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  • Yahoo ramps up tech to compete with daily fantasy sports pioneers

    Yahoo, a trailblazer in the world of online fantasy sports, recently released a daily fantasy service, and the company plans to use its experience to compete with pioneers such as DraftKings and FanDuel in the daily fantasy market. It was a natural move for the fantasy sports mainstay, which launched its first offering in the late 90s, but it required technology innovation.

    Written by Lauren Brousell24 July 15 00:08
  • Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

    Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 April 14 01:36
  • When tech titans join forces: The verdict on 6 big mergers

    Some things go together like peanut butter and jelly. Others are more like peanut butter and motor oil. The joining of tech titans is no different. Here we discuss whether six high-profile mergers have made a tasty combination or a gross one.

    Written by John Brandon04 March 14 13:37
  • How to Prepare Your Business (And Your Employees) to Work Remotely

    Hurricanes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, even mundane events like employees' car troubles or family obligations can disrupt your business and put a damper on productivity. Here's how to prepare your business and your personnel for working remotely.

    Written by Sharon Florentine06 Feb. 14 20:05
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51
  • Why HP's successful turnaround Is closer than it looks

    Hewlett-Packard's turnaround effort under CEO Meg Whitman, like an object in the rearview mirror, is closer than it appears. Credit the impending success on strategic partnerships, good hires and a broad view of the future of tech.

    Written by Rob Enderle13 Sept. 13 14:28
  • Immigration reform may spur software robotics

    The Senate immigration bill's H-1B restrictions have clearly upset Indian firms. But sometimes being in a tough spot can prompt new ways of approaching problems. One firm is implementing software robots.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 May 13 10:14
  • Google has 'lapped Siri' with sci-fi-like search

    Google laid out its plan for the future of search at Google I/O, talking about a search engine for mobile and desktop that not only answers your questions but has a conversation with you and offers information before you even ask for it.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin16 May 13 10:06
  • What Open Source Hadoop Coming to Windows Means to IT

    Hadoop is nearly synonymous with the analysis of big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform on Windows is significant as it means that companies lacking Linux expertise will finally be able to benefit from the big data analysis platform, which has been out of the reach of Windows shops.

    Written by Paul Rubens13 May 13 14:21
  • Yahoo's telecommuting problem is management, not collaboration

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's controversial decision to ban employees from working from home led some to question the value of social business tools. Two executives from social business providers say Yahoo's problem isn't about collaborating. It just needs to manage better.

    Written by Kristin Burnham06 March 13 18:08
  • Yahoo's work-at-home policy is the right decision

    Yahoo and CEO Marissa Mayer have taken a beating in the media with its recent ban on telecommuting, but creating a more collaborative startup mentality within the struggling tech giant is the right move.

    Written by Rich Hein06 March 13 14:28
  • Facebook turns up the heat on Google Search

    With Facebook's new search service out in the open, the social network seems to be on a collision course with search giant Google.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin16 Jan. 13 21:01
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