Cook is confident the upcoming holiday season will put the company back in the black.

Written by Matt Kapko28 Oct. 16 00:35

What Apple's new Touch Bar means for Mac users

Apple this week introduced new MacBook Pros with 'Touch Bars' that hint at Apple's future strategy for touch tech in macOS. However, the price of the refreshed laptops might put them out of reach for many enterprises.

Written by Matt Kapko28 Oct. 16 23:56

5,000 LinkedIn Learning sessions are free this week

LinkedIn says the number of job applications its users file shoots up during October, and it will offer thousands of free LinkedIn Learning training courses until the end of the month to help people gain skills and land new gigs.

Written by Matt Kapko27 Oct. 16 00:12

ACLU takes social giants to task over Geofeedia privacy gaffe

The value of a social network largely depends on the quality of data it collects from users. However, it's easy for sensitive data, such as location information, to be abused, and consumers need to hold social companies accountable for their indiscretions.

Written by Matt Kapko26 Oct. 16 23:00

With Watson Element, Apple and IBM aim to transform education

Apple and IBM this week released their first iOS app for academia. IBM Watson Element for Educators is designed to blend student data with curriculum and cognitive technology to improve and enhance personalized education for K-12 students.

Written by Matt Kapko22 Oct. 16 23:00

IBM says Macs save up to $543 per user

IBM already has the world's largest enterprise Mac footprint, and it adds 1,300 new Macs every week. The company says its Apple devices save IT time and money, but the cultural changes at the 105-year-old company may be even more valuable.

Written by Matt Kapko21 Oct. 16 23:18

LA CIO marries minimalist IT and government tech

Ted Ross, the CIO of Los Angeles, uses IT to deliver modern government services that are easier to access and more responsive to the city’s more than 4 million residents.

Written by Matt Kapko19 Oct. 16 23:00
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