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Chrome: the great mobile equalizer

zdnet.com — Summary: The Chrome browser is available on most every mobile platform. That makes it the obvious choice for multi-platform online work. I'm not your typical mobile worker. I have four laptops (Chromebook, Mac, Windows 8.1), and three tablets (Kindle Fire HDX, iPad, Windows 8.1).

First Look: Belkin revives, updates Linksys WRT router

zdnet.com — Return of the blue and black The new Linksys WRT1900AC from Belkin is a hot rod prosumer router with power and speed and even a bit of panache. The software is good, the feature set is very good and the hardware is impressive. Linksys was once the big name brand in small network hardware.

How to speak geek and influence nerds. Wait…what?

zdnet.com — Summary: David Gewirtz received an email message with the subject "How to Speak Geek and Influence Nerds". He responds, oh so gently. Yep, this one will leave a mark. I get a lot of email.
'How to speak geek and influence nerds. Wait…what? | ZDNet' is.gd/b6qev9 by @DavidGewritz

AMD's plan to get back into the black? Fix the internal IT culture, and fast

zdnet.com — Summary: AMD's chief information officer tells ZDNet how his company's efforts to compete amid financial downturn rest on its innovation efforts, because the chipmaker can't innovate without a solid internal IT system. NEW YORK - Think for a moment about how well you slept last night.
RT @ZDNet: AMD's plan to get back into the black? Fix the internal IT culture, and fast zd.net/1ntkuvt
ZDNet: AMD's plan to get back into the black? Fix the internal IT culture, and fast ow.ly/2FNoLP

5 lessons from the service-oriented architecture trenches

zdnet.com — Summary: SOA is great for large enterprises, but not for small teams -- and four other nuggets of advice from a seasoned SOA veteran. It's said that 10,000 hours of practice at a chosen activity will make someone an expert at it.
SOA should start small, but it's not suitable for small teams: 5 lessons from service-oriented architecture trenches zd.net/1ntjwzi

2014 Easter egg hunt: Google hoaxes and jokes

zdnet.com — Summary: Here is a roundup of Google easter egg jokes and hoaxes in 2014. Did you miss the Tardis? Image 1 of 11 Zerg Rush A techy easter egg is coding or features on the Web that either shouldn't be there or you don't expect to find - and there are plenty to keep us entertained.
2014 Easter egg hunt: Google hoaxes and jokes via @ZDNet, @ZDNetCharlie zd.net/1iw98WZ

Microsoft highlights big-data, analytics projects at TechFair research fair

zdnet.com — Summary: Microsoft is highlighting some of its big-data and analytics projects at this week's TechFair research fair. Microsoft showed off a number of its latest research projects at the Silicon Valley TechFair research fair in Mountain View on April 17.
RT @ldignan: Microsoft highlights big-data, analytics projects at TechFair research fair via @ZDNet, @maryjofoley zd.net/1nt7dmM
Microsoft highlights big data, analytics projects at its TechFair research fair in Mountain View: zdnet.com/microsoft-high…

Michaels Stores confirms data breach, 3 million cards affected

zdnet.com — Summary: The company said in January it learned of the breach and hired security firms to investigate. Michaels also said that it has contained the incident and the malware isn't a threat. Art and crafts retailer Michaels Stores confirmed Thursday that it about 3 million payment cards were affected by a data breach that ran from May 2013 to February 2014 in its Michaels and Aaron Brothers stores.
RT @ZDNetCharlie: ZDNet: Michaels Stores confirms data breach, 3 million cards affected ow.ly/2FMo98
ZDNet: Michaels Stores confirms data breach, 3 million cards affected ow.ly/2FMo98

Eight business-class alternatives to Dropbox

By Ed Bott
zdnet.com — Dropbox has become one of the world's most popular cloud storage services by focusing on consumers. But businesses have different needs, and a recent controversial move by the company offers an opportunity to take a fresh look at alternative services that might be more suitable for your business.
As expected, comments on my Dropbox alternatives post are a complete shitshow. Read the post, skip the comments. zdnet.com/eight-business…
Great list! MT @edbott: Looking for alternatives to Dropbox? Here's my 8 business-class cloud-storage options zdnet.com/eight-business…
Looking for alternatives to Dropbox? Here's my list of 8 business-class cloud-storage options zdnet.com/eight-business…

Icehouse: New OpenStack cloud arrives

zdnet.com — Summary: Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users. OpenStack, an extremely popular open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud program, has just released its latest version: Icehouse.

Six Clicks: Linux Mint tips and tricks

zdnet.com — You don't need to know how to use a Linux shell, but it can be darn handy. People will tell you even today you must know Linux shell commands to do anything with desktop Linux. That's complete nonsense. Most users will never need to learn how to use Linux shell commands.

Infor CEO Phillips talks cloud, UI, and industry focus

zdnet.com — Summary: Infor has been on a tear of late with partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Red Hat, and EnterpriseDB. We talk strategy with CEO Charles Phillips. Infor is increasingly seen as a threat to Oracle and SAP for its ability to go deep into industry features with its enterprise software.

Big Data: In conclusion

zdnet.com — Summary: Some closing thoughts about Big Data, in my last post as ZDNet's Big on Data guy. A little over two years ago, I was given the opportunity to write about Big Data for ZDNet. I was, and am, quite proud of that achievement.

Dropbox picks up another photo storage service: Loom

zdnet.com — Summary: While Dropbox has been giving its business arm some more attention, the cloud storage service is becoming more of a one-stop shop for all things cloud for consumers. Dropbox has bought up another startup on its way to establishing a one-stop shop for storing anything and everything in the cloud.
ZDNet: Dropbox picks up another photo storage service: Loom ow.ly/2FLOnr

D&B acquires data-matching unit of social analytics firm Fliptop

zdnet.com — Summary: Fliptop's software aggregates public web and social data. By acquiring its social data matching business unit, D&B plans to link Fliptop's unstructured social data with its own proprietary structured data. The business insight firm Dun & Bradstreet has acquired the social data matching business unit of Fliptop, the company announced Thursday.
ZDNet: D&B acquires data-matching unit of social analytics firm Fliptop ow.ly/2FLGXv