World Economic Forum Says Tech Firms Must Do More to Tackle Extremism

If tech firms don’t act, governments may impose regulations limiting free speech. U.S. tech firms such as Facebook fb and Twitter twtr should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit […] Read more »

5 Fun Weekend Tech Deals For Gamers, Spotlight Enthusiasts

If time got away from you this week, these weekend tech deals can help you reclaim a little savings. With a little help from our pals at TechBargains, we have five fun tech items to liven up your home. Mpow FM Projection Alarm Clock – $ 30 This alarm clock has the usual AM/FM features, […] Read more »

MIT Wizards Invent Tech That Sees Around Corners

Robots can pull off a lot of righteous tricks. Hopping on one leg with ease, for instance. Or teaching themselves to play children’s games. Or even rolling through one of San Francisco’s most chaotic neighborhoods to deliver you falafel. One thing they definitely can’t do, though: see around corners. But they just might soon. Because […] Read more »

This Tech IPO Is the Latest to Limit Rights of Small Investors

Super voting rights are a concern. When data center operator Switch goes public on Friday it will be the latest tech firm using special shares to limit the rights of minority investors, making it ineligible for inclusion in the S&P 500 under new rules meant to deter such practices. The Las Vegas company, run by […] Read more »

Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft has apparently firmed up its plans for a DNA-based storage device that it expects to be commercially available within about three years. The software giant originally unveiled its research into DNA as an archival storage medium last year; it described the technology being able to store the amount of data in “a big data […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

There’s an interesting Forbes article on the topic of turning a cost center into a profit center. In it, author Larry Myler talks about three ways to “become a hero” by: Killing overhead, Inventing revenue, and Supporting company strategy. Having worked in cost centers within organizations myself, I was skeptical as to whether this can […] Read more »

Google’s Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications. It works by applying software-defined networking to the edge of the tech titan’s network, […] Read more »

Google’s Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications. It works by applying software-defined networking to the edge of the tech titan’s network, […] Read more »

HubSpot Inbound 2016: A tech conference disguised as a sales & marketing one

I had my reservations about hitting HubSpot’s annual Inbound conference in Boston this week. Yes, it would be easy enough to swing by from our suburban Boston headquarters, but Network World caters to enterprise IT professionals, not software maker HubSpot’s sales and marketing crowd. Sure enough though, the 19,000 registered attendees at the flashy event […] Read more »

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […] Read more »

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […] Read more »

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […] Read more »

Brexit: What it means for Tech (but don’t panic)

Britain votes to leave the EU, but what does this mean for the technology industry? Let’s take a look at the situation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But let’s keep this a politics-free zone, eh? In IT Blogwatch, British bloggers panic (or not). Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits […] Read more »

The cloud changes IT culture, demands new tech skills

As enterprises are moving to the cloud, it’s changing a whole lot more than just where companies’ data and services are sitting. The emergence of the cloud is heralding a shift in the skills that IT workers need and the jobs they are doing. It’s changing the entire culture inside IT departments. [ Here are […] Read more »