Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

High-profile successes sell the C-suite on social media

9/30/2014

  • CIO.com

Executives are seeing that the potential benefits of social media include not only engaging their demographic on a more informal level, but also finding new ways to innovate and getting through govern… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

FireChat surging in popularity during Hong Kong protest

9/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Free messaging application FireChat was downloaded in Hong Kong 100,000 times between Sunday and Monday as protesters are relying on the non-Internet-reliant app as a communication source. There are n… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Firm predicts higher demand for mobile, server DRAM

9/30/2014

  • DigiTimes

The need for memory chips for mobile devices and servers will drive higher demand for DRAM during the second half of 2014 compared with a year ago, DigiTimes estimates. Server-DRAM bit demand is proje… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Proposal would create accessibility guidelines for online college courses

9/30/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

A bill under consideration in Congress that would create accessibility guidelines for online college courses is drawing criticism from some higher education groups. Critics say the Technology, Equalit… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

PayPal to become a separate company from eBay next year

9/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters
  • PCWorld

EBay says it plans to make PayPal a separate, publicly traded company next year. EBay CEO John Donahoe will step down following the separation, to be succeeded by Devin Wenig of eBay Marketplaces. Dan… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

The fastest new single-engine aircraft feature fixed gear

9/26/2014

  • Flying online

Three of the fastest new single-engine piston aircraft are equipped with fixed gear, rather than retractable landing gear, writes Flying magazine blogger Peter Garrison. "As airplanes like the TTx dem… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

SolarCity to invest $5B in N.Y. solar panel factory

9/24/2014

  • Buffalo News (N.Y.), The
  • Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.) (tiered subscription model), The
  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Elon Musk's SolarCity has broken ground in Buffalo, N.Y., on what is being touted as one of the world's largest solar-panel manufacturing facilities. SolarCity will invest $5 billion in the project, a… Read More